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!
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Release Date: Sep 23, 2014

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“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
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24 of 26 people (92%) found this review helpful
Recommended
103.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 14
I love this game, though I was a bit disappointed in a few things, sadly. Lets start on the negative first.
The world variety is lacking in this one, I don't mean to say that this game should be something like Dark Legacy, but that is what compensated for the previous game lacked. The only theme here is caves, mines, and Hell... it kinda starts to all blend in together, caves, caves, caves, lots of caves. Something that kinda baffles me is how Colosseum has ice spawners, poison spawners, yet no ice worlds or jungle levels?
The boss battles didn't feel as grand and epic though, the bosses having invuln frames felt like they're there to drag out the battle, not increase difficulty, don't get me wrong, I like a challenging monster to fight, but know the difference between challenging and tedious.
Oh also, its Gauntlet, find someone to play with cos this can be played single player, but this is a multiplayer game, always has been, always will!

The positive!
The heroes are different! Anyone who knows the previous Gauntlet games would take note of this first! Though I adore Dark Legacy with a passion <3 something that was troublesome was that all the classes were the same, they all just start with different stats though, that isn't the case in this game! The warrior is all about throwing his weight around, charging right into the hordes you fight! The elf has the enemies running in circles to catch him! The Valkyrie is able to dash into a horde and defend teammates! The wizard, oh my god the wizard! I never had any idea how to differentiate a wizard class in a game like this! They used a simplified version of Magicka's spells, but still something neat!
The enemies are something too! I love how they even got the enemies to differ from each other as well <3 I am actually very glad that ArrowHead did that! The mummies having their own mages, bloated mummies! Skeleton archers! Juggernauts, spider queens, the list goes on!

Final thoughts
I would buy this game 3 times over if it had the level variety of Dark Legacy, yet managed to have all classes different from each other! To this day, to whoever reads this maybe many years down the line, I am awaiting a game that meets that description, a game that is as grand adventure as Dark Legacy, yet provide enough variety throughout! I don't see such a game like that coming out soon, maybe not even within my lifetime. I await the day I can go on a quest to slay a fearsome yeti, enter the nightmare realm, deal with a wizard summoner who is obsessed with the desecrated temple!
The game is great, it gives plenty new but doesn't change too much, keeps the old but does something new! I want more of this!
I'll close this at this point now, a great game to play with friends if you like fighting massive hoards of enemies, I eagerly await the next installment!
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 17
I remember playing Gauntlet Legends on the Dreamcast like it was yesterday. Vibrant colors, outdoorsy environments and good ole' local multiplayer options.

Years later and we get this game, it takes a more darker approach with more features - underground dungeons, caves, with a more matured art style. Add some upgrade components and online multiplayer. However, it keeps that same fun-factor by engaging us in addictive gameplay and dark/sarcastic humor.

I feel like I could play this game forever and not get tired. There are 4 characters (5 if you purchase the Necromancer dlc) and each character feels totally different changing the experience.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 31
The game is fun to play, even better with friends! Give it a go if there is 4 of ya.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 12
Red warrior shot the food! Nice remake of an old classic, if you played the original or Gauntlet II back in the day you won't be disappointed.

Combat is challenging without being impossible and being able to play as different classes gives this game nice replay value.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
33.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 6
Fun little co-op dungeon crawler with differing champions and great gameflow.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
I never played the original one.
But playing this one in co-op is amazing.
Not easy though, even if you are four people.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 15
Well balanced gameplay with very comical commentary from all of the characters. As well as great level design and art style. Only complaints is the length of the game and the final boss battle (anticlimactic ending). Last but not least, the endless mode is very fun for those who seek a challenge with friends.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 18
Great game! just like the old classic but with new stuff.
You get what you see.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
A Great LAN/Co-op Game.

Pros:
  • It's a great party game. Probably the most fun part aside from working together to smash the hordes of evil, is everyone being greedy ♥♥♥♥♥es.
  • It is a worthy successor to the Gauntlet series. It takes the classic formula and streamlines it for the current generation of games.
  • 5 battle classes. Each class plays differently and feels unique. (Necromancer might be additional DLC depending on what edition you have.)
  • Customization options for each character. Armor & clothes options are available for each character at substantial cost of in-game currency.
  • Game runs well, and has a decent amount of graphical options. (Also, has 21:9 display support)
  • Characters will banter with one another throughout the game. It's a nice touch, and usually enjoyable. Voice acting is generally well done.

Neutral:
  • With a base price of $20USD, it's about what I'd expect content wise. No way I'd pay more than $20 for this game. Get it on steam sale if you can.
  • If you're planning on buying this to play by yourself, you should probably just skip it. It's great as a co-op experience, but pretty stale as a single player one.

Cons:
  • Lots of reused assets. Enemy variance gets stale after awhile. When you really boil it down, the game is 3 levels worth of assets, and each of those levels have a new set of enemies. Sprinkle a handfull of bosses on top. That's about it.
  • The final boss is disproportionately hard compared to the rest of the game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
do not buy its crap
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Johnnie Ringo
9.3 hrs
Posted: September 28
fantastic fun
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Siege Wizard
48.2 hrs
Posted: September 27
Great game to play in group and challengingly fun enough to keep going after you fail.
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The Knole
4.6 hrs
Posted: September 27
First of all let me say i was a big fan of the original Arcade classic and its sequel . This version although looks totally diffferent, (as gone for the Diablo style over head view ) it has captured the esssense of the original game, even having some familiar sound effects and music. would reccomend this game for the gauntlet fan and someone who has never played the original, as its a goood fun hack n slash fest! and remember dont shoot the food.
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Jaykstah
1.0 hrs
Posted: September 26
Pretty simple but really fun. It is super difficult to solo when things get crazy, so it is wise to have some friends to play through with. If you go solo most of the classes become obsolete as archery is the only way to not die without anyone helping you.

It can be decent going solo, but this is definitely a game for a good co-op experience.
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ytlas
9.6 hrs
Posted: September 26
this is not gauntlet
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Wedge
7.8 hrs
Posted: September 25
Bought on sale. Not worth paying full price. Played local co-op with a friend and beat it in 7 hours. Worthy of the guantlet title. Brought back alot of fun memories playing Guantlet on the 64. That being said,...

Once you beat campaign mode its pretty much done. There is an endless mode that is a sorry attempt to get more life out of the game and get you to level your character but it is the same thing over and over with just harder monsters. Feels like a pay to win game where you have to spend money to level up your character or else spend hours upon hours grinding. Technically you dont actually level up your toon like in the 64 version. the only thing you can do to make your toon better is pay money to upgrade your relic (aka your special ability). You can also use gold to buy in game apearences, and new abilities but its pretty lame. Not near as good as the old gauntlet 64 that I enjoyed growing up. If all you want is a good 4 player hack and slash to play local co-op though. its a fun time with a friend or 2 so that you can relive the glory days, but nothing more.
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deegeeooh
8.2 hrs
Posted: September 24
It's not a badly executed game, and the combat is quite nice... It's just i lose my interest everytime after a few levels when because there is just not enough incentive leveling your character or gaining gold, which feels pretty useless after you unlocked the few and only skills your character has, without the possibility of upgrading it. A decent upgrade or leveling path feels like a huge omission for what could have been a great game considering the execution of everything they DID right. Fun maybe for a few hours, but gets old too quickly unfortunately.
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AtomicAdam
0.5 hrs
Posted: September 24
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Jenkins
5.4 hrs
Posted: September 24
This game would be fun if it were at all possible to solo.
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WunderChicken
0.1 hrs
Posted: September 24
The Game will not start. I am useing win 10, 64 and Nvidia 1060
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