The classic Gauntlet 4-player co-op action gameplay returns in a completely new experience! Play as one of four distinct heroes in an intense monster filled dungeon brawler with a combination of both uniquely built and randomly generated levels to explore.Read full description
The classic Gauntlet 4-player co-op action gameplay returns in a completely new experience! Play as one of four distinct heroes in an intense monster filled dungeon brawler with a combination of both uniquely built and randomly generated levels to explore. Battle the endless hordes of foes as you and your friends fight for treasure and glory via both local and online co-op multiplayer. Invade the Darkness this Summer on PC and Steam Machines!
New Gauntlet Experience
Classic dungeon crawling action is melded with innovative new features for the ultimate Gauntlet challenge.
Online and Couch Co-op Multiplayer
Explore on your own if you dare or play with friends in 4-player same-screen and online co-op. Your friends can become foes as you compete to see who can claim the most kills and the most gold.
Four Classic Characters
Gauntlet’s four classic characters: Warrior, Valkyrie, Elf, and Wizard return but with more distinctive play styles and their own unique skills.
Discover New Powers
Players can scour the dungeons for gold and loot to unlock mystical Relics that grant the holder deadly new abilities. But beware – if used incorrectly they can be detrimental to your party’s health!
How Will You Die?
Fiendish traps, monstrous hordes, epic bosses and even your own friends will cause you to die in confounding and extraordinary ways.
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While the game itself is shiny and improved, it still maintains that classic Gauntlet feel. You and your friends (or, in my case, just me) against teeming hordes of monsters and it?s up to you to reduce them all into greasy gore piles, snag the gold, and get out with your lives. The levels are pretty large for what they are. It'll take you a good fifteen minutes or more per level, depending on how much of a completionist/explorer you are as a gamer. That being said, there are a ton of levels to play through. And, if you finish them all, there is also an arena mode where you can slaughter monsters to your heart's content.
i have played gauntlet 1987, gauntlet legends, and gauntlet dark legacy the way the game plays out is great, but the beautiful dungeon runner i once loved changed so much that i was unable to fully enjoy this futuristic version of it properly. you can change how your character looks and with said changes your skills change as well; you can even make them look similar to what they looked like back then, except the Archer because they decided to go super oldschool and make him male again. the turbo bar was replaced for skills, and even though i miss it, it actually makes the game rather interesting in the way that you decide to play. characters talk in full lengthy sentences and interact with what's going on, such as getting food, taking damage, others dying. destroying the food is no longer simply destroying the food; that godly like voice, that comes out of nowhere, completely calls you out on it in a tone that makes you feel embarrassed, ashamed, and stupid, or a complete troll; your friend is one hit away from dying but something tells me you just wanted to steal his gold. explosions from barrels, potions, and skills do diddly squat. Valkyrie and Warrior are now melee. death is unable to be killed. monster generators have a health bar now and is somewhat hard to destroy, which in turn guarantees the melee classes will take damage trying to destroy them. though it's heresy to say such a thing you must use a mouse & keyboard, unless you have a trickshot controller, because the claw method causes sooooo many problems that it would be cancer just to even say/read what they are. but don't worry the Archer and Wizard class are excluded from this, and i have no idea about the necromancer because i didn't buy the DLC. p.s. if you're wondering why i gave the game a pretty good score even though i don't like it ill say it again. it's an awesome game, but coming from a series that i have loved since i first got my hands on gaming i was mentally and emotionally unprepared for the revolutionary change
I've not played the original arcade Gaunlet very long, mostly seen youtube videos of it. This game thankfully isn't that level of hard but with varying difficulties you can probably get it right up there. You get 4 characters and they cannot be picked by more than one player (this has some people miffed for some reason). The game is fun, each character feels unique to a degree and you slaughter (or try to) tons of enemies and spawners as you traverse the game. You can unlock useless vanity items as your characters are super tiny when actually playing and you can't zoom in so that hardly has an effect. While it's fun, the game is VERY short, I'm not sure how long 1 playthrough was but I was surprised when it was over. I expected there to be another whole part or something but nope. Maybe that's a good thing to some, swing in for a sort play and back to work or something. That said the $20 dollar price tag is just a bit much to ask for with this, $10? Sure. But it feels like it needs more.
It's great if you're looking for the original gauntlet playstyle. However there are a few problems that bother me a lot, unlike the most recent Gauntlet games each person is stuck to one class. IE there can't be two archers, or three mages and a barbarian. Everyone gets one character and that means someone will be stuck playing Thor.. who is outclassed in every way by Thyra the Valkyrie. Thor could use some work, his abilities are pretty basic and as I stated Thyra outclasses him, she attacks faster and hits more damage.
Like the previous Gauntlets, this is a great game to play with friends, and pretty boring to play solo. Unlike its predecessors, it is very very short. One playthrough of the entire game will take at most 10 hours. You can add a bit to this if you play through at all 4 different difficulty levels, but they get tiresome fairly quickly. The higher difficulty just lowers your damage and increases enemy damage. The developers tried to add a few RPG elements, but it feels very unsatisfying. You'll probably just pick the two items you like, level them both up to max in one playthrough, and have nowhere else to progress. You can spend your gold on aesthetic improvements, but none of them are particularly interesting. All in all, a fun game to get with a friend when it's on sale, to occupy a day or two.
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