Work together to survive the devastating Dinosaur horde in huge, endless environments.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (17,979 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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April 17

First Look: 'Marsh'

The ‘Year 3 Update‘ for ‘ORION: Prelude‘ is rapidly approaching it’s release date of May 4th, 2015. This marks our three year anniversary of free post-release support and we are celebrating in a BIG way including five new Survival Co-Op maps. Here is your look at the wetlands of ‘Marsh‘.









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April 16

First Look:'Dune'

The 'Year 3 Update' for ORION: Prelude is rapidly approaching it’s release date of May 4th, 2015.











This marks our three year anniversary of free post-release support for ORION: Prelude and we are celebrating in a BIG way. Version 3.0 is the first Content Update to offer not only a new survival map since ORION: Dino Horde (2013) – BUT FIVE OF THEM! Here is your very first look at the expansive sands of 'Dune'.

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“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
407 of 460 people (88%) found this review helpful
15 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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293 of 322 people (91%) found this review helpful
5 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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370 of 433 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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262 of 333 people (79%) found this review helpful
277 people found this review funny
10.7 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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91 of 103 people (88%) found this review helpful
10 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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336 of 478 people (70%) found this review helpful
10 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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95 of 119 people (80%) 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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57 of 69 people (83%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
39.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2014
"Well its only a dollar, how good can it be?"
16 hours later...
"HOW IS THIS ONLY A DOLLAR?"
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64 of 85 people (75%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
36.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2014
dinosaurs
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25 of 28 people (89%) 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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25 of 28 people (89%) found this review helpful
27 people found this review funny
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2014
My dune buggy takes a flying leap directly into the face of a T-Rex.

The T-Rex is not amused and proceeds to stomp me to death.

All for $1.

10/10
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49 of 72 people (68%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
9.4 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. Buy it!
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16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2014
Why the hell do games nowadays NEVER have any dinosaurs?

This game has dinosaurs. 10/10, Game of the Year, best 50ct I've ever spent.
Seriously, this game was hella fun for a few hours. I'd say it's well worth the money.
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26 of 37 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 28
7.5/10

$1 thats pretty good for dis game.
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
13.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2014
It's fun with friends for a few hours every so often. you're crazy if you don't pick it up for this price.
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2014
I got to kill dinasours with a knife during night while there was a storm raging. Epic game.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
17.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 21
Step 1: find VTOL
Step 2: That's it, you win.
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
11.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2014
Its Halo 2, but with more dinosaurs
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300 of 566 people (53%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 25, 2014
Every time this game gets too many bad steam reviews, the developers re-release it under a different name. I think this is like, the 3rd or 4th time?
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39 of 70 people (56%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2014
YOU ARE NOT IL-2 BOS.

CONGRATULATIONS ON SAVING YOUR 0,50 EU
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