STRAFE® is the worlds bloodiest roguelike first-person shooter! Featuring mind melting secrets and persistent gore that allows you to paint levels red with the excessive entrails of your enemies. 30+ weapons, 20+ enemies, & a red hot soundtrack.
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Mostly Positive (1,693) - 74% of the 1,693 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
May 9, 2017

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“STRAFE emerges as a uniquely thrilling shooter with plenty of charm in its own right.”
8/10 – Gamespot

“STRAFE is basically Spelunky in first-person...”
8.5/10 – Destructoid

“A must-play for FPS addicts of old and a gleeful return to solo FPS action”
Ars Technica

About This Game

SURGEON GENERAL’S WARNING: The Surgeon General was brutally murdered by STRAFE®.

STRAFE® is a roguelike first-person shooter that generates unique, full levels every time you play. Hand-crafted rooms are randomly linked together and filled with a fresh buffet of hungry enemies, so every run provides a new bloody challenge as you seamlessly slaughter your way through 4 diverse locations in unknown deep space. With secrets hidden around every corner and plenty of mechanics to discover, the tutorial is just the start — so explore & experiment often!


PERMANENT DAMAGE AND GIBS! ÜBER-GORE technology means enemies explode with fountains of blood, which never fades away. Create wicked works of death art that mark your explored territory from the unventured.

ENDLESS CHANGING LEVELS! Randomly-generated levels are always different and violently unpredictable. Rooms, enemies, power ups, monster closets, and secrets move around every time you die!

FACE MELTING SPEED! The blazing fast action will hit you like the blast wave of a 50 megaton thermonuclear warhead, liquefying your skin cells and rupturing your internal organs. Yet still leave you coming back for more.


As a Scrapper on a impossibly dangerous mission at the edge of the galaxy, you only have one life to navigate all the nightmarish terrains of STRAFE®. When you die, nothing will ever be the same again.


+ Four unique zones (three levels each) that demand different death-defying gameplay styles
+ Gun upgrades that turn your average tool of death into an outright murder machine
+ 30+ insane weapons
+ 20+ blood-thirsty enemies
+ Some of the most deep and unique secrets in gaming!
+ The sickest soundtrack of 1996 and at least the next 25 years
+ NG+ and looping
+ Unsigned 32 bit colors!
+ Lifelike digital gravity
+ Colored lighting!


+CAMPAIGN - The core experience is a single player roguelike FPS adventure filled with secrets.
+STRAFE ZONE - A leaderboard based daily challenge. You have one attempt to get the high score each day, can you do it?
+SPEED ZONE - A leaderboard based weekly challenge. You have a week to run a locked level seed as many times as you want and try to shave your time down but you have to kill 90% of the enemies in the level before you can cross the finish line.
+MURDER ZONE - Can you survive 10 rooms of slaughter? Unlock new tools between attempts to become ruthlessly efficient.


We don't want you to buy STRAFE® if it's not a game you'd enjoy. We'd rather have a happy non-customer than an unhappy customer. This is what STRAFE® isn't:

+ STRAFE® is not a traditional shooter or a "Quake Clone" - STRAFE® pays homage to many classic shooters, and it features many of the classic elements of old school shooters but STRAFE® is a roguelike. This means that it was designed from the ground up for replayability and randomization. Every room in STRAFE® was designed by hand and is seamlessly connected by our level generator to create unique experiences.

+ STRAFE® does not have lives or checkpoints - As a roguelike, if you die in STRAFE® you will start at the beginning of the game and everything will randomize. The game is balanced around this idea to avoid frustration.

+ STRAFE® is not a multiplayer game - There is no multiplayer deathmatch or co-op in STRAFE®. But we recommend Quake Live if you are looking for a great old school arena shooter.

+ STRAFE® is not limited to the design decisions of 1996 - What can I say? We are ahead of our time. STRAFE® is a mix of old and new design. We didn't want to not imitate the games of the past but instead invoke the feeling of them while bringing fresh ideas to the table. We aim to bring you something new with STRAFE®.

+ STRAFE® tries new things with the roguelike FPS formula - We aim to generate full levels that feel more natural to explore and avoid patterns of rooms that lock you in, teleport in enemies and force you to kill them before the doors unlock. We want STRAFE® to feel like a seamless adventure from start to finish.

+ STRAFE® is not a game that will run well on older computers or laptops - STRAFE® may look older but it's a new game and features some cutting edge tech. Please check the min spec!

STRAFE® may look like a game you've played but we've worked hard to create a unique and fresh take on first person shooters, we hope you enjoy it!

System Requirements

SteamOS + Linux
    • OS *: Windows 7 or later
    • Processor: Intel Pentium G3250 (2 * 3200) or equivalent AMD Phenom II X4 965 (4 * 3400) or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 9800 GT (1024 MB) | Intel HD Graphics 4600 (Shared memory) | AMD Radeon HD 5770 (1024 MB)
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Gameplay experience around 30 FPS on average when using the Mid-high settings
    • OS *: Windows 7 or later
    • Processor: Intel Core i3-4160 (2 * 3600) or equivalent AMD FX-6350 (6 * 3900) or equivalent
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 (1024 MB) AMD Radeon R7 260X (2048 MB)
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Gameplay experience around 60 FPS on average when using the Mid-high settings
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.8 or later
* Starting February 15, 2024, the Steam Client will no longer support 32-bit games or macOS 10.14 or lower.
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 or later

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