Mayan prophecy foretells the beginning of a new world age on December 21, 2012. Can the four heroes save humanity by defeating these evil foes?
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Release Date: Apr 23, 2012

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"Revelations 2012 is a fantastic and enriching experience that immerses you into the chaos of the Mayan Revelations!"
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About This Game

Armageddon. Apocalypse. The end of days. Mayan prophecy foretells the beginning of a new world age on December 21, 2012 when the road to the stars will descend from the sky and civilization as we know it will come to a tumultuous end. That date has arrived and with it the awakening of a most formidable enemy. Galactic alignment has enabled an artifact which opened a portal allowing villainous Gods access to our universe. Fate has chosen 4 characters to teleport through this portal into another dimension and battle against all odds to rescue mankind from destruction and enslavement. Using teamwork and strategy, can the four heroes save humanity by defeating these evil foes?

In Revelations 2012 players progress through an alternate dimension in a sweltering jungle environment heavily influenced by ancient Mayan culture. First-person shooter action is combined with puzzle solving requiring methodical yet quick-thinking team play in a captivating campaign that can be played with up to four players in co-op mode. Players navigate their way through this perilous maze in 15 different maps gathering "suki-tok" to advance themselves all the while fighting hordes of demonic minions. At the end of each level, the characters are faced with their greatest challenge yet, the Gods themselves!!! As each God is defeated players acquire a crystal to increase the capability of their weapon. Players must use each successive crystal in the next trial that awaits them. Gather all the crystals and overpower the Gods to be victorious in this epic journey.

In addition, multi-player modes let you compete four-on-four with friends playing as either heroes or demons in stasis tag or team death match. Revelations 2012 also boasts the premiere of battlegrounds multi-player maps. This unique mode allows unit selection mind control in a 4 vs. 4 setting to advance in force upon your opponent and infiltrate the enemy base to destroy their boss.

Key Features:

  • FPS 4 player co-op
  • Epic boss fights
  • Hordes of powerful minions
  • 4 vs 4 multi-player game play with an all new battlegrounds mode
  • Modular alien weapon system
  • Teamwork strategy to solve puzzles
  • Old world Mayan city setting
  • Use of AI director for unique game experiences
  • Matchmaking, stats, rankings, and awards systems
  • Powered by Source and Steam

System Requirements

    Minimum:

    • OS:Windows® 7 32/64-bit / Vista 32/64 / XP
    • Processor:Pentium 4 3.0GHz
    • Memory:1 GB for XP / 2GB for Vista GB RAM
    • Graphics:DirectX 9 compatible video card with 128 MB, Shader model 2.0. ATI X800, NVidia 6600 or better
    • Hard Drive:At least 6GB of free space GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card

    Recommended:

    • OS:Windows® 7 32/64-bit / Vista 32/64 / XP
    • Processor:Intel core 2 duo 2.4GHz
    • Memory:1 GB for XP / 2GB for Vista GB RAM
    • Graphics:DirectX 9 compatible video card with Shader model 3.0. NVidia 7600, ATI X1600 or better
    • Hard Drive:At least 6GB of free space GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
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/damien
0.3 hrs
Posted: August 11
It's like a really ♥♥♥♥♥♥ N64 game
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ewanme99
1.5 hrs
Posted: July 13
i would reccommend this if it was a mod. It sure as hell looks like one.
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Mellow_Online1
0.8 hrs
Posted: June 6
This game is a great example of Steam's quality control, because they can't hide behind anything else. They can't say anything like "It was on greenlight and the public voted for it, so that means it's the public's fault." The only reason that this game was put onto Steam was because it was made in the source engine, yeah, imagine if you made the worst game ever, put no amount of effort into a game, most people would say that it's terrible, but Valve/Steam would accept it because it was made with their engine, but the trouble is, you can't, because Dark Arz Entertainment beat you to it.

If you can't tell by the screenshots, this is a clone of Left 4 Dead but is set in what was supposed to be the year when the world ended, as predicted by the Aztecs. Now, that doesn't sound like a too bad a concept but it's the execution and the laziness of the whole game here in general.

You all know that the source engine gives off good graphics and are the type of graphics that will still live up to any day, as shown by games like Half-Life 2, Left 4 Dead and Garry's Mod. The graphics in Revelations 2012 look like the were done in the earliest version of Source engine, I'm talking the original Half-Life's graphics. If you're saying "they used an older version" because they didn't, the setup of the game is done in the Half-Life 2 and Left 4 Dead style, so there's no excuse for the game to look this bad.

The gameplay is marginally the same as Left 4 Dead but add in some unresponsive controls, unneccesary controls that overlap the necessary controls so the game doesn't know which action you want to perform so it's madatory that you rebind the keys before playing. The most handiest key in this game is Alt+F4. They also somehow manage to take the once addicting gameplay of Left 4 Dead and make it boring with no AI director so you're experiencing the same thing over and over again.

The sound is also terrible. Imagine the horrible sound of a guy throwing up his lunch into a bugle horn, proceeding to make a sound out of it and then proceeding to throw up into a trombone and playing them both simulatenously. The sound in this game is unbareable to listen to.

Revelations is a chunk of boring mess, cobbled together with bad graphics, disgusting sounds and taking a beloved engine and abusing the hell out of how it's used, get a grip Valve, don't make yourselves grow a boner just because someone else is using your engine. Actually ply the games yourself and see what they're like or stick it on greenlight and hide behind someone else.

Pros
+ Nothing

Cons
- Bad graphics
- Unbearable sound
- Misuse of an engine
- Boring gameplay
- Repetitive

Final verdict: 1/10

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Hey It's Me
2.0 hrs
Posted: June 5
Out of all the first person games I have played, Revelations 2012 handles platforming like no other. Taking a full 180 degree spin from the norm, Revelations 2012 will undoubtedly be the next Megaman 7. I have honestly never experienced a fully fleshed out platformer as extensive and interesting as this game, and I would strongly recommend it to fans of games like Contra, Super Mario, Bloons Tower Defense, and Nintendogs. The gun progression was as good, if not better, than that of Half Life 2, and the various emotes were witty while still conforming to the setting and lore of the game. Of course, as with any other single player sidescrolling beat-em-up, the most important aspect - the story - must shine. Revelations 2012 takes four explorers through the heart of the Mayan prediction of Apocalypse in a manner that could potentially become a box office hit. All in all, Revelations 2012 was a great experience for me, and I hope to see other games in the future follow in the footsteps of this game.
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☣Annabae The Anime☣
0.6 hrs
Posted: May 23
HAHA! It's 2016....I'm still alive ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
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๖ۣۜArchvoullf the Exanimate
0.5 hrs
Posted: May 13
this game makes me feel unclean

10/10
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GrenadeClock
0.9 hrs
Posted: April 30
good thing i stopped 2012
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SHOCKL0RD
5.2 hrs
Posted: April 21
It is a bad game, but good game.

In the same way as films such as The Room or FoodFight are bad but enjoyable due to this fact, so is this game.
Do not go into it expecting to be a serious experience.
Get some friends and play this co-op and you will enjoy yourself.

Graphics= 5/10
Gameplay=10/10
Major Boss Fights = 10/10
Sounds= 1/10
Left4Dead Clone = 10/10

Yes i do recomend this game.
But do play with friends or theres no point.

Also watch out for traps.....there everywhere
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Dazzcon
4.5 hrs
Posted: April 21
5/10 with a friend.
2/10 without.
Carbon copy of left 4 dead, just a little worse but its good for a few laughs. If ya have someone to play it with its definitally worth the 2.50
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 21
Product received for free
Jesus christ
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217 of 267 people (81%) found this review helpful
49 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
Start of review
Huge pile of crap
Thank you
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99 of 109 people (91%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 29, 2013
There is a certain poetry to even the worst videogame. A game like Rogue Warrior or Bad Rats is still entertaining in the same way that watching an automobile accident is entertaining, it's a "my goodness, just look at this" sort of spectacle. It draws you in, compels you to watch, and in doing so it keeps you entertained. There is value, however little, in that. After all, what is a game's purpose if not to entertain?

There is another type of game, however, one that doesn't sink so low as to become "so bad it's good", nor does it rise high enough to become decent, or even mediocre. It commits the worst kind of media sin: It is boring. Revelations 2012 isn't terrible in the way that Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing is terrible. Revelations has interesting environments (the jungle setting is fairly well detailed and is a nice change of pace from most shooters), the weapons are ok (the shotgun analog weapon is particularly fun to shoot, especially when you get the powerup that increases your rate of fire), and being a Source Engine game it runs fairly well even when it throws a huge amount of enemies onto your screen. The problem is that Revelations 2012 is boring.

I recently played a three player co-op game of Revelations 2012. Even after we were able to jump over the technical hurdles required to get the game running, there was that initial "hey, we're in co-op, talking to each other while we're shooting at enemies, cool" excited feeling, but that very quickly settled into thoughts of "why are we doing this?". We just sort of lost our drive to continue.

I have around 70GB of video recorded of the game session, and I am really having a very difficult time coming up with the motivation required to edit it. Much of the footage is the three of us just running around shooting at enemies. There wasn't a lot to talk about once you mentioned the basics, because you can mention everything of interest in Revelations 2012 in about 15 seconds.

If playing Bad Rats is the equivalent of watching Troll 2, than Revelations 2012 is the equivalent of watching four hours of uneventful city hall budget meetings on public access.
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107 of 133 people (80%) found this review helpful
48 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 19, 2014
revelations 2012 is like having an out of body experience of having your prostate examined before the doctor suddenly gets angry and smashes your nuts with a tennis racket, hilarious, painful, and entirely pointless
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53 of 60 people (88%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 21, 2014
If you are looking for a break from great storytelling and immersive gameplay and are currently angry at yourself and require punishment, give this game a try.
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89 of 116 people (77%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2013
No, god no. No.
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53 of 63 people (84%) found this review helpful
24 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 6, 2014
Is it not wonderfully convenient that the developers put the expiration date in the title?
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45 of 53 people (85%) found this review helpful
18 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 19, 2015
It's even worse than it looks.
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56 of 71 people (79%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 11, 2012
Revelations 2012; a game whose whole premise apparently, is the Apocalypse event on 2012.
Sounds fun no? I mean, it should, it's the Apocalypse!!!
But the apocalypse never came IRL, so that novelty is not anymore on this game.

So... what could it make it better then? If we leave the plot aside?
Perhaps good gameplay! Good graphics! Interesting sound assets! Interesting enemies, interesting weapon variety, good game stability, etc...

And that's where this thing falls off, because this game in particular failed on most if not all of those essential assets.
Yeah I can forgive a lazy plot or perhaps, lackluster graphics, but it's hard to forgive what a game is about, gameplay, enemies, assets in general, etc...

This game follows a similar style shown in Valve's Left4Dead2, where you're spawned with 3 other players fighting your way through the enemy forces.
As with LF4D2, if you're not teamed up with friends, an AI player will take place of your friends... except that those AI players aren't really good at their duty and fail to do basic tasks, dying often, failing to pick up stuff, etc... leaving you most of the time, if you're not careful, 1 vs all.
Well... then you can play with friends, right? Sounds fun after all...

However... then it comes another aspect of gameplay, what you use to destroy enemies?
The game gives you one weapon, BUT! It can change shape & form and act as a different one, albeit it's still the same looking weapon (With different color). Yet, unfortunately, the weapons feel blands and the assets of it don't follow throught the premise. Say, the sound doesn't fit the weapons and make it feel like you're shooting a cardboard or something weak.
YET! The effect the weapons have on the enemies is kinda neat, like enemies vaporizing or being dismembered, stuff like that it's nice to see; sadly on this, is that the path between you shooting and the projectile hitting the enemy is, weird, since the effects of the projectiles don't show up very well on the enemies, making it hard to see if you're hurting them badly until they die.

The enemies? Dozen of crazy maniacs, you can say, as they do 'alot' of nonsensical stuff around the environment, apart from just rushing at you, dying tragically (If you are competent) in the process.

The maps feature some traps every so and then that are hardly told they are there, sometimes even surprising you with fast deaths, or just simply, there are too many obstacles than needed.
Traps... you get it? If your AI partners aren't smart, they will fall into them often, and almost always. Which sadly, this time is true. Althought I've encountered they did that often, sometimes I managed to make them to not to, (Or I just speed through those)

Speaking about your partners, they don't have interesting personalities at all, unlike LF4D2. They look and act like generic sidekicks that you don't end up liking or caring about (Which should be the opposite).


What about the graphics? Well, let's just say that it looks like a late PS2 game, or at most, an early PS3 game, in graphics, of course.
Pixelation, low polygon assets, even the characters are bland, don't really help to boost the already lack of value the other stuff have been getting.
Again, bad graphics aren't the sign of a bad game (Often), but in this case, graphics affect the game to give a lesser experience on the player (As it's a FPS game, graphics usually matter most)

The campaign can last quite a bit, my playthrought lasted more as I often go around and do lazy stuff, yet I can assure that the story is forgettable and, at most, boring.
Fortunately it have more content in form of coop modes and competitive modes. The most redeeming of them is the Battleground modes, that is sort of a Dota mode where players have to take down the enemy structures and are in charge of "minions" that are to be used in the feat, eventually entering the enemy base and defeating a boss.
Unlike dota or any other ARTS, players can order the minions to stay in certain areas, to defend or w/e.
Unfortunately the AI of those is lacking in many aspects, and often fail to do the task assigned to, sometimes even making the battle to be turned into a mess or just fail horribly.
Many of the bugs to date have been fixed, yet those who stay still make the game 'not very good'.

Now, the price is really low, is it still worth your time?
I would love to say yes, since it's cheap, but not often price would give you the quality for your time. This time around, this game offers little for your time, and it's mostly to be avoided. It's broken in the core mechanics, boring, bad assets, stuff like that, that just make it a bad idea to stay with.
If you play it you'll see what I mean, or you can just watch videos on youtube about the game

If I'd give a score to this game, it would be 3/10. While it (Had) a somewhat interesting idea, the way it's implemented it's flawed and made the game fail horribly.
You can try it out if you want, but personally I won't play more with this game.
~Sjru
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46 of 56 people (82%) found this review helpful
60 people found this review funny
Recommended
16.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 21, 2012
I’m sort of an expert on this game. With over 9 hours of game time, I’ve spent more time playing this game then most of its developers.
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