When the Empire begins its reign of destruction in a thirst for natural resources, it’s up to Max Brawley, a retired Gatling Gear pilot, to stop them.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (68 reviews) - 79% of the 68 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 30, 2011

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About This Game

When the Empire begins its reign of destruction in a thirst for natural resources, it’s up to Max Brawley, a retired Gatling Gear pilot, to stop them. Together with his niece and his trusty Gatling Gear unit he must fight his way to the heart of the Empire and eliminate the destruction at its source.

Key Features:

  • Fight the Empire with a Friend - Battle evil with a friend by your side or online through an in-depth campaign spanning multiple environments and enemies. See who can last the longest against wave after wave of enemies in “Survival Mode.”
  • Take On Epic Bosses - Blast your way through six incredibly challenging boss battles against enemies several times your size.
  • Shoot Everything In Sight - Destroy the hordes of enemies that stand in your way in intense action gameplay across six unique environments. Lay waste to buildings and trees as you push forward on a journey of revenge and SHOOT EVERYTHING IN SIGHT!
  • Pick-Up-And-Play Destruction - Easy twin-stick, pick-up-and-play controls get you right into the game and blowing things to smithereens, but complex nuances let you hone your skills and keep you coming back for more.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo (or equivalent) running at 1.8 GHz or greater, AMD Athlon X2 64 (or equivalent) running at 2.0GHz or greater
    • Memory: 2048 MB or greater
    • Hard Disk Space: 2GB
    • Video Card: ATI Radeon X1300 256MB and the Nvidia GeForce 7600 256MB cards
    • DirectX®: DirectX June 2010
    • Sound: 100% DirectX9.0c compatible sound card and drivers
Helpful customer reviews
6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
19.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 13
Combine Metal Slug, Ikari Warriors and Steam Punk into a game. You now have Gatling Gears!
What a great twin stick shooter from Vangaurd Games! It's a BLAST to play!
My nephew and I had so much fun, we completed the entire game in one day!

GREAT NEWS! The game no longer requires any additional DRM from EA!
It plays just like any other game on Steam! SUPER NICE!

Pros +

+ Local Co-Op - You and a friend can battle the evil empire from the same couch!
+ Colorful World - It sure is pretty and filled with vibrant color!
+ Visual Upgrades - Your walker not only gets stronger, the upgrades can be seen too!
+ Boss Battles - Each boss is dangerous and just when you think you have won...
+ Solid Design - Single, Multiplayer, Survival mode, lengthy campaign and a diverse menu.
+ Difficulty - Easy, Normal, and Hard modes cater to different skill levels.
+ New Game+ - Everything you have unlocked can be used again at the start of the game!

Cons -

- Visual Noise - This my ONE and ONLY problem. Not to worry! It's an EXTREMELY TINY gripe about how stunning the world is. The game looks fabulous and it is filled with tiny details. Some players might have trouble knowing where certain attacks are comming from because of how "cluttered" the screen can get. I hate to mention this because of how much time and effort was put into creating this beautiful game.

This is a very easy choice for any one who likes video games.
Spend $10 and buy this now!
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 4, 2012
Overhead Mech Twin Stick Shooter with gorgeous graphics, bullet hell inspiration, coop and plenty of content. Leaderboards, 3 difficulty levels, cloud saves via Origin through Steam o_0 and an ace presentation. Picked this up in the EA "indie" bundle and this one shooter is just about worth the cost of the whole bundle.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 29, 2012
Gatling Gears is an excellent indie game in almost all respects and it is definitely worth the price of entry. Gatling Gears is a top down, "two joystick" (you can move and shoot in different directions) action arcade game with very modest level-up RPG elements. The campaign is a respectable +6 hours. While the narrative is rather vapid, it's hard to notice since the action is perfectly paced and the levels are solid. The only other thing that is lacking is the number of players ready for co-op - multiplayer is essentially limited to local games only, since there is no drop-in multiplayer mode. Had this game been released in the arcades, I would have probably spent a ton of money plugging quarters into a Gatling Gears arcade machine.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 13
Great mechanics and pacing. The camera is very frustrating at time.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 23, 2013
A solid twin-stick shooter set in a mech/steampunk world. You can upgrade your vehicle's weapons and armor, and even get a cool pet to follow you on your dangerous exploits.
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