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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Mostly Positive (51 reviews) - 74% of the 51 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Positive (4,714 reviews) - 75% of the 4,714 user reviews for this game are positive.
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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LieutenantSHEEP
4.2 hrs
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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The Nameless King
2.2 hrs
Posted: August 30
The game is great!! ive played since i was a kid during the old dreamcast days. If anyone wants to play add me and message me I am looking for others to play with!!!
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MrFoe
0.5 hrs
Posted: August 29
shared loot in a dungeon crawler. nuff said.
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Alkxzv
2.7 hrs
Posted: August 29
Very repetitive. They also promised a SteamOS version and never delivered.
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on|in|no
5.1 hrs
Posted: August 29
Awesome game! God I remember all my gametime with my cousins on Dreamcast playing Gauntlet.
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Cube
1.4 hrs
Posted: August 28
Great game. True to the old arcade and NES gauntlets even has some of the music.
you can play it online. and its a good PC version if you play it with a gamepad I cant tell the diff between pc and PS4 other than PC looks better.
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MGarceau
7.5 hrs
Posted: August 27
Gauntlet is a nice reboot of this classic franchise. The classes and style will be familiar with anyone interested in the ARPG genre.

While there is nothing particularly new with this franchise reboot - meaning it plays it remarkably safe and close to home plate - what it does offer is solid. Gameplay, sound design, art-style, level design are all good.

A recommended title to those familiar with the ARPG genre.
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Bomoo
14.7 hrs
Posted: August 27
In the same vein as another review I wrote today, this latest version of the game (i.e. "Slayer" edition) is an abominable and unmitigated travesty of the game that I purchased a few months after its launch. Essentially what happened was Arrowhead announcing they were ceasing development of the game and pushing out one final patch. No problems so far. Except that patch turned Gauntlet into a completely different game from the one I'd been playing and enjoying. We're not talking some balance tweaks here and there, or even what you might see between a core game and its expansion, but rather something more along the lines of a loosely inspired sequel or spinoff that turns a beloved original title into a ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ized, dumbed down wreck while simultaneously robbing you of the ability to enjoy the original, which sequels don't tend to do.

And now that the game has decisively been ♥♥♥♥♥♥ on and lit on fire by the wise masters of game design at Arrowhead, they draw their hands back from it and call it complete. Utter waste of money buying it now that whatever enjoyment and fun the original game held has been so decisively erased. It's even a waste of money if you hadn't played it before the "Slayer" patch, as if Arrowhead reached into your game library, pulled the Gauntlet case out, smashed the game disc on the ground, and filled the case with a handful of feces before replacing it on your shelf. What a class act.
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Mr.Shpee
1.9 hrs
Posted: August 26
Product received for free
Had my friend carry me through all the stages but it has a nice feel and a different approach to a game.
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Revize
0.9 hrs
Posted: August 26
good for about 15 minutes and then you realise there's no inventory or anything like that. go play balders gate dark alliance instead, trust me
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
good stuff for couch-coop. Would like to see more games like this for PC
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
29.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 1
Great fun with friends. Reminds me of the original arcade game rather than the N64 game.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
14.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 27
In the same vein as another review I wrote today, this latest version of the game (i.e. "Slayer" edition) is an abominable and unmitigated travesty of the game that I purchased a few months after its launch. Essentially what happened was Arrowhead announcing they were ceasing development of the game and pushing out one final patch. No problems so far. Except that patch turned Gauntlet into a completely different game from the one I'd been playing and enjoying. We're not talking some balance tweaks here and there, or even what you might see between a core game and its expansion, but rather something more along the lines of a loosely inspired sequel or spinoff that turns a beloved original title into a ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ized, dumbed down wreck while simultaneously robbing you of the ability to enjoy the original, which sequels don't tend to do.

And now that the game has decisively been ♥♥♥♥♥♥ on and lit on fire by the wise masters of game design at Arrowhead, they draw their hands back from it and call it complete. Utter waste of money buying it now that whatever enjoyment and fun the original game held has been so decisively erased. It's even a waste of money if you hadn't played it before the "Slayer" patch, as if Arrowhead reached into your game library, pulled the Gauntlet case out, smashed the game disc on the ground, and filled the case with a handful of feces before replacing it on your shelf. What a class act.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 11
I don't usually write reviews. But I can safely say. I DO NOT LIKE THIS GAME. It gets so ungodly repetitive after the first few missions and if you play by yourself (like I did) the game is so very unbalanced. Enemies will surround you and no matter what class you're playing there is no dodging that. Your health drops faster than a led balloon by even the weakest enemies. Lets not also mention that the coloseum is basically impossible after the third round, also no matter what your character is. In order to even get some what good you need good equipment and equipment takes quite a bit to get. If you have friends over a lot and you need to play something, This could be a good time waster. Maybe find some enjoyment out of it for a good hour or two. But after that it just gets too boring. To sum it all up, if you are planning on playing this game by yourself. You will find it stupidly hard. (if you play on normal atleast, as did I, which could also contribute to its difficulty but none the less. Normal shouldnt be Hard, you know?) If you have friends, this might be a fun game for a while. For its price I suppose its not all bad. However I did get a load of DLC from lootcrate for this game. Which is why I got it in the first place. I, personally. Do not really find this game enjoyable
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
Gauntlet is a pretty entertaining game.

It's fun to play with friends and you can kill some time with it too.
The mechanics of the game is pretty stable and not so unbalanced, the story brings you up on a world of hell where you basicly fight skeletons and other different creature to get to the end of the profecy.

I personally enjoy the game more when i'm playing with someone then alone, but so is it with all the other games too so it's a littlebit up to you how you want to spend the gameplay time.

Beautiful art and level design, also some funny lines which they say in the game.
All to all i would give this about 7/10
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
The gameplay--and especially the music--is very reminiscent of the classic Gauntlet games of yesteryear. The various moves for each character and the customization options keep the gameplay interesting from start to finish.

All in all, it's a decent game. Not an exemplary game, but fun nonetheless.

Took me 5 hours to beat the campaign with a friend. Short, but sweet.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
12.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
Gets annoying quick.
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
Honestly very disappointed, I wanted the old Gauntlet where I had to earn my way through. The fact you get only potions... why, there was an entire line up of amazing items that make the game. I understand its arcade and for multiplayer... the original was IN arcades, come on. The fact it even has the name Gauntlet in it is a slap in the face, a disgrace to even be put in the same category. If you want a small hack slash kill the game in nothing flat, game for you. Otherwise if you want real gameplay or anything like the other titles this is NOT the game for you.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
2,307 of 2,511 people (92%) found this review helpful
111 people found this review funny
Recommended
101.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 27, 2014
You've already read the other reviews. You already know this is supposed to be an updated and modernized verion of the arcade classic. You already know how they tried to make each character unique, with new elements: twin-stick shooting, MMO tactics, RPG progression, element-mixing magic. You already know there's both couch and online co-op.

And you know the other reviews aren't answering the one, fundamental question. One that's hard to vocalize without sounding trivial. It's about something that can't be measured, can't be analyzed or quantified. It's about a feeling, a memory.

Is this Gauntlet? Is this *really* Gauntlet?

And the answer involves a flashback. Sorry in advance.

1985 -- A group of 15 and 16 year-olds hits the arcade to get their videogame fix. They were a standard 80s group of teens -- the preppie, the punk, the jock, the girl. It was a group that didn't outwardly have much in common. But not long ago, they discovered by accident two shared passions among them: video games, and Dungeons and Dragons.

That day in the arcade, they saw something. Something new, something different, a game that spoke to both gamers in each of them. Pixellated swords and sorcery. Four, count 'em, four players at once. Four characters, four classes, four roles. All working towards a common goal: the next level.

These four unlikely friends each took a spot before the grand machine, somehow choosing characters in coordinated silence. No discussion, just unspoken agreement. The girl became Warrior, strongest of all. The punk became Valkyrie, protector of the group. The preppie became Elf, rogue and rebel. The jock became Wizard, cerebral and calm.

The next hours were epic.

Fast-forward to 2014. An old gamer sees an updated Gauntlet. He sighs, remembering Dark Legacy and other kind-of fun but failed attempts to update and recreate the arcade classic. But the reviews look positive, and YouTube videos show fun-looking gameplay. What the heck, there's even a sale on 4-packs.

The next hours were epic ...

The answer is yes.

Yes, this is Gauntlet.

(first Steam review ever, thanks for reading)
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898 of 1,055 people (85%) found this review helpful
285 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 15, 2015
4 players = 8/10
3 players = 7.5/10
2 players = 7/10
1 player = 0.5/10
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