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Hyper Light Drifter

A retro-style action RPG that takes inspiration from 8- and 16-bit console titles. Hyper Light Drifter is set in a fantasy world with some science-fiction elements. Player becomes one of the Drifters - the seekers of forgotten technology.

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Hyper Light Drifter for PC, PS4 and etc. is an action RPG game which takes inspirations from the tradition of similiar 8- and 16-bit console titles. It was created by Heart Machine studios.


Action takes place in a fantasy world with some science-fiction elements. It creates an interesting combination, with knights and castles on one side and robots and other modern devices on the other (they are relics left by an advanced ancient civilization). You become one of the Drifters – adventurers traversing the world in search for pieces of the forgotten technology. The character is terminally ill but there is still one hope for him; he must embark on a journey to a dangerous land where usually even Drifters don’t dare to venture to.


Just like in most action RPGs, fighting is the core element of the game. In PC, PS4 and etc. version developers created a dynamic combat system, with many tactical options for player and smart AI for enemies. Your primary weapon is an energy sword but you can also use pistols and rifles. All weapons are charged with batteries (except of the sword) and can be upgraded. The character is accompanied by a flying probe which generates shields to defend him, gives light in dark corridors, helps finding hidden passages and allows to manage the inventory. The probe can be upgraded as well, by installing additional modules.

All these gadgets give you a lot of freedom in combat. For instance, more advanced players can activate shields just in time to deflect missiles to enemies. Moreover, during adventures the character is finding devices which enhance his physical abilities; they allow him to perform quick dodges and long jumps or to smash through some objects.

Last updated on 19 March 2014

Game mode: single player  

User score: 7.6 / 10 based on 416 votes.

Pre-release expectations: 8.2 / 10 based on 278 votes.

PEGI rating Hyper Light Drifter

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

Hyper Light Drifter System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Minimum:
  • Dual Core 1.2 GHz
  • 4 GB RAM
  • graphic card 512 MB GeForce 8800 GT or better
  • 2 GB HDD
  • Windows 7(SP2)/8/10
Microsoft XBOX ONE

Xbox One

  • Uses:
  • Xbox Live
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