SYNTHETIK is an unforgiving shooter rogue-lite in a world overrun by machines. Battle from floor to floor, defeat relentless robotic forces, experience the next level in gun-play and shape your own experience by experimenting with powerful items and modifiers. Can you defeat the Heart of Armageddon?
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Very Positive (951) - 93% of the 951 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Mar 15, 2018

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March 13

Chinese & Korean added

Hey everyone!

We just have added localization for the Chinese and Korean language.
(Already since yesterday but there was a big issue with Chinese that is fixed as of today)

Please let us know what you think of the quality of these translations and about any issues you encounter!

Best - FF

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March 11

Update 23!

Hey everyone!
The next update is here, including the Survival Mode for Arena, a cool new Difficulty modifier and a good amount of item buffs, making a lot of the more overlooked items more exciting.

NEW Difficulty Modifier - Lightning Start
Great for experienced players, makes the early game much harder and more engaging to play. Increases the difficulty of the first floor (or 10 Waves) significantly, but not the ones afterwards.
If you have a lot of playtime and the early game does not pose a real challenge anymore, Lightning start will make things more fresh again!

  • Increased the chance of lucky “Account not charged” at all shops from 1 to 3%
  • Engineer no longer gains 20% reduced credits
  • Engineer now properly gains the level 5 bonus for Special weapons
  • Rank 2 Elite enemies now have 1 less plating but again more health regeneration
  • (Already live) Added new Low Quality setting, making a big reduction in performance needed
  • Tribute of flesh now grants 2 upgrade kits in addition to the other effects
  • Madness, Tactical and Hyper Adrenaline Modes now only cost 150 > 125 Data to play

Armageddon Shards & Cursed Weapons:
  • Cursed weapon variant chance removed
  • Cursed weapon variant power increased
  • Cursed weapon variant self damage is now consistent and based on current hp
  • Cursed weapon variant now always increases to red rarity
  • Cursed weapon chests now have a (3 + (3 * curse debuff)) * luck chance for a cursed
  • Armageddon shards reworked to Cursed Shards, now grants a random weapon in cursed variant upon 4/4 and no longer a fixed Armageddon weapon every time

NEW Item - Bandana
NEW Item - Hidden Sidearm

Item Buffs - Many of the somewhat weaker items have been buffed, so the general viability is much more even and opens up more builds.

  • Ripjack Hyper Blades have 50% reduced friendly fire, volume reduced
  • Iron Orbs now have 50% reduced friendly fire
  • Unstable Current damage & extra chance increased
  • Rebuke System now also grants 40 Armor flat
  • Mass Shotgun system 35>40 seconds cooldown, Pellets from 11+1*power to 13+2*power
  • Throwing stars poison damage greatly increased, now triggers on first shot no longer random chance, cooldown increased to 15, making it an opener and more thematic
  • Lightning boots now have a 5% chance to deal double damage, charges a bit faster
  • Beamer duration and damage now scales 30-50% better with power
  • Tomahawks extra chance now fires 1 > 3 extra Tomahawks
  • Heatsink damage further increased depending on heat
  • Heat Spreader range increased by around 10%
  • Special Ammo Supply buff now grants 15>20% critical chance when active
  • Missile Drone now has 2 > 6 ammo
  • Redline beam speed from 150 to 200, Damage from 300 to 350
  • Akira now needs (5000 - (400* power)) > (4000 - (400* power)) less damage dealt to trigger
  • Shock Impulse is now an Epic rarity item
  • Umbra Cloak now grants 100 armor while stealthed
  • Cell replacer and Targeting laser can no longer be exploited
  • Orb of Fire spawns one extra flame 3 > 4, extra chance unchanged
  • HE Grenade now has a 15% chance to reset its cooldown, cooldown from 35>20
  • Sidewinders extra chance now fires 1 > 2 extra missiles, extra chance from 10 to 15%
  • Ring of Experience self damage from 0.1 to 0.25, exp increased
  • Road Flare & Flare Gun now deal fire damage to enemies when near
  • Metal Detector now correctly gives a damage buff

+ Varied fixes as always
Colored Screen Bug: if you can reproduce or have the colored screen bug often, and you want to help us finally find by starting the game through RenderDoc: and sending us a captured frame when it happens.

Its super simple just a couple clicks (Launch game through RenderDoc Executable Path, Press Capture Frame Button when it happens > Double Click Game Image > File: Save Out Capture)

NEW - Survival Mode is now enabled - how far can you go?
NEW - Each of the 3 Core Defense maps now have one new alternative layout

  • Arena Heroic Mode now grants 25% increased headshot damage to reward skillful play
  • Perkshop cost rebalanced
  • Minitank and Mortar drone firerate reduced (could get very ugly with Heroic and other effects)
  • Firespewer laser trap now takes 0.2s longer to trigger
  • (Already live from stealth patch some time ago) Boss waves give far more credits as bonus, increasing over time, overall noticeably increasing credits gain in arena
  • Perk shops are now back in Hard Mode Maps

See you ingame!
- FF
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“Synthetik turned out to be an amazing surprise - It's probably one of the best rogue-lites that I've played in recent times, and I'm sure I'll keep coing back to it”
9/10 – Bonus Stage UK

“Synthetik is a rare kind of game and an even rarer kind of roguelike”
Third Coast Review - Chicago Arts and Culture

“Without a doubt, Synthetik is a game shooter fans owe it to themselves to play.”

About This Game

You love repetitive low skill one-button shooters? You don’t bother with Character progression and tactical decisions, your RNG is great anyway? Enjoy using the same few low damage weapons which all feel the same? We neither. Synthetik may be your game!

With Synthetik we wanted to bring new depth and mechanics to the genre while leaving a lot of freedom for experimentation and different playstyles. It is inspired by the late 90’s Era of games when people put in all the Features they enjoyed without streamlining to the bare minimum.

Fight against relentless opponents and unforgiving bosses encased in ever-changing environments. Master the uniquely deep and satisfying weapon mechanics and the unprecedented amount of customization. Discover many dozens of weapons, items, perks and character upgrades. Join the fight alone or through seamless 2 player online co-op, but be careful, death is permanent!


> Master SYNTHETIK's uniquely rewarding magazine eject and active reload mechanics!
> Weapons can jam and produce heat, check yourself before you burn yourself!
> Tame the movement based recoil, discard and switch between varied ammo types.
> Savor the uniquely satisfying and direct weapon handling, rewarding precision and mastery!
> We even brought headshots for the first time to the top-down perspective !


Discover and experiment with over 80 weapons, each with many variants, attachments, and upgrades. Supplement your arsenal with 125 items that grant new offensive and defensive capabilities. There are many choices to make, risks to take, and everything can work!


Select between 8 unique and highly customizable class specializations - Play as a Riot Guard, Breacher, Sniper, Assassin, Raider, Heavy Gunner, Engineer or Demolisher, each with their own weapon specialisations, loadouts, benefits and perks. Class unlocks persist through death!

M O D U L A R  D I F F I C U L T Y

Choose from 11 different modifications which can be independently combined for a tailored experience. Up the ante for greater risks and rewards or play it safe.

2 P  O N L I N E C O O P

Online co-op allows you to bring reinforcements to the fight. Better yet, share perks, items, buffs and loot with your comrade. Or, if they get in your way, share your bullets.


Legion Rising is the first expansion of SYNTHETIK and heavily upgrades the Core of the Game with new Boss encounters, Items, Weapons and the 8 class specializations!

1985. After many years of slavery, the AI servants of Kaida Corporation, the world leader in robotics, have formed the "Machine Legion" and have set out to destroy humanity. Awakening in Kaida Corp. Headquarters, you are the human consciousness of a forgotten Android prototype; the last straw holding the Legion from unleashing the Heart of Armageddon. Only you can battle through the levels of Kaida Corporation's Headquarters, defeat the battalions of enemies within and put an end to this madness.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP SP3, Vista or higher
    • Processor: Intel Celeron G1820 2.7 GHz / AMD FX 8320 3.5 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 460, Radeon HD 5770, 768 MB Vram
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 600 MB available space
    • OS: Windows XP SP3, Vista or higher
    • Processor: Intel Core i3-4160 3.6 GHz / AMD QC A8-7670K 3.6GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 560+ Series, Radeon R9 270+
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 600 MB available space

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