Evolving the shooter genre with its unique and exhilarating combination of fluid action and combat, Damnation features huge, open environments, frenetic combat, daredevil acrobatics and high-octane vehicle-based stunts.
User reviews: Mostly Negative (171 reviews)
Release Date: 22 May, 2009
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Evolving the shooter genre with its unique and exhilarating combination of fluid action and combat, Damnation features huge, open environments, frenetic combat, daredevil acrobatics and high-octane vehicle-based stunts. Presenting players with an intense test of reflexes, quick thinking and rapid-fire conflict, Damnation will feature vast, breathtaking landscapes, each covering miles of distance and thousands of vertical feet.

Billed as a “shooter gone vertical” and visually inspired by iconic elements of American history, these massive streaming landscapes will form the battlegrounds for a post-industrial conflict between humanity and an unstoppable arms dealer hell-bent on total world domination.

  • Choose your own paths and navigate the world by performing daredevil feats on the edge of human ability
  • Intelligent enemies will give chase and engage players in frantic gun fights and attacks that can come from any direction
  • Miles of awe-inspiring landscapes and up to three hours of actual gameplay per level
  • A full-range of unique vehicles from wall-riding motorbikes to armour piercing mobile artillery provide high-octane thrills
  • Extensive multiplayer options, including drop-in-drop-out co-op

System Requirements


    • OS: Windows XP/Vista . (if running Windows Vista SP1 is recommended)
    • Processor: 2.8 Ghz Pentium or AMD™ equivalent
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 7600 / Radeon X1300 or above
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 10 GB Hard Drive Space
    • Sound: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
    • Supported Controller: Microsoft X360 controller for Windows

    Supported Hardware

    • ATI Radeon x1300, x1600, x1800, x1900, x1950, HD2400, HD2600, HD2900, HD3450, HD3470, HD3650, HD3850, HD3870. HD4850, HD4870, HD4870X2
    • NVIDIA Geforce 7600, 7800, 7900, 7950, 8500, 8600, 8800, 9600, 9800, 9800GX2, GTX260, GTX280
    • Not compatible with all integrated sound/graphics solutions (inc.Laptops)
    • This product uses a copyright protection system. Please visit www.codemasters.com for further details.


    • OS: Windows XP/Vista. (if running Windows Vista SP1 is recommended)
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.66Ghz or Athlon X2 3800+
    • Memory: 2GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 8800GTX or above, or Radeon 3800 series or above
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 11 GB Hard Drive Space
    • Sound: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Sound Card.
Helpful customer reviews
10 of 15 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: 18 January

The boobs are strong with this game. Three gorgeous pairs of boobs, presented to you on a silver platter :D

Had this steampunk first (third) person parkour shooter come out in 2003, it probably would've been a real blast. The parkour moves you have to perform are INSANELY absurd, in a good way. If you're not very comfortable with heights, you might be playing with a pair of sweaty hands or whatever your reaction is, a lot of the time.

This is NOT "Assassin's Creed", pathetically hopping around a few two story house roof tops and dangling on 1st floor balconies BWHAHAHA, ooohhh no... no...

The controls and the camera are not that bad, I've seen far worse, but the movement is definitely made for consoles/controllers, not for mouse and keyboard. The shooting mechanics could be better, and the AI is not very good for today's standards.

Still played it through, on "Hardcore" (Normal) difficulty, because someone decided to jump on the retrarded band wagon, where you have to "unlock" the hard difficulty. I rarely want to do second or more playthroughs.

I also hate that you can't interrupt the obnoxious intro videos, or the credits roll at the end, when I was done trying to roughly estimate how many people worked on this. It didn't sell well and the company closed after this financial desaster.

Online VERSUS and Co-op mode probably won't work, as it requires Gamespy, which has shut down. I have no idea if LAN Co-op does work well, or at all.

The parkour stuff though, this is what the game has going for it, and I am NOT good with heights :D
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
23.7 hrs on record
Posted: 22 May
tombraider in a western setting. unfortunately its just not fun. too repetitive , not enough variety . level design is poor (hard to know some times where your suppose to be going) .
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: 18 May
Good Game..
If you like a shooting game so its game for you mate.. :3
Its have some cons (ofc) .. but that not really make that game be that awful anyways .. good game ..
Have fun worth the $$
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108 of 153 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: 23 January, 2014
I have played a lot of Kuso (Garbage) games in the past, and I can in fact tolerate a lot of them, and try to give them a chance. And I do believe some games just get completely unfair treatment from the reviewers and this game seemed to be getting a lot of bad reviews from many websites, so I gave this one a try.

My goodness where do I begin.....

The control. The control is not bad. It is CHEAP. You move around like you are playing some really old PS2 game, and the whole aiming....I. CAN. NOT. AIM. May I ask why??? Even if I did aim at the target correctly, EVERY FRIGGIN GUN IS USELESS!!!!!!! So, there is this gun that appears to be a machine gun. IS IT A TOY GUN??? IT CERTAINLY SHOOTS LIKE ONE?!?! And DOES IT EVER HIT THE TARGET???? And I can't even tell if I am actually giving any kind of damage to the enemy or not, it's kind of like Resident Evil: Raccoon City, I can't tell if I am seriously hitting them.

And the voice acting....my goodness do they just read or something?

And I have no idea what is up with the story. What's going on? Why does he say that? Why does she say that? Why does this guy appear all of a sudden? When did I get here? Why did I get here? Who are you talking about?? What ARE YOU talking about??!?!?!?!?!!

it just makes me wonder, did the developers even test this game when they made this? Did they think it was ok like this? I mean, the characters move like they have some kind of issues (Or I should say they move like PS2 or old PS1 characters) and the whole combat is not even fun to begin with.

Can I recommend this game? OF COURSE NOT!!!! There are so many better alternatives out there, and why should anyone seriously waste their life time on this? Because certainly, I would NOT want to.

1.4 out of 10.

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49 of 77 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: 25 November, 2013
Pre-Release Review
Out of 408 games at the time of writing this, I can still proudly call this the worst purchase I've made on Steam to this day. I bought Damnation on release day due to hype, and learned a very valuable lesson -- ok, I didn't, I've still bought trash since. A few other titles have put up a hard fight to dethrone Damnation as worst game I've bought on Steam, but Damnation fought them off and still sits proudly as King on a throne of garbage.

Addition: Plenty of people have gone into what's wrong with the game, so my review doesn't need to repeat after everyone else. The point of my review is to emphasize how much I regretted the purchase and how much it disappointed me -- so badly that the day of the Steam review system launching (1648 days after buying Damnation), the very first thing I thought to do was find this particular game in my list to give it the biggest thumbs down I could.
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38 of 60 people (63%) found this review helpful
27.1 hrs on record
Posted: 1 December, 2013
It is, probably, the lowest scored game I have ever played. No brain killings, dozen of bugs, poor AI, poor weapons, bad voice acting… and A LOT of things "stolen" from Gears of War.

After reading multiple reviews I had thought this is the waste of my money but since there was not so many co-op games I decided to get it.

After few playthroughs I can sadly say that all prejudices were true: few clip offs the map, AI is "stupid like Nazis in WW2 movies", and voices… just horrible. All seems like uglier brother of GoW.

BUT there is something in this game which gets you in. Something which makes you play it over again. Ugly duckling for sure but with good partner and some patience it may become a swan.

Steampunk setting gets into you somehow. Wild west style of cogs, blimps and… steam bikes makes experience unique. If you add to shootings some acrobatics in Lara Croft style, you have mix which is not as bad as some write about.

I can forgive this game all the bad because I can have GoW + Tomb Raider + Steampunk.

And I will repeat myself again: steam bikes are just cool.
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64 of 108 people (59%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: 5 September, 2014
take assassins creed 1 and remove the assassins then spill coffee on the plot and use it to wipe your butt also cut down the budget on animation and voice acting by 98%

also the screenshots used on the store page must have been played with in Photoshop the game looks awful i am using absolute max settings and the game looks like something that would have released in 2001

it might seem harsh, but this is the truth, this game is absolutely worthless. i don't have a clue what the hell the developers were thinking when they released this?!
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82 of 142 people (58%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
16.9 hrs on record
Posted: 30 June, 2014
Abandon all hope, ye who enter here.
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59 of 104 people (57%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: 27 June, 2014
Actually a really great 3D platformer hidden inside a REALLY subpar third person shooter.
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: 17 February, 2014
Pre-Release Review
Fat and unwieldy are two words to describe this game. While it uses many exotic contextual actions, dynamically grabbing pipes, ledges, and other objects in game to ascend to higher safer perches, the game just falls flat on it's face.

I believe the description of this game is a "vertical" fps, which I think they meant to show by this emphasis on climbing and acrobatics, but I think what went wrong is the aiming, which felt clunky, enemies didn't seem to die fast enough, mostly because you're flipping and climbing everywhere just trying to find the guys, and an overall unappealing level design which was consistent of mostly blank brick buildings and bridges leading to nowhere special.

If you can get over the aiming and the level design, you might be able to take this game. But given the size of the game, I feel like I could use my space better than with this game.
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10 of 19 people (53%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: 2 February, 2014
This game is just so bad.
From what I could figure out from the games horrible story narration, you are some captain in a war between PSI and some other guys in a steampunky world. Unfortunatly that is what I managed to hear, everything after the first 2 cutscenes I just skipped, couldn't listen to all those bad voice actors, it sounds like someone just went into recording studio and read the whole script while heavily sedated, but not quite enough to make him unable to read it.

Even though the game concept has some nice ideas such as multi-layer combat, it hasn't been utilised right and it makes the whole fighting experience awful. Developers tried to make a third person shooter/ prince of persia enviorment interaction game which resulted in me wanting to smash the head against the wall. Combat is god awful, from my 38 minute gameplay I noticed that the enemies have more accurate weapons. Trying to use a machine gun resulted in wasting 30 bullets on a single enemy and hitting him maybe 3 times. To be able to actualy kill an enemy with a machine gun you had to be at point blank range and pray to gods he doesn't focus his fire on you.

Apart from bad voice acting and bad combat, there is also badly done character movement. Controls are badly responsive.
Graphics are bad, textures are all glittery almost as if the sun is shining at a wet surface, mind you in this case every surface would be wet and sun would shine from every corner of the level to make it glittery.

To conclude, if you are interested in buying this game, just don't, spend your money on something done right. If you are still not convinced that this is a bad game, I'm sure you can dig up some youtube gameplay videos for the game, try watching those then, maybe then you will change your mind.
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11 of 21 people (52%) found this review helpful
12.3 hrs on record
Posted: 22 February, 2014
Jesus christ in a wheelchair driving over a cliff into Judas wearing a sombrero...

This game is atrocious. It's not like Bad Rats where generally everything is so horrible. This games mechanics of "Parkour" using the term lightly as it's just like throwing a brick against a wall.

They've made every single aspect of the game into a boring mess of a game. Shooting? No gun feel, sounds or accuracy for that matter. My friend and I were actually using melee attacks all the time because everything was so horrible.

"Parkour?" The developers thought "Let's make it like assassins creed, EXCEPT! We throw away all the charm of finding your own rutes, restricting you to "Glowing" paths like Mirror's edge, except just being bad. The "Parkour" is slow, tedious and at times unresponsive.

The story is a mess, cliches of Shamalan caliber, no character development what so ever. Horrible voice acting, animations are so bad they look like robots.

Generally the game works, but it's TORTURE! Do not buy this game. I only completed it through determination and having a co-op partner. Save everyone you know... Please, my brain has lost more braincells than I can count...
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16 of 31 people (52%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: 5 September, 2014
Graphic wise this does look like a 2009 game. It is fairly ok to look at, at max settings.
But combat wise and mechanics in general this game is way too clunky.

To compare with Half-Life which was released in 1998 for PC, that game is still today better by many times. Just to give a reference of where shooting games should start out from as minimum.

Damnation is sadly way too unpolished a game, which could have been much more with its atmosphere and all. Too bad.

Good thing I only put down 2½ euros for it.
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7 of 14 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: 4 December, 2013
bad. just bad.

Feels like the kind of title that would've been great on the PS2, but gameplay has come a long way since then.

If you enjoy games with rigid linear level design, terrible voice acting, wooden, uninspired character animations, cumbersome UI, and awkwardly responsive controls then this is exactly what you're looking for!

For everyone else who likes fun though, avoid this title. It has not aged well
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16 of 32 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: 28 November, 2013
Absolutely amazing game. Just don't use the cover system.

The sense of scale is amazing, the combat is more like a puzzle than a straight-up slugfest, and the depth of content is decent.

Highly suggested.
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5 of 10 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: 7 December, 2013
This game is fuкing legendary. Моtherfuking Vertical Shooter. Best parkour co-op ever. Epic races on motorcycles (you can even ride on the ceiling). Shame on you who didn't play it yet!!! I'm not fuкing joking! But seriously, this game is not so terrible as they say. P.S. Please don't hurt me!
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16 of 33 people (48%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: 22 December, 2014
This game... I can call this ♥♥♥♥ :D Bad graphic, bad gameplay and control, bad audio. It's bored.
1 good thing: at start you can look at girl :D Which fallow with you, she is looks not bad then this game :D

Sorry, maybe that not perfect review :D
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6 of 13 people (46%) found this review helpful
42.9 hrs on record
Posted: 15 January
Despite the mostly negative feedback from others, I would recommend this game. It still offers a lot of fun for its price and has some surprises. Granted, the main plot is ridiculous, gameplay is very linear, and the cutscenes and any form of conversation between Rourke and his comrades is carried out with far less attention than you can demand for a game released in 2009 - they all behave like robots. Enemy AI is not a big concern. There might be more auto-save points as well because some failures will send you back just a little too far (no, can't save whenever you want).
But on the positive side, movement animation in the action is nicely done, the controls are intuitive, and most of the world you are running around in is kind of beautiful (if you like steampunk). There are some nice puzzle situations such as aligning elements redirecting a stream of water to create a consistent flow, and some really fun motorcycle rides. That is not so bad after all.
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5 of 11 people (45%) found this review helpful
50.8 hrs on record
Posted: 1 November, 2014
I've played this game for over 40+ hours. I find something about the stupid lines and incredibly stupid game design somewhat cathartic. It's a great game to drink or smoke too.

I would not suggest you buy it though. It's ♥♥♥♥ and unless you love ♥♥♥♥♥♥ games you'll go insane playing it
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4 of 9 people (44%) found this review helpful
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: 8 September, 2014
Got this game for Less then $3.00 So I was not expecting much, it's an old game. But when I played it I was expecting more. The aiming is just the worst thing i have ever used, then I turned down the sensitivity then it became a little more bearable. but i powered throught the whole game. but the story to short and not worth the time to try to get the aiming down.
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