Work together to survive the devastating Dinosaur horde in huge, endless environments.
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Mostly Positive (25,735 reviews) - 76% of the 25,735 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 4, 2012

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May 4

Dino Beatdown 4 Year Anniversary

Today celebrates the four year anniversary of what once was the worst game on Steam - but now one of the best games on Steam!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShQ3GBFI4KQ

We recently allowed the ability to go back in time and play the original ORION: Dino Beatdown from inside your ORION: Prelude game build!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2ghyZg_na8

This version is as it was in 2012, bugs and all. For tips and gameplay information please visit this thread:
http://steamcommunity.com/app/104900/discussions/0/458607518212464555/

ORION: Dino Beatdown was a less than stellar game that had a forced early release. You may read more about the history of that here:
http://artistryingames.com/spiraling-control-incredible-journey-spiral-game-studios/

After three years of free updates we evolved it to ORION: Prelude, a massive game with more content and features than ever originally planned. Now you can go back in time and see where everything came from, whether you're an original founding member or simply want to see what everyone was making a fuss about.

ORION: Prelude is having a Flash Sale! Grab the original Dinosaurs + Jetpacks + Mechs experience for less than a candy bar and experience one of the best Co-op games on Steam!
http://store.steampowered.com/app/104900/

If you enjoy our work, check out our brand new game on Steam called The Orion Project:
http://store.steampowered.com/app/407840/

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May 3

Some Important Updates

The results from our very first Free-2-Play event with The Orion Project on Steam are now in. We want to thank everyone who participated for playing the game and helping spread the word.

( VERSION 1.4.3 )
We are currently working on Version 1.4.3 which is expected to release very soon. It will feature slightly improved maps, a new third person camera, camera animations, fixed orbital command and more. Full changelog preview coming soon!

( COMMUNITY CHALLENGE #1 )
Unfortunately this was not a success, with only selling around 40,000 copies give or take. We appreciate all who bought multiple copies (you lot are insane and awesome!) and told friends about the event. While you won't be awarded the prizes we still will do a Trek Credit handout to ALL players as a thank you.

( $1 FOR LIFE )
There was a bit of confusion regarding whether or not The Orion Project would be $1 going forward. The answer is yes, absolutely. The F2P event celebrated the last week of Founder Access as well as introduced the new pricing model. The game is still $1 and will remain this except you will NOT be marked as a Founder starting May 3, 2016.

Thanks to all who contacted to report that our website was down. The issue has been resolved and it is nice to know people visit!

( ORION: PRELUDE FLASH SALE )
ORION: Prelude is having a Flash Sale! Grab the original Dinosaurs + Jetpacks + Mechs experience for less than a candy bar and experience one of the best Co-op games on Steam!
http://store.steampowered.com/app/104900/

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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.”
Steam Review

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
Customer reviews
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nomad1721
( 23.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
AMAZING GAME! Sometimes you just need some mindless, time-wasting, jet-packing, missile-launching, dino-stabbing carnage. Even better? Get a few friends on a match with you and watch the hours melt away. This game delivers... NOW BRING ME SOME PIZZA!
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Zengaroni
( 4.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
The best $1 game on steam!
Usually when you see a $1 game on steam you think, "why would Valve even add a game like this to steam" and usually you would be right to question it but this game is so good I would easily without question buy it for $10-$20. It has a beautiful and short learning curve, but there are some skills you will need to have before you play. 1). The ability to see big ♥♥♥ dinosaurs on your screen. 2.) The ability to point and click at said dinosaurs 3.) DO NOT STOP MOVING. As soon as you have those three basic points down. You are set to have an amazing time in this $1 game.
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irajsh92
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
Product received for free
عالیه ممنون
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Black Wolf
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
very good game 10/10 BUT the players are not
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Dem0n
( 3.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
MLG Simulator 2016

360/420
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nexisviper
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
quite bad and not enjoyable 4/10
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Edups
( 2.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
Iz pretty gewd..Hey thats pretty gewd!

The lazer is tew stronge - Edups 20000000000000
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WinnieDaAckbar
( 6.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
id never though i'd see am fps lower than batman
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Newman
( 6.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
im just a mailman passing through.
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Emotionally Bruised Banana
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
This game is honestly one of the best games I've ever played on steam! Endless hours of countless fun with friends combined with a game which requires great skill and strategy! I would recommend this game to my first born and tell him "This is the game which revolutionised gaming as a whole! 10/10 would buy again





"NOT!"
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Koala master (G.E.W.P.)
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Product received for free
It's very awesome and fun for such a cheap game.
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Uzki
( 24.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Where can you go wrong with this game? It's very cheap and super fun. Honestly, I'd buy this game for $10 or even $20. I highly suggest trying it out or even getting the 4-pack so you can play with your friends. How disappointed can you get when it was only a dollar?

10/10 would watch friend be eaten again.
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Batuman
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
This game cured my autism. But gave me astigmatism instead.
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Yo5hifan
( 5.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
On it's price, I expected it to be another bad game on cheap sale price.

But it was actually Killing Floor with dinos and futuristic guns.

Very decent game, especially on it's price. You can customize your character, your guns and even your enemy dinos! Also graphics are pretty good and in this game there is even nice looking rain. Game has fun multiplayer too.

Game is based on planet where future humans fight against dinos. I don't know plot as this game doesn't have single player campaign but it's doesn't need one. Gameplay is pretty simple. Shoot some dinos, upgrade your skills (these reset in every game but you can unlock weapons so you don't need to buy ones) and defend your base. Notice that in every dino wave there will be stronger dinos like T-Rex. Also you can have mechs and cars by unlocking objectives. Also if you're playing solo, you can just free roam and kill dinos that gets on your way. There are also classes but you're gonna find them out ingame, but myself I like Assault as I can have jetpack.

This game has also workshop and map editor which is awesome. Steam cards and VAC to protect players against cheaters are also good. Only negative is that game runs poorly on high settings and I can run Skyrim on max settings 60fps.

Every player who likes Killing Floor, Black Ops Zombies or even Left 4 Dead should get this game. Also people that like any sort of FPS games should also buy this! It's cheap and worth on it's original price.
8/10
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JamesH991
( 109.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Love this game
lots of fun!
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Can Man
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Best 50 cents i have ever spent.
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TEN$ION -TRADING-
( 7.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Product received for free
DOPE game for 99 cents....
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Jwalk
( 13.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Ya'll like COD zombies???, well then this is the game for you my friend because this is not that much like that XD, but seriously its like that with dinos what could go wrong ?, oh yeah the really buggy servers and the OP dino that just wack you away like if a mosquito was trying to land on you to suck yo bloody but then you being attached to your bloody you be all big man and show dominance by slapping the little s*** away, thats how you are in this game.
Oh yeah and there's guns...
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44 of 48 people (92%) found this review helpful
31 people found this review funny
Recommended
72.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 26
Do you want to shoot Dinosaurs?
Do you want to shoot Dinosaurs in space?
Do you want to shoot Dinosaurs in space with rocket launchers, lazers, and a sword?
Do you want to do all that for only a dollar?

Of course you do! Buy this game!
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
10/10 best game ever

buy 4-pack and play with your m8
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
This Game is so good!!! FOR A DOLLAR??

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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
Best 50 cents i have ever spent.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 6
It isn't great but you'll get 10-20 hours out of it for next to no money (less than £1 is a fair price for what you get).

Make sure to bring a few friends and try and save for the flying tank thing.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
For it's price, it's great. Had fun playing with friends.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
24.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
Where can you go wrong with this game? It's very cheap and super fun. Honestly, I'd buy this game for $10 or even $20. I highly suggest trying it out or even getting the 4-pack so you can play with your friends. How disappointed can you get when it was only a dollar?

10/10 would watch friend be eaten again.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
lol, this was fun. much better than what they are doing with the orion project.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
This is a really fun game if you can get a few friends to purchase this game.

My only gripe is whenever you level the game locks up for a second or so.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 6
Love it, but dunno why cause i'm bad at ♥♥♥♥ like this.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
63.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
Considering the dark past, this game is well worth revisiting. The crazy low price, and the flood of updates make for quite an apology that I can readily accept. A game that was broken pulled back from the brink is a rare find indeed.

ORION: Prelude is basically the combination of Halo and Killing floor reimagined by a 10 year old. (Not a bad thing) I'm of course referring to the survival and conquest modes that make up 90 percent of the server list. There are an overabundance of game modes, some of which I haven't even touched. But I don't feel like I'm missing much in some of them; but the creators definitely have thought through every possible angle an arena FPS like this could offer. With that in mind, Orion has a crazy amount of depth for such a cheap game. With leveling, perks, loadouts, upgrades, the list goes on. It's got all the bells and whistles of a AAA title, just without the pretty graphics, models, or polish. And if you don't mind that and just want to cut down a T-rex with a light saber, pistol whip a raptor, or set a pteradon on fire; then this is the game for you. Did I mention the music is fittingly epic as well?

Unfortunately for this gem, the amount of available players is sparse, so if you do buy it, I would suggest doing so with friends in mind, or firing it up during sale time.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 6
Personally, I think this game is pretty stupid. Its not super interesting or well made. The graphics are mediocre, the gameplay is meh, and everything about it is not particularly creative or good.
It is, however, $1.
So far, I've played about 2 hours of it, and I'll probably get another hour or so out of it, and I think thats worth $1. It can be pretty fun to beat the ♥♥♥♥ out of a dinosaur for a little bit.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
Hey your qoute "We released the worst game ever" Day one garrys incident is IMO
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 23
Great game for the price, lots of fun!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 26
Great fun Game to play with your friends
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
The best things in life arent free. But a damn good game can be $1
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
It is a really fun game with dinosaurs. Halo with dinosaurs is the easiest way to describe it. The game is really, REALLY cheap and for that reason alone you should get this game. The optimization isn't amazing, especially since this game looks like a launch Xbox 360 title. The framerate sometimes gets pretty bad, at around 50fps, and it is bad because this game looks pretty bad. Surely, it is not too bad - definitely acceptable, but nothing too special. Anyway, you should totally get this game. It is fun, if not a little easy for some people, but worth playing for at least 4 hours.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
i played this when it was free, and basically it's alright, if it were 15 years ago. sadly, it's not, and this "game" can't hold up to today's standards, not even to indie standards. what fun is coop if the ai ain't good, the guns ain't satisfying to use, and the game is repetitive all round?
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
great game and very cheap! I boght this for 24 cents :D 11/10 just buy this game :D
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