Race, Ram & Blast! Pressure is a unique combination of arcade styled shoot’em up and breakneck racing-action in a steampunk world filled with crazy characters and funky humor.
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Very Positive (43 reviews) - 83% of the 43 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Positive (1,004 reviews) - 79% of the 1,004 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 26, 2013

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February 9

Pressure is back



Hello fellow Pressure players,

as some of you may have noticed, the game was unavailable on the Steam Store for some time.
Mainly this is due to the change of the publishing rights, which we got back over some court hearings and a final settlement with our previous publisher.

With the start of 2016 everything was moved over to our account and we had to make some changes to the game and the store page.

Now Pressure is back on the store with a new price point and we're able to communicate better with you.

So what about the future of Pressure?
Well, of course we gathered a lot of great feedback during the time this game was on the store and this feedback was so extensive that we decided to develop an overhauled and improved version: "Pressure Overdrive".

We're planning to make this version available for you later this year for PC, Mac, Linux and maybe even for the latest consoles! More details on that will follow in time.

All owners of the original game will get a huge discount on "Pressure Overdrive", because you are awesome!



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Dominik, Patrick, Daniel, Patrick, Markus and Josef

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Reviews

“Pressure is a blast, and makes for the perfect weekend video game venture”
90 – Gamezebo

“Pressure is as fast-paced and action-packed as a gamer could ask for, with a light, humorous touch that keeps things fun and interesting”
83 – IndieGameMag

“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”
80 – Vandal Online

About This Game

Race, Ram & Blast!

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”!




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

Key Features

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

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP SP2 / Windows Vista
    • Processor:Intel/AMD Dual Core @ 2.2 GHz
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:ATI/Nvidia dedicated graphicscard with 256 MB RAM and Shadermodel 3.0 support. Newer integrated graphics-chipsets should work, but are not recommended.
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:800 MB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX® compatible soundcard
    • Additional:Game controller (Xbox 360® Controller for Windows recommended)
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 10
    • Processor:Intel/AMD Dual Core @ 2.6 GHz
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:ATI/Nvidia dedicated graphicscard with 512 MB RAM and Shadermodel 3.0 support. ATI Radeon HD 4000 Series and NVIDIA Geforce 200 Series and higher
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:800 MB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX® compatible soundcard
    • Online Multiplayer Reqs:Broadband Internet connection
    • For the best experience:Game controller (Xbox 360® Controller for Windows recommended)
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Razgriz
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
This game is pure Esport, i've got a tendinitis on my thumb after playing this game 1hour.
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xOLDMACx
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Fun game to waste some time.
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[GM]StarletteRai
( 2.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 18
Product received for free
I feel quite pressured.
+Creative
+Nice progression
+Keep your head into surviving more than racing

-need a further front view
-Light turning controls/bad PC port
-Memory pathing simulator
-its seriously fun only when you have people to play with

waow dat was short 3/10
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Orthodoctus
( 17.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 18
Product received for free
An entertaining, albeit short, game. There're quite a few levels, yet they're short (I sped through the game on easy in 2 hours, but spent 10 hours in "absurd" difficulty lol). The levels are well designed, and there's a good number of enemy types, weapons, and upgrades. What I didn't like though, is that you can only shoot in the direction you're headed in, which is weird, and made shooting enemies that are beside, or behind you quite annoying.
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MicroPulse -EZ-
( 4.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 16
I got this game for free and It's fun

Nice little game for short gaming sessions now and then. It's plain and simple 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.
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DjGodary86
( 4.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 16
Product received for free
bit weird controls everything else is ok
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treasureyou
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 9
Funny game with good graphics.
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Mr.Block
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 8
It's bad like a small bich
0/10 wrost game i ever played
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I HEAD SHOT YOU"CSGOx14
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 6
the worst game ever :(
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harsh23122乂‿乂
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 3
fun party game. worth money for local multiplayer. need more players for online fun. the steering is more based on shooting.
8/10
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
Product received for free
An entertaining, albeit short, game. There're quite a few levels, yet they're short (I sped through the game on easy in 2 hours, but spent 10 hours in "absurd" difficulty lol). The levels are well designed, and there's a good number of enemy types, weapons, and upgrades. What I didn't like though, is that you can only shoot in the direction you're headed in, which is weird, and made shooting enemies that are beside, or behind you quite annoying.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
Product received for free
I feel quite pressured.
+Creative
+Nice progression
+Keep your head into surviving more than racing

-need a further front view
-Light turning controls/bad PC port
-Memory pathing simulator
-its seriously fun only when you have people to play with

waow dat was short 3/10
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
44 of 58 people (76%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
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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22 of 23 people (96%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 5, 2015
Pressure is a racing combat arcade game. You play as Morgan, a young man in his steam-powered attack vehicle, racing across the land battling evil minions to get the lake's water back from Count Soap II, who stole all of it to force the inhabitants to use his spa facilities.

Pros: Nice game for all ages with colorful graphics and humoristic characters. You don't race against time, but instead against the loss of pressure you vehicle has, which is replenished from fighting off other wacky vehicles and passing check points. You have a multitude of upgrades you can purchase between races, whether car chassis, bumper, main weapon and secondary weapon. There's a long list of varied levels with little repetition, and an increasing variety of baddies to shoot, some straightforward and some requiring specific tactics.

Cons: There is no story development to speak of (not that the game needs any). The game's focus isn't on the racing itself, but on completing the levels while killing all baddies and picking coins, so once completed there is little incentive to go back just to beat your time. The campaign mode doesn't allow to play back other levels, so you can't use your progression to do better in a past level.

Verdict: ★★★★☆ - Next on your list!

As far as arcade-style games go, this is a fun one to play. Levels are quick, so you can hop in for a few levels and leave, great for young gamers, casual gamers, or anyone looking for short play sessions. The game is exactly what it advertises to be, so if it looks interesting to you, knock yourself out!

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23 of 28 people (82%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 17, 2015
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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17 of 19 people (89%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2015
"Pressure" is the abbreviation of ' "lego racers" meets "just keep clicking with the left mouse button" '. It's a game where you drive your car "from above" while trying to shoot whatever shoots you. It has really nice coins to pickup along the way (if you're from Mars and never played super mario, picking coins is good) and you can destroy stuff just because you missed your target and the bullets have to go somewhere.

Now, let's us be serious for a moment:
This game is funny and has a nice gameplay but it's ordinary and not original. I only recommend it because it's very well made and it's not really bad at all. I played for a bit and after a while i found it boring so i just waited for the trading cards to close it. I think that steam spoiled me and now my standards are too high.
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22 of 28 people (79%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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17 of 20 people (85%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
11.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 3, 2014
Played with the wife, had lots of fun for a few weeks. That's it: a casual game for a couple or kids and parents. Definitely not a gamer's game, but I still had fun because of the situation. Upgrading your little kart and run with a relative! Do recommend.
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22 of 29 people (76%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
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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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 7, 2015
Fun multiplayer game, especially for local co-op. Fits the budget and good for passing time
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