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Release Date: Jun 27, 2012
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Play Tribes: Ascend

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Reviews

“...the most exciting first-person shooter I've played in years.”
100/100 – Eurogamer
“...stop reading right now and download this game.”
100/100 – Ausgamers
“A game that is just fun as hell.”
91/100 – Ten Ton Hammer

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About the Game

Tribes: Ascend is the world’s fastest shooter - a high-adrenaline, online multiplayer FPS with jetpacks, skiing, vehicles, and multiple classes. The classic shooter franchise Tribes has been played by well over 1 million people. With Tribes: Ascend, the franchise is reborn – fast-paced, vertical, acrobatic combat combined with class-based teamwork and stunning sci-fi visuals.

Key Features:

  • Skiing: A slow soldier is a dead soldier. By holding down space bar you remove friction and build momentum to traverse large maps, hunt down targets, and escape enemy territory at intense speeds.
  • Jetpacks: Total freedom of movement and aerial, dog-fight like combat.
  • Class-Based Combat: Unlock up to nine distinct classes, each with unique weapon loadouts and abilities.
  • Player Progression: As you play a class you gain experience which is used to unlock class-specific skills and perks. You can also share the xp gained while playing a favorite class to progress other classes.
  • Escalating Intensity: In each match you earn credits for shooting down enemies or supporting your team’s objectives. Use these match credits to upgrade base defenses, access vehicles, or call-in tactical strikes. The longer you play, the more chaotic the match becomes.
  • Vehicles: Pilot the powerful Beowulf tank, the speedy two-person Grav Cycle or the versatile flying Shrike.
  • Beautiful, Massive Battlefields: Wage war in a variety of open environments including frozen wastelands, sprawling cities, and jagged mountains.
  • Don’t Fight Alone: Friend-list allows you to link up with others and establish supremacy online
  • Free To Play... but not pay to win: All items affecting game play can be earned by playing the game itself. Players can purchase optional Tribes Gold to unlock classes more quickly and/or skills more quickly. Players will also be able to purchase cosmetic skins with Tribes Gold.
  • Spectator Mode: Highly-detailed spectator mode allows you to zoom in on your favorite players, view player data, and switch between action hot spots on the fly.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista or Windows 7
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz or Althon X2 2.7 GHz
    • Memory: 2GB (XP), 3GB (Vista, Win7)
    • Hard Disk Space: 10 GB free
    • Video Card: ATI or Nvidia graphics card with 512MB video ram or better and Shader Model 3.0+ support. (ATI Radeon 3870 or higher, Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT or higher).
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Sound: DirectX compatible sound card
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
    • Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD CPU
    • Memory: 4GB
    • Video Card: ATI or Nvidia graphics card with 1GB video ram or better and Shader Model 3.0+ support (Nvidia GeForce GTX 560+ or ATI Radeon 6950+).
Helpful customer reviews
55 of 77 people (71%) found this review helpful
172 products in account
21 reviews
18.3 hrs on record
If you played and liked or enjoyed the original "Tribes" at all then you should definitely check this out, especially being "free" to play.
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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86 of 135 people (64%) found this review helpful
8 products in account
1 review
1,050.1 hrs on record
This game started out great. A lot of players,lots of fun.
Hirez has since turned their back on it, and stopped weeding out the cheaters.
Don't install unless you enjoy frustration.
Posted: December 20th, 2013
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38 of 55 people (69%) found this review helpful
80 products in account
6 reviews
20.4 hrs on record
Hi-Rez has to be one of the shadiest game devs out there. They have abandoned T:A to work on their MOBA money-grab, SMITE, full-time. T:A is left in a bug-filled, unbalanced state.

The Starsiege:Tribes Franchise was known for its high-skill ceiling, complex Flag-running tactics, sheer speed (thanks to jetpacks, rocket-jumping, and the "skiing" mechanic) and high-level competitive play. Throwing the flag to a teammate while you're both mid-air, flying at high-speed along different vectors... the games were white-knuckle, high speed action.

Once custom servers get up and going, and you can enjoy it the way previous Tribes games were meant to be enjoyed, then it might be a worth-while investment of your time.

But don't give any more money to Hi-Rez. They're shady as #*$&.
Posted: December 23rd, 2013
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44 of 74 people (59%) found this review helpful
58 products in account
4 reviews
5.8 hrs on record
This game is my GOTY.
Tribes Ascend is one of the best games ive played in a while. The great thing about this game is its community. ITS HUGE. The game delivers a wide amount of classes and if your computer cant run it then turn the graphics down to minimal. Speaking of graphics if you but if on the highest it looks like halo 9000 (Note thats just a joke) I saw a review that said ,"So laggy couldn't play it so it sucked" and this person must have taken out there graphics card and ♥♥♥♥ed on it. My intel graphics 4000 can run this on ultra. The weapons are great and it really shows unreal engines 3 potential. My only problem with it is that it doesnt have iron site but thats just my taste. If you like this game rate this review.
My overall rating is 9.5/10.
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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85 of 150 people (57%) found this review helpful
106 products in account
4 reviews
0.4 hrs on record
At one point, this game was great. However, the developers seem to have abandoned the game for other projects, leaving it in a poor state.
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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