In this unique Zelda-lite game, explore and fight your way through surreal and creepy, nature, urban and abstract themed areas in the human Young's subconscious, evoked by a 16-bit-era visual style and a moody, dream-like soundtrack.
All Reviews:
Very Positive (863) - 86% of the 863 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Mar 22, 2013

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Reviews

"Anodyne’s puzzles are old-school in the best way, requiring NES-era logic and reasoning skills [...] The stirring, thoughtful narrative saves the experience. At its core, Anodyne is about alienation from the real world, particularly for gamers."
Polygon

"Anodyne can be as funny and charming as Link’s Awakening on occasion, but the overall tone is one of unease, with a subtle malevolence – the ‘something seems a bit off here’ factor – reminiscent of the indie horror Lone Survivor. Meaning is elusive, but themes and motifs soon begin to take form, in a game that feels increasingly personal the more you burrow into it."
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About This Game

Dive into the Dream World

In this classic Zelda-lite game, explore and fight your way through surreal and creepy, nature, urban and abstract themed areas in the human Young's subconscious. Talk to bizarre characters and survive through Game Boy-styled dungeons, all evoked by a 16-bit-era visual style and a moody, dream-like soundtrack.



As you explore the world, more portals will open up within the Nexus, which connects all lands.



Search for mysterious cards to help you dive deeper into Young's mind!



Please note that the Steam Deck compatible version is on the 'beta' branch's 'remastered' version. We are planning to make this version the default later in October.

Buy the sequel, Anodyne 2: Return to Dust, today!
https://store.steampowered.com/app/877810/Anodyne_2_Return_to_Dust


Content Warnings (Light spoilers)

Low-res pixel art (like in the style of the screenshots of): Suicide by hanging, mild horror, murder by blunt objects, dead bodies, stabbing, blood stains, mentions of sex, unexpected killing of an NPC. Rare strong language. Note this isn't representative of the majority of the game, but it is unavoidable.

System Requirements

Windows
macOS
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS *:Windows XP
    • Processor:1.5 GHz, single core
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Any
    • Hard Drive:200 MB HD space
    • Sound:Any
    • Additional:This is not a GPU-intensive game.
    Recommended:
    • OS *:Windows XP or better
    • Processor:(2.0 GHz, single core) or better
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Any
    • Hard Drive:200 MB HD space
    • Sound:Any
    • Additional:This is not a GPU-intensive game.
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.
    Minimum:
    • OS:10.6 or Newer
    • Processor:Intel 1.5 Ghz, single core
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Any
    • Hard Drive:200 MB HD space
    • Sound:Any
    • Additional:This is not a GPU-intensive game.
    Recommended:
    • OS:10.6 or Newer
    • Processor:(Intel 2.0 GHz, single core) or better
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Any
    • Hard Drive:200 MB HD space
    • Sound:Any
    • Additional:This is not a GPU-intensive game.
    • Processor:1.5 GHz, single core
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Any
    • Hard Drive:200 MB HD space
    • Sound:Any
    Recommended:
    • Processor:(2.0 GHz, single core) or better
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Any
    • Hard Drive:200 MB HD space
    • Sound:Any
    • Additional:This is not a GPU-intensive game.

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