Prepare for the dark world of The Chaos Engine, a steampunk Victorian age in which one or two players must fight the hostile creations of the Chaos Engine across four dynamic landscapes and take part in the ultimate battle. Choose from six hard-nailed mercenaries each with their own unique weapons and skills.
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Megjelenés dátuma: 2013. aug. 29.
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"It's a steampunk Gauntlet 'em up Amiga game from 1993 with added online co-op and optional bloom. A good one though with great old-school pixel work."
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Prepare for the dark world of The Chaos Engine, a steampunk Victorian age in which one or two players must fight the hostile creations of the Chaos Engine across four dynamic landscapes and take part in the ultimate battle.

Choose from six hard-nailed mercenaries each with their own unique weapons and skills.

Those who have the strength and skill to overturn the Chaos Engine will be remembered.

(The Chaos Engine was originally known as Soldiers of Fortune in North America)

Game Features

  • Battle through four unique worlds in single player or online and local co-op modes.
  • Play in ‘Enhanced mode’ or ‘Classic mode’ with its original graphics and controls for the true Amiga experience.
  • Gamepad support with optional 16-directional movement.
  • Steam achievements to test the mettle of both new players and old fans.
  • Relive the classic 90’s Richard Joseph soundtrack.

Rendszerkövetelmények

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista/7/8
    • Processor: Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon 64 (minimum 2.5 GHz)
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 6200 or ATI Radeon X300
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 400 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible, 16-bit
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista/7/8
    • Processor: Quad Core CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 9600 or ATI Radeon HD 3650
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 400 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible, 16-bit
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.7 or later
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 6200 or ATI Radeon X300
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 400 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor: Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon 64 (minimum 2.5 GHz)
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 6200 or ATI Radeon X300
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 400 MB available space
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6 emberből 5 (83%) találta hasznosnak ezt az értékelést
2.9 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: január 9.
A no nonsense re-release of the classic Amiga game. The main difference is that you can now move and fire in more directions than the original, which actually improves the game and makes it feel more modern and fluid. (And don't worry if you're a purist; it's an option that can be turned off.)

However, I quickly turned off the bloom and filter effects. Why do they insist on butchering the beautiful pixel art by applying this awful filter that blurs everything to hell? Mastertronic, your screenshots posted on the Steam store for this game look like garbage! Repost them with the filter turned off and you'll probably sell more copies of this game.
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7 emberből 5 (71%) találta hasznosnak ezt az értékelést
0.3 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: január 18.
Oh god, the Chaos Engine. The controls are just terrible, moreso even if you play with two players rather than just plop in an NPC to help you out. An NPC Preacher/Scientist can help more than another player can, simply because of the terrible controls. I thought a controller would make it better than if I were to play with keyboard controls, but I was wrong. So very, very wrong.
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10 emberből 6 (60%) találta hasznosnak ezt az értékelést
2.1 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: január 31.
A lazy port full of bugs. Devs have given up and there will be no bug fixes.
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5 emberből 3 (60%) találta hasznosnak ezt az értékelést
0.2 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: január 21.
It was a great game on AMIGA. It was not remastered in any form that would warrant the word remastered. And as much as i liked the music back then, the nostalgic feelings wore off fast and guess what: after more than a year it still don't have a volume control! Shame on the devs.
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5 emberből 3 (60%) találta hasznosnak ezt az értékelést
0.3 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: 2014. december 1.
This is a mess. Same frame rate as on a Amiga 500, more input lag, controls hardly work. I recommend playing the original on emulator, the Snes port or even the PC version over this.
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5 emberből 3 (60%) találta hasznosnak ezt az értékelést
1.2 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: február 1.
Thumbs up for bringing this great classic to Steam (played it countless of time), though I really would like to see it a little bit remastered, because this game deserves it.
Though I get the feeling game is little buggy (especially sound and controls, which I problems I don't have on emulator).
Too bad you can't rebind keyboard buttons, but playing it with controller fixes all.
Overall, a classic that youngsters must try. :)
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6 emberből 3 (50%) találta hasznosnak ezt az értékelést
1.6 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: február 6.
I would never pay 8 euros for this game. I don't even know how I got it, probably some bundle or something.

It is not a bad game, but it is very arcade. I could play it, but after 5-10 minutes it feels like a drag to be honest. The music is interesting, but there is no easy way to mute it when you do not want a looped song the whole time...

If arcade kinda games are your thing, then this might be something for you. However, I find the 8 euro price tag to be quite hefty for an old game.
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10 emberből 5 (50%) találta hasznosnak ezt az értékelést
1.1 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: január 25.
This isn't Chaos Engine. It's a game that looks like Chaos Engine, developed by people who aren't Bitmap Brothers.

It's not "remastered", either. The graphics and sounds are exactly the same as in the original, save for a bloom shader effect you can apply.

Unless you want to support Mastertronic or Abstraction Games or believe that some of the profits are going to Bitmap Brothers, I would recommend against buying this, and instead playing the Amiga original.
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99 emberből 84 (85%) találta hasznosnak ezt az értékelést
3.5 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: 2013. december 23.
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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101 emberből 85 (84%) találta hasznosnak ezt az értékelést
1 személy találta viccesnek ezt az értékelést
9.1 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: 2014. június 24.
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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39 emberből 33 (85%) találta hasznosnak ezt az értékelést
26.7 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: 2013. december 5.
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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38 emberből 32 (84%) találta hasznosnak ezt az értékelést
3.3 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: 2014. július 30.
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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30 emberből 25 (83%) találta hasznosnak ezt az értékelést
1.5 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: 2013. október 30.
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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22 emberből 19 (86%) találta hasznosnak ezt az értékelést
24.5 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: 2014. március 26.
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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28 emberből 22 (79%) találta hasznosnak ezt az értékelést
3.1 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: 2014. július 19.
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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19 emberből 16 (84%) találta hasznosnak ezt az értékelést
4.2 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: 2014. március 19.
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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19 emberből 16 (84%) találta hasznosnak ezt az értékelést
1 személy találta viccesnek ezt az értékelést
57.8 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: 2014. október 21.
I always was a huge fan of The Chaos Engine back in the Commodore Amiga 500 days. I thought the Music was fantastic, very steampunk and in some parts intimidating, the gameplay was enjoyable and simple to understand, the characters were clever and well designed and the worlds were also very well designed. The story is easy to understand and plays well through the campaign. This re-release is about as good as it gets as far as The Chaos Engine is concerned, they have correctly identified the positives in the game, such as the Music, and amplified them to be better on newer systems, the controls are smooth and simple, as was the case back on the old Amiga, the achievements are entertaining and though there may be a small glitch when it comes to fully upgrading your character, I would strongly recommend this game to anybody out there who a) Wants a challenge, this game is tough as nails. b) Enjoys the typical run and gun style game. and c) Want a nostalgia trip.

I have played the Co-op mode through Steam and it is alright, does take a while to adjust to the slight delays but soon it wears off and plays very well. Those of you who remember this game will know that the co-op mode was always difficult to follow and takes alot of practice, I regularly play the game with my borther over Steam and we do enjoy the challenge.

10/10

Steven Owen
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21 emberből 17 (81%) találta hasznosnak ezt az értékelést
27.9 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: 2013. december 10.
This classic Amiga game contains some minor enhancements and gameplay improvements like the 360 direction aim and the render options to make the GFX less eye straining.

It maybe a old game, but Bitmap Bros. made a lot of amazing games with a lot of hidden bonuses and plenty of surprises that, made that game addictive in the 1990s.
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26 emberből 19 (73%) találta hasznosnak ezt az értékelést
1.5 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: 2013. november 29.
This game was released about 10-15 year ago and created by the bitmap brothers, in case you didn't know that it's the same dudes that did the famous speedball 2. If you don't know about speed ball 2 then slap yourself in the face with a trout really hard because you're probably too young to know any better.

Anyway, this version is a fantastic port of the original, plus it has extra effects in game to alter bloom saturation, smoothing and key bindings.. not to mention 360 direction (which the old one wouldn't do, so I guess this is a slight cheat :P... plus it has 1-2-3-4-5-6x scaling & subtitles... helping you recreate how the original looked.. (shame it doesn't have scan lines and green screen mode...

First of all you select which character you want with what weapon, each has its advantages. If you are doing a single player the CPU controls your team mate or you can have a friend join in to make it a whole lot more fun..

Just a case of wandering around, game is based in the simple future and you shoot baddies that spawn, most of the baddies drop coins or special weapon power ups... these coins allow you to upgrade your stuff (you get to do this when you have reached the end of the level)

What i like about this game is it doesn't take a lot of thinking and isn't difficult to control, (keyboard defaults are WASD and Space..) It's one of those games you can get home from work and just slowly unwind, especially with the good old music..

Lot of younger kids of today may not appreciate this game, i grew up with this game on my Amiga so it's also a nostalgia trip as well as a whole lot of fun.

I snapped up this game when it was on offer for £2.37 ((still BETA)), I'd probably go to about £2.99, I certainly wouldn't pay full price... Thanks to Mastertronic for bringing it to the Steam, i surely thought this game was doomed in the emulation heap...
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15 emberből 12 (80%) találta hasznosnak ezt az értékelést
3.2 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: 2013. augusztus 29.
There are a couple of wrinkles (which I believe the devs are going to try and sort out), but it's generally an absolutely faithful port of the original game, with some enhancements for modern tech (16-direction controls and network co-op being the most noticeable). It's good.
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