Paranautical Activity returns to Steam with "Deluxe Atonement Edition"

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Paranautical Activity is back on Steam under the moniker Paranautical Activity: Deluxe Atonement Edition. So what is this atoning for, exactly?

Well, this.

Paranautical Activity was removed from Steam when its creator threatened to kill Gabe Newell. Gaming enthusiasts may disagree about a lot of things, but I think we can all come together under a shared understanding that that was a silly thing to do.

Anyway, sometime after that, er, 'incident', developer Code Avarice sold the rights to Paranautical Activity to someone else. That someone was Digerati Distribution, and, as a result, the game has been allowed back onto Steam.

As part of the updated edition, the FPS roguelike now includes an extra level type, weapon and item. Here is a trailer:

Paranautical Activity is also available on GOG.

Phil Savage

Phil has been writing for PC Gamer for nearly a decade, starting out as a freelance writer covering everything from free games to MMOs. He eventually joined full-time as a news writer, before moving to the magazine to review immersive sims, RPGs and Hitman games. Now he leads PC Gamer's UK team, but still sometimes finds the time to write about his ongoing obsessions with Destiny 2, GTA Online and Apex Legends. When he's not levelling up battle passes, he's checking out the latest tactics game or dipping back into Guild Wars 2. He's largely responsible for the whole Tub Geralt thing, but still isn't sorry.