Steel Rain X

Steel Rain X

Polarity Flow



Prepare for the ultimate shoot-'em-up / strategy ReMix with RPG elements! Steel Rain X is a truly novel mix of strategy, RPG, and frantic action, with a modern, high velocity shmup core at its center. You get to control 2 wings you can tactically arrange in different formations and firemodes, as you fight your way through an impressive variety of overwhelmingly huge enemy fleets. Liberate planets, build colonies, research new technologies, and learn new active and passive skills. Construct buildings, and research new combat technologies and skills. Wisely craft items, and play through missions to gather the experience points and cash needed for even more exotic and powerful upgrades. Never forget to install your shiny new upgrades, construct cunning drone pets, and buy new wings; make your strikes deadlier than ever! Instantly switch through 3 different wing formations, and combine them with 6 fully customizable firemodes, in order to develop your very own sets of special tactics and strategies for each and every situation; on the spot! Complete missions and survive epic bossfights on 7 different planets, play randomly generated orbital patrol missions, or design and create your very own stages with the built-in stage editor, as you fight to become a true master of Steel Rain. Fight for leaderboard positions, get classic rankings, and unlock achievements in this unique, fun, and taxing new indie game! Steel Rain X is not only frantic. It is a deep and strategic experience too. The game offers impressive gameplay variety, 10 difficulty levels, and a hardcore mode, to let you freely modify your gaming experience. Fight together and command drones with a friend in Steel Rain X's exciting, brand new 2 player co-op mode!

Available on

Xbox One

Xbox One


  • Local multiplayer (2)
  • Local co-op

Additional info

Published by
Polarity Flow

Release date

Approximate download size
252.63 MB

Install on your home Xbox One console plus have access when you’re connected to your Microsoft account.

Publisher Info
Steel Rain X support

Additional terms
Xbox Live code of conduct

Seizure warnings
Photosensitive seizure warning

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Lots of fun!

This game is a blast! I easily got my money out of it! It's classic shoot em up with some new elements like multiple fire modes, bullet spread patterns, upgrades within said patterns to have even more firepower to unleash, upgrades to your wings, bombs, fire modes, armor, missles, multiple wing types, skills and upgrades for those plus a research tech tree and you can even colonialize the planets you liberate! I hoped I would have fun with the game but didnt expect to enjoy it quite as much as I did. Oh, and there are a whole lot of different difficulty settings to make it as easy or as hard as you like. I highly recommend this game! Wish there was more of it to play!

20 out of 21 people found this helpful.

Exactly as Advertised

Steel Rain X is an absolute blast! I've always been wary of SHMUPs/BulletHells; it just seemed incredibly unwelcoming and unforgiving genre. Steel Rain X allows for easy access for anyone, then lets everyone ramp up the difficulty at their own pace! The randomly generated quests can keep everybody on their toes. And, the empire building/strategy portion is just "icing on the cake!" The achievements. are wonderfully set and will feel absolutely earned! With enough dedication, anyone can 100% the game, yet so few do! Join the elite; get Steel Rain X as soon as you can!

6 out of 7 people found this helpful.

Excellent af game

Insanely high replayability.

11 out of 16 people found this helpful.

great shoot em up

awesome hybrid rpg shooter fully customizable .

6 out of 11 people found this helpful.

Sooooo Cool!!!!

This is so worth the $7 I paid for it. The graphics arent as good as they could be but his is an awsome shoot em up with RPG and SIM elements.Tons of upgrades,research,crafting,and quests.It has a really awsome music soundtrack.Check it out,you wont regret it! Local co-op only.

2 out of 3 people found this helpful.

Shovelware Garbage

Bad UI/UX, no obvious way into co-op and cheap graphics. It'd be nice if XBox got their act together like Steam did and started offering refunds for terrible games.

11 out of 33 people found this helpful.


ゲームのベースが日本的なシューティングゲーマーにとって、ランダムさが面白い方向にいっていないタイプ また、リアル時間が掛かる上に手間も多いパワーアップ要素は、シューティングだけしたい層には合わない アーケード的なモードもあるが、これが全然面白くないんでスルーして構わない ボス攻略とか多少まぁまぁなのもいるんで、研究要素とか苦にならなければ面白く感じられるかも知れないね そう云うのが面倒だからアーケードなシューティングやってる層ならつまらんだけ もっとつまらんのも多いし、それらに比べると割と遊べるんだがね 一応、ステージエディットとかあるんで、ハマれば長く遊べるかも知れない

One person found this helpful.

10 bucks ill not get back

great idea, shoot stuff like crazy. everything else falls apart. why have upgrade system if it doesnt work right? nothing in this game works correctly

3 out of 9 people found this helpful.

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