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Hyper Light Drifter is a top-down action RPG.

Players take control of the Drifter, a mysterious character who is dying of a strange disease. He wanders through a post-apocalyptic world searching for the cause, and potentially the cure, of his illness.

In combat, the Drifter can use his sword and several different types of guns. Guns are refilled by slashing objects and enemies with the sword, forcing the player to find a balance between melee and ranged attacks. The Drifter can also dash to avoid enemies and jump across gaps.

As the player explores the world, they will find many secret areas and items. These include keys and diamonds that open up doors in the world, as well as medkits which heal the Drifter. The player will also find coins, which they can use to upgrade the Drifter. The player can buy additional sword attacks, grenades, dash moves, and more upgrades which greatly enhance the Drifter's effectiveness in combat.


Hyper Light Drifter Windows Inside the potion shop
Hyper Light Drifter Windows Heading out into town
Hyper Light Drifter Windows Exploring the northern area
Hyper Light Drifter Windows Waking up at home

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We Got This Covered Apr 03, 2016 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
The Escapist Apr 12, 2016 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Game Informer Magazine Jul 26, 2016 9.5 out of 10 95
GameSpot Apr 06, 2016 9 out of 10 90
Destructoid Apr 04, 2016 9 out of 10 90
GameStar (Germany) Apr 05, 2016 85 out of 100 85
Polygon Apr 06, 2016 8.5 out of 10 85
Kill Screen Apr 07, 2016 80 out of 100 80
Slant Apr 01, 2016 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Arcade Sushi Apr 05, 2016 7 out of 10 70


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krisko6 (558) added Hyper Light Drifter (Windows) on Apr 13, 2016
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