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 (9,090 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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July 29

Release 1.4.2 hotfix 2 notes

Fixes:

- objects disappearing on “Clash on Blackcliff” and on “Raid on Refinery”
- spawning in terrain on “Clash on Blackcliff”
- flare glare effect missing
- chat doesn't switch to match tab when joining a lobby
- joining the wrong ship

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July 3

Version 1.4.2 Release Notes

New content:
- Voice Packs
Russian (M) by Vladibear
English (M) by Renaulde Northwind
- Costume Items
Fly Goggles (M) submitted by Lindashee (free)
Fly Goggles (F) submitted by Lindashee (free)
Traditional Pickelhaube (M) submitted by A_Harmless_Fly
Traditional Pickelhaube (F) submitted by A_Harmless_Fly
- Decals
Archangel’s Sigil submitted by Lone Seeker 777
Give ‘er a Whirl! submitted by Comb Stranger
Angry Army submitted by BluberryStar (free)
Steam and Ice submitted by Ashenlion (free)
Deceiver
Sorcerer
The Harbinger
Iron Rooster
The Stag
Stallion

- New Map: Clash on Blackcliff. A new 2v2 Deathmatch map based on Raid on the Refinery.
- 2 new Underdog Win achievements and titles

New features:
- New in-match HUD/UI
- Applaud
When you click on someone’s name, you’ll see a new Applaud feature. Now you can positively report players you believe are being good teammates or just good people. We will be going through all the positive reports every week and choosing both the worthy players and their applauders to receive free items! The deeds will be showcased in our forums as well (at the players’ discretion of course).
- Gamemodes are now included when voting for next map
- Clan Name Management: Clans will be deleted immediately when the last player leaves
- Spectator “class” for social menu
You’ll now be able to tell when your friends are watching games. When you click your friends list a special symbol will show for any of them currently watching games instead of playing in them.
- AI crew adjustments - Removed AI gunner loadout (all AI crewmembers use engineer loadouts)

Bugfixes:
- Component health UI has missing elements and wrong colors in some cases
- Can't see the top objectives in the lobby
- Can't see score on deploy screen
- CP marks remain on compass after playing a CP game
- AI jumping on stairs and slopes
- Typo in gunner tutorial
- UI doesn't show Flare getting armed
- Tooltip suggesting manual is (still) in-game
- Skill particle effects no longer show up on components when a ship dies while using pilot skills
- Visual effect doesn't go away if pilot disconnects while using a helm tool
- First tracer is misplaced (Gattling, Flamethrower)
- Misplaced UI element (arrow)
- Tar barrel icon doesn't disappear after button release
- ESC doesn't cancel chat at main menu
- Weather damage can be applied to the hull multiple times when components are broken
- Rewards aren't listed in order of level
- Seasonal store items are out of season
- Harpoon rope remains when target is destroyed
- Can't switch back to level title once you select a custom title
- Pilot command and spotted UI stuck in spectator
- Game defaults to global chat tab
- Typo in "reported" notification
- Bounty’s WANTED button is not clickable
- Getting stuck on several spots
- Pilots reconnecting to their ship as engineers
- Returning to crew form with the wrong class
- Wrong loadout shown
- Tool icon on gun UI
- Blocked players can spam clan invites
- Arrows pointing at damaged components misplaced
- Crash when running the executable while Steam is not running
- Ammo counter showing wrong value for max ammo
- Bottom part of dropdown list of titles is missing
- [LINUX] DLCs are not shown in Steam client
- [LINUX] confirmation mail not being sent on some setups

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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

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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 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
Helpful customer reviews
85 of 90 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1,793.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
TLDR at bottom.

-Do you enjoy intricate team based gameplay, where you need to trust in the skill of your allies?
-Do you enjoy relatively easy mechanics that are tough to master?
-Do you fancy yourself a leader, that likes to communicate and see his orders carried out by real people?
-Do you love a game with a close tight community, where people follow the rules and everyone is willing to teach you?

If you said yes to any of these Guns of Icarus has a place for you.

-Do you not like having non transparent game mechanics? ( engines below 50% im looking at you )
-Do you not enjoy getting absolutely assblasted by people at the top tier of gameplay when you yourself are new?
-Do you not enjoy a shallow tutorial? Leaving your woefully unprepared at your class job ( Pilots )
-Do you not like NOT having an option to remove disruptive persons from your ship without having to remake a lobby?

If you said yes to any of THESE things. Your early adventures into Guns of Icarus are going to be a nightmare. Beware this is not a game that you will enjoy, on your own, with no friends, to help guide you into things. Although to be fair, the community is always willing to answer questions and help you learn.

I have played this game at the highest tier of play, as Pilot, Gunner, and Engineer. Theres almost nothing else like this game out there. Its intoxicating. Knowing that your ship is a well oiled death machine of personal indiviual skill AND complete trust in your companions. When I play with my clanmates, and we get matched up against other clans of equal footing, its indescribable. Sticking through the learning curve and getting to that lvl of play takes honest time effort and repition.

When I play for fun ( which is all I do nowadays ) I find that matchmaking is underperforming, claiming that a hidden MMR rating is used to match me up against people that have had this game for a couple days, whereas I've put over 1000 hours into this game. DISREGARD ALL PRETENSE OF MMR in public lobbies. There is none or near enough as to make no difference.

If you buy the game, find a clan of people that seem friendly and play often. and just learn the game from them. There are weekly and bi weekly tournaments that are streamed on Twitch, Community fights VS the Developers where the winners get FREE item choice from the store ( pretty awesome tbh )

Almost forgot the steam workshop, where player created items are hand picked by the community to appear in game, if your creative. You could put your hand to work designing cosmetic items that could charge for or let go up for free. Its your choice. In my opinion the process of created work waiting review VS getting it into the game takes way too long. Some of these created icons look simply A-M-A-Z-I-N-G and need to be in the game right meow.

Gonna wrap this up before I start rambling.

TLDR:
-New players are going to suck for a DAMN LONG time unless you get knowledge from higher lvl players.
-Hard to enjoy on your own, que with friends.
-This games community is the best I have ever encountered in 14 years of video gaming. ( besides new players spamming dumb ♥♥♥♥ in global, I promise you they are the minority )
-Easy to learn, difficult to master mechanics, ( when charged ammo is better in a mortar then greased )
-Community events out the ♥♥♥. Get free stuff.
-The top tier of gameplay is deeply rewarding on a personal lvl, and the memories of your triumphs will go with you to the grave.

This is just my TWO SILVER CENTS. that I decided to leave because I hate seeing stupid reviews saying Oh dis gaem is best buy it!
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46 of 54 people (85%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
35.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 19
Guns of Icarus is a game I'd label as "crewed vehicular combat" with a steampunk theme. A crew of players on an airship with many other crews on other airships of both friend and foe. You fight with various manned guns placed on the ship; damaging the enemys' guns, engines, balloon, hull and armor while keeping your own repaired when you can.

There's strategy, there's teamwork, there's action. Most of all it's a fresh idea! Don't get me wrong I have nothing against other shooters, but this game does something new;something new is incredibly more worthwhile then another game of something that's already been made when it's good.

Sadly this game is on a list of games that's amazing and deserves a lot of attention from many but just doesn't get it. It manages about 300 players at peak times on a weekend right now. While the game is loaded with clans eager to include you to their fleet the game doesn't offer much for the casual player.

The lobby in this game is more than a bit sluggish if I'm honest. Everyone can see everyone else's ship and weapon loadouts. So both sides constantly change their loadouts to be the counter to the opponent's loadout. So it's like watching people play "Paper Rock Scissors" but they're allowed to change their decisions and see what the opponent is using. ...for literally ten minutes I usually wait on the captains over this - usually only stopping because the room ran out of time. This is really the only thing I find glaring about this game; the lobby.

There's been word for a while about this game getting a Coop and adventure mode. While it isn't out yet that does sound like something that'll get a heavy activity boost. I can't say much about that though other than I'm eager to see it.
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35 of 39 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 17
My first experience, in One session:
I went through all the tutorial stuff first, And I found the concepts to be very simple.
I decorated my character to how I pleased with what I had.
After that, it was gametime. I had a friend introduce me into the ship types and gun types, as well as what each class would do at all times. We joined an online game, and was put with 2 other people- A gunner and a Pilot.
The ship was a Squid. We had a flamer and gattling, and Frankly, that was all we needed.
The pilot Blew at his job... So I jacked the wheel. The control was so easy to finesse, to turn and raise was elegant, timely, and gave me plenty of time and ability to work with my gunners' needs. my friend managed the engines, hull, and balloon like a beast, and the pilot was upset I upstaged him (By far.)
After that, I found another pilot, my friend left after another game, and I was on my own with this Pilot, a badass gunner, and a random second engineer.
We lost 2, won 5.

And it was, without a doubt, the most fun and enjoyment I have ever had from an online, player to player combat experience.

I would recommend, No, I would Require, everyone I know, to at least learn of this game at one point in their lifetime.
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32 of 35 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
390.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 30
One of the best co-op games out there.
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194 of 309 people (63%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
13.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
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