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 (131 reviews) - 83% of the 131 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Very Positive (11,106 reviews) - 94% of the 11,106 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
102 of 152 people (67%) found this review helpful
81 people found this review funny
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 11
Better than no man's sky
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30 of 36 people (83%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 7
Only fun if your playing with friends. Yes you should buy it but get some copies for your friends as well.
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16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
35.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 6
One of the most fun and intense online gaming experiences iv had in a long time! Community is the best. Matches are really intense and fun! Fighting in a flying ships is pure awesomeness!
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
126.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
While I do recommend the game, it is not as active as it once was two years ago. Server population hovers below the 100 mark, and you will be lucky to get a full lobby. New players get decimated due to the fact the only people they meet are veterans who have been playing for years. Highly enjoyable when playing with friends. Guns of Icarus has friendly devs and a great community of about 8 people.

9/10 wish people actually played this game.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
173.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 17
im not a fan of arena or pvp type games but this game is great because it focuses more on team building and strengths then it does on pvp it teaches yiu the importance of working as a team i dont recomend the game however for those wgi dont have mic's as this game heavily relies on voice chat all around this gsme is great and by far one of the only online communities that i have found to be extremely helpful to new players ans old players alike
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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
Don't get me wrong, the game is very good and an amazing team experience, but... there's not that many people playing it. I would recommend it, but I'm afraid that you would have to wait extremely long queues to get to enjoy it.
If despite of what I say you want to acquire it, a microphone is recommendable to talk with the crew of your ship.
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
44.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 19
Truly a hidden gem among the steam clutter. Seriously, this game needs more players. This game's community is surprisingly well-mannered and helpful, even to new players. Getting kills in this game feels earned and like you and your team truly accomplished something. Teamwork and Communication are KEY in this game and i encourage you to either go in with your friends with mics or do your best in text or voice chat with randoms.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
57.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 19
This game requires coordination and teamwork. It fosters comradeship and requires leadership.

Pilots also have to have a sense of direction and the common sense not to fly straight into the sodding sandstorm. Or crash into mountains/wrecked cities/obstacles.

I love this game. It's fun, thrilling and does wonders for teambuilding with my community. The other players are friendly, helpful and fun to talk to, although you do sometimes get that bad egg who is quickly put in their place by others.

I have happily pre-ordered Alliance, and I'm keen on seeing what comes next for Guns of Icarus and the Royal Alexandrian Fleet Air Service (AFAS).
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 5
Highly enjoyable game with immersive battles and diverse ships and weapons.

Unfortunatly, despite this being true, the game, much like a dark souls NPC (hue reference hue), is also hollow and dieing.
As I write this, it physically pains me to sh*t on this game. Appart from some repetitive parts, this game is more than worth your money, IF you want to play with 2 people out of the 12 players remaining. I am literally depressing myself for writing this, but now you will rarely enjoy this game, IF EVER. The only thing that could even be close to a reviving quality to this game would be the alliance DLC coming out, but EVEN THEN the vets of this game, myself included, wont even care about the DLC, considering that most of us bought the captain's edition and more stuff, and throwing even more money at this game is simply a losing bet.

To sumarize, this game is a ghost town of wonderful, but unrealized dreams and creations that, pardon the pun, sank to the bottom of the sea before it could be saved.
So please, let this game die in peace...
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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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13.0 hrs
Posted: October 1
Best $ I've spent on Steam in a long time. Why haven't you bought it yet?
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87.8 hrs
Posted: September 30
nothing is completely clear in the game, alot of finer details require visiting websites, made by the developers, the gunner role has almost been made pointless, as keeping the ship in one peice usualy comes before all else. most guns only need one type of ammo for an entire match, making the gunner just pointless
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Major Neddie
218.8 hrs
Posted: September 30
Guns of Icarus Online is a splendid cooperative game which provides an experience you cannot get elsewhere. It rewards thought and coordination in a ship to ship steampunk package, challenging you to rule the skies!

At the most basic level, you have two teams comprised of two to four ships, facing off against one another in a variety of modes. There are several unique ships to select, and each ship can be customized with different weapons based on their mounts/slots. Each crew consists of four people, who individually can select one of three classes, and then select class gear which they will use on the ship. This provides for a surprising amount of variability before you factor in player action in the game itself. You have to communicate and plan ahead, then adapt to the circumstances which emerge.

As an individual, you are both essential to and dependent upon your crew. If you Pilot, you need someone else at Gunner to take your shots, and an Engineer to keep you flying. They in turn depend on you to approach, evade, and keep their weapons in arc or range. Even as a Captain of one ship, you need to coordinate with the other ship(s) to achieve your aims. You do not need a microphone - there are voice clips and text chat - but you need to speak and to listen, you all fly together, or you will be dashed apart.

There is a very high skill ceiling which rewards both experimentation and analysis. Players start out with basic notions about roles, then uncover the details of a task (learning about main vs. secondary engineering, and the merits of different fire control tools), then find some tactical awareness (tacking to the side against this ship using this tool will allow us to hit their blind spot), and finally emerge into the strategic plane. Players keep learning and each learning leads to more exciting gambits and outcomes, which is why people can play this for thousands of hours.

The community is close-knit and peculiar, with a strong core of pleasantly eccentric and capable veterans. If you have friends, you can take a ship with them, and if you don't, you'll probably make some in Guns of Icarus over the first weeks of play. You can also find rivalries, form or join clans, and generally have a splendid social time.

In summary, if you are seeking risk and adventure in a high flying cooperative game which rewards both communication and cogitation, come aboard Guns of Icarus Online. We're always looking for fresh recruits, whether you know the difference betweent the bow and the stern, or aught that stems from either.
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28.7 hrs
Posted: September 30
Absolutely amazing.
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6.7 hrs
Posted: September 30
This is a ship game
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James Baxter
1.0 hrs
Posted: September 29
Cant connect to server, made dlc for the mode i wanted. meh.
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10.3 hrs
Posted: September 28
Awesome blimp on blimp combat game. I seriously don't understand why there aren't more people in this, the only conclusion i can come up with is that people have played too many 'i, and i alone, am the hero.. teammates are just meat shields' games and can't take being in a game that actually requires teamplay to win.
So the bad thing about this game right now is that players peak at about 350 on weekends and hover around 150-200 during weekdays :(
The good things, everything else. Plus PVE is coming in soon which will make it fun for people with their own crew to play solo on a drinking night or whatever.
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1.4 hrs
Posted: September 28
This game is the literally the opposite of multiplayer.
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Herr Baron Von Blue
22.2 hrs
Posted: September 28
An amazingly fun and addictive game that will either keep you on the edge of your chair or have you sending your keyboard flying through the window when an engineer doesn't do their job. The only real down side to this game is it has a small player base. In the few days I've had it I've only seen it have 319 people online at once. Also it has an amazingly attractive tip box. (You'll get it when you play the game)
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Topcat With a Tophat
32.1 hrs
Posted: September 28
I really love this game. I wish I could recomend it, I really do. There used to be 300-500 players on at once, but now you can barely find a match.This is one of my favorite games ever made, but its just dead.
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