Slain: Back from Hell. A heavy metal inspired arcade combat with puzzle elements and gore galore. Stunning visuals and true old school gameplay accompanied by the most metal soundtrack you've ever heard.
Recent Reviews:
Mixed (18) - 55% of the 18 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Mostly Positive (896) - 70% of the 896 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Mar 24, 2016

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June 30

Valfaris post: Look alive! I bring GIFs from the Hive!

Hey! I have a trio of new GIFs to share from the Eco-Chambers and Hive areas of Valfaris. Please enjoy them at your leisure...

Above: Therion hangs by a save pedestal at the top of the Eco-Chambers while a couple of wibbly-faced foes eye him up

Above: This neon-azure cascade flows from a run-off pipe in the Hive

Above: Heads-up: the contraption mounted to this Hive warrior's back isn't a bubble machine

There should be more to show you from the Eco-Chambers and Hive real soon. Until then, keep it metal!

Matt | Digital Uppercut

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June 16

Valfaris post: New screenshots! Beam them into your eyes! Feast on them!

Hey! A selection of new Valfaris screenshots has arrived, courtesy of programmer/designer Thomas. They look totally rad, so rather than just dropping them in the screenshot viewer unannounced, I wanted to share them with you all in a post along with a bonus caption for added context.

Here you go:

Above: Therion arrives on Valfaris – this is the very start of the Landing Pad level. He's standing on his Wolfship, ready to kick some ass!

Above: A lovely green-glowing weapons vat. These are scattered around Valfaris and where you'll be able to grab new weaponry and killamajigs to play with!

Above: The area below the landing pad continues the industrial metal aesthetic. Also, it looks a bit cobwebby down here...

Above: This cydog is one of the first hefty foes Therion encounters. See the holes on its back? Homing rockets come out of there. You'll want to avoid them if at all possible.

Above: This room triggers a lock-in where Therion is attacked by waves of enemies all wanting to vaporize him. Things get pretty messy in here. Lots of blood. Plenty of guts.

Above: Therion blasting away at some patrolling bombships on the Landing Pad. He's using the Hellwraith – a destroyer class weapon that spits out molten skulls.

Above: Doing some pruning in the Eco Chambers. Here Therion's using a pistol class weapon called 'Wolflight'. It explodes enemies and dispatches wispy-but-deadly ethereal wolf heads to seek and destroy other foes.

All these screenshots are taken from Valfaris' first two levels: Landing Pad and Eco Chambers. If you want to see more of those, give this 30-minute playthrough a watch:

And as a little bonus tease, please enjoy this sneaky peeky at a hitherto unseen area at the top of the Eco-Chambers, which comes via Valfaris creator and chief art druid, Andrew Gilmour:

This area of the Eco-Chambers is known as the Hive. Have to say that I am really loving those colors! The weaponised bug-faced dude in the GIF below is a Hive warrior.

Man, it is looking so good! Really can't wait to play and share some more Valfaris with you soon!

Until then, keep it metal!

Matt | Digital Uppercut

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“The landscapes are beautifully drawn, as are the monstrous inhabitants of this forsaken land; but it’s the animation of Slain that is truly amazing”
9/10 – GameSpew

“The best Castlevania game in years...Slain is a fun retro platformer with a slick combat system, great visuals, and a killer soundtrack.”
8/10 – Gaming Trend

“Slain: Back from Hell is an addictive platform game forged in heavy metal culture.”
8/10 –

About This Game

Slain: Back from Hell

You control the fate of Bathoryn, a doomed hero in a Gothic world, who seeks to liberate six cursed realms from six deadly overlords.

He must battle his way through this blighted land, packed with gruesome pixel art foes before ascending (or sometimes descending) into a stronghold, all the while defeating fiendish traps and vile monsters alike.

At the heart of every domain Bathoryn will confront a mighty foe - defeat it and his quest continues to its ultimate destiny. Fail, and you’ll die gruesomely – mauled by werewolves, disintegrated by floating monstrosities, squashed by great weights or torn apart by hidden blades. And you will fail…

There are 3 key areas to be mastered in order to vanquish Slain: Back from Hell.

- Learn to wield 3 deadly elemental weapons, each one exploiting weaknesses in different enemy types. Each has a different combo, timing and use. Mastering quick switching between weapons is the path to victory!
- Glean the placement and timings of enemies and booby traps.
- Generate, conserve and unleash your Mana wisely.

Accompanied by the heavy metal visuals is an even heavier metal soundtrack recorded by Curt Victor Bryant (formally of Celtic Frost).

  • Challenging ‘elemental’- based melee and magical combat
  • 6 hours of bone-crushing, metal-fueled mayhem & gore
  • Choose from 3 unique weapons in your fight against the demon hordes.
  • Full soundtrack recorded by Curt Victor Bryant formally of Celtic Frost. \m/
  • Cunningly concealed secrets (shhh).
  • Boss fights, mini-boss fights, sub-mini- boss fights & macro-sub- mini-boss fights.
  • No laborious levelling, no tedious grinding, no wimpy crafting!

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7 or 8
    • Processor: 1.5 Ghz or faster
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.7+
    • Processor: 1.5 Ghz or faster
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0+ Compatible Card
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • OS: Ubuntu 10.10+
    • Processor: 1.5 Ghz or faster
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0+ Compatible Card
    • Storage: 500 MB available space

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