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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 Meeting a friend at the campfire
Hyper Light Drifter Macintosh Intro: The Drifter, haunted by visions of Judgement.
Hyper Light Drifter Windows Slash!
Hyper Light Drifter Windows Browsing sword skills

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Hyper Light Drifter Screenshot
Hyper Light Drifter Screenshot
Hyper Light Drifter Screenshot
Hyper Light Drifter Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "ハイパーライトドリフター" -- Japanese spelling

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Destructoid Windows Apr 04, 2016 9 out of 10 90
Push Square PlayStation 4 Jul 29, 2016 9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars 90 PlayStation 4 Jul 27, 2016 87 out of 100 87
MAN!AC PlayStation 4 Sep 23, 2016 87 out of 100 87
GamePro (Germany) (IDG) PlayStation 4 Jul 26, 2016 86 out of 100 86
Lazygamer PlayStation 4 Aug 04, 2016 8.5 out of 10 85
Slant Windows Apr 01, 2016 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Brash Games Xbox One Aug 02, 2016 8 out of 10 80
PC Gamer Windows Apr 01, 2016 78 out of 100 78
IGN Windows Apr 13, 2016 7.6 out of 10 76


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