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The Riftbreaker

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You are the Riftbreaker, an elite scientist/commando inside a powerful Mecha-Suit. Enter a one-way portal to Galatea 37, a distant planet at the far reaches of the Milky Way Galaxy, with the purpose of building up a base that will allow travel back to Earth and further colonization.
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About The Riftbreaker

About this game

You play the role of captain Ashley S. Nowak - you are the Riftbreaker, an elite scientist/commando inside a powerful Mecha-Suit. Enter a one-way portal to Galatea 37, a distant planet at the far reaches of the Milky Way Galaxy, with the purpose of building up a base that will allow travel back to Earth and further colonization. Ashley's Mecha-suit, which she calls "Mr. Riggs", can withstand the harshest environmental conditions and has a full range of equipment for base construction, resource extraction, gathering specimens and of course - combat. It is capable of traveling through rifts that connect space across vast distances.

BASE BUILDING

Your task is to construct a two-way rift back to Earth. It is a very complex invention and requires enormous amounts of energy. Simple solar collectors and a few tons of steel will not be enough. You will need to build up a complex chain of mines, refineries, powerplants and research facilities to complete this mission.

DEFENSE

Your presence on this planet will not go unnoticed. As you build up your industry and disrupt the natural order, the world will start seeing you as a threat. Build up your defenses. Construct walls, barriers and defense towers as the attacks get stronger with every passing day. You will face thousands of hostile creatures trying to eliminate your presence.

EXPLORATION

Galatea 37 is an unknown planet in the Sycorax belt of the Milky Way galaxy. Long distance surveys detected that it is inhabitable and perfect for colonization. The planet is full of rare minerals and substances that can be found in various locations around the globe. Varied biomes can surprise you with unknown fauna and flora as well as harsh weather conditions. Construct local outposts in resource-rich locations that will transport the required resources using rift technology.

CAMPAIGN

Take on an epic journey across all the different biomes of Galatea 37. You will establish multiple persistent bases across the globe that will fuel your economy. Research alien substances and lifeforms, as well as fight hordes of alien creatures, clearly not happy with your interference in the natural order of the planet. The campaign spans multiple hours and offers a remarkable degree of freedom in a super detailed, procedurally generated world. You can decide on the order of your priorities and what technologies you want to use. You’re the only human there, after all.

SURVIVAL

Your mission is to survive a set amount of time, fighting off increasingly difficult waves of enemy creatures. Each mission in the game is randomized, offering nearly endless replayability.

SANDBOX

If intense fight for survival is not your thing either, then try out the Sandbox mode, where we give you control over the entire game – including resources, enemy spawns, and weather conditions.

CUSTOMIZE YOUR GAMEPLAY

The Riftbreaker™’s gameplay can be customized to fit your playstyle. You can change the frequency of enemy attacks as well as their strength and numbers, resource abundance, weather events, enemy damage, and tons of other settings. There are also multiple difficulty presets to suit the needs of both hardcore strategy players as well as those that want a laid-back base-building experience.

COMMUNITY DRIVEN DEVELOPMENT

If you've read everything and arrived all the way down here, then you might be interested in helping us shape the game. Please come and talk to us on the forums, our official Discord server or through any other of our social media. We'll be sharing inside info about our development progress, and we'd love to hear your feedback. Please come and help us make Riftbreaker the game You want to play!

Game Details

Release Date:
October 14, 2021
Developer:
EXOR Studios
Publishers:
EXOR Studios
Surefire.Games
Rating:
ACB rating of 3
ESRB rating of 13
PEGI rating of 12
USK rating of 12
Supported Languages:
English +
Franchise:
The Riftbreaker
Link:
Genres:
Base Building
Tower Defense

Survival

Strategy

Exploration

Action
Themes:
Aliens
Isometric

Atmospheric
Play Style:
Resource Management
Features:
Steam Achievements
Full controller support

Steam Trading Cards

Steam Cloud

Remote Play on TV

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 8.1
  • Processor: Intel i5 gen 2 or AMD Bulldozer {4 cores)
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 750 2GB or AMD R7 265 2GB
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 8 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card
  • Additional Notes: Windows 7 is not supported

Recommended:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel i7 gen 2 or AMD Ryzen
  • Memory: 12 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 2080 6GB or AMD Radeon 6800
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 8 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card
  • Additional Notes: Windows 7 is not supported

Critic Reviews

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The Games Machine

87 / 100
"The Riftbreaker will throw you on an alien planet both lush and unforgiving, in what could be the perfect mix between a survival RTS and an action/shooter game."

Screen Rant

90 / 100
"With a lengthy campaign that supports every aspect of its genre-bending gameplay, The Riftbreaker feels like a momentous big-budget release. Thankfully, its amazing visuals...

IGN

80 / 100
"The Riftbreaker is an addictive, complex, and satisfying RTS/bullet hell hybrid, even while it suffers from some very noticeable performance issues."
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Relax & enjoy! 45.45%  of players consider this game to be Just Right

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The Riftbreaker User Reviews

All our customer reviews are open and honest. We publish all reviews that are relevant and follow our guidelines.

User Rating

Average score from 15 ratings
75% of users would recommend this.
4.5

User Ratings Breakdown

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Recommended

pretty good
Verified purchase
ill summarize it. Story is non existance Writing is bad Music is bearable So why 4/5? Because for the campaign, it has a lot of game mechanic + tower defense. You dont get 1 weapon, you get 10 different weapons. You dont get 1 skill, you get 5 different type of skills. You dont get 2-4 towers, you get roughly 10 different type of tower to defense. You play this game for the tower defense upgrade building mechanic of it. Long story short: If you want to run around, manage your building electricity grid, make sure your base is properly defense and then do some running around, this is the game for you. If you want something like kick a** story or good music, then no, this game isnt for you. I spend like 60hrs on this game but if you know what to do, you can finish and brute force it by 12hrs
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TDF, Tower Defense, Mech, action, bugs, building, resources, physics, ray tracing shadows, FSR

Dramion
This game is absolutely the most supported game by the devs. They are active in their discord, they have weekly streams of new content. We are only two DLC deep too with more to come. COOP is coming along with another story DLC.
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Great, I mean, REALLY GREAT

Fanatical User
Verified purchase
Surprisingly deep, pretty , with snappy gameplay and a feature set that leaves many others in the genre in the dust! Well worth full price, but catching it on sale made it almost too good :)
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Not Recommended

zkreig
Verified purchase
It's fun, when it works, if it works. The new DLC broke the game for A LOT of people. Me included. It is unplayable. The new DLC and patch that arrived with it introduced innumerable game breaking bugs and corrupted or broke old saves. Don't support this developer.
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Worth a purchase

A very fun game with a great mix of fun
Verified purchase
This game is very fun and worth trying out. Think smash tv mixed with base building. Has all the action you would want with some strategy as well. Can't wait to play more and hope the makers will continue to improve this game.
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Great game

Medevac
Verified purchase
Been looking a while for a game like They Are Billions and found this one. It plays slightly different since you control a giant robot, but other than that is very similar. The campaign and survival are great. Lots of tech to unlock and base building to do. I wish they added a heads up from which direction the next wave comes in survival. Other than that, great game.
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Recommended

Ari
Verified purchase
Make sure to play the prologue as a tutorial instead of jumping into the main game. Overall a great game, a mix of rts, tower defense and base building.
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Recommended

Andrew
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Lots of fun, mixes ARPG with hunker-down base building, highly recommended!
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Frequently Asked Questions

Available DLCs for The Riftbreaker include Into The Dark, Metal Terror, and Soundtrack
Are you ready for a challenge? 45% of GameFAQs users said the difficulty is Just Right. 55% of GameFAQs users said The Riftbreaker is Tough or Unforgiving.
According to ESRB, The Riftbreaker is suitable for players aged 13 and above.
Yes, The Riftbreaker is not fully Steam Deck Verified but the publisher says it is "Playable" on Steam Deck.
Minimum:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 8.1
  • Processor: Intel i5 gen 2 or AMD Bulldozer {4 cores)
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 750 2GB or AMD R7 265 2GB
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 8 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card
  • Additional Notes: Windows 7 is not supported
Recommended:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel i7 gen 2 or AMD Ryzen
  • Memory: 12 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 2080 6GB or AMD Radeon 6800
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 8 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card
  • Additional Notes: Windows 7 is not supported
Yes, The Riftbreaker has broad critical consensus. 89% of critics on Metacritic recommend The Riftbreaker. The Metascore is 83 out of 100.
75% of Fanatical users recommend The Riftbreaker. The average review score is 4.5/5
The Riftbreaker was released on October 14, 2021
The Riftbreaker is published by EXOR Studios and Surefire.Games
The Riftbreaker was developed by EXOR Studios
Fanatical users tagged The Riftbreaker as Base Building, Tower Defense, Survival, and Strategy
Fanatical users tagged The Riftbreaker as Aliens, Isometric, and Atmospheric
Yes, Fanatical users tagged The Riftbreaker as Base Building
Yes, Fanatical users tagged The Riftbreaker as Tower Defense
Yes, Fanatical users tagged The Riftbreaker as Survival

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