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...
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Mostly Negative (153 reviews) - 31% of the 153 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Release Date: Dec 12, 2012

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

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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

Windows
Mac OS X
    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
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Recent:
Mostly Negative (153 reviews)
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Mixed (17,349 reviews)
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Liviu222
( 16.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
is an ok game pretty boring 5/10
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A2009
( 5.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Best game of 2016
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Uncle Hammer
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Thought it looked fun. Bought it before Steam started the refund function. Regrets to this day.
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Willy_The_Walrus
( 5.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
I could never really get into it. I see how the majority of gamers would enjoy it, but it just wasnt my game. Fantastic fps though. Not very many quality games anymore that can give you an adrenaline rush and make you sweat. I somewhat reccomend to fans of TF2.
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SoSo
( 35.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
This is a very good game if you're stresset out. Just destroying everything that everyone's building.
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V4L#Rogue
( 15.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
Pre Ordered It
Was promised Static machinegun
It still lie in the files not in game
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A Mountain Goat
( 16.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 21
One of the games I'm most looking forward too for VR support to really get immersed in a war scenario.
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Hero of Sparta
( 157.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 21
I have played this for awhile and really enjoyed the game. I feel like this game is very fun but when I look at the reviews all I see is negative. I looked at these reviews and I saw most of them are negative because they said the game is dead. Guess what people a game is not worthy of being negative because its dead. Are you going to make counter strike, source, and Starwars: Battlefront 2 negative because the servers are dead. I checked and they are positive. So I don't know if people understand what the negative button does to games but IT AFFECTS THEM. I have passed on games because of negative comments but now I don't do that and I check the game. There isn't much negative for this game from me. I had alot of fun and found it very enjoyable. Also DLC is in MOSTLY EVERY GAME. Quit complaining about it and deal with it. I hope the more positive comments will hopefully bring this game back to life cause I have seen alot of people have fun.
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Chetruş
( 3.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 21
Played this game for a few hours...I want to thank the community for giving me cancer. 9/11 would definetly raep again
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IAreGirlyPanda
( 8.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 21
The Game: It's amazing, I've played it for a really long time. Pretty sure I've started on the old version Ace of Spades. (The only had no classes and only 3 guns to choose) The very first time I saw it was on a youtube video, since when I just wanted to play it.

Gameplay: 10/10. Maybe does not look too epic, it's just minecraft with guns, that's what people might say. Because it's pretty much it. Blocks everywhere, including characters with guns. There are a few classes to choose and it's really fun to play with each class. You don't have to fight as well. I played in a few servers where people just wanted to build stuff, and it was amazing. There are a couple gamemodes that are in the game, the ones that I play are "Classic, TDM, CTF". Classic is a gamemode where you play the old AoS, that one that I loved a lot. TDM and CTF, you already know what to do there.

Classes: I won't go through them but I have to say all of them are a lot of fun to play, every class has it's own purpose with is really good and can create a really good team of out that.

One thing that dissapoints me that not a lot of people play this game anymore. I can't even find australian servers with people in them, so I have to play with high ping on different location servers, which is worth it of course. I have a lot of fun in the game. There are no bugs or glitches that need to be fixed. I've never seen one at least.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
54 of 62 people (87%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
This game had a legacy before it was turned into kiddie crap by Jagex, who still list it as "Indie" for whatever reason. Ace Of Spades, in its infancy, was a rougher, uglier, and all-around funner game that ran on the already-old VoxLap engine (by Ken Silverman, the same mastermind behind Duke 3D's Build Engine), so simple and resource-light that even a crummy Pentium 4 could play any map at full speed. It was a cult-classic, and a smash hit with many internet communities of all sizes.
It was developed mostly by a single hobbyist, one Ben Aksoy, who developed it as freeware and updated it, not to cash in on gimmicks or appeal to unfunny children, but because it was his passion to improve the game wherever possible. There were no classes, only a selection of two– later three– primary weapons, along with a shovel, grenade, and pickaxe to reshape or collapse the world.
This isn't a review of that game from 2011, this is a synopsis of what a nightmare it became after it was picked up by a bad publisher. The game was acquired by the extremely reputable Jagex Ltd., a publisher and developer with absolutely no past reputation of taking any popular games and ruining them for fast cash. The result took the planned OpenGL engine for the original game, intended to provide sharper graphics and shading, made it sluggish (It initially didn't even work on most AMD graphics solutions) and added a slapdashed class system with grating, corny voice lines worse than a manchild cartoon reviewer doing impressions on YouTube. The ability to procedurally generate a map was also absent from the "final" payware release on Steam, in favor of some amateurish prefab maps.
At this point, I purchased the game at full price at launch, naîvely expecting that it would be mostly a rehash of the original with some visuals and polish on top to attract new users. It was quite a while before Jagex finally "added" a [worse] version of the original game mode to the product, to compliment the diamond mine mode, and obligatory "zombie" mode. The game is not early-access, nor has it ever been, but it has always felt unfinished, even compared to its prerelease forerunner. Version 0.75 felt more like an old PC game from the heyday of CS 1.6 or Quake III. It never got stale between the little updates, maps could be edited, characters and weapons could be skinned, and you could play against new people again and again.
This proprietary release has barely improved after more than three years, despite generating revenue, in contrast to the original freeware version by Ben Aksoy. Jagex's three improvements I can testify for are: Fixing the issue where the game was a blank screen on many GPUs, adding a dumbed-down "Classic" mode that's still a shell of the former game, and finally adding a way to make maps during the "Battle Builder" rebrand, a feature that the 2011 beta ALREADY HAD.

The good news is, you, as a consumer, can just ignore this slaughter of intellectual property. Just go search for "Build & Shoot", or if GNU is your thing, try "OpenSpades".
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
72.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
game is dying, dont buy it
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17 of 27 people (63%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
134.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
Underestimated game. Wish more people played it. The only gamemode that keeps me playing is Classic CTF though. The other game modes kind of misses the point because you can't really build anything. Some weapons on those maps feel unfair too.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
More like AIDS of Spades. What a dead game.
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14 of 23 people (61%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
worse than the gta iv pc port
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
148.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
Don't buy it. Go play Build & Shoot. It's free and it's better.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
Why would you ever buy this? when you can play the old classic ace of spades for free! they ruined the game with kits and other stupid stuff you dont need.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
16.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
One of the games I'm most looking forward too for VR support to really get immersed in a war scenario.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
The Game: It's amazing, I've played it for a really long time. Pretty sure I've started on the old version Ace of Spades. (The only had no classes and only 3 guns to choose) The very first time I saw it was on a youtube video, since when I just wanted to play it.

Gameplay: 10/10. Maybe does not look too epic, it's just minecraft with guns, that's what people might say. Because it's pretty much it. Blocks everywhere, including characters with guns. There are a few classes to choose and it's really fun to play with each class. You don't have to fight as well. I played in a few servers where people just wanted to build stuff, and it was amazing. There are a couple gamemodes that are in the game, the ones that I play are "Classic, TDM, CTF". Classic is a gamemode where you play the old AoS, that one that I loved a lot. TDM and CTF, you already know what to do there.

Classes: I won't go through them but I have to say all of them are a lot of fun to play, every class has it's own purpose with is really good and can create a really good team of out that.

One thing that dissapoints me that not a lot of people play this game anymore. I can't even find australian servers with people in them, so I have to play with high ping on different location servers, which is worth it of course. I have a lot of fun in the game. There are no bugs or glitches that need to be fixed. I've never seen one at least.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
384.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
This game used to be amasing. I loved to play it, but then Jagex decided to ruin it. This game has a lot of potential, and I wish Jagex knew that.
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