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Retrovirus is a six degrees of freedom shooter which sends players into the depths of a computer on a search and destroy mission against an invasive virus. Retrovirus is being created by Cadenza Interactive, the indie studio behind the popular tower defense game Sol Survivor.
Release Date: Jan 31, 2013
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Reviews

"A really superb FPS, and blessedly a six-axis one, made intricate through some really genuinely smart weapon design of the like not seen in a shooter for far too long."
Rock, Paper, Shotgun

"I forgot how much I really missed this style of game and the overall look and feel really brought me into the game's world."
Co-Optimus - 4.5/5

"Retrovirus masterfully revamps and improves on the winning formula that hooked players almost two decades ago"
Gamespot - 7/10

About the Game

Retrovirus is a six degrees of freedom shooter which sends players into the depths of a computer on a search and destroy mission against an invasive virus. Retrovirus is being created by Cadenza Interactive, the indie studio behind the popular tower defense game Sol Survivor.


Players take command of an antivirus program, armed with the tools necessary to erase the virus’ very existence from the system. Movement and exploration are core to the gameplay, and players are encouraged to adapt to the demands of a world where free flight is the norm. Of course, the virus is armed to fight back, and first person shooter combat features heavily as players test their level of comfort with movement within the machine environment. Each player is able to customize their antivirus program with different plugins, allowing for a variety of approaches to a given situation.


The Retrovirus single player campaign focuses on the core story of the game, with the player’s goal being the eradication of the virus and the discovery of its origins. To defeat the virus, the player must solve puzzles, engage in dogfight-style combat, and explore the depths of the virtual world.


Retrovirus also features multi-player modes, designed to engage players’ social and competitive sides. Co-operative multi-player allows players to complete the campaign of the game with a friend, teaming up to restore the system to working order. Competitive multi-player will focus on the core of the six degrees of freedom shooter, hearkening back to the action-oriented shooters of the late 90’s and early 00’s.

Features

  • Discover movement within a six degrees of freedom environment, free from the limits of traditional gravity-based environments.
  • Delve into a two-layered story, exploring the real-world origins of a malicious computer virus and cleansing the inner workings of the infected system.
  • Fight battles, complete puzzles and explore an environment built for the free-flying citizens of the computer system.
  • Customize an antivirus program, focusing on strength, speed or cunning, with weapons and utilities to suit a variety of play styles.
  • Join with a friend to remove the virus from the infected computer by playing the campaign in co-operative mode.
  • Compete against other players in a variety of multi-player modes, testing the limits of combat with six degrees of freedom.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz dual-core CPU
    • Memory: 2GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 1.5 GB free space
    • Graphics: VNVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT, AMD Radeon HD 2900, or higher
    • Sound: DirectX compatible sound card
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c
Helpful customer reviews
7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
1,267 products in account
179 reviews
13.5 hrs on record
Once you get past the vertigo, Retrovirus becomes a great little shooter that also resurrects an FPS sub-genre that absolutely deserves its new lease on life.
Posted: April 27th, 2014
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
190 products in account
24 reviews
5.6 hrs on record
A very fresh and new concept for an FPS. However, do keep in mind it is horribly optimized and only runs on the best gpus from 2011 and onward.

IT IS HORRIBLY UNOPTIMIZED.
DON'T BUY FOR MULTIPLAYER, THERE ARE VERY LITTLE ACTIVE PLAYERS.

If you got past the requirements to play what you are left with is a fast paced, puzzle-solving, riff raff of a good time.
Posted: April 4th, 2014
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
568 products in account
78 reviews
4.2 hrs on record
Graphics are old, controls are clunky, story seems outdated (get it?) Yet theres something about this game that makes you wanna keep playing it.
Posted: May 26th, 2014
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
48 products in account
268 reviews
3.0 hrs on record
Retrovirus is a pretty fun game, I am not certain what genre I would call it, Adventure?, Mystery?, Action?, Shooter?, it can be all of those things and more, the single player is a good length and has a story that can keep you entertained, it's not best seller but its fun. and the multilayer, well i'm no expert, I was only ever able to find two or three player matches but I enjoyed myself there a bit as well. Overall I think its one of those game where you love it or hate it, I think its best too read up on the game yourself but I wish you luck and hope you like Retrovirus at least as much as I did.
Posted: May 11th, 2014
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
31 products in account
2 reviews
10.7 hrs on record
A brilliant little game (although quite demanding on your PC) if you have the specs to run this game it's certainly worth getting

Pros:
It's simple, virus-blasting fun
it has a suprisingly in-depth Storyline (if you take time to collect all the E-Mails)
Combat is straightforward and easy to understand, same with upgrading and new weaponary
there aren't any forced tutorials, you're free to charge in guns blazing if you wish or to take it slow and be tactical
The game itself is quite amazing to look at, texture quality is good and the lighting enhances it if you can run it on High
Once you're past the vertigo and motion sickness from the 6-degrees of freedom, it's really enjoyable to control

Cons:
Certain objectives aren't very well explained
there are a coule of spelling mistakes and pronunciation errors that I've noticed so far (I won't mention them)
this is the biggie and, I can't stress this enough, This Game is TERRIBLY optimised , you need a Beast of a computer to actually get through the later levels when more and more enemies are sent at you, if you have a low or mid-range PC, Do Not Get This Game
when you first start going through pipes and turning upside-down, you'll get quite dizzy or confused, so give yourself time to adjust to it (apparently it has Occulus Rift support but I doubt that's a good idea)

Overall, a good game but it has it's downsides, the big one being the poor optimisation which made me quite sad when my PC started failing to Cope with the later levels :c
Posted: June 2nd, 2014
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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
473 products in account
24 reviews
9.2 hrs on record
Let me start with, I do not dislike this game. It isn't a great game, but it's not bad either. Gameplay reminds me of Descent(Never heard of it? Look it up!). The idea is you are an antivirus program inside of an infected computer. Of course the inside of the computer is designed to be like subways, and other tight rooms and corridors. I don't know why I can't get Wreck it Ralph out of my head but it can relate. Different programs are different characters. Anyway, the computer was infected with a worm so you have to work your way to finding it, killing stuff, and upgrading your definitions(abilities) to fight it.

So far there is a decent variety of weapons, enemies and challenges. You are introduced with more along your journey at a not very impressive rate. It does get repetative so I can only do about a level or two at a time. But that might just be me haha and I do not think I am very far in it so things can really pick up soon. I'll post updates as I play more or when I finish so check for comments before buying if you want to read any more crap I spew.
Posted: July 26th, 2013
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