Gauntlet™ Slayer Edition

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!

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.

Accolades:

  • “An idealized reboot of the series – immediately familiar yet totally fresh.” – Digital Trends
  • “You haven’t needed food this badly since the 1980’s” – Gamespot
  • “Just the way fans would want it” - Destructoid
  • "Fans of the classic 80s game have nothing to worry about." - PrimaGames
  • "This classic quarter-muncher consumed a lot of my own money during summers as a kid, so it's nice to see the fantasy gameplay live on this latest incarnation." - Fortune
  • "With its simple, streamlined controls and the compatibility with SteamOS, 'Gauntlet' is clearly nostalgic for the living room-centric gaming of the early 90s. And it succeeds." - Tom's Guide
Minimum Requirements
OS: Windows Vista / Windows 7
Processor: 2.4 GHz Dual Core
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: 512 MB NVIDIA GeForce 9800 / ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT
DirectX: Version 10
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Storage: 2 GB available space
Recommended Specifications
OS: Windows Vista / Windows 7
Processor: 2.4 GHz Dual Core
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: 1 GB NVIDIA 460 / AMD Radeon 5870
DirectX: Version 10
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Storage: 2 GB available space
  • Much like a jalopy can become a classic, Arrrowhead has beautifully restored Gauntlet to its former glory and made it something you’ll be proud to take a spin in. Ride on, Gauntlet fans.

  • Few games can come close to creating the same mayhem and excitement as Gauntlet can.

  • What I’m trying to say is that with Gauntlet, Arrowhead proved you could go home again. You could revisit old territory.

  • Gauntlet is the perfect party game. It brings people together while tearing them apart. There's fast action that's easy to pick up for more casual players, and a decent selection of relics for players that want to make to experiment with ways to make their character an unstoppable loot grabbing killing machine.

  • Gauntlet is a polished game that does right by its predecessors. It's a great mix of both old and new school sensibilities, and despite the fact that the art style isn't as pronounced as it could have been, the actual core of the game is very sound.

  • Arrowhead has managed to capture the essence of the original Gauntlet in this fast and fun co-op experience.

  • An accessible co-op dungeon crawler that's at its best with a group of friends. It may be on the shorter side, but while it lasts it's an unpredictable and memorable experience.

  • This great game reborn, full of fun and action, with an outstanding coop multiplayer.

  • Probably my biggest gripe with the game was the number of bugs we encountered. These ranged from being stuck behind a door, to the end-screen not generating the stats and gold bars. They were usually just minor annoyances, but happened just a bit too frequently.

  • For $20, you can do a lot worse, but to find a game this instantly accessible and fun, you may be harder pressed to find.

  • CD-Action

    It’s a shame Gauntlet’s visuals are not as wonderful as its gameplay. [Dec 2014, p.75]

  • In an era where action-RPGs are chock-full of skill trees, obscene amounts of loot, myriad spells and skills, the back-to-the-basics approach in Gauntlet is a breath of fresh air.

  • Gauntlet for PC is a fun walk down memory lane and successfully recreates the best elements of the original 1985 game!

  • Hyper Magazine

    Gauntlet needs DLC. Badly. Still, good fun in the short term. [Issue#255, p.54]

  • Gauntlet is nothing more than a modest cycle of action, never selling itself as a self-important well of features.

  • It's still a very engaging (couch) co-op experience, until routine sets in and you have to throw in something else for a bit. Still, the good news is, Gauntlet's saga is not quite over yet.

  • Gauntlet is a dungeon crawling/ hack 'n' slash game that revisits the 80’s Arcade all-time classic, offering immerse co-op fun and using distinctive gameplay mechanics for each of the four available classes/ characters.

  • Arrowhead made a very true-to-source Gauntlet game, no doubt, but the source is 30 years old, and could use some modern accouterments. Gauntlet is as much fun as it has ever been, but it'll get old fast for those who still remember slogging through the original.

  • A good remake of the original. Perhaps not the greatest game ever, but surely a good way to have fun with some friends.

  • If you have the right group accompanying you, the amount of fun found in the repetitive stages is surprisingly high. Arrowhead delivers a solid Gauntlet experience that stays true to the old (and sometimes not very well aged) formula while adding a few modern sprinkles.

  • There’s definitely a charming old-school spark to this reboot, but without anything beyond the constant monster mashing and levels that seem to blend together, you may find yourself needing excitement badly.

  • Gauntlet is a fun dungeon crawler to play with a friend or two. Too bad the game is not very long. It is not very deep as well, but for people that just want to hack away relentlessly, Gauntlet is a good buy.

  • Loot system and character progression are too simple for this hack'n'slash to stand out, but the new Gauntlet can be funny if played in co-op with three friends.

  • The newest installment in the Gauntlet franchise is a lot of fun, and the gameplay is strongly reminiscent of classic gaming, while taking advantage of some modern conventions.

  • I would say pick it up, but if you do, try to at least convince one or two friends to pick it up with you. You’ll all have a more enjoyable time together.

  • Gauntlet can't quite strike the balance between the nostalgic arcade experience and a modern-day replay-friendly adventure. It's cool that there's such a varied experience amongst the iconic quartet of heroes, and four-player co-op is almost always fun with the right crew, but its repetitive structure works against its longevity.

  • Game World Navigator Magazine

    One of the major Gauntlet’ problems is a small amount of content. Game offers just three locations divided into four levels with three short stages in each that could be finished in a couple of evenings at a leisurely pace. And then Gauntlet asks to repeat the same thing at the next difficulty level. [Nov 2014, p.76]

  • The cooperative/competitive system on which the game is based is pretty interesting, but simplistic mechanics and lack of variety are an hard obstacle to overcome. Also, playing it alone is a chore.

  • This remake will hardly attain a cult status – ever.

  • Under the right set of circumstances, though, the game can be fun thanks to its varied classes and trolling-heavy metagame. Shooting the food with three friends can still be a great time, but you’ll have to temper your expectations.

  • Despite the missteps, Arrowhead's Gauntlet is a dungeon-crawler that understands the action's at its most thrilling when four players are piled in together, helping each other through the fight - and giving each other a hard time when they think that nobody's looking.

  • The classic Gauntlet comes back with a dungeon crawler style and a lot of hours of fun and combat. You will miss communication tools and a better camera.

  • A game that seems stuck in an uncomfortable middle ground, harboring more intricacy and challenge than the Gauntlet pedigree implies, but too bare-bones of a package to stand tall next to the action role-playing games currently competing for your time.

  • Gauntlet is very friendly in multiplayer and offers simple and efficient system. However, it can be quickly repetitive and it's not always fun for only one player.

  • Gauntlet needs fun, badly.

  • Gauntlet is not a roaring return for the arcade classic, nor is it a critical failure.

  • Even if you're desperate for a PC game to play with friends, it'll take a major content patch or expansion for this to be a worthy experience, much less live up to its name.

  • It’s certainly not the worst Gauntlet revamp there’s ever been, but there’s too little substance or variety to satisfy either new fans or old.

Gauntlet™ Slayer Edition
$19.99 $8.10
Title: Gauntlet™ Slayer Edition
Genre: Action, Adventure, RPG
Released: 23 September 2014
Developer: Arrowhead Game Studios
Publisher: WB Games
  • Single-player
  • Multi-player
  • Co-op
  • Steam Achievements
  • Steam Cloud
  • Stats
  • Steam Trading Cards
  • Steam Leaderboards
  • Full controller support
  • Shared/Split Screen
UI Audio Subs
Spanish - Spain
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Portuguese - Brazil
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