"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 (1,747 reviews)
Release Date: Jan 28, 2014

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"An exceedingly overlooked Shooter in which your vehicle as too modes Jet and Hover which control your speed. It also runs in Unreal 4, check it out."

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August 4

Strike Vector cards and badges are available!

Hello guys! You can now collect 6 cards for Strike Vector and get badges, profile backgrounds and emoticons!

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July 28

Strike Vector 1.0.4008 “Incoming call” Update

Hi folks,

we finally added the Demolition mode (formerly known as Bomber mode) to the list ! In that mode, you have to destroy a huge enemy structure while defending yours. You'll have to constantly adapt your style and switch between attack and defense on the fly.
It's very fun to play and it also leaves some space for the rookies so be sure to give it a try.

For the challenge addicts, we added one more challenge pack and it's pretty challenging.

Again we tweaked the amount of Kebs you get for a kill. Now, you get more depending on your target's metal (Steel +15, Silver +30, Gold +45, Platinum +60, etc).

Also, we fixed all the issues related to multi-monitor displays. It looks great on 3 monitors, I wish I could afford that...

We hope you'll enjoy all the new stuff and we wish you loads of fun playing Strike Vector.

Improvements and New Features

- Demolition game mode added.
- Warship map added.
- Brand new pack of challenges added (I mean CHALLENGE).
- Multi-monitor support : menus, huds and other display features now support ultra-wide resolutions. (see Multi-monitor support)
- Kebs For Kill amount now includes prestige metal of the target (a player with Steel rewards more than one with rust, and so on).
- Kebs For Kill displayed in white on the HUD for a better readability.
- DeathMatch HUD displays Kills and Rank.
- Team score progress bar revamped for all game modes.
- Breifing/Debriefing screens : PlayerProfile buttons added (now you know who you played with).
- Antonio calls system added.
- On-HUD score display revamped.
- No life bar display on ghosted Vectors.
- Menus : Training Flight now under Solo Game.
- Menus : Training Flight map selection fix.
- Input Options Menu : Smooth mouse option added.
- Server Find Menu : Server list now sorted on the fly, with bug fixes.
- Challenge mode : the subsequent gate is now totally invisible to avoid confusion.
- Challenge mode : the gate's objective text and visibility are improved.
- Challenge mode : breifing text modified.
- Challenge mode : Tutorial challenges renamed as "training"
- Challenge mode : Basic training challenges now with Antonio assistance.
- Challenge mode : Training drone first shoot time fix.
- Swarm missile Hack protection (thanks BOOst).
- Destructibles don't take blast damage behind walls.
- Suicide command disabled.
- Hit feedbacks on destructible objects removed when they're destroyed.

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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

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

“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.


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

    • 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
    • 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
631 of 747 people (84%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
The Intro:
Stop. Don't let the big red square in the top left of this review fool you into being defensive. I LOVE this game, probably more than any of you reading this review. That being said let's talk about the one, ONE problem with this perfect game.

The Problem:
It's dead, man.

The Good:
For all of you who don't know, Strike Vector is a dogfighting game as fast paced as you see in the trailers. Speaking of which, the trailers do a good job describing the game: The graphics are pretty, the action is tense, there is aesthetical customization. On combat, there are varied weapons, passive abilites and "use once every so often" abilities like cloaking and a huge speed boost. (8 of each) The other positive reviews explain that in more detail, so I won't waste your time and regurgitate said information.

That being said, the game is HARD to learn. Basically you have to get used to the controls, master switching harrier and jet forms, get used to flying in tight corridors, and ONLY then can you hope to face others in pvp. You'll still get creamed a few times, but if you need advice, just type something in chat and they would tell you.

Sure it was frustrating back then when everybody was better than you, but they would be nice and try to be helpful. THE COMMUNITY WAS HELPFUL, MAN. A PvP (As in dead flipping serious, "you are not rewarded for messing around") game where the fighting is intense had a helpful community. That to me, is amazing.

The Bad:
But nowadays, there isn't a community. I, (and you included) could open up the game, click on the servers tab, and find for the amount of players on each server, ZERO across the board. Sure, some people will comment, "That is rediculous, just the other day I was playing and there were five servers with a moderate amount of people." I have NEVER seen that many people other than when i first got the game: 2 months ago, specifically April 12. (As you may tell, the other review are way before or around this time, so at most the main problems were bugs and there is no mention of a dead playerbase.) Even then the playerbase was shrinking and nowadays its maybe one person on a server for an hour. Just to humour those people, however, lets do the math; A server usually has 16 players max, but "a moderate amount of people" suggests it would be roughly half or 3/4 full. So lets say per server there is an average of 10 people. Times that by 5 and what do you get? A playerbase of 50 people. Ladies and gentlemen, that's not much, at all. It's certainly not fitting for a AAA game that this is. Morrowind has a bigger playerbase, Duke Nukem has a bigger playerbase, even MOTHER FLIPPING Ace of Spades has a bigger playerbase. Also please take into account that the figure is outdated by two months and nowadays its one guy on one server flying around for an hour and leaving.

The Fix:
So this is surprising; Usually you have a crummy, unoriginal, game that doesn't have a player base no matter HOW much advertising they do, but in this case it's the opposite. You have an awesome game that hasn't done much advertising. The only way I found out about this game was because my friend had it, and because it went on sale for like two days. Ideally, they do more advertising, people realize how cool and original this game is, the devs have a large playerbase and víola! You have a successful game.

I'm no expert, but as a person who buys games, (you are one of these too), I really like Steam sales, also anything on the "Featured" page on the store catches my eye. Sure, advertising costs money, but if they do both of these things, they will have an actual playerbase, become deservingly popular, and attract more people. Haven't you ever seen the, "put a dollar in the jar and people will come trick?"People like popular things.

The Tl;Dr:
It's dead right now, so don't pay 12 dollars for a AAA multiplayer game with no other players.
Posted: June 3
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378 of 451 people (84%) found this review helpful
6.2 hrs on record
If you've seen the store page's trailer, then Strike Vector is as fun as it looks. Be warned, beta is beta. Servers crash frequently, and there are frequent glitches with the menus. For instance, after being boot out of a game due to a crashed server, you must restart it to play again. But all that aside...
THE GAMEPLAY IS AMAZING. It plays like a dream! The ability to swap between Jet and Harrier modes on the fly is an incredible boon, and it makes dogfights fast-paced and intense, and extremely enjoyable. You have two weapon slots, and there are about a half dozen weapons to choose from, and you get to mix and match as you want. Each weapon has two slots for perks, as well. Two weapons, two perks each, and a ship perk, and a special ability, all creates excellent diversity, and it should cater to anyone's playstyle. Did I mention you have 3 loadout slots so you can save several of these combinations that you can swap from every time you die? You can even change them before you jump back in.
Visually, it's impressive. There's not much that stands out, but I love the machinery/factory look of all the menus and screens. One minor gripe I have is that certain menu prompts are unclear. They don't stand out very much and it's easy to skip over them because they're so small. For instance, at first I didn't even realize you were able to fly on the maps solo, because the button to do that was buried in the tutorial section, and was a very, very small button along the top of the screen. The ships themselves are customizable visually, and have patterns and a full color spectrum to choose from for each main section of your ship. There's a bit of texture pop-in, and some things look a little bit muddy, and it's obvious to see a lot of stand-in art and text in places, but overall it's not bad.
Sound overall is decent. The weapons and flight sound great, very meaty where it counts. Explosions are visceral, too. Though I would love a little more feedback in some places, such as when switching between flight and harrier mode. There were some times while in a match where I was off to the side, menus open adjusting options, and the game was silent. I think it could stand to have a little more realism in its sound. Basically I mean that it should echo more; I should hear the fights going on all across the map. I don't believe there should ever be silence in a game like this. Music! There's no in-game music, and if there is, it was brief, and I didn't notice it. The title theme is pretty cool, however the menus afterward... it's monotonous and could stand to be changed or improved. I don't like it much. So aside from minor complaints, it's great where it counts!
I could see myself playing this very much, spending a lot of my extra time here. I await the ability to host my own games in-client, or to be able to play offline against AI or over LAN, but such features do not yet exist. I'm glad I'm at least able to fly around the maps on my own without needing to connect. There's not much to do save practice flying around and shooting at nothing, but it's a nice add-in. With a plethora of unlockables, including ship parts and decals and patterns, and stuff for my pilot's profile, plus the simple matter that it's so damn fun to play, there's plenty of reason to come back to it again and again.
To conclude, it's fast paced, it's exciting, it's fun as hell. Lots to choose from, fun to play, lots of potential. Beta is beta, though. Gameplay gets a solid 9/10, Aesthetic and design and visuals gets an 8/10, sound gets a 6/10, lasting appeal/replay value: I-will-be-losing-so000oooOOOOoo-many-hours-to-this-beastie/10
Overall, in its current beta state: 7.5/10, with a BADASS SEAL OF APPROVAL!
Posted: January 13
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348 of 469 people (74%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Wow. I went into this saying," Well.. why not." Biggest mistake of my life. This is one of the most original, fun concepts that I have seen in a while. I will DEFINITLY be supporting this game. 10/10 would play again!
Posted: January 12
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58 of 73 people (79%) found this review helpful
18.0 hrs on record
I’m writing this review for the upcoming sale for Strike Vector. Because I think this game deserves more players. Let’s get started.

Strike Vector is the quickest game I’ve played both in the Shooter Genre but also in Aerial Combat. It mixes Tribes and SpaceCowboys (AKA: Ace Online(AKA: AirRivals)) very well. Because of the high speed good reflexes are needed. You will often chase someone who deploys mines to get rid of you, if you’re too slow to hit Harrier Mode, more about Harrier Mode later, or activate your shield you’ll turn into a burning uncontrollable wreckage that shoots trough the sky at high speed and crash into an object. Or if you can aim carefully into another player, your killer perhaps. Hit detection is also well done in this game, when you collide with something you’re most likely death, but there are exceptions: When you collide with something in Harrier Mode (again more about harrier mode later) you most likely take some damage or no damage at all, unless you collide head on (which rarely happens). Also if you try to pick up a cool down or some health (which often floats above object or the ground) you might bump the ground, if you do this from a too steep angle you’re dead, but doing this in an angle (similar to how a plane lands or maybe even a sharper angle) you will grind over the ground (you will take damage overtime) but you’re not dead and you’ll get the repair/cooldown you aimed for. Why I’m telling you this? Well Now you know you don’t need to be exactly aligned in a straight line to the pick-ups to be able to get them and survive when the float on the ground. It also kind off shows why I think the hit registration is great. Hit registration by shooting is like any shooter that properly detects hits (looking at you CS:GO).
Every weapon, weapon modifications, perks and abilities are unlocked from the start.. What’s left to unlock? The Cosmetics: Decals, ship parts, thumbnails, concept arts and camouflage. This gives new players an equal start in gear and still have items to level up for.
Your Vector has 2 modes: Striker mode and Harrier mode.
Striker mode is the normal dogfighting mode, you fly fast and are highly manoeuvrable. Ready to fly in narrow passages to shoot rockets at your target where to knockback causes your enemy to collide into the walls and you’re being able to watch the explosion from your rear-view, just like in the movies.
Harrier mode will instantly stop your ship and let it float around, you’re slow in this mode. But it allows you to fully stop your ship and perform more accurate shots. Harrier mode is often used as breaks to prevent head on collisions or to make a sharp turn. Try to juggle in both modes and you’ll be able to master flying in no time.

There is only 1 flaw in this game: Weapon balancing, some weapons and abilities are way to powerful. 2 shots with Swarm or Homing missiles (2 flaws in this game actually: Lock-on weapons) and you’re dead. Also the Stalker mine’s activation time is way too fast, if someone drops it in front of your nose while you chase him you’re dead for sure.

Overall Rating: 87 out of 100.

Also did I mention the free monthly content updates they add instead of paid DLC?
I hope this was enough to convince you to buy this game.
Posted: April 3
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135 of 198 people (68%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
I absolutely love it! Flying a Vector is really cool, especially when you do it fast paced.

The maps are very well done. It may take a moment to get used to the controls, but believe me, this game is worth it!
Posted: January 12
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