"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 (2,068 reviews)
Release Date: Jan 28, 2014

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February 3

Strike Vector 1.0.4382 "Orbital Mayhem" Update



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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
55 of 78 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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22 of 31 people (71%) 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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13 of 17 people (76%) 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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31 of 51 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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11 of 15 people (73%) 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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21 of 34 people (62%) 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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6 of 7 people (86%) 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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6 of 7 people (86%) 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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7 of 9 people (78%) 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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8 of 11 people (73%) 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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11 of 17 people (65%) found this review helpful
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 5
I like this game a lot
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 24
I'd like to enjoy this game, but I just can't. The controls are too clunky and the mouse never points where you want it to go, no matter what you mess with in the settings making you end up miles off target. Not to mention the non-existant playerbase. There's maybe 5 people playing at once in total. They're all on the same server, which results in you pretty much playing the same gamemode over and over and over. I really wanted to give this game a shot, and I did, but it was just a waste of my time.
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4 of 5 people (80%) 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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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 12
This is a tough review because it could be a fun game but you'll never find anyone playing it. If there were bots or maybe some form of single player this would be a thumbs up but unfortunately this is a completely forgotten/never purchased multiplayer game which means it's a flop. Can't recommend at any price - watch YouTube gameplay videos to get your fill and move on.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 26
+ graphics

- bad controls
- camera doesnt help
- empty servers
- everything seems to blend in with the ♥♥♥♥ing background
- because of this you're dead 5 times before you found the person attacking you

10/10 would wish the possibility of a refund was there again.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
190.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2014
:Strike Vector: is the funnest, most competitive, and fastest multiplayer shooter I have ever played. Nothing tops this game's multiplayer. It looks awesome, it looks fun, but in reality... its very, very, VERY niche. I'm gonna tell you right now that this is probably not a game you want to play.


It has wonderful graphics and runs like a charm on my rig. The game has lots of customization and weapon loadouts, and everything except cosmetic stuff is available from the start. The weapon loadouts are endless, and of course most outperform others, but there is more than enough variety to always keep the game fresh. Of course, its not much work to unlock the costmetic stuff either. Skill really shows in this game, and if you are good you are rewarded for it in spades, and if you can't keep up its painfully obvious. This game has no hand holding, everything you do in this game is via your own skill and you knowledge of the game mechanics. Being good at this game is something to be proud of.


BUT, this game has one glaring, stupidly big flaw. The game is so competitive and the skillgap, even if tiny, has such a huge impact on gameplay that most people don't even stick around to play because they simply cannot keep up. Generally, most of the newbs and unskilled players only last a few days before they get bored or permanently ragequit from getting roasted by the much fewer, yet better players. However, most of the better players quit because there aren't many people left to shoot. As such, the game has largely killed itself because its TOO competitive. This is not a game for casuals in any sense of the word. Please keep in mind that of all the 100+ thousand people who bought this game, less than a tenth of a percent of them are still playing to this day.


Reviews give the impression that this game is undesirable because it has low population, but this is misleading. The gameplay is actually BETTER on low population servers. Its not a typical shooter where most firefights end up relying on confusion and teamwork. This is a very personal game, and much of the gameplay is just that; personal. You will literally be dogfighting individual players 90% of the time you play this game. This is what the game was designed for and where it excells. High population servers ruin this however, namely because the combat degenrates into nothing but confusion and nobody can finish kills. That is not to say it could benefit from more population, because it could, but the low population isn't what is killing the game, its the competitiveness of the game itself.


Of course, the game also has other flaws. If you don't live in East Europe or the United States, chances are your ping will be above 100 when you try to play on any of the sparsley populated servers. Anything above 100 ping is generally unplayable as you will find enemies teleporting all over the map and you yourself rubberbanding all over the place and randomly crashing into walls. Likewise, generally anything under 50-60 FPS is considered highly detrimental to this skill based gameplay, especially considering how fast-paced this game is. Your rig has to be up to date for you to play this game properly.


I highly, highly recommend you only play this game if you have played similar dogfighting games. This is a very new experience, and it is painful to learn. The learning curve is MASSIVE. Its a cliff to most people. It introduces new playstyles and is very, very fast. But if you like competitive, fast shooters and are GOOD at them, then this will probably be the funnest multiplayer shooter you will ever play.
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3 of 4 people (75%) 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 4 people (75%) 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 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
Has the potential to be a fun, fast paced game.... but....
This has one of the single worst tutorials i've ever seen. It's not even possible to look past the tutorial. They tell you nothing. It expects you to know all.. -ALL- of the key bindings going in, they don't describe what you shoudl be doing or what actiosn to take to reach your objectives, they put an unrealistic time limit on them (time limits usually reserved for time trials or pro challenges in any other game) and are immensly unforgiving. After failing time and time again at a TUTORIAL, i lost all inhibition to actually play the game itself. Has potential, but is far from tapping it.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 17
this game has kickass music, seems to have a good mechanics and ablitiy to custimize your ship as well as just looking cool.

The downside is the single player game sucks and it looks like no one logs into the multiplayer servers making it a dead game.
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