Last updated on September 20th, 2022 at 10:00 pm



Downwell is one of the best $2.99 to play game in the App Store.
Developed by Devolver Digital, Inc., Downwell is a Action game with a content rating of 9+.
It was released on 15th October 2015 with the latest update 22nd December 2020

Whether you are a fan of Action, Casual, games, you will find this game interesting and will absolutely like it.


1,682 people have rated 1.0.72

You can download the game Downwell from APP STORE.


Downwell is a curious game about a young boy venturing down a well in search of untold treasures with only his Gunboots to protect him. Make your way further and further down into the darkness filled with nasty creatures and mysterious secrets to collect the spectacular red gems scattered about the rocks. Step into precariously placed shops and buy some helpful items or level up between levels to battle well-dwelling monsters and uncover hidden caves filled with riches and relics. No two trips down the well are ever the same!

Simple, Responsive Controls – Designed for mobile from the ground up, Downwell is presented with intuitive and elegant controls that allow for action-packed gameplay using just three buttons.

The Amazing Gunboots – The fashionable and lethal Gunboots allow players to unleash a torrent of firepower on the nasty creatures dwelling in the well and slow your decent with each shot.

Unique Weapons & Items – Get different weapons, shop for peculiar items and obtain powerful upgrades that all stack and affect the way you play!

A New Adventure Every Time – Each level in Downwell is procedurally generated, so no two trips down the well are ever the same providing a fresh new adventure each time!

Music by Eirik Suhrke.
Sound Design by Joonas Turner.

Updated on 22nd December 2020

  • Fix for a bug that crashes the game before the very end

Downwell Reviews

We really enjoy this game its really nice if you want a casual game really fun minor button glitches overall really good 5 stars.

No problems with controls, runs great in the state its in now (mid-2021), but any chance of getting Game Center achievements? The PS4 version where we first played this has them and it really gave the game that extra bit of replay value (not that it DOESNT, beating it alone is a challenge), but achievements is that extra little bit of go-to to keep us coming back. Please?

To one of the best games ever made. Would love to use our Xbox remote with iOS Downwell.

We love the game but honestly we would sink way more time into it if we could only turn off the sound effects so we can listen to music while we play it!

Absolutely love this game. One huge request, even though itd be a little squished, is landscape mode. Itd be way easier to play if we could hold the phone sideways.

There are only 2 games we’ve ever played more than a month or two on iOS and this is one of them. Simple, challenging, addictive, and most importantly, elegant gameplay. We never get frustrated with the controls, rare for a mobile game. We like how easy it is to get back in to another game after you die, similar to hotline miami. No ads, nothing to buy to make the game less frustrating, just a simple, fun game you can enjoy for years.

So the very cool reference to the virtual boy is really cool.

We love rouge-likes, and Downwell is AMAZING. Love the gameplay visuals and music! Fell in love so quickly! Well done! Chefs kiss on Devolver!!!

One of the best mobile games! Request haptic feedback options. Landscape mode for when using a controller holder or Razer Kishi. ICloud saves for example: play on the road with iPhone and pickup progress with iPad and a controller.

We love this game at first we didnt like because we thought it was horror but know we think its the best game ever.

Three dollars is nothing compared to the time that we’ve spent in this game.

This game is very fun but also very difficult at the time of writing this review we have gotten only to 2-3 but we must say this game is not frustrating with its difficulty, good game worth the money.

This game is amazing its worth the $3 definitely.

Looses sound when getting a call. Otherwise great game.

Incredible! The only thing it needs now is an endless mode where your items can stack! For example having two gem attractors would make gems come from farther away!

The best iOS game in existence, period. We’ve been playing this game regularly for about a year now and we love it more and more each time we play (still havent quite beaten it yet tho lol). Intuitive yet challenging, simple yet engaging. The fast pace and permadeath also work so well for a mobile game. We love this game so much. We also love just paying a flat fee and then never seeing a single ad. Such a rare and beautiful thing. Plus, we’ve played more hours and had more fun with Downwell than we have with some full-price console games, so safe to say its well worth the price.

The game is great but what we really think its missing is a mute mode, the sound doesnt fully mute when Im jamming to music and we still hear the game sounds and sound fx. No hate to them but its always bothered us when Im at work jamming out and we want to play this game but with the noise it makes its always too overpowering. Other than that love the game! Have for a long time.

Im loving this game. Its an innovative game and Nintendo like in its multiuse moves and items that do two things. However even when we have BGM turned on, we dont get any background music. We have our volume turned up and have tried reinstalling the game but to no luck. Anyone have any suggestions?

This game is so good that we have nothing to say.

We fell in love with this game on Switch and got it immediately once we found out it was on the App Store. The game utilizes the extra vertical space of the iPhone screen perfectly and we cant praise the game design enough. It does what we love to see in games, takes a simple concept/idea and creates a game around it. The very simple art direction and color palette make the colors and sprites pop and help you track everything going on when youre falling at high speeds. Brilliant game!

Super fun game just let us turn off the audio for the game fully its very loud and we cant listen to music and play you can turn off music but not sound affects.

We love the game a lot, but the precision it seems to require from the player is frustrating at times. We enjoy difficult games, but wow. That being said, if you enjoy a challenge and learning a new game, we bet youll like this. The gameplay is addictive and fun. Just wish there was a slow mode or something.

This game is almost perfect, except that we cant play music or listen to podcasts while playing. If there was a mute option Id be in heaven.

  • In all honesty, this game is very fun and hardly gets boring. + When it does we feel like it could have used maybe other modes such as side scroller type levels or something like that. (Its just our opinion but this game is still great.) =One issue though is that the music does stop working even if the music in options is on. Thats the only problem with this game.

Love Downwell, and the extra screen real estate of an iPad makes sense for it, but unfortunately theres no way to reposition the buttons so they fit where your thumbs fall. If you have big hands, your only option is to keep them uncomfortably open to reach the left button, or not play at all. Basic customization would be super simple to implement and extremely appreciated.

Please add a horizontal view like on switch so we can play this with our Razer Kishi.

And theyre both useless and unreliable. Maybe playable with a controller, garbage without. Probably worth getting on a real games console instead.

The game is great and we love that they finally added controller support but it seems the update is missing one key feature to make it a great gaming experience on iOS, and thats cloud saves. Controller support and cloud saves should be a high priority for game developers on iOS and we have no idea why a developer wouldnt take advantage of said features. At least they added controller support. Maybe the next update will have it?

This game is great. It feels good, the upgrades are cool, and the graphics are really interesting. The game feels similar to titles like Risk of Rain, Enter the Gungeon, etc. Although we recently started playing, and havent gotten too far yet, Im sure the game has tons of content.

One of our all time favorite games ever and one of the few games we will buy over and over because of just how good it is. Devolver Digital really knocked it out of the park with this one.

We really love this game. We like how every single thing in this game does at least two different things, like how your gunboots not only attack things, they also slow you down. It makes for a game that is super simple, but takes forever to get old. Really just a smartly designed game overall.

We game has amazing graphics, great gameplay and just amazing! But if they would add a well editor to make and share your Wells would be a great feature.

Best game we’ve played on the AppStore yet, worth the 1$

The controls for this game are very simple and the concept is straight forward. This game allows for some really fun and fast paced gameplay. Its a great game to just pick up and play. You dont need a block of time for it.

We’ve had this game for longer than we’ve ever kept any game downloaded for, probably all games on our iPhone combined for that matter. After years of playing we finally made it to the last boss. Not because its too hard, its not, its fair with its snappy and crisp, ultra responsive controls that make every mistake your fault and your fault alone. We’ve never play an iOS game that performed better and had 0 input lag like Downwell does. Its genuinely designed to keep you playing and coming back to enjoy another round and attempt to find out what is at the bottom of the well, if anything at all. The upgrades dont carry with you at death, you amass them every time you reach a new level/depth each run through. The color palette swap was a HUGE part in keeping us playing and engaged as the more colors you unlock, the more complex and varied the next one becomes. Besides the incredible gameplay of course lol It rewards you for playing and doesnt lock anything away behind progression that could hinder you in jumping down the well for the first time and beating the game. But we promise, you wont. Seriously, you wont lol its hard. But hard in an incredible way, not artificial to pad length. Only thing locked is visual perks that change the aesthetic and also different play styles. Which can change gameplay dramatically if you want a new way to play or challenge to unravel. And the gunboots. We could talk about them forever. So many different kinds. Although our only advice or WANT would be for the devs to include a DLC pack of MORE gun variations in the future. The game is perfect the way it is but as an option to enhance and switch up a game we’ve played and sunk prolly 500-700 hours into over the years, Id love MORE GUN MODS. Id pay double maybe triple what we payed for the game originally for the option to load the game with even more crazy guns to find when descending down the well. It would give a boost of content and happiness to an already incredible game, and base of players that have been itching for an update to a game that they love so much. We even love the game so deeply it has become the only game we’ve ever bought cross-platform other than Stardew Valley and even ended up enjoying the game even more on our Switch. This is a mobile game at heart and its a mobile game that is worth $15-$20, hands down, its that good. We’ve never seen it priced above $3 dollars ever. We really think its one of the most underrated and under appreciated games of all time. And just one of the best games of all time for that matter. Stylized with incredible use of retro graphics with modern effects that give it a gorgeous look and feel, and controls so responsive we couldnt believe that we had never noticed another game that matched its precision. We love this game, truly we do. We hope someone thats on the fence on wether they wanna spend a couple bucks on a game on their iPhone reads this and is persuaded because its MORE than worth it for the price theyre asking. Theyre Essentially giving it away for free if you ask us. We want Downwell to get more praise and more attention and more downloads for the fun its extended to us. It and its developers deserve so much more praise; its a simple concept flipped on its boots and man does it really pull off what a game is supposed to be at its core, fun. Extremely fun.

Staying on our phone forever, really like it. If we could change anything, we would add more simple core colors. What we mean by this is simple, in the game, you can unlock color palettes to make the colors different. The first 3 are Downwell, Matcha, and Aqua (red, green, and blue respectively), these palettes dont change anything but the primary color. We would add more palettes, so we can have yellow, purple, orange, and pink types of these, or even a custom palette maker. We know you get Nikaido later on, but it isnt true to the core 3 because it changes the background. Other than that its a great game, add a tip the dev in-app purchase so we can give you more money, if the dev(s) are listening.

This is actually our first App Store review, because Downwell is that good. It is not just a great game, but a perfect game for its format. Its quick, arcade-y rogeulike gameplay with its intuitive simple controls and gameplay make it perfect to play on your phone. The combo system allows its surface simplicity to actually have a lot of depth and challenge. It really is the best mobile game no doubt, 5 stars. However, we do have complaints. As a UX change, we wish you could also turn off sound-effects. You can turn off background music, but its pretty annoying when youre trying to listen to music and you hear the little beeps and boops. As an actual gameplay complaint, while we really appreciate the simplicity we do wish their were more upgrades with more diversity. The very few in the game feel somewhat limited after enough gameplay. They havent updated this game in a year so we really hope they make a sequel with more content. This game is truly amazing and if youre gonna have 1 game on your phone it should be Downwell.

Just finished winning the game… Which we’ve managed to do maybe a half dozen times at most over the course of 5 years or so. It never gets old. Definitely for gamers of a certain generation who like challenging, high sensitivity games. Its a great combo of rogue like, bullet hell, platformer, and what used to be called twitchy. A modern day classic for sure.

This is like if mario in the 90s came to birth a child in the present.

We have never had anything bad to say about this game. It keeps us coming back with the unlocks and characters, and gets our blood pumping with gems as we fly through the increasingly difficult levels. You really care about how much health you have and upgrades will truly help you stay alive in this action packed adventure. Starting above the well on the surface really tops things off. The one thing we would like to see change is iPhone X full screen support. It would let the player see much more of the screen with less finger in the way. To be honest if you never changed it we would still play everyday. It would be nice though! Fantastic game 5/5 UPDATED REVIEW BELOW Wow, this game hasnt left our phone since we downloaded it. And thats saying a lot because we get bored of games really quickly. You would think theres not much to do, but thats the beauty of it; you are perfecting the art of falling in a way that hasnt been done before! Reaction time, patience, and a few minutes are the ingredients for a good time in Downwell. But theres nothing stopping you from playing it like a slow paced Mario level! With the characters, upgrades, shop items, and pallete options, this game can be played in countless ways! Amazing!!!!!! Oh and the only thing we would have added has been added just recently! IPhone X support!

We have a hard time spending money on a game that isnt optimized for our phone, because we want the best experience that we can get out of it. That was basically our only reason to hold back on this title, but when we figured out that an update optimized it for the XS Max, we immediately wanted to try it out. So far, it hasnt disappointed, and will probably stay on our phone as a game to play on the train or when we have absolutely nothing else to do.

One of the highest quality mobile games we’ve ever played, got the game on Switch and then saw it on the App Store. Definitely worth the price!!!

With downwells already tight screen and quick, short gameplay, we believe this may be the best version of downwell.

THEY DID IT THEY UPDATED FOR IPHONE X STYLE SCREENS THANK YOU! This is probably the best iPhone game. Our favorite part is how bad we are at it, been playing for 18 months and still havent beaten it. Every time we make it to the final boss Im the guy from San Andreas, here we go again. But, like Sisyphus, we keep at it. Maybe someday Ill be good at this amazing perfect game.

We love this game but it needs secrets and achievements, and why not a shop of cosmetics for the character that way the game its more interesting.

Been a fan since day one. Would love to see a ton of new content, or maybe even a Downwell 2?!? Best game on the App Store. Seriously, thank you.

We love this game so much and out of all of the games we have played on the Appstore, this is probably the best out of all of them. We deleted a while back due to continued lack of support for Iphone x but now that it has support there is no reason to not have this game.

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