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?
User reviews: Mostly Positive (3,924 reviews)
Release Date: Jan 28, 2015

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"Gear Up is an explosion of arcade shooter chaos with rockets, fire, and lasers covering the battlefield, all with customizable tanks! And its FREE!"
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May 19

Update 1.0.11

NEW

  • New level "Tankodrome" added.

FIXES
  • Fixed scroll offset bug when updating lobby list.
  • Fixed sniper camera with spider legs.
  • Fixed correct values for tank achievement.
  • Fixed invisible ghosts, still need further testing.
  • Fixed bug causing ghost tank to get stuck in ground.
  • Keep ammo when re-building vehicle.
  • Self heal not allowed with repar unit. Will be reversed if unpopular.
  • Added stat and leaderboard for tracking healing. (Leaderboard soon to be added to UI.)
  • Smaller granularity of resource creation locks in DX11 renderer, was causing big stalls when new player enter match and also when new ghosts was created.

TWEAKS
  • Removed tonemapping when post processing is disabled. Now only color
  • correction is performed.
  • Randomized initial set of levels when creating new lobby.
  • Changed sorting in lobby list to account for XP.
  • Loading time optimization. Checking if threaded resource creation is allowed by driver in DX11 renderer.
  • Shader graph optimizations.
  • Script optimizations.
  • Localization fixes.
  • Text layout fixes.
  • Some minor polish in terrain color layers of hillside and oasis.
  • Don't display acceleration stat if it is 0.

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April 28

Update 1.0.10

New
-"Tag" game mode added.
-Support for Chinese, Czech and Polish languages.

Fixed
-More work to prevent cheating.
-OSX input fixes, now using plain Cocoa events for mouse and keyboard thus should be much more supported.
-OSX chat fixed.
-Using manual upscaling on OSX, no longer change physical resolution.
-Lots of more work on network and P2P topology.
-Fixed front-end terrain with OpenGL.
-Crash fix for texture quality changes.

Tweaks
-Prevent message box when leaving SP and Replayer.
-Prevent interaction with other than message box in UI.
-Updated Swedish and Russian translations.
-Widen name tags in game UI. Made name tags have the "real" team color in tag mode.
-Performance optimizations for OpenGL renderer.
-Re-enabled collision manifold callbacks from physics.
-Added "intense" sound layer to SP when running out of time.
-Localize replayer.
-Lots of script refactorisations.
-Optimized point emitter shader fragment.

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Play Gear Up: Free

  • Limited storage of vehicle parts. Can unlock same vehicle parts as paid versions, play to unlock and limited storage of parts. Try new parts by earning score and then selling owned parts.
  • Unlock 1 more storage slot for each XP level reached!

Buy Gear Up: Basic

  • Unlimited storage of vehicle parts – Collect all parts in the entire game!
  • Be ready for anything with 3 saved vehicle loadouts!
  • Unlock parts faster! (2 G-coin participating bonus)
  • Get 50 % discount for Premium version when you upgrade from Gear Up: Basic (shown at checkout).

Buy Gear Up: Premium

  • Instant access to all vehicle parts!
  • Save 3 vehicle loadouts!
  • Try new tactics in Single player bot-fights and record/take screenshots in Replayer mode!

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
    • 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 Vista SP2 / Windows 7 / Windows 8
    • 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.
Helpful customer reviews
132 of 146 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
12.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 4
In the world of Free To Play games, we have a sea of options nowadays. With big publishers pushing out successful F2P Battle Arenas, First Person Shooters, or MMORPGs, it's become more and more difficult for the little guy to get a foothold. Gear Up feels like one game that's found it's grip, all while incorporating a little from each genre.

On the surface, Gear Up looks like a cutesy arena brawler on wheels. The idea isn't new, but the extent that they've taken their customization, and the overall amount of polish at this early stage is a little staggering. The sky is really the limit, and you can take that literally by reducing the mass of your tank, swapping treads out for hover fans, and then putting a wing on your tail end. The options in the game are inspirational, and it feels like I've always got my next upgrade in mind.

Don't let the game's aesthetic fool you. As cute as it is, the skill ceiling is rather high, and I've found myself impressed by some of the players out there. This is one of those games that is great to pick up, put a few rounds in, and come back later. In a day and age where we're putting 45 to 60 minutes into matches, this has been a breath of fresh air.

Sadly, the game is not without it's faults. As it's still early in it's release, there has been a light amount of bugs and glitches, but nothing entirely game breaking. Weapon balance in a game like this seems like a nearly impossible task, and while they've got it close, it feels like it may be some time before they hone it in perfectly, especially as more updates are put out.

My only real gripe with this game is it's business model. Each time you level, you're awarded an extra slot to store items in on top of the 8 they give you initially. This seems fair at first glance, but as I near level 8 at my 12 hour mark, space has become irritatingly limited, and the XP gaps between levels has soared drastically. It really does feel like the developer intends to twist your arm into shelling out $10 for their Basic pack, which at this juncture may be a completely fair price for a game with heart and soul put into it, with a quickly expanding community. I just wish that it didn't force me into that decision.
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342 of 445 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 9
It's like Robocraft had a baby.
And it didn't cry.
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124 of 143 people (87%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
14.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 31
This is a pretty good game ,but it gets a bit boring if you play a long time but it is definitely worth the FREE download

Best of all
-Easy controls
-Easy menu
-Easy to understand
-No account necessary
-Easy!
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147 of 185 people (79%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
14.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 17
Everything you need to know about this game and more.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLNeQzebY4g&list=UUC-2NLO-X4OQpiSNsTsoshw
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336 of 463 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 5
As much fun as I had with this game I feel there are some problems that greatly impact the game, before we begin i'd like to point out that I understand what I complain about are game mechanics and I am simply giving my opinion on them.

For a game that encourages creativity in tanks, more often than not you'll find that anyone who has played for a couple of hours will be using the same two types of tank, a gatling tank with tank treads, or a sniper with legs, the latter being the biggest pain at the beginning of the game.

(I apologise if this sounds like a rant)
At the beginning you start with a tank with 75 health, with ok-ish movement speed and ok-ish damage. The most common sniper rifle on this game deals 75 damage...see the issue? You can be battling it out with other tanks, come out victorious, and immediately die to a sniper bullet from a tank perched on top of a building, which he got to due to his legs, of which you had no way of surviving. Just ignoring the fact that snipers can cloak anyway to keep their position hidden, you have little to no way of dealing with said sniper...you can't climb the building, you don't have the same legs as he does, and the beginning cannon fires a inaccurate small explosive with an arc, meaning you can't damage him either, leaving him to snipe you again and again happily, or eventually get taken out by someone who can actually reach him. This on its own will spoil most beginners gameplay, as many filled servers will have 1-3 snipers atleast on a team of 6+, yet snipers remain a pain even in later gameplay, simply taking a second shot to kill you instead of just 2. Come on...in a game where you can roam around on a ball of goo with a flamethrower they decide the most fun they can have is standing perfectly still, firing off insta-kill shots until they run out of ammo, climb down the building, climb up, repeat until they either win or lose.

The next is the gatling, which tosses any notions of accuracy out of the window and just spams you with bullets, making quick work of anything that isn't heavily armoured, again also fairly common, and while yes...I understand these are effective builds...it just ends up like games such as loadout, where the "options" for customisation become invalid and you just rush into battle again and again with the same tank, or try to build something new, only to be demolished by the two "best" tanks currently, bringing me onto the next problem.

In most games you have something to work for...usually in the forms of levels to unlock more content...this game has levels, but has no purpose to them...they aren't displayed at all besides lobbies (of which you just instantly enter games anyway) and really serve anything more than to give you a rank you really don't care about...which means eventually, you will just be doing the same thing, with the same tank, over and over again, for no reason.

On a positive note, the game is fairly sound, with little to no bugs, ignoring the single time one of my tanks legs got itself stuck into the floor, leaving me on my side until something finally killed me.

All in all, the game is fun for about an hour or two...just don't expect days worth of gameplay out of it, unless you plan to screw over other new players as one of the two tanks mentioned before, but in my opinion...you'd get more goofy fun out of robocraft over this.

Edit: Through the comments i've come to the conclusion that if a beginners league was added to seperate the higher levelled players from the newer ones, this game would be alot more playable.
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78 of 89 people (88%) found this review helpful
12.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 11
Alright, I was pleasently surprised with this game so here's teh simple breakdown:

Pros:
-Fun, fast paced style of gameplay. Death results in a few short seconds and you drop back onto the field.
-Style/Attitude works well, its heavilty stylized to not look too realistic nor too cartoony. Its a little whimsical and I personally like that. It doesnt take itself too seriously and therefore is an easy pick up and learn to play sort of game.
-Decent variety of parts, game types, etc. You can build just about anything you'd like and play in a usual range of PvP game types, Deathmatch, with or without teams, capture the point. There may be a couple others I'd forgotten about but its all very standard.
-The tank controls are difficult but not too stupidly hard. They require some getting used to, but they make kills feel earned and skilled. One of a short list of PC titles I chose to play using keyboard and mouse rather than my xbox controller.

Cons:
-Pay to win; If you dont shell out the $20 price tag you have to earn your tank parts and customizations like in a normal game. Thats fine with me, but if you DO spend the money, every part in the game is instantly unlocked. There do not appear to be any game breaking destructive weapons that allow you to dominated if you have them, however the spirit of the game ruined by the random matches full of folks who spent the cash and have the best tank they could design.
-This means you better play with friends to have fun. Now I'm not saying you cant pick this game up and play against randoms and not have a good time. However logging in with a group of pals and building machines of war and playfully blowing eachother up is way better.
-The Host system is a little bit... not good. Its the usual idea, when you are in the lobby you can click a button to invite your list of friends. The problem is that it checks them off so you cannot resend the invite if there is an issue. And there were issues. A couple instances where players did not recieve the invite and the only fix was to back out and start a new room. There also is no 'ready up' system where the host can launch the game for everyone. Everyone in the lobby has to hit their respective 'start game' button before anything happens. Not game breaking, but clunky.

Final thoughts:
Yes. Download the free version, skype with some friends, and start building your tanks. It was absolutly worth the time and effort put in and was a lot of fun. I may even pay for the basic package that grants you extra colors to paint your tank in and unlimited storage so I can collect more than 9 parts at a time. The game looks good, feels good, and has some degree of depth to it that I enjoy (Like using a spider tank to clamber clumsily up the wall to avoid my enemies).
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94 of 122 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 20
Well its not bad for a F2P game but it does have some cons though
Here is a comparison to Robocraft

Pros
-Better graphics
-Robots look better
-Better physics than robocraft
-more weapon variety
-Less clunky weapons

Cons
-Respawn mode only...you kill them and then they just come back to hunt you down (and this just goes on and on for ten minutes....kinda repetetive)
-Not as funny as robocraft
-No breakable parts...you just explode
-Small maps/Not many maps
-You get only 1 point for losing regardless of how much you contribute (I got like 20 kills with 5 deaths and got 1 point...the next game i afked and still got 1 point :l )
-Join room matches only


Well overall i think robocraft is a better game for now....Also keep in mind that this is a post just a month after its realease....so i guess they might change alot of things later on which would improve it

Its still worth trying out though

5/10
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99 of 130 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 29
I have to say that for a free game, this is insanely fun.
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433 of 649 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
16.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 28
RIP Robocraft.
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75 of 97 people (77%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 29
When I first got this, it was a great game, but almost every server had no one in it. When I went on it, there might be, oh, I don't know, 10 people on at any given time. But now that the community has grown a little, I can safley reccomend this Indie title! It's a lot of fun just firing your guns on your custom made tank. And it's free! Nothing to loose! You could pay and get a boost, but in the end, it's not pay to win in the slightest. You can still have as much fun and get just as far as someone who pays.
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78 of 105 people (74%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 15, 2014
Early Access Review
I added a turret that can add more guns to my tank then added a hull that adds another turret that lets me add another turret that has sockets on it so I can add more guns to my tank. It is now a Flame-spewing-rocket-launching-laser-shooting-missile-raining piece of unstoppable explosions.

I also added spider-legs so I can climb walls and stuff.

10/10 Would add another turret again
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68 of 89 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 1
All I have to say is that this is a superb game. I have played a good amount of Robocraft back in 2014, but Gear up pretty much gives Robocraft a run for their money.

Where Robocraft has only a large number of blocks, only three weapon types, and some gadgets. While Gear up has large variety of weapons, sub weapons for additional fire power, or different parts that make your tank move differently, make it stronger or faster, or give it an extra turret for even more fire power!

Once you start out you get a basic tank loadout and you will die a couple of times (by a couple I mean a lot). So I recommend you starting out in a server averaging with Rank 1 players. But as soon as you start buying and experimenting with different parts, you will become a force to be reckoned with.

So far there are only three gamemodes: Conquest, Team Deathmatch, Deathmatch.
Course by the time I write this review (2/1/2015) This game had only recently came out. So there might not be a lot of people populating the servers, but hey it just came out.

Since the game is Free to Play the game there are some limitations. When you start the game you only get one Tank loadout and a limited amount of parts you can store, but you can get an extra storage slot every time you level up and if you join the official Gear Up community group. In order to get more storage for parts and tanks you have to pay for either Basic or Premium membership.
Basic gives unlimited part storage as well as three slots for different tank loadouts, as well as a 2 G coin participation bonus.
Premium gives you everything Basic offers but gives you every part in the game, and a... single player mode? Why this isn't free I don't know.
If you really enjoy the game I would recommend paying for the Basic membership. Premium kind of breaks the point of the game where you pretty much have every part in your disposal and now asking yourself: Now what? If you ask me the fun part is working for those parts, and I wouldn't have built my winning tank without all that hard work.

Overall this game is fantastic arcade shooter that is easy to learn and hard to master, with plenty of gunfire and explosions to keep you coming back, as well as the large variety of parts to customize your tank to become the ultimate weapon.

Final Rating: What are you waiting for?
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82 of 113 people (73%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
20.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 29
Saw this game pop-up on steam and I was like, Alright its free i'll get it a shot....

next thing I knew, I was in a cluster of explosions and bullets. I died, but I came back with new gear. before long I was causing the explosions and bullets.

10/10 would cause even more explosions and bullets.
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75 of 105 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 9
Gear up is the best simulator of american armored freedom to date, I shot my weapon, then exploded, then I rolled off the side of a ledge, drowned, exploded again, then my suspension broke, and then got stripped for parts. 10/10
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50 of 65 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
23.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 13
If you like Guns and Robots you will like this game too.
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35 of 41 people (85%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 24
so after 2h of gameplay i had better gear than people who ''pay'ed to win'', so if you understand how this game works it will be simple and easy to gear up your ride!
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43 of 57 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 31
This is NOT a pay-to-win game! wanted to get that out of the way, since some gamers on here do not know the difference. Also about the new-comers, play a few rounds to build your tank, once you do that you will have a BALL :) What a fun little game! Surpised by this title when it popped out. Did not expect anything since I had not seen any videos or gameplay. Jumped in and enjoyed the game. AND its free. enjoy! Highly recommend.
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59 of 85 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 30
TF2 wth wheels
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29 of 37 people (78%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 26
It crashes more than the economy. It freezes more than hell. Sometimes it stutters more than Porky Pig. I have to play in maximised windowed mode in case it does freeze, gimping my frame rate. But I like it. A lot.
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42 of 60 people (70%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 29
Unreal tournament + tanks + self gear customisation = unlimited fun
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