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New Deep Rock Galactic survival game hits Steam, and it’s glorious

Deep Rock Galactic Survivor blends the beloved Dwarven mining game with Vampire Survivors style roguelike survival, and hits Steam today.

Deep Rock Galactic Survivor is out today on Steam - A dwarven engineer with a cap, goggles, and a large blonde beard.

Deep Rock Galactic remains one of the most beloved games on Steam and a jewel in the crown of Satisfactory and Valheim publisher Coffee Stain, holding an ‘overwhelmingly positive’ 97% Steam rating from over 218,000 user reviews. But this time, DRG developer Ghost Ship Games is taking its own turn in the publishing seat to launch Deep Rock Galactic: Survivor, a new roguelike survival shooter that brings Vampire Survivors style ‘bullet heaven’ combat to the world of rock and stone, and it arrives on Steam today.

Deep Rock Galactic: Survivor reimagines the beloved first-person co-op shooter as a single-player survival game. While you might not have your trusty companions by your side, then, you do have over 40 weapons at your disposal, including many of your favorites from DRG, as you tunnel down into the caverns of planet Hoxxes in search of glorious loot.

The immediate comparisons to be drawn are to the many auto-shooting roguelike games led by the genre’s biggest success story so far, Vampire Survivors. But Deep Rock Galactic: Survivor is still a Deep Rock game at heart, and that means you’re there to mine precious resources, dig ever deeper, and hopefully extract safely at the end of it all.

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That mining adds a pretty key twist to the format, as everything in the environment around you is destructible, meaning you’ll need to carve your way through rock and stone alike to grab those valuable resources. Doing so might also afford you opportunities to create more space and escape routes when the hordes flood in – or it might result in you being trapped down a long, dead-end corridor with only one way out. So mine with care.

Deep Rock Galactic: Survivor launches on Steam today, Wednesday, February 14. It’s arriving in early access, where it’s expected to stay for six months to a year while developer Funday Games works on polish, balance, and adding even more content and features. The current build includes four classes, 40 weapons, 20 enemy types, three biomes, and all manner of overclocks, artifacts, and upgrades. You can head to the Steam store page right now to check it out – expect to pay $9.99/£9.99.

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