Join the ranks of the Spiral Knights. Stranded on an alien world, you must explore the ever-changing Clockworks beneath its surface.
User reviews: Very Positive (13,071 reviews) - 85% of the 13,071 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 14, 2011

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"A f2p Diablo styled mmo, where you take on waves of enemies, complete missions, and upgrade your knight. Not exactly for everyone, but fun nonetheless."

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October 7

OMG, Opal!

Oh officers,

Overtly ogling opalescent objects? We're overjoyed to offer the Opal Prize Box, obtainable through October 20, 2015. It overflows with oodles of options, such as:
- Opal Aura
- Floating Opal (accessory)
- Opal Disciple Wings
- Opal Crown
- Opal costume items
- Opal accessories

Observe the obscene opulence of the Opal Prize Box here!

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September 23

Warm and Cozy for Autumn!


If the leaves are beginning to turn and there's a little chill in the air where you're stationed, we've got some ways for you to warm up and savor the season!* Behold the Autumn Prize Box, where you can get items like:

- Autumn Accessories
- Autumn Helms and Armors
- Autumn Aura
- Punkin Cinnamug
- Wooly Pullover

You can get these boxes through October 6, 2015. For full details, please peer here. Thank you!

*No unauthorized bonfires, please. Remember how one got out of control and we had the smell of singed Gobble Snipe feathers in the air in Haven for days? No one needed that. Don't be that knight.

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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
Helpful customer reviews
231 of 301 people (77%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
1,136.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
I suppose it might be time for me to write this review, considering I've played since shortly after it became available on Steam. Granted, I've taken some pretty lengthy breaks, but I've logged quite a few hours into this game.

TL;DR: A personally nostalgiac MMO that isn't quite what it used to be.

When I started playing this game, I pretty much played solo. There were no missions, nor was the story something you had to experience along the way - back then, all it took was learning the mechanics and diving into it. It was pretty grindy back then, but definitely manageable. As a new player, and with content being released a little more regularly then, grinding consistently paid off. If that were still the case, I'd probably recommend this game.

I got about halfway through levelling up my first set of gear when I realized how quickly things would go if I were in a guild. My first guild experience lasted a day, and I hopped through a few smaller ones until I found my first home. I'm glad to say that a few people from that guild I'm still friends with in real life - and honestly, there are only a handful of MMOs that have actually brought people into my life for an extended period of time outside of game. I suppose that adds to the nostalgia. I got a little more levelled up in that guild, but my interest started to fade and I stopped playing.

When I started again, I hopped around a few more times, settling in for a month or two with some relatively active guilds, but didn't find another in-game group that I clicked with until I joined my current guild. Again, I still keep in contact with several guild mates to this day, not as often lately but it's nice knowing they're there and that they helped me through a time in my life that was a bit troubled. I reached end game with them, and started to feel the interest fade, as well. The mission system took some of the mystery out of the game, but that wasn't too bad. Then energy was replaced with crystals, and the game essentially became pay-to-win. A lot of people stopped playing.

The community in this game has always been one of its strong suits, something that would be a definitive selling point so long as it thrived. However, I don't really see it thriving like it used to. Sure, I have friends that play still, and there are many other great people online pretty regularly. I could go on and on with examples about how changes have impacted the community, though - when I started playing, random clusters of players just chatting away was a regular sight in the more common areas. I don't see that as much now. A lot of community talk has gone from focusing on lore or gameplay elements to constant wondering when something new will happen with the game.

Overall, I concur with what many other reviews say. The Zelda-esque gameplay is really appealing, and the art, both audio and visual, is unforgettable. Yet it has lost its charm. For new players, getting to end-game would take a lot of time or money, or both, and even then, what good does it do? While the journey to the end itself is quite fun, and there is an opportunity to meet some great people along the way, there isn't much to expect after. Even as a completionist, I've pretty much given up on levelling all of my gear - it just doesn't seem worth it, and at this point, things are too repetitive.

Do I recommend this game? A few years ago, sure, but now, I sadly cannot. If that changes, I'll be sure to update my review, but I'm not counting on it.

EDIT: In response to comments questioning how I can dislike a game that I put 1100+ hours into, the answer is this. I actually was quite fond of the game for several years, and during that time, yes, I played it a lot. The game has had many updates (and I do agree that some of them were for the better, especially allowing people to play more without waiting. The energy revamps were much needed), yet the missions system and energy change was, in my opinion, the last "great" update to the game. Considering the grindiness that the game currently has, I don't consider it welcoming to new players in the sense that the game is fun for quite a while, and then becomes rather repetitive and frustrating.

To be fair, the game was *always* repetitive and frustrating - the difference, at least for me, is that at one point it was fun enough that I didn't mind, and now, with a lack of additional content (we've been at the core for a while now and only recently got a glimmer of hope that we'd move deeper into the world), it's less fun and more "I'm playing this game because I used to play this game."

Is this review biased? Of course it is, I logged over a thousand hours into the game. Needless to say it had an impact on my life. I'm definitely grateful for those hours, but I won't simply recommend it to everyone based on the fun I had a couple years ago - especially since the game has become less fun for me. The game will always have a special place in my memory - I just can't say with certainty that it would be anywhere near the same for someone just starting out now. Take from that what you will.


And to clear things up for anyone looking for a concise list of pros/cons, here you are:


Captivating gameplay
Gear is upgraded, not the character, so there is replay value
Content is interesting


Grindy / Repetitive
Latest additions are mostly cosmetic, occasional fleeting hope for more content
PVP is difficult to get into without a lot of great gear
Game has become, in essence, P2W.*

*Totally possible to win without paying, but takes a considerable amount of grinding.
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104 of 152 people (68%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 16
This game is quite good for getting free hat.
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49 of 68 people (72%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
27.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
The game is good, I was recommend playing it, unfortunately after you get to a certain point the game changes to pay to win type thing, which is a shame.
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54 of 78 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
930.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
It was quite fun when I got it, and still great 900 hours later. Not many free games have the very positive reviews this one does, and guess what?
OOO eliminated the mist energy system. Players can now play unlimited levels!
There's PvP, PvE, and a pretty decent chat system. Players can play with their friends or with random people, or even alone.
Even with the mist system I would still recommend it, and without that limitation I definitely suggest that people play this. It doesn't have very heavy graphics requirements and can run well on dinosaur computers on low.
The developers are updating, slowly but surely.
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55 of 80 people (69%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
355.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
This game was great once upon a time, but now it is centered around taking the players money. This game was so much fun for the years i played it, but coming back to it the developers have absolutely ruined it. Don't even bother with the game unless you plan on dumping a lot of money into it.
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