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Feature: Create a winning build, one item at a time

Risk of Rain 2 items & equipment guide – item stacking, Lunar items & Legendary items explained

One of the many things the Risk of Rain games do right is the dizzying arrays of items and equipment on offer. All different colours and shapes and functions, each awakening a different strain of morbid curiosity in the player. What about that creepy white mask, eh? Or that blue fungal wizard statue thing? And that rusty old key - what does that unlock, exactly?…

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Feature: Going Commando isn't the only way

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

Your initial choice out of the Risk of Rain 2 characters roster plays a very important role in the length and flavour of your run. From the Mercenary to the Commando, from the Huntress to the Engineer, each character comes equipped with a different series of attacks, skills, stats, and viable builds and strategies - all of which we'll go over in our Risk of…

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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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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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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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We Happy Few happily adds three more ways to play

We Happy Few had a messy journey through early access and a rough launch, but today's "Arcade mode" update feels like a great excuse for me give its psychedelic alt-history dystopia a second look. The patch sells itself short with its title, as it goes far beyond 'arcade', adding three new play-modes to the game. Odder still that only one of them could be considered…

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Feature: Sir You Are Being Stunted

We Happy Few review

We Happy Few has an enormous amount of ambition, a game that sets out to join the pantheon of sneak-based grandchildren of Looking Glass, but in a more open world. And while it keeps looking like it's going to deliver, it really serves to demonstrate just how astonishingly good the games on whose shoulders it wobbles really are.

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We Happy Few breaks free from the illusory walls of early access today

After a long, bumpy and storied ride through early access, We Happy Few is out today. A survival-focused stealthy immersive sim, set in a bizarre, dark and dystopian alternate 1960s world. It's a bit like The Prisoner filtered through the mind of Austin Powers. While in early access the game was more of a sandbox-style affair, the final game features three intertwined stories playing out…

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A single typo wrecked Aliens: Colonial Marines and people are handling it fine

In what feels like The Games Story Of The Year, during the Steam summer sale the much reviled Gearbox title Aliens: Colonial Marines was marked down to a stupidly low three dollars. A modder happened to notice that in the INI file for the game, there is a single typo that is -- get this -- responsible for many of the awful AI choices that…

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Feature: On the horizon: zero yawns

Video: The most exciting PC games still to come in 2018

Has it really been six months? 2018 is passing in a blur of frozen architects, drug-pushing prophets and accordion duets. Hell, six months ago the RPS Video Department was but a glint in Graham’s eye. You may also recall a gathering of the most exciting games of 2018, a rundown of the year as it looked back in January. With E3 done there’s a clearer…

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We Happy Few creeps out in August

We'll be invited back into Wellington Wells, the 1960s quaint English island city where everything is lovely and wonderful as long as you take your Joy pills and horrifying if you don't, on August 10th. Developers Compulsion Games last night announced the release date for We Happy Few, their singleplayer first-person sneak-o-survival game which has had a bumpy journey through early access since 2016. But…

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