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.
User reviews:
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Very Positive (412 reviews) - 91% of the 412 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Very Positive (18,302 reviews) - 94% of the 18,302 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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Very Positive (412 reviews)
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RANDGRID
( 112.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
just bought this game
seems pretty good so far
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Twosday
( 48.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
Highly replayable with tons of unlocks and intense, interesting combat make Risk of Rain a must-buy for any fan of the rogue-lite genre.

This is a special game. You can tell the first moment you play that this is the type of game that others in the genre should be looking at for how to be well designed.

The combat is frantic and intense, with rock solid tight controls and plenty of unlocks and things to do.

Recommended to anyone, especially fans of the genre.
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achapeto
( 16.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
best game to play with friends in the office when you are prcrastinating
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mulder
( 13.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
come obn
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Player Two
( 23.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
Probably one of the funnest rogue-likes I've ever played. Let's go down the list of Pros and then the cons
Pros:
-Kick-♥♥♥ sound track that will make any grown man weep with the pure delight that it is to listen to
-Amazing gameplay that would slap any other rougue like in the face with its giant horse-like member and make them suck it
-12 playable characters with all unique abilities so you can spend most of your time just playing your favourite one instead of learning the other characters abilities and moves
-Wide array of items and power ups from giant space lasers that kill everything on screen to a ceremonial dagger that does the killing for you
-6 artifacts that you have to hunt down first to use(good luck with the rng maps). These artifacts widely impact how you play the game so you can challenge yourself or make the game easier by choosing which items you want
-Has local and online multiplayer so thats pretty cool

Cons:
-You'll spend too much time playing this game as you have to do weird challenges to unlock each item, character and relic
-Can't think of anything else

Probably one of my favourite games and probably one of the best soundtracks that has ever graced its presence near my ears(that soundtrack is like a gift from god I swear).

... go buy it
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Hal ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡° )
( 488.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
Glitchy. Laggy. Broken.
Mod the ini file. Play with 10 players. 400+ hours.

What a game.
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KingDom #TeamHoovey
( 73.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
Q: What do you call dangerous precipitation?





A: A rain of terror.
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Glorious Rose
( 22.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
One of the best games I've played.

Pros:
+Replay value.
+Cool mechanics.
+Great soundtrack.
+Suits different playstyles.
+Long-term goals (for rogue)
+Fun achievements.

Con:
-Multiplayer needs some tweaking (matchmaking and easier connection with a friend)
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Lightning Destroyer
( 6.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
Of all the games I've bought, this one keeps me thinking of what to do if I get Transfusions instead of Rusty Jetpacks. I love it!
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🌙LunarMoon🌙
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
The game is fun and all but... MAKE THE GAME EASIER. I cant even get to the second stage and you expect me to get 1 character.
1 word
EASIER.
now.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
125 of 159 people (79%) found this review helpful
159 people found this review funny
Recommended
30.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
Pros:
* High difficulty
* Procedurally generated
* Pixel art

Cons:
* High difficulty
* Procedurally generated
* Pixel art
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18 of 23 people (78%) found this review helpful
Recommended
27.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
Good indie game, best played with friends
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
Recommended
754.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
I have played this game a lot and I have to say its amazing if this game is on sale buy it if it isn't on sale buy it.This game is fairly easy once you learn the controls and how to prioritize your time because when playing on harder difficulties time management becomes important because as you spend more time in game the difficulty increases and if you spend too much time grabbing items you will eventually die. But once you get to a certain point you can literally stand go pop some popcorn grab a coke (or some Mtn Dew if U MLG) and watch as your enemies fall before you and you start raking in the dough. One thing that I do not like about this game though is the local co-op. While it is fun to play the screen doesn't split so when you try to go away from your partner you can't see yourself. So I would like to see a dynamic split screen where when go farther away from your partner the screen splits in half between you and when you get close enough you share the same screen (kinda like the new lego games). This small adittion and being able to see your items while playing co-op would make the game much more fun to play




TLDR: This game is awesome buy it
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
82.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 19
One of the best Indie Games i ever played.Its a rogue-like game with a simple and short Story.You have a Cargo Ship which get shot,crashing on a mysterious Planet with one Survivor,you.At the beginning i didnt understand what to do,i was running and running,killing monsters till i got it.You start with one Character and find various Items with different effects.Theres alot of Items and Characters you have to unlock by doing tasks (killing enemies,collecting specific things or by simply finding them).The Levels are changing thanks to the rogue-like elements and so is the Experience.The longer you play a map,the more items you collect and the longer is the Run.Sometimes a run can go up to 2 hours or longer,it depends on you.You can set the difficulty by adding Relics which affects you,the maps and the enemy.I can recommend this game for any casual player or bored one.I bought this Game due a Sale,i dont regret it.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
Risk of Rain is a fun rogue-like game where you gain experience and gold from killing the endless waves of monsters on every level until the boss is found and destroyed. You will find items that have unique powers which will make you more powerful with each one you find, however time is against you; as time goes on so does the difficulty of the monsters. That is the risk on every level while trying to explore every corner to make sure you get all the items, however the monster density increases and so does their strength. There are a ton of items to find and numerous of different characters you can unlock which each having their own playstyle and ability. The game also has multiplayer (use Hamachi) which adds to the chaotic fun. The graphics and the music in this game are really good as well; if you want to try a rogue-like game this is one of the better ones to start off with.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
49.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 13
Risk of Rain is, in my opinion, one of the best rogue-likes around. This game is a must-have for anyone who enjoys multiplayer co-op. It's also very fun in single player. It's difficult at first, but it's got just the right amount of challenge.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
43.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
Wonderful rogue-like.
Great 12 characters. 12 different playstyles.
Ranging from melee combat to super ranged (yes, I'm looking at you Engineer).
Plenty of items to unlock and collect. Each item makes a difference and all are useful.
The game is hard. At least at the start. You need to unlock items (doing various achievements), so they will drop in your next playthroughs.
You just can't be a winner playing the game for the first time, sorry.
Worth every penny.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
53.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
Amazing game that brings hours of fun with it!
Music 5/5
Gameplay 5/5
history 3/5
in all 5/5

Multiplayer could be easier to mangage, and the game gets boring after you´ve beaten it and have unlocked everything :/
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