Zeno Clash is an action/fighting game set in a punk fantasy world. The game is played from a first person perspective and the combat is generally up close and brutal. Experience a deep storyline set in a fantastic world.
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Release Date: Apr 21, 2009

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February 29

Zeno Clash now includes the Official Soundtrack

To all the fans of our debut title, we're happy to announce that we've inluded the Original Remastered Soundtrack in the game's download.

You can now find the files here:
\Steam\steamapps\common\ZenoClash\Original Soundtrack

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January 11

Join the 'Deadly Tower of Monsters' Hub and win a Steam key!

Hi ACE Team fans. As we approach the release date of our latest game; 'The Deadly Tower of Monsters', on January 19th, we'd like to run a small contest so 5 lucky participants can get a free copy when the game launches.

Participating is super easy. Just follow the 'Deadly Tower Community Hub'. We'll select the winners from the pool of joined users. Winners will be announced in the game's Hub on Friday 15th.



Deadly Tower of Monsters Store Page

We're super excited to show everyone what we've been working on over the past year! Just one more week! ːsteamhappyː

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Reviews

"... It feels refreshingly original and completely compelling."

8.4 of 10 —IGN

About This Game

Zeno Clash is an action/fighting game set in a punk fantasy world. The game is played from a first person perspective and the combat is generally up close and brutal.
Experience a deep storyline set in a fantastic world. Play the role of Ghat, a man banished by his own brothers and forced to begin a desperate journey past the forbidden desert and to the end of the world.
Nominated in 'Excellence in Visual Art' at the Independent Games Festival, the original visuals, which make full use of the Source engine features, breathe new air in the fantasy game genre. The new close combat mechanics are also a deviation from traditional action in the first-person genre that will feel fresh for new and veteran players.
  • Engaging melee combat in first person
    The new melee combat system allows players to perform a variety of movements like deflect & elude combos, knockback finisher punches and punishing grab attacks. Learn new attacks as the game progresses and confronts you with more formidable foes.
  • Fantastic visuals powered by the Source engine
    Players will be immersed in a fantastic world, beautiful and disturbing at the same time. The unprecedented art style brings a fresh new approach to the first person genre. The surreal environments and characters will keep players wanting to discover more.
  • Survival mode challenges
    Jump right into the action in engaging unlockable "tower challenges". The player must overcome enemy waves to progress through the tower levels. The game will rate the player in different categories like speed and performance. A leaderboards system will rank you against your friends, so the challenge never ends.
  • Deep storyline
    Players will play the role of Ghat; the son of a impressive hermaphrodite creature called Father-Mother, whose children form the most powerful clan in the city of Halstedom. Ghat must escape from his family and start an incredible journey with his female companion Deadra, who will aid him in the dangerous lands of Zenozoik.
  • Bizarre weapons
    The game features an unusual arsenal of eccentric weapons that are built from scraps and junk. Hammers and clubs will be the most effective when fighting heavy characters that can only be brought down with extreme force.
  • The Zeno Clash Model Pack for Garry's Mod
    The pack includes 70 models with the characters and creatures to be used with the popular Source engine mod Garry's Mod. "This is a great addition to the existing library of assets and we really hope the fans will enjoy the content and start developing their own Zeno Clash inspired videos, screens or machinima." says Andres Bordeu from ACE Team. Zeno Clash owners can download the free DLC from the Tools tab in their Steam client.

System Requirements

    Minimum
    • Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® XP / Vista / Vista64
    • Processor: Intel® Pentium® 4 3.0 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: At least 3 GB of free space
    • Video Card: 128 MB, Shader model 2.0, ATI 9600, NVidia 6600 or better
    • Sound Card: DirectX® 9.0c compatible sound card
    • DirectX® Version: DirectX® 9.0c, DirectX® 10
    Recommended
    • Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® XP / Vista / Vista64
    • Processor: Intel® core 2 duo 2.4GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: At least 3 GB of free space
    • Video Card: Shader model 3.0, NVidia 7600, ATI X1600 or better
    • Sound Card: DirectX® 9.0c compatible sound card
    • DirectX® Version: DirectX® 9.0c, DirectX® 10
    • Controller: Supported
Helpful customer reviews
16 of 17 people (94%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2015
# Time to completion - about 4 hours #

A fun first person melee focused game with a weird and wonderful art style, bizarre characters, and a story interesting enough to keep you wondering.

Pros:
-Combat is very unique and fun
-Art style
- An additional "tower climb" challange mode if you want.

Cons:
-Very linear
-There is a "lock on" mechanic in the game that happens when you fight an enemy. This can be disengaged manually, but can get a bit annoying when it comes to fighting 3+ people are once.
- There was one instance where i had to reload the level because it got bugged. Nothing major and it only took me about 5 minutes to make it up.

Neutral:
-It is short - like 3-4 hours.
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 19
Interesting take on FPS. Unique weapons and hand to hand combat in first person view. Unique world and story. Totally worth a look at.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 2
I mainly knew about ACE team because of the incredibly impressive Batman Doom, but I was surprised they were a commercial studio. I was definitely not disappointed in their first commercial effort. Simple, effective gameplay and visuals that feel straight out of Heavy Metal. First person brawlers need a much bigger presence. I've played an hour and a half but I'm halfway through the game. The simplicity makes up for the length though, and it feels like it can offer more replay in return. Don't bother complaining about it, you probably have more games in your Steam account than you can finish in your lifetime anyways. Be thankful you're not getting a 50 hour timesink that you'll put off playing forever because of the daunting length.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 5
A first-person beat'em up game at it's finest! The world of Zeno Clash is very bizarre and weird which make exploring even more fun :D The main focus of the combat system are the melee fights. It is pretty basic and not very complicated to master the melee system. You can punch, kick, throw, block, evade and deflect attacks. Combine those possibilities with the physics engine turns to be a LOT of fun!

The weapons are very easy to use. Most of them have unlimited ammo but need to be reloaded properly. If you want to put your weapon away for a melee fight, you just need to "lock on" to an enemy.

The levels are pretty small but it works for this title. The only thing I didn't like it so far would be the skybox. It was pretty empty most of the time. The story is quite nice and makes you want to buy the sequel... KAK!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 27
All you get are three hours of the fighting arenas and story between them with awesome and unique world.
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