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This edition packages weapon DLC from ten previous expansions as well new featured content.
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

Special Edition

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
43 of 55 people (78%) found this review helpful
39 products in account
1 review
128.3 hrs on record
Tribes, the definition of what I want to see in a game. The unique mechanics in this game are so original and flawless that it makes me weep for everyone who think each new call of duty is revolutionizing the FPS genre, or nearly any shooter for that matter. With tribes you need true skill to do almost anything in this beautiful game unlike some other shooters I know where spray and pray is just the norm. While that could mean a bit of a steep learning curve I guarantee you that your time will not be wasted learning this game, and you will surely understand from this from the brilliant "cha-ching" of your very first blueplate. This game is also very pretty if you can run it on the higher settings (unlike me) and the sense of speed as you fly through the terrain is unreal. Sadly though as I wright this review the developer, Hi-Rez, have completely dropped this game from their radar. It is no longer being looked after and the community is very small which is a shame with how magnificent this game is. Even though there is no campaign, no developer oversight, and hardly any people playing it this still remains to this day my #1 favorite game simply because of how perfect the core gameplay experience is and how unique this game is among the vast array of shooter that, to be honest, all feel exactly the same. Hopefully in the future there will be another addition to the tribes series and I sincerely hope that Hi-Rez will do it great justice and now that the company is out of its infancy will understand how to keep a game thriving. This game deserves so much more credit then it recieves, even if it recieved some form of GOTY award, it deserves even more attention. It saddens me that good games like this get shoved to the side and forgotten while every "new" COD gets so much attention even when it is doing the same thing over and over.
What makes me most sad though is to anyone who would pick up this game today would not understand the impact this game had to some people in its prime, all they would see is hundreds of empty servers with what seems like 50 people online at any one time. Even though this game has admittedly gone downhill it will still remain as my favorite game of all time.
Posted: May 24th, 2014
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31 of 42 people (74%) found this review helpful
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15 reviews
29.1 hrs on record
10 Shazbots out of 10.
Posted: February 15th, 2014
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56 of 97 people (58%) found this review helpful
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35 reviews
10.0 hrs on record
Tribes: Ascend is a mixed bag. The very first thing I noticed about the game was that all unlockables could be immediately and permanently purchased through the "Game of the Year" version of the game. It has the standard fare of microtransactions: special currency that must be bought with real money, XP boosters and alternate costumes to buy, and of course being able to purchase any unlockables with the currency rather than XP.

The main flaw of the game is just the fact that it's dead. Hi-Rez has moved on to work on Smite, abandoning this game in the same way they abandoned Global Agenda. The vast majority of servers are Capture the Flag and Team Deathmatch since the vast majority of players are new and haven't found out how lonely they're going to be once they want to play the other game modes. This might just be how I felt but looking at the server list is kind of depressing.

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Posted: January 23rd, 2014
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15 of 23 people (65%) found this review helpful
36 products in account
1 review
30.4 hrs on record
Great game, fast paste futuristic first-person shooter. The graphic quality is amazing and the layouts are just beautiful.
Posted: May 26th, 2014
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
136 products in account
9 reviews
315.4 hrs on record
i loved this game. but then the devs abandoned it for SMITE.
Posted: June 16th, 2014
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169 of 198 people (85%) found this review helpful
105 products in account
9 reviews
9.7 hrs on record
This game never became too popular, which is a shame because it is wonderful! Grabbing the enemy flag at 200kph is a feeling that no other game has replicated and with a suite of classes and weapons, there is a playstyle for everyone!
Posted: September 27th, 2013
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