Guns of Icarus Online ist ein Luftkampfspiel erster Klasse. Mit einem guten Schiff und der richtigen Crew werden Sie den Himmel erobern!
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Veröffentlichung: 29. Okt. 2012

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"A really unique multiplayer game involving 4 man crews battling each other in airships. Each crew member must perform different tasks. Communicate!"
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Reviews

“Dieses Independent-Kleinod ist erschreckend fantastisch.”
Massively

“Wer nach einer team-basierter Herausforderung sucht, der wird mit Guns of Icarus Online viel Spaß haben...”
Penny Arcade

“Guns of Icarus Online trifft genau in die Lücke, die andere Spiele bislang nicht getroffen haben.”
IGN

Kürzlich aktualisiert

v1.3.6 Update is now live! With community features such as clan and events, as well as ship customizations (figureheads, deck themes, decals, and paints), a new tutorial, and more!

The full release notes here: http://gunsoficarus.com/blog/1-3-6-update/

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Über dieses Spiel

Hop aboard a steampunk airship with friends and play as Gunner, Engineer, or Pilot. Gun down dirigibles, repair your way out of danger, pilot the ship into combat. Are you a decisive Captain or dutiful Crew? Teamwork is required to survive the skies of the premier airship combat game: GUNS OF ICARUS ONLINE!

Raising the stakes on team-based PvP combat with an emphasis on strategic competition and truly cooperative play, Guns of Icarus Online is the best airship-to-airship combat game that’s all about teamwork, tactics, and fast-paced action. With a good ship and the right crew, you can conquer the skies!

Key Features


  • Richly crafted steampunk/dieselpunk-inspired world
  • Genre-busting gameplay with strategy, navigation, shooter, and time-management elements
  • Pick a role to suit your play style: Pilot, Gunner, or Engineer
  • Choose your airship and its weaponry to execute the perfect strategy as a Captain
  • Form a group with up to 3 other friends and crew a ship together
  • Integrated voice chat keeps you in constant contact with your teammates
  • Diverse ship classes and tons of weapons to choose from with realistic flight and projectile physics
  • Massive air battles with up to 32 players in a match
  • Multiple game modes including Deathmatch, King of the Hill, and Crazy King
  • Rise in the ranks! Earn titles and cosmetic items as you progress
  • Achievement system fully integrated with Steam achievements
  • Balanced, competitive matches reward strategic, skillful play, not level grinding
  • Show off your style with a wide range of cosmetic options in the in-game store with an amazing dye system
  • Support Workshop for hats, goggles, and ship decals
  • 1st person and 3rd person camera modes
  • Custom games with spectator mode for streaming and tournament play

Systemvoraussetzungen

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • Betriebssystem:Windows 7
    • Prozessor:2 GHz Prozessor
    • Speicher:2 GB RAM
    • Grafik:Grafikkarte mit 256 MB VRAM
    • DirectX®:dx90c
    • Festplatte:3 GB HD frei
    • Andere Anforderungen:Breitband-Internetverbindung
    Minimum:
    • Betriebssystem:Mac OS X 10.6
    • Prozessor:2 GHz Prozessor
    • Speicher:2 GB RAM
    • Grafik:Grafikkarte mit 256 MB VRAM
    • Festplatte:3 GB HD frei
    • Andere Anforderungen:Breitband-Internetverbindung
    Minimum:
    • OS:Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, 32-bit (Linux machine configuration not supported)
    • Processor:Dual-core 2 GHz
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Intel HD3000, Nvidia GeForce GT8600 or equivalent, supporting Shader Model 3 equivalent
    • Hard Drive:3 GB HD space
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
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33 von 34 Personen (97%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
28.9 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 30. Oktober 2014
Guten Tag,
Guns of Icarus Online ist ein echt geiles spiel... ich hab es mir hauptsächlich gekauft wegen den luftschiffen und weils im angebot war wurde aber keinesfalls enttäuscht. Teamplay ist vorrausgesetzt in diesem spiel. Für den einzelgänger ist das nichts aber es lohnt sich für jeden der ein bisschen zusammenarbeiten will. habt ihr die richtige crew und ein gutes schiff(ein schlechtes schiff zu haben ist fast unmöglich) knallt ihr alles weg. Grafik und Sound sind auch echt gut. Das Spiel bekommt von mir eine klare Kaufempfehlung
Viel spaß damit ^^
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706 von 735 Personen (96%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
714.9 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 24. Oktober 2014
This game taught me one thing: Metacritic score is bullcr@p! It's an absolute gem with more than 95% of the reviews being positive, and what score do the critics give? 62/100? Are you serious?

Yes, it's still not as polished as TF2, let's say. Yes, it's somehow harder to wrap around it, to understand the mechanics (rather unique). Yes, there are bugs and there is an in-game store (purchases are purely cosmetic - like other games like TF2, CS:GO, DOTA2, etc.). But the GAMEPLAY is amazing.

You'll definetly need a microphone. You'll need good communication skills and hope to get an experienced captain (or become one). And then, you're set to go. It's loads of fun and it's worth it, both your time and money.

Play as one of these three classes : navigator (captain) - one per ship; engineer or gunner. Four guys on the same ship (captain's choice) form a crew. You'll repair and rebuild components, you'll shoot down other ships or just speed past them, you'll flank, you'll use flamethrowers and mines, you'll develop strategies with your allies and have the time of your life doing so. Even if you lose, cause defeat IS imminent. But when you taste the success, oh it will be SWEET!

I see people giving negative reviews, but they've played for 1 or 2 hours. It took me 1 hour to finish the tutorial and 2-3 more hours to understand the game playing novice games. Yes, if there's no communication between crew, it's just a game where you run on the deck, hit things with your wrench and put out fires. The whole thing comes alive when you're communicating, when you're making strategies. It's that thrill when you're an engineer and your haul is down, but instead of repairing it you take the cannon and shoot the enemy, knowing you'll be able to bring him down first. It's that split-second decision that makes it thrilling. It's that pre-buffing that you put on your weapon that makes the difference. It's that able stearing that lets you evade or flank, hide just enough to repair or get on your enemy's blind spot with a flamethrower. And yes, you won't understand all these things after 3-4 hours of playing. There's a learning curve, but in the end it's worth it!

Also, people complaining about the "latest" Matchmaking system - it has been changed. Developers are trying to listen to the players and the community is fun and friendly (for the most part).

Some later edits:
1. Don't buy this game for your 4yo son / daughter. It actually requires some maturity and sense of responsability to be played. Please, just don't. Rather play it yourself.
2. NO SPEAK ENGLISH - NO GOOD! Find someone that speaks your language to play with, don't jump into a random ship with people who can't understand you and who you can't understand and start wondering why you're losing all the matches.
3. Respect more experienced players. If you're level 1-7, and all the enemy ships are high-level, you might lose the game for your team. It's frustrating for you and is frustrating for your teammates. Try to hop into balanced games for the best experience.
4. Just wanted to say last Satuday I had the best time I've ever had on my computer, and it was playing this game. If you manage to make some friends in-game, chances are you'll bump into cool and funny guys. It's both the in-game jokes and the funny, weird ship-loadouts and strategies that shouldn't work yet they do that will make you not to want to go to bed (even if it's 5AM and you're working the next day).
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5 von 5 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
9.3 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 7. November 2014
+ gutes co-op gameplay
+ gute atmosphäre
+ Luftschiffe
+ gute Steuerung

- sehr schlechte Menüführung
- relativ geringer Umfang
- teilweise eher mittelmäßiges matchmaking, aber noch verkraftbar
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5 von 5 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
186.3 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 22. Januar
Guns of Icarus ist sehr zu empfehlen, für Spieler die auf Teamplay aus sind. Es bietet viele verschiedene Möglichkeiten ein Match für sich zu entscheiden. Ob Fernkampf oder Nahkampf .... man kann es sich zusammenschustern wie man es auch immer haben möchte. Falls jemand trotz alledem meint einen auf Einzelgänger oder Koleriker zu machen, der trifft hier auf eine Felswand. Diese Personen sollten sich lieber in anderen Spielen aufhalten.

Auch die Aktivität der Spielemacher (Dev´s) lässt nicht lange auf sich warten. Jeden Mittwoch und Donnerstag kann man gegen die Dev´s spielen und sich (falls man gewinnt) einen Gegenstand aus dem Shop kostenlos verdienen!

Da wir jetzt schon bei dem Stichwort "Shop" angelangt sind denken sich bestimmt viele: "Oh nein nicht schon wieder ein Pay to win Game!" Diese Aussage trifft nicht auf die Tatsachen der Realität zu. Im Shop sind nur kosmetische Inhalte auf zu finden. Das heißt Klartext: Kleidung; Shiffzubehör und Farben!

So und jetzt noch zum letzten Punkt in diesem Review.....die Grafik. Ja hierzu kann ich nur sagen dass "Guns of Icarus" mit einer schönen und detaillierten Darstellung aller Schiffe inklusive der Waffe und der Umgebung überzeugt. Wenn man auf einem der sechs Luftschiffe steht, fühlt man (zumindest ich) sich sofort in diese Atmosphäre mit einbezogen. Der Druck, der in einer Schlacht auf einen wartet lastet auf einem. Man weiß ganz genau dass wenn einer seinen Job nicht richtig macht, dass das Schiff untergehen wird.

Fazit: Dieses Spiel ist einfach nur zu empfehlen!!!

P.s.: Ich hoffe ich konnte euch mit diesem Review weiterhelfen. Desweiteren wünsche ich euch viel Spaß und fallls ihr Guns of Icarus spielt, noch ein frohes Abschlachten. Vielleich trifft man sich ja mal ;)
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4 von 4 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
149.1 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 9. November 2014
One of the very few shooters I enjoy playing. Stunningly atmospheric game! Must-buy for fans of the Steampunk theme.
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3 von 3 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
17.2 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 6. Dezember 2014
Ein Tolles Spiel mit freunden .. ein kompllet neues Genre
Ich hoffe sie bauen es noch weiter aus !
Der Preis ist absolut OK !!

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2 von 2 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
36.1 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 8. März
Ist GUT !

Das muss reichen !
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1 von 1 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
52.3 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 29. November 2014
Geniales Koop-Game!
Hier ist viel zusammenarbeit gefragt um feindliche Luftschiffe aus dem Himmel zu holen.

Genau richtig für Leute die ein "neues" Koop Spiel für sich und 3 Freunde suchen. Es können auch bis zu 15 Freunde mit einem spielen, dann aber auf 4 Schiffen aufgeteilt.

Nur zu empfehlen!
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1 von 1 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
24.3 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 24. Februar
Sieht auf jeden Fall interessant aus. Mal was anderens als die vielen Military Shooter .

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509 von 556 Personen (92%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
2 Personen fanden dieses Review lustig
72.5 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 20. Oktober 2014
This game actually requires teamwork and communication, what were the developers thinking.

10/10
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658 von 763 Personen (86%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
2 Personen fanden dieses Review lustig
17.8 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 12. Oktober 2014
This will be the day you will always remember as the day you ALMOST- *ship explodes*
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301 von 352 Personen (86%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
3 Personen fanden dieses Review lustig
21.1 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 14. November 2014
It's like Pirates of the Carribbean but with russians and guns.
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107 von 109 Personen (98%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
840.1 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 20. Dezember 2014
Before I begin, let me clear a few misconceptions that are common in the negative reviews:

"♥♥♥♥ the micro-transactions in a $15 game."
The in-game store only sells cosmetic items such as costumes and ship decorations. You cannot gain an in-game advantage by paying $$$. Half of the catalog can be earned without paying real money by levelling up your classes and doing achievements.

"Long waiting times in lobby, takes forever to find/start a match"
This problem has been solved in the latest patch with the addition of an actual matchmaking system. The lobby now has a time limit.

"This game requires voice chat."
There is a voice and signal command system accessed by pressing the V key that allows you to give a variety of commands spoken by voice actors. Voice chat is no longer required, especially if you are an Engineer or Gunner as you most of the time you receive commands instead of giving them.

"New players are stomped by experienced players."
True. However there are new player-only matches that cannot be entered by experienced players. New players are automatically put into these matches, although they may opt out of them. Also, the new matchmaking system is effective in avoiding stomp matches as long as there are enough players online.

"Balanced matches are hard to find."
This problem has been solved in the latest patch with the addition of an actual matchmaking system, except when there are less than 50 players online.

"Poor graphics."
It's actually quite good for Unity graphics. There is 12x AA, water reflections, real-time shadows, dynamic lighting and a post-processing filter available.

"Laggy FPS."
This is usually caused by unexpected bugs in new patches that are quickly fixed.

"Laggy Ping."
Low ping is not required to play this game since it is not a twitch shooter. I live in Hong Kong and regularly play with no issues on US servers (150ms ping) and EU servers (200ms+ ping).

"Huge rebalancing between patches."
The latest patch contains the first major buff for any weapon in months.

"Shallow game, no strategy or skill required."
This is like saying Counter-Strike is shallow and requires no strategy or skill because it is a game about shooting back at enemies on de_dust2. In fact Guns of Icarus not only has a lot of high-level strategic depth, it also gives many opportunities for players to show off and excel with their mechanical skills. Examples of high-level play include ship positioning, flanking, ship loadouts, and min/maxing of engineering efficiency and gun damage. Examples of mechanical skills include engineering parkour tricks, reactionary piloting, and using hard-to-aim or long-range guns.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xK9hOU92chE


The game's long-time competitive community (going all the way back to beta) is a testament to the depth that this game actually has.

"Lack of new gameplay content."
Mostly true only for the PvP mode. In the latest patch two new 2v2 maps have been introduced. There is plenty of new cosmetic content every patch. A co-op mode where you fight AI ships is in the works for 2015 and has already been demoed in September at PAX 2014.

"Game gets boring."
If you like the game, appreciate its strategic depth, play with the mindset of improving yourself or simply find and play with friends, you'll discover this game's longevity in the same way people have played Counter-Strike or DotA for a decade.

"The community is horrible."
This question needs to be answered in two parts: trolls and the actual community:

1) Trolls are introduced every time this game is on sale. Since they only buy the game to troll around, they leave after a week or two to troll the next multiplayer game on sale.

2) I won't deny that a sizeable portion of this community is made up of largely veterans, or that a precious few veterans can get extremely elitist, abusive and salty towards new players. However these people are quite rare and are drowned out by a mass of helpful and friendly players that are happy to help cooperative newbies.

"The game is dead (no one playing)."
http://steamcharts.com/app/209080
This game can hit 500 concurrent players on weekends without sales. Weekday numbers peak at around 300. Most players play in American and European timezones.

"No Australian servers."
This is true because the "Oceania" server is actually located in Singapore (lol wtf devs) and the cost of renting servers in Australia is too much for the small indie studio that developes Guns of Icarus. However, low ping is not required to play this game, and there is a sizeable population of Australian players, including an entire clan (Sacrilege).

"No co-op/VS bots mode."
This is in the works for 2015. The co-op mode has already been demoed at PAX 2014 as recently as September. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACr0aUNSXoY

Now for the review:

What should I know before playing: This game requires a lot of teamwork. Individual skill is rarely enough to win a match. Not listening to the captain's order or recommendations, running around the ship instead of cooperating with your fellow crew and leaving your allies to die while you try and fly past the edge of the map is not fun for anyone. It will only cause your ship to die over and over again while your team loses in five minutes.

This game has a steep learning curve (except flamethrowers, lol.) While most of the game's basic knowledge can be grasped within a few matches, the intricacies of piloting, the efficiencies of engineering and the specifics of gunning will take you many deaths and many losses to get good at. Very few people have truly mastered everything the game has to offer even with thousands of matches in game.


What's really good in this game: The requirement for teamwork combined with the setting and competitiveness of airships haphazardly wrecking each other makes for some truly magical highlight moments, as well as providing an environment that fosters communication and encourages friendships.

The game's high skill ceiling allows for continuous self improvement. It feels great to discover something new about the game, learn ways of maximising the efficiency of your ship, or find out how to beat a specific strategy and apply this knowledge in the next matches you play. As you cleverly circle into a Pyramidion's blind spot while you maintain your gun arcs, you smile as your recall how, once upon a time, you didn't know how to accelerate or decelerate.

JK it isn't that romantic. In reality you'll just suffocate yourself laughing while you crush an enemy ship into a building as your teammate is burning them into a crisp.

The huge amount of possible combinations of ships and weapons makes sure that, most of the time, no two consecutive matches will have the exact same ships in play. Also, you can experiment with new load outs or strategies and feel awesome when they work.


What's meh: Dealing with unresponsive teammates. In game that relies so heavily on teamwork, having crew members that refuse to change classes, take stupid loadouts and then steal the gunner's gun can get extremely frustrating.

Crazy King. Due to the large size of maps and unfamiliar mechanics, Crazy King games are either stomps when one team has captains that don't know how to play the mode, or drag into long stall-fests when both teams are tryharding.

Flamethrowers. Playing with flamethrowers is easy but playing against them is needlessly frustrating for new players. Fortunately flamethrowers are disabled in newbie lobbies and flamers are easily hard countered with the correct knowledge.

Analogy using another game: FTL, but your crew are real people.

Would I recommend: 11/10 would fly again, especially once you make some in-game friends.

There is simply no where else to get Guns of Icarus Online's unique blend of teamwork, strategy, airship flying and crazy highlight moments.
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187 von 216 Personen (87%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
2.2 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 12. Oktober 2014
Addictive, fun and nice community just wish it had a single player campaign... The idea behind it is awesome just think I would be fun exploring more of the world...
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196 von 238 Personen (82%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
14.5 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 6. November 2014
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I Like:
+ unique co-op experience
+ nice soundtrack
+ steampunk airships rock
+ distinct class roles

I Dont Like:
- shallow gameplay barely evolves
- weak graphics
- lags

Guns of Icarus Online takes place after a large war which has run the earth barren. Humanity has developed technology which allows them to traverse the skies in airships.
They do so seeking resources and trade to protect their livelihood. Rising from the ashes of a ruined planet, humanity has split into factions each with their own views, rules and aesthetic style. Ranging from the Mercantile Guild – seeking material gain, but never forgetting their origins – to the Arashi League – living in the harshest of environments, forced to co-operate with eachother.

From sluggish flying fortresses to scrappy little vessels, each of the different airships you can pick from have their own distinct visual design, deck layout and maneuvering capabilities. Captains can customize the loadouts for different gun stations on their ship with a nice assortment of weaponry ranging from harpoons, flamethrowers, and machineguns to cannons and rocket launchers.
Beyond their armament slots, the unique ship designs are a blast to work on and around in battle. You'll climb scaffolding to hop into a gun station, run below deck to make crucial repairs, and even precariously balance along tail rudders to reach engine propellers.
Figuring out the location of key systems on each ship and the quickest ways to access them is crucial, and running around to frantically fix damage as you're bombarded by incoming fire delivers a particularly panic-stricken thrill.

Captain: Tasked with keeping the crew working smoothly, piloting the ship and handling the strategic aspects for the entire crew. this is one of the most demanding yet rewarding classes to choose. If you’ve got a mic and are willing to work with the team, you’ll do great with this class.

Gunner: Pretty much explains itself to be honest. Your job is to transfer as much ordinance into the enemy ships as possible. While all the crew are important, without actually attacking the enemy it renders other tasks moot.

Engineer: Backbone of a ship, you need to keep a flying Junker aloft long enough for the rest of your crew to do their job and you will find yourself scuttling around hitting machines with your trusty wrench to keep them repaired, You’ll also chances to fire some shots off between repairs so the a few kills are not beyond your ability.

Guns of Icarus Online is full of gorgeous scenic maps which have a sort of desolate, forlorn beauty to them. Vast spanning desert, littered with scrap, surrounded by dust clouds and sandstorms. Craggy peaks protruding out of rough oceans, washed blue with lightning.
A desolate city, crumbling from disuse. The variety is excellent and the sky-boxes are just as good. Piercing blue skies contrasting the yellow-orange deserts.
Grey skylines erupting in shards of blue lightning. All of this is accompanied by a wonderfully orchestrated soundtrack which only drives to accentuate the scenic views.
The ships themselves almost contrast the beauty of the maps in their scrap-like appearance, making great use of rusted reds, browns and dull greys.

Firing weapons sound like they should and you’ll quickly cringe in fear as your ships hull takes damage. The crackling of fire after an enemy flamer pass will quickly send you scurrying to put them out and the drum beats guiding you into battle will prepare you for the fury to come. All I can really say is it all works great.

While it can be touted as its biggest strength, it’s also its biggest weakness. The fact co-operation is absolutely required can often put you in the situation where you need to play with random players. While the majority of the community is a pleasure to deal with, you often-times run across people without microphones and sometimes bad eggs. This is normal for any game, but when co-operation is such a big thing, it stings a bit more.

Guns of Icarus Online is a great example of a co-op game and does plenty of things right. There aren’t really any comparable games, but it does what it does and it does it well. If you’re looking for a fun co-op romp with friends this is definitely one to look at.


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89 von 95 Personen (94%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
2,070.5 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 15. November 2014
A GoI-Veterans Impression

As you can tell by looking at the 4 digit number above this post, this game has entertained for quite some time already and I will likely stick to it a while longer. The learning curve for Guns of Icarus is quite steep, but once you get the hang on it you will be able to enjoy the tactical depth and the rich variety this game has got to offer to its full extend. I for one can state that Guns of Icarus is the best game I've ever played since I've picked up videogaming about two decades ago.

I think what I like most about this title is the strong Teamplay focus. Guns of Icarus encourages you to run the ship like a well oiled machine by coordinating yourself with your fellow crewmates. As communication is the key to success in this game, a large fraction of the player base talks via microphone or is at least active in text-chat. As everyone on your ship is forced to play WITH you for the better or the worse, tips and gameplay-relevant info is commonly shared through these channels. Perhaps as a result of this GoIO has got the friendliest and most communicative game-community I've ever encountered.

Another aspect I really like about this game is the rich variety of loadout option you've got for your ships. Right from the start everyone has got access to a large arsenal of ships and weapons which can be combined by the captains as they see fit. Depending on your own fleets loadouts and the enemy fleet you encounter, you have have to adjust your playstyle, which ensures the game stays interesting in the long run. Sometimes the best way to engage an enemy is a straight rush to their position to force them into close and personal brawl engagements. In other Situations such tactics are doomed to fail and you might want to to stay back isntead as you've got the upperhand on mid or long range engagements. Sometimes it's a good choice to pick weapons which allow to kill your opponents as quick as possible. In other situations you might want to mix in a ship which is really good at taking out key components like weapons or balloons instead, even if this implies it isn't as good at delivering the killing blow.

To enjoy Guns of Icarus you will need to be able to understand spoken english. As mentioned previously, communication is a key-element of this game and english is the lingua franca. There are a few sub communities which speak different languages, but if you want to hop into the game without previously setting something up, it's very unlikely you will find a ship which is filled with french/german/russian speaking people.
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98 von 108 Personen (91%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
2 Personen fanden dieses Review lustig
41.5 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 15. November 2014
Metacritic score can suck it. This game is great.
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867 von 1,217 Personen (71%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
3 Personen fanden dieses Review lustig
53.2 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 30. Oktober 2014
Put all flamethrowers on a ship, and called it the Jew Burner. Got banned for 7 days. 9/11
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86 von 96 Personen (90%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
700.1 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 28. Oktober 2014
Where to begin?! Well lets start with, this game is PvP orientated, but, levels mean nothing, just how much experience you have, the kit everyone has access to is all the same, it's just how well you use it that counts!
The biggest part of using your kit, is team work!
Each ship can have a crew of 4 people, Pilot who is often the captain and three crew members (2 engineers and a gunner) and its the crews job to keep that ship up, Voice comms is pretty much a must, unless you're an awesome typist or learn the ingame key bindings! Then there is the added bonus, team captains can communicate in battle, allowing for battle tactics to be planned out!
This means more ofen than not, clans will dominate the game due to using the same tactics, discussed before the battle. There is no OP weapon or OP ship, just Team work and good communications! If someone is dieing too quick, someone was doing something wrong, or people were not communicating well! Remember, too much communication can be a bad thing too sometimes! :)

The best part of it all, the community is mostly awesome guys and girls with very few bad eggs. Often the bad eggs are solo players who don't like to play their part, or want all the credit and as you can imagine, they'll not get far in this game! :o

My personal experience in this game, I started as an engineer as it's often needed and reletively easy to pick up, but during one battle our ship captain went afk so I took the helm while our main engineer gave me an emergency flight school, in the middle of a fire fight! The fight was tough, tensions were high on all our team as I learnt my way around the helm of someone elses ship, but in the end, we succeeded! We played two more rounds together that night and now, thanks to that one guy, I have about 8 people who request me to pilot ships for them and their friends to be the final componant of a good crew! Last night by request to be a pilot of the crew and we had a 7 match win streak out of 8 matches! A captain is nothing without his crew, so don't treat 'em mean!

The gameplay mechanics take a bit of learning! Read through the tutorials carefully and don't be scared to let your crew know you're new and may needs tips when you come to join fights! You'll be surprised how many people will go out of their way to teach new players how to do well!

Would I recommend this game?
Why are you not playing it already?!

Stop twiddling those thumbs lad! There's a war to be won! Pack your goggles and bow-tie, Pick up that spanner, hammer and spyglass! It's time for some adventures! Tales of daring do! Tally Ho!
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94 von 109 Personen (86%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
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499.6 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 20. Oktober 2014
GoIO is one of the few games to actually understand what teamwork is. You play as part of an airships crew, where each member of the crew have their own abilities and specializations, this requires constructive communication rather than the usual standard for "multiplayer games" of lexicological abhorrence.
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