Risk of Rain
A fun roguelike platformer with a unique approach.
Audio and visuals are charming, and the setting is enticing.
Hordes of unlocks and unique classes/items ramps up the replay value.
Item collecting is rewarding and compelling.
Character classes and items unlock at a steady pace.
Supports local and online co-op for up to four players.
A little buggy in places.
Some smaller balancing issues.
Online multiplayer has an archaic interface.
Some minor clipping issues and item placement quirks.
By PCAdvisor on January 10, 2014
Risk Of Rain might look a little rough'n'ready, but it's got it where it counts. Smart, challenging and tactical, but with all the instant cheer of a 90s run'n'gun game.80
By PC Advisor on January 10, 2014
A superficial glance at last year's gaming headlines might suggest 2013 was the year of new consoles. Not a bit of it - the big gaming shift last year was a resurgence of roguelikes and their offspring - games based around the concept (and join...80
By Polygon on December 26, 2013
I even experienced a couple of hard crashes. In a game like this, a crash can cost as much as an hour or two of work; if you're far along in a run that's going really well, it's devastating.85
By EuroGamer on December 12, 2013
You can always go online with friends and enjoy the game's robust co-op mode. And starting that new game is always so appealing because of the slow opening. You're free to warm up, to find your first few items, and see where this game is going, before things slowly accelerate into panic, dread and near-inevitable death. Lovely!80
By GamePlay on December 12, 2013
On the whole, it’s great to see a very promising beta grow into an even better full release, and to see that my recommendation still stands. With that, I encourage you to go and play the demo and ultimately buy the game. It’s absolutely worth the asking price and more.90
By GameSpot on December 10, 2013
Risk of Rain is highly enjoyable, and with constant rewards of new items and character classes, it's hard to put down once you start. Even as I watched the last of the end credits roll by, I wiped the sweat from my brow and jumped back into the fray: I have an item log that still needs to be filled.80
By TwInfinite on December 10, 2013
Risk of Rain is a fantastically deep roguelike that excels at offering you opportunities for success but only if you’re willing to take them for yourself. It’s really amazing how balanced this game feels despite its difficulty.80
By CheatMasters on December 10, 2013
But if you are one of those who is still interested despite that, then you’ll find it Risk of Rain to be both challenging and engaging.85
By MashThoseButtons on December 10, 2013
You can literally see how much trouble you’re in, and all while taking the in the splendor of some beautiful pixel-art vistas. Doing all this while listening to some great tracks really turned it into an amazing package, so if you want to blast some aliens on a dangerous world, your wallet should be in your hand this instant.82
By GamingTrend on December 09, 2013
At $9.99 brand new in the Steam Store, this is a game for anyone who loves both platformer style gameplay with a Roguelike element, and a worthy addition to any indie fan’s library. Pick it up and get ready for a whole lot of fun and the good kind of gameplay frustration.85