Race, Ram & Blast! Pressure is a unique combination of breakneck racing-action and arcade styled shoot’em up in a steampunk world filled with crazy characters and funky humor. As Morgan jumps into the river to take a refreshing bath, he lands hard and dusty: The river has vanished!
User reviews: Mostly Positive (371 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 26, 2013
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“Pressure is meant to entertain, and believe us when we say it does. It's like an old 2D shooter evolved, with fun gameplay and an addictive multiplayer.”
Vandal Online

“Pressure is fun. That’s why we get back to it from time to time. It’s not designed to keep you going for hours, it’s more suitable for a quick round during your lunch break.”
GamingXP

“Pressure has become a small but entertaining game, that brings you back to the good old years that you spent in the arcade halls. The gameplay is simple and fast-paced, and thanks to the steampunk graphics it's also enjoyable to watch.”
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About This Game

Race, Ram & Blast!

Pressure is a unique combination of breakneck racing-action and arcade styled shoot’em up in a steampunk world filled with crazy characters and funky humor.


As Morgan jumps into the river to take a refreshing bath, he lands hard and dusty: The river has vanished! It’s time to start up your steambuggy and pull the plug on this maniac water thief, Count Soap II. Stop his evil plans to erect his gigantic “uber-spa”!

Key Features

  • Race through three vibrant worlds with over 30 levels
  • Double the fun: with online & local, cooperative multiplayer-mode
  • Upgrade your steambuggy with over 60 primary-/secondary weapons & extras
  • The “steam-funky” soundtrack rocks your socks off!
  • Prove your skills on three difficulty settings
  • Fight for your bathing water against unique boss enemies
  • Fully animated cutscenes
  • Leaderboards and achievements

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP SP2
    • Processor:Intel/AMD Dual Core @ 2.2 GHz
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:ATI/Nvidia dedicated graphicscard with 256 MB Vram and Shadermodel 3.0 support. Newer integrated graphics-chipsets should work, but are not recommended.
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:700 MB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX® compatible soundcard
    • Additional:Game controller (Xbox 360® Controller for Windows recommended)
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows Vista / Windows 7
    • Processor:Intel/AMD Dual Core @ 2.6 GHz
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:ATI/Nvidia dedicated graphicscard with 512 MB Vram and Shadermodel 3.0 support. ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series and NVIDIA Geforce GTX260 and higher
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Sound:DirectX® compatible soundcard
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional:Game controller (Xbox 360® Controller for Windows recommended)
Helpful customer reviews
15 of 18 people (83%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 17
It's fun for a little bit. It's also very hard. We got to the second map and had a hard time beating it, it was on normal, still didn't beat it. You constantly run out of pressure before you get to the 3rd check point, and since you don't have enough coins to upgrade your vehicle, you will be stuck repeating the same map over and over. There is also an issue with losing connection from the server. I recommend this for the 99 cents sale that's going on now, but not for full price.
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 3
Too simple and repetitive to recommend. My first time with the game, I thought I'd been playing for hours, but it had only been 30 minutes. Which is the opposite of what I want from a game. The graphics are nice, and it runs well. The handling is awful, which doesn't matter much since it's not about precise driving - but it's still somewhat annoying. May be fun for someone looking for a different take on a shmup,or those with very limited gaming time who just want to blow things up. It does have trading cards, which is always nice, but for some reason not mentioned anywhere on the store page.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 14
This game is alright. Maybe. It feels so slow paced. I played the first few levels and found myself bored because of the repititious level design. It's a weird vertical scrolling shooter, and you can control your own pace to even go backwards, so it feels the player is given too much power. Your most common death will most likely be from losing all your pressure from some "suckers" that steal your pressure. I really hate how there is no windowed option, but you can still change the resolution. Even though I got this for only a dollar, it still wasn't worth it then, and it certainly isn't worth it now. Hate this game 1/5
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2014
i like the graphics, the humor, it works fairly well.
resolutions over 1920x1200 being usupported is annoying,
gameplay is way too simple to be engaging for long.
give it a shot though.
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 8
I seem to be playing a lot of these "pick up and play" casual type games lately, Pressure is another one that I found myself being able to put a good few hours into without realizing.

The gameplay is basically a run and gun type scenerio, you are in your vehicle driving towards the finish line (although you aren't racing), and you have to blow up the bad guys that come out along the way.

There is certainly no difficulty in this gamewhat so ever as you can just hold your finger on the trigger the whole time and smash your way through, especially once you get your hands on a battering ram upgrade for your car and a flame thrower.

Another recommendation for the casual gamer.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
The only thing you do is hold W hold the left mousebutton and press the right mouse button frequently. And then you just see if you make it or not. If you dont hold W you stand still. And when you stand still for too long you lose. Game makes no sense. Wouldn't recommend it.
Also the mouse sensivity is too high.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 4
Fun, light hearted cart game. Your go juice is water pressure (hense the title).

The plot:
Get you stolen water back from the evil robber water spa barron! Yes I know that sounds silly, but oh go watch "Quantum of Solace" and say that again.

The graphics are decent.
The game mechanics run pretty smooth.
Controls using either controler or WASD axis.

It rather enjoyable pulse pounding fun.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 29
I'm having a lot of fun playing this game. The graphics are very nice and the scenario is well detailed. I never get tired of the songs and the gameplay is smooth and simple (a X360 joypad is strictly recommended). It has cute characters and funny jokes. I totally recommend!
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2014
Game is extremely fun, hard as hell but it's fun to replay levels which we've failed.
Would recommend 9,5 / 10
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7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
21.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 12
10/10 lol XD
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 9
I got this game recently,have been playing a lot!
This game is so much fun,good visuals,very colourfull,runs very smooth,im not goint to make an testment review,because it s not nessesary,the gameplay is really good,but sometimes,bug or something,comes out and i just crash,but it hapend like 3 times,not a big thing,i got the physical copy,it bring a really cool card box and the normal box,i love that!if you buy the physical.it will bring 2 keys:one steam and the other,is a normal cd key,if you want to ressel the game,thats really cool,but as collector im going to keep it.
This game is full with humor and it works really nice,if you want a funny racing game,i recomend this game for evryone!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 27
I didn't know how good/bad this was going to be because of the overall ratings, but its much more than what I thought. More like a modernized arcade game, it's plain and simple being fast paced that throws you right into the gameplay. It has a few pleasant surprises every now and then making it enjoyable. A little hard to get the controls at first, but that's what makes it fun! ^_^ The only thing I dislike is how you can't go back and redo a level. 8.5/10
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2014
Very funny "cars+shooting+upgrades" game, worth playing with a friend!
Sometimes, some weird/funny bugs can happen, which means you have to restart the current level, beside that, good one!

9/10
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 16, 2014
Игра расчитана на детей до 12 лет, возможно им даже понравится бы сюжет( да да вы не ослышались в Pressure попытались впихнуть сюжетную линию) который весьма скудный и бесмысленный главное что в игре лёгкое управление и хорошая атмосфера. Вообще игра получилась не скучная и в некоторых моментах весёлая правда я потратил на её прохожденеи 3.5 часа но не пожалел что купил её! В игре присутствует прокачка оружия. тачки и способностей, всё это конечно здорово но однообразно и я думаю что если игра была длинее она быстро надоела бы разве что на планшете. Не будем судить строго, но и серьёзно к Pressure я бы не отнёсься так что Оценка 5\10
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
11.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
Off-road driving with ramming and shooting - what could be better?!

This little game contain more steam than the entire Steam, which in turn should be named Pressure for it's nature.

Russian localization is not good enough..
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39 of 45 people (87%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2013
Nice little game for short gaming sessions now and then. It's plain and simple fun and great if you want to blow off some steam. I really like the buggy upgrade system and co-op is a lot of fun. Give it a try :)
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39 of 49 people (80%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 5, 2014
☺ Easy to play.
☺ Local co-op.
☺ Suitable for most ages.

☹ Short.
☹ Difficulty spikes.

Pressure can be summed up rather easily, short and sweet. The gameplay is a cross between a racer and shoot em up where you control a steam powered buggy and have to contend with a variety of enemies as you try to make it to the finish line without running out of steam...literally, if you dordle or allow one too many enemies to escape you'll not have enough pressure to keep your buggy going and grind to a halt.

After a race you have the option to spend any coins collected to upgrade your buggy with a variety of weapons, tools, rams and a beefier buggy and while it doesn't really change how the game plays, the upgrades are very much required to progress and even on Normal Difficulty, you may hit some challenging spikes in difficulty. This isn't helped by seemingly being unable to redo won races during the campaign to collect more coins for upgrades - at one stage, I had to sell all previous unlocks in order to buy the parts needed to give me a fighting chance.

Levels are largely similar, hold accelerate and fire and hurtle towards the finish line, boosting when available. Of special note are the few 'boss' levels which I found very enjoyable and changed up the pace of things enough to keep the game engaging.

The presentation is lovely and the couple of cutscenes are humorous. It controlled well with an XBox Controller and was certainly playable, though slightly clunky with keyboard controls and the entire game can be played in local co-op and although Online Multiplayer is an option, at the time of playing there were no servers available.

Pressure is rather enjoyable but very short, crossing the finish line at around three hours to clear the campaign races. It's certainly hard to recommend this game at full price as a result of this, but what's on offer is well polished and fun - if you want a game to play with your kids and you happen to see this game on offer, I'd say give it a go!
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21 of 26 people (81%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 17, 2014
The only bad thing about this game is the rise in difficulty.
I think it is pretty darn hard even on normal but when you get a friend over, set it to easy and grab some beer it is absolutly funny.

It has an good looking goofy artstyle and good graphic, the music and sound effects are good and rather funny and the humor is top notch.
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22 of 28 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 26, 2014
It´s Fun like in the good old days. Even the Coop-Part is really nice! If you like Arcade-Games, Pressure is the right Game for you. The Story is funny and the Gameplay very easy...
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31 of 44 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 3, 2014
This basic control/gameplay concept should never have made it out of the prototype phase. You can only shoot in the direction your car is facing, which means you can either drive where you want or shoot where you need to—never both.

As you are constantly being attacked by enemies pulling alongside you, the experience of the game is one of irritation as you are forced to point your vehicle every which way but where the road turns, swerving left and right like a drunken lunatic forever waving at flies.

Pressure doesn't challenge you; it harrasses you. This is simply the least amount of fun I've ever had driving a car mounted with a machine gun.
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