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Generally favorable reviews- based on 286 Ratings

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  • Summary: Risk of Rain is an action platformer with roguelike elements. With permanent death as a primary feature, players will have to play their best to get as far as possible. Fight on a mysterious planet with randomly spawning enemies and bosses, either alone or with 3 friends in online co-op.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Dec 24, 2013
    85
    I've been scared off by similar games, but Risk of Rain is worth the struggle.
  2. Dec 2, 2013
    85
    Pick it up and get ready for a whole lot of fun and the good kind of gameplay frustration.
  3. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    May 16, 2014
    80
    Heaps of fun, dirt cheap. The game keeps coming up with entertaining challenges and enjoyable surprises. [Issue#241]
  4. Dec 9, 2013
    75
    Risk of Rain might appeal to gamers who thrill over the challenge set forth by games like Demon’s Souls or FTL: Faster Than Light, but the uninitiated will find Risk of Rain hard to approach.
  5. PC Gamer
    Jan 31, 2014
    72
    In the interest of accommodating it all, the awful maximum resolution and the tiny sprites are just about excused. [March 2014, p.73]
  6. Nov 14, 2013
    70
    Risk of Rain is a lot of fun. Though it is held back by its technical faults (which can be reasonably expected from a project created by two students), it has the right stuff to elicit the "just one more run" response that roguelike games are known for. With a little more polish, it could be truly great.
  7. PC PowerPlay
    Feb 24, 2014
    70
    Incredible work went into the design of almost every element of Risk of Rain, shame that the gameplay couldn't have been more inspired. [March 2014, p.60]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 59 out of 73
  2. Negative: 7 out of 73
  1. Feb 17, 2014
    10
    This game is amazing. I have only had it for just over two days and have already devoted 23 hours to is and have unlocked 4 of the playableThis game is amazing. I have only had it for just over two days and have already devoted 23 hours to is and have unlocked 4 of the playable characters. No, I am not a developer as some other reviewers have suggested and am in no way associated to this game aside from the fact that I play it. Yes, at first I did think that the controls were rather frustrating but all you have to do is go to the controls configuration and change the jump key to up so that it shares a key with the climb function (trust me, this works really well). In contrast to what others have said, climbing ropes and ladders in this game works just fine and in no way involved jumping, you just hold the up key. This game is quite challenging if you play it for about 10 minutes or maybe even less depending on starting difficulty as time played=difficulty, meaning it continually gets much much harder. Also, abilities such as protect and serve (aka enforcer's shield) are in no way OP, as it only protects you from the front and greatly limits your mobility. Plus, later in the game, this doesn't even matter because many enemies have powerful projectiles that target you from behind and therefore get around the shield and there are also many enemies that deal splash damage, getting around your shield. The other ability that was suggested to be OP is the commando's dive roll which only makes you invincible for about half a second and has a cool-down of about 4 second. Overall, this game is great and ignore the negative reviews because they obviously have not devoted any time or effort to the game. Expand
  2. Oct 8, 2015
    10
    I can think of fewer games that leaves a taste of "I want some more" than Risk of Rain. A marvelous game from art to soundtrack. TheI can think of fewer games that leaves a taste of "I want some more" than Risk of Rain. A marvelous game from art to soundtrack. The characters play very different and the upgrades you get really gives you that sense of progression.
    It's hard, and punish your mistakes, but not to the point where you can call it bad game design. After some time, even the lore got me hooked up. If I can really have to point a bad thing, it's that it doesn't have an on-line mode - but try playing it with some friends on local coop, the sensation of job well done that Risk of Rain gives you is one of a kind.
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  3. Nov 16, 2013
    10
    Just give it a shot! The mechanics are amazing, the gameplay is incredibly tight and extremely rewarding. It is good for longer sessions or aJust give it a shot! The mechanics are amazing, the gameplay is incredibly tight and extremely rewarding. It is good for longer sessions or a quick playthrough. And I did not even try the multiplayer yet! Expand
  4. Dec 4, 2014
    9
    well i still have not gone past the second stage but it is a blast if you like games for the story then this is not realy for you but it iswell i still have not gone past the second stage but it is a blast if you like games for the story then this is not realy for you but it is not a very good platformer but a very good game worth picking up and enjoying every 2 or 3 weekends Expand
  5. Dec 2, 2013
    8
    Quite a fun game, I played it both single- and multiplayer. It's a bit of a shame you have to go through a bit of trouble to host a server,Quite a fun game, I played it both single- and multiplayer. It's a bit of a shame you have to go through a bit of trouble to host a server, certainly is a fair game (all those times i died were my own fault) Expand
  6. Jun 10, 2014
    8
    This game is truly amazing. The game itself gives many opportunities to use many different powerups and characters and there are many worldsThis game is truly amazing. The game itself gives many opportunities to use many different powerups and characters and there are many worlds and bosses. It may be hard to finish the boss and the enemy at each level but the effort will truly pay off. You will be rewarded with a new level with new monsters and elemental types. The powerup collecting is always fun in this game and you will need it to conquer all the bosses and hardcore enemies. And you will have to do it quickly because the more time it will take for you to kill them the harder the enemies will be.
    Overall I enjoyed playing this game. The fact that it can be really hard to get everywhere you should totally try this game out!
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  7. Aug 2, 2014
    0
    A rogue-lite/platformer hybrid. A novel concept. A shame that it fails in both genres, and never really finds footing of its own. PlatformingA rogue-lite/platformer hybrid. A novel concept. A shame that it fails in both genres, and never really finds footing of its own. Platforming is weak. Easy to get lost in a level when everything looks exactly the same. Jump mechanics lack oomph. Combat is a bore: Run one direction, dodge enemies, shoot backwards ad infinitum. Enemies are randomly spawned, so it's ever so slightly different every time you play. Should you want an excuse to extend your visit to the dullard nebula, that's the best I could think of.

    All this for $9.99. Atrocious.
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