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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: 16 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  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 25, 2020
    90
    Risk of Rain 2 is an exceptional example of how to combine the rogue-like genre with shooter mechanics. Deep, satisfying and just so addictive, it’s taking every cell in my body to prevent me from taking a week off from work just to play more of it.
  3. 90
    We have finally lived through the full release of Risk of Rain 2. With the full release comes a new character, who is excellent, and a true final level, final boss, and an ending. On top of that, we get even more excellent music from Chris Christodoulou. It cements Risk of Rain 2 as one of the best roguelikes of all time, and certainly one of the best co-op roguelikes too. There are a couple of things I was hoping to see with the full release, like more skills for the other survivors, but I’m sure they’ll arrive somewhere down the line. As it stands, if you’ve not played Risk of Rain 2, you’re doing yourself a disservice.
  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: 23 out of 31
  2. Negative: 6 out of 31
  1. Aug 12, 2020
    10
    This is such a great game but just don't play at nighttime as you will get very addicted lol
  2. Aug 26, 2020
    10
    Most of the people that gave this game a score between 0 and 6 either have played less than 10 mins or just have the attention span of aMost of the people that gave this game a score between 0 and 6 either have played less than 10 mins or just have the attention span of a toddler.This game shows that you don`t need a huge team to achieve one of the best indie titles in recent memory. Expand
  3. Sep 28, 2020
    10
    Gorgeous art, amazing soundtrack, astonishing replayability, unique aesthetic - this game has everything I want in a game and more. It's myGorgeous art, amazing soundtrack, astonishing replayability, unique aesthetic - this game has everything I want in a game and more. It's my favourite game. There are no microtransactions whatsoever, although currently they're planning on making some DLC to fund continued development which I'm really excited for! I can't recommend this game enough. It's the single best rogue-like on the market with its unique feature of infinite item stacking on nearly every single item. Give it a go! Expand
  4. Sep 12, 2020
    9
    I'm not really a roguelike fan, but this game is super fun. The gameplay design for each of the characters is amazing, even the commandosI'm not really a roguelike fan, but this game is super fun. The gameplay design for each of the characters is amazing, even the commandos who's extremely simple feels great to use. All of the characters are really unique as well. The items are all pretty simple in their effect and don't really effect playstyle too much, which is a good thing imo. They just provide a power boost to your existing characters playstyle. I prefer this style as apposed to other roguelikes where there is only one character but you get gameplay changing effects on the items. Expand
  5. Aug 15, 2020
    9
    In general, the game is really interesting in terms of mechanics and structure of location generation. The first hours you die from notIn general, the game is really interesting in terms of mechanics and structure of location generation. The first hours you die from not understanding how to behave with this or that enemy, but as you move from one location to another, you gain experience. I liked the variability of the game, which suggests that the game follows the roguelike licks. For those who like to explore locations and fans of the roguelike genre, I strongly recommend that you familiarize yourself with the game. Of course, like all games, it is imperfect, but the authors are constantly improving it, so I can't help but give it a well-deserved 9 points. Expand
  6. Oct 6, 2020
    8
    I miss the 2d simple pixel style but the great gameplay more than makes up for it.
  7. Aug 12, 2020
    0
    I loved the original Risk of Rain and really, really wanted to like the sequel. Unfortunately, the switch from 2D to 3D did no favors. TheI loved the original Risk of Rain and really, really wanted to like the sequel. Unfortunately, the switch from 2D to 3D did no favors. The game looks generic and plays poorly. I didn't play until the full release and now that it's fully released I'm sad to say that it plays like a day 1 early access game. It's just a big, sloppy, janky mess of stuff that doesn't work together. This game that came out within the last 24 hours feels seriously dated, like something 10 years old or more. Again, huge fan of the original (and Deadbolt) but for me, this is a big swing and a bigger miss. Expand

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