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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 A hectic battle. Not going so well...
Hyper Light Drifter Windows Heading underground
Hyper Light Drifter Windows Intro 3
Hyper Light Drifter Windows Intro 2

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Alternate Titles

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

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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
Polygon Apr 06, 2016 8.5 out of 10 85
GameStar (Germany) Apr 05, 2016 85 out of 100 85
Slant Apr 01, 2016 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Kill Screen Apr 07, 2016 80 out of 100 80 Apr 06, 2016 8 out of 10 80
PC Gamer Apr 01, 2016 78 out of 100 78
Games Finder Jul 31, 2016 7.5 out of 10 75
Games TM Jun 07, 2016 6 out of 10 60


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krisko6 (635) added Hyper Light Drifter (Windows) on Apr 13, 2016
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