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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victrium
( 27.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
It was fun! ...for a short while. Beat the campaign on Hard but with no unlockable difficulties and no character progression to speak of it got boring fast. Playing with friends on Endless is fun enough, but... without progression the fun wears thin quick. Apparently there was a point in the past where it was substantially better in this regard, but it was patched out? Um, it's all right but it seems to me it's not worth your money if the devs make the game worse on purpose.
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Blinddcu
( 60.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
7.5/10
a nice casualy game just to kill a few hours on from time to time, can take a little while to find games to join depending on what time of day you play. but in all, it's not a bad game. wouldn't pay the full £15 - got it on sale.
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jewishjazzyj
( 21.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
This is a great game but it aint no Dark Legacy. mechanics have changed a bit but it still feels immediately familiar if youve played any other gauntlet game. It can be hard as hell too which is awesome
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QuantumMonkey
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
Nothing like the previous gauntlets
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-(aaK)-Devrij
( 33.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
Great game to play with friends. Fiendishly difficult at higher difficulties and rewards good team play. Local coop is a great bonus too.
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Beaner
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
Played the original back in the day in game rooms, but didn't find myself really enjoying this remake. Guess games have come a long way since those days, and this game is nowadays just to damn boring. From looking at my total game time, it looks like I couldn't even make it to an hour. Will be uninstalling this game soon just to free up a bit of drive space.
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Utak
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
Very Good game
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Joikkeli
( 7.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
Awesome. Just awesome
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Guacman
( 19.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
shoot all the food before your dying friend can eat it.
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CRGNXN
( 5.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
Grew up playing this as an arcade game in the local bowling alley and then on N64. This is a great rendition of one of my all time favorites, it didn't dissapoint at all!
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HadrasVorshoth
( 3.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
It's not terrible on its own, but knowing how good the previous games were in a sense of progression... This Gauntlet feels like it's severely dumbed down... Maybe because it needs to work on a controller for the console versions? I wouldn't know.

As its own game, it's great. I can play it for ages. I like it.

As a part of the Gauntlet games? Maybe not so much.

So treat it like it's its own game, despite the context of the prior games existing. You'll have less of a sour taste in your mouth.
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smoken
( 7.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 28
Dope dungeon smasher! brings me back to the Gauntlet Legends days for the N64. 10/10!
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Badass-Samurai
( 13.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 26
GREET GEME!
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oldpainless
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
Good Remake of a classic. Only problem is a lot of players tend to kick you off the game for no reason
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-UnK- Seris
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
I don't understand why people feel the need to force their expectations on game releases..
I mean have you people not learnt that, having expectations would only lead to disappointment?!

Honestly, since I didn't have any specific expectations for this game. I actually enjoyed it.
But then I don't know about all these negative reviews thou.. They just seem a little bit salty.
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President OBAMA
( 14.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 23
Amazing game especially in Coop. There are 4 heroes +1 from DLC necromancer.
One of the best coop experience i could see in my gaming life. It reminds me little bit a game Forced so if you have friends take it! It´s even little skilled game. you need of course some skill to control your hero against a hundreds of enemies, and that´s what makes this game more interesting unlike diablo 3 where you just click at LMB and that´s all.

Cons-
The hero archer is extremely OP. just wasd and LMB is all you need to beat this game even on hard.


There is really a lot of good things, but im so lazy to write all these things so of course buy it,... Not here but at ♥♥♥♥♥ you can pay only 2 euros for this game.


9/10 .
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RMS Wolfie
( 9.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 22
I am a duck and this game is quack!
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artayd2
( 8.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 22
Underwhelming with 3 other friends in Co-op; mediocre solo
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DC Swag
( 12.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 22
Guantlet fan? My review is not going to help.

Person who is just looking for co-op games to play with friends? Let me explain.

Last night: Me, Brother, sober friend online, drunk friend online.

Working together to get through the dungeons while screwing around stealing food from the drunk friends and making racist jokes. Most of the time this resulted in dying then doing the exact same thing all over again.

Most fun I've had in some time. Don't understand why the reviews I've seen are negative
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 7
QUICKRATING

GAMEPLAY 3/5
It is a refreshing approach to an old concept, lacking the courage to add new elements besides basic character improvement over purchasable items/skills. The "poisonous" air in the dungeon that constantly harmed you in the arcade predecessor is gone and if you die, it's due to the enemies. The cultists get some cheap kills from time to time, which is plain frustrating. Other than that, the game feels balanced, but you have to grind to unlock it's full potential. A lot.

CONTROLS 3.5/5
I have played it with a controller and never had any issues with response times. The button layout is convenient, but not rebindable. Jumping over gaps sometimes feels wonky.

MUSIC & SOUND 4/5
The music fits the scenario and the sound effects are really good. I own a localized version [GER], the voice actors sound like lackluster porn actors.

VISUALS 4/5
I enjoy the visuals and the different locations are distinctive. I like the gore and overall special effects. Sometimes you can lose sight of your character, especially with a full team in a crowd of enemies.

ADDITIONAL INFO

You (and your friends) fight through different dungeons from start to exit. You gain continues, when you fill the bar at the top of the screen by killing off hordes of enemies. If you run out of them, it's game over. You have to share gold and other resources (food, potions) with your team. There are bossfights at the end of each area which require a bit more tactics than the standard enemies. This is the standard game mode. Besides that, you can fight in the Colloseum (a daily challenge) to gain more gold and some hero specific items. You also have the option to start an endless game to see how many dungeons you can clear without dying.

With gold you can purchase special skills, items or potion effects, which adds to the gameplay. The most interesting parts are the unique upgrades for each hero.

I have enjoyed this game so far and I recommend it, if you want something diabloesque without the hassle to store and manage items, inventory limitations and clicking through complex skill trees. If you want that, you won't be satisfied. It is easy to pick up (except the mage) and play. Be it for 30 minutes or 3 hours.

I have had some serious issues with my connection crashing (either hosting or joining), so at the moment I would recommend local coop or single player to avoid these frustrations, taking away a good measure of the game tho. I have contacted WB Games support with this issue, but unfortunately received your standard "Have you tried turning it off and on again" reply.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
I never played it before august but when I did i enjoyed the game. Its kinda grindy and very team based so if your gonna play this game and play well then you have to really work with a good team and I would recommend using a mic since its better then typing while monster are railing on you etc.. you guys know what im talking about.

I still think this game is pretty good its just VERY team based and you need to communicate well and fast in some parts of the game.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
146.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 11
Gauntlet and Gauntlet legends were some of my fav games as a child much like many of the other players on here. The community in gauntlet is great, the game is pretty fun and can be played local, online and local/online mixed co-op which gives it a thumbs up from me, and the endless mode is great fun. It's ultimately the greatest nostalgia party game in my opinion for 20-40 year olds (even older or younger it doesn't discriminate). I remommend getting a party of your friends who enjoyed it as children with you and doing a local co-op game together for the best experience.
I do have some cons however, nothing that can really be helped though. The Story mode is fun however not incredibly replayable and quite short, the game is quite buggy and wb will not be updating the game and/or making a sequel ever as production has finished according to forums I have been on regarding it. Add to this playing by yourself is actually terrible for some strange reason (perhaps the loneliness) I would reccomend 2-4 players.
Despite this I have had an enjoyable time playing and would rate the game an 8.5 out of 10. I have played many revamps of gauntlet and this is gauntlet how I most fondly remember it. Thanks WB
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 22
Underwhelming with 3 other friends in Co-op; mediocre solo
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
Nice enough game, especially coop. ~6 hours to complete. Severely lacks epic boss fights and better skill-trees.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
23.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 18
Originally this game a a great source of funa dn entertainment with friends. The ability to upgrade and customize your character through progression was a great function. Then came "Slayer Edition", or as I like to call it gimped and dumbed down to console edition. They stripped everything that made the game unique from other dungeon crawlers. With the removal of any skill or ability progression, it's now just a dungeon slog with no reward.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
60.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
The original release of this game was tedious but incredibly fun. Logged 60 hours of game plan with little hesitation. I took a break from the game and recently tried to play it again. At some point the developers released a slayer edition which renders the game unplayable for me. The controls are laggy and inconsistant depsite playing it on the same machine as before, which exceeds the recommended system requirements. If there was a way to play the original version, I would recommend that game, but not in its current iteration.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 21
they took away leveling, in gauntlet.......... !
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
60.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
7.5/10
a nice casualy game just to kill a few hours on from time to time, can take a little while to find games to join depending on what time of day you play. but in all, it's not a bad game. wouldn't pay the full £15 - got it on sale.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 18
I never played the previous version before the slayer edition update which is disliked by most. Though the earlier version sounds like it was better i still had fun with the session i had just now. I played it set to open game, some people came in and played alongside me, we had a good time. It seemed a bit easy however, so next time i might set it to hard.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 18
Don't expect a 100 hour, deep experience. This game is about getting a friend or 2 and killing a ton of ♥♥♥♥. At that it succeeds greatly. Me and my friends have a couple drinks, try to keep each other a live after hordes of enemies try to kill us. When I don't feel like mentally investing in my other games this is a great choice. I had a blast playing it and its WELL worth the price, even more so if you can grab it on sale.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
18.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
This is a fantastic game. If you look at it and think it might even be a little fun, get it. You will not be disappointed.

It feels very much like the classic Gauntlet games in that it has plenty of enemies, spawners, food that is needed badly, and so forth. However it's also a highly tactical game that rewards creative play. Each of the classes plays quite differently and skill with any of them can let you completely dominate enemies.

This is one my favorite games for both couch coop and over-the-Internet coop and everything inbetween thanks to drop-in/drop-out multiplayer and with the endless dungeon mode there's no reason to stop playing.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
31.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 18
Dark Legacy >>>>>> ...please do a remake
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 18
Don't bother. Arrowhead really screwed the pooch with this one. The original version of this game had its flaws, but was still a fairly fun dungeon crawl.

Then they released the Slayer Edition, which was supposed to fix all the problems... but in reality, they just dumbed it down to the point where a goldfish could play it. Well, that is if they hadn't screwed up the smooth controls and combat to some herky-jerky tangled mess. All the progression from the original version? Gone. Now you just get gold. Wow, so original guys!

Between this and the release + abandonment of Helldivers on PC, Arrowhead is no longer a developer I will be supporting. They got a whiff of that EZ console cash and sold out the PC gamers responsible for their initial success, and that's something I simply won't forgive, nor forget.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 18
this was terrible. i've never played such a bad version of gauntlet in my entire life. I've played console, arcade and now this pc version. it felt so lackluster. the necromancer not worth the $5 either. one of the attacks can't even break a vase right next to you. if a mob gets close you might as well die because there is no way you will survive. i am hoping one day we get a better version of gauntlet but as it stands. just no to this one.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
21.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 18
A really good game within itself, but much more limited than the original Gauntlet Legends title this game is based on. I thoroughly enjoyed it for about 20 hours and then lost interest entirely. I may come back to it and my review may improve at that point. Not sure. But for now this game gets a 7/10. I do enjoy the built in achievement system that is designed to spark a replayable vibe about the game, but it doesn't quite close the gap for me. I still do recommend people get this game and try it, maybe when it's on sale depending on how patient folks are.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
The game was exactly what I thought it would be when I bought it. Unfortunately it constantly crashes on my friends comp so I have no desire to play. Also it gets boring pretty quickly.
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77 of 101 people (76%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
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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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
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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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
40.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 23
If you remember the old gauntlet you will love this game an easy 7 out of 10 for a great hack and slash delight
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