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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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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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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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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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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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Feature: F*** you, Magma Worm

Have You Played… Risk of Rain?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. Your first few wasted lives in Risk of Rain [official site] might give you the impression of a very limited action game. A tiny sprite armed with a handful of basic abilities (shoot, roll, shoot harder), you have to take on waves of…

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Feature: How time doth waste you

How Risk Of Rain Increases Difficulty Over Time

This is The Mechanic, where Alex Wiltshire invites a developer to help him put their game up on blocks and take a wrench to hack out its best feature, just to see how it works. The start of a game of Risk of Rain [official site] is quiet. Your small pixel character stands in a vast alien landscape, in which somewhere you’ll find a teleporter…

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Risk of Rain Team Return With Deadbolt

When we first looked at Deadbolt [official-ish site] last year, we called the freebie "a side-scrolling version of Hotline Miami with bits of Gunpoint thrown in." A year's worth of gaming later, I'd toss Not A Hero into that comparison. Since then, developers Hopoo Games - the folks also behind Risk of Rain - have worked on expanding it into a full commercial release. Now…

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Freeware Garden: Deadbolt

Playing Deadbolt, the latest 2D arcade shooting thing by Risk of Rain developers Hopoo, allowed me - for the very first time in my life - to picture an indie version of the Grim Reaper breaking into a zombie infested mansion via its plumbing and emerging, armed and deadly, from the toilet. Now, I may not know art, but I know what I like: death…

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Hail: Risk Of Rain Update Adds Two New Characters

Risk of Rain looks like a side-scrolling roguelite-shooter and in most regards that's what it is. It's also got a lot in common with ARPGs, in the way its characters' skills function and in how a newly unlocked character can completely change the way you approach the game. The latest update, version 1.2, is significant because it i) switches the game to a new engine…

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Feature: A positive forecast

Risk Of Rain review

I have died so many times. Risk of Rain is a small game and not altogether perfectly formed, but it also reminds me of The Binding of Isaac in all the best ways, except with cooperative multiplayer and weird science fiction in place of poo and blood. The ferocious difficulty and hordes of monsters also remind me another recent favourite – Teleglitch. Here's wot I…

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