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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💖Deathkitten💖
( 11.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
For how old this game is, it was enjoyable. its good for a group of friends who all just want to get together and hack and slash thier way through hordes of enemies and steal each others food. Or destroy it...or turn it all into gold. Needless to say starvation is common place here in Gauntlet. Though the DLC character for that price to me is absolutely absurd. I'd never pay that much for a single character with a game that has little to no customization for characters. Linear progression and things are basically obvious as to what is best in slot options..armors are cosmetic. But it's an older game..So for it's time I still give it a thumbs up at least to play with friends and steal food.
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allu
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
A perfect game to play with friends, definately not one to play alone.
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maddpsyintyst
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
This review is aimed at older players of the Gauntlet games.

While this game resembles Gauntlet games in a superficial way, it doesn't really play like a classic Gauntlet game. At best, this is either a game inspired by Gauntlet, or a clone of Gauntlet, but in my opinion isn't truly worthy of the name. I cannot recommend this game to anyone familiar with older versions of Gauntlet (especially the arcade versions) for the reasons which follow.

Building on the clone-of-Gauntlet idea, in my opinion, there are games older than this one that play better and look better. Either of the Torchlight games, and by extension the second Diablo game (which is the only one of those that I played, TBH), are good examples for making this point. Also, any of the Baldur's Gate or Icewind Dale games, as well as Temple of Elemental Evil and Pool of Radiance, would work, and the latter two were panned pretty badly. Even the older versions of Gauntlet are better and even more immersive than this.

On a related and not-so-minor note, the game is choppy even at the lowest graphic settings. This is simply unacceptable, when I consider both all the clones of clones of games coming out these days (especally on the pay-to-win platforms like Android), and the fact that so many games seem to emphasize graphics over gameplay and content these days. The game really doesn't bring much in terms of graphics as it is--I addressed that already, and I won't belabor that point any further--so I can't imagine why this problem would have gone unnoticed.

The keyboard controls are goofy and inconsistent among the characters. I could probably get used to using WSAD-style controls on this game, except that having only four directions to move (yes, dear reader, you read that right) really takes away from the experience. It gets worse, though. The wizard has a completely different set of controls to get used to (except for movement), compared to the others. I have no problems learning controls, but couldn't the wizard have been made to play closer to the other character types, rather than awkwardly fumbling through different spell schools? Worse yet, the controls are not customizable. If I could have modified the controls, I wouldn't even be griping about it. To be fair, I didn't try using my controller to see if the experience is better; on the other hand, considering that I lost interest in the game content and graphics, I didn't see any point in bothering with the controller.

In conclusion, while there are people who might enjoy this game as is, it cannot be rightly considered a true Gauntlet game.
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Vlav
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
Great twist on a classic I've enjoyed!
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lurkio
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
Man this is dull. Claw your own parts off dull. There is better level design to be seen from wheeling a cart slightly quickly around Ikea. If you put a shelf in the cart from the not-cheapest-but-close range, the graphics would be better too.

You need to eat every 20 seconds for no apparent reason, otherwise Bad Things Happen. Possibly they run out of meatballs in the shop at the end.

The coop multiplayer is stable and doesnt require port forwarding, which is good. Everything else is bad.

Bad.
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Danicon Show
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
Ah, this takes me back!
I've been a fan of Gauntlet since I owned one of the originals on the SEGA Megadrive. Really fun to play and even better with friends!
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Fideous
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
My favorite old school game is back and better than ever! I love it!
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Minimum Tomato
( 9.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
It's just bad.
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thermite187
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
This game needs a better checkpoint system. Some might like the gameplay but I did not unfortunately. A controller is probably less confusing I presume this was a console export. Graphics are ok. It just didn't draw me in or keep me interested.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 11
During the Summer Sale we picked up the new Gauntlet four pack. My husband and I took two copies and gave two copies to those who we knew would enjoy them and then promptly got sucked into other games for a bit. Sunday the 10th of July, 2016 we decided to play with my brother. We are almost through to the second shard on Normal difficulty and I am excieted to get through so we can try Hard mode. THE NOSTALGIA!

This isn't the old Gauntlet but it keeps the little things that made them great. I havn't played a hack n slash dungeon crawl that made me feel challanged in any way in a long time. The frustration of accedentally destroying your meat, the consternation when someone else is getting all the gold, and the death from getting mobbed by too many spiders is something that I didn't know I was missing. I wouldn't call this a hard game but then I don't like my wins handed to me like a small child either.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 8
Definitely a game to play on free times but i do not recommend to play it solo
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
I liked the game play. easy to learn and understand. However i do miss some of the features from previous titles. I big problem with this game is how short the mair campain is, you can honestly sit down and finsh the entire game in a few hours. What happened to the hours and hours of content the old titles provided.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.7 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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
The definition of arcade and adventure, this Gauntlet is true to it's predecessors!

Definitively, the game you want to play with your friends even when you're missing time!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 17
Gauntlet is back, kind of! Some wizard wants to build a sword or something, but it's in pieces and scattered through The Gauntlet, and it's up to you to find them. You have four* intrepid adventurers to choose from, with varying stats, moves, and strengths, but all sharing one major weakness. The controls in this game are awful. Movement is simple, but from your top-down view, you better see and plan all your moves way in advance, because characters will commit to sword swings, queue up commands, not actually get the invincibility frames the in-game help claims some moves have, and otherwise get you killed, a lot. A hack-n-slash simply demands more responsive, maybe even twitchy controls, especially when every single room surrounds you with enemies. If you want to play Dark Souls zoomed way out and surrounded by enemies, try Gauntlet. If you want a game that has the frenetic, responsive, coherent feel of old-school Gauntlet...this game doesn't have that.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
20.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 19
Short and sweet with fantastic gameplay. Great for local coop if you're an old school gamer and miss that kind of thing. The different classes give the game great replayability and the higher difficulties can be really challenging.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
It's Gauntlet, and Gauntlet is always best played with friends.

Pros:
-great multiplayer game, expect competition over who gets the most gold
-easy to control and play
-gorgeous environments
-entertaining voice acting/well-written and fun dialog
-really neat weapon options and unlockables for changing up/customizing gameplay

Cons:
-color system of the past is gone/no multi-classes (in other words, no RED WIZARD and BLUE WIZARD, etc., just one class per team)
-enemy variety is cool but missing classic monsters like lobbers and super sorcerers
-clicky hack-'n-slash gameplay is arcadey and can ultimately feel shallow to people who aren't expecting it, or are playing alone

All in all tho it's loads of fun with friends and definitely worth it, in my opinion. I spent hours upon hours playing Gauntlet II with my cousin when we were both little so I'm kind of a sucker for this stuff tho. Also, what I wouldn't give for a classic "digitized" announcer voice option. "Traps  make  walls  disappear!"
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
Not quite as good as the original was, but it is fun. Online Multiplayer is a let down. Not worth over $5. Graphics are decent, sound is ok (could be more narrator involved like the original), controls are good, not sure how much content is there. Havent had enough time in it yet, but it didn't look like much for maps. Can play 4 players from 1 pc. 4 controller compatible. Would definitely recommend this game for $5 or under. I hope there is more content to it than what Ive seen so far. Will find out soon enough!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 12
I originally played Gauntlet 2 on the old Commodore 64. I was super excited when this came out, and bought it.

The humor is spot on and several times my friends and I almost fell out of our chair laughing at some of the dialogue.

Though this isn't quite as unbeatable as the originals with near infinite levels, it's still a great kick-back-and-enjoy game.

Animation and artwork are great, dialogue is great, and tracking acheivment scores and stuff in game is nice. There's also another great minigame in there about who can steal the crown from their friends the most though, and also being a jerk and shooting the food before your friends get it when they're about to die.
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