Krater (video game)

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Developer(s) Fatshark
Publisher(s) Fatshark
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X
Release June 12, 2012 (PC)
February 25, 2013 (Mac)
Genre(s) Role-playing
Mode(s) Single-player

Krater is a role-playing video game for Microsoft Windows.[1][2][3] Fatshark developed the game following the studio's moderate success after developing Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West and other titles.

Krater was released in 2012 via the Steam digital distribution platform.


Krater is a squad-based real-time strategy role-playing game. The player controls a team of gas masked survivalists in a post-apocalyptic Sweden. Players venture in a post-apocalyptic world scoured by a nuclear war. Players can command up to three characters, but reserve members may be purchased.

The combat system of the game is fashioned similar to Blizzard's Diablo series. The player's team always attack together, but individual members can be reassigned to attack other targets. The game features distinctive classes which can range from tanks, damage dealers, and healers. Each member can have up to two fixed skills and are only cooldown dependable. There is no traditional leveling system in the game and is only dependable on stat-enhancing character mods called "implants." The game also features permanent deaths of party members. Once a member dies, they must be replaced with a new recruit.

The crafting system in the game is dependable on acquiring blueprints and gathering materials for the construction of the item. Players find blueprints by either looting dungeons or purchasing from vendors.


Aggregate score
Review scores
Game Informer6/10[5]
GameSpy2/5 stars[9]

Krater received mixed reviews from critics upon release. On Metacritic, the game holds a score of 52/100 based on 36 reviews, indicating "mixed or average reviews."[4]


  1. ^ O'Conner, Alice. "Fatshark announces post-apocalyptic action-RPG 'Krater'". Shack News. Retrieved 2011-11-12.
  2. ^ Grayson, Nathan. "Fatshark announces post-apocalyptic RPG Krater, valiantly attempts to explain it". PC Gamer. Retrieved 2011-11-12.
  3. ^ Parrish, Peter. "Fatshark is making a Krater". INCGamers. Retrieved 2011-11-12.
  4. ^ a b "Krater for PC Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 12 February 2018.
  5. ^ Biessener, Adam (2 July 2012). "Diving Into The Shallow End - Krater - PC". Game Informer. Retrieved 12 February 2018.
  6. ^ Pinsof, Allistair (25 June 2012). "Review: Krater". Destructoid. Retrieved 12 February 2018.
  7. ^ Petit, Carolyn (3 July 2012). "Krater Review". GameSpot. Retrieved 12 February 2018.
  8. ^ Meunier, Nathan (20 June 2012). "Krater: Shadows Over Solside Review". IGN. Retrieved 12 February 2018.
  9. ^ Cobbett, Richard (19 June 2012). "Krater: Shadows Over Solside Review". GameSpy. Retrieved 12 February 2018.
  10. ^ Harmon, Josh (18 June 2012). "Review: Krater". Electronic Gaming Monthly. Retrieved 12 February 2018.

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