Guns of Icarus Online is the premier airship combat game. With a good ship and the right crew, you can conquer the skies!
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Very Positive (141 reviews) - 92% of the 141 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (10,709 reviews) - 94% of the 10,709 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 29, 2012

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May 23

Version 1.4.6 Release Notes

Editor’s Notes:

Welcome to 1.4.6, one of the biggest patches to hit Guns of Icarus, with the first new entirely new game mode - VIP - in a long while! VIP is tactical, but also thrilling and violent. It's been really exciting and rewarding for us, as we're finally able to take the mechanics we've been developing for Alliance and bring them back to Skirmish PvP. Not only do we have the new VIP mode, we also have a massive tutorial revamp, complete with voice over, more interactive scenarios, and final tests for players to earn higher medals and rewards. There's more! A new coupon system and friend referral bonuses are here to reward everyone who's been so instrumental in helping us grow the community. This isn’t the end of skirmish content either. As we speak, another game mode - Skyball - is being designed for the next patch. It is an entirely different and unique sky sport game coming FREE to all owners of Guns of Icarus. Get ready for some zany fun and more explosions and stay tuned!

New content:


New VIP Game Mode
You’ve gone out on your own to play this mode, and we’ve seen how much fun you all have.  We’ve connected with Tropo, Richard, and KitkatKitty the creator and organizers of the player run VIP matches to discover how your rules and nuances make the mode fun.  Score points by killing each team’s VIP.  If the VIP kills another VIP, you get bonus points!  First team to get the required points wins the match.  Important thing to note, the first ship on each team in the match lobby is designated as the VIP.  Plan accordingly!  There are 5 revised maps to play this hectic mode on with a set of achievements to boot.  Happy Hunting.

Alliance Sprung a Leak!!

While we’re deploying this morning, we misconfigured something…  And! All the first level costumes for Alliance are now in the game!  it’s not often that our mistakes have pure, unintended, and positive consequences. While we have to rework our progression for Alliance, we’re happy to announce that everyone in game is now gifted (accidentally :D) an Alliance custom free! Enjoy! If you so choose, the Alliance preorder is on our Steam store page, feel free to check it out.



New Tutorial
The best crew member is a crew who knows how to complete basic tasks on the ship.  This is why we’ve completely revamped our tutorial to ensure that new players can have a place on every ship.  It even offers mini-game challenges that even the experienced players can test the skills with and earn medals.  There are tutorials for all classes and each one is meticulously instructed by Captain Morrison via radio (just in case you crash the ship).  These revisions should offer a more in-depth yet concise, and highly engaging way to learn how to play the game.



New Friend Referral

Our players have gone out of their way to recruit, refer, and bring in an amazing number of friends, and it’s vital to the growth of our community. It’s the reason we have such great clans and upstanding players. To reward and push for more players to do the same, we’ve added in a referral system. On the main page you can click the “Review and Recruit” button to get your code and give it to friends. Once they redeem this code you and them will earn items, dyes, and exclusive titles! Each player can only be recruited once so make sure to grab your friends quickly and look for more.




New Coupon System
A new reward has been added into the game. Coupons! You’ll be able to receive these in the new friend referral feature and in other upcoming reward systems. These coupons will give you your choice of items from the store at a discount instead of simply being assigned a reward. Once you get one all you have to do is use the store and you will see your coupon applied on checkout.

New Workshop Items


Changes:
  • Anti-aliasing method is now stated in the options menu
  • Different animation for Character in customization window when zoomed in
  • Notification when a novice player’s class gets changed from pilot in non-novice matches
  • Increased character limit for notifications
  • Functionality of hold R and F to throttle forward and backward
  • Performance optimisation for multiple Flares
  • Bounty and bounty hunter scoring improvement
  • Different mechanics for Captain's recommendation spam filter (now works in a similar way like chat spam filter)
  • Disallow players to move to the other team via spectator in system-made lobby

Bugfixes:
  • Engine sound cuts off abruptly when changing direction
  • Match end screen gunner stat text overlaps
  • Match end screen effect out of borders
  • UI bug when you're inspecting a ship from a running lobby, but the lobby ended
  • Multiple notifications when AFK kicked
  • Clipping on top deck of Pyramidion
  • Seats misplaced on heavy guns after swapping them in practice mode
  • Floating smoke on Junker and Spire
  • Message saying guns are locked because player is in novice yet he isn't
  • All-weather Service Cap is missing the upper half of the model
  • Clan page text might get out of border
  • Display issue with hair 'Cropped Pixie'
  • Display issue with hair ‘Nihongami’
  • Dye confirmation UI element shows up when viewing another players’ load-out
  • Message saying guns are locked because player is in novice yet s/he isn't
  • Too long titles at match end screen
  • Ship type name cut off on match end screen
  • The size of gaps vary between the notches of the hull health
  • Hwacha fire animations missing occasionally

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May 20

Mayday Friday "A Very Important Person for You to Shoot"

Credit to  player jamesmokka who made this amazing piece of art.

The team has been hard as work squashing bugs, putting the final touches on, and finishing the last little bits onto skirmish 1.4.6. We're really excited to have everyone play VIP, recruit friends, and use enjoy our novices taught by the new tutorial.

At 3 pm eastern on https://www.twitch.tv/gunsoficarus where Howard, Matthew, Mikko, and Josie will be talking all about the new patch incoming your way hopefully next week.

Keep reading to see what the team has been working on and the player of the week

Mikko:
-7 Deadly ship image and event support
-General assistance the Sunday Community Skirmish, Chaos Skirmish Saturday, & Spread Your Wings
-Alliance keys/support
-General intermingling with the player base

Alex:
An assortment of small fixes to bugs and performance issues in Alliance.  Testing some rendering improvements on a wider variety of hardware and discovering the inevitable problems that they introduce.

Tom:
Various bug fixes, testing, and finishing up tutorials.

George:
Bug fixes, meetings, and finished up sound design test.

Matthew:
Some moderation work, bringing in our next round of CAs, and expanding testing to three days a week!

Our player of the week:
The-Doctor-
"This player is always focused on making sure every team has enough players even if it hurts their team. Excellent player."
"This player has helped me train quite a few new players in the game. Also this player is always more concerned about everyone else having fun than their own success."

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Reviews

“This indie gem is in fact funking awesome.”
Massively

“Those looking for a team-based challenge will find plenty to love with Guns of Icarus Online.”
Penny Arcade

“Guns of Icarus Online scratches a certain itch that few other games can reach.”
IGN

About This Game

Guns of Icarus Alliance Pre-order

Get early access to Guns of Icarus Alliance DLC before official release! To help us test and follow the development, please email us at feedback@musegames.com with your steam receipt. Help us make Alliance the best it can be!

Guns of Icarus Alliance is the PvE Expansion DLC and is now available for Pre-order. From a single pilot to as many as 16 players can unite in their battle for the wasteland, completing objectives in all new PvE/Co-op game modes like capturing cargo or destroying drilling platforms. You just need to grab your friends and go. Choose a faction and unlock their special costumes, weapons, and airships as each victory brings your faction one step closer to their ultimate goal of reshaping the world.

Guns of Icarus Online

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, VIP, 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

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows 7
    • Processor:2 GHz processor
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Intel HD3000, Nvidia GeForce GT8600 or equivalent
    • DirectX®:dx90c
    • Hard Drive:3 GB HD space
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    Minimum:
    • OS:Mac OS X 10.6
    • Processor:2 GHz processor
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Intel HD3000, Nvidia GeForce GT8600 or equivalent
    • Hard Drive:3 GB HD space
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    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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Bloomingseven
( 18.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
Steam punk air ship battles, thats all that needs to be said, and completly worth the 10 dollors
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NAZIFest_Hitler
( 30.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
Guns of Icarus, the only game where the tip box is the only reason you keep playing.
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JJdoodlebutt
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
iv found this game can be a fun cooperative game that is best played with friends for the best expierience in team work
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nickmiller107348
( 11.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
A cooperative experience that's fun to play with friends.
There is much in the world more exciting than battling dirigibles in the sky!
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Thanatos
( 26.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
This game rocks. They did such a good job you can feel the wind in your hair. Fly in a steampunk world how can you go wrong? Having live crew members works surprisingly well and the ships are elegant. Definately try this one, maybe i'll see you on my Wendigo!
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Trixie (Jish)
( 111.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
This game is amazing! I have over 100 hours into it and would totally recommend it if you enjoy team based game play with an amazing sounds track!
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Ironskeliton
Posted: May 24
this game is prity fun
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BobDoleReigns
Posted: May 24
Edited: pending hotfix...
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Astigadigs
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Really fun
great to play with friends

really all about teamwork

community is nice to noobs
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{HxT} TreeTrunk
Posted: May 23
One of those 'just 1 more match' games. Very fun and rewarding with so much depth in weaponry and ship customisation. Applying yourself to communicate effectively is essential.

When you buy this game and start it up, click on the 'referrals' button on the bottom right and apply my referral code for extra in-game rewards: nNMlPg
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Richie Tenanbaum
( 8.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
The only game with a steampunk motiff that isn't over the top and ♥♥♥♥ing ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥.

and it's fun.
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Dawg
( 83.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Guns of Icarus is an INSANE game!!! I absolutely love it!
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jjbonks2
( 21.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
This game is great. Get it.
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Patches The Wolf
Posted: May 23
Before I start my review im just going to say I just bought this not too long ago and only have 13 hours, But besides that people are saying you need freinds to play this game, And yes, It would be nice to already have freinds to play with, But for me its been a nice way to make new freinds. So no worries! :) Anyways I find this game very fun and just couldnt stop playing.
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KILLER MEMESTAR
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Product received for free
this is awful
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Puds
( 74.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Its a Great game when you have a Mic and a Good team, And a ok game if you dont, But i Loved this and im definatly buying Guns Of Icarus Alliance :D
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Qigor
Posted: May 23
Awesome to play with friends!
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JaCoB
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
The games is pretty much dead R.I.P their are like 3 servers
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
23 of 24 people (96%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
38.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
Guns of Icarus Online is set 300 hundred years after a long conflict for resources. During this conflict, humanity has squandered any resources that would have taken them forward and have fallen back on the steel from the past. Using this steel they craft airships to travel the land for resources and trade.

Before joining the battles, you first need to choose your role. You can choose among being an engineer, gunner and pilot. Each role is able to equip 3 role specific items and 1 item for the other two roles. This allows you to be both proficient at your role and help out with the other roles, if need be.

Each crew is made of 4 players and any of them can chose be the captain and bring their ship to the table. The ships can be customized with various weapons including mortars, flak cannons, gatling guns and even a flamethrower. Not only does it matter where you damage enemy ship but also what type of weapon you use to deal the damage.

This is where the strategic elements come from. As the captain/pilot you need select the best weapons and ship to suite your play style. The gunner needs to know what type of ammo to use for each gun for maximum effect. The engineer needs to prioritize what parts of the ship to repair or build first to keep it running.

It has a distinct steam-punk theme to it. The ships are made of steel girders with steel plating as armor and are kept afloat by giant balloons. As ships parts begin to take damage they start smoking and eventually stop working. When a ship is destroyed, it violently explodes and showers the ground with its various parts. The soundtrack has a good mix of simple melodies for the menus and thumping drum beats for the battles. The guns all sound very hard hitting, yet they all have very distinct sounds to them.

Overall I was impressed by Guns of Icarus. Not only does it break the mold by not being a high octane shooter but it manages to blend action and simulation. It manages to be light enough to jump in for a couple rounds and deep enough to keep you playing for hours.
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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 6
Came for steam-punk ship battles
Stayed for the witty tip box
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
178.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 30
Strangely addicting game that takes alot of teamwork to have your ship run smoothly. I was a bit confused by all of the different voice and text chats when I first started playing but they are very helpful once you figure them out. There is a text chat for your ship crew, your team, and then the full lobby. You also have voice chat for the entire lobby or your crew. The community is generally nice. Id suggest adding people you enjoyed playing with as a friend pretty quickly so you can join games with people you know are reliable. Pretty easy to pick up the mechanics, and most people will try to help explain the game to you.

People have joked that Guns should be called "Game of Lobbies". Yes the matchmaking can take a while, but the amount of active players seems to hover around 250 to 350.
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: May 1
This is my first ever steam review

- I find myself on a ship next to 3 physco murders staring at me telling me to fix their ♥♥♥♥. I forget what happened in the rest of the game because I was so puzzled of my teamate screaming about his ♥♥♥♥♥ being numb.

-I then end up in lobby where 3 American alpha males talking about their masturbation stratergies, they ask me to join. We then end up starting the game and this time i understand.

-A small man wearing a top hat is sat next to me and he tells me to sit on the turret, I then spray down the hell out of the ship to the right and the whole team screams "♥♥♥♥ YEAH!".

-To this day I still don't know what i'm doing on this game and I still haven't found my parents
Please call: 0121 6969 7566 now to help the cause of me finding my parents.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
89.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 20
Quality game, great concept, near-perfect execution.

Guns of Icarus Online is one of the greatest games I have ever played and has had me captivated from the very beginning. With the right ship and a crew you can depend on, you'll go far.

Another thing I love about this game is how diverse the community is. I've played with other people from around the world with minimal lag and have tons of fun meeting people from Russia, Western Europe, and other places.

10/10
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
I recommend this game. Its a great game to play with friends. I do think you can enjoy this game alone though. Its a very team oriented game though, so be prepared to be cooperative. It consists of three main roles, The Captain, The Gunner, And The Engineer.

The Captain is self explanatory, this is the person that is most likly going to be screaming commands at you through the build-in voice chat.

The Gunner is your main offensive, they are the one's that man the guns most of the time. They mainly control the damage that is put out on the enemy.

The Engineer is probably one of the most important roles, this is the person that makes sure the ship doesnt blow up. They are in charge of repairing anything and everything at once.

I have a lot of fun with this game, and I think you could too.

I give this game a 10/10

<3
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1,174.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 13
Long over due review of this game. I'm a fan, with over a thousand hours log playing this game; I guess you could make the argument I like it a lot. High learning curve (won't find auto aim here kids), demanding team effort, and most of all fun; makes for rewarding game play. Game is not without it's short comings, it has a tight-nit community, small but dedicated. Pros: trolls, griefers, and all around abusive people don't last long and get frosty welcomes... Cons: it does at certain times of the day take a few minutes to get a match going. Also you might find yourself on a team of low experienced players as the other team gets a little stacked, but hey, the real fun is in the challenge. Get salty, get back in the game, and get revenge! ...

Lastly, just want to shout out to Muse games for sticking with it and staying dedicated to their vision; Alliance is looking beautiful, can't wait . Two thumbs up!
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
12.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
This game is amazing if you have a mic. you will meet people who you will become good friends from it. you learn about all the new deseases like 'sky herpiese' and air borne climidia. this is the best team based game there is i highly recommend it to anyone with a mic.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
152.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 20
Great gameplay, great community, great developers. What's not to like?
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 20
Once, i was walking in the park, i saw 2 guys kissing. That was the gayest thing i had ever seen, unitl i played gun of icarus online.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
Ships, big guns, and engineers being yelled at. Truly a great simulation of working aboard a blimp.
P.S.: the tip box needs to win an award for being nice
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
Hands down the most under rated game i've played in a while! Loving the mechanics and gameplay!
Well worth the 6.99!
also i would mention they have the best customer service i've ever seen.
Would buy again!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
22.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 15
This game is fantastic. You're driving boats in the sky with guns trying to murder other boats in the sky with guns. Stuff catches fire and you get to spray stuff on it to put the fire out. Stuff breaks and you just hit it with a hammer until it works again. Within a minute of the match starting your crew becomes family and you just want to hammer the balloon, engines, and guns long enough, hard enough, and fast enough to keep your family from dying.


10/10 would hit everything with a hammer to fix it and fire machine guns all day, every day.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 19
Such an amazing,fast paced masterpiece, everybody has a job you have to be part of it, if you dont be a good mechanic your ship goes down, bad pilot? you explode, its such a great game and highly reccomend it!! 10/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
One of my favorite games of all time! I recomend this to anyone who is a lover of steampunk!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
Really fun game, with a great art style. I love it! The gameplay is really fun too, but the bot AI is a little wonky. Other than that, awesome game!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 20
I only have ONE problem with this game... I get 10-15 FPS whether on Ultra or the Lowest possible settings EVEN AT 480p. If you don't have a good processor... THIS GAME IS UNPLAYABLE. I mean, the GTX 470 is nothing special, but I got the EXACT SAME performance at high at 1600x900 as I did on the lowest settings at 480p.

you need a decent processor for this, and frankly this PC is too old for an upgrade without changing parts (FM2)

I got a refund for it because it is unplayable, and frankly relies a little bit too much on other people communicating... WHICH THEY WON'T ♥♥♥♥ING DO!

Anyways, good game but bad experience.

Give it a chance though, maybe your processor is better than this 2 core piece of ♥♥♥♥.

(Also, this is my temporary rig, I have a FX-8320 and GTX 480 in my main PC, but its HDD died and I cannot put this non-sata drive in that PC)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
This is one of the best games I have ever played,It is so amazingly addictive.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
22.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
Good game. Very fun play style and plenty to grow on. The game community is not very big and match making can be hard. They should Kick Start a second game and expand on this idea. As is though fun, worth the $10.
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