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Risk of Rain 2

2 days ago

Risk Of Rain 2 brings magma worm down to earth with a fiery update

Risk Of Rain 2 is the second roguelikelike shooter that falsely declares itself to be about weather when it’s really about firing innumerable bullets at hellish demons. This one is in 3D, and some players have been frowning and muttering about various shortcomings, like bosses being “too grindy”. An update yesterday hopes to turn those frowns rightside-around, making one fiery baddie in particular a little…

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Feature: Going Commando isn't the only way

Risk of Rain 2 characters guide – skills, builds, stats & tips for every character

From the Commando to the Mercenary, from the Engineer to the Huntress, your choice of character in Risk of Rain 2 plays a very important role in the length and flavour of your run. Each character comes equipped with a different series of attacks, skills, stats, and viable builds and strategies - all of which we'll discuss in this Risk of Rain 2 characters guide.…

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3 days ago

Feature: Singin' in the rain

Risk of Rain 2 guide – how to play, Risk of Rain 2 tips and tricks

Oodles of enemies, crazy item builds, and punishing difficulty; yep, Risk of Rain 2 ticks all the boxes of its predecessor and more. Each run, no matter how overpowered your item build, no matter how low you set the initial difficulty, will nearly always end up with hundreds of horrible beasties one-shotting you into oblivion. The trick is surviving as long as possible until that…

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Feature: To the Abyssal Depths and beyond

Risk of Rain 2 levels/stages – Environment types, Newt Altar locations, secret areas

It'd be doing a disservice to the myriad Environments and stages of Risk of Rain 2 to say that they're simply the backdrop to your journey of survival and inevitable death. Each of these levels plays an important role in shaping your run - but to use them to your advantage, you'll need to learn everything about them; their layout, their passageways, their secrets. Our…

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4 days ago

Feature: Hardly kiss me

Steam Charts: Grand Finale Edition

It has happened. The day spoken of in legend. After two years, I am finally to be set free of the Curse Of Steam Charts. All its taken is entirely leaving my job in four days time to end this purgatory. The only decision left is to whom I shall pass this vexation. That, and how to avoid mentioning the actual games for one more…

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6 days ago

Feature: Death Do Us Part, True Respite, and more

Risk of Rain 2 challenges list – how to complete all achievements, unlock all characters & items

In the true fashion of a modern-day roguelite, Risk of Rain 2 locks a significant portion of its content behind numerous challenges which must be completed during your runs. Everything from powerful items and equipment to new characters must be unlocked by completing a specific challenge or achievement, and some of them are far from easy to obtain. But if you're ready to try your…

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Feature: Sorting your Beetles from your Bison

Risk of Rain 2 enemies list – monster stats & behaviours, Elite variants explained

Risk of Rain 2 would have fallen rather short of the expectations set by its predecessor if it didn't feature a colourful and expansive cast of horrible monsters to contend with. From tiny wisps that hover in the sky and zap you from above to roaring bison that charge at you from the other side of the map, each enemy presents a unique set of…

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1 week ago

Feature: For now

Risk Of Rain 2 is much less than the sum of its parts

It's raining, it's pouring, the old man is about to drive his insectoid claws into your neck stump. When a sudden shower belted out the early access launch of Risk Of Rain 2, my first impulse was to go dancing in the storm. Like its 2D predecessor, Risk Of Rain 2 is a sci-fi roguelike defined by ever-escalating difficulty, and an ever-growing pile of items…

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2 weeks ago

Feature: Cogs and levers

Steam Charts: RPS’s Greatest Secrets Revealed Edition

As this is my penultimate edition of Steam Charts, before I return to nuzzle into the warm infinite belly of Horace for all of time, I thought it might be fun to take a bit of a look behind the scenes of Steam Charts, to see how this weekly column comes together. So, hey, join me as we step behind the curtain, and learn a…

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3 weeks ago

Feature: Refreshingly doom-ridden

Steam Charts: Entropy Edition

As time inexorably ticks away, its guttural screaming horror counting down the seconds until our infinite deaths, it's important we remember what really matters: that the game you like best isn't as good as the game I like best. The game you like best, the game you like reading about the most, is indicative of how foolish you are, how you're wasting your precious moments…

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Risk Of Rain 2 explodes into early access with a two-for-one deal

The original Risk Of Rain was a game about big numbers - a platform roguelike with a thing for screen-filling, damage-number-generating projectile spam. Three-dimensional sequel Risk Of Rain 2 has just launched into early access, and is already doubling down on the multipliers, as players who pick it up by midnight PST on March 30th will get a second copy to share with a friend.…

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11 months ago

Watch 10 mins of Risk Of Rain 2, oddly set in a desert

When I look at how long all of my friends have spent playing co-op platform shooter Risk Of Rain, a roguelike about biffing alien bads, I see a list divided. Maybe half have put in a few hours. Maybe they, like me, enjoyed the bullet-hell combat and setting down a seemingly endless path of item and character unlocks - but found that path guarded by…

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2 years ago

Risk of Rain 2 taking action-roguelikeliking into 3D

Hopoo Games have announced they are indeed making a Risk of Rain 2 [official site], and this time they're taking the action-roguelikelike into 3D. Adam, Brendan, and The Mechanic have all gushed about Risk of Rain so it's good too hear Hopoo are back for more after swerving to make Deadbolt. Almost everything about Risk of Rain 2 is unsettled for now but Hopoo do…

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