"Strike Vector is gorgeous shooter with strong mechanics and lots of customisation" 7.7/10 – IGN"it more than makes up for by being a gorgeous, intensely competitive experience that matches its aesthetic appeal with pure shooter satisfaction"– 7.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (2,053 reviews)
Release Date: Jan 28, 2014

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February 3

Strike Vector 1.0.4382 "Orbital Mayhem" Update



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The latest update for Strike Vector is now available!


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"Orbital pump station" and "Space Docks" Maps are available!

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About This Game

"Strike Vector is gorgeous shooter with strong mechanics and lots of customisation"
7.7/10 – IGN

"it more than makes up for by being a gorgeous, intensely competitive experience that matches its aesthetic appeal with pure shooter satisfaction"
7.5/10 –destructoid

"Strike Vector does one thing - frantic multiplayer combat action - and does it really well" Luke Plunkett
Kotaku

"I do, however, know one thing for sure: Strike Vector The Videogame is unarguably stunning" Nathan Grayson
Rockpapershotgun

“Strike Vector est la petite bombe indépendante sans prétention que l’on ne voyait pas venir”
17/20 – jeuxvideo.com

“BELLISSIMO, Strike Vector è uno sparatutto indipendente adrenalinico, appagante e assolutamente spaziale. In tutti i sensi”
9.2/10 – IGN.it

"Amateur de sensations fortes, à vos souris. Si vous cherchiez du Quake en altitude, de l'instagib en vaisseau spatial, le titre qu'il vous faut est enfin dispo : ça s'appelle Strike Vector et c'est pour les joueurs hardcore dont l'estomac est bien accroché"
4/5 – gameblog.fr



Strike Vector is a Brutal aerial FPS that will see you test your skills online against other players in the tradition of Quake 3 and Unreal Tournament. The game offers an hardcore learning curve for those who don't fear to die a lot at first but who will get a massive rewarding feeling when they will master the game and dominate the battlefield.

all New Features Will Be Free

Ragequit Corporation will offer free downloadable content after the game release. We want to make sure that every person playing Strike Vector have access to the same content regardless of when they will get the game.

gameplay

With a distinct old school feel, reminiscent to games such as Crimson Skies, Quake 3 and Unreal Tournament, Strike Vector will let you test your reflexes and skills against your friends. Team flight and mutual assistance is required to fulfill your missions but individual aiming and piloting skills are also mandatory.

two Movement Modes

You fly the Vector, the lastest hyper-speed VTOL, highly customizable and manoeuvrable Jet fighter. Your enhanced version can instantly switch between 2 movement modes :

  • Jet Mode: reach high-speed, intercept opponents and fast evade incoming projectiles.
  • Stationary Mode: strafe in all directions with increased precision, hold and defend key locations.


This unique gameplay allow you to fight face to face with your enemies like classical FPS, or playing dog fighting.

game Modes

Targets to reach, positions to defend, enemy structures to destroy … Players may select among famous game modes such as deathmatch, team domination, team deathmatch, and Bounty Hunter! More game modes are coming soon!

build Your Own vector

Equip your Vector in your own style with two differents weapons to get the edge on various situations or be a specialist by choosing the same weapon for each side of the craft. Hundreds of combinations are available, making your ship the only kind of his genre on the battlefield.

Depending on your weapons and perks choice, your playstyle will be different from another player, you create your own class :

  • Fast and stealthy to capture positions and hide in massive structure to surprise your enemies.

  • Heavy and powerful to defend strategic points or assault enemies defenses.

Customize your ship appearance among various type of skin decorations and put a gadget in your cockpit to make you feel like you are at home. A mach 3 home!

varied Environments

You will play through gigantic flying structure like aerial oil platforms, slums, cities, factories, abandonned stations and much more and find many destructible objects like giant cargos or pressure vessels and use them to trap players in deadly explosions, block or open passages and fulfill your mission objectives.
Use your environment to avoid and escape homing missiles by adopting a risky flying style. Play the way you want with various game mode adapted for a 360° warfare
Eliminate every players in classic deathmatch, support your team in domination or the greedier and more...

STRIKE VECTOR FORUM : http://www.strikevector.net/forum/
STRIKE VECTOR OST : http://themaravers.bandcamp.com/

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 2.0+ GHz processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: SM3-compatible video card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 5000 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Xfire and SLI not supported
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA 8000 series or higher graphics card
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Hard Drive: 5000 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Xfire and SLI not supported
Helpful customer reviews
35 of 40 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
31.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2014
When I saw the open beta trailer for Strike Vector back in early January I didn't think much of it other than it had some great music, after receiving a gift copy my opinion completely changed. Strike Vector is hands down one of the fastest shooters out there with unsurpassed freedom of movement and speed. It requires some practice to get down but it's an absolute blast once you do. Customization is handled wonderfully, with players having access to everything non-cosmetic from the beginning and acquiring cosmetic parts, paintjobs, and decals as they level up. As someone who doesn't care for progression all that much I think they've found a good balance. The maps are great too, with each one being rated on how deadly they are to traverse. Anyone can go fast, but weaving through the innards of an airborne oil refinery at full afterburn isn't something just anyone can do. There are only two complaints I have, the size of the community and the lack of lag compensation. Lack of lag compensation wouldn't be so bad if I wasn't confined to playing on a european server half the time, but that's just the thing, at best I've seen two and a half servers worth of people playing. Personally, Strike Vector is probably one of the best shooters I've played. It'd make any other fast paced competitive shooter look like a snoozefest but I have a hard time recommending it because without other players there really isn't much you can do. If you've got some friends get the four-pack, at least you'll all be able to enjoy it together. oh and the music is ♥♥♥♥ing great.
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33 of 49 people (67%) found this review helpful
16.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 25
+Great visuals on the Unreal 3 Engine.
+Extremely fast paced
+Reminicent of Quake 3, but if quake 3 was a Jet / Mech game
+Gameplay is very fun and addictive
+Awesome controls

-ZERO playerbase, means only one server at a time has any players on it.
-Usually crappy ping on said server ^
-Due to low player base its tough to pick up and want to play as you will be encountering lots of very good players as they are the only ones who still play the game. From what ive seen its either Level 1-10's or level 45+'s disscourages the level 1-10's wanting to actually play this game, as a skilled player will absolutely dominate the lobbies.

Overall this game is great, the controls are fluid, visuals are pretty, However with the current playerbase i cant recommend this game to anybody. As far as im concerned maybe if they switched to free to play, they could regain their lost playerbase. Or if durring any of the steam sales this game would go lower than half price 6$, as ive had my eye on this game for a while however it needs a good kick in the playerbase. Either an extremely low sale (2-3) dollars on steam. Or no price tag at all.
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 5
I like this game a lot
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23 of 38 people (61%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 11
You know how an Italian chef kisses his fingers and says something in Italian that translates to "A masterpiece" after tasting their own dish? That's how I feel about this game.
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2014
I was very close to not recomending this game because as fun as it is, as much as I love it, almost nobody is playing it, and for a mostly multiplayer game thats certainly not a good thing. You also need better internet then what ever TF2 needs as lag spikes are more often for me then that game. The main reason I recomend it is because I want more people to play it.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 19
Great game, no lag, great graphics, a must have. If u be patient and seek for a good time, there are enough players !
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 3
I would recommend this game if you can get it on sale. However for $12 I think this is asking a bit much from a certain demographic. It's clear this game is meant to target those that are into "sci-fi" and "mech" genres, and if you are that person, then the 12 dollar price tag just might be worth your while. Upon viewing the trailers you might think that this game is way too chaotic to even traverse anywhere. And you're right, it will be, at least for the first time you try it.

The core gameplay revolves around you piloting a strike vector, a high-tech machine used to rip your opponents a new one. The Strike Vector has two modes that are toggleable by the space bar; a jet mode and a hover conversion. The jet mode is where things get crazy fast. While combat is possible, it is best used to get where you need to be before you engage someone in your other mode, the hover-harrier. The hover harrier is much more controllable and very viable with its own unique dash mechanics and combat features, such as aiming down your sights and overall being much easier to aim with.

Jets control like ice moving on a buttered floor. They don't maneuver as well as you'd hope, and you'll surely crash if you try to fly it in small nooks and crevices. However, paired with the hover mode you'll find that you can dodge missles, get through tight spaces, and out-maneuver your opponents if you can master toggling between the two; jet for speed and hover for turning. The controls are responsive and there is really no delay when inputting commands for your Vector, so you should have no problem transforming on the go.

Combat on the other hand may take a while to get used to if you're not willing to put in the effort. Leading shots can be a pain, and chasing down opponents can feel useless. Doing damage is also very unrewarding and can be discouraging/frustrating when you do a lot of damage and your teammate steals your kill. On the plus side there are multiple weapons to choose from for each hand, each with their own unique attributes and are fairly balanced. And yes, all weapons and abilities are unlocked at the start. The main progression feature is to unlock Vector parts and skins.

Pros:
-Fast gameplay
-Excellent Twitch Shooter Mechanics
-Third and First person cockpit
-Customizable Vectors
-Weapon Variety
-Various game modes and maps
-Extremely responsive controls
-Balanced weapon set-ups based on your playstyle
-Single player challenges and leaderboards

Cons:
-Certain weapon mods don't feel viable for particular weapons
-Team games don't feel very teamwork oriented (kill stealing everywhere, no assists)
-Doing damage in game doesn't feel rewarding if you don't get the kill
-Not much progression to be had unless you're into customizing, could use more customization features
-Learning curve is kind of steep
-Not very casual friendly
-Small Playerbase

Tl;dr - The game is fun but may not be worth the 12 dollars for certain people. Lots to do and there are good times to be had here. I'd recommend it to people who like mechs, jets, and shooters.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 3
By itself this game is fun. Jumping into a server full of people that know what they're doing is not. Notice how this does not detract from my overall positive review. That's because at the core the game is fun. However its limited player base may turn you away quickly.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 1
Game is dead. Seems like it could have been ok if it had funding. It's dead though. Empty servers and unbalanced gameplay.
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15 of 25 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 15
Multiplayer-oriented game with 0 players.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 6
Pretty good, makes you feel like a space pilot
the dogfights are intense, the weapon variaty is great and the maps are the coolset ive seen

worth every penny, just needs more players
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 4
An amazing game.
It's very fast paced, and takes a bit of practice to get used to. Expect a lot of trial and error.
There's a lot of customization, the community is friendly, and the game is just plain awesome.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 5
I like this game.Have you seen Macross?This game can give you a chance to control VF series fighter and have a wonderful maneuver fight
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
26.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 24
A very good gaame, with a refreshing gameplay, but there is no one playing and you must have friends who play if you want meet someone on this game so you have to buy this game and create a community !
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2014
It is impossible to find anyone on a server
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 7
No one is playing this game. For a multiplayer game that has 3 people playing globally on a Saturday... ridiculous, I feel ripped off, save your money.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
29.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 5
I like shooting in videogames. I like (arcade style) flying in video games. This game has both and I like this game, alot!

I want to write this review without just telling you how awesome this game is, but it is hard.

"Bad" thing about this game is that if you don't have much experience with accuracy shooters like Unreal Tournament etc, or you don't have accurate mouse hand and reflexes and good sense of direction you are going to suck at this game...AT THE BEGINNING. This game is hardcore in the sense that you must suck a certain amount of time at it before you are going to be better and get on the other side of dominating noobs. And this game has pretty friendly community if you have patience some one will guide you and try and teach you.

The spirit of the game is somewhat similar to those old-school shooters it gets compared to often like UT or Quake. It doesn't have any unlockable weapons etc (only non-gameplay related thing such as skins). It doesn't have any killstreaks or other crap. Strike Vector relies on skillful movement and aiming mechanics. This fact makes nowadays gamers not giving this game enough time and give it a chance.

So you are going to die alot in the beginning. I don't see this game hardcore in the sense that you must invest several hours a day in it or anything like that. It is hardcore in the sense that you don't get your hand held but instead you get your ♥♥♥ handed to you, if you are not careful. I have some FPS experience and I started getting kills and not being killed consistently before 10 hours of playing.

The game has great style and graphics. The most important thing in it is that flying feels awesome. Manouvering your ship around tight corners and making quick turns when being chased to grab a couple of repair items to turn around and give your opponent a couple of rockets in the face feels awesome. Many times you are going to crash to a wall when doing it but yeah, thats going to be your own fault. Who never said that flying fast in tight spaces are easy?

Shooting also feels great. Weapon sound effects are awesome. Weapons have variation and support various play styles. The fact that you need to lead your target depending on your weapon makes shooting not easy. You know how this effects the feeling when you get a kill? I'll tell you. It feels awesome. It is a small achievement itself. YOU made it happen, not autoaim, not your killstreak, not even luck.

To summarize:
-Awesome game with awesome flying and shooting
-Skill is a thing in this game (which you will get if you keep playing don't be frightened)
-Buy this game
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 26
Wait, you're telling me there's a modern flight combat simulator that's actually pretty decent? Get out of here! Everyone knows there's no money to be made there!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 6
Despite other reviews stating the contrary, I find the games can get quite busy with players! True, many of the servers are largely empty, but if you just go on and play with a couple of friends people join when they see there are people playing on the server. A 3 player free for all deathmatch with my friends quickly became a 20+ player filled game. Worth the purchase, especially if you used to enjoy games like Starfox.
The fast paced flying and training mission challenges sold me on the game even before I got into playing with others. Anyhow, take this for what it's worth, it's fun!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 6
This game is awesome! totally recommend it! :D
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