Say hello to the creative shooter. Ace of Spades: Battle Builder is the first-person shooter that lets you create your battleground, destroy it, then create it again. Up to 32 players choose from seven unique classes and jump into team-based, multiplayer mayhem across an endlessly evolving battlefield, to construct, destruct and take out...
User reviews: Mostly Positive (11,399 reviews)
Release Date: Dec 12, 2012

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Recommended By Curators

"A pretty decent FPS that won't bust your wallet, not overly active but some good fun can still be had. And building maps is pretty fun as well."

Reviews

"It’s Team Fortress with a spade, Call of Duty with a trowel, Battlefield with a powerdrill."
IGN

“There’s just no equivalent of it in any other FPS game we’ve ever played”
Now Gamer

“The natural successor to the title of King of Lunchbreak LAN”
FPSGURU

About This Game

Say hello to the creative shooter. Ace of Spades: Battle Builder is the first-person shooter that lets you create your battleground, destroy it, then create it again. Up to 32 players choose from seven unique classes and jump into team-based, multiplayer mayhem across an endlessly evolving battlefield, to construct, destruct and take out the opposition.

Key Features

  • CONSTRUCTION, COMBAT AND CREATIVITY - Complete strategic and creative freedom is at your disposal to annihilate the enemy however you like.
  • MULTIPLAYER MAP CREATION - Ace of Spades: Battle Builder includes a map creator mode, which allows you to collaborate with up to 23 friends and make your very own Ace of Spades battleground! Custom tools and over 400 prefabricated structures will help you build the ultimate multiplayer maps, which you can upload and share via Steam Workshop.
  • CUSTOM GAME MODES - Play the way YOU want to play! Host your own match or create your own mode using the wide selection of settings available to you. From fine tuning your favourite mode & classes, to turning TDM into a Spade-only grudge match with predefined teams, as a lobby host you can:
  • Set your lobby to invite only, friends, or open, and also have full control over who joins with the host ‘kick’ function
  • Sort players into specific teams – great for clan matches, or for playing on the same team as your friends
  • Choose the map you want to play, official or player made
  • Set the size of the match, and it’s duration
  • Set up vanilla game modes or tweak them to suit by using an extensive set of customisable game rules

    Tons Of Insane Game Modes

    • Team Deathmatch - The Grandaddy of them all. Kill the enemy; try not to die doing it.
    • Zombie Mode - Survive the onslaught of the living dead. Failing that, join them.
    • Classic CTF – Back to basics, one class, one loadout, the classic rifle. You know what to do.
    • Capture the Flag – No FPS is complete without CTF. Protect your flag, take the enemies’.
    • Demolition - Demolish the enemy’s base before your own is decimated.
    • Diamond Mine - Dig up precious diamonds & defend the diamond carrier as they attempt to cash in their discovery at your team’s base for points.
    • Occupation - A game mode that pits offence against defence. The defensive team must protect their teams based in the green occupied area of the map while the attacking Blue team try to destroy the enemy position by successfully detonating bombs.
    • VIP – Play in 1930’s era Chicago or LA’s Alcatraz and protect your mob boss from the opposing Mafioso.
    • Territory Control - Claim key tactical areas of the map for your team, gain a majority territory control of the map to win, or even better go for glory and take over the entire map!

System Requirements

PC
Mac
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP with SP3 / Vista / 7
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Dual Core Processor or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 500 MB free
    • Graphics: 800 x 600 Minimum Resolution, OpenGL 2.0 Support or better.
    • Video Card: Recommend use of dedicated graphics card (GeForce 6800 GT or higher, Radeon X1600 or higher, Intel Graphics version GMA 4500 or higher with 128 MB of dedicated RAM. Laptop/Mobility cards will vary.
    • DirectX: 9.0
    • Other Requirements: Broadband Internet connection
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP with SP3 / Vista / 7
    • Processor: 2.6+ GHz Intel Quad Core Processor or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 500 MB free
    • Graphics: 800 x 600 Minimum Resolution, OpenGL 2.0 Support or better.
    • Video Card: GeForce GTX460 dedicated graphics card or AMD equivalent
    • DirectX: 9.0
    • Other Requirements: Broadband Internet connection
    Minimum:
    • OS:OSX version 10.6 or above
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Dual Core Processor or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Open GL: Open GL 1.5 Support
    • Graphics: 800 x 600 Minimum Resolution.
    • DirectX®: 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB HD space
    • Graphics Card: Radeon X1600 dedicated RAM, Recommend use of dedicated graphics card
    • Other Requirements:Laptop/Mobility cards will vary
Helpful customer reviews
414 of 520 people (80%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
This game is the result of Jagex taking a dump on the face of a promising indie title.
0/10, I'd rather play the classic version.
Posted: June 23
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491 of 628 people (78%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
THANKS JAGEX, YOU RUINED ANOTHER GAME!
Posted: May 18
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351 of 465 people (75%) found this review helpful
26.3 hrs on record
This game used to be so fun....but then these "updates" ruined it.
Posted: June 18
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159 of 217 people (73%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
About as fun as masturbating with sandpaper.
10/10
edit: since some people can't take a joke, then I will do a serious reveiw.
Ace of Spades used to be fun, untill all of these fancy updates and whatnot. And then battlebuilder comes around and botches the operation.
Posted: July 23
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29 of 37 people (78%) found this review helpful
747.2 hrs on record
Not anymore.

Play the old version instead, it's free, and way better than this one
www.buildandshoot.com
Posted: June 30
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1,045 of 1,183 people (88%) found this review helpful
70.2 hrs on record
Ah, Ace of Spades, where to start. This game used to be the ♥♥♥♥. I played it before it came to Steam, and it was a simple, yet addicting mix if Team Fortress and Minecraft, and had touches of Battlefield and Roblox. So when it came to Steam, I was understandibly excited. They had greatly improved the gameplay, and had added a plethera of maps, gamemodes, weapons, and 4 classes. The gameplay was tight, the graphics greatly improved, and each class was pretty balanced (Except for the Sniper).

And then came the updates. First they added a new DLC, which was 1930's Chicago themed, (No idea why they chose that theme), and for me and many other people, the game would crash instantly when you played it for the next few months. That was the begiining of the end. People could only play the DLC maps if you owned the DLC, and the gamemodes were exclusive to those 2 maps. (People can probably agree with me that City of Chicago would have been an awesome Zombie map.

Then they changed the skin of the commando to look more "Rambo-y", which looked awful, then they nerfed the Rocketeer class, and turned it into the "Engineer". I actually stopped playing then, 'cause everything that was fun about the Rocketeer (verstile, hit-and-run tactics, great in zombies), and nerfed it. Instead, the Enginner had very low health, a ♥♥♥♥ty jetpack that ran out of fuel almost instantly, weaker weapons, and weaker items. About half the community, said "♥♥♥♥ this" and walked away. This just left the new players, and the whiny 12 year olds who spammed sniper. This completly ruined the game. Then as if they hadn't done enough damage, they removed the ability to browse servers, and added a lazer module to the Sniper, so whenever you zoomed in, your position would be revealed to everyone on the map. Then they just went ahead and added the Chicago DLC to the game, so people had essentaily wasted 5 dollars on buying it before-hand. The final straw was when they added the "Battle Builder" element. Sounds pretty fun right? No. No it wasn't. The game would lag when ever you tried to put down a larger model, and often the maps were so big that the game would crash. Also nobody played the user-made content. People can't even host their own games.

Right now I can unfortunetly not reccomend Ace of Spades to you. If Jagex (who has a long history of runing games) decides to patch the game, and remove all of these mistakes, then play it again. But right now, the game is broken, the achivements are unattainable, the community is awful, and filled with griefers and hackers, and the gameplay has been completely ruined. So, with great sadness, I say that this game is unplayable currently, and I would not advise buying it.
Posted: April 16
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