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 (227 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
6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
Utter ♥♥♥♥.

Only got the game for the speedball bundle.

Controls on Linux do not work. Devs have fled.

Refund while you can !!!
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3 of 3 people (100%) 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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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 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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8 of 13 people (62%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
Although it runs without a hitch for me, there's apparently still a lot of issues with the port, so caveat emptor. A classic game, visuals and sound are way better than the SNES version I'm used to. Analog support is whatever, I think the bloom effect is kinda nice.
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