The classic Gauntlet 4-player co-op action gameplay returns in a completely new experience! Battle the endless hordes of foes as you and your friends fight for treasure and glory via both local and online co-op multiplayer. Invade the Darkness!
User reviews:
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Very Positive (112 reviews) - 83% of the 112 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Positive (4,592 reviews) - 75% of the 4,592 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 23, 2014

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Reviews

“Arrrowhead has beautifully restored Gauntlet to its former glory.”
4.5/5 – Hardcore Gamer

“Gauntlet is the perfect party game. It brings people together while tearing them apart.”
8/10 – Shacknews

“Arrowhead hits its mark”
8/10 – Destructoid

About This Game

The classic Gauntlet 4-player co-op action gameplay returns in a completely new experience! Play as one of four distinct heroes in an intense monster filled dungeon brawler with a combination of both uniquely built and randomly generated levels to explore. Battle the endless hordes of foes as you and your friends fight for treasure and glory via both local and online co-op multiplayer. Invade the Darkness!

New Gauntlet Experience
Classic dungeon crawling action is melded with innovative new features for the ultimate Gauntlet challenge.

Online and Couch Co-op Multiplayer
Explore on your own if you dare or play with friends in 4-player same-screen and online co-op. Your friends can become foes as you compete to see who can claim the most kills and the most gold.

Four Classic Characters
Gauntlet’s four classic characters: Warrior, Valkyrie, Elf, and Wizard return but with more distinctive play styles and their own unique skills.

Discover New Powers
Players can scour the dungeons for gold and loot to unlock mystical Relics that grant the holder deadly new abilities. But beware – if used incorrectly they can be detrimental to your party’s health!

How Will You Die?
Fiendish traps, monstrous hordes, epic bosses and even your own friends will cause you to die in confounding and extraordinary ways.

Accolades:
  • “An idealized reboot of the series – immediately familiar yet totally fresh.” – Digital Trends
  • “You haven’t needed food this badly since the 1980’s” – Gamespot
  • “Just the way fans would want it” - Destructoid
  • "Fans of the classic 80s game have nothing to worry about." - PrimaGames
  • "This classic quarter-muncher consumed a lot of my own money during summers as a kid, so it's nice to see the fantasy gameplay live on this latest incarnation." - Fortune
  • "With its simple, streamlined controls and the compatibility with SteamOS, 'Gauntlet' is clearly nostalgic for the living room-centric gaming of the early 90s. And it succeeds." - Tom's Guide

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista / Windows 7
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB NVIDIA GeForce 9800 / ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows Vista / Windows 7
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1 GB NVIDIA 460 / AMD Radeon 5870
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
Customer reviews
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Recent:
Very Positive (112 reviews)
Overall:
Mostly Positive (4,592 reviews)
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Vitaefer
( 16.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
It was fun, and good game.

+Good graphics
+Funny dialogs
+Having good time, if you play with friends
+Fighting because one of your team mate destroyed food
+Being greedy while taking all golds, then fighting again...

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- No talents
- Characters have few skills
- Few items
- Short and empty story
- Easy Bosses
- Alike stages


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Stryker
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
So here's my review SO FAR.
I'm an old time fan of Gauntlet Legends, having dumped some small portion of my childhood into the game...
Hours of replaying challenge levels to unlock new heroes, finding all the secrets. Owning that bloody dragon with your beasted out mage... Unlocking the wizard dude who had full stats and not beleving your eyes....

With that said every Gauntlet game since then has lacked everything that was good about Legends. Slayer Edition finally creates a decent rendition thus far of Gauntlet Legends.

Pro's
- Classic Gauntlet/Dungeon Crawl view.
- Seems to be more "mechanics" to more battles than previous gauntlet games.
- Improved combat mechanics. Takes away the "hold X" concept of the came.
- Equipment/Upgrades give it a more RPG feel rather than just level progression (like the old ones).
- Easy to play with friends, online and offline (local co-op).
- Each character is pretty diverse in their contribution to the field.

Con's
- Only 4-5 Characters
- Hard to get a random online game that is immediatly enjoyable.
- Lacking on customization for characters. Progression could be more substantial.

I feel as though a game that has made a name for itself like Gauntlets, could have taken just a little more time to add a lot more to this game. Accommodate the casual and the casual pro.
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The Angry Panda
( 27.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
Overall view great game:

Pros:
Sticks to its retro roots well
offers fun jump in and out game play
fun game to just pick up and play when ever
fun loot system

cons:
might be considered slightly dated for some gamers
lack of COD style guns


Recomendation: buy this gamefor casual fun with mates or by self
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Dirty Fun
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
Grab some friends, Slay some enemies... Ok alot of enemies.... Like alot!
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Pyro
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
Great Game loads of fun! Great Buy on sale for sure!
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Groinrippa
( 8.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
A nice Hack'n'Slash game that still have that feeling of the old classic Gauntlet. Bought it on sale, played it for a few hours with a friend and had a great time.
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Spudster88
( 4.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
Great game to play with some friends
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Drenix
( 10.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Not the beat em up, ♥♥♥ kicking, cluster frack gauntlet i remember, too cartoony, but still good.
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AlecGriffon
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
The original can be felt even though the look is completely different. The range of playstyles offered is excellent, from simple hack'n'slash to complex spellcasting, so in that way it's a good evolution of the original concept. A good pick up style game with minimal committment but some noteable excitment and challenge.
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Super Roxxapo
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
The only thing I hate about this game is the voice acting. Fortunately I don't have to give this game a negative review as you can turn the voice volume all the way down and turn off subtitles. No need for any of it anyways.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
17 of 19 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
Great game to sit down on the couch with some buddies and play over steam link with multiple people on xbox 360 controllers.
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15 of 18 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
Launched game, destroyed food, got caught by death... repeated this about 5 times. If you ever played Gauntlet in the Arcade you will love this remaster. I bought the extra necro pack and I am horrible with the character but creates a great fun, fast paced game that anyone can join (thanks steam).

Highly recommended.
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
Recommended
21.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
Some people just can't be pleased. If you are expecting a re-skin of Dark Legacy with better graphics you will be disappointed. If you want a fresh new Gauntlet with loads new ideas and content, I highly recommend this game. The devs have worked tirelessly (and STILL ARE) to please everyone, and that alone speaks volumes. Solo is fun, co-op is even better! Very much worth my money.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
55.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
A fun overhead-view twin-stick game. Each character has a very different playstyle with extra variety built in as you unlock different weapons for them. Multiple difficulty levels too.

The game is also simple. It isn't some in-depth role playing game. Its just a dungeon-crawler, with the primary element being slaughtering crowds of monsters. Before too long, you have seen it all.

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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
18.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
Really enjoy this updated version of the classic game. Has challenging moments, but can play casual as well. I like it!
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
97.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
I am young but I was raised on gauntlet. I think that this game is awesome and anyone who likes the original or diablo 3 then they should give this a chance.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
I made a tactical decision and destroyed food. Impressive!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
If you played the original then you will love this game. Or if you have played any top-down shooters. it's very easy to get into this game. have found 0 glitches. This game is full of chalanging floors of enimeies and you play it your way or with 3 other people. 4 player cop same screen. I love this game. if your looking for a fun and addictive chalanging game then buy this whil it's on sale now!!!!
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 8
I have no complaints about this game, having a good old time with it. If it gets too hard early on then replay a few stages or with someone in multiplayer and collect more gold to upgrade to proceed. Great feel using my xbox controller and the atmosphere is awesome on some of the stages. Good change up of enemies keeps you changing those combinations of attack and defense.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
Great Game loads of fun! Great Buy on sale for sure!
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