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Risk of Rain 2 (2019) is a multiplayer adventure game where you have to fight to survive and escape a planet you've crash-landed on. It's formatted like a 'Roguelike' game: an iterative game that requires multiple goes to complete a level and where your progress is reset if you die. Risk of Rain keeps you on your toes, thanks to randomised stages, enemies, bosses, and items. The game also possesses a surprisingly in-depth lore that you can choose to explore by looking at objects on this strange planet.

This is the second game in the Risk of Rain series, and has expanded beyond the original; now you can play in a 3D open world rather than on a 2D platform, which it manages to execute whilst still keeping its sci-fi and fantasy charm. Risk of Rain 2 boasts a large variety of loot that you can earn on runs by killing aliens and collecting the currency once they drop dead.
  • Risk of Rain (2014) PC, Mac, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation Vita and Nintendo Switch.
  • Risk of Rain 2 (2019) PC, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch
  • Risk of Rain Returns (a remake of the original game) (2023) PC and Nintendo Switch.

Our examiner, Ellen Robertson, first checked Risk of Rain 2 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Andy Robertson and updated yesterday.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Action and Shooting game with Adventure, Collecting and Strategy elements. You can play this by yourself or as a 4-player online game.

You can play this game in the following styles:


Play Time: This game will take between 9 hours and 25 hours to complete.

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Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 for depictions of realistic-looking violence towards fantasy characters. While bright lights and some blood effects appear on impact of some attacks, the reactions of the enemies are realistic in nature. Characters let out pained cries when attacked and collapse onto the floor when they have been defeated. Their bodies then remain on the floor until the end of the level. Every character has a health bar over their heads which shows their status, and numbers appear upon impact of attacks to show the amount of damage that is being inflicted.
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.

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You don’t need a platform subscription to play this game online.


Risk of Rain 2 usually costs £6.99 to £19.99. 

Risk of Rain

XBox Store Xbox One £7.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £7.39
Steam Store PC £6.99
Switch Store Switch £8.99
Steam Store Mac £6.99

Risk of Rain 2

XBox Store Xbox One £19.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £19.99
Steam StoreSALE PC £19.99 £9.99 until 28/11/2023
Switch Store Switch £19.99
PlayStation Store PS5 -
XBox Store Xbox X|S -
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 30/08/2019, updated in 2023

Price: 50% off

Out Now: PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox X|S

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Players: 1 (4 online)

Genres: Action, Shooting (Adventure, Collecting and Strategy)

Accessibility: 15 features

Components: 3D First-Person and Cartoon

Developer: Hopoo Games (@HopooGames)

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