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Mixed or average reviews- based on 27 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: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. May 2, 2016
    90
    Risk Of Rain finally gets the console release it deserves, a solid port with improved multiplayer capabilities only improves upon the fun had with the PC version. Must have for those looking for a great couch co-op experience.
  2. Apr 20, 2016
    90
    Risk of Rain mixes the perfect levels of fun and challenge and looks damn good doing it. It’s a bloody good game.
  3. Apr 23, 2016
    80
    The game draws you in and doesn’t let you go and I’m glad with all the hype around all the latest AAA releases its nice to go back to simpler times and play a game that isn’t all about a short story that can be completed within 20 hours of game play you have to simple objectives that stay the same, find the teleporter and stay alive as you go running through the levels looking for something that you swear isn’t there until you find it tucked away in a little corner of the level.
  4. 80
    Risk of Rain makes an effort to critique the one-man-army story, by tossing around the idea that maybe, just maybe, the survivor isn’t the hero we assume them to be. It’s not the most nuanced criticism, but it’s still an important one, and the element of solitude is a key component of that.
  5. May 16, 2016
    75
    I can't say my feelings towards Risk of Rain ever went beyond mere appreciation, though.
  6. May 29, 2016
    70
    Risk of Rain has a lot of issues that have to do with chaotic graphics and boring action, but the original features save the day. The game is very stressful, but as it is different every time you replay it stays interesting.
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  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Jan 8, 2018
    9
    Probably the best couch coop game I have ever played.

    This incredibly good game can get very hard but it always remains fair! The items you
    Probably the best couch coop game I have ever played.

    This incredibly good game can get very hard but it always remains fair! The items you find through the levels have the possibility to transform your character into a killing machine that will give you a fighting chance against your enemies. Don't be turned off by the difficulty getting harder and harder as time advances. I was sceptical at first but it turns out to be a great game mechanic that will keep you focused and motivated. You cannot take your time, "clear the stage" and find all the items. If you do you're going to get crushed pretty soon. On the other hand, you cannot rush to the teleporter without taking a few items with you. It's all about balance. Look around and find a few items quickly... then find that teleporter! The music in this game is amazingly good and fits the mood perfectly. I would listen to these tracks on their own without playing any game. They're that good.

    The only problem I can think of is that the levels are not purely randomly generated. There are some variations in each stage and the items are not always located at the same place... but after a few runs you will instinctively know where to find the items and how to explore each level. Though it's not a huge deal as there is still a LOT of replayability with this game.

    I got this game under $5 on PSPlus... a steal.
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  2. Oct 9, 2017
    7
    This is a rogue like that is interesting because it gets harder with time and enemies are always spawning around you. There are also severalThis is a rogue like that is interesting because it gets harder with time and enemies are always spawning around you. There are also several characters to chose from.

    Pros:
    - Solid gameplay with multiple characters each with special moves (with cooldowns)
    - Cool upgrade system with shrines and chests and droids available

    Cons:
    - I couldn't figure out what icons represented what upgrade when having to pick out of three
    - Lot of jumping away and firing repetition
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