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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Mixed (111 reviews) - 40% of the 111 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mixed (17,370 reviews) - 68% of the 17,370 user reviews for this game are positive.
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”
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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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Mixed (111 reviews)
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Mixed (17,370 reviews)
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D3thM3tal
( 12.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
This is a perfect game to jump into for a few minutes here and there to get your shooting and building fix. Very easy learning curve-
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Tamed_Wolf_
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
do not buy it, i requested a refund and my com♥♥♥♥r is not running games properly
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₴alтџ Bїтcн-Дsš Magёє 👌☭👌☭👌☭👌
( 33.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Well, it seems that Jagex has ♥♥♥♥ed up yet another game. any im going to play old school Rune Scape cya (made by Jagex)
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⟪King⟫
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
pretty horrible game since when it first first came out
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PENTAKILL666
( 12.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
sick game ! 10/10
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Octarine Octopus
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
I much prefered the free online version. This added so many unneessary features and the servers were either packed and had serious ping issues or were completely unoccupied.
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???
( 6.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
When minecraft meets tf2 = Ace of spades :D
It's pretty cool game, just lack of players, overall 8/10
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teddyhoon
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
A game that was once great, ruined by Jagex.
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jis6
( 367.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
great fun mix of minecraft and tf2 with a twist of planetside 2
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Jordles
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
You shouldn't play this.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
75 of 85 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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22 of 27 people (81%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
72.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
game is dying, dont buy it
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13 of 17 people (76%) found this review helpful
9 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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21 of 32 people (66%) 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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19 of 29 people (66%) found this review helpful
6 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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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
3 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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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people 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
Recommended
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
The game is very fun and it's great to play with friend's, plus you can make your own maps and play them by your self or with friends
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4 of 6 people (67%) 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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny