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 this Summer on PC and Steam Machines!
User reviews: Very Positive (304 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 23, 2014

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Azkog the Demon Slayer Weapon and Reaper's Visage Helm + Digital Comic

Morak’s hordes will tremble at the Warrior’s feet when he dons these horrific implements of mayhem. Also receive the new Gauntlet: Darkness Calls digital comic, produced by DC Comics, which details the origins of the Gauntlet’s most vile master. Comic will be delivered on the day the game is released.

The Spawn of Kerthull Wizards Robe

Now all pre-orders will also receive this special wizard’s robe. Made from the children of the greater demon, Kerthull, the skins of these dead imps add a touch of menace to the wizard’s normal wardrobe.

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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 this Summer on PC and Steam Machines!

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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
64 of 86 people (74%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Great game. Love the Classic mode that was a good idea on the devs. part. Brings back a lot of memories. Wizard spell making is pretty cool. Controller works pretty well for those crashing on couch days. This game is well worth the $20 bucks.

Online works well and my experience was this:

Warrior: "Warrior needs food - badly"

Elf: "Elf - Shot food"

Wizard: Wizard destoryed food

Valkyrie: ???????? (Running in circles)

Warrior: (I hate you guys. Can't wait for some bros to get home. So they can play this.)
Posted: September 23
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36 of 45 people (80%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
+ Funny, witty, beautiful!
+ Fast-paced action combat!
+ Flawless combat dynamics!
+ Every class plays differently! The Wizard skills are sort of like Magicka!
+ A BLAST to play with friends! Great synergy between classes!
+ Although designed to be played with a controller, works flawlessly with mouse and keyboard!
+ Good variety of enemies, and enemy skills!
+ Game mechanics are top-notch!
+ Thoughtful and very polished.

This game is a MUST for fans of the genre! Lived up to the expectations and more!
Posted: September 23
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27 of 31 people (87%) found this review helpful
6.6 hrs on record
Gauntlet is a classic envision of the dungeon crawler game from the atari/nes classic. Introducing new concept for the classes with the controls, a more modern look and a multiplayer mode which is ridiculously chaotic while keeping true to the orignal concept of the game. Fans of the original will pick this up and immediately be immersed into a good time with thier closes friends or random individual .

Right from the beginning the game will introduce players with retro sounds and music makes of the game. Fans of the original gauntlet will immediately be hit by nostalgia. The game lets players choose from 2 control scheme, The keyboard and mouse scheme or the xbox controller scheme. The controls however, are not bindable at the moment but does match up to todays control scheme in gaming and works out really well. Those that are new will have to be able to adapt to these controls which isn't hard to learn. The options of the game will introduce screensizes, blood gore, graphic options and even a retro mode filter which makes the game look like a 16 bit colorized classic look tot he game.

The game lets the player choose 4 different hero each with thier own control scheme style and abilties.
The Warrior Thor is the easiest to play with the abilty to spin attack enemies and rush/charge them making him the one who steps into the fray of battles.
The Valkarie Thyra is the defender of the team, with the ability to shield block and toss shields at multiple enemies.
The Elf Questor is the agility of the team able to quickly dodge and roll from attack while dropping bombs and using ranged attacks to back the team in a distance.
The Wizard Merlin is the complex of the classes. By using 3 different elements and a combination of 2 spell press each he is able to cast a variety of different spells. Very similar to an easier version of Magicka. From shielding spells to projectile damage and crowd control spells.

Each of these 4 classes adds a unique play to the table as players traverse the dungeons. There will be 4 difficulty of gameplay. Easy, Normal, Hard and Insane. There are a variety of kill challenges that players will have to complete while playing the game to earn a buff perk called masteries on their class in order to survive hard mode and on. There are also some relic items players can buy in the shop after earning enough gold in the game to carry to add more variety of skill to aid them in the harder difficulty along with some aesthetic loadouts.

The gameplay with coop is quite simple. As the team moves along the map moves along with the team, players can however can get stuck around a corner if another players hugs the opposite side and stay too far. There will be many things going on at once on the screen so some players might have to adjust to seeing intense amount of action on the screen and keep an eye on thier character otherwise losing sight of the character and dieing will cost the team a coin which is the shared life the team uses. If all coins are diminished it is game over and the entire team will have to start from the beginning. To win the stage players will destroy enemies, take down portals, discover secret with keys and open doors and reach the doorway to escape. Spamming buttons and shooting randomly at everything is also not advised because the only way to heal in the game is to eat food items and by doing so will accidently destroy the holy chicken.
at the end of each stage players will be rated on the gold collected along with the amount of kills and the one at the end who rises about all will be crowned king.

Players can play this game by themselves however it is highly recommended as a coop game therefore multiplayer is must especially since there will be all types of variety of undead and monsters to fight. From enemies that explode or those that spawn from portals to those that shoot pojectiles. Only with the help of others can player conquer the gauntlet and reign supreme.

As for my opinion about the game? This game is ridiculously fun with friends and random players alike. Its a fresh look on a classic game while staying true to it is what more can I say. Online has been flawless so far with a few problems on connection. The game has some technical issue such as unbindable keys atm and reading the game from window language or detecting resolution. Those are issues that should be taken to the forums and not about the game in terms of review. and hard + insane mode is ridiculous. As in you'll die when it gets hot and you'll die many times.The game has some technical issue such as unbindable keys atm and reading the game from window language or detecting resolution. Those are issues that should be taken to the forums and not about the game in terms of review. Prepare to Gaunttlet.

+4 Variety of modes for your skill level
+ Sleek and refined envision of gauntlet series
+ Retro sound effects and music and epic music scores.
+ Control scheme for controller and mouse+kb is fantastic for each character each with thier own style of play
+ Some randomly generated content but not much.
+ Fast and sleek gameplay even on multiplayer, though there isn't lobbies but joining is easy with a click of a button.
+ Masteries to accomplish to benefit character with Relic items to purchase along with aesthetic
+ fast paced gameplay with hordes of variety of enemies
+ MULTIPLAYER play

- Getting stuck in corners of the map when a teamate decides to wonder off
- People going afk, luckily theres a kick function
- no online communication of any type. Can't type or talk to them in a mic
- unbindable keys you can't change the setup i've tried.
- Good varieties of relic and items but not enough
- Who the ♥♥♥♥ destroyed my chicken? GODAMN IDIOT
- Not completely randomly generated content
- can't join a game underway or started
- Questor is always crowned king that ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
* he also steals my chicken
- Some players having problems with display, reading game language and unbindable keys, they're ixing it.


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Posted: September 23
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27 of 49 people (55%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
It's a great game. No one else seems to saying the bugs and pros and cons, so I will.
PROS:
-Good team game
-Fun gameplay
-Good difficulty
-Great story
CONS:
-Death Runs are too long
-Shooting the food
-Shooting the food
-Shooting the food
-Shooting the... Okay, I'm done.
The only bug I've had is that the music gets a bit choppy sometimes, but other then that it works fine. 10/10
Posted: September 23
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Having only briefly played the game I can say it feels like Gauntlet 1 and 2 but with a story. Eh who needs the story...endless hordes of monster slashing fun is what this game is all about. So if you enjoyed the original quarter ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s then you should fall right back in love/disgust with this one. If you're looking for Dark Legacy, then you probably won't be happy with this game.
Posted: September 23
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