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 (245 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
3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
"Mostly Positive" reviews my @ss. This game ♥♥♥♥ing blows. It is just not fun. First off, you hold down right trigger to accelerate but you also have to hold down A the entire time to fire. That would be fine, but you have to hold down A with the middle of your thumb because you have to, get this, press the X button every few seconds the entire race to get a boost, otherwise you will never make it to any checkpoints. Holding down both right trigger and A and pressing X over and over and over and over and over again the whole time kills this game dead. That and the fact that you need pressure, or gas, to keep going and you get it from killing enemies. Problem is that the slightly larger enemies take way too many hits to kill so they stay on screen and shoot you for way too long. You get flooded with dozens of enemies and they have pin-point auto-aim accuracy and never stop firing. They also barely give off any pressure (gas) at all so if you don't die before a checkpoint, you run out of gas. I couldn't beat the 4th race so I said fk this. Sure with practice I could beat it, but the problem is that the game is just not fun and has poor gameplay like I described. The only good thing about it is the graphics. The music is the most stock generic awful up-tempo elevator music that you could imagine. It is the stuff of nightmares.

This game is a perfect example of the abuse of the steam rating system by complete ret@rds who don't know what a good game is but sure know how to waste their time eating dog ♥♥♥♥ like this.

Go f--k yourself/10
Posted: October 20
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Pros: I got a 90% Cupon for it so Yeah I bought it
Cons: Sensitivity is so Freaking High !!!!
You can't change the sensitivity and you lose your pressure faster then a teenage boy having sex for the 1st time.
Posted: October 19
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
THIS GAME IS A ♥♥♥♥ING PIECE OF ♥♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥. THE PREMISE MIGHT BE GOOD BUT THE GAME IS MOTHER♥♥♥♥ING AWFUL. YOU CAN'T ♥♥♥♥ING CONTROL YOUR ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥-FOR-BRAINS DRIVER AND YOU CONSTANTLY RUN INTO ♥♥♥♥ING WALLS. THE ♥♥♥♥♥-♥♥♥ A.I. IS NO BETTER. WHILE YOU HAVE TO SHOOT IN A ♥♥♥♥ING STRAIGHT LINE, THEY GET TO GO ON THEIR MERRY-♥♥♥♥♥♥♥-WAY AND SHOOT YOU WHENEVER THEY PLEASE. THE DAMN CHECKPOINTS THAT GIVE YOU MORE PRESSURE ARE SPACED RIDICULOUSLY FAR APART AND THERE IS ZERO INCENTIVE TO PLAY. IF YOU EVER CONSIDERED GETTING THIS HORSE ♥♥♥♥, MOTHER♥♥♥♥ING, PIECE OF CRAP GAME....YOU NEED TO DIE RIGHT NOW...I GOT THIS ♥♥♥♥ IN A BUNDLE AND IM REGRETTING IT EVERY MOMENT OF EVERY ♥♥♥♥ING DAY.

now that i got my PRESSURE RELEASED....see wut i did ther.....i'll make an actual review. Pressure is game with graphics like a 10-year old's first blender vid. in other words...they aren't good. You, as a random kid who wants to save a lake....environmentalist influence no doubt...jumps into his gun-equiped car to destroy all these other cars. Because his car runs on...i guess water...MORE ENVIRONMENTAL MESSAGES...he must pass through checkpoints that give you more time to reach the finish. while this sounds good, the only way to shoot the other cars with quite a bit of health on them is to shoot in a straight line. To aim, you turn. YOU TURN. you don't move side to side of the screen like you'd expect, YOU ♥♥♥♥ING TURN. This makes controling your car extremely difficult. It doesn't work. Because of this it is way too hard to dodge the other cars bullets. You can't just stay in one spot either because enemies and obstacles are scattered throughout the road. With some changes...it might be good....but it isnt. This game just doesn't work....so please...if you have any sense left in you...DON'T BUY THIS GAME EVER...please.
0/10
Posted: October 13
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
The worst game in my library. If I could delete this game from my library I would without hesitation.
Posted: September 27
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9.8 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 3
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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Nice little game for short gaming sessions every now and then. Reminds me of the old days, pure arcade fun. Good controls and a solid gameplay with great boss fights. Perfect game if you want to blow off some steam.
Posted: July 1
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Pleasantly surprised by this one. The game is very polished. Well worth a run through

Pros:
Nice graphics that in the later levels can be quite immersive.
Great sounds effects
High Fun Level
Not frustrating to play like some of these games can be.
Cut scenes
Nice Car Mods.

Cons:
Don't think I'll replay it. Don't expect to get a timeless amount of game play out of this and still enjoy it.
In some levels the camera angle changes quite rapidly that can be annoying and disorientating.
Posted: August 3
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
- Controls are incredibly simple
- Handles better with a 360 controller I found
- Fair variety of enemies
- Change in level themes keep the game more interesting
- Pretty cool boss fights (only 3 of them [30 levels, 1 boss fight for every 10])

- Incredibly short
- Can't replay levels until game is beaten
- Gets incredibly harder as you progress (even on the "standard" difficulty)
- Levels can get repetitious until after the theme of the level's changed (levels after a boss fight)
- Most upgrades weren't necessary as it was easy enough to save up and acquire the best upgrades

Found it to be a bit fun but it's not really a must-have whatwith it being so short and potentially repetitious to many.
Posted: June 24
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.2 hrs on record
It's a good game if you like racing shooters. I can only recommend it depending on the price it's being offered for. I managed to beat it pretty quickly, but there isn't much replayability.
Posted: May 19
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
The graphics look nice, but the gameplay isn't very well designed. Only being able to shoot forwards is a major problem in this type of game where you have a car moving along with enemies coming up behind it all the time. Overall, the game is boring and not worth my time.
Posted: August 16
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
5/10 , light fun game , not worth the full price at all though , good to get it from a bundle or with a 90% discount.
Posted: May 29
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
7.9 hrs on record
PLUSES:
+ Nice gameplay
+ Nice music
+ Nice graphics

MINUSES:
- 2 bosses are the same
- Very hard achievement (Like A Boss)
Posted: April 30
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Cool and funny game!
Posted: May 2
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
♥♥♥♥.
Posted: May 17
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Got this the other day for a buck.
Reminds me of 1944 on Nintendo.
Posted: June 8
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Jesus H. Christ no.
Posted: June 15
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Dull.
Posted: August 18
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
While I had seen somewhat mixed (edging towards positive) reviews on this game, this is the kind that got my attention by its playthrough videos and screenshots. Sure enough, I was not disappointed when I gave it a shot myself.

You can get my first impressions of this title in this video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6Pj8m9jle8
* Warning: Steam though it would be a good idea to break all stereoscopic videos. Head to YT to watch it, make sure you are using Flash, not HTML5.

First off, maybe I'll get lenient because the game works very well with Tridef Ignition in stereo-3D using the driver's 2D+depth feature (Power 3D). The game simply looks excellent with added depth perception and given its nature, it adds all that much more to the experience, even going as far as helping the game play a lot!

Some can give it criticism for not having enough varied shmup features while others can find the lack of actual racing elements sort of a letdown, for its price (even more so when it lands on sale) it actually falls very well within my expecations and the 10$ range sort of opens up tolerance for elements that may lack, but do not bring down the gameplay itself in a notable way.

Don't be too surprised - this is in NO way a racing game - rather a different take on a shmup, this one being loaded with SPEEDING elements. You won't beat anything by passing rather you have to speed through the levels and defeat the enemies with your gun, not your driving. In fact you're encouraged to drive THROUGH enemies, not around them (which I find quite satisfying; the ram mechanics are funny).

My only valid criticism could be on that aspect. I see this game as a sort of buildup to what it would've actually liked to be. This is sort of the beginning of the genre and I hope they can build a sequel and attempt to experiment more with an ACTUAL racing / shmup balance. This concept would definitely benefit from more actual race-like elements and maybe a POV that gives you more of a forward view.

Needless to say, this game is definitely a lot of fun. When it comes to a Yes/No scenario - a much easier type of review to do than an actual SCOCRE - I have to give this one a "GO".
Posted: June 10
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0.1 hrs on record
Not really a bad game overall I suppose but MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A CONTROLLER. Mouse and keyboard is night impossible to control due to the lack of any sort of aiming mechanism. No dot, square, circle or any other helpful aiming tool, just have to swerve side to side and hold down the fire button. My interest waned immediately upon realizing this.
Posted: June 12
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0.7 hrs on record
I think I got this game as part of a Humble Bundle. Its a fun little game to waste time on, where the focus is more on killing enemies on the race track than being an actual racing game. You have health of course, and since your enemies can shoot you, you can obviously die. But, in keeping with the funny steam-punk theme, you also have pressure, which is basically your turbo, so you can speed ahead and ram enemies. You can run out of it though, so you have to keep it up by killing enemies and passing checkpoints. The different weapons, rams, power-ups, and car-bodies you unlock are pretty fun. So, overall, a fun little game...buy it if its on sale.
Posted: June 6
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