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 (46 reviews) - 93% of the 46 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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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!

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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“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.

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

    • OS: 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
    • 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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( 6.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
Good enough for the price.
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( 13.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
I didnt expect much when I bought this game. I only wanted to get something fun for the leftovers on my psc. I dont regret giving this game a chance, it was better than I ever hoped for.

Now the combat and the gameplay is unique as such. You can only go straight to the right, therefor the name, but you have surprisingly much to take care of while walking that one way. You need to level your character, find equipment and food and prepare yourself for the final battle which starts at 400 distance for easy difficulty and at 100 for harder difficulty. It took me a while to even make it to the final battle at first, having to keep track of my own stamina, equipment and levels. I often rushed into dungeons filled with monsters I couldnt beat yet, or made dumb descisions which killed me. Its rather punishing since you can only save for either a 5 level cost or by dropping a save crystal. But that doesnt mean it's less fun, just more challanging.

+ You have different classes to pick from, each have their own playstyle with strengths and weaknesses. Some might not even be able to fight at all.
+ You gain points after each run, which you can invest to build a vault to store items for your next character or to unlock new traits.
+ You have different difficulties, even different gamemodes, changing the enemy / items or the way you start.
+ A playthrough doesnt take very long, so you can play it whenever you are up for it, without getting as invested as in big games like Fallout or Witcher.
+ Has some really good soundtrack and Artstyle

- Once you beat all the difficulties with all classes I guess there's not much to do.
- Can't think of anything else to list here.
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Somebody to Love
( 14.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
A great RPG game, with a unigue outlook on the world map, combat, with a twist that make the game action-packed, strategic, and hectic while not wearing you down, giving you time to plan each move, and plenty of options to move forward. While I might have liked the game even more if it had expanded it's story a bit, the gameplay itself is fun, engaging, and very addictive.

Don't think you'll just play this game only once. It has replay value like you wouldn't believe, and even if you succeed at one goal, there will be many more waiting for you.
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( 17.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
This game is nothing short of amazing. The plus DLC is a must, I recommend starting on that to get the full experience, balance and story. It's a fairly typical rouge step up sans amulet but the mechanics are highly refined and the visuals minimal but quite adorable nonetheless.
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( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
It's less than a burrito from a food truck. Seriously. Skip a meal and buy the game.
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( 62.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
this is a must play for rpg lovers , one of the most fun games i ever played , i loved this so much ^^
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King Kaffee
( 60.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
I picked up OWH for like 99 cents during some Steam Sale forever ago, and immediately fell in love with the simple but fun gameplay.

The art style is pretty standard, with stylized anime portraits for some characters but sprites making up the majority of the overworld art. Classes are all different enough to justify multiple playthroughs with each class, though some are definitely harder to use properly. Gameplay is easy enough to understand, and the difficulty is challenging enough to keep you interested but not quite enough to be frustrating.

Ultimately, the whole game is really easy to get into, with enough complexity to waste a few hours here and there and get really involved.

I would recommend the Plus DLC as well, since it adds a lot of complexity to the game. Overall, great timewaster, great game, tons of fun.
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( 18.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Can play naked in game while naked for 2x the nakedness.
10/10 would go naked again.
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( 29.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Fun game. Hard or easy, you decide! Enjoyed the humor and story. :)
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.8 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
4.8 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
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
This game is a lot more addictive than I first gave it credit for. The randomly generated worlds are done well for the most part and you gain access to multiple classes that change up your strategy. One Way Heroics looks simplistic and barebones from the outside but I've had a lot of fun gradually unlocking more options to play around with. I'd say there's plenty of content for the money.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
3.7 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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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
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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7 of 14 people (50%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
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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251 of 271 people (93%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
59.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 29, 2014
It is hard to sum up One Way Heroics into just a few words, so let me give you a couple paragraphs. (If you're the sort that likes to go "tl;dr" then just scroll to the bottom, but I mean, then why are you even reading reviews to begin with?)

I picked this game up for <$0.60 when it was sale during the summer. I have to say, those were the best $0.60 I have ever spent. One Way Heroics doesn't appeal to you with stunning graphics, rich storytelling, or intricate gameplay. Instead, it is more retro gaming, silly short tales, and an easy to pick-up set of controls. Now you might be wondering, why would I want something like that? Arguably everything but simplicity of the controls could be considered negative or at least niche. One Way Heroics doesn't offer high spec gaming while emptying your wallet - what you're buying is meaningless fun and entertainment.

When I first opened this game and started an adventure, I found myself with my silly little 2D character talking to a "Naughty King Victor" about the darkness at the left of my screen that would attempt to eat me until I killed the Demon Lord. Yes, clearly the storyline could use some work, but as I struggled to kill weak mobs and then stronger demons I found myself falling for this game. Everything was fairly straightforward and the desire to complete achievements, "save the world," and become a true hero compels you to play over and over again. It doesn't take several hours to do a run through like a quest in some RPG, just 30 minutes or so if you're short on time. Yet, you can play longer sessions that go for tens of hours depending completely on what you want to do and how much time you have - and those hours? They were some fun hours.

I won't try to tell you that you'll be so entranced with One Way Heroics that you'll spend thousands of hours playing it - you probably won't. But it's easy to lose 10, 20, maybe even 100 hours of your life having fun by sending your hero towards the right of your screen. Was that worth my 60 cents while it was on sale? Definitely. Is it worth the full $3.49? Absolutely. Most of us play games to have fun - and One Way Heroics delivers.


If you're a hardcore gamer looking for a game with brilliant graphics and intricate/competitive gameplay to drop thousands of hours on, I think you're better off somewhere else.
If you're someone looking to spend 10-100 hours having fun in your spare time? Buy One Way Heroics.
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