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
Helpful customer reviews
75 of 99 people (76%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
45.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 12
The origional release of Gauntlet was awesome!

For some reason they changed it to 'slayer edition' took away all the custom elements and created a dumbed down version of somthing that coulda been great.

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44 of 57 people (77%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2015
When just about every other version of this game is more ambitious and better thought out, you've got a problem on your hands.

More Diablo 3-lite than a proper Gauntlet game. Even with friends this isn't worth it. I had hopes to capture the magic of the Dreamcast version but alas... It's basically a glorified demo for the engine that should be powering the full game.

Critical to know this review is about the last update, the Slayer Edition.
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43 of 65 people (66%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 3, 2015
Sadly dissapointing. Gauntlet has evolved with every game with new leveling systems, character customization, and even unique hidden characters, but this is just a crash from all of that.

It's a dungeon crawler with little to no player/class customization, No shop, no leveling, no, uniqueness, no hidden classes or special chalolenges that made all the predecessors so amazingly addictive.

Fair graphics, good voice acting, fair game controls, and decent music. 5 Hours to beat, more fun with others, but that's it. Just has a sprinkle, a flavor of Gauntlet. It is that succulant roast.. With a wretched arrow in it!

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30 of 42 people (71%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 6, 2015
While this game is fun for a quick hack n slashing dungeon crawl it is very disappointing considering the Gauntlet series. It gets boring and repetitive about an hour or two through and there is little reason to replay it or even for some to bother to finish.

Little to no player customization, no leveling up or experience, very lackluster shop and items are relatively not worth their somewhat obscene prices. In addition it got tedious when even the players die in about two to four hits, even from a scratch from a weak minion. Several times the deaths have mostly occurred been because a singular minion in the masses lands a strike.

Although the controls we're simple and easy enough to learn the characters also seemed very lackluster (if not uninspired) and could have been much more. Heck even Gauntlet Seven Sorrows seemed to have more impressive characters. I love some of the skills but they gold old really fast and several became to tedious to keep playing. Wizard's spells became difficult to manage in tight situations and the Elf could never fire enough charged arrows against certain mobs of enemies. Both situations just force you to run around in circles.

The graphics are the games are fair, the music is good, and the game itself is not terribly difficult but this game fails to keep people playing very long and has little to offer to the Gauntlet series.
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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
57.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 17
I was one of the people that loved the game until the Slayer update came out. There are a lot of people that shared my sentiment, and therefore my review will be written with hardcore gamers in mind.

They removed the unfair/nightmare difficulty from the main campaign. This is indeed stupid to us Unfair players who would challenge ourselves on levels over and over, raging until we won, or if you were like me, soloing without using any relics whatsoever. They killed the fun there, I agree. But you know what? The main campaign is like.. 5% of the game now.

I played NoX way before I played Gauntlet. In NoX, there was a main campaign which, like Gauntlet, was underwhelming. Then there was a "Quest mode", that started you off at a very low difficulty that kept gradually increasing until the game was damn near impossible. In this mode, every 5 maps you complete would open a teleport for that character so you can skip to that level in the future so you don't have to grind out the easy ♥♥♥♥ again. That is exactly what Gauntlet's Endless Mode is. The first teleport floor you find is on level 19.

If you missed Unfair mode, missing things like gilded hams and turkeys, oh well, it's not in the campaign. Make it to floor 37 on Endless and now you're in Unfair mode again, except the maps are random and can be absolutely brutal. They darken the maps, make ghosts black instead of white to hide in the shade, will spawn four obelisks and two necromancers on you (this happened to me in a ♥♥♥♥ing Reaper map), and best of all, relics don't feel game-breaking anymore. You don't have to feel like a scrub for using them!

The current version of Gauntlet is the best version by far. It is absolutely worth picking this game up with a few friends.
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