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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 3.8
Graphics The visual quality of the game 3.5
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 3.7
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.0
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they are executed. This rating is used for every game except compilations and special editions which don't have unique game content not available in a standalone game or DLC. 4.2
Overall User Score (6 votes) 3.8

Critic Reviews

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GamingTrend (Dec 02, 2013)
Whatever downsides Risk of Rain has are absolutely outweighed by the many things the game does right. The gameplay is refreshing and fun, the graphics are charming, the setting is unique, the music is pleasant to listen to. On top of all of this, there’s a slew of unlocks on offer that make the game an achievement-addict’s dream, and each of the ten available classes (which, I stress, require unlocking in order to acquire) are wonderfully distinct, giving Risk of Rain some serious replay value. At $9.99 brand new in the Steam Store, this is a game for anyone who loves both platformer style gameplay with a Roguelike element, and a worthy addition to any indie fan’s library. Pick it up and get ready for a whole lot of fun and the good kind of gameplay frustration.
Polygon (Dec 24, 2013)
These blemishes are annoying, but they're minor compared to what Risk of Rain has accomplished. It mixes together the challenge, randomness and discovery that make roguelikes so endlessly replayable, but in a form that also feels more welcoming. Even with over 15 hours under my belt, I've still got classes left to unlock, items left to find and plenty of meta-game strategy to master. I've been scared off by similar games, but Risk of Rain is worth the struggle.
GameSpot (Nov 19, 2013)
Risk of Rain is highly enjoyable, and with constant rewards of new items and character classes, it's hard to put down once you start. Even as I watched the last of the end credits roll by, I wiped the sweat from my brow and jumped back into the fray: I have an item log that still needs to be filled.
80 (UK) (Dec 12, 2013)
But any time Risk of Rain loses its sheen, you can always start again, with a new character. You can always go online with friends and enjoy the game's robust co-op mode. And starting that new game is always so appealing because of the slow opening. You're free to warm up, to find your first few items, and see where this game is going, before things slowly accelerate into panic, dread and near-inevitable death. Lovely!
Joystiq (Jan 15, 2014)
It's a hard-won thrill, and one errant bullet or second of distraction is enough to undo it all. If you can accept that challenge, if you can pick yourself up and start all over again whenever you fail, you will lose hours to Risk of Rain. Whether you mean to or not.
Game Informer Magazine (Dec 09, 2013)
Rain doesn’t take long to beat, but its permadeath system means that if you die right before you bury the final boss, you’ll have to start to game over from square one. I was ready to curse more than once after big screw up or a series of unfortunate mishaps sent me to the game over screen. 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.
Destructoid (Nov 14, 2013)
All things considered, 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, but as it is now, it's still totally worth checking out.
70 (Nov 21, 2013)
Risk of Rain est un shooter de survie aux mécanismes de difficulté malins, vous forçant à prendre des décisions difficiles entre la fuite en avant et la recherche de puissance (et donc à vous planter, cupides que vous êtes.) Forcément beaucoup mieux en coop', Risk of Rain est un bon achat pour des parties entre ami(e)s, quand l'occasion se présente. Le reste du temps : survie en solo !
Gameplay (Benelux) (Dec 20, 2013)
Risk of Rain is een beenharde action roguelike die je skills, reflexen en overlevingsdrang tot op het bot test. Speel alleen of met drie vrienden in co-op op het oppervlak van een bijzonder vijandige planeet en hou het zo lang mogelijk uit. Meer hebben wij niet nodig om ons hevig brullend voor de spiegel op te peppen en daarna de game te tackelen.