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Risk of Rain Returns

The remastered version of a 2013 roguelike platformer. Risk of Rain Returns has us playing as the survivors of a spaceship crash, uncovering the secrets of the monster-inhabited planet of Petrichor V.

Action | science fiction | platform | roguelike | RPG elements | 2D | for 2 people | reeditions/remasters/remakes | indie games | co-op | side-scroll | splitscreen

Risk of Rain Returns Release Date


PC Switch

developer: Hopoo Games publisher: Gearbox Publishing

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Risk of Rain Returns is a remastered, content-enhanced version of 2013's Risk of Rain. It's a roguelike platformer developed by Hopoo Games and published by Gearbox Publishing.


Risk of Rain Returns is set on the planet of Petrichor V. Having survived a spaceship crash, we must uncover the planet's numerous secrets. The task is difficult, as Petrichor V is home to many monsters, transported here before their homeworlds fell.


Risk of Rain Returns is a side-scroller. Before starting the game, we choose one of the playable characters, all of whom differ in terms of abilities and equipment. The roster features 15 survivors (two brand new ones), including the frontline-focused Executor, a monstrous, acid-spilling Acrid and the Loader, a walking tank.

After making our choice, the game begins. The player explores numerous locations, jumps on platforms, avoids traps and battles enemies. Combat is fast-paced, requiring constant movement, managing ability cooldowns and proper use of our weapons. Death is permanent, so when we fall, we must start all over again. Our primary objective during each level is finding a teleport, which will take us to a new area. Its location is always chosen randomly.

As we progress, we develop our characters, unlock new abilities and gear. The longer we spend playing, the stronger and deadlier all the enemies get. If you crave challenge, there are also special artifacts containing modifiers, which affect gameplay in various ways.

Game modes

Risk of Rain Returns supports singleplayer and co-op for up to four players (online and local). The multiplayer has been significantly improved compared to the original game.

Technical aspects

Risk of Rain Returns features simple, pixel-art visuals and a gloomy color scheme.

Last updated on 08 November 2023

Game mode: single / multiplayer   Multiplayer mode: Internet   Player counter: 1-4  

PEGI rating Risk of Rain Returns

Age rating. The PEGI rating considers the age suitability of a game, not the level of difficulty. Game contains depictions of violence.

Risk of Rain Returns System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Minimum:
  • Intel Core i5-2400 3.1 GHz / AMD FX-8350 4.0 GHz
  • 4 GB RAM
  • graphic card 1 GB GeForce GT 710 / Radeon R7 240 or better
  • 350 MB HDD
  • Windows 10 64-bit
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