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Video GameRisk of Rain 2 (Series) Review
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Posted: 2 years ago, last updated 2 days ago.

Author: Ellen Robertson, @GeekDadGamer, Jo Robertson and Ben Kendall.


Risk of Rain 2 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 it's sci-fi and fantasy charm. Risk of Rain 2 boasts a large variety of loots 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.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 30/08/2019

Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Players: 1 (4 online)

Genres: Shooting, Strategy (Adventure and Collecting)

Accessibility: 15 features

Developer: Hopoo Games (@HopooGames)




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

Play StylePlay Style

You can play this by yourself or as a 4-player online game.

You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 for depictions of realistic looking violence towards fantasy characters.
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.

Account Rating

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 Store PC £19.99
Switch Store Switch £19.99
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.


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