Risk of Rain

Rating Summary

Based on 18 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

79

Top Critic Average

75%

Critics Recommend

Based on 18 critic reviews
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IGN

Top Critic

9 / 10.0
Apr 27, 2019

Risk of Rain 2's early access hooked me with its fluid 3D action and distinct classes, and held my attention long after I'd seen everything it had to offer with its berserk roguelike progression, and the ability to squad up with friends.

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8 / 10
Dec 11, 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!

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8.5 / 10.0
Dec 23, 2013

Risk of Rain is a great blend of difficulty and approachability

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8 / 10
Nov 18, 2013

Risk of Rain brings roguelike elements to a challenging 2D platformer that glorifies the item hunt.

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7 / 10.0
Nov 13, 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.

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Unscored
Nov 26, 2013

[T]he day that I find the final object in the database, I'll most likely be ready to move on for good.

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Unscored
Nov 14, 2013
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85 / 100
Dec 2, 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.

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PlayStation Universe
Sebastian Hawden

Top Critic

8.5 / 10.0
Sep 7, 2019

Risk of Rain 2 is fast, fluid and a lot of fun. This is amplified vastly in multiplayer, which works flawlessly and is very enjoyable. If you enjoy roguelikes you will enjoy Risk of Rain 2, even if you don't, you may want to try something that is quite different from what is currently on the market.

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4 / 5.0
Nov 22, 2013

Risk of Rain is a fantastically deep roguelike that excels at offering you opportunities for success but only if you're willing to take them for yourself. It's really amazing how balanced this game feels despite its difficulty. And did I mention the soundtrack? Gorgeous ambient-techno makes this game more akin to Metroid Prime crossed with Binding of Isaac and if that doesn't sound like the best thing ever, I don't know what else to tell you.

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