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  • genre action / adventure / fantasy
  • download size 177 MB
    ~19 min
  • avg. user rating from 133 user ratings.
  • release date August 12, 2013
  • compatible with Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8) and Mac OS X (10.8.0 or newer) and Linux (Ubuntu 14.04, Mint 17)
  • languages English
  • developer / publisher Crackshell / Crackshell
  • game modes single-player, multi-player, co-op
  • Bonus content included for FREE with purchase:
  • soundtrack (mp3)
  • wallpaper
  • soundtrack (FLAC)

What's cool about it:

  • 4 different classes, with unique features and skills.
  • Multiplayer COOP, online, LAN and local.
  • Mod and editing support.


Hammerwatch is a fast-paced hack and slash adventure game, inspired by classic titles of the genre. In the old, mysterious, and not-so-abandoned Castle Hammerwatch a group of heroes must fight their way up through the floors to the very top of the castle, where an ancient dragon awaits them. Not only must they kill the beast, but also get back out in one piece!

Bring back your button-mashing hack and slash skills and fight thousands of monsters while avoiding traps, findng secrets and increasing your skills on the way up. Do it yourself or bring three friends for some great fast co-op action! Feel free to launch the editor and build your own adventure with your own graphics, or try out someone else's custom level!

Multiplayer notice (Mac): Multiplayer on Mac is still being developed and might not work properly.

Minimum system requirements: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8, Processor: 1.8 GHz (any dual core recommended), Memory: 1 GB RAM, Graphics: OpenGL 1.4 Compatible (OpenGL 2.0 Compatible recommended), Hard Drive: 300 MB available space.Compatibility notice (PC): Integrated Intel HD Graphics should work but is not supported; problems are generally solved with a driver update..
Minimum system requirements (Mac): OS X 10.8.0, (not compatible with Mac OS X 10.9) Processor: 1.8 GHz (any dual core recommended), Memory: 1 GB RAM, Graphics: OpenGL 1.4 Compatible (OpenGL 2.0 Compatible recommended), Hard Drive: 300 MB available space. Compatibility notice (Mac): Integrated Intel HD Graphics should work but is not supported.Retina not supported.
Minimum system requirements (Linux): Ubuntu 14.04, Linux Mint 17, Processor: 1.8 GHz, Memory: 1 GB RAM, Graphics: OpenGL 1.4 Compatible Patched to version 1.23

All user reviews:

User reviews:

A smart mix of new, old and borrowed.

Posted on 2013-08-22 07:13:09 byhansappel's avatarhansappel:

Like Get Medieval and MageSlayer, Hammerwatch is a rather Gauntlet-ish game. You play as either a Paladin, Ranger, Wizard or Warlock, run through a dungeon, solve puzzles and kill things that try to kill you. I've only tried its single player mode this far, but I can imagine that the coop mode gets very fun.
Many games that try to bring back "old school ways of arcade days" tendread more to go over the top when it comes to difficulty, but Hammerwatch is quite balanced when it comes to this. You get a lot of options regarding difficulty, including infinite lives and regenerating health. All in all, I think Hammerwatch gives a good balance when it comes to combining new and old. The level design might be very 2D and very pixelated (which will makes the creation of your own levels rather easy, I believe) but the soundtrack is modern. And by modern I mean orchestral sounding, rather than MIDI-y or chiptune-y. The soundtrack is not modern in the sense that it goes for "atmospheric wind sounds" rather than actual, hummable music, though. As I said, a smart mix of new and old.
The genre isn't that common, or at least it isn't a genre I'm that familiar with. I give my first impressions of game 5/5 because I haven't played anything in the same vein that is better, and because I couldn't find a lot of things to complain about.

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Awesome local Co-op with little ones!

Posted on 2013-08-22 14:44:56 bycarnival73's avatarcarnival73:

I've been playing this with a six year old girl my partner and I watch after sometimes. It's one of the few games that she can manage with me easily thanks to different game play modifications which and be ticked on and off easily like 'Unlimited Lives' and 'Quick Health Regen.'
Also one of the rarer titles nowadays that is choc-full of secrets. This is a must have if you have othersread more in the household who play on the computer with you. Also check out Dungeonland.

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Posted on 2013-08-24 11:40:24 byDavid9855's avatarDavid9855:

The game is an indie gauntlet like game with retro style graphics. I was originally intrigued by it and wanted to give it a go and the start it didn't seem to bad and I had high hopes for it but it soon turned out to be a fairly mindless bland action game with save points, mindless, nonsensical designed dungeons, no or real plot or character development, repetitive game play withread more little to no real variation and fairy boring and drab locations.
These days there are stacks of indie games out there and asking the price for this product is far to high. I wouldn't recommend this game to anyone and it fails to stand out from the crowd or do anything different or in depth.

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