Feel the adrenaline as you control your unique tank in multiplayer arcade action! Build your ultimate war machine from over a million different combinations. Now, will you go for the rumbling caterpillar tracks or the crawling spider legs?
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Release Date: Jan 28, 2015

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March 2

Update 1.0.16

FIXES
Lots UI optimizations.
Rendering improvements. Improved fidelity of normals, specular term, roughness and reflectivity parameters.
Sound optimizations. Merged sound mixer/submission into a single thread which saves a lot of both cpu time and memory, also reduce latency.
Updated SteamWorks SDK to 1.35.
Updated LUA to 5.3.2.

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December 9, 2015

Update 1.0.15 B

FIXES
Fixed font rendering.
Fixed capture below the map on Arena in Conquest.

TWEAKS
Minor parts re-balancing.
Minor script optimization.
Improved AI behavour in Bot Game.

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About This Game

Gear Up is a multiplayer game where you build tanks and battle online opponents. Crawl the arena in devious spider legs, escape with your trusty jetpack or serve your opponents a healthy dose of proximity mines as you design with over one million different combinations.

  • Master the art of propulsion – Will you go for the rumbling caterpillar tracks, swoop across the arena using wind turbines or let loose the smell of burning rubber with go-kart tires?
  • Adapt your arsenal of weaponry – Do you prefer the cold steel of the minigun or the heartwarming sensation of the flamethrower? Will you fall for the old world charm of a thundering bronze cannon or does the electric zapping of the tesla generator tickle your mind?
  • Wage war your way – Regardless if you deploy the body of a submarine, blend into the background with stealth generators or love giving your opponents the dry taste of gunpowder with a barrage of missiles – the choice is yours to make.

Features

  • Battle up to 16 players online
  • Play Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch and Conquest
  • Massive customization with over one million different combinations of parts
  • Arcade physics simulation
  • Leaderboards and achievements

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows Vista SP2 / Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 10
    • Processor:Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz or Athlon X2 2.7 GHz
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:DirectX 10 or 11 compatible Nvidia or AMD ATI card, ATI Radeon 3870 or higher, Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT or higher.
    • DirectX®:11
    • Hard Drive:1 GB HD space
    • Sound:Any supported by the OS
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional:Windows XP is not supported.
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 10
    • Processor:Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz or Athlon X2 2.7 GHz
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:DirectX 11 compatible Nvidia or AMD ATI card, ATI Radeon 6950 or higher, Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 or higher.
    • DirectX®:11
    • Hard Drive:1 GB HD space
    • Sound:Any supported by the OS
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional:Windows XP is not supported.
    Minimum:
    • OS:10.10.1 (Yosemite)
    • Processor:Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:512 MB dedicated OpenGL 3.0
    • Hard Drive:1 GB HD space
    • Sound:Any supported by the OS
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional:The Mac port is in-progress and very unstable at the moment.
    Recommended:
    • OS:10.10.1 (Yosemite)
    • Processor:Intel Core i5 2.66Ghz
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:1024 MB dedicated OpenGL 3.0
    • Hard Drive:1 GB HD space
    • Sound:Any supported by the OS
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional:The Mac port is in-progress and very unstable at the moment.
    Minimum:
    • OS:Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit
    • Processor:Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz or Athlon X2 2.7 GHz
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:512 MB dedicated OpenGL 3.0
    • Hard Drive:1 GB HD space
    • Sound:ALSA, Pulse or OpenAL
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional:The Linux port is in-progress and very unstable at the moment.
    Recommended:
    • OS:Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit
    • Processor:Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz or Athlon X2 2.7 GHz
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:1024 MB dedicated OpenGL 3.0
    • Hard Drive:1 GB HD space
    • Sound:ALSA, Pulse or OpenAL
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional:The Linux port is in-progress and very unstable at the moment.
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Tiger_lily
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Played for a few games. Pretty much just kept getting killed over and over because the game was very clunky and everyone i was up against was about 10 levels higher than me on average.

Best advice i got from other players on how to do better "Get gud"

♥♥♥♥ it. not worth the small download.
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Dante
( 16.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
relly cool but get boring frome time to time
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(:EcHo:) Chiel ツ™ [📱✔]
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
je moeder is eeen ♥♥♥♥♥♥ hoer
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MrOmega
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
this game have a bad graphic and low Fps even i played another game with Ultra Graphic and High Fps but this game i use low graphic and the Fps **** as ****. Even the game not really lag but the Sound will Lag like Dying Sheep and i already tried to use Sound Card and unplug my Headphone..

This game is worse than i think
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Skeleton Lord, The Mighty Boner
( 4.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
This game ♥♥♥♥ing sucks, it crashes constantly, only 2 gamemodes, repetitive gameplay and it's a buggy ♥♥♥♥ing mess. Games will end upon loading sometimes and I have been killed by invisible enemies on numerous occasions. 11/10 would ♥♥♥♥ing commit suicide again.
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El Presidente
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
Gear up your computer- 0/10- Doesnt work on communist WiFi. (Aka- BT)
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Fastlex
( 215.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
A nice arcade shooter to start up once in awhile. Tons of combos to play around with, lots to master, high skill roof.
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cannip
( 6.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
preety cool game
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MozzieJR
( 28.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
Advantages:
Not pay to win
User friendly
FREE
Not too hard but not too easy

Disadvantages:
No balanced gameplay-you can be put into a game of high ranking people.
Limited storage space.

Overall rating: 9/10
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vanschalkwykstephen
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
this game is SSSSSOOOOOO CCCCCCOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLLL
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Jay Jay the Jet Plane1 reformed
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
This game is super lit, as tyler1 once said "Im ♥♥♥♥ing tyler1". He is now a slither.io main because league of trash decided to ban him but he will fprever be in our hearts, R.I.P in peace tyler1 your league career will be forever missed. This is jay jay the jet plane1 reformed signing out, Peace.
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HunsonAbadeer
( 30.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
its basically a tank MOBA, not P2W, lotsa whiners though :p
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Asgorath
( 18.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
Best game ever because U have a bunch of classes a b c and majorites of equitment like the elephant hull. They just spent so much time doing this game and i apreaseate that.
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Tomato
( 5.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
Hellow , fellows , have you ever been interested in playing games , where nothing matters , but the fact that anything that happens is ANARCH?!?! Well this is a game for you , build fight and go reck someone dreams , time and life.

I sound like a commercial guy.... Should keep that in mind....
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jrdeyholos
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
gear up keeps crashing please help me to fix or can doctor entertainment to fix it other wise its a very good game
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Le potato
( 2.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
this is a really unique game and its worth a try :)
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Eschaton
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
Gear Up is a game I'd like to spend more time with. It has a decent blend of action and robot design, great art direction, and good level design as well. It runs well, it runs cross-platform, and it works well with my steam controller after customization.

But. There are always caveats. Gear Up suffers from a grind, and it has issues with balancing because of this. It also feels like the developer should have taken this idea further; there's a feeling that this could have been like some kind of massive team-based FPS with classes, like Tribes. Maybe that's just my nostalgia speaking.

What I think is safe to say is that Gear Up is a good idea that deserves even more attention than it gets, both from its developer and from the playing public.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 26
Free to play with no pay to win? ♥♥♥♥ my ♥♥♥ and call me a ♥♥♥♥♥!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
Before I begin my review, let's address the elephant in the room.

Is this Pay-2-Win?

Bear in mind that I am usually the LEAST tolerant person for pay-to-win bullsh*ttery.

In a nutshell: Yes. You can pay money as opposed to playing the game for free, and by doing so are granted non-cosmetic measurable power in-game, giving you an advantage over free-playing opponents. For £15, you have access to all vehicle parts in game, including all weapons and such, immediately. You can essentially tweak your build to find the best game-winning combinations from the get-go. Is this easy to do without paying? No, BUT it is by no means impossible. For free, you have a part limit (which grows slowly as you level up), and you have to earn G to buy parts. On the surface you think 'wow this is grindy' because you only earn a handful of G each game, but when you go shopping for parts, you'll realise that actually, it's quite fair. 2-3 game's worth of G (depending on outcome of game, game type and your performance) should net you enough G to buy one or two new parts.

Also, the tank you start with is by no means useless. It's actually quite competant. It's a well-rounded light-armoured recon-style scout tank. The decent damage output is enough to take out lighter opponents on your own, if you're skilled enough. Maybe steer clear of the heavies if you're alone, though.

The break-down

  • Business model type: Freemium (play for free, or for one-off payment, gain priviledges)
  • Microtransactions: NO. (Thankfully)
  • Grindy as F*CK mechanics to force you to buy the upgrade: No. Perfectly enjoyable without. Buying the upgrade just gives you more freedom to experiment with your build.
  • Overall egregiousness of the business model: Very fair. We've seen a lot worse - especially considering this IS mobile game too (with cross-platform support, I might add.)

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Just talk about the game already!

Gear Up is a Third-Person Vehicle-based MOBA game. You start with a tank that has basic parts and have to play games, earn G and upgrade your tank with a (fairly large) selection of parts and upgrades. There are a number of different styles or classes with each upgrade too - for the main weapon, there are rapid-fire guns, missile launchers, and snipers to name a few, each with their own advantages. The same is true for the 'propulsion' part type (I prefer the term 'locomotion' tbh but whatever floats your tank. Pun intended.) With propulsion, you can have simple and sturdy tank tracks, quick and nimble - or big and beefy - tyres, tricksy leg rigs that can climb up vertical walls, or you can levitate on turbines, or a ball of slime... Each propulsion type has varying degrees of weight, meaning you can be as heavy or as nimble as you like regardless of which type you go for. Which is nice.

The Gameplay

Gamemodes: There is Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Tag and Conquest. Pretty self-explanatory, pretty basic, nothing unusual, though I wouldn't mind maybe a little bit more variety.

Maps: There are a good few maps in the game. Each map has been carefully designed in such a way that every tank class can make use of their selected advantage - there is usually a tall structure that the walkers can climb to the top of and jumpers can, well, jump on to, there is usually a body of water for the hovercrafts to reign over, etc. It's pretty cool!

What to expect from the community: The player base doesn't seem that big. During non-peak times, there will literally only be about 1-4 games active for you to join. I've seen a review which claims players always fall into two categories. This simply isn't true - yeah there are the archetypes - the heavies, the snipers, but there's also everything in between. I once had a match where this one guy had a build which focussed on being nimble - he'd jump up high on his slimeball and shoot you from above with fairly heavy shelling. It was so annoying! My heavy tank just couldn't keep up with him. Felt good to finally blast the rat.

Overall

An enjoyable game with a fair business model, fun art style and generally good mechanics. Runs smoothly, maps are varied, vehicle parts are varied, and it doesn't take itself too seriously, which is nice.

Would I buy one of the upgrades? Maybe. I'm genuinely considering it. If the player base was bigger it'd feel like a more sensible investment. In the last 24 hours (as of 10:23 on the 24th of April 2016), the game had a peak of 287 players. Last month it saw a peak of 333 players. The 300-500 mark seems to be the constant trend over the last few months for peak online traffic for this game.

It's really good for a free-to-play, and if you think you might remotely enjoy it, what have you got to lose? Play it for free, try it out, uninstall if need be, nothing lost.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
A very fun game to play with friends!
minus the random crashing
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
80.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 26
loved it, pls call it tank simulator 2016 i will rate 10/10 but now it be like 5/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
28.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
Advantages:
Not pay to win
User friendly
FREE
Not too hard but not too easy

Disadvantages:
No balanced gameplay-you can be put into a game of high ranking people.
Limited storage space.

Overall rating: 9/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
it takes a while to load and find matches and also it uselly says not responding
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
19.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
a lot of fun, you can create your ideal robots
definitely not a pay to win game.
ah, i love this game veryy much
messing around with a sniper is fun hahaha
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
I love this game i gladly recommending this game
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
26.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 20
This game is amazing. It's balanced, fun, and looks incredible. I can't believe how good the graphics are. This game lets you customize everything about your tank. Unlike many other games, this one's not about adjusting your play style to the game. It's about adjusting the game to your play style, and that's what makes this game so unique and enjoyable.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 22
This game is pretty good but if your new to this game and you want unlimited parts dont spend your money everytime you level up you get an extra slot for parts besides the point i give it a 7/10 only becouse some of the parts are glitchy but only rarely, also you can switch teams so if your losing you can join the other team just to get more points, and the last thing is that (not all people) people camp the spawn points. Other than that its a pretty good machine mix and match shoot'em up
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
An extremely fun free to play shooter. With a small download this is truly a game you must have on your computer. The best part is that it is ACTUALLY free to play. Everything in the game is accessible to the player, in very little play time too. All you need is a little skill at this game to progress. The vehicles you can create have a very large amount of options. This means, you can always have something different happening in game. In conclusion, get this game.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 18
Good game.
Would be better if there were more than 26 people total playing at all times.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
This is a great game. Full of customizing and not to hard when grinding for supplies.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 9
WOW! i had doubts at first but this game is AMAZING
tho only if you like chaotic hell fast pace rounds that you can get 100 kills in the first 2 hours.

-so many different weapons and turrets to choose from such as the scavenger, revolver(recomended) and op rocket launchers.

however there is no reason not to play with the starter gun, it is still a good one!

honestly it doesnt matter if you decide to be a mining rig youll still be going fast...

overall its a great game i reccomend 9.9/10
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 1
Good stuff, unless you're getting killed by a sniper tank. 7.5/10
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
26.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 11
its really a good game for everyone.you can create your own car in this game.i had 10 kills in a row just now :D
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 25
PROs:
- cool, stylish, humorous graphics
- lots of customization
- can always join a game within 1 minute
- there is no "best build" : make something you're good at using and you can win
- definitely *not* "Pay To Win"

CON:
- crashes 30% of the time (but thankfully *between* matches, not during them)

This game is intersting as a study of "free to play" vs. "pay to win". It must be really hard for developers to decide how to balance these aspects, and here, they seem to favor the players. You can't pay for really over-powered parts. Everything you can get can be earned by playing. So if you like this game a lot, pick up at least the basic pack for $10, for the sake of the hundreds (or thousands?) of hours the developer(s) probably put into this title.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 10
Easy to pick up, Mildy entertaining, and not pay to win.
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