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Generally favorable reviews- based on 151 Ratings

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  • Summary: The classic multiplayer roguelike, Risk of Rain, returns with an extra dimension and more challenging action. Play solo, or team up with up to three friends to fight your way through hordes of monsters, unlock new loot, and find a way to escape the planet.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Aug 11, 2020
    100
    As far as I’m concerned, Risk of Rain 2 is as good as gaming gets. Unlocking items, discovering new synergies, planning out builds — it’s all immensely satisfying. Make no mistake: This is a tough game, and the randomized nature inherent to roguelikes just won’t click with some people. But, for players with a taste for escalating action and challenge, this game stands as one of the very best in the genre.
  2. Aug 28, 2020
    90
    Risk of Rain 2 is an excellent time that takes you from a scrappy fight with some pesky aliens to a desperate battle for survival in a 3D bullet hell every run.
  3. CD-Action
    Nov 16, 2020
    90
    A shooter with a roguelike’s soul, Risk of Rain 2 is pretty much devoid of any deeper meaning, but at the same time perfectly executed and brilliant in its simplicity. [11/2020, p.33]
  4. Aug 18, 2020
    85
    Risk of Rain 2 has a lot to offer and despite some downsides to the multiplayer side of things, the game is still really well put together. There is a lot to explore and unlock, but most importantly, it’s really fun to play. The core gameloop of Risk of Rain 2 makes it accessible while the additional features and mechanics make it tough to put down. I highly recommend this game to both roguelike veterans and those who are interested in diving into the genre.
  5. Aug 11, 2020
    84
    The quest for outrageous items makes Risk of Rain 2 a strong action roguelike, but its unlockable secrets give it that little something extra.
  6. Aug 23, 2020
    80
    Risk of Rain 2 offers an impressive but difficult adventure. The game can reward smart players for some steady-progressed strategy, while stubborn and radical players will be punished instantly.
  7. Aug 19, 2020
    70
    Risk of Rain 2 is a third person shooter roguelike full of items to unlock and enemies to kill. However it is a little short of breath.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 56
  2. Negative: 8 out of 56
  1. May 24, 2021
    10
    this game is one of the best roguelike games you can get. but keep in mind that it gets boring quick :P
  2. Oct 22, 2020
    10
    I never played the original and doubted I could enjoy RoR2 because it just isn't my style of game.

    I was very wrong. The gameplay is so
    I never played the original and doubted I could enjoy RoR2 because it just isn't my style of game.

    I was very wrong. The gameplay is so slick, the randomization and unlockables make each play through completely unique. I try to play other games, but I just keep coming back to this. I can easily set out to play for an hour and end up playing two. I even like the art style even though it seemed odd and over-saturated to me when I watched re-plays. It's perfect, and the soundtrack is amazing.

    People call it a roguelite because it is just impossible to put this game into any regular category. Risk of Rain 2 is like very few other games, which is why it feels so fresh.

    Buy this game if you think you might like it. Buy this game for your friends and support the devs so they keep making more great games like this.
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  3. Aug 12, 2020
    10
    This is such a great game but just don't play at nighttime as you will get very addicted lol
  4. Apr 11, 2021
    9
    what a great game. Ive gotten many many hours out of it for the price. One of the best values on Steam
  5. Sep 30, 2020
    8
    An extremely addictive rogue-like game that I have spent so many hours playing with and without friends on. Great game to play with friends.
  6. Sep 21, 2020
    8
    Super addictive game, the way you unlock items and new characters through unique tasks is alot of fun.The music in this game is also reallySuper addictive game, the way you unlock items and new characters through unique tasks is alot of fun.The music in this game is also really good.The only real problem with this game is that it can be a bit buggy at times. Expand
  7. Aug 18, 2020
    0
    It turns out that "Visual Clutter: The Game" really doesn't work in 3D. Maybe it was possible to make a good sequel to Risk of Rain in 3D, butIt turns out that "Visual Clutter: The Game" really doesn't work in 3D. Maybe it was possible to make a good sequel to Risk of Rain in 3D, but my goodness this isn't it. It's just a pity that Hopoo didn't learn anything from the example of Trine 3. Expand

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