Forget everything you’ve learned about combat. Cobalt’s slo-mo mechanic lets you perform moves that other games can’t comprehend. Discover the secrets of a distant colony in a cosmic campaign, take on challenges and rule the leaderboards, or face off against others in local and online multiplayer.
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Very Positive (262 reviews) - 85% of the 262 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 2, 2016

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“For brief moments, it can feel like a 2D Deus Ex.”
Rock Paper Shotgun

“Across all modes, across all entertaining distractions, Cobalt is the 2D platform-shooter-brawler in which you can combat-roll into oncoming projectiles, trigger a glorious moment of auto-slo-mo, and knock whatever's headed your way back in the direction it came from.”

“It simply doesn’t get better than this.”

About This Game

Forget everything you’ve learned about combat. Cobalt’s slo-mo mechanic lets you perform moves that other games can’t comprehend. Play through the story and discover answers to mysterious questions including: What happened to the humans? Why am I riding a space hamster? How is my cyborg head so good at deflecting bullets? Multiplayer is a less cryptic, though equally enjoyable affair: face off against friends and enemies in local or online multiplayer, learn the intricacies of over 80 maps and 67 weapons, and dominate the leaderboards.

  • Enjoy 6 multiplayer modes on over 80 maps. Play locally or online.
  • Wield over 37 ranged weapons, 33 melee weapons, 6 hand shields, and more...
  • Use Cobalt's signature move - the combat roll - to deflect projectiles or line up sweet headshots.
  • Take advantage of our automatic-extreme-slo-mo mechanic, to pull off sick manoeuvres like rocket punches, bullet deflects, or last-second goals
  • Customise weapons and armour to your personal taste.
  • Play through the story alone or in co-op. Tame wasps! Take part in unnecessary dancing mini-games. Make friends with birds then get sad when they explode into puff of feathers

Six game modes

  • Survival Mode: Face off against waves of enemies, upgrading equipment between rounds.
  • Combat and Speed challenges: test speed, agility and combat skills in a wealth of challenges. Take your place on the global leaderboards.
  • Deathmatch: Go head to head in free-for-all showdowns or team-based battles.
  • Team Strike: No respawns. Multiple rounds! Equipment upgrades! Cobalt’s most original mode.
  • Plug Slam: The most popular sport in the Cobalt universe. Slam the plug into the goal to win. Don’t die!
  • Story Mode: Discover the secrets of a remote colony alone or with a friend in local co-op. Includes puzzles, boss fights and tameable pets.

Cobalt is the brainchild of Oxeye Game Studio, which consists of Jens Bergensten, Daniel Brynolf, and Pontus Hammarberg. It’s published by Mojang.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7, 8 or 10
    • Processor: 1,5 GHz or faster processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1GB VRAM
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
22.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
Even though it's a Mojang game, its not Minecraft. Keep waiting guys... Who... Like... Mincraft... For some reason. It'll MAYBE come to Steam, but until then maybe give this a try.

Cobalt is a fun Matrix-like Max payne catastrophe where slow motion, a strange but cool artstyle, and cool weapons and maps come together with a kickass soundtrack to make a masterpiece. Originally, the fact that it was published by Mojang made me think this game was gonna be.... Meh. But this game did more than make me underestimate the amazingness (that's a word, right?) of this game. I was taken into a world where I could be stealthy and slowly kill everyone from behind, or badass and shoot everone up in a matter of seconds. This game has some pretty funny dialogue and an interesing story that will be everywhere you go. (Even in the arcade maps?) Yes, even in the arcade maps! This game overwhelmed me with cool things to do, custom maps, and lots of content.

Do you want to be a pansy, or a REAL MAN? Ha! Got you! Both of those suck! You should be a Metalface, travelling through space destroying the place like an ace. (That sucked!) Shut up, kid! My rhymes are cooler than yours because I play Cobalt! Cool people play Cobalt! That's why they both start with a C! Honestly, if you think that you're cool enough and skilled enough, play this game!
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130 of 154 people (84%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
15.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 2
Cobalt is an action platformer with very satisfying combat mechanics.
The game is relatively easy to pickup, but there are a lot of tools given to you that if used properly, can give you the edge over your enemies. Timing and skill is quite important when it comes to combat, which makes it that much more satisfying.

First, I should mention that you can't aim freely in this game. You shoot wherever the character is facing, which is left or right. That is unless you hold the crouch or sneak button. That makes your character aim at the closest enemy automatically. That's how you can take out enemies on ceilings, or in the air. Your character will also auto-aim at enemies while you roll.

Rolling has other uses as too. If you roll into an enemy projectile, then you will deflect it and avoid taking damage. If it hits your head directly while rolling, then you'll deflect it at your enemy and in turn hurting them. However, if the projectile hits your feet while rolling, then you will take damage. It's little things like this that continue to make the gunplay interesting in this game.
One detail I love is that if you time it just right, you can punch the ground as you roll to launch yourself into the air.

Your arsenal consists of melee weapons, firearms and thrown objects. All of these add variety when it comes to destroying your foes. It's fun stuff!

There are two modes to choose from.
Story mode will have you making your way through huge levels, navigating different paths, completing puzzles, picking doors, discovering secrets etc. It's similar to other "metroidvania" games if you want a more direct comparison. This mode is also sprinkled with a few cutscenes and dialogue, which are generally quite funny and well written.

The arcade mode pits you in constant action. You can choose combat or speed mode here. Speed mode has you try to navigate through levels at high speeds, where combat mode lets you wreak havoc. You've got shields, cool armour and tonnes of enemies to mow through. You feel like a badass.

My only gripe with the game so far, is sometimes you'll want to break a barrier above you, and since it's not an enemy, your character will not auto aim at it. That means you need to roll and time your shot in hopes that it'll hit the barrier. It would be nice in cases like this if you could aim upwards.

I absolutely love the soundtrack. A lot of it consists of 80s dark synth-y type of stuff, although it's got quite a variety.

Lastly, in all games, I always find myself moving my character to the music. Crouching to the beat and turning with the melody. This game actually rewards you for it! If you do certain actions in the rhythm, it gives you points. I just love that little detail, as it encourages you to have fun with little details like dancing to music.

Overall, I think it's a really solid game, with a lot of variety when it comes to game modes, and the combat is really what takes the cake. Fun, and satisfying.
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62 of 73 people (85%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
252.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 3
To me this game is already a timeless classic.

Story: 8/10. A solid plot with plenty of humour. Not a masterpiece, but the story is conveyed excellently through the campaign style. Story mode is not the primary focus of Cobalt, but it is a lengthy, challenging and rewarding campaign. The lore behind the game is intriguing and leaks through into some of the arcade mode maps, which I think is a really nice touch.

Graphics: 9/10. It's not beautiful pixel art and it's no Mona Lisa, but playing some of the custom maps completely convinced me that this game can look really amazing.

Sound: 9/10. The music is catchy and memorable and the sound fx perfectly match what is happening in-game, slowing down when the time dilation kicks in. I can't think of anything I would change here.

Gameplay: Beyond 10. In an age of games where the gameplay is often left to one side, Cobalt turns around and says "here's what it means to be a gameplay focused game." The entire game is physical and feels very natural after a while at the controls. There are really endless possibilities to what can be done inside the Cobalt engine, which is why I'm incredibly excited to see that there are already modding possibilities. Never before have I played a game that creates so many awesome moments. Doing a backflip over a missile whilst shooting your gun at a grenade so it bounces off a wall and into another player is just tame to me now. This is the game that will make you squeal, will make you sweat and will make you feel like the most awesome person in the universe.

Cobalt sets the bar for gameplay now. Forget Mario, forget Smash Bros, forget every other game under the sun. I will never be able to look at another game again the same way. If you think this is just another arena brawler like Duck Game and Towerfall then think again. I can't play those kind of games anymore without thinking "man, I'd rather just be playing Cobalt."
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51 of 59 people (86%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 2
Okay so this game is absolutely great. The story mode, the online modes and even the challenge maps and workshop content. I have been having a blast and the campaign is absolutley hilarious. I must say though, this game is absolutely unplayable without a controller. I tried it with keyboard and almost got cancer. USE A CONTROLLER!
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57 of 71 people (80%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 2
Have owned this game since 25 December, 2011! So don't look at my hours played as all the time I have played. This game is a blast. Honestly give it a go and you won't be upset. It has plenty of content and fun and has an editor that lets one make more content for the game. The story mode is interesting and I look forward to diving into it with a friend!

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37 of 42 people (88%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
37.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 2
Yes yes YES!! Almost 7 hours in and I am extremely satisfied!

About 2 years ago I bought the alpha because that by itself looked simply amazing and revolutionary. I am now 7% complete with the story mission and have very little to complain about. The story has kept me interested a lot of characters lack depth but rarely humor. Dialouge is actually kind of fun and will leave you laughing.(Just remember your ABCs cobalt) The developers are AMAZING, they are helpful, answered my questions personally, and even played with me WUT!? Many thought this game was abandoned for a long period of time, but its my guess they were spending that time adding the LOADS of content that is in game now.

I played probably 50+ hours of the alpha and know a lot about the multi player, survival, team strike etc. Am excited to explore the new features and additions. Despite probably a crash or two every hour the alpha was a fun experience by itself which should say something. Oh and if you have a gamepad USE IT, the keyboard controls are extremely bizzare especially if you are a newblett. Oh and a side note on that game pad controls are changed from the alpha, and they are much easier to use.

The game has a story that seems well put together, and it feels like the three or so man dev team actually cares about the backstorys, lore, etc. The mystery has kept me playing, but for the love of my foot IM GETTING SICK OF THE SAME STUPID COMPUTER BOSS FIGHT, im not kidding I WILL KICK MYSELF IF I HAVE TO FIGHT THAT FRIKIN COMPUTER AGAIN. 3rd times the charm devs, change it up a little.

Expect to feel like a complete mlg rekt blazit noscope proscope oh baby a triple double, backfliping slowmotion maniac, in the multiplayer, which needs some connection issues fixed, it feels laggy and slow curently.

So um yeah buy it,

enjoy it,

love it.


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38 of 47 people (81%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
97.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 5
Game of the year 2016. 10/10.

Best action platformer game ever made. Waited 5 years on development and it was worth it.


- Amazing slow motion moments
- Wide range of characters
- Wide range of weapons
- Wide range of maps
- Make your own game modes
- Amazing multiplayer
- Amazing replay value


- None
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28 of 32 people (88%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 3
I bought this game in alpha and it had no features. Devs actually delivered.
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23 of 25 people (92%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
83.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 29
I got this game back in the Alpha stage and I can say without a doubt that it is one of my favorites. The gameplay is clean and the graphics are great. My only concern is that I cannot play more than two players locally with my direct input gamepads. I love the large amount of gamemodes offered and the customizablity of the maps. Definetly recommend this to all combat gamers.
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37 of 49 people (76%) found this review helpful
33 people found this review funny
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 2
2d matrix style bullet time combat? duuuude
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89.0 hrs
Posted: October 18
would be better if for mac to
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☭ cyka_blyat.exe ☭
1.3 hrs
Posted: October 15
Product received for free
I still remember when I got this game off Mojang 3 years ago, and It was so hype when they released it on steam with multiplayer!
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9.1 hrs
Posted: October 11
This is game is totally awesome.
If you have friends, don't hesitate, this game is fun :)

If you want to play with me : just add me ;)
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49.9 hrs
Posted: October 10
Very nice features it has great replayabilty (if my hours are low i played it a ton when it was standalone) I would like to see more character customization or more diverse types of guns but otherwise it is a lovely game. :D
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16.9 hrs
Posted: October 7
It's great. The endless challenges and singleplayer/multiplayer modes make up for what I hear is a mediocre campaign. All I hope is that modding feature I hear Oxeye is making will fix the level creator. It can't launch for me.
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53.5 hrs
Posted: October 3
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1.1 hrs
Posted: September 25
I personally didn't find it fun.
Does seem like a few might find it fun, but I wouldn't reccommend it myself.
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The Anonymous Mouse
59.8 hrs
Posted: September 16
I have played this game since alpha, and have loved it ever since.
Although a little buggy, it's still a great game, and it keeps getting better.

  • Rich story which lasts a while, not just 3 levels
  • Arcade mode with lots of fun game modes, with customizable loadouts, weapon spawns etc
  • Awesome combat rolls in super slo-mo
  • Fun challenges with 3 categories: Speed, Combat and Puzzle
  • Lots of cool, unique weapons
  • Online multiplayer with co-op and pvp
  • Local multiplayer with gamepads
  • Steam workshop support and level editor
  • Over 80 achievements
  • Sooo many secrets
  • Tame and ride animals
  • Cute robots
  • Can crash sometimes
  • Level editor is very hard to understand, but you can learn how to use it
  • Can be very hard at times

10/10 Awesome game.
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xMin3gam3x (Johnny Flauto)
21.3 hrs
Posted: September 9
This game is great, fun, and... Well, there are a lot of good things I could say about this game. In my opinion, all the ahters of this game are some fat Minecraft fans who are mad because Mojang is working on this and not on Minecraft. What can i say? Buy it, it's worth the 19.99$.

  • Good gameplay
  • Level design is greately made
  • Multiplayer is a little bit laggy sometimes, but most of the times is smooth
  • Haves a level editor
  • Local multiplayer
  • There are a lot of pros (And this is a pro)

  • Muliplayer is really boring most of the times, because there's not a lot of players around, and nobody joins in (Most of the times)

    Well, if you have moneys, don't Buy "No Man's Lie", buy this, it's worth it.

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