From the makers of the much-beloved game Bastion comes Transistor, a new action-RPG with a female protagonist.

Transistor takes place in the gorgeously rendered sci-fi city of Cloudbank. Red, a voiceless musician, is making her way through the abandoned city with a talking sword named Transistor as her only companion.

Along the way they take on robotic enemies, and gradually more is revealed about what has happened to the city and to Red. So far reviews are praising the game’s complex combat system, which combines turn-based and real-time combat. Red’s attacks can be combined with different abilities, giving players lots of options for how they approach the enemy.

The game has also been lauded for its atmospheric setting and gorgeous art.

Transistor is available on PC and PS4. It’s rated T for violence and mild language.

See what reviewers say…

Gamespot – 8

IGN – 9

Polygon – 8.5

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