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Balatro - Steam Game

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Balatro is a poker-inspired roguelike deck builder all about creating powerful synergies and winning big.
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About Balatro

About this game

Balatro is a poker-inspired roguelike deck builder all about creating powerful synergies and winning big.

Combine valid poker hands with unique Joker cards in order to create varied synergies and builds. Earn enough chips to beat devious blinds, all while uncovering hidden bonus hands and decks as you progress. You’re going to need every edge you can get in order to reach the boss blind, beat the final ante and secure victory.

  • The definitive poker roguelike experience.
  • Endless possibilities - every pick-up, discard and joker can dramatically alter the course of your run.
  • In-depth campaign mode complete with 8 difficulties, as well as challenge, daily and seeded runs.

Deftly deploy an array of potent tools: different Decks, Jokers, Tarot cards, Planet cards, Spectral cards, and Vouchers. Use these versatile instruments to ignite a combo frenzy and turbocharge your poker hands, crafting electrifying, adrenaline-fueled synergies.

  • 150 Jokers, each with their own unique abilities
  • 15 Decks with distinct modifiers to choose from for each run
  • 5 potential variants of each Joker which add further abilities
  • 22 Tarot cards variants that can enhance your regular playing cards
  • 11 Planet cards that help level up your possible poker hands
  • 32 Voucher cards to help provide permanent buffs for your current run

Immerse yourself in Balatro’s distinctive psychedelic world. Let the synthwave soundtrack wash over you - wind down, escape the daily grind and prepare to enter the ultimate roguelike flow state.

  • Improve your collection and discover new cards and secrets with every single run.
  • Make use of the in-depth stats screen to study your best hands, most used Jokers, and more!
  • Immerse yourself in the CRT fuzz and enjoy detailed, hand-crafted pixel art.






Game Details

Release Date:
February 20, 2024
Developer:
LocalThunk
Publisher:
Playstack
Supported Languages:
English
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Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS *: Windows 7, 8, 10, 11 x64
  • Processor: Intel Core i3
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL 2.1 compatible graphics card, integrated graphics
  • Storage: 50 MB available space

Recommended:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

Critic Reviews

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Hardcore Gamer

100 / 100
"Wielding nothing more than a deck of cards and a poker-themed twist on proceedings, developer LocalThunk has conjured something incredible and awe-inspiring with Balatro. What...

The Indie Informer

90 / 100
"The wonderful and terrible thing about Balatro is that, unlike with other roguelikes, I never got frustrated getting bounced back to the start. I almost always felt like I’d...

GameSpew

90 / 100
"No two games of Balatro are ever the same, which is only one of the reasons why we love this poker roguelike so much. Sure, it’s annoying if your run doesn’t get off the ground...
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9.09% of players played this game for >= 80 Hours!

Difficulty Statistics

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Relax & enjoy! 69.23%  of players consider this game to be Just Right

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Completionist! 7.69%  of players have Conquered It

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User Rating

Average score from 2 ratings
50% of users would recommend this.
5.0

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Frequently Asked Questions

Somewhere in the middle. 69% of GameFAQs users said the difficulty is Just Right. 31% of GameFAQs users said Balatro is Tough or Unforgiving.
Yes, Balatro is Steam Deck Verified.
  • This game's default graphics configuration performs well on Steam Deck
  • This game shows Steam Deck controller icons
  • In-game interface text is legible on Steam Deck
  • All functionality is accessible when using the default controller configuration
Minimum:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS *: Windows 7, 8, 10, 11 x64
  • Processor: Intel Core i3
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL 2.1 compatible graphics card, integrated graphics
  • Storage: 50 MB available space
Recommended:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
The average playtime for GameFAQs users is 27 hours. 73% of users played Balatro for over 12 hours.
Yes, Balatro has broad critical consensus. 100% of critics on Metacritic recommend Balatro. The Metascore is 90 out of 100.
Balatro was released on February 20, 2024
Balatro is published by Playstack
Balatro was developed by LocalThunk
Fanatical users tagged Balatro as Roguelike Deckbuilder, Card Game, Deckbuilding, and Roguelike
Fanatical users tagged Balatro as Replay Value, Pixel Graphics, Difficult, and Relaxing
Yes. Fanatical users tagged Balatro as having Singleplayer
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Balatro as Roguelike Deckbuilder
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Balatro as Card Game
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Balatro as Deckbuilding

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