Prove you are the world's greatest swordsman! Engage in tactical 1 vs. 1 sword fighting, 2 vs. 2, or sandbox FFA, or capture Control Points in a tactical slash-em-up.
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Mixed (28 reviews) - 53% of the 28 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Mostly Positive (3,536 reviews) - 74% of the 3,536 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 7, 2014

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September 13

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September 3

Galacide + DLCs -80% off on Steam

Hi all, a quick deviation from Blade Symphony (I'll be bringing patch news as well as news of a competiton for Blade Symphony soon).

Galacide + DLCs are now on sale -80% off. We recently released the soundtrack for Galacide composed by Tom Stoffel (the same composer for Blade Symphony's sound track). If you haven't played Galacide why not give it a spin and if you're a big fan of Tom's work, the game + soundtrack is well worth it!

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"... the saving grace of Blade Symphony is that its duels are thoroughly, distinctively, and consistently exhilarating."
PC Gamer

"Blade Symphony is primed and ready to help expand the melee combat genre on the PC."
Capsule Computers

"Blade Symphony looks like Chivalry with elegance."

"When it’s a Dystopia dev’s new otherworldly duelling game, you pay attention. Especially when it’s looking quite so beautiful."

About This Game

Prove you are the world's greatest swordsman in Blade Symphony: a slash-em-up featuring a highly detailed and in-depth sword fighting system. Face down other players in tactical swordplay, 2 versus 2 team duels, sandbox FFA, or the Control Points game mode!

Choose your fighting style

Each of the four characters have a unique fighting style suited to how you want to play.
  • Phalanx, a fencer gladiator hybrid, attacks with long range stabs and a versatile array of side attacks
  • Judgement, a knight crossed with a samurai, uses hard hitting forward attacks and wide strafing attacks
  • Ryoku, a vagrant street ninja, attacks with break dance moves and a signature reverse blade style
  • Pure, an acrobatic wushu style assassin that attacks with flips, cartwheels, extremely mobile
  • Vanguard, a quick-footed champion that uses leaning plunges to push opponents into her blade

Each character has four combat stances and over forty different attacks.

Choose Your Sword

Pair your character up with a sword type to completely change your way of approaching combat.
  • Katana, cause massive damage when parrying your opponents
  • Longsword, a well-balanced, hard hitting and adaptable sword
  • Rapier, a piercing, high damage forward thrusting weapon great for parrying
  • Scimitar, a weapon based on turning and performing as many cuts as possible
  • Jian, an agile, responsive weapon great for combos

Tactical Sword Fighting

There are no unlockable advantages in Blade Symphony. All unlockables are cosmetic. You care about proving your skill and so should your game.

Every attack has openings that are determined in real-time and efficacy is entirely up to you. Did you start an attack too early? Turn away and end the attack in a safe location. Did your opponent stupidly use a lighter stance? Go in and punish him! By switching stances mid-combo you can chain attacks into your own flurry of death.

The fighting system is open for your exploration, you can dash, jump, do an air attack, land, swing sideways with a heavy stance, parry with a light stance, and then roll away.

Every attack flows from your blade in true three dimensional space. As does your opponents! Swords collide in mid-air and you will need good timing and aim to defeat your opponent.

Advanced Character Customization

Customize your character with skins, masks, swords, and multiple attachments streamed directly from Steam Workshop.

Fight as a Team

Play in the new Control Points game mode and participate in team-based sword fighting.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor: 3.0 Ghz P4(+), Dual Core 2.0(+) or AMD64X2(+)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DX9.0c Compatible 256MB VRAM, NVIDIA Geforce 7600 Series / ATI x1600 Series
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB HD space
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c Compatible
    • Other Requirements: Broadband Internet connection
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
16 of 22 people (73%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
14.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
Oh rest in piece, Blade Symphony,
For your glory seems to have gone,
As though it impressed me instantly,
You don't have the strength to go on.

Your playerbase is dead,
It is both sad and true,
You never could get ahead,
Of those similar to you.

And thus this poem ends,
Along with this beautiful game,
It is too late to make amends,
And as such it shall die without fame.

Thank you.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
91.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
The game was fun until Apak beat me up. QQ senpai y u do dis
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
32.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
If you're lucky enough to find a player, the game is pretty fun
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
You can fight with a fork and a foam sword nuff said
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
29.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
This game had a lot of hype when it came out and was being advertised but all the hype soon died out and by now there's hardly any players.
The game however was really fun, I enjoyed playing it and still sometimes log on to play it a bit. Pretty fun game :D still have few friends who own the game and we duel with each other once in awhile.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
A game very carefully in the characterization of fencing movement, have abundant sword.
The rapier in foil, epee and sabre to Chinese bronze sword. Let the players love the sword is very fascinated.
With a sound system and interactive PVP, although there are some minor flaws, but the overall is a good action game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
Product received for free
i love this game its fun good combat and it has workshop
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
31.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 21
Rest in peace, Blade symphony. You were one of my favorite games for a pretty long time. I would play for probably 3 to 4 hours a day on average. Sadly, after awhile I got burnt out and figured I would wait for some more characters, and for better usage of masks and capes. I just came back to it, and all I saw was empty servers. No new characters besides the single new one that was present at my time of leaving. I will continue to play this game with friends, and whenever I find others on the game, but it seems this beautiful beast of a game has grown tired. It's life force nearly drained, with a max of 10 players online at any given point. I will hope this game regains its community. I hope this game becomes as famous with age as Super smash bros.Melee did. But on that note, if its fanbase does come back, the creators of this beautiful beast need to care for the players more, with more playable characters, and more sword types.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
11.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
Great game with a terrible tutorial and a combat way more deep than For Honor.

Unfortunately the community is pretty much dead, with daily player spikes around 20-25 people. It's still playable but not like the old days.
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6 of 11 people (55%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
The game looks good but this is pretty much online only and no one plays.
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Abysmal Helix
0.2 hrs
Posted: October 17
Game is terrible. Sorry.
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0.5 hrs
Posted: October 16
One of the worst games I ever bought. Don't ever buy a game without waiting for the reviews!
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Krazy Joe
1.0 hrs
Posted: October 15
I'd be a fun game if it wasnt completly dead. come back later if it gains more players
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Supa Hot Fox
1.3 hrs
Posted: October 14
The core game is kinda fun, but the problem is what literally no one playing it, which is kinda sad
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13.7 hrs
Posted: October 10
i dont want the game i hate it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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