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Steel Rain

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Prepare for the ultimate shoot-'em-up / strategy ReMix with RPG elements!

Steel Rain is a truly novel mix of strategy, RPG, and frantic action, with a modern, high velocity shmup core at its center. You get to control 2 wings you can tactically arrange in different formations and firemodes, as you fight your way through an impressive variety of overwhelmingly huge enemy fleets.

Liberate planets, build colonies, research new technologies, and learn new active and passive skills. Construct buildings, and research new combat technologies and skills. Wisely craft items, and play through missions to gather the experience points and cash needed for even more exotic and powerful upgrades.

Never forget to install your shiny new upgrades, construct cunning drone pets, and buy new wings; make your strikes deadlier than ever!

Instantly switch through 3 different wing formations, and combine them with 6 fully customizable firemodes, in order to develop your very own sets of special tactics and strategies for each and every situation; on the spot!

Complete missions and survive epic bossfights on 7 different planets, play randomly generated orbital patrol missions, or design and create your very own stages with the built-in stage editor, as you fight to become a true master of Steel Rain.

Fight for leaderboard positions, get classic rankings, and unlock over 80 achievements in this unique, fun, and taxing new indie game!

Steel Rain is not only frantic. It is a deep and strategic experience too. The game offers impressive gameplay variety, 10 difficulty levels, and a hardcore mode, to let you freely modify your gaming experience. Full and complete gamepad and joystick support are, of course, a given.


- Frantic Tactical SHMUP Action
Maneuver your wings, shoot, avoid missiles, switch tactics on the fly, and crush the opposition!

- Colonization
Build, defend, and manage your colonies. Conduct crucial research, and generate income.

- Skills Management
Unlock and research new active and passive skills for each of your wings' firemodes.

- Research
Research new technologies and unlock new buildings, skills, drones and much more.

- Upgrades for your Wings
Choose from 6 different categories of upgrades and equipable items for 10 different wings.

- Stage Editor
Create, share, and download new stages for Steel Rain.

- Item Crafting
You can now use your factories and citadels to produce new items, and prototype upgrades!

- Local Coop
Fight together and command drones with a friend in Steel Rain's exciting, brand new 2 player co-op mode!

- Game Modes
New Survival, Campaign and Arcade Modes with alternative upgrade system!

System requirements for Nintendo Switch

System requirements for Linux

  • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 2.0 GHz +
  • Memory: 128 MB RAM
  • Graphics: Min. resolution 1280 x 720
  • Storage: 120 MB available space
  • Processor: Intel Core i
  • Memory: 128 MB RAM
  • Graphics: Geforce or Radeon Gen. 6+
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 120 MB available space

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows XP or above
  • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 2.0 GHz +
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Min. resolution 1280 x 720
  • DirectX: Version 9.0
  • Storage: 120 MB available space
  • OS: Windows 8.1
  • Processor: Intel Core i
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Geforce or Radeon Gen. 6+
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 120 MB available space
  • Additional Notes: Gamepad or Joystick
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Last Modified: Dec 16, 2020

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Minion Master
Purchase all Drones
Quest Master
Finish 10 Quests
Knowledge is Power
Research all technologies in a category
Telaros Rift
Complete all missions on planet 8
Epic Quest
Finish a S ranked colony quest
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Steel Rain reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from Deutsch
Have already pulled the Developer's first Game and found "Steel Rain," the Developer has increased a lot again in terms of Gameplay and Graphics. There is again a greasy Soundtrack that fits great into fast Gameplay. Above All, I think the "side scrolling" gameplay Is better. There are a number of Powerups to collect and many different Types of Weapons, so there is always variety. The Level of difficulty is quite crisp, had to put it down to get a little further, hehe. All in all, a Top Game is worth buying at all time!
Translated by
Microsoft from French
After a sky mercenaries that gave glimpses of original concepts but a gampeplay finally pretty medium and a technique a hair wobbleor even to the pick, polarity flow puts the cover with this horizontal shoot. And there it is outright ecstasy as well on the technical level-1080p/60fps constant-as artistically. The gameplay is obviously at the rendezvous for this excellent year-end surprise. I thought I would find my happiness in the new Darius and well... Steel rain is much superior and for a small price. Don't hesitate... go. Amazing game... Thanks to polarity flow.
Translated by
Microsoft from French
Very good shoot, the music is nice, it's not ugly to look and the game system well-run. It should also be noted that the difficulty level is very customizable (4 levels divided each in 10 steps). The system of evolutions is nice too, between the planets to colonize, the abres of research, the system of craft (we can equip our ship as in a RPG) the game in itself loops fast enough, but if you want to blow the scores , make the biggest crafts etc... There is enough to do, there is in addition a system of random quests with various objetives and bonuses. In addition, the developpers are always on, patches come out regularly. So I recommend, good game:)
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Microsoft from Deutsch
What a great little Game. I bought it for £550 in the Sale and didn't regret it for a Second. The actually Shoot ' Em Up is super Done. Not only is the Mechanics of each Level super structured, there are also a Variety of Ways to turn around the Level of difficulty. The Control of the Spacecraft is implemented in a great way and there are a Large number of Enemies. The Component part of the Game is used to generate Credits and Upgrades for your own Spacecraft and is relatively simple, but still well done. I even spent a relatively long Time doing Research and making Ugrades. I haven't tried The Level Editor myself. In the Same way, I have not downloaded any Maps through the Workshop, but the Features the Game offers. In addition, you can play the Game for two on a Computer, a Possibility that there are far too few Games today. The Game reminds me of my Time with my first Sega Mega Drive. The Graphics don't really matter, you have absolutely no Time to pay attention during the Levels, but the Game principle itself is so good that you can spend Hour after Hour with the Game. I can only warmly recommend it to anyone who finds this Kind of Game even remotely interesting.
Interesting conception: a scroll-shooter with base-building and research tree. It doesn't quite work, but I still would recommend playing it to broaden your horizons.
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