About this game
Developer: Supergiant Games
Content Rating: Everyone10+
Take a first look at Pyre, a party-based RPG from the creators of Bastion and Transistor, in which you lead a band of exiles to freedom through an ancient competition spread across a vast, mystical purgatory.
Critic Reviews30 Reviews
Caty McCarthy — Jul 24, 2017
Pyre's strengths lie in a lot of things: its beautiful visuals, amazing score, multi-branching tale, gameplay that somehow marries the best of sports games and tactical RPGs. But it's wrapped in an expansive story that doesn't quite earn its keep over its many hours, and fails to flesh out the endearing characters you meet and spend time with all along the way. In the end though, Pyre's a quest worth taking if you're up for the challenge and the inevitable dread you'll feel when you lose sometimes.
Chandler Wood — Jul 24, 2017
It feels disingenuous to even try and write words about Pyre, another Supergiant masterpiece. I don’t feel that my prose can even begin to match the resplendent beauty that permeates this journey through the Downside.
Matt Miller — Jul 24, 2017
Pyre’s storytelling ambience, narration, art, and music work in concert. This gives the experience a singular identity, and the mash-up of role-playing and sports gameplay cements that distinctiveness.
Stephanie Chan — Jul 24, 2017
Pyre backs up its eye candy with some pretty impressive world-building and fun gameplay, particularly in Versus Mode. Though the battles in the main campaign don’t offer too much of a challenge, the controls still make it feel great when you drive your team into your opponent’s goal.
Ray Carsillo — Jul 24, 2017
Pyre mashes up point-and-click adventures, RPGs, and sports games—and comes out the other end with one of the more memorable stories we’ve seen in some time. It’s a tale of freedom, sacrifice, and rising against the odds, even when they seem to be in your favor. While it can be a bit repetitive gameplay-wise, the colorful world and even more colorful characters should be more than enough to motivate you to fight for the exiles of the Downside.
Graham Banas — Jul 25, 2017
Pyre marks Supergiant Games’ third consecutive masterpiece. A bizarre blend of genres creates an excitingly original title aided by incredible world building and one of the most consistently interesting casts of characters we’ve ever seen assembled.
Philip Kollar — Jul 24, 2017
Between that fascinating, open-ended approach to storytelling and its totally unique core gameplay, Supergiant Games pursued a vision for something new with Pyre, and the company has largely succeeded.
T.J — Jul 25, 2017
This is Supergiant’s best work to date, and that’s saying something.
Peter Brown — Jul 24, 2017
It's all too easy to fall in love with Pyre. It's immediately attractive. Its songs dance in your head long after they debut. And before you know it, you find yourself driven to get better at rites and perform at the top of your game.
Brandon Langrock — Jul 24, 2017
Simply describing Pyre‘s spectacularly outlandish battle system doesn’t do it justice… Pair that with a wonderful cast of characters, a riveting story, and enthralling music and visuals, and you have nothing short of a compelling game that demands your time and attention.
James Kozanitis — Jul 27, 2017
The truth is that Pyre does exactly what it set out to do, with no caveats or qualifiers. It created a truly original core game mode and backed it up with solid RPG mechanics that extend the game’s already impressive longevity for a $20 game.
Ryan Meitzler — Jul 26, 2017
Thanks to a compelling mix of gameplay and atmosphere bound by an incredible art style, Supergiant Games has crafted one of this year’s most unique titles.
Caitlin Cooke — Jul 24, 2017
Impressive effort with a few noticeable problems holding it back. Won't astound everyone, but is worth your time and cash.
Matthew Arrojas — Jul 28, 2017
Pyre is simply a complete package. Everything from story and characters to art and gameplay is superb. While I could use nearly every positive word I know to praise this game, nothing can really describe the roller coaster of emotions I felt playing it. It is an endlessly surprising and satisfying experience that I would recommend to just about anyone.
Robin Baird — Jul 24, 2017
Overall Pyre was a ton of fun to play, and I honestly believe its Supergiant’s best game thus far. Yes, I know Transistor and Bastion were great games. I loved them too. Looking back at this point I can see a clear progression From Bastion to Transistor, to Pyre and this is not only the best story they have told but it is also most well-executed game on all fronts. For anyone who enjoys party based RPGs, this is one game you really shouldn’t pass up.
Sam Spyrison — Jul 24, 2017
Pyre represents another solid effort from Supergiant, as the awe-inspiring world, both in terms of design and depth, coupled with a lovable cast of heroes and villains, continue the studio’s renowned streak for titles with big heart and unique gameplay.
Stefan L — Jul 24, 2017
Supergiant Games continue to burn brightly as an independent studio, with Pyre being their latest imaginative and fantastical adventure. It casts aside many of the trappings of an action RPG from Bastion and Transistor in favour of something more akin to a real time tactical game, wrapping its fast paced and often fraught battles up in a world and cast of characters that gradually draw you into its cyclical tale.
GameCentral — Jul 26, 2017
The bizarre mix of influences and gameplay doesn’t always gel, but the visuals and writing help paper over the cracks in this admirably unique adventure.
Bengt Lemne — Jul 31, 2017
Overall, Pyre is another strong game from the creative minds at SuperGiant Games. It's a unique experience and while it may at times feel a bit overburdened with text and the nature of the rites may not appeal to all RPG players, Pyre manages to stand out as a game we'll remember for a long time.
Zachary Lyons — Jul 24, 2017
Pyre’s world is full of dynamic characters with unique motivations, darkly vibrant backdrops that look like paintings, and a soundtrack that you’ll be humming for days, weeks, even months to come. It might be slow to start, but once it picks up it never looks back. The Rites are exciting and addictive, and you’ll always want to play “just one more round.” Even when the game is over, you’ll want to have at least one more round through the whole thing, just to see how things might turn out differently. Pyre is an admirable addition to both Supergiant’s repertoire and any gamer’s collection.
Kenneth Shepard — Jul 24, 2017
Pyre’s battle system is excellent and delivers upon thrilling competitive play, but whether it has any future in that space could rest on whether it gets online play.
Juan Garcia — Aug 01, 2017
Si eres de los que no se acobardan ante las ingentes riadas de texto de las novelas visuales, deberías dar una oportunidad a Pyre, un título que consigue hacernos sentir en el centro de la aventura, y que consigue subir el ritmo gracias a la inclusión de los Ritos y los elementos roleros. Diferente en cuanto a propuesta, único en cuanto a aspecto y curioso a todos los niveles, aunque necesites saber inglés para poder manejarte en el exilio de Pyre.
Ramón Nafria — Jul 27, 2017
Un nuevo juego por parte de Supergiant Games que vuelve a alcanzar unas cotas fantásticas en todos sus aspectos. Original, divertido y con mucho por descubrir.
Salva Fernández — Jul 30, 2017
Pyre es sin duda el mejor trabajo de SuperGiant, y decir eso de un estudio que nos dejó dos joyas como Bastion o Transistor son palabras mayores.
Mathias Oertel — Jul 31, 2017
Emotionen, Entscheidungen & Konsequenzen, dazu eine stimmungsvolle Welt sowie ein taktisches Fantasy-Rugby: Supergiant liefert erneut ein prägendes Erlebnis ab.
Gianni Molinaro — Aug 02, 2017
Pyre fascine autant qu'il peut agacer. Sa direction artistique, son univers, sa galerie de personnages, la manière dont vous allez interagir avec celle-ci, sa narration, sa bande originale, se montrent éblouissants. Sa mécanique de "combat", en revanche, si elle suscite l'intérêt sur le papier, oblige à émettre une réserve. Pas vraiment une star mais recommandable, à quiconque sait sur quel terrain il s'aventure.
Steeve Mambrucchi — Aug 07, 2017
Pyre est de ceux dont il reste assurément quelque chose après l'écran final. Sans se reposer sur une mode, Supergiant Games est allé au bout d'une vision mystique qui marie narration élégante et esprit de compétition.
 — Aug 15, 2017
Bien éloigné de Bastion et Transistor, Pyre est un jeu qui aime prend son temps et qui s'appuie davantage sur ses dialogues que sur ses phases d'affrontement, certes nerveuses et fun, mais un rien trop faciles et expéditives.
Felice Di Giuseppe — Jul 31, 2017
Pyre è un’ottima avventura a metà tra strategia e azione che fa del fascinoso stile artistico e la superba narrazione i suoi punti di forza. Anche se il gameplay e la trama (soprattutto nei temi) sono persino più macchinosi e complessi di Transistor, il terzo videogioco di Supergiant Games saprà ammaliare e soddisfare il giocatore con un’atmosfera incredibile e particolarmente raffinata.
Артемий Козлов — Jul 29, 2017
Supergiant будто пыталась заставить мир жить отдельно от игрока, как в Космичесих рейнджерах или Shadow of Mordor, но не успела сбалансировать эту структуру.