Work together to survive the devastating Dinosaur horde in huge, endless environments.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (17,291 reviews)
Release Date: May 4, 2012

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"It really doesnt feel like a complete game but its cheap and its fun for a few hours with friends. fun and silly gameplay shooting dinosaurs."

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February 16

ORION: Prelude v2.1 - Now Available

( Version 2.1 )
ORION: Prelude achieves 17,000 Steam User Reviews. Version 2.1 is released in celebration.

  • Added: HUD Radar and Game Info elements.
  • Fixed: Issues with T-Rex and Spinosaurus Roar audio.
  • Fixed: Issues with changing weapons while cloaked.
  • Fixed: Memory leak bug related to HUD markers.
  • Fixed: Issues with Revive + Fallen HUD markers.

Buy it at the Steam Store:
http://store.steampowered.com/app/104900

Watch the Launch Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEBr85nqhiY

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February 10

New Orion Game - First Footage

First footage of the new Orion game that is currently in development. This is the first early Developer Pre-Alpha game build, focusing on an animation showcase.

Production officially began just over a week ago on February 1st, 2015. Level development has been underway since January 1st, 2015.

http://youtu.be/V9kC0RqkvbY

We hope you enjoy.

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Reviews

“An instant classic.”
Steam Review

“Best transformation of a game I've ever seen.”
Steam Review

“I am completely addicted.”
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Steam Workshop

The ORION: Prelude Developer SDK Beta is launching in September 2014.





If you're a Mapper and would like to participate in private testing please go here:
http://trek-industries.com/sdk

About This Game

'ORION: Prelude' is an indie Sci-Fi shooter (FPS/TPS) that seamlessly blends together incredible visuals and addictive combat. It puts you and your friends together into intense, cinematic battles using some of the most incredible weaponry and amazing vehicles in which you must work or compete against one another to accomplish mission objectives, explore giant worlds and survive the devastating Dinosaur Horde.

In addition to the return of the adventurous, survival-based cooperative gameplay and retro-inspired Arena Combat, 'ORION: Prelude' features massive, Open World Cooperative and PvPvE.

*Previous version names include ORION: Dino Beatdown (2012) and ORION: Dino Horde (2013).



Supporting up to a variety of game modes, including:
  • Survival (Objective)
  • Slaughter (Duration)
  • Rampage (Playable Dinosaurs)
  • Prehistoric (Custom Variable)


Supporting up to 10 players and offering 2 game modes:
  • Conquest (Cooperative - 5 Players)
  • Vital (PvPvE - 10 Players)


Supporting up to 10 players and offering 3 cooperative game modes:
  • Free-For-All (Deathmatch)
  • Elimination (Stealth)
  • King of the Hill (Territory)
  • Gun Game (Ladder Climb)
  • Instagib (Twitch Reflex)
  • Vital (Open World)


Supporting up to 10 players and offering 3 unique game modes:
  • 1v1 Duel (4 Playlers - Tournament)
  • FFA Duel (4 Players - FFA)
  • Team Duel (5v5)

Key Features:

  • Open World Gameplay
  • Cooperative & Competitive Gameplay
  • Dueling & Melee Combat Gameplay
  • 1st Person / 3rd Person Hybrid Gameplay
  • 15 Game Modes
  • 50+ Weapons & Gear
  • 30 Augmentations (Mutators)
  • 20+ Multiplayer Maps
  • 7 Vehicles
  • Full Weather System
  • Persistence & Player Progression (150 Levels)
  • Class-Based Gameplay & Player Loadouts
  • Statistics & Leaderboards
  • Lobbies, Matchmaking & Server Browser
  • Player Store (Cosmetics)
  • Rewards & Unlockables
  • Real-time Dynamic Day/Night Cycles
  • 10 Dinosaurs (All Playable)
  • 250+ Steam Achievements
  • 12 Steam Trading Cards
  • Steam Big Picture Mode Support
  • Bots & Offline Play
  • Tutorial System
  • SDK & Steam Workshop (Custom Maps)

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows Vista SP2 32-Bit
    • Processor:AMD Athlon X2 2.8GHZ / Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHZ
    • Memory:3 GB RAM
    • Graphics:256 MB Graphics Memory (SM3)
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:8 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX 9 Compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS:Win 7 / Win 8 (64-Bit)
    • Processor:AMD 4-Core / Intel 4-Core
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:512 MB Graphics Memory (SM 3)
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:8 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX 9 Compatible
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
Helpful customer reviews
490 of 572 people (86%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 13, 2014
i mean... i dunno it's alright, it's kind of god awful in a hilarious broken buggy kind of way. But it's a dollar for a few hours of super cheap fun. You have to pay more for a can of coke than this game, and though coke is tasty and refreshing, this game costs less money and therefore is better than coke.
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303 of 356 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 26, 2014
This game started as disaster with a good idea. With the newest Update a lot has changed and it needs a review from all the bad voters.... it tooks a while but the devs made the effort to finish their product (not like many other bigger studios out there) Worth gaming. Worth buying.

8/10
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185 of 211 people (88%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2014
360 noscoped a T-Rex for 0.49€
10/10
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150 of 167 people (90%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 6, 2014
If this game was priced at $30+ I would say avoid it like the plague.

If this game was priced at $20 I would say don't bother waiting for a sale.

If this game was priced at $10 I would say just buy anything else.

If this game was priced at $5 I would say you could buy lunch instead.

If this game was priced at $1 I would say you have no reason not to own this.

So what I'm saying is you have no reason not to own this. If you even get one hour of entertainment out of it from soley looking at some nice graphics and laughing at some bugs and glitches that was a dollar well spent. It beats the hell out of paying $70 for a AAA-title for the same effect. The devs know this is not the greatest game ever made, but they have made leaps and bounds in progress from the days when this was considered "one of the worst games on Steam." And for precisely this reason they have dropped the price so much. They want to redeem themselves. They want people to play their game and give it a chance. What are you waiting for, you heartless ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥? It's only a dollar. Play their game.
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547 of 709 people (77%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 30, 2014
Its like Cod Zombies without Zombies or Cod and theres Dinosaurs
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171 of 238 people (72%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 5, 2014
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Do you like first-person shooters? Do you like giant mecha? DO YOU LIKE DINOSAURS? Then Orion: Prelude may just be for you.
I’m in two minds about this multiplayer shooter from the ORION: Prelude team that somehow isn’t ORION: Prelude. Is ORION: Dino Beatdown a brilliant name for a game, or is it a horrible name for anything? One thing I do know, despite the laudable presence of dinosaurs and jetpacks, I’d be a lot happier if the dinosaurs were actually using the jetpacks :D

Everything in Orion is a little…bland. That isn’t to say that the game is rendered poorly, but it all just looks generic. Most of the dinosaurs and vehicles look good, for what they are worth, but some of the guns have not received as gracious a treatment. For example, the shotgun looks more like a rifle and has a really ugly ammo counter on it that just looks tacky.
The dinosaur models look just fine, but that isn’t the problem with them. They are often poorly animated. For velociraptors and “compies” the jump attack just looks silly and the bite animation is more a head twitch than a vicious attack.
The vehicles are frustrating to drive yet are grossly overpowered. Most dinosaurs, baring the large ones, you encounter can simply be killed by running them over. The rest will immediately destroy you vehicle for some unspecified reason.

The basic survival mode gets you through 15 waves of defending a generator and buying guns, but lacks any form of climax on the last wave. An evolution of this mode is Conquest , where you defend three bases consecutively and additionally, you can buy vehicles. It is basically three times Survival, but the game gets a lot more interesting with limited funds available – money sharing gets very important here.
The game feature actually 14 game modes.

Only in some modes you actually get to play as all the dinosaurs you normally fight. This part is actually pretty cool. You play as the dinosaurs in third person. Some of the gems in this mode are playing as a t-rex, raptor, and spinosaur. You can even be a deinosuchus (40ft long crocodile), which is pretty rad. But hey, how many games can you actually play as a dinosaur?

I am being pretty hard on this game, but despite all the flack I am giving it I still LIKE IT for some reason. It is just fun to play in its own quirky way. At the same time, I feel like the studio behind it might actually be able to polish it to a degree that it becomes a decent title. This is the 3 update now? Every update, the game is much better and the price drop down. 0,99$ is it today and at the halloween special the developers give the community 1000 FREE copies of the game. thats awesome :)
Overall, i almost feel like it is one of those games that is so bad it becomes good. 75% of the steam reviews are good, try it out and dont hear at the meta critics!


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94 of 124 people (76%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2014
if(price < 1.00 && fun==true && online==true && payToWin==false){
wasteTimeWritingThisReview().stop();
playLikeABoss().execute();
}
return null;
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72 of 93 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
376.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 17, 2014
Ah yes, Orion: Prelude, or as it will always be known to me, Orion: Dino Horde! This game has been quite criticized through the years (and in all honestly quite rightly so). they game if filled with bugs and lots of tedious grinding achievements. Still, despite all that I can't help but to love it. In fact it is the only game which I haven't uninstalled after reaching 100%.

So, there's no story to follow in this game and it's a pretty straightforward king of game. You're dropped as one of three classes (assault, recon and support) into a base where you're supposed to defend a generator against incoming waves of attacking dinos that don't enjoy your presence there. If all teammates dies or the generator is destroyed (a timer starts when it reaches 0% health and if it isn't repaired before time runs out it's destroyed) you all loose. If you survive all waves (10 for normal games and 30 for conquest games) then you win. Pretty simple. To your help you can buy a quite big assortment of weapons and perks and each class comes with a specific perk of their own (assault can jetpack, recon can cloak and support can heal).

This game has a lot of various pvps but there are only a couple which I really enjoy such as king of the hill and team elimination. The place where this game really shines is in regular Survival mode when you play together with a good, tight and cooperative team. This is where this game is at it's best! I don't think I've made as many friends in any game as I've made in this one.

So, in conclusion, if you want a good cooperative game and don't mind a few bugs here and there and can either ignore, or work through all the grinding achievements then yes, you will enjoy this game!
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240 of 361 people (66%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 23, 2014
Killed everyone with only a knife and 200 ping.
Amazing.
21/10
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48 of 56 people (86%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
48.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 6, 2014
Broken in all the right ways
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76 of 106 people (72%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 19, 2014
Over the years this game has been bashed as one of the worst games to be released on steam, however now I'd say get it.

For £0.79 game the graphics look like they are from a game costing £30, and the weather effects you get on your helmet is a nice addtion too, the main enemys in this game are dinosaurs and there are 7 of them and 2 flying reptiles and a giant Crocodile, all 10 of them feel unquie and fun to fight against.

You can get vechicles in this game, theres the average jeep with turret, a jet and a tank, but best of all theres a MECH! YES A MECH YOU CAN FIGHT A TREX WITH A MECH! All of the vechicles are great to drive and are really helpful overall.

Game breaking glitches like map glitches or crashes are very rare in this game, the only one I can think of is where you can leave a map by playing as a flying reptile or playing Assault with the jetpack and fly above the boundires, luckly this is only on one map and it's unplayed often.

However this game does have a few downsides....

1. A lot of weapon clipping, sound glitches and firing glitches, most noticeable with the default pistol, duo pistols and using reload speed upgrade.
2. Ragdolls are really glitchy at times, however more tame then any from the Source engine.
3. Playing as Dinosaurs is nearly impossible with the terrible camara angle and controls.
4. Soundtrack is really stock.
5. Small, but very friendly commuinty

Overall the game is much more better then it orignally was, a fun CO-OP horde game to play with your friends!
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28 of 31 people (90%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
29.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2014
A T-Rex threw a rock at me and knocked me off the triceratops I was attempting to ride for an achievement 10/10.

But ♥♥♥♥, it was ninety-nine cents!
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45 of 60 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
14.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 1, 2014
Yes, buy this game. Its Killing floor + Halo + Turok.
It has its flaws, but the devs seem devoted and are present on the steam forums. If you played this game in beta and not again(like me) give it another shot, it is now playable(LoL) and quite awesome. The difference is uncanny. I reinstalled it yesterday and I'm already level 11. It never felt like grinding.
Buy a four pack, get some friends who will play installed and have a blast together.

For me the biggest con is the limited players. That easy to solve though, buy and play this WAY under priced game.
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28 of 35 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
42.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 11, 2014
I enjoyed it since the dino horde update. It's like a mixture of killing floor, halo and dinosaurs, sounds silly but it's a really fun game to play with your friends. Good graphics, no story mode(single player), 5 different difficulties, pvp and co-op mods, three classes and many equipments to choose from, vehicles, simple serverlists, simple level system that rewards you boosts, ''starting weapons'' and more. This game is worth more than the price says, grab it and share with your friends! :)
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259 of 435 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 12, 2014
"Open the door, get on the floor"
"Everybody walk the dinosaur. "

-11/10 would walk the dinosaur
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42 of 62 people (68%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 15, 2014
My friends call this game "The good game because it's so bad".
A bare mininum shooter game with surprisingly good varity of weaponry.
Expect glitches and bugs because it's not a triple A game.
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39 of 59 people (66%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 25, 2014
This game? This game is awesome. It costs only 0.79$. Thats pretty cheap for a game like that.
Lots of features, funny gameplays, multiplayer matchmaking super fast and lots more.
Verry nice co-op with friends. Totally worth the money. But it!
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20 of 28 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
27.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 17, 2014
So here is my review on this game. I was a bit confused when I first bought this game. EVERY review said this game was trash, worthless and not even worth playing even if it was free. Almost all reviews gave this game a 1/10, but since it was only 99 cents I figured why not give it a try.

Then I started to play it with a friend of mine and I was amazed! It uses the unreal engine so it lacks graphics. Also the physics are quite terrible. However, if you look at the other aspects of this game, this is probably the most amazing zerg game that exists.

The game offers A LOT of achievements. For every achievement run player this game is worth it even if it was 10 euro's. It offers great co-op gameplay with many different gameplay options. It's like risk or rain for example. The graphics are terrible but the game offers a system that makes it fun to replay the game, get achievements, unlock abilities and progress every run. For everyone that is not a graphics or storyplayer (read casual), this game is a MUST buy!

One big thing with this game is the online play. So many people hate it and don't understand the great features of this game that the online play lacks quite a bit. It's hard to find a proper server with random people, so it's easier to play with people you know. I must agree, this game certainly isn't the best game in several aspects, but I'm still able to get a great amount of fun with the replay system. Get achievement, level you character and progress every time you restart a map.

Also, another great thing about this game is the updates. DLC? What is dlc? ORION doesn't know the term DLC. If you buy this game you don't buy half a game that gets filled with "updates" like most games. "You want to have additional maps or weapons? Sure, but you'll have to pay us another 5 euro's to get those items." A normal way of selling a products in the game industry these days. ORION doesn't give a s**t. This is probably the most updated game there is atm and it won't cost you a single dime. It's all FREE, like it always was, until someone decided that everything had to be paid for. This is a complete game and it grows bigger every time there's an update. It might not be popular, but atleast ORION is a company that cares about their product, rather then screwing over the player base.

Overall, this game gives a great amount of fun. Don't buy this game if you are either a casual, a storyline based player or a player that requires good graphics. For everyone else and especially the hardcore gamer that likes to complete the full game (100%, progress runs) this game is highly recommended.
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
14.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 21
the third person animations on the player models look like deep fried aass
other than that it's fun to make these magestic creatures go extinct all over again by brutally blowing their heads off
577/12 - would kill baby raptors again
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 5, 2014
shot a midget pterodactyl with a helicopter shooting rockets, then i randomly blew up: 11/10 would die again
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