Developer: Supergiant Games, LLC

Current Version: 1.01

Last Updated: 2 months ago

Download Size: 2.5 GB - Download


From the creators of Bastion, Transistor is a sci-fi themed action RPG that invites you to wield an extraordinary weapon of unknown origin as you fight through a stunning futuristic city. Transistor seamlessly integrates thoughtful strategic planning into a fast-paced action experience, melding responsive gameplay and rich atmospheric storytelling. During the course of the adventure, you will piece together the Transistor's mysteries as you pursue its former owners.

Key Features:
*An all-new world from the team that created Bastion
*Configure the powerful Transistor with thousands of possible Function combinations
*Action-packed real-time combat fused with a robust strategic planning mode
*Vibrant hand-painted artwork in full 1080p resolution
*Original soundtrack changes dynamically as the action unfolds
*Hours of reactive voiceover create a deep and atmospheric story
*'Recursion' option introduces procedural battles after finishing the story
*Fully customizable controls custom-tailored for Mac


Release Notes:

Fix for intermittent lock up at start up that some users were experiencing. Miscellaneous minor bug fixes.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.00
Review by TheExecutor

Wonderfully stunning game - A wonderfully stunning game in its visuals and in its story telling. The game play will be familiar to many people who have played dungeon crawlers such as Diablo III and Gantlet. The story is very futuristic and compelling. There are a few innovative game play moves, such as when you can plan your movies ahead when hitting the space bar and kill multiple targets in one fluid move. I’m in love with the comic book like style of the game and it appeals to my old school gamer sensibilities and I feel if you love games like Diablo you will really like this game.

Found helpful by 35 out of 37 people
Version 1.00
Review by Beyond the Pale

So excited to play, however... - I was beyond excited to play this game but it freezes after the initial loading screen. System specs: Processor: 2.9 GHz Intel Core i7 Memory: 8GB 1600 MHz DDR3 Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000 1024 MB Software: OS X 10.9.5

Found helpful by 21 out of 27 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.01
Review by tskirr

Great choice for a new game - This game is fantastic! I have owned it now for a couple years and still play it frequently. Sort of like a “High-tech” steam-punk theme. Amazing artwork, intriguing plot, and game play is smooth and challenging. Dont be afraid to spend some of your entertainment budget money here, because you will be pleased. I have never had issues with this game, so I can’t comment on customer support, but that in itself is an outstanding comment. Have fun! :)

Found helpful by 8 out of 11 people
Version 1.01
Review by Johnnathan Galt

Just Different - This game is amazing. I just want to thow that out there. The gameplay in extremely innovative, the story isn’t the most wonderful thing in the world, but I did find the plot very engaging and sometimes even emotional, and best of all, you can play in again and again before it starts getting old. Love it. Love it love it love it. Only bad thing: A bit short for the price. That’s it.

Found helpful by 7 out of 10 people
Version 1.01
Review by Billyyxl


Found helpful by 6 out of 20 people
Version 1.01
Review by roquesdoodle

Crashes - I purchased the game yesterday and it crashes halfway during loading. I’ve contacted Support but have yet to hear back (which, in fairness, is understandable since it’s two days before Christmas). I uninstalled and reinstalled the app but results are still the same. I’m using a mid 2015 MacBook Pro with a 2.2 GB processor and 16 GB of memory, so I don’t think it’s too much for my machine to run. If you’ve been debating purchasing this game, I would wait to make sure this issue gets resolved. If/when I get this resolved, I’ll reassess my review, but for now I can’t recommend this game.

Found helpful by 3 out of 4 people
Version 1.01
Review by FrenchPoliSci

Another great game from Supergiant - I was introduced to Supergiant through Bastion on my iPad. I had seen Transistor and for some reason or another, never seemed to purchase it. I have not finished it, but I am kicking myself for not getting this game sooner. As is the norm for this studio, the art is very atmospheric. I cannot rave enough about the music, and the combat system (once you get it down) is really pretty innovative. All of that being said, there are a few (minor) drawbacks. As I hinted, the combat system can take a minute to get used to it. I don’t want to spoil it for anyone, but the system will take a minute or two to get used to and due to a cooldown associated with it, it can be hectic trying to watch everything happening on the screen at once along with your cooldown bar. You start out with a couple of attacks, but don’t seem to get much information on them and their use off the bat. You are told which to use in certain situations, but it doesn’t really let you know what is doing what. After you have the ability to switch your attacks around (which happens early in the game) everything starts to become a lot clearer. As for story, if you have played Bastion then you are used to Supergiant’s way of doing things. So you are thrust into a story which is already in progress and it kind of reveals itself to you over time. This can be incredibly frustrating since the story comes in fits and starts and is told not really through the protagonist, but through the supporting characters. However, it is also an excellent way of immersing yourself in the game and not something I would change. Let me be clear, when I say it is frustrating, it’s because as it is revealed, you want more and more of the story and can’t wait for the next bit. I had the same feeling when playing Bastion. The art, as I said, it very atmospheric and somehow Supergiant tends to capture desolation and distopias in ways that no other company really can. The times you do run into other people, as in Bastion, only serve to remind you how very empty the game can be. This works overwhealmingly in the game’s favor. The only criticism I have on the art is I would love to see some of the cutscenes fully animated, but only because I can imagine how awesomely cinematic they would be. I want to end on the music. Darren Korb is spot on again with this one and Ashley Barrett’s bluesy style of singing is perfect for the game. I have heard some great songs and music in games before, but there are only two games that I actually have their soundtrack in my music library: Transistor and Bastion. The tone and quality are phenomenal and especially if you have Apple Music are worth checking out in their own right. All-in-all, great game. I only wish Supergiant could put out more sooner, but then if they did, it would probably sacrifice some of the quality that I love in this studio.

Found helpful by 2 out of 3 people