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What is The Riftbreaker: Release date, gameplay, system requirements, features, story, more

The Riftbreaker is a base-building game that combines elements of several genres into one exciting mix, and here's everything you need to know about it, including the release date, gameplay, features and more.
If you love mechs and you think that they are underrepresented in video games, then you will love The Riftbreaker.

Developed by EXOR Studios, The Riftbreaker is a culmination of almost 15 years of experience the studio has garnered since its founding in 2007.

Known for games like X-Morph: Defense and Zombie Driver, top-down titles beloved by both gamers and critics, now they are bringing us their most ambitious game yet - The Riftbreaker.

What exactly is The Riftbreaker? Let's find out!

What is The Riftbreaker?

The Riftbreaker: Release date, gameplay, system requirements, features, story, more
The Riftbreaker combines RTS, Tower Defence, and action RPG elements. (Picture: EXOR Studios)

The Riftbreaker mixes several strategy genres into a compelling, and unique, blend.

The main portion of the game is about base-building similar to traditional RTS games but also games like Factorio.

Then, you have tower defence elements, as you will need to defend your base against increasingly larger waves of enemies which are threatening to swarm your base if you don't prepare your defences correctly.

Finally, you also have action-RPG elements, as your main protagonist will jump into action as well, boasting powerful weapons and abilities that can single-handedly decimate enemy troops.

But that's not all, as there are also traces of survival games, exploration, and more!

The Riftbreaker story

The Riftbreaker: Release date, gameplay, system requirements, features, story, more
You are the pioneer of humanity's voyage into the unknown. (Picture: EXOR Studios)

In The Riftbreaker we play as captain Ashley S. Nowak or the titular Riftbreaker. She is described as an elite scientist and commando, and she operates an immensely powerful Mecha-Suit which is your main gameplay unit and everything you do starts from there.

Players are sent on a one-way mission to a mysterious world called Galatea 37, a habitable planet in the distant part of the galaxy. The goal of the mission is to build a base and set up things for the future colonisation of the planet by humanity. Ultimately, you need to create a two-way rift back to Earth, which is the main goal of the game's campaign.

The Riftbreaker gameplay

The Riftbreaker: Release date, gameplay, system requirements, features, story, more
Build your base to extract resources while defending yourself against aliens. (Picture: EXOR Studios)

The Riftbreaker is a top-down strategy game, and you control the Mecha-Suit which acts as the main construction unit for your base, but also as a powerful "hero" unit.

The main goal of base-building is to develop your industry for resource gathering, but you will also need to construct walls, barriers and defence towers to protect yourself from attackers.

Each mission during the campaign has its unique goals and is set in different biomes of Galatea 37, and you will need to adapt your strategy based on your goals and conditions of the environment.

You will use your Mech for exploring terrain that hides many secrets and extra resources. The Mech will also be your strongest defence as it comes with numerous weapons and abilities which can be unlocked and upgraded, like a Mini Nuke launcher, Gravity Grenades, and Flame Thrower.

System requirements

The Riftbreaker: Release date, gameplay, system requirements, features, story, more
There's a lot of options to choose how you want to approach each mission. (Picture: EXOR Studios)

The Riftbreaker has an isometric point of view, but it still has a rich visual style, so requirements are on the heavier side.

It should also be noted that games like this can be overwhelmed with a lot of units on the screen, which can be a burden for both your RAM and your CPU.

Minimum requirements:

  • 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

Recommended requirements:

  • 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

Keep in mind that Windows 7 is not officially supported.

Release date and platforms

The Riftbreaker: Release date, gameplay, system requirements, features, story, more
The game releases on all platforms except for the Switch. (Picture: EXOR Studios)

The Riftbreaker is scheduled for release on 14th October for PC, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, PlayStation 4.

When it comes to PC, you can purchase the game on Steam, Epic Games Store, or GOG.

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