Games Encyclopedia Top Games PC PS4 PS3 Xbox One Xbox 360 Switch Android iOS Rankings Images Companies

Bastion

An action RPG developed by Supergiant Games - a studio established by Amir Rao and Gavin Simon, who both are former employees of Electronic Arts. In the game, a player assumes the role of a hero named Kidd, who one day wakes up in his bed drifting amongst the remains of the world, in which he used to live before. The young lad embarks on a journey to find other survivors and provide them with shelter. The world of Bastion that is drifting through the void is not at all a safe place - it crawls with monsters that our hero has to face using an elaborate arsenal of both close combat and ranged weapons. Moreover, since particular locations literally are hanging in mid-air, a moment of distraction might result in Kidd falling off the map. The game described herein stands out from similar productions because of its method of delivering the story (the actions of the main protagonist are described in real time by a narrator) and the original visuals featuring colorful, hand painted, and highly interactive sceneries. Interestingly enough, in spite of the fairytale-like style of the game, Bastion tells a grim story about the apocalypse. The game has been recognized with many prestigious awards.

Bastion id = 205140 Bastion id = 205139 Bastion id = 205138 Bastion id = 205137 Bastion id = 205136 Bastion id = 205135 Bastion id = 205134 Bastion id = 205133
Microsoft Xbox 360
Game Bastion (X360) cover
Bastion

Bastion | XBOX 360

Bastion release date for XBOX 360:

game language:
English

20 July 2011 | Worldwide

20 July 2011 | Europe PAL

20 July 2011 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player
Game score 8.905 / 10 calculated out of 383 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 8.5 / 10 calculated out of 1 players' votes.  

PC / Windows
Game Bastion (PC) cover
Bastion

Bastion | PC

Bastion release date for PC:

game language:
English

16 August 2011 | Worldwide

16 August 2011 | Europe

16 August 2011 | USA

Game mode: single player
Game score 8.9 / 10 calculated out of 872 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 9.2 / 10 calculated out of 26 players' votes.  

PlayStation Vita
Game Bastion (PSV) cover
Bastion

Bastion | PS Vita

Bastion release date for PS Vita:

game language:
English

07 April 2015 | Worldwide

08 April 2015 | Europe PAL

07 April 2015 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player
Game score 9.4 / 10 calculated out of 38 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 8.4 / 10 calculated out of 14 players' votes.  

Sony PlayStation 4
Game Bastion (PS4) cover
Bastion

Bastion | PS4

Bastion release date for PS4:

game language:
English

07 April 2015 | Worldwide

08 April 2015 | Europe PAL

07 April 2015 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player
Game score 8.8 / 10 calculated out of 44 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 9.3 / 10 calculated out of 13 players' votes.  

Apple iOS
Game Bastion (iOS) cover
Bastion

Bastion | iOS

Bastion release date for iOS:

game language:
English

29 August 2012 | Worldwide

Game mode: single player , size:
Game score 9.3 / 10 calculated out of 44 players' votes.  

Microsoft XBOX ONE
Game Bastion (XONE) cover
Bastion

Bastion | XBOX ONE

Bastion release date for XBOX ONE:

game language:
English

12 December 2016 | Worldwide

12 December 2016 | Europe PAL

12 December 2016 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player
Game score 8.8 / 10 calculated out of 34 players' votes.  

After Electronic Arts shut down an internal studio from Los Angeles, several of its employees, including Amir Rao and Gavin Simon, decided to start their own company at Supergiant Games, the video game industry giants started creating games based on their own ideas. Bastion is their first independent production, inspired by classic action-RPGs such as Diablo and Torchlight. Bastion has been published by Warner Bros.

Plot

The plot revolves around the apocalypse, referred to as The Calamity. One day the main protagonist a boy named Kidd wakes up and to his terror he finds out that he, his bed, and part of his room are drifting amongst the remains of the world, in which he used to live. The young lad embarks on a journey to find other survivors and provide them with shelter.

Mechanics

As befits an action-RPG, on his, journey the main protagonist has to beat many obstacles. The shattered world crawls with various monsters he has to face. Of course, Kidd can use an arsenal featuring diverse weapons, both in close and in ranged combat. The game is also full of simple logical puzzles, diverse quests, and character development mechanics.

In comparison to similar games, the PlayStation 4 release of Bastion stands out because of its method of delivering the story the actions of the main protagonist are described in real time by the narrator. It was an intention of the developers to make a player feel as if they were a part of the legend himself.

Technical aspects

The PlayStation 4 release of Bastion features high-quality visuals. The fairy-tale-like and colorful world can be observed from the top-down perspective, typical for cRPG games from the first decade of 21st century. Colorful, hand-painted sceneries are subject to dynamic transformations with Kidd's every move.

Misc.

Bastion for PlayStation 4 has been recognized with many prestigious awards including the PAX 2010s Most Innovative Project.