Recruits is a brutal fast paced top down shooter that puts the lives of countless amounts of soldiers in your command. Lead your men to victory and see them progress through the ranks, show them defeat and they will be lost forever.
User reviews: Mixed (51 reviews)
Release Date: Jul 31, 2014
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We released our Pre-Alpha over a year ago, we got great feedback and now need to reach out to more players! With Steam we can the the suggestions and feedback of a larger player base and really create a game everyone can enjoy.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We do not know how long we will be in early access, you hope to bring the game to a very high quality during early access with your help and support.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The full version will have much more content, additional missions, new vehicles, multiple enemies, etc. We also expect to get feedback from Early Access to further develop what you want in the game.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“At the moment, the game features the core mechanics that will be present in the game. Both Single Player and Multiplayer are available in basic form so that the community can give us further feedback on what areas to focus on.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“Buying the game in Early Access means that you are giving us your money for a half finished game. We understand this and that is why the Early Access price is slightly less than the full priced game as extra incentive to purchase Recruits early and help us out with development.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We would like players to give us feedback of Recruits via our forums, comments, and reviews. We will read all of these and take them on board with our development of the game.”
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Reviews

“One of the most anticipated games Greenlit by the Steam community”
Go! Indie Beat

“One to keep an eye on”
Rock, Paper, Shotgun

“Community Rating”
8.9/10 – Desura

About This Game

Recruits is a brutal fast paced top down shooter that puts the lives of countless amounts of soldiers in your command. Lead your men to victory and see them progress through the ranks, show them defeat and they will be lost forever.

Your role as a commander puts you in charge of managing a platoon of soldiers during the war. Take men into battle one squad at a time to accomplish your missions, along the way gaining experience and respect that allows you to better equip and customize your soldiers.

Only by keeping your men alive, gaining medals and awards and defeating an overwhelming amount of enemies can you hope to be victorious during this time in history.



Recruits is in ALPHA, meaning that is is currently not finished. DO NOT PURCHASE THIS GAME unless you are happy to contribute to the development and play it with bugs and issues. This game is on Steam so that it can reach a wider audience and players can help contribute to the active development of Recruits.

Current Features

  • General Gameplay – Full body dismemberment and gore, weather effects, physics and destruction and time of day lighting effects.
  • Variety of Mission Objectives – Including kill all enemies, destroy all buildings, covert operations and survival situations.
  • Soldier Progression – Permanent death, enlisted rank progression, personal attributes and customizable nicknames and load outs.
  • Special Abilities and Weapons – As a Commander, earn respect points to unlock upgraded weaponry and special abilities such as Airstrikes and Cluster Bombs.
  • Squad Orders – A right click command menu in singleplayer gives you the ability to give basic commands to your squad members.
  • Game Modes – Singleplayer campaign missions, online multiplayer death match and team death match.
  • Controllable Vehicles – Helicopters and Tanks with specifically tailored missions and environments for them.
  • Updates – Updates for fixes and feedback from players to improve the game in all aspects.

Future Features

  • More Mission Objectives - Rescue prisoners of war, assassinate enemy leaders and base patrols are just a few.
  • In-depth Soldier Progression – Platoon role stat bonuses, visual soldier customization and more.
  • Special Abilities and Weapons – Larger variety of weaponry and more special abilities including Napalm, Mortar Strikes, Airdrops, Chemical Sprays reinforcements and more.
  • Context Sensitive Command Menu – Greater and more precise control over the squad A.I.
  • Soldier Morale – Events in game effecting the mood and effectiveness of your soldiers in battles.
  • More Game Modes – Introduction of online and local co-op, capture the flag and more.
  • Medals and Awards – Earn special stat boosts by performing heroic events in game.
  • Steam Integration – Steam Achievements.
  • Overall Game Improvements – Bugs and fixes, along with making the game easier to play and understand for all users. This game is still being developed and will always be updated to improve the overall usability.


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System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3 (32-bit only), Windows Vista, or Windows 7
    • Processor: 2.0+ GHz multi-core processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: SM3-compatible
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: 3 Button Mouse Recommended
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
    • Processor: 2.5+ GHz multi-core processor
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA 8000 series or higher
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 1
Early Access Review
game had been abandoned by the devs. stay away from it.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 5
Early Access Review
Abandoned game - don't do it.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 20
Early Access Review
Looks abandoned...
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 2
Early Access Review
I have been a massive fan of top down shooters all my life and when I seen this and read the description and watched the trailer I thought to myself that I must have this game, I bought it as soon as it went on early access release on steam and instantly had problems with it, gameplay was stale and the AI are way to overpowered, it is not rewarding and just all around frustrating, the devs helped me when I first bought the game due to start up issues but I have since learned they have abandoned the game, it is unplayable and not fun. Do not buy, should not be on the steam market anymore, even if it was free you would be better off staying away.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 1
Early Access Review
There was no update since August 2014 (and this is 5 months ago).

I thinks its just a little project to earn money.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 10
Early Access Review
Fun concept, but kinda awkward and has some problems.
There doesn't seem to be any progress in development either.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 21
Early Access Review
This game could have been really good if the development would have continued. The devs have abandoned it however. There haven't been any updates in 5-6 months and the lead programmer left to pursue another job. Shame ... another black eye on early access.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 28
Early Access Review
This game's been completely abandoned. Released in July, abandoned in August. Don't bother. Disappointed.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 20
Early Access Review
It had potential but when you abandon something it all goes down and not in a timber by pitbull kinda way
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18 of 18 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 9, 2014
Early Access Review
Devs never tell community what they are doing, game stinks to play, Multiplayer wont work, and there are 5 test missions that are boring as hell, dont waste money here on this.... they ban you if you say "the game is dead"

Programmer Quit: Posted in forums

Game Stats / Player Base
http://steamcharts.com/app/246880
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 18
Early Access Review
Developers have abandoned this game. Currently has about 30-40 minutes worth of gameplay. Would never recommend to anyone unless it was freeware.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 9, 2014
Early Access Review
I own this game for about one year now (Desura). I still haven't played it much but I am happy to support the dev-team as this game might, and hopefully will be a great one.
I am not sure if I would recommend it in it's current state as it's still in relatively early state. If you keep that in mind then go on, of course!

I just hope the devs would give a bit more frequently feedback and rework the blood-terrible character animations which they are aware of heh :D

Good luck!


EDIT (November, 30 2014): I finally changed my review to negative (I will change it back one day... hopefully). The coder left the boat to work for an other AAA game. So for now the project is frozen. The project leader didn't say anything in a while about if he'll continue working on the game or not. I have a bad feeling about this but hope dies last!
For now it's a matter of gambling. You *might* waste your money on this as the future of the project is unsure.
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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 18, 2014
Early Access Review
Its still Alpha and for that i guess you need some patience.

I was hoping for a descent remake ala the old classic Cannon Fodder.

This is far from that, and currently theres way to much silence from the devs... :/
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 24, 2014
Early Access Review
Been a few months since an update, and the updates are never very large. I would hold off on buying it for now.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 16
Early Access Review
I've sat down and played this well over 20 times and can't seem to do it for more than 10 minutes at a time.

This game looks extremely promising at first glance. It can be an O.K. experience if you take 1 or 2 squad members ALONE on a single mission and try to ninja them through by using the physics engine against the enemy. You cannot really play this game to an extent that seems rewarding or fun..yet.. Granted it is in Alpha...

The real reason I cannot recommend this game is because along with all of the problems it has and lack of content- Overall the developers do not release updates often and their own status within the community is taking the hit.

I have lost trust in these developers until steady updates start again. They were doing well about 6 months ago. Too bad.

7.4/10 for the first 5minutes- quickly turns into a -5/10 thereafter
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2014
Early Access Review
Game is dead Dev's are deadbeats! Just another negative thorn for early access. I enjoy supporting early acccess development. Would never support this group again.
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2014
Early Access Review
Local co-op is listed as afeature. AS of now(Game hasn't been updated in yonks), no such things exsist. I'd really appreciate wither a refund or for the feature to be imedietly implimented.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
Early Access Review
Devs stopped working on the game, took the money and ran. Do not buy this game, don't understand why its still available to buy on steam. Won't ever touch any game these devs are involved with.
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5 of 10 people (50%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 20, 2014
Early Access Review
Amazing. Absolutely Amazing. This game, is a work of art.

Recruits takes you into the Vietnam War, showing it in its full, uncensored glory. I would highly recomend this game for any fan of action/strategy games. One of the best i've played.
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25 of 30 people (83%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 31, 2014
Early Access Review
Played it during alpha test and been following the development of the game and i must say it's looking really good! Developers are doing an incredible job , the gameplay seems so good and we finally get a good top down shooter with a multiplayer component! Also the art in the game is amazing , the models are looking really good and the lighting is perfect! Good job guys keep the good work up! All the best.
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