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 (109 reviews) - 88% of the 109 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Very Positive (11,134 reviews) - 94% of the 11,134 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 29, 2012

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September 30

Mayday Friday: "Big Patch, Big Testing, and BIG TOURNAMENT"

Squid changes, skyball changes, and more being tested right now!

Hello everyone,

Mayday Friday is back after its hiatus and we have a lot going on! As you've noticed we have an entirely new game mode that has a tournament coming up where you can win exclusive titles and eight copies of the game!

That's not all that's happening though, we are testing some new changes in the dev app. You can see them all here and get in on the action! Squids, mobulas, and Skyball will never be the same again!

Coming up is what our team is working on and our player of the week!

Has been tracking down performance issues that were introduced when we upgraded to Unity 5.2, and investigating what we can do to fix them.  Also prototyping a couple of new Alliance weapons for the remaining factions.

Working on Ambush and prototyping the new class Special Abilities for Alliance.

Prototyping new guns for yesha and arashi.

Working on new UI. See a special sneak peak here

Press outreach, store marketing audits, and testing.

Last and never least, our player of the week!
Congrats to Deargdue for winning a free item of his choice.
He's been an awesome player with suchs applauds as:
"Player went above and beyond instructing crew."
"Worked well with the team"

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September 27

Version 1.4.8 Hotfix 1


- Mighty Pirate voice pack on helm/off helm repair commands swapped
- Mighty Pirate voice pack missing store description
- On second match of region, map is broken (white)
- AI routes going through components
- Partial fix to missing UI elements on Linux (more complete fix in the works)
- VIP rules description was updated
- Skyball’s "ball captured" text at start of next game
- Top part of certain texts cut off
- Collider from preventing hull fixing on Squid

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“This indie gem is in fact funking awesome.”

“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.”

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 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
  • Various game modes including Deathmatch, VIP, King of the Hill, Crazy King, and Skyball - the one of a kind aerial killing sport
  • Balanced, competitive matches reward strategic, skillful play, not level grinding
  • Rise in the ranks! Earn titles and cosmetic items as you progress
  • Show off your style with a wide range of cosmetic options in the in-game store with an amazing dye system
  • Achievement system fully integrated with Steam achievements
  • 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

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
This game is everything I wanted it to be... Steampunk airship battles with your friends screaming at the top of your voice and inevitably bursting into flames... Or at least thats my experience of it! 8/10 : hopefully there will be many updates to come improving this already great game!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
Funky, aggresive, fun, hard, Steampunky if thats any word, no its not all i have to say is put on your Pirat hat, steam punk goggles and prepair for a bumpy ride! Awesome team based flying war action game. Stunning graphic, explosives gameplay and just full of action. buy it and play it is all I want to say because this is a game you really want to play with your friends!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
Great LAN party game; simple but entertaining mechanics!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
This is a ship game
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
19.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
Low expectations...blown away just...amazing game and better than that as of right now 9/25/2016 it has a great playerbase who for the most part take there time to teach you or are very understanding when you make mistakes. Chances are the expereinced people are still learning things that the new guys are learning. I could rave all day about it but i doubt you read the entire thing so all i will say now is just buy wont regret it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
196.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
Guns of Icarus is a great team driven game, you have to communicate with your team or you will fall from the sky in a ball of fire. The community is awesome, they want to teach and contribute so that the game has a bright future. Guns of Icarus has active developers that test, balance and implement things constantly. Guns of Icarus has community run events every weekend and also tournaments that are run by the developers, the game as a whole is very underrated and I really hope to see you in the skies.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
spread this game man, this should deserve to have more players. good with friends up to 4. seriously spread this game onto others
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
Great game to play with friends. Requires communication and teamwork to succeed. Pretty good graphics, my computer had no problems running it at all; no stutters or lag. community is so far pretty small. Would defnitely recommend this game to friends.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
415.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
This is very much a teamwork-based game.
You are on a ship with 3 other people and all of you must work together to keep the ship running and in firing at enemies. You also have 1-3 allied ships (each with their own crews) on your team.

What this means is that you want to be playing this game with friends. Ideally get a 4-pack and give 3 copies to your friends and then play with all four of you as the crew of a ship. If you don’t have any friends to play with, then make some in game. Joining a clan will help you develop a group of people that you can play with and that you know you can rely on.

I’m not going to go into too many details about the gameplay, but the rough overview is that you have one pilot who moves the ship and communicates with allied pilots. You also have three other crewmembers that fire guns and repair components on the ship. There are different ships, gun loadouts, ammo types, tool loadouts, etc. to choose from.

Cosmetics can be purchased, but provide no gameplay advantages.

The playerbase is usually small (a couple hundred people online at most), although in the aftermath of sales it can be much greater. You have a generally friendly community and active devs, who you will often find in matches as well.

Yeah, that about sums it up. Also, prepare to spend lots of time in lobbies.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
36.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
Really fun game, even just waiting in lobby's can be fun because you can get into some pretty funy conversations there. Highly recommended.
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7.9 hrs
Posted: October 21
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King Monthorian
9.8 hrs
Posted: October 20
Nothing beats the rush of a close match in this game. My heart pounds so fast when a match is 2-2 and we go in for the last battle. There are tons of different guns and tools to use and you can spend tons of time learning all the cool tricks and strategies. The best thing of all with this game though is the community. In games I have played like League, Dota, Overwatch, and others, everyone is always ♥♥♥♥♥♥ off about something and it just makes the games much less fun. In this game though, everyone seems so nice and fun to play with. People just come to this game to have some fun and aren't so serious that they take away from the fact that it is a light-hearted game. If you are looking to have some fun and/ or are into flying around the seven skies in a badass airship, this is the game for you.
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23.5 hrs
Posted: October 19
Good game. It's good fun and it has a nice comunity. That said, I play Engineer, so I hate all captains and their firey engine destroying abilities.
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14.0 hrs
Posted: October 19
One of the greatest LAN parties I've thrown - has been with this game at the forefront. I have a combined 50~ hours between accounts. The game is not a Pay to Win and rewards skill and teamwork.
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shawna's a bitch
13.2 hrs
Posted: October 19
good ♥♥♥♥
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30.2 hrs
Posted: October 18
loved it not enough people play
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30.0 hrs
Posted: October 16
By far one of the most intense team games, so satisfying going on huge killing sprees with a spire. This game is pretty hard in terms of how each job works, but if you work well with other team mates, you can have some insane dog fights.

You will always get some of those elitists regardless of what game you play, sadly this game is no different. The elitists are somewhat of a minority though, but when you do get them expect yelling nonstop in mics.

I'd recommend playing this with a group of friends or it can become hard communicating from pilot to crew effectively enough.

Stealth ships that huge the floor only to come up full speed behind a big gunning ship, blow their deck to hell and back, only to disappear over and over again. Watching your ship mow down others from a distance, watching their formations change to try and get out of your sight and get behind you, only to have the pilot do insane back peddling and weave through all the debris fields.

All in all, team work is extremely heavy, maps with multiple ship teams become a lot about formation and even more crazy team work. No game will satisfy more once you've fought a 4v4 and see ships blowing up, ramming eachother, or the sky suddenly turn black from all the rockets blowing up around one ship, only to disappear in a huge cloud that rolls in from behind.
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The Tin Can Man
7.9 hrs
Posted: October 15
It's really, really fun, but only when you have 3 friends to back you up.
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