NEOTOKYO° is a multiplayer first person shooter that provides a visceral & realistic combat experience in a rich futuristic setting.
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Release Date: May 1, 2014

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February 20

Active Neotokyo Players Winter 2015 Tournament

Interested in competitive Neotokyo? The Active Neotokyo Players community is running a tournament.

Most matches will be streamed on hitbox and uploaded to the ANP YouTube channel. You can follow the brackets here and see the match schedule here.

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About This Game

This is a stand alone mod and does not require SDK BASE or any other dependency such as HL2. It will run on it's own.

NEOTOKYO° is a multi-player first person shooter that provides a visceral & realistic combat experience in a rich futuristic setting.

NEOTOKYO° takes place about 30-40 years from now in a Japan that has drifted into social/political strife due to the inevitable stresses that come from changing times. The Japanese government is grappling with intensified external (Asia geopolitics) and internal (economic/social) problems, and there is mounting pressure from within Japan to return to the days when it exerted influence through military power and strength. A failed legislative push to alter the Japanese Constitution (allowing the Japanese military to engage in offensive actions outside of the country) leads to an attempted military coup by members of Japan's armed forces (GSDF). The coup fails, but was very close to succeeding. In an effort to suppress further coup attempts, Japan's Prime Minister forms a branch inside the Interior Ministry's National Security Forces (NSF) called GROUP SIX. They answer directly to the Prime Minister and are sworn to protect the Japanese Constitution at all costs. They immediately begin to hear rumors of a rogue element of the GSDF Special Forces (JINRAI) maneuvering for a second coup attempt. These JINRAI are Special Operations Group 43 (SOG43), fierce nationalist loyal to their love of country, and a desire to put Japan back into a position of strength and power.

This begins the war in the shadows between the NSF and JINRAI.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows® 7 (32/64-bit)/Vista/XP
    • Processor: 1.7 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX® 8.1 level Graphics Card (Requires support for SSE)
    • DirectX: Version 8.1
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB available space
    • OS: Windows® 7 (32/64-bit)/Vista/XP
    • Processor: Pentium 4 processor (3.0GHz, or better)
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX® 9 level Graphics Card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB available space
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227 of 243 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 6, 2014
Imagine a group of people really liked Counter-Strike but wanted it to be like Ghost in the Shell and you have NEOTOKYO°

I know it's frowned upon to compare it to Counter-Strike but that's really the closest thing there is to compare to it.

General run down on gameplay:

* Round Based

* If you die you are out of the round

* There are 3 classes, each with it's own perks, disadvantages and equipment

* If you are not careful you will die really really quick

* There is an active cameo ability 2 of the classes get to use that makes you transparent and hard to see, moving around though will get you spotted

* Each class has it's own vision mode (such as heat vision to track people through smoke grenades)

* You unlock weapons the better you do in a round and unlocks are reset once the map changes

* Teams are pretty much identical

* Capture the flag is the most popular gamemode, twist being the flag (a female robot torso with no arms) can show the holder where everyone is on the map after a few seconds of hodling it

If you can get some friends to play with you and use the mic chat it's a lot of fun and rounds can get intense.
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148 of 169 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 17, 2014
Is it original? Yes.
Is it fun? Yes.
Is it at all clunky? Maybe a little.

I'm keeping it short: NeoTokyo is an amazing mod with a great concept, and it has a killer sountrack to boot. I feel like it could incorporate a few more elements of the Counter-Strike series, but even as it is, it's a solid mod.

Good shti.
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125 of 177 people (71%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 11, 2014
So, one usual Saturday I woke up and started steam. Found this on the on the recommendation page and it was free and I was like meh, let me give it a shot! Downloaded it, not being very interested in futuristic games. Started the game and went wow, 10 servers and only one with acctual players. Still clicked and played and was I wrong, this is an epic game(mod :P)!

Played my first whole round and died instanly and got a team kill by mistake! Well, said sorry and he forgave me(Who knew you could plant a C4 and send someone on your team flying. Then found it fun and went to top of the score-board on the second round! Everybody was having fun untill a Russsian guy and a 7 year old Russian kid joined. You're probably thinking that everybody ragequit cause of their utter stupidity but no! These other guys trying to help us where saying there on the roof, or go right basically being helpful but the Russian guy started saying shut shut shut up in a wierd accent (I recorded but Fraps wanted to be a ♥♥♥♥♥!) So that guy and the kid started begging me not to call the admin cause I was gunna send the video to him, they are lucky Fraps stopped!) I hope that these guys don't make a fuss next time but today when I joined the same server (only server), people went like, dude did you upload the video, so I told them about how recording stopped 20 second later but they were still saying it was nice of me to shut those 2 up!

Now, never say there is less space in the maps, too narrow or something. You'll get a response like :"Go Play CS!" (This isn't hatred towards CS, just that the NT community don't like players asking why it's not like CS! (The game isn't based on CS!)

Now to end this!
Community: 10/10, nice and tactical in-game and fun to talk to!
Game: 9/10 , No reason to not give 10/10 but you just feel it doesn't deserve 10/10, no game does to be honest!
Weapons: 10/10 I love the way the weapon choosing system works! You get kills and more weapons unlock, now you might say "Wait' isn't that just stupid to let newbs get bad weps and pros get good ones?". Well no! I can choose a P90(Weapon you get at First) and get a kill on a pro with some high level weapon easily and you mostly unlock snipers and low profile silent but low powered guns but doesn't mean they are bad, someimes it is really important to have low powered but low profile(silent) ones!
In-game Music: 9/10, pretty good, get's you pumped up!

Cons: I wish more people would play this and would be great to see some sort of a competition so more players join in to play! Please don't add hats or buyable stuff but let's say a fee of .50 Euro is okay if you want to join the competetion!

Thanks for reading! Like if you did!
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35 of 40 people (88%) found this review helpful
71.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 22
It's difficult to figure out where to start on NEOTOKYO, so I'll say this right up front: NEOTOKYO is--in my humble opinion--one of the single greatest achievements in videogames, and a true masterpiece right up there with the likes of Catacomb 3-D, Wasteland, Pathologic, etc. Now, I've been playing videogames 40 hours a week for the past decade and a half, so at the risk of hubris I'd say I'm well qualified to make such a claim. The hard part is substantiating it.

So why is that? In short, NEOTOKYO is a wonderful marriage of art and craft: it combines the disparate elements of Japanese cyberpunk with high-impact tactical shooters and does so with such flair and polish that I've never once seen before. Consequentially, it maintains a duality between its inspirations and must be judged on both the quality of the gameplay, and the world that it inhabits. You'll often hear the term "Ghost in the Shell meets Counter-Strike" bandied about, and while such a phrase is no doubt accurate I think it sells the game short.

As a game, NEOTOKYO has many superficial similarities to Counter-Strike: it's a round-based objective-oriented FPS without respawns and a heavy emphasis on teamwork wherein the player picks their loadout at the beginning of each round. That may sound like derivative-going-on-copyright-infringement, but just as there's more than one way to skin a cat there's more than one way to make a high-lethality team game. Unlike Counter-Strike and its clones where terrorists must plant and defend a bomb, the goal in NEOTOKYO is to recover a neutral item 'ghost' from the center of the map and escort it to the enemy spawn. This is further complicated by the fact that the 'ghost' will provide what's effectively wallhack to whoever has it equipped, at the cost of being unable to defend themselves and lit up on the enemy HUD. The effect is profound. Where Counter-Strike is strategic zone control in a very simple, small scale environment; NEOTOKYO is about successfully navigating a very large labyrinth and either escaping with the ghost or eradicating the enemy team before they can. The maps are suitably large and full of various nooks and crannies, which makes the CS style of covering all approaches and knowing exactly where the enemy is coming from impossible. Instead, it's about keeping close to your teammates, keeping alert and either outmaneuvering or ambushing your foes prey. Situational awareness is the name of the game, and you must at all times be aware of every approach all the while being careful not to expose yourself to enemy fire. It's tense and immersive in a way that is difficult to put into words, but suffice to say I have no doubt that the games' best players are the sort that can catch flies with chopsticks.

But that's not all; there's also a class system. I won't get into the specifics, but here's the broad strokes: there are 3 classes, a light ('recon'), medium ('assault'), and heavy ('support'). Light classes move faster but have less HP/armor, and vice versa. Each class also has a vision mode (NVGs, motion-tracking, thermal), and the ability to cloak or otherwise conceal themselves. Lighter classes cloak for longer, vice versa. Each vision-mode makes tracking your foe easier when they're cloaked, uncloaked, moving, hiding, etc. but weak against the inverse. Thermal can't see cloaked people, night-vision can't see anyone in bright light, and motion-tracking should be self-explanatory. It's all very simple in the abstract, but when you put it into practice in real nuanced environments everything becomes infinitely more complex. It's a lot to take in, and that's only vision! Movement affects timings and map access, and max health (of course) tempers your aggression. Can't go in guns blazing when a stiff breeze is enough to put you in the ground, right? And this all works within the context of your team, necessitating you change your class and loadout whenever possible to maximize your and your team's effectiveness. There's an old tagline from the original Counter-Strike which I think fits better for this game than any other: "Your role affects your team's success. Your team's success affects your role."

So I've talked a lot about to everything leading up to the gunfights, but what about the gunfights themselves? Since I've used Counter-Strike as a reference so far, I'll continue the trend here. The shooting is suitably visceral, the guns have real punch, and you can see some pretty high octane ultra-violence on occasion. The single greatest change is the precision. Weapon accuracy has been uniformly reduced from the genre standard laser beam precision, and recoil is a simple random spread that increases with fire. There's no 1-AKs from across the map or recoil patterns to memorize here, there's so much focus on everything leading up the shot that shooting is almost an afterthought. It however, is by no means simplistic and you'll find it easily up to par with the various Call of Battlefield fare that's the current norm. The spray does introduce an element of randomness into firefights, and while death is never cheap, the imprecision will no doubt be frustrating to the sort of people with <100ms reflexes that railgun in Quake Pro duels. Everyone else won't notice after the first 10 min. Finally, instead of the complex economy and money system, loadouts are based on a simple ranking system. After scoring a certain number of points, the next tier is unlocked. It's not earth-shattering, but the choice of primary weapon is a significant consideration. So that's the gameplay, what of the art?

As for the world the gameplay's like nothing else. Not since Mirror's Edge have I seen such a pretty game. The world is fully-realized, the art style is powerful and unique, and I've yet to find a single asset that hasn't been made from scratch. The dev team says that the game was in production for 4 years, and it absolutely shows. This is the kind of quality that can only be seen from a team with the passion to work a second job for free, just for the love of creation. The world is so believable, so incredibly atmospheric just because of this dedication! It's abundantly clear the devs took the time to sit down and think through everything about the world: the logistics, function, architecture, style. It's not just convincing, it feels truly real! The devs say that the game was heavily inspired by the likes of Ghost in the Shell and Akira, and it certainly shows! But more than that, the world isn't just a tribute to the works of their inspirations, but different and its own. It's a world that can exist in tandem with Shirou's and Otomo's, but is neither a pale shadow of nor dependent on theirs.

If you want to see the love put into this product, this absolutely free retail-quality product, just listen to the OST. Only once before have I heard a soundtrack that complements the game so well (Morrowind). In the end, I can count on two hands the number of truly great tactical shooters I've played. I can count on one hand the number of truly beautiful games I've played. I cannot think of another truly great game in such a picturesque setting. And that's why NEOTOKYO isn't just "Ghost in the Shell meets Counter-Strike". From there most games would stop, but that's only where NEOTOKYO starts.
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42 of 57 people (74%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 29, 2014
One of the best sci-fi first person shooters out there. Being made in the source engine used for Half-Life 2, it does show it's age. But for it's limitations, it is not a bad looking game. The gameplay is solid, using elements from Counter Strike as well as incorporating a lean feature. The mechanics that add a dynamic element to the gameplay is the classes, and their individual features. Besides the obvious "scout is quick with low health, assault is balanced, support is slow and armored", vision is key. The scout class has night vision, assault has motion sensitive vision, and support has thermal vision. Why are these here, you might ask. Well, it has a dark atmosphere, support has smoke grenades paired with thermal vision and two of the three classes can activate camoflage, hence the motion sensitive vision.
Combine all of this with maps designed with realism in mind, original firearms that don't break physics laws, this is easily on of my top games.
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46 of 66 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
350.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 30, 2014
played this game for almost 2 months . its enjoying despite having a high ping coz im playing in SEA but yeah its a new way to enjoy yourself. Overall, for me its a good game :)
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28 of 39 people (72%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
417.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 20, 2014
A nice fresh breather from all the generic material out and about. It has provided a nice learning curve that has been unlike any other game for me; but I am not implying that we've a totally unique game here. Since it's a mod built on a limited budget there are some aspects that don't seem all that smooth nor polished, but if you're after the gameplay you would simply cease to notice such reduntant worries and enjoy what's right here at your disposal.

As a warning I'd like to point out that this isn't a game like CS or CoD in which you pick up a gun and roll. In other words it's not a game for people with short attention span and childish mentality as it's a rather slow-paced tactical shooter which is really my kind of thing (referring to America's Army 2). Even Recon class with b-hop is unable to make it a quickie.

Soundtrack? Pure gold.
Gameplay? Initial reaction will definitely be confusing and it urges intensively to quit and return to other games, but outperform it and you'll be arriving in a place that is actually very enjoyable.
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86 of 144 people (60%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 10, 2014
counter-strike japan anyone?
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18 of 23 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
21.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2014
A wonderfull tactical shooter

  • Challenging team based gameplay.
  • Realistic art style
  • Three distinct classes to suit basically all play styles
  • One of the most balanced games i've ever played.
  • Abilities such as night vision, thermal vision, and invisibility
  • A wonderfull active community
  • An amazing soundtrack

  • Rather steep learning curve

  • Rather dated graphics, but still pretty. There's a community guide on using sweetfx with neotokyo. It's easy and looks amazing. I have a screenshot that you can look at if you're interested in how it looks.
  • It is EXTREMELY hard. But that's because it's realistic. You will die. ALOT. If you don't like counter strike source. You won't like this.
  • Some people like this, some don't. But it has friendly fire.
  • Gameplay is enhanced with a mic. If you don't have one it might be a little hard to communicate with your team. But it's still worth playing.
  • Unfortunately not played much. There are still full servers here and there. But don't expect thousands of people.

Overall score: 90/100
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15 of 19 people (79%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
17.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 8
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15 of 20 people (75%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 16
Counter Strike for Weeaboos.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 14
Even though, I had just started playing today, I will say the good things of the game:

1.Balanced Classes, fitting anyone's play style
2.Great and funny community.
3.Epic soundtrack to go with the game
4.Great maps.

I can't think of anything bad about this mod actually. So I highly recommend it. It's like Counter-Strike and Japan and had a baby and named it NEOTOKYO.
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
41.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 21
I'm only reviewing this because this somehow has gotten "Mixed Reviews". Let me start off and say that it used to be "Very Positive" for very constructive reasons, and it needs to hit that mark again, because this game doesn't deserve it's brief negativity.

The reason people seem to be thumbing this game down is not because of the gameplay or anything. Almost every aspect of this game is amazing, and as I said, this game used to be "Very Positive". The reason why people are thumbing this game down is because of a moment where the community sort of died. There were hardly any players at all, maybe a couple of players in a single server, but that was it. The negative reviewers seemed to have installed this game at a low time for this community. If you want further proof, just check the front page reviews, and you'll see they're all positive and reasons why.
However, this was a brief moment and the community is alive again. Now I'm seeing two full servers at once, and maybe a couple of others player alone in another server. It's not particularly a Call Of Duty-level playerbase, but it's certainly just enough to get a game going any time. I started playing Neotokyo again and It has sucked a lot of hours out of my life.
Just remember: The community isn't the most living, but don't say a game sucks because of it. It's an excellent free game, without any microtransactions, so downloading it wouldn't hurt your wallet if you happened to find a day where the servers are empty. Thumbing it down because of small playerbase is just silly, because I don't see many people saying Team Fortress Classic or Battlefield 1942 sucks for the same reason. Considering those games are also something you pay for.
Oh, and people say it's Counter-Strike with Ghost In The Shell influences, but I prefer to say it's Japanese Cyberpunk Rainbow Six.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 25
Good game :)
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
602.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 16, 2014
I've played 150 hrs of this game and I still can get REAL better though after 20\30 hrs of pure death and punishment for every dumb move I've made I could actually get some real fun from it!
Thanks to a strict but great community I'm enjoying this even more; matches require communications and
coordination between members, playing smart always pays here!
Try it if you want some hardcore FPS that can give you the chills and some tachycardia for the pressure you're welcome to try this!
10\10 would waste a month of gaming on this again
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 17
NeoTokyo is a free sourcemod FPS game similar to Counter-Strike that revolves around two teams using teamwork and tactics to defeat eachother. There is one main gamemode in NeoTokyo (Capture the Ghost) which is very similar to Capture the flag in which opposing teams must either eliminate the enemy team entirely, or return the "Ghost" to the allied team's score base. The weapons in the game unlock as you play the game and "rank up" over time from your performance. The game also has a slew of maps to choose from which is quite impressive for a mod with relatively humble beginnings. It has a meager but dedicated community of players from all over the world, and it's quite refreshing to play with people speaking multiple languages and cooperating together. If you can handle the occasional lag that is.

+ Is completely free
+ Plays very similarly to Counter-Strike
+ Promotes teamwork and skill to win
+ Most maps are very detailed and interesting
+ Dedicated servers

- Some weapons feel unbalanced
- Some maps are very confusing to navigate
- Relatively small but dedicated community
- As far as i know, updates are very rare
- Only has one serious game mode

Bottom Line
NeoTokyo is a really fun experience that's free to play with a melting pot of players all working together. The gameplay feels solid and despite only having one mode, can be a lot of fun in small bursts at a time, especially on weekends.

Highly Recommended 8/10
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
156.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 10, 2014
Great atmosphere and friendly community.
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23 of 40 people (58%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 27, 2014

+ Stunning graphics.
+ Good map design ( multi level combat )

- Difficult Learning curve.
- Small lag spikes
- No use of vehicles - that would be awesome ( perks or something like that)


A very well made game with interesting tactics, however, the use of vehicles would be amazing to add - e.g. the vents in the levels could be used by robots ( its Japan! ANYTHING can happen :) ) The only downside is the slight lag spikes - whether thats my PC or the code i dont care, it still adds tension :D
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
21.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 12
It's not the not-Ghost in the Shell game gamers need, it's the not-Ghost in the Shell game gamers deserve.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
501.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 7, 2014
Neotokyo is a game mod set in the future Japan.
The game aims to be a futuristic shooter with cyborgs duking it out.
In this it succeeds completely despite being made in 2009.
The game seems to be based off the anime ghost in the shell where both teams duke it out using invisibility, vision modes, and the usual guns and grenades.

The good
- 3 classes recon, assault, and support; each with their own unique methods of success.
- game is a mix of tdm and capture the flag. The flag however is a dismembered cyborg.
- depending on where the cyborg spawns on the map the teams must act to either attack and capture or defend and hold off the opposing force.
- great game that requires a bit of brain power and planning.
- many many map locations to choose from.
- absolutely free game. No random pay to win crap to piss people off.

The bad
- ridiculous learning curve for new players. It will take some time to learn how to play depending on the person of course. You are shooting at enemies that can go invisible after all.
- no real/formal tutorial to assist new players.
- many people who play the game but are not active leading to way too many empty servers.
- forced to play on high ping servers, not necessarily a bad thing but many gamers find this an issue.
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