Préparez-vous au monde sombre de The Chaos Engine, dans lequel l'âge victorien des découvertes et de la technologie a été altéré par une expérience ratée avec l'un des premiers ordinateurs - la Machine du chaos.
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Date de parution : 29 août 2013

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Préparez-vous au monde sombre de The Chaos Engine, dans lequel l'âge victorien des découvertes et de la technologie a été altéré par une expérience ratée avec l'un des premiers ordinateurs - la Machine du chaos.

Faites votre choix parmi six mercenaires surarmés, chacun disposant de ses propres armes et compétences uniques pour combattre les monstruosités étranges créées par la machine. Ceux qui auront la force et le courage de détruire la Machine du chaos resteront dans les annales.

Caractéristiques du jeu

  • Combattez à travers quatre mondes uniques dans des modes à un joueur, en ligne ou en coopération locale.
  • Jouez en mode « Amélioré » ou « Classique » avec les commandes et les graphismes originaux utilisés pour l'Amiga.
  • Compatible avec les manettes avec des déplacements optionnels dans 16 directions.
  • Succès Steam pour tester le courage des nouveaux et des anciens fans.
  • Revivez la bande sonore classique des années 90 de Richard Joseph.

Configuration requise

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • Système d'exploitation : Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista/7/8
    • Processeur : Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon 64 (minimum 2.5 GHz)
    • Mémoire vive : 1 GB de mémoire
    • Graphiques : GeForce 6200 or ATI Radeon X300
    • DirectX : Version 9.0c
    • Réseau : Connexion internet haut débit
    • Espace disque : 400 MB d'espace disque disponible
    • Carte son : DirectX 9.0c compatible, 16-bit
    Recommandée :
    • Système d'exploitation : Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista/7/8
    • Processeur : Quad Core CPU
    • Mémoire vive : 2 GB de mémoire
    • Graphiques : GeForce 9600 or ATI Radeon HD 3650
    • DirectX : Version 9.0c
    • Réseau : Connexion internet haut débit
    • Espace disque : 400 MB d'espace disque disponible
    • Carte son : DirectX 9.0c compatible, 16-bit
    Minimum:
    • Système d'exploitation : OS X 10.7 or later
    • Processeur : Intel Core 2 Duo 2 GHz
    • Mémoire vive : 1 GB de mémoire
    • Graphiques : GeForce 6200 or ATI Radeon X300
    • Réseau : Connexion internet haut débit
    • Espace disque : 400 MB d'espace disque disponible
    Minimum:
    • Système d'exploitation : Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processeur : Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon 64 (minimum 2.5 GHz)
    • Mémoire vive : 1 GB de mémoire
    • Graphiques : GeForce 6200 or ATI Radeon X300
    • Réseau : Connexion internet haut débit
    • Espace disque : 400 MB d'espace disque disponible
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=T$ETag=Rax Savvage
( 3.2 heures en tout )
Posté le : 24 juin
This all the this.
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[SPMC] CTG
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Posté le : 16 juin
Now usually with games I review now I beat the game once. But I simply can't (not because of the difficulty), probably one of the worst remasters I've ever played! I was expecting a great experience, I had always wanted to play The Chaos Engine, and after playing a quite shoddy port to the DOS, I was really excited and wanted to play the version most accossiate with. So I got this thinking it would be the original Amiga version enhanced. But I was wrong, becuase I COULDN'T EVEN RUN IT!! There are limited video settings only allowing you to scale the screen and remove/put bloom from your game. It's absolute ♥♥♥♥, meaning the game is terribly optimised, my game runs at 5 frames-per-♥♥♥♥ing-seconds. That's completely abysmal and ruined what seemed like a great game. Like what Kimble Justice said about this "save your money and buy something else". 3/10
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Muad'Dib
( 2.7 heures en tout )
Posté le : 3 juin
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зона
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Posté le : 18 mai
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This is super hard! it's like the arcade game in the old times!
I love it but I hate it too :/ TOO HARD

7/10
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5960xNvidiaGamer (Lee)
( 4.2 heures en tout )
Posté le : 11 mai
Used to love this game on the Amiga 1200, cracking title.
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sathyr
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Posté le : 16 avril
It's... Chaos Engine. Nothing more, nothing less. Whatever you got on Amiga, you will get here. Well the only things added is one graphical filter and an option of having character turning/shooting in more than 8 directions using analogue pad. The pad option kills the purpose in a way IMO, as entire game mechanics is built on 8 ways shooting degree. That all being said, it's a great game and still very playable but if you didn't get it in any sort of bundle package, rather than paying 7 GBP go and start your WinUAE...
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Sojiro
( 1.3 heures en tout )
Posté le : 23 février
Repetitive, little depth, and bad quality port. It's not utterly terrible, but there are many better games of this type to try out there. Cheaper, even.
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Narrack
( 8.3 heures en tout )
Posté le : 6 février
I completed this (and all but one achive) out of sheer stubborness. Dont get this! its a bad port, The controls don't even work as well as the origional and some of the achivments are insane (play for 24h .... yes 24HOURS! as one example)

This is a textbook example of how to ruin an old game. Avoid!
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Captain
( 0.8 heures en tout )
Posté le : 3 février
Awesome
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Hamakei
( 1.7 heures en tout )
Posté le : 16 janvier
"The Chaos Engine" is good.

THIS is an abomination. It's not even a port - just a horrible emulation of the Amiga version. The timing is off so the game doesn't "feel" right, the audio is off, the graphics overlay for the PC version is minimalist - you can't even choose your resolution, just a "scale" factor which leaves you guessing how big "4" is.

Oh, and I'm playing the Linux version which seems to randomly freeze when it feels like it. It's also an INCREDIBLE CPU hog, but I have no idea why.

It also seems that the devs have been going through the discussions and deleting threads about the bugs, rather than y'know...FIXING THEM.

Don't encourage this sort of thing by buying it.
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5 personne(s) sur 5 (100%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
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9.0 heures en tout
Posté le : 5 février 2014
Pour ceux qui ne le connaîtraient pas, The Chaos Engine est un classique du jeu d'action d'antan, burné et badass comme on n'en fait malheureusement plus, dans la droite lignée des Run'n'Gun d'autrefois, mais à la sauce Top-Down (vue du dessus).

Réalisé par les Bitmap Brothers, le jeu aura connu son heure de gloire sur Amiga et moult supports de l'époque dont la Super Nintendo, et même le PC dans une version cela dit peu recommandable comme beaucoup de portages issus de consoles de l'époque.

Loin d'être aussi primaire qu'un Contra cependant, le jeu propose surtout l'idée très originale d'inclure de petits éléments de jeu de rôle dans son action. Ainsi, vous pourrez choisir de contrôler six personnages aux caractéristiques et armes bien spécifiques, et augmenter leurs capacités en fonction de l'argent récolté dans les niveaux, le tout en suivant un arbre de compétences déterminant votre vitesse, vitalité, et ainsi de suite.

Une idée fort novatrice à son époque qui reste étonnament fraîche même aujourd'hui, le concept n'ayant pas été repris très souvent dans les jeux de ce genre, mais qu'en est-il du reste ?

Des graphismes au top à son époque pour son support original, un gameplay soigné, une difficulté exemplaire et bien dosée, un mode co-op de qualité et une rejouabilité plutôt élevée, et surtout, une bande-son marquante dont presque chaque thème se remémore aisément et avec grand plaisir.

La version Steam, cependant, n'est pas à recommander à tout le monde vu le prix affiché, simplement scandaleux compte-tenu du minimum syndical effectué pour la remise à neuf du soft. Une intégration Steam excellente avec leaderboards, multijoueur online, succès, trading-cards et cloud, mais un dépoussiérage du jeu à la limite de l'inexistant avec trois malheureux sous-titres ajoutés et un bien vilain filtre d'image digne des plus beaux émulateurs de 2003, non vraiment, il n'y a pas de quoi sauter au plafond de ce coté.

En plus de ça, la team ayant racheté les droits du jeu n'a visiblement pas l'air motivée pour corriger les problèmes rencontrés par les joueurs (succès freezés et bug divers), silence radio après une promesse de mise à jour n'étant jamais arrivée, The Chaos Engine est désormais quasi-certainement abandonné de tout soutien de leur part. Dommage...

Reste cependant un très bon jeu que tout fan de Old-School se doit d'avoir fait, seul ou en co-op, mais qui ne conviendra pas à tout le monde vu le prix de vente simplement ridicule pour ce qu'on a a y gagner par rapport au jeu original...

L'ayant obtenu par un échange, j'en suis pour ma part satisfait, mais je me serais senti volé si j'avais ouvert le porte-monnaie, je dois l'admettre.

A vous de voir si vous avez de l'argent à dépenser un peu bêtement, donc, autrement rabattez-vous sur l'original, identique à peu de choses près.
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Non recommandé
3.8 heures en tout
Posté le : 23 décembre 2013
I absolutely loved the original Amiga version of this game. It still ranks among my all-time favourites. This version, however, does NOT do it justice. Rather than being emulated, this version was fully ported to Windows and adapted to support modern machines. Normally this would be the preferred approach to 'modernizing' a game such as this one, but through porting the game the developers introduced a number of bugs and timing issues that did not exist in the original version. In a game where twitch-response movement and firing is key, this can be a HUGE problem.

Graphically there's not much to complain about if you turn the pixel smoother / bloom-effect off, but there is still a complaint to be made: The developers based this port off the AGA version of the game rather than the original ECS version, and as such they adopted the AGA version's heavily critisized over-saturated colour palette and modified sprites. The ECS version, despite having a lower colour depth, actuall had better sprite detail which was sadly lost in the AGA version.

Achievements and net-play have been added to this port, which is appreciated, however the achievements are broken and the net play is laggy to the point of being almost unplayable. The devs attempted to fix the netplay code and some of the sound/timing issues, however in doing so their latest patch created other more annoying sound issues which in my opinion actually make the single player campaign unplayable (unless you like a constant distorted screeching sound effect playing at all times after the computer-controlled character teleports to you.)

Normally I wouldn't hold such bugs against the developers if they were still actively working to fix it, however they seem to have given up after the most recent patch (which broke way more than it fixed) and have abandoned the game in its unfinished state. This really upsets me, as I at least found the game playable before the last patch.

I highly recommend playing The Chaos Engine (Soldiers of Fortune on the Genesis/SNES) but steer clear of this lazy, buggy, abandoned port. It's not worth the money at all. Just go download WinUAE and emulate the original ECS Amiga version instead.
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9.3 heures en tout
Posté le : 24 juin 2014
This is more a rant that a review so bear with me...


Chaos Engine year 1993. Reactions "This game is too hard whine whine whine"

Chaos Engine year 2013. Reactions "This game is too hard whine i want this whine i want that what a shame i have been a fan my whole life whine".

I have not yet read any good points why this truly original HD remake game would suck. this game is rock solid in design. I can't even name another game that would be like it and have the same level of thought used to design it. And dont even start on the graphics. they are bitmap brothers style graphics. Their trade mark. Whoever wants to mess with that needs to jump into an icy lake.

Remake adds some functionality but doesn't try to add too much to the mix so it's just 'a HD remake'. Skip the HD jokes. it's 1920x1080 resolution so it's enough to qualify for the 'HD' title in my books. You can even add filters to make it look different - something that can be usefull when played on large TV screens. I personally don't need the extra gimmicks but i don't condemn the game for including them.

Since i dont have a amiga lying around nor will i download pirated images of this game then bying this game is the only way to go. No, i will also not get an amiga just to 'compare the original to the HD remake'. I have fond memories of the original and thats the way i want to keep it. Nitpicking about details that just doesnt matter and then degrading this game furiously is plain stupid.

No advances in game mechanics in 20 years? Really? New players dont need that and veterans will play it with nostalgia anyway. Formula was perfect then and it's perfect for new players too. Don't spoil it for them. Too many classics have been spoiled by trying to make them 'better'.

Remakes are always a bit risky for the buyer. some are money grabs. others are cultural events where good games of the past are resurrected and passed on to the next generation. This game (along with another Bitmap Brothers game on steam) is not counted in the money grab games section.
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Posté le : 5 décembre 2013
I didn't realise just how much the difficulty level has dropped in games over the years until I saw the reaction to this release from younger gamers. The Chaos Engine is from a time when players were expected to practice until their skills improved enough to progress. If that doesn't sound appealing, then you really won't enjoy this game, nor a great many others from the same era.

I loved this game twenty years ago, and nothing has changed. Literally - despite talk of improvements, this is a thinly veiled emulation job of the Amiga A1200 version of the game. It's a tad disappointing, but the game itself is still as much fun as it ever was. Hopefully one day we'll see some proper Bitmap Brothers remakes, but I don't regret having paid the £6.99 for this in the meantime.
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3.3 heures en tout
Posté le : 30 juillet 2014
I for one am happy that Steam brought this game back from the 90s. Not only that, but they upgraded it with achievements! For those that don't know, Chaos Engine is a difficult cooperative top down 8 way shooter known as Soldiers of Fortune on the Super Nintendo. You select from six mercenaries each with their own weapons, special talents and stats. The stats can even be upgraded every 2 levels by spending currency that you find on the ground and from killing enemies.

Speaking of killing enemies, don't think this is some cake walk. Every enemy is deadly and can kill you. Your mercenaries body is just as chunky as the enemies, so if they can't dodge your bullets, you can't dodge theirs without some quick reflexes. That alone is a warning, if that's not you, turn around and find another game.

The controls feel stiff, using the special abilities feels odd, you need to hold one button to prime it and press another when it is ready. Sadly this takes a while, to top that off you can often use two when you only mean to use one. The shooting forces your character to a stand still. This is not a dual stick shooter like Smash TV, you need to face the enemies before you shoot at them. On top of that collision detection seems off in terms of things hitting you when they shouldn't. Even with all of these issues, somehow it all works, its fun and entertaining. Map design is good, each level is almost a maze of staircases and walls that open up to reveal other paths. You'll never get lost and everything seems bite sized in the maze. Finding gold keys will open walls, silver keys will move objects. The object of the game really seems to destroy nodes / towers in each level to open up the exit door.

Chaos Engine is a quick game, each world has 4 levels and they feel like a healthy size, just because you can't just run through it, you need to take it slow. The game has limited lives, and you'll find lives along the way, but you can also buy lives and health every 2 levels as well. When you die, you restart at the last checkpoint, but lose all of your lives, you'll need to restart from the last save at the beginning of each level. The gun upgrades are nice and offer more bullets for a wider gun.

This game is also a forced cooperative game, meaning, even if you're one player alone, the game will stick you with an AI partner. The AI seems competent enough, but you'll still be doing the majority of the work and pushing forward. You can still use 2 player cooperative on the same computer and also 2 player cooperative over Steam, but honestly, I can't find anyone whenever I try to host game or join a game. You can invite friends, but alas no friends have this game. You can make use of your partner's special abilities as long as they're alive. Its a nice feature.

I was lucky enough to pick up this gem of a game in a bundle, and Steam has had it on sale for $2. While I can recommend the game at a full $10, its best that you wait.
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2.5 heures en tout
Posté le : 30 octobre 2013
I loved this game as a kid. I could never complete this game when I was younger, and I still can't now; but that is what I loved about it. The level of mechanics for such an old game is amazing. The diverse characters adds a lot of replayability. Steamworks integration allows Online Coop however, if you want to feel like a kid again, hook up two controllers and play locally.

Would definitely recommend picking up this game if you ever had it on older platforms, for those nostalgia trips and for those who love a good shooter.

Special power, FOOD!
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Non recommandé
7.9 heures en tout
Posté le : 30 septembre 2015
I played the Sega Mega Drive version. It was fun.

This is not. It's not fun, it's not worth the money I paid for it. The only reasons that I haven't uninstalled it are due to the nostalgia I get from playing it every now and then, as well as it's not taking up a lot of hard disk space. But seriously, you're better off downloading an emulator for the consoles and getting the rom if you're planning to play the game at all.

It's supposed to be a "remastered" version of the original game, but little about this game seems "remastered". Pointless and useless features don't count, especially those that make the game look worse.

Online multiplayer is poorly optimized. The framerate drops drastically even if you're playing with a teammate sitting right next to you in the same room. As I have mentioned earlier, if you want to play with a friend, get the emulator and play local co-op. Unless playing Chaos Engine on 0.5x speed is a fine thing for you.

1/10 Would download Sega Mega Drive emulator and Chaos Engine rom again
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Posté le : 19 juillet 2014
Wow.
I got this on a great discount, from Humble bundle store.
I was still taking a risk.
But I will never regret buying that.
Back when I had my Amiga 500 as my main computer, this game was one of my favorite ones.
Also the game was a great challenge.

Amiga version had the best music - sound fx and voice.
The game is NOT Steam punk. This is bullcrap.
People must not use terms just because they are trendy and catchy.
It is cyber punk though, as it meant to be back then.
A great cyber punk game with post apocalyptic atmosphere.

It is a shoot em up platformer game that has the camera above the player sprites.
The limited view the players have, will challenge them not only NOT to be hasty,
but also to be extra careful. Two player game needs great collaboration by both players.
This is not a vanilla shoot em up platformer, no.

The game has secrets, it has many ways to do things and many paths to pass.
Different paths, different choices, have different rewards.
An extra life, a power up, everyrthing counts when it comes to Chaos Engine.
So it has great replayability.

The game has 4 Worlds. Each world has 4 levels.

The final boss was great and the whole game was also incredible.

Graphics were well made.

Let's go to music now.
That was the strongest advantage of this game in Amiga version.
The music was just eight OUTSTANDING pieces of art.
Remember Techno and Industrial, genres? Add some dark ambience and you got what the soundtrack was.

In Commodore Amiga 500, the music was outstanding and I believe it was the best version.

So what did these guys did with the remaster?

The Chaos engine was released also for
Atari ST,
MS-DOS,
Sega Mega Drive,
Super NES...
and more...

So?

So they did the right thing!!!


The Chaos engine has Amiga version sound, some minor bugs exist but don't ruin the whole experience,
there are some welcome changes on coloring and voice sound fx that are really welcome as the game is more polished now.


It is still as challenging as it was.
I remember myself looking at the screen after beating it the ending and feeling that awesome satisfaction that the good old school games were giving you.
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4.2 heures en tout
Posté le : 19 mars 2014
This is a return of an old classical 2 players game. This is not a new remake. As I noticed they changed only three things:
1. Added a filter that makes pixels look smoother. Can be disabled, but I really liked it (steam store screenshots have it turned on).
2. Added autosave of the last unlocked password. No need to write them down on a sheet of paper. Handy.
3. Not only local, but also a network multiplayer (2 players coop campaign).

None of these features really make this game better or worser than it was before. I hightly recommend it to those who played this game years ago and liked it. It's still the very same fun game. On the other hand, mashing Fire is still a need as this way you shoot faster than if you just hold Fire key/button.

For those of you who didn't... Well, it's a good 2 players coop game, played good if using the same computer (keyboard or controller for each player). The game is of average difficulty. It can kill you really quick if you are careless, but not unbeatable and doesn't require super reaction or precision. No combos, dirty tricks, you can play it straight out of the box. A lot of guessing elements appear later in the game and make you life easier or harder depending on your choices. This game will not take much time, it has autosave every half an hour or an hour at later stages when you reach a new world.. or if you loose all your lives before that :D. If everything goes good, you'll be able to complete it in one go in somehting like 3-4 hours. Six different characters and different special power (unlocked later) give this game some replayability, but not too much. Finishing it 1-3 times will probably be enough for most players.

If this sounds fun - you should try it. If not - pass by, this game is quite good, but not a must see.
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24.5 heures en tout
Posté le : 26 mars 2014
What a great game, I think I actually enjoyed it more now, then I did back in the day. I highly recommend this game to anyone who was gaming in the early 90s for a good dose of nostalgic rage (when then CPU player takes all your food/power ups!). The majority of the game is flawless but there are still issues which have not been addressed. Like for instance the online multiplayer being laggy to the point of unplayability and some of the achievements are inaccessible/broken. Apprantly there are "minor sound issues" and a friend has also mentioned "laggy menus" but I myself have not experienced these problems or neglected to notice them. All in all this is a great remake and was worth every penny, do yourself a favor and buy this classic masterpiece.
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