Free Adventure Game App For Windows 8: Reaper

Reaper is a free adventure game app for Windows 8 and 8.1 which is based on the principle of attacking and killing enemies who come in your way. The game has excellent graphics, and until a while ago was a paid app, but now due to its popularity, it’s been converted into a free app with in-app purchases available. When you launch the game, you will be presented with the main menu of the game where you can start the game by simply pressing the Start button. The game is designed in a 2D form of gameplay, much like the Super Mario Bros style, only with insanely better graphics.

Reaper is available for free from the Windows App Store.

Main features of Reaper for Windows 8 and 8.1:

When you launch Reaper on your device, you will be presented with the main menu of the game as can be seen below.

Reaper main screen

To start the game, just press on the corresponding Start button at the right side of the screen. You can also choose to view your high score, options, see the available free and paid upgrades, or view the about section of the game. Once the Start button is pressed, you will be taken to a brief introduction screen where you will be told about what the game is really about.

Reaper intro

You can click on the intro screen to read more narration at the bottom of the screen. Once you have read through it all, you will be taken to the gameplay screen itself. The first thing you will see is the controls screen presented on your screen.

Reaper controls

The controls of the game are explained better towards the end of this article. Reaper attacks automatically when it sees pots of gold or enemies approaching towards him, however, manual attacks can be performed by pressing the up or down arrow keys. Manual attacks are more powerful than auto attacks.

Reaper attack

You can see purple glowing orbs throughout the game which will give you helpful hints to help you get through the level. You can see Reaper attacking a pot of gold above. Auto attacks generate gold skulls which appear at the top of the screen. Manual attacks deplete these gold skulls in exchange for more attack power. You can see me performing a manual aerial attack in the screenshot below.

Reaper aerial attacks

Reaper’s health is visible at the bottom center of the screen. You can pause the game either via the Esc. key or via the pause button at the top left.

Reaper pause menu

In the pause menu, you can choose to continue the game, access the game’s options or quit the game.


Left arrow button – Go back.

Right arrow button – Move forward.

Double tap on left arrow – Dash backwards.

Double tap on right arrow – Dash forward.

Spacebar – Jump.

Double tap on Spacebar – Double jump.

Double tap on Spacebar and keeping Spacebar pressed in middle of the double jump – Special move: perform spinning aerial attack.

Esc. – Pause.

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The verdict:

Reaper is a well-designed role-playing adventure game app for Windows 8 and 8.1 which is very well polished. The game is available for free, and there is nothing to lose even if you install this game! The game has no ads whatsoever and also has a large collection of levels to keep you busy for a long time!

Get Reaper.