The skies will be set aflame and the seas will overflow with wreckage in Vlambeer’s stylish arcade shooter LUFTRAUSERS! Select from over 125 combinations of weapons, bodies, and propulsion systems and take to the skies to battle enemy fighter planes, battleships, submarines, and rival aces for glory, honor, and high scores.
User reviews: Very Positive (2,119 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 18, 2014

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"Don't let the aesthetic fool you, this is a tough arcade 2d dogfighter with custom planes and momentum-focused movement. Has a gun that is an engine."
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Reviews

“Luftrausers is a breathless sepia-stained delight”
9/10 – Eurogamer

“Luftrausers is one of the most satisfying, enthralling arcade shooters to hit the market in recent memory.”
8.5/10 – Game Informer

“It’s an immense pleasure just to exist in Luftrausers.”
9/10 – Joystiq

About This Game

The skies will be set aflame and the seas will overflow with wreckage in Vlambeer’s stylish arcade shooter LUFTRAUSERS! Select from over 125 combinations of weapons, bodies, and propulsion systems and take to the skies to battle enemy fighter planes, battleships, submarines, and rival aces for glory, honor, and high scores. Bravely volunteer for one of over 100 daring missions to unlock new Rauser combinations and vibrant color variations and become the most legendary Rauser pilot of all time!

Bold Aerial Combat – White-knuckle battles against a crimson and cream sky harken back to the pure arcade shooters of the past with tight gameplay, ridiculous combos, and challenges that can only be mastered by the most elite rauser pilots in the world.

Customizable Rausers – Unlock unique weapons, plane bodies, and propulsion systems to radically alter your fighter in over 125 deadly combinations. Each daring configuration not only radically alters how your rauser handles and attacks but also rearranges the dynamic soundtrack crafted by KOZILEK.

Daring Missions – Make your fellow airmen proud as you tackle over 100 challenging missions from your commanding officers and face off against rival aces in a dogfight to the death.

Glorious Achievements - You know, a little something to brag about on shore leave.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 1.2Ghz+
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.1 compatibale + 256MB Video
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.8+
    • Processor: 1.2Ghz+
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.1 compatibale + 256MB Video
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • Processor: 1.2Ghz+
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.1 compatibale + 256MB Video
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
104 of 112 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 31, 2014
As I am German myself I can say that the word Luftrausers makes no sense unless you let "air-outers" count as a word.
Nonetheless, this doesn't mean the game is bad. In fact, it's really fun. It's one of those rare arcade games that concentrate on actual gameplay and not so much on trying to look like an arcade but actually are full of content.

It's a simple shooter, easy to pick up and have fun for an hour before taking a break from it. What's so special about it compared to normal classic shooters is the fact that you can turn your aircraft 360°, meaning you have targets on all sides. Another interesting part is the customization of your jet. Customizable parts are the body/hull itself, the weapon and the thrusters, each giving different advantages and disadvantages. In total, here are 125 possible different customization options, and each part changes an instrument of the music, i. e. the lead, the bass and the drums, depending on the part you switch. The music remains the same, but the different instruments give a new theme every time.

If you're good enough, you'll eventually unlock the SFMT mode (which, judging by its difficulty, apparently means "Say F*ck Many Times".)

Recommended for people who like classical and challenging shooters and don't care about fancy graphics.
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180 of 217 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 9
-Was told to kill 15 enemies without taking damage.
-Achieved this by flying plane into battleship and erupting in screaming skull shaped nuclear hellfire.
-Was awarded with another rank for my brilliant combat tactics.

10/10
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104 of 136 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
169.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 1
You will fall with style.
- 1940/10
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46 of 53 people (87%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 4
I know I haven't played a lot of the game, but its simple enough for me to write a review on it.

LUFTRAUSERS is a bullet hell arcade game where you play as a ship and you fly around using momentum and different types of weapons to take advantage of your enemies. Speaking of enemies, there are several different kinds to combat against. I want to keep this fairly short, so heres the pros and cons

Pros:
-Nice Aesthetic
-Very good and Adrenaline pumping soundtrack
-Solid and repsonsive controls
-Variety of ship and weapon types
-Solid enemy variety
-Blowing stuff up feels good

Cons:
-Minimalistic options menu
-Black bars on my 1920x1080 monitor

EDIT: At first I wrote that the game had no options menu and you couldn't exit. I was completely wrong, I just never went into the menu. Its still very lacking and the black bars do exist. Anyway, LUFTRAUSERS is a great arcade style game that will keep you on your toes
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72 of 101 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
Better than War Thunder.
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