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.
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Mostly Negative (80 reviews) - 37% of the 80 user reviews for this game are positive.
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
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
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Mostly Negative (80 reviews)
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53 of 62 people (85%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: February 1, 2015
game had been abandoned by the devs. stay away from it.
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38 of 45 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: January 18, 2015
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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32 of 38 people (84%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: February 5, 2015
Abandoned game - don't do it.
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29 of 37 people (78%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: February 20, 2015
Looks abandoned...
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26 of 32 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 18, 2015
Abandoned, stay away unless it's free
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20 of 23 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 8, 2015
Update - April 9, 2016:
No news at all since my last review update.
It's almost a year since QUByte Interactive took over from the previous developers, and during that time there has been zero, I repeat, zero progress on the game.
I consider Recruits dead and abandoned. For the second time.

Update - October 31, 2015:
Another six months passed and this game is still in an unknown state. I just found out that a gaming website called AbsoluteGaming made an interview with the new developers. According to that interview the PC release is planned for 'early 2016'. They also said that DLCs are planned, and that online matches will be limited to four players, which is pretty disappointing.
Something I really don't like is how these new developers also don't seem to give a f*** about the people here on Steam. No communication with us at all, zero, nada. Recruits is still flagged as an Early Access game, but isn't the point of Early Access to let people play the game in an early state and get feedback? Seems like they just code away and don't care if their potential changes to the game are actually welcome by the people who already bought it.

Update - May 5, 2015:
A user named mcabral said on the forum that development is being continued 'from now' and that they (QUByte Interactive, a Brazilian game studio) will announce their 'partnership with Commotion Games'.
According to their website they are also working on ports for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Wii U.

Original review - April 8, 2015:
Looked very promising, but the developers decided to abandon it at pretty much the first possible opportunity.
Also, as usual, Valve doesn't give a frak and is still selling this abandonware.
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16 of 17 people (94%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: February 15
Game is 100% dead. Completely abandoned by the developers. Shame, too, because it had a lot of potential. If you want a game similar to this, check out Running With Rifles.
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27 of 39 people (69%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 31, 2014
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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17 of 22 people (77%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: February 28, 2015
This game's been completely abandoned. Released in July, abandoned in August. Don't bother. Disappointed.
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25 of 37 people (68%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 31, 2014
Gotto say,

This game had me there for a second.. The controls are swift and the enemies are fast; so are their bullets.
Basically, "Recruits" is a lot like "Cannon Fodder", but a lot more unforgiving. You have to learn to aim fast and steady while outrunning enemy bullets.
Besides some basic gameplay elements which I think are kind of missing, the foundation is solid and deadly.
I think it could be best described as a mix between "Cannon Fodder" and a breeze of "Soldiers - Heroes of World War 2" and a lot like "Running with Rifles" with nice graphics; because it's fast, easy to learn and hard to master.
Although the game can be prety entertaining it can also be very frustrating. For instance when you're playing a jungle map you can't rotate the camera to look around. It seems to be fixed at a certain angle. (Facing North). Maybe I overlooked something, but if they don't fix this, well, that could be a major killer, because that small feature made sure that I died many times.
Also, some things seem to be just scripted. Like: approach enemy, shoot, he throws grenade, even if he's dead already. Seems a bit off to me and kills the stealth factor.

But, due to the fact that this is an early access game, I have high hopes for it.
So far what I've seen is good and solid.
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Aeimnestuss
0.9 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: September 24
Game is stillborn. Died development.
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Sgtkumar
1.0 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: June 20
It had potential as a great game. It promised multiplayer, vehicles, and allowed you to pick up weapons and ammo in the field. It allowed you to order your troops to defend or attack an area while you moved on to do something else. So much potential, all wasted due to ♥♥♥♥♥♥ project managment and poor developers. I bought this game in 2014 during a sale and it has never been updated in the last year. If the game could be completed and additional content added, I could see justification for a purchase. However, at present, you only get 3 levels and that's it.
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Mojokilla
0.5 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: December 1, 2015
no
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ironwar
0.7 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: June 20, 2015
I would never recommend this game because of the lack of the devs sayying anything but i dont think its abandoned i saw a short video of this game at the E3 during the xbox conference when they were talking about indie games. It was in a montage of indie games in a little video so it isn't abandoned mabye for pc though i don't know.
link to video its a 1.08 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLJXBLvGJvc
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[GG] Epicness_On_A_Large_Scale
0.5 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: June 10, 2015
Its a good game, but it has been abandoned by the devs. I wouldnt reccomend it to anyone at this point
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Raffa
0.4 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: May 5, 2015
Jogabilidade "pesada", a primeira coisa q atrapalhou no jogo foi a mira ser exageradamente sensível, além do meu personagem não possuir sinalização, ou um círculo no pé que indique qual eu estou controlando. Seria legal também se a própria mira não fosse além do alcance da arma, para que ficasse claro o alcance de cada. Eu joguei em todos os modos à fim de dar um insight melhor sobre o jogo, e aqui vai ele:
- Seria bom existir uma sinalização sobre o destino da missão, os veículos são interessantes mas tem dão uma sensação "pesada" ja que, ao menos o helicóptero e o tank, são realmente lentos tanto para se locomover como para fazer curvas, também não conseguia saber quanto cada um possuía de HP, não sei se estava na HUD do jogo mas enquanto levava tiros eu tentava saber de qual direção eles vinham e deixava para a sorte dizer quando acabaria o HP do veículo. Outro ponto que seria legal melhorar, seria uma indicação, talvez um flash em forma de seta que mostrasse de onde veio o dano recebido, muitas vezes eu não percebia de onde vinha o tiro pelo simples fato de ser de um soldado dentro de uma casa, e eu considerava a casa "terreno" e não algo que eu pudesse interagir. O jogo parece muito promissor e eu adoraria vê-lo melhorar mais e mais. Espero que eu possa ter ajudado com algo. Best Wishes
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Delita
1.7 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: April 29, 2015
Best game to explode a soldier while being on a Tank.
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Wild
0.5 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: April 25, 2015
the DEVs GAVE up after the STOLE all our $

longstory short.. HELL NO.. DONT BUY THIS ♥♥♥♥ING GAME
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