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.
User reviews: Mixed (236 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 29, 2013

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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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About This Game

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.

System Requirements

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
Helpful customer reviews
5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
Definitely NOT a good port. The graphics filter and the half-baked Steam co-op just aren't worth it.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
Chaos Engine is a oldschool 2d platform shooter.

Game as been totally redone and works perfectly on my Windows 7 PC.
The games has the option to play alone with a Computer or Co-op with friends.
Controls are not the best I prefure a controller if I play this game.
It's basic and fun to play for a while... only it will get boring after some time.

It's funs, It's Co-Op and oldchool.
I give it a 6/10 score.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
Terrible port with broken steam co-op and laggy controls making an already infuriatingly difficult game almost impossible to play. Not worth buying even on sale.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 25
Hi guys,

I was looking for a good gift for my dad who is an Amiga games fan. I found this game (I was playing it with my dad on Amiga a few years ago) and I thought it is a really nice gift for him. I saw that this game was not recommended by players but I thought that they just don't understand old games.

I wasn't actually right. I had to purchase this game twice: for me and my dad. What we actually found (this version problems):
- choosing champions (however I should call them) and purchasing upgrades just sucks, nothing changed since Amiga game and this is definietly not good idea for keyboards. It is so idiotic,
- graphic didn't change. I mean I like it but I gave too much money to have the same thing what my dad actually has,
- there should actually be some facilitations (other than saving game after each level) - no, it wouldn't be too easy because it is typical arcade game so pretty hard one,
- nothing really interesting and innovating about in-game control.

This game is a huge mistake. Studio did an emulator just to gain money. It would be okay if this game costs 5-10 euro for you and your friend. I don't recommend this game right now. Maybe if it is a little bit (you know what actually "a little bit" means:) ) less.

Of course if you want to play with me (I am going to finish this game anyway - I don't wanna waste that much money) - write to me.

Watch videos, I think I'll record also The Chaos Engine soon. www.youtube.com/c/PearlyEu

Bye and see you soon in other reviews!
Regards,
Pearly
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 28
A complete let down.
So many bugs, how did they manage to mess up a port of an Amiga game?
This is one of my favourite games, but this version is barely passable.
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