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Hyper Light Breaker is an action fighting game where fluid motion is used to defeat enemies in a surreal, abstract world familiar if you have played the previous Hyper Light games. You move around the world and use guns, swords, and abilities to defeat enemies. It stands out for how its mysterious story is told through the world rather than words, as well as the unique combination of fast-paced movement with exacting combat.

Set in the same post-technological, esoteric world as Hyper Light Drifter, the characters who inhabit it have no language, communicating instead through pictures. You play a Breaker who journeys into the wilderness, filled with the ruins of a long-gone society, to defeat the ominous Abyss King. To reach him, you need to fight against his minions, activate beacons, and piece together the mystery of the world.

Play involves traversing the landscape by running, jumping, using a hoverboard and paragliding, and defeating enemies. Combat is super fast, as you use your wits and reactions to use melee weapons and guns to survive. To progress further you must defeat larger enemies in one-on-one battles, unlocked by activating beacons scattered across the game's randomly-generated biomes. When you die, you start again from the beginning but get to keep some of the loot and weapons you got on the previous run, letting you get further each time.

The result is a unique game where both combat prowess and traversal skill are essential to success. Slowly gaining better gear and weapons that allow you to progress slightly further each time you play as you slowly uncover the game's mystery is a rewarding, engaging, and entertaining challenge.

Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked Hyper Light Breaker 13 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 12 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Adventure, Fighting and Traversal game with Action, Narrative, Platform and Role-Play elements. You can play this by yourself or as a 3-player online game. You can play co-operatively with two friends, working together to defeat enemies, activate beacons, and fight in boss battles. The game's difficulty scales to accommodate the extra players.

You can play this game in the following styles:


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Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 12.
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Skill Level

12+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. You need to have quick reactions both for the traversal and the combat. In addition, you should be able to cope with losing and having to start again each time you die, albeit with better gear and loot.


Hyper Light Breaker

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There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: Coming soon

Coming Soon: PC

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Players: 1 (3 online)

Genres: Adventure, Fighting, Traversal (Action, Narrative, Platform and Role-Play)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 3D Third-Person, Day and Night and Open World

Developer: Heart Machine Z (@HeartMachineZ)

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