Guns of Icarus Online is the premier airship combat game. With a good ship and the right crew, you can conquer the skies!
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (5,286 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 29, 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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October 27

Guns of Icarus On Sale for Charity!


Hey Everyone!

We've just started our 2 year anniversary sale where 20% of all sales will go to one of 4 charities.

We're now 75% off to help us drive sales and get some good money to some great causes.

Those charities will earn a percentage based on how well their youtube Champions do in the upcoming tournament.

To keep an eye on how the battles and charities are going check out http://gunsoficarus.com/anniversary-charity-tournament/

We'll keep you updated on the latest battles and big earnings!

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October 27

Version 1.3.8 Hotfix Release Notes

Our Charity Webpage is live and you can keep up to date on the casters records and winnings for some great causes.

With the introduction of Matchmaking we fundamentally changed how the game is played. We appreciate all the feedback we received and will continue doing our best to improve the system in every way we can. If you’d like to share your thoughts and experiences the best way to contact us is by email at feedback@musegames.com.

Changes:
-Your current level is now linked to your name in chat so you can show off your level in global, clan, and match chat.
-Match levels are no longer shown except for the ship you are currently on. Since player level doesn’t often show a good snapshot of player skill nor balance; to reduce confusion we’ve stopped showing player levels on other ships as the system bases balance on your hidden glicko rating.
-Rematch will now always scramble from matchmade matches. We’ve added back in the ability to swap ships between sides so each team has to agree to refight the same battle.

Fixes:
-Velcro is gone!
-Changes pilot, gunner, and engineer to crew and captain to reflect ship roles better in matchmaker.
-Low quality textures on allied ships on match end screen.
-Invisible wall on Canyon.
-Misplaced wind on low altitude in 3v3 Firnfeld.
-Unable to see allies on respawn map.
-Ghost ship on map
-Ship unable to spawn
-Ships spawning in the same location inside of one another
-Match start timer disappearing
-Win/Lose streak display bug
-Can now click on player names in crew form.
-Arbitrary insta-gib rams removed
-Smoke particles have returned
-Achievements linked to Water Hazard and Fight on Firnfeld now work on 2v2 and 3v3
-text no longer overlaps if too many friends are in the same match
-Gunning AI crew no longer disappearing on Squid

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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

Just Updated

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/

Community Events

Here are a list of ongoing and upcoming community events hosted by players and Muse Games!

Weekly:

  • Fireside Chat with Devs on Fridays at 3pm EST (http://www.twitch.tv/gunsoficarus)
  • Fight the Devs Hour! In game on Tuesday and Thursdays at 1pm EST (watch global chat for password and win cosmetic items if you beat the devs!)
  • Leviathan Seasonal Battles every weekend (sign up on the forums http://bit.ly/LeviathanSeasonal)
  • Sunday Rumble on Sundays at 3pm EST (sign up on the forums and look for latest Sunday Rumble thread http://bit.ly/GunsForumCommunity)

Upcoming:
  • Support Your Local Aerodome! Tournament starting Feb 8 (sign ups here http://bit.ly/SupportAerodome)

About This Game

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 costumes and cosmetic options in the in-game store with an amazing dye system
  • 1st person and 3rd person camera modes
  • Custom games with spectator mode for streaming and tournament play

System Requirements

PC
Mac
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
Helpful customer reviews
99 of 123 people (80%) found this review helpful
17.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
This will be the day you will always remember as the day you ALMOST- *ship explodes*
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54 of 61 people (89%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
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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34 of 40 people (85%) found this review helpful
471.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
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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23 of 27 people (85%) found this review helpful
47.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
This is one of the most fun team based games I've played. With only 4 players per team communication is key. It may seem, at first glance, to be strictly a shoot-em-up in a gunship, but there is a lot of in-depth strategy under the hood, especially in higher level matches. One of my favorite things about this game (other than pulverizing enemies and scrambling around a dying ship trying to sqeeuze out another breath of life from her) is the community. It's one of the best I've seen!
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18 of 21 people (86%) found this review helpful
16.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
Steampunk. Zeppelins. Guns. Cooperate. One of the most original and enjoyable online multiplayer games out there. Being a crew in one of the Guns of Icarus ships is definitely fun.

Community is generally friendly and helpful, most likely because most players are above average age for online multiplayer games (e.g. LoL, DOTA...).

One of the best games I've played recently.
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18 of 21 people (86%) found this review helpful
40.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
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).
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18 of 22 people (82%) found this review helpful
63.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
This game actually requires teamwork and communication, what were the developers thinking.

10/10
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13 of 18 people (72%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
Where to start? Well this game is stunning!! Probably one of the most unique ideas I have ever played in a video game Guns of Icarus Online throws you into another world unlike our own. You are stuck on an airship with a group of strangers and your sole duty is to keep the flying fortress flying as you soar through crimson skys. On board all 4 players have a role they must repair the ship, man the arsonal of guns, and steer the ship from objects and your enemies. All of these roles need to be performed in unison or the entire ship will go down. An almost fairy tale universe that is best brought to life by you and your friends.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
52.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
'why is the enemy ship still alive'

'because everyone is repairing the hull'

I love this game
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14 of 21 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
Play with friends for best results.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
51.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
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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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
31.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
Lobby Simulator 2014
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14 of 24 people (58%) found this review helpful
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 21
10/10 would be killed by high level again, again, again and again..
Soo fun
thumbs up
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
43.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
Great game heaps of fun, but a serious bit of advice. If you wat to win games then play with friends. Trust me, most randoms will make you want to jump off the side of the ship. Which is pointless, cause it just teleports you back up. Moral of story: Buy the game, buy a 4 pack.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
16.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
Pretty good game with damn good community but best played with friends.
It deserves the overwhelmingly positive reviews it has!
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
64.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 21
It's absolutely amazing, the game feels like an RTS and it has every right too. It's 4 players per ship and it's ship v ship. Though the only downside that many players face. Is that you cannot board other ships. And it's hard to find a comptent crew sometimes. Though most the community is really helpful, and they are not afraid to show others how to work a certain part of the ship. And there is a lot of competetive play to it using the WANTED system. Where players can choose to become a WANTED person, and have to win matches to build a score. Doing so at the end of each period yields rewards. With that, I definately recommend this game to anyone that likes SteamPunk style games. And highly recommend this to anyone who is looking for a good game to play with friends.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
49.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
♥♥♥♥ing fantastic game. One of my favorite games to play that's for sure. Without teamwork you CANNOT and WILL NOT win in this game. Which is probably why I love this game so much.

PROS
+Great Community
+Teamwork Efficiency
+Good Selection of Ships
+Beautiful Soundtrack
+Steampunk Theme
+♥♥♥♥ing AIRSHIPS
+4v4 AIRSHIP BATTLES MAN
+Plethora Amount of Customization

CONS
-Needs moar ship cosmetics.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
202.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
Heavy Carronade: 157.52
Flamethrower with Lezmok: 89.95 +shipping and handling
100 metric tonnes of Helium: 5.23/ton

All expert crew pretending to have no clue how to play this game and still winning: Priceless.

There are some things money can't buy -oh who am I kidding, it got me this gem.

11/10
Would purchase again.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
37.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
Put all flamethrowers on a ship, and called it the Jew Burner. Got banned for 7 days. 9/11
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
44.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
one of the best co-op games i have EVER played, i love the idea and i hope you do to. Also love community on this game
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