Hyper Light Drifter 12+

Explore a mysterious world

Abylight S.L.

Designed for iPad

    • $7.99


Finally, Heart Machine's award winning slash-'em-up arrives to iOS in the most polished and refined version yet, the Special Edition.

► Winner of the Audience Award and Excellence in Visual Art awards of the prestigious Independent Games Festival.

► 14 + nominations among the Best Visual Design, Best Audio and Best original Game categories.

► 9/10 Destructoid - A hallmark of excellence. There may be flaws, but they are negligible and won't cause massive damage.

► 9.5/10 Game Informer - The combination of soundtrack, art, and combat creates a rabbit hole worth your full exploration.

► Eurogamer Recommended - Heart Machine's slash-'em-up is punishing and precise - and incredibly beautiful.

► 9/10 GameSpot - It is more than simply pretty; Hyper Light Drifter uses its visuals to both guide and relax you. The grandest vistas calm your pulse between difficult, breathless combat sequences.

► 8.5 Polygon - Hyper Light Drifter deftly mixes contemplative moments with breakneck action.

► 5 Stars Darkstation - The top-down action-RPG Hyper Light Drifter is an amazing game: gorgeous, a fascinating world to explore, tight controls, beautiful music, and the faith in the player for you to figure things out on your own.

Echoes of a dark and violent past resonate throughout a savage land, steeped in treasure and blood. Drifters of this world are the collectors of forgotten knowledge, lost technologies and broken histories. Our Drifter is haunted by an insatiable illness, traveling further into the lands of Buried Time, hoping to discover a way to quiet the vicious disease.

Hyper Light Drifter is an action adventure RPG in the vein of the best 16-bit classics, with modernized mechanics and designs on a much grander scale. Explore a beautiful, vast and ruined world riddled with dangers and lost technologies.


● 120 fps gameplay on iPad Pro / 60 fps on iPhone and iPad.
● Compatible with MFi controllers.
● Game Center achievements.
● Haptic Vibration.
● From each character to subtle background elements, everything is lovingly hand-animated.
● Easy to pick up, difficult to master; enemies are vicious and numerous, hazards will easily crush your frail body, and friendly faces remain rare.
● Upgrade weapons, learn new skills, discover equipment and traverse a dark, detailed world with branching paths and secrets abound.
● Evocative soundtrack composed by Disasterpeace.
● All the content from the original game + more weapons, enemies and areas from the Special edition.

What’s New

Version 1.1.7

Improved compatibility with 120 hz screen refresh rate on the new iPhone and iPad models.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
191 Ratings

191 Ratings

summerspiders ,

This game RULES

A bit baffling at first, but as it gets going it delivers all of the amazing gameplay of the classic console games of yore (the 80s/90s). The art direction and sound are really contemporary and vibey, which takes it away from being a retro piece only. Seems too easy at first, but there is a really great rhythm to the ups and downs of the difficulty... lots of exploring and puzzle-solving, and then HACK SLASH HOLY SH*** AAAGH

The sprite animation is really cool, reminds me of the Sega Megadrive or SNES games we used to play.

Love this game. I don’t know how far I am through it, but I’d be happy for it to go on for ages.

Developer Response ,

Thanks so much for the awesome review! Glad you're enjoying Hyper Light Drifter!

Connor 8D ,

Top notch

I don’t often buy games nor write reviews but this game delivered. It took me a little while as I chipped at it bit by bit every night, but every bit worth more than the next.

I found myself driven to play, explore every corner for secrets, challenge myself against opponents I thought were extremely difficult, improve my skills and just get lost in the magic this game brought me.

I don’t replay the campaign in games I beat, as I find it ruins the wonder it brings to me the first time round. But you only need to play this game once in your life to remember it forever.

Thanks for a ripper experience 😛

PS, played on a PS4 controller and it was utterly exceptional the whole way through.

craig800 ,

I couldn’t put it down

A fantastic game with tight controls (played with Xb1 controller), stunning art and a beautiful soundtrack. The upgrade system is really rewarding and matches the difficulty curve perfectly.

Buy, buy, buy!

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