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!
User reviews:
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Very Positive (79 reviews) - 82% of the 79 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Positive (4,561 reviews) - 75% of the 4,561 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 23, 2014

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Reviews

“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
Customer reviews
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Recent:
Very Positive (79 reviews)
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Mostly Positive (4,561 reviews)
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Thunder Dex
( 9.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
The game is alright, can be great, but currently too short and options for character upgrades are so limited... Hope they can release patch it up and increase game length and content without additional cost.
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Zigba
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Fun, simple, arcadey multiplayer. A great game to play with friends!
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Klan-X
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Instead of just trying to remake the arcade classic this is the best of the new and the old.

The characters all have different powers and abilities (for different play styles), controls are tight and responsive (important when outfighting a horde of monsters) and the abilities and equipment add lots of variety (Elf's exploding arrow is my fave).

Levels are pretty straightforward and the emphasis, like the original, is to fight to enemies in a dungeon.

There can be a lack of variety in the enemies and level design but since you are in a dungeon that is to be expected. Future expansions might fix this.

What I like most is that you can the controls are simple but there is an extra layer with the customization and different character types so you can play how you like.

Warrior has no ranged attacks but kicks ♥♥♥ and take names while Elf moves fast and has ranged attacks but is weak (two health boxes) and once mobbed is dead meat. This means you can mix up the characters, equipment and move sets to play.

My only real criticism is that you appear to be able to continue right from where you died as much as you like with no real penalty so you could just grind through the game without any real skill which makes the levels and challenges a lot less and takes some of the thrill out of trying to stay alive.

Definitely worth getting for multiplayer as well.
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LoudMan
( 21.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Absolute trash. It's so filled with bugs that it did not even shut down properly my first time playing it, racking up over 20 game hours and now I can't even refund it. I'm sure the devs put that in there as a failsafe because they knew it would save them from a couple refunds so they can hold onto your money with their greedy little saugage fingers. Don't bother.
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jake a guy
( 4.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
This right here is some good old fashion couch co-op. It strays a bit from the traditional gauntlet formula (I myself am used to Gauntlet Legends on the N64, in which even the warrior has a projectile based attack) but holy heck is this a blast and a half to play. Grab some friends, fight some hordes, get some gold, kick some ♥♥♥. I play the wizard because he feels most natural for twin stick shooter mechanics, and his spell tomes add some great variety to gameplay, he has 3 elements tagged to 3 buttons, you tap any 2 buttons(lets call them A,B, and C) , AA AB BA AC CC CB etc, each combonation creates a different spell and once you get the hang of it, the wizard is a diverse boss ♥♥♥ dude, with unfortunately low health, but if you know when to draw a horde into a corner, and freeze them or use your fire jet to blast through, you should have no problem clearing rooms. 10/10 from me homies
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Derken200
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Good game
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Strice
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Product received for free
Buggy, unpolished. Slightly fun.
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Xan
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Used to love playing Gauntlet in arcades.

So much nostalgia.
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celtzrule
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
As a big fan of local co op games, I can definetly recommend this one to anyone who enjoys some mindless hack n slash fun with friends. It does a good job recreating the formula that made the original Gauntlet arcade game so fun.
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tmharvey
( 6.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Awesome gameplay
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
Great game to sit down on the couch with some buddies and play over steam link with multiple people on xbox 360 controllers.
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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
Launched game, destroyed food, got caught by death... repeated this about 5 times. If you ever played Gauntlet in the Arcade you will love this remaster. I bought the extra necro pack and I am horrible with the character but creates a great fun, fast paced game that anyone can join (thanks steam).

Highly recommended.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
20.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
Some people just can't be pleased. If you are expecting a re-skin of Dark Legacy with better graphics you will be disappointed. If you want a fresh new Gauntlet with loads new ideas and content, I highly recommend this game. The devs have worked tirelessly (and STILL ARE) to please everyone, and that alone speaks volumes. Solo is fun, co-op is even better! Very much worth my money.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
55.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
A fun overhead-view twin-stick game. Each character has a very different playstyle with extra variety built in as you unlock different weapons for them. Multiple difficulty levels too.

The game is also simple. It isn't some in-depth role playing game. Its just a dungeon-crawler, with the primary element being slaughtering crowds of monsters. Before too long, you have seen it all.

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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
18.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
Really enjoy this updated version of the classic game. Has challenging moments, but can play casual as well. I like it!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
I made a tactical decision and destroyed food. Impressive!
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
Thumbs up as it's the perfect couch co-op game! A BIG fan of the Gauntlet games and this one is a welcome addition.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 6
Product received for free
This game was gifted to me by a friend.

If you like dungeon runners then this game is for you. I've enjoyed playing it. Make sure you have a friend to play it though becasue the mah-♥♥♥♥er gets pretty damn hard the further you go.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 8
I have no complaints about this game, having a good old time with it. If it gets too hard early on then replay a few stages or with someone in multiplayer and collect more gold to upgrade to proceed. Great feel using my xbox controller and the atmosphere is awesome on some of the stages. Good change up of enemies keeps you changing those combinations of attack and defense.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
80.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
I am young but I was raised on gauntlet. I think that this game is awesome and anyone who likes the original or diablo 3 then they should give this a chance.
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