Join the ranks of the Spiral Knights. Stranded on an alien world, you must explore the ever-changing Clockworks beneath its surface.
User reviews:
Mostly Positive (191 reviews) - 74% of the 191 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Very Positive (15,573 reviews) - 84% of the 15,573 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 14, 2011

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September 30

Rangers Lead the Way!

Greetings Knights!

A few select knights are brave and crazy enough to drop behind enemy lines. Lieutenant Desna and her elite Recon Rangers are the first line of attack. Dangerous Prize Boxes feature items favored by Desna and the Rangers. Not only is this gear is designed to intimidate, but also do as much damage to the enemy as possible. As requested by Desna, their armor is equipped with razor-sharp spikes and other hazardous features, because “Even a dead Ranger should make their foes bleed.”

Recon Rangers are trained never to give up. Each Ranger is outfitted with a shield known as The Bitter End--the name serves as a reminder to all as to precisely how far a Recon Ranger is willing to go.

Contents include:
* Dangerous Dragon Wings (new)
* The Bitter End
* Anti-Personnel Spikes
* Dangerous themed armor and helms
* Dangerous themed accessories (new)

Dangerous 2016 Prize Boxes are available from now through October 18th, 2016, and details on the box can be found here.

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September 16

The Biannual Equinox Is Back!

Hello, knights!

The Equinox is falling at our door again. To mark the beginning of the new season and to welcome fall, Spiral HQ is offering Equinox Prize Boxes . In this box, you'll find items like these:

- Celestial Orbitgun
- Solar Plasma Wings
- Cosmic Plasma Wings
- Celestial Dragon Wings
- Celestial Valkyrie Wings
- Celestial Saber
- Orbit Aura
- Stellar Sentinel Helm
- Stellar Sentinel Suit
- Celestial Nav Helm
- Celestial Nav Suit
- Galactic Guardian Helm
- Galactic Guardian Vest
- Celestial Accessories

While looking for the perfect balance of items, you may also find variant tickets and some Confetti!

For full details, head over here. These items will be available through September 26, 2016!

Below are some of the additional changes in the most recent patch:

- Guild Halls button will properly toggle the dialog on and off.
- A little more treasure can now be found in the ‘Compound’ levels.

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About This Game

Band together and fight to the Core!
Spiral Knights is a cooperative adventure in a persistent world with a focus on instant, fast-paced action. Arm yourself and join the ranks of the Spiral Knights; stranded on an alien world, they must explore the ever-changing Clockworks beneath its surface in hopes of reaching its mysterious Core.

Key Features

Co-operative Exploration
  • The Clockworks offer challenges that are best tackled with friends.
  • Fight monsters, solve puzzles and discover treasures together!
Instant Action
  • Go from login to a multiplayer adventure in less than a minute.
Ever-changing World
  • The Clockworks cycle levels to explore in real time. Every moment of every day changes the world.
Create an Arsenal
  • There are hundreds of unique weapons and gear to discover and alchemize.
Form Powerful Guilds
  • Guild alliances allow greater influence over the world. Amass powerful minerals to transform the Clockworks!
Free to Play!
  • Spiral Knights is free to play, no subscription is required to enjoy everything the game has to offer.

Special Offer:

  • Team Fortress 2 "The Spiral Sallet" Hat
    Receive a free Spiral Knights-themed Team Fortress 2 hat by unlocking an achievement in Spiral Knights!
    To receive the free TF2 hat, players must reach the first Clockwork Terminal from any gate in the Haven Arcade and unlock the 'Mission Accomplished' achievement. (Players who've already unlocked it will also receive the hat.)

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista or 7
    • Processor: 1.3ghz processor
    • Memory: 512MB for Windows XP or 1GB for Windows Vista/7
    • Graphics: 64MB Video Memory. GeForce 5 series, ATI Radeon 8500. Latest video driver.
    • Display: 1024x600
    • DirectX®:
    • Hard Drive: 700MB
    • Java: Version 1.6
    • OS: OS X version Snow Leopard 10.6.3 or later.
    • Processor: 1.3ghz processor
    • Memory: 1GB
    • Graphics: 64MB Video Memory. GeForce 5 series, ATI 8500. Latest video driver.
    • Display: 1024x600
    • Hard Drive: 700MB
    • Java: Version 1.6
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
22 of 29 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
72.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 2
Early game is pretty fun and fairly easy to advance through. However, once you hit mid game (missions 5-1 and on), it starts to get increasingly grindy... or you can pay real money to expedite your advance.

That said, I was going to go through just to finish the game and get all achievements. But I found out one achievement requires buying 2 trinket slot upgrades and 2 weapon slot upgrades - things you can only buy with energy (combined cost of 800 energy). To get energy you have to pay cash (750 energy for $2.5) or you can exchange your crowns (game currency) for energy (~10,000 crowns for 100 energy). You can probably raise about 10,000 crowns every 1-2 hours. Additionally, the trinket and weapon upgrade slots only last 30 days - if you want them after that time, you'd have to get them again...

Another issue is you get to pick one of three pets as part of the 'story' progression. Once you pick, you cannot change your mind - you are stuck with it. However, it is possible to get other pets... at a cost of 2100 energy each.

The third issue is upgrading gear - a requirement for 'story' progression. To upgrade one piece, you need three orbs of the correct level, but all orbs are very rare drops. Mission 4-1 requires a set of 2 star gear (gear set = helmet, armor, shield, weapon - 2 star, easy enough). 5-2 requires 3 star gear (I saved time grinding by using 20K crowns to trade for 200 energy to buy a pack of three advanced orbs to complete my set). Mission 6-2 requires 4 star gear... I only have one elite orb right now and need at least 16. I can get packs of 3 for 400 energy each (total of 1600 = 160,000 crowns) or spend a few hours at a time to get a chance for one orb to drop. Not sure which mission requires lv 5 gear, but those orbs cost 800 energy for a pack of three... Leveling gear is similarily frustrating for level 3 gear and up - fire crystals drop more frequently than orbs, but you need a lot more to level up 5 pieces of equipment to level 10.

A few final notes: At times the game can lag a little - but if you are in a pack of baddies, you could find yourself dead without seeing yourself get hit (I died with full health due to internet connection lag four times in 50 hrs of gameplay. Lastly, as you reach mid game the levels and baddies become a little redundant (especially with all the required grinding).

Also note that my perspective is primarily from a solo vantage - played a little co-op with a friend. So I cannot comment on PvP or guild play or the like.

All considered, I cannot recommend this game as it gives you two options to progress once you reach mid game - grind tons of hours for little gain or pay chunks of cash.
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18 of 23 people (78%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
415.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 31
Here in the deepest depths of clockworks, lies a foe far more dangerous than all the monsters of Cradle.

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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
30.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
I played this long ago with a group of friends.

I don't play with them anymore.
Sometimes I miss those days.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
31.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 3
A game that has an exclusive TF2 hat, but has more reviews about how good the game is rather than reviews saying "install-get TF2 hat-uninstall".

Genuinly fun game, not Pay-to-win in the slightest. Fun combat system, trading with players, hours of enjoyable gameplay and adventure.

Not a graphics-intensive game (you could run this fine on a low-end laptop), but still looks really good! Art style is very charming.

Definetily reccomend!
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
540.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
Recommended ✔
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12 of 21 people (57%) found this review helpful
18 people found this review funny
18.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 9
Knights are red...
Knights are blue...
Get a free hat at Team Fortress 2.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
236.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 7
i loved this game it was one of the first f2p games i played i did well killing most things with ease untill a update came that clusterd the screen full of crap no one needed the old layout was so much better its a shame really
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 15
its a fun dungeon crawler like game with action adventure friends battles other stuff like that its really good
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
66.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 21
add sea server = profit from asians
had enuf of constant 1 bar ping
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
Love dis. Love this dungeoning game and the in- game market.

is kool. is really kool.
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177.6 hrs
Posted: October 1
This game is one of my favorite rpg mmos and its really great if you are going to play for first 10 hours or something however ı cannot recommend because

-Needs a lot of grinding OR Paying ♥♥♥♥ tons of money like really much money and the grinding option is not fun to do since you do the same boring stuff over and over (sure grinding will be in these kinds of games but this one is a bit much)

-no matter how you grind there are somethings that you cannot get will give you a certain advantage in pvp

-the game is semi dead its hard to find a pvp match if you not live in US

-updates arent really helpfull they are generally only cosmetic things no seorius updates

but it was fun to play until ı started to understand the need of grinding
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96.1 hrs
Posted: September 30
I remember playing this as a kid because I had no money

It has a great soundtrack and great asthetics and isn't very graphics intesense
but one thing for sure is that the game can seem very Pay-2-Win-ish but with every MMO comes some grind.

I don't know how much it has changed in the years but I remember having a lot of fun.
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Barrfind V.
1.1 hrs
Posted: September 30
Well made MMO RPG arcade game. If you like games like this of course. I'm not complain.
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27.9 hrs
Posted: September 30
Very Relaxing.
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34.8 hrs
Posted: September 30
It gave me adware.

Nope, ♥♥♥♥ that.
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6.5 hrs
Posted: September 29
Its ok, nothing worth playing for long periods of time. But its good for killing time
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9.0 hrs
Posted: September 28
Vaccines cause Autism

game is good if taken with bleach because then you'll die twice
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✪ Tem ✪ | Goatboy
172.8 hrs
Posted: September 28
At first I loved the game and would play for hours and hours on end.
However, once you get to around rank 5-1 the game gets SUPER grindy and the only way is to, well grind, or pay real money.
In the end it just takes ages and its not fun anymore, the enemies HP are just too high and they do too much damage.
I guess its still fun for the first 100 hours, but since u can only really play half the game before you lose your pants, I'm gonna give it a thumbs down, sorry guys.
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Straw Hat
0.1 hrs
Posted: September 28
This game isn't necessarily trash, but it's complete garbage.
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