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


A cyberpunk tactical top-down shooter game inspired by the Syndicate series. It's the first title created by Polish studio Reikon Games, previously involved in the production of such games as Dead Island: Riptide, Dying Light and the Witcher franchise. The game takes place in a futuristic world plagued with violence, injustice and oppression. You play as a lower-class citizen, a sociopath plugged into virtual reality, who declares war on the corporation ruling his city. Ruiner features a classic isometric view and modern graphics full of spectacular visual effects, based on the advanced Unreal 4 engine, while the cel shading gives the game a slightly comic-book-like vibe.

Ruiner id = 371138 Ruiner id = 371137 Ruiner id = 371136 Ruiner id = 371135 Ruiner id = 371134 Ruiner id = 371133 Ruiner id = 371132 Ruiner id = 371131 Ruiner id = 371130
PC / Windows
Game Ruiner (PC) cover

Ruiner | PC

Ruiner release date for PC:

game language:

26 September 2017 | Worldwide

Game mode: single player
Game score 8.35 / 10 calculated out of 23 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 8.9 / 10 calculated out of 31 players' votes.  

Sony PlayStation 4
Game Ruiner (PS4) cover

Ruiner | PS4

Ruiner release date for PS4:

game language:

26 September 2017 | Worldwide

Game mode: single player
Expectations: 10 / 10 calculated out of 2 players' votes.  

Microsoft XBOX ONE
Game Ruiner (XONE) cover

Ruiner | XBOX ONE

Ruiner release date for XBOX ONE:

game language:

26 September 2017 | Worldwide

Game mode: single player
Expectations: 8.5 / 10 calculated out of 2 players' votes.  

Ruiner is a cyberpunk tactical shooter game inspired by other classic games such as the legendary Syndicate series and independent Hotline Miami. Among other platforms, the Ruiner is available on PC / Windows and has been developed by a Polish studio called Reikon Games. The game described herein is the studio's debut, however, the developers have already worked on some major titles, such as Dead Island, Dying Light, and The Witcher series.


The action of Ruiner for PC / Windows is set in 2091 on the streets of a fictional city called Rengkok ruled by a powerful corporation known as Heaven. Thanks to the possibilities offered by the virtual reality, the wealthier customers of the company can experience a true paradise by entering nearly any kind of virtual entertainment and experience. At the same time, the average citizens have to deal with the true hell on earth, which is a perfect description for the corrupt streets of the metropolis. During the game, a player assumes the role of a hero, who decides to find and rescue his brother, who was unlucky enough to learn too much about things reserved only for the most powerful people. Protagonist's mission, on which he is aided by a mysterious hacker, quickly turns into a true crusade against the corrupt system and the rule of the greedy corporation.


The game developed by Reikon Games combines the interesting story with dynamic and action-filled gameplay mechanics. Apart from few parts, in which one can explore the world and discover consecutive secrets related to the intrigue, the gameplay revolves around fighting waves of diversified opponents and much more challenging bosses. In combat, a player gets at his disposal a wide range of weapons and gadgets collected e.g. from the bodies of the killed enemies. The game features also the ability to gradually develop the main protagonist's special abilities such as dodging and using energy shields. The combat is extremely dynamic, and the key to success lies in equipping the right gear, good reflexes, and player's skills.

Technical aspects

The PC / Windows release of Ruiner combines several ideas - a dark vision of the future, brutal gameplay mechanics, as well as rich and colorful visuals based on Unreal Engine 4. Players get to observe the action from the top-down perspective which resembles other games such as the aforementioned Syndicate and the Crusader: No Remorse/No Regret. At the same time, Ruiner delivers modern, slightly comic-book-like visuals with a lot of visual effects.

System requirements

Recommended: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4 GHz/AMD FX-6350 3.9 GHz, 6 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 660/Radeon HD 7970 or better, 22 GB HDD, Windows 7/8.1/10 64-bit
Minimum: Intel Core i5-760 2.8 GHz/AMD Athlon II X4 645 3.1 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 470 or better, 8 GB HDD, Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10

Ruiner Game Guide

game guide 26 September 2017

In our guide you will find the complex and richly illustrated walkthrough, as well as tips for the gameplay and fights. The following chapters contain descriptions of all boss fights and strategies that can lead you to success.

Ruiner cyberpunk top-down shooter on awesome first trailer

News 21 April 2016 19:06

Independent Polish studio Reikon Games has officially announced their first project an isometric action shooter set in a dark cyberpunk world. It is due to release for PC in 2016.

Ruiner Hands-on the love child of Hotline Miami and Ghost in the Shell

Preview 09 June 2016 12:45

During our visit in Warsaw we had the opportunity to try out Ruiner, the debut project from Reikon Games. Their work features outstanding aesthetics as well as highly addictive, fast-paced and demanding gameplay. Hotline Miami fans, this one's for you.