Across all dimensions, the only constant is Darkness! A procedurally generated RPG-roguelike journey across the multiverse! In One Way Heroics, you take on the role of an intrepid adventurer who must travel across the land and face the Demon Lord before a mysterious darkness engulfs everything.
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Very Positive (18 reviews) - 88% of the 18 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (3,038 reviews) - 94% of the 3,038 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 28, 2014

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June 9

Mystery Chronicle: One Way Heroics is coming!

Hi All!

We are super excited to announce that Mystery Chronicle: One Way Heroics has released their coming soon page on Steam!

http://store.steampowered.com/app/409000/

Mystery Chronicle: One Way Heroics is the re-production of One Way Heroics done by Spike Chunsoft.
Any lover of One Way Heroics and One Way Heroics Plus would enjoy this retelling in Mystery Chronicle: One Way Heroics.

Make sure you check it out!

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May 23

[OWH Ver1.88 → 1.89 / OWH+ Ver1.23 → 1.24]

Hi all, we have some updates for you today!

  • [OWH/OWH+ only for JP] Small text fix.

  • [OWH+] Item mimic didn't have the item effect and it was fairly easy to distinguish before. Fixed.

  • [OWH+] Enemy NPC who uses status ailment attacks with low attacking power won't use it to the ally NPCs anymore.
      → To avoid the never ending battle outside of the screen and hindering the hero's smooth movement.

  • [OWH+] Lillith and White Harpy's equipment item drop rate increased.

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Reviews

“A fantastic game bite-sized roguelike for those who can exercise a little bit of patience.”
83 – RPG Fan

“This game gives you lots of reasons to go back to it and chances are that you will.”
70 – Niche Gamer

“For people that sit down and spend serious amounts of time with their purchases, the daily dimensions offers limitless replayability.”
80 – Critically Sane

One Way Heroics Plus DLC - adding double the content!

Taking One Way Heroics to a new level, Plus adds almost double the content with new classes, enemies, features and more. Defeat the Demon Lord in a whole different dimension with this unmissable addition.
http://store.steampowered.com/app/352840/

About This Game



In One Way Heroics, you take on the role of an intrepid adventurer who must travel across the land and face the Demon Lord before a mysterious shadow engulfs everything.

Darkness always approaches from the left, and with each movement or action you take, the void creeps ever closer. Forced to run right, you'll encounter any number of monsters, allies, thieves and shops on your desperate journey to stop the end of everything.

The good news is that you don't just have access to one world. You have access to all of them.



  • A nearly infinite number of worlds to save and explore!
  • Multiple classes to unlock, each with different skills and advantages.
  • Dimensional Vault: Don't waste extra valuables! Lock away your inventory and save it for your next run!
  • Time control: when the going gets tough, the tough freeze time and work out a new strategy.
  • Steam goodies: trading cards, emoticons and wallpapers that proudly broadcast your OWH finesse!

Every world is different and unique. Lust forests or corrupted hellscapes, adorable animals or cunning thieves, each departure is a roll of the die. You might find likeminded heroes willing to journey with you, or you might meet no one and be forced to venture into the unknown alone.

Like a dimension you previously visited? Simply input the name at the Dimensional selection screen before you begin your journey. Want to try your luck with a random reality? Type any word that pops into your head, and watch as One Way Heroics builds you a world based on the name you chose.

Infinite permutations. Infinite worlds. Infinite adventure.

*This game supports Cloud Saves for most system data including clear data and unlockables, however mid-game saves do not carry over.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1
    • Processor: Pentium III 1.0 GHz or better
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 800x600 resolution or higher
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 50 MB available space
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Weekender
( 4.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Good as it gets. Addicting.
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Toasty484
( 16.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
If the hefty price tag of $3.50 scared you off, worry no longer with the steam summer sale. 87 cents is perfect to round off any change you have with an interesting and addicting RPG maker game that, unlike most of the RPG maker backlog, is actually an RPG. Worth grabbing the DLC too, if you're the kind of aristocrat that bathes in tubs of dollar bills.
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SilkyMouse
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
Really solid if you're looking to burn time in a public place, as you can play and quit playing quickly without much immersion breaking.
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ZacMan23 (Trading)
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 19
Great game to play when waiting for something to download or load. Its great to play around for a while. 9/10
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Amateur
( 4.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 17
Charming Rogue-like, I got this game for less than a dollar

The story is simple, you are a Hero who must defeat The Demon Lord, The Darkness always approaches from the left, and with each movement you take, the darkness creeps ever closer. once you start there is no turning back, literally.

Totally recommended if you enjoy these types of games
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OsmiumOtter
( 62.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 16
Absolutely fantastic game, easy to just pick up and play for short periods, or to take multiple hours in one sitting.
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stealthswor1
( 2.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 16
I do believe that this game is good. However it is very repetitive and gets boring after a while. Even the variety in classes and zones don't do anything for me. Losing interest is a very bad sign especally after only a few hours. Permadeath is a nice idea but it does get frustrating not being able to progress.
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MaynezSE
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 15
Darkness killed the game for me, it instantly punishes any exploration posibilities of a proper RPG game.
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AWotKing
( 4.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 12
A entertaining turn-based rpg game thats pretty fun to play. Much replay value for it's cheap price. Can be compared to the game series Pokemon Mystery Dungeon.
Rating: 8.5/10
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
You can play as some nerd while having a dog gril, a money-hungry ♥♥♥♥, and a overly horny castle guard follow you as you walk to the right for an indefinite time until you die from a rock being thrown at you at 139km. 8/10 would slay feral creatures for money again.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
18.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
I have had so much fun just choosing classes going into randomized generated worlds and seeing how far my perks and class can take me. I sometimes wish there was a survival mode just keep going to see how far you can get.

I love the simplistic feel and nostalgic feel of the gameplay and graphics.
There are unlockable classes.
Its got great replay value.
Exploring class and perks with each adventure gives you the power to challenge your self.

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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
if this game had been released back on the NES, it'd be considered a legend of the day along with FF and Zelda franchises.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
94.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
So I tried to get this "Final Fantasy V" working and it didn't work. Then I found I had One way Heroics installed and now I'm addicted again.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
77.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
I spent 56 hours on this game?? How???
It's awesome. It's never really the same experience because sometimes you get screwed the instant you step out of the castle, and sometimes it's easy for the first 600km. DLC is a must buy. I just cleared the dimensional passageway and it was great. A great challenge.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
You start out in a castle. The darkness is to the left of the castle. Every time you move, the darkness engulfs more of the screen, forcing you to move right. The people in the castle do not move right. Their screams will spur you onward as you look for a way to end the destruction of the world, and will remind you of the price of failure. (They respawn when you do, of course, so don't mourn them too long. The darkness waits for no one!)

As you move further and further right, you collect items, kill enemies, gain levels, and fight evil wizards by pelting them with rocks. You die a lot--sometimes from enemies, and sometimes because you landed on the wrong side of a wall or a mountain range while out of time stops. You have to start over each time, but you get to carry over some of your best items to your next life, so it's not that annoying.

It's not earth-shattering, but it's a fun little roguelike for only $3.50. If you like the genre, you won't feel like you wasted your money.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
27.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
One Way Heroics is a 2D overhead rogue-like game where you're constantly escaping from an ever encroaching black mist coming from the left. If the mist catches up to you, or you die then it's completely game over and you start again while given the option to retain some of the items from this run, unlocking various new features classes and goodies along the way.

The game, at first, gives you a constant drive to play. The classes seem interesting and relatively varied and unlocking new skills, classes, and goodies in general is a fun. The interface and visuals are basic but well fleshed out and feel great, giving a bit of nostalgia to the 8-bit era of games like Dragon Quest Warrior. However, the issues with the game become apparent after the honeymoon period wears off.

The first of two major issues is the most unique aspect of the game - the darkness. The darkness was undoubtedly designed to create a sort of pacing and pressure, and at first it does. But once you become accustomed to the pacing of the game all it really does is discourage exploration. So long as you don't explore you'll never run into any problems with the darkness. But I happen to enjoy exploring!

The second is in the balance of the game. I think the best way to illustrate this is with one particularly absurd example. The main villain in the game is the demon lord. He'll occasionally fly in and you're supposed to wack at him a bit, constantly denting his hp a bit, until he flies away only to come back again. Rince, wash, repeat, until he's dead and the credits roll. One major strength of his is in shields - each time he appears, he has up to 45 layers of shields that need to be removed before you can even start damaging him. With a mellee class that might do just a few hits per turn at most while he's pounding on you with all he has - this is a big problem. For a mage class? Well for some reason their attacks go right through the shields. On the hardest difficultly level in the game, I defeated him the first time he appeared by just zapping him a few time with the weakest attack the mage has boosted by a pretty generic staff and beat him the first time he appeared - achieving consistent victory on the max difficulty in about 15 minutes. Pretty anticlimatic for a roguelike.

This isn't a game you'll be spending hundreds and probably not even tens of hours on, but for a fun 10 or 20 hour romp it's an enjoyable experience.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
Charming Rogue-like, I got this game for less than a dollar

The story is simple, you are a Hero who must defeat The Demon Lord, The Darkness always approaches from the left, and with each movement you take, the darkness creeps ever closer. once you start there is no turning back, literally.

Totally recommended if you enjoy these types of games
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
A entertaining turn-based rpg game thats pretty fun to play. Much replay value for it's cheap price. Can be compared to the game series Pokemon Mystery Dungeon.
Rating: 8.5/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
If the hefty price tag of $3.50 scared you off, worry no longer with the steam summer sale. 87 cents is perfect to round off any change you have with an interesting and addicting RPG maker game that, unlike most of the RPG maker backlog, is actually an RPG. Worth grabbing the DLC too, if you're the kind of aristocrat that bathes in tubs of dollar bills.
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