Risk of Rain is an action platformer with roguelike elements. With permanent death as a primary feature, players will have to play their best to get as far as possible. Fight on a mysterious planet with randomly spawning enemies and bosses, either alone or with 3 friends in online co-op.
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Very Positive (364 reviews) - 91% of the 364 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (17,683 reviews) - 94% of the 17,683 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 8, 2013

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Risk of Rain is an action platformer with roguelike elements. With permanent death as a primary feature, players will have to play their best to get as far as possible. Fight on a mysterious planet with randomly spawning enemies and bosses, either alone or with 3 friends in online co-op. With over 100 items at your disposal, you will find the tools you need to find the teleporter back home. Discover a myriad of randomly chosen stages, from the desolate forest to the frozen tundra.

The three main goals for our game are simple:

1. Design a game that is randomly generated every play-through, to keep replayability high and fresh.

2. Time = difficulty. The higher the in-game time gets, the harder the difficulty gets. Keeping a sense of urgency keeps the game exciting!

3. Be enjoyable, regardless of whether you win or lose. No more fussing with complex and non-intuitive gameplay patterns. Players should not blame the game for their loss!

''..joy comes from amassing items, gaining experience and watching your character evolve into a godly killing machine.'' - Joystiq

''This game is immaculate. The enemy design, the sound effects, the powers, the fights, all of it feels wonderful.'' - Eurogamer

"..a ridiculously compelling procedurally generated side-scrolling platform survivor-me-do, with multiple characters to play as, single and co-op play, and some of the hardest-hitting deaths I've experienced in such games" - RockPaperShotgun

Key Features


  • Engage in local and online multiplayer with friends and other players from around the world!
  • Play and unlock 12 unique characters, from the Commando to the Miner to the Engineer.
  • Fight through hordes of different enemies and bosses, randomly chosen by the game with random abilities and powers.
  • Get lost and discover 10 massive levels with different enemies, shrines, and chests on each one!
  • Recruit the help of a wide variety of drones, from missile drones to healing drones!
  • Unlock the lore of the game through the item and monster logs!
  • Unlock new items and characters through difficult achievements to keep the game fresh with each playthrough.
  • Save your best highscores and stats!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista / 7
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Direct X9.0c Compatible Card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 130 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller or Direct Input compatible controller
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.6+
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.1+ Support, and recommended dedicated graphics card with 128 MB of RAM
    • Storage: 130 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller or Direct Input compatible controller
    Minimum:
    • OS: Any Linux Distribution 2012+
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.1+ Support, and recommended dedicated graphics card with 128 MB of RAM
    • Storage: 130 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller or Direct Input compatible controller
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Giant Dragon Dildos
( 124.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
You will be unable to stop playing this game, trust me.
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Oh shit, im sorry
( 28.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
It's a great game
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Warrior of the Sun
( 57.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
11/10 Seriously amazing. Great indie title, definitely one of the best I've played.
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Sir Jerry
( 30.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Gets to stage 3 on drizzle
"Hey, I'm not that bad"
Watches video of mosoon run in 20 mins with sniper
"oh..."
10/10 would sacrifice my friendships for again
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ElOhTeeBee
( 22.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
No gamepad support for the menus.
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Vince Storm
( 6.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
A mix between metroïd, binding of isaac in a great 2D side scroller survival. I whished the online co-op was a little easier to set up though. But there's the local co-op that works perfectly.
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Chara fan
( 75.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
this game is legitimately the only reason i even wake up in the morning anymore. every day i see that mutants and degenerates are tearing the world apart more and more. but at least there is still risk of rain. they haven't taken that from me yet. in ten or twenty years, when the profligates and sybarites have burned all of civilization to the ground, and i am the last clean and morally righteous individual left on the planet, i will still be here, playing risk of rain.
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Ryxio
( 52.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
One of hopoos greatest.
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Snakey
( 15.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
Cheaper than crack, and you get more out of it

11/10 would risk the rain again
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Zeke
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
a ♥♥♥♥ game for ♥♥♥♥♥
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tnr
( 5.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
★★★★☆
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Senfrence
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
awesome game.
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mrreddeeds
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
well i wasted my money, all i get is a black screen... i thought id enjoy this game but i search on everything and tried everything.. im runnung windows 10 and theres no fix. I WANT MY MONEY BACK!!!
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Lizard Wizard
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
I got this game as a gift, but it isn't my favorite.

Even if the game was free I wouldn't recommend it.
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Mighty Lucky Goat
( 13.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
Hello, i have recently found a bug as you can see in a link
https://youtu.be/6uCFM-0O820

This game has some Binding of isaac and some+sort of bullet hell
with the wide range of characters with different abilities, a huge section of weapons and items, different stratergies for different characters, trying to manage a huge crowd of rushing unique enemies, The art is really nice, the soundtrack is really relaxed,

but this isnt for noob you gotta know what your doing or youre boned unless u have a good strat but lets be honest have you ever seen a noob with a good strategy?
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Terubby~
( 29.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
nice soundtrack
nice gameplay
nice characters
nice bosses
nice items
nice multiplayer
nice difficulty
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Salty Condom
( 13.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
falling out of the map endlessly until death, 11/10 best game.

Good game to play with friends, nationally.
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Mr. What Zit Tooya
( 28.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
This has to be one of the greatest games I've ever played due to the amount of ways you can play this game. Other than the three difficulties, you have all the artifacts that each add an entirely different experience. Bringing in all the combinations of artifacts, difficulty, the huge veriety of play styles the characters offer, and the large amount of levels and this game has me hooked for hours on end. The difficulty of the game brings such a sense of accomplishment when you finally beat the game it's indescribable.
The only problem is controller support, but frankly it's not a big deal since you only need like 10 keys to play the game and no mouse control/axis movement.
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Kyodi
( 75.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
Yo when is the sequel comming out?
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 5
Risk of rain is a simplistic yet intruiging indie game with a lot to it.
It's minimalist approach to a rogue-like is unique. Risk of Rain's seemingly simple exterior leaves you with a burning passion to explore every thing this piece has to offer. It's cruel, that's for sure, but this game is extremely fun, especially when you pace yourself and ensure that you're taking your time to get everything right. There's a number of playable characters, each offering their own way of playing this gem. Some of the unlocks, however, aren't the clearest on how it is to be done, leaving you with the shame of having to resort to the internet to find out what's next. Overall, Risk of Rain is an austere piece of somewhat savage software that'll lure you in with it's gorgeous art style and strike you with it's moderately high difficulty curve. For any fans of the rogue-like genre, this is a definate pick-up.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
14.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
Risk of Rain is a wonderful game about destruction, and annihilating everything in the player's path.

Your goal is to simply kill and grind your way to each level's teleporter which will spawn a challenging boss, so you can go onto the next level, rinse and repeat.

It's a slow start, but once you reach the third level (which proves to be quite difficult for some, including myself) you become a demi-god. Watch as each bullet releases 15 homing missiles, which set your oponent on fire. As your enemies die they might become a ghost, only to fight by your side, releasing magical orbs that disintegrate the next.

Personally it reminded me of the oldschool Ratchet and Clank games, arriving on the planet, Kill everything with big guns. Good times.

I giv dis gaem 7/10. A good passtime, and repititive if anything.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
45.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 4
If every Rouge-like could be as great as Chance of Precipitation, i'd love the genre to death.

Careful going outside folks, we've got a slight Risk of Rain going on. Make sure you've got your umbrella and in case you happen to be on a cargo ship that gets destroyed and you crash land on an alien planet, don't forget to bring a ukulele and an alien head to help combat the aliens that may try to murder you.

Chance of Precipitation is a 2D platformer that gets mad at you for being in the shower for too long. As time goes on, the difficulty rises until a transparent shadow emerges from the steam with a pot on it's head, challenging you. actual enemy .it creates a fun sense of urgency to quickly find the teleporter to the next level and efficiently deal with every enemy so you can proceed, but not so quickly that you barely have any money for the bus fare. It uses an item system somewhat similar to Binding of Isaac: you find and collect stackable passives and can carry one usable item with a cooldown. They do not however, affect your physical appearance (with the exception of one.)

one of the things I really love about this game is that despite how terrible your RNG may be, your items (with a few exceptions) do not directly affect your actual damage, which increases as you level up, so your deaths will 80% of the time be your fault.

The one thing there is for me to really complain about is the characters. a good chunk of them are very interesting and cool, but you'll be spending a lot of the game kiting enemies as you'll usually die pretty quickly otherwise. As such, it makes the Huntress definitively the best as she is the only one who'll automatically target enemies near her for all of her skills. Melee characters also tend to have a very hard time because of this, despite being probably the most fun to use. While the game is still very enjoyable, it is a bit of a crucial design flaw for a game like this.

in short, Chance of Precipitation is a girlfriend who is absolutely terrible to you but is way too cool to not hang around. You may be a masochist. Congratulations.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
Those flying jellyfish are my bane.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
86.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 8
Killed by : Overloaded magma worm
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
180.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
Currently it is the best game I have played yet. I have seen many other games of this genre, yet this trumps them all in my personal opinion. The playability of this game is great: 4 player local, 50+ players online.. if your computer can handle such a large amount of players. The game is chaotically fun for the whole group. It wont get boring because of the fact that you can increase the difficulty level as the time increases. If it's too hard though, try to unlock artifacts that may make the game easier or harder, try combinations of artifacts. I have bought about 4 copies of this game for my friends to play with me, and I highly recommend this game to anyone willing to try it out.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
12.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
pros:
the music
the pixel art
the music
the character design
the music
the enimies
the music
scratches the "Hayao Miyazaki vibe" itch that i suffer from
the music
unlocks
you feel like god
you might kill god, i'm not sure
the music
cons:
hard, but in a good way, so not really a con
seriously though, it's hard
some bugs apparently, but none that i've run into
raised my expectations so high for music in video games that i'm now dissapointed whenever a game isn't on par with this game (which none are)


i don't care if you never play the game. go look up the music. Risk of Rain OST Chris Christodoulou. google that. seriously.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
47.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 26
This game is amazing. It one of if not my favorite game on steam. The gameplay is lots of fun you get to unlock different characters, items and artifacts. The game has excellent music and a different style of pixly grapics. Althogh controls can be a bit hard to use, I would recomend using a steam controller or similar. I will admit I did buy the game on sale for $2.99.

Pro's
-Music
-Ghrapics
-Statistics(more than most games)
-Lots of different characters
-Local Co-Op(online doesn't work)

Con's
-Lag(usually only when you have a lot of ennimes and your attack trigers severel effects.)
-Unusally addicting
-Loss of sleep

$ Value: $10.51
Replay value: 9/10
Overall: 11/10 ~ worth every cent.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 30
A fun and challenging 2D sidescrolling rogue-like in which you can get a demi-god adrenaline rush by stuffing many powerful artifacts down your space trousers and making hundreds of dudes face the wrath of your explosive fury. Start as one dude, unlock many other dudes with varying abilities by doing certain things, like beating the game, etc.

The difficulty of the game slowly increases as time goes on, so you and probably at least one other friend should split up, and balance between murdering space dudes, getting their exp, gold, items, collecting items from chests by spending money you've collected (because videogame), and finding the teleporter in a timely manner which initiates a gauntlet for about 90 seconds and spawns a boss which you must then destroy. After the gauntlet is over and the remaining enemies are dead, any player can use the teleporter to proceed to the next level.

Rinse and repeat several times until you get to the final level, and kill the final boss who wants you and your comrades incredibly dead.

In short:

> Explore, shoot things, collect items, find teleporter
> Hold out, shoot more things, enter teleporter
> Repeat, reach final level, beat snot out of final dude, probably unlock more dudes
> Repeat
> Go mad with POWER!!!!!!!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
45.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 5
AWESOME GAME, CHEF IS PRIMAL GOD THAT CANNOT BE TAMED
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
33.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
This game is honestly beautiful. I've just recently bought it, and I've been playing it a bit too much. I've unlocked 2 of the artifacts, and I think 10 of the characters only having beaten the game twice (0n the easiest difficulty, mind you). The game has fantastic replayability beause even the experienced players get their asses handed to them at times. If you like roguelikes, you're gonna love this.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 12
A great

An addicting

And everything more

Roguelite game

Wasn't expecting much from this game due to low pixel graphics but I was extremely wrong. The game has so much depth and "fairness" to it. I believe it was TotalBiscuit who said "When you die, its your fault not the games" because you could of done better. Absolutely love Risk of Rain and completely surprised by how much fun it is. When you die, it doesn't feel like the end of your run, just more "Alright, that was an amazing run but I bet I can do better next time". Excellent game and can't begin to recommend it enough.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 13
toxic rain. watch out. u can't risk it. risk of rain. get it? platforming, shooting, enemies and funny playing. havv fun
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 14
great game, really fun and I can play it for days
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
only rain is your ♥♥♥♥ing blood spitting everywhere
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 18
I crash landed on a strange planet as a man with a gun.
I died on the same planet as a man with a gun, 3 turrets, 2 slabs of meat, and a box full of HE missiles.

This is the best rougelike I've played since FTL.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
51.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 8
Great game, played atleast 70 hours in the first month of getting it and unlocked almost all of the characters and artifacts. Will definately rate 11/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
62.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 22
I dashed into a crowd of anthropomorphic lizards ♥♥♥-first as a miner and killed all of them.

11/10.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
55.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 28
A must buy for anyone who loves games
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