Door Kickers is an innovative realtime strategy game that puts you in charge of a SWAT team and lets you command them during a tactical intervention.
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Release Date: Oct 20, 2014

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“If you like your puzzles pausable and plausable, your firefights fierce and your tactical options abundant, this is sure to be one of the best things you buy this year.”
Rock, Paper, Shotgun

“Door Kickers is a game about cops kicking down doors, and these doors are a lot of fun to kick down. It is also very hard, and I love it for that.”
84 – PC Gamer

“It’s a thing of beauty and manages to capture the planning and satisfying execution of more complex strategy games, as well as the gung-ho and the popping-off of growly man in military shooters. (...) It’s probably the best man-shootery game I’ve played in years.”
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About This Game

Door Kickers is an innovative realtime strategy game that puts you in charge of a SWAT team and lets you command them during a tactical intervention.

Analyze the situation, plan team routes, choose equipment and breach points and coordinate multiple troopers to reach the hostage room before the bad guys get to press that trigger.

It may sound daunting, and like real world CQB combat, it sure is. But most levels can be completed in minutes and on the fly improvisation works. Achieving the perfect planning, getting the mission done with no false steps, that’s a skill harder to master.

Quick Points:

  • 2D, Top Down for optimal tactical analysis
  • Real Time With Free Pause
  • No turns, no hexes, no action points or awkward interfaces
  • Realistic but action packed
  • Non-linear levels, freeform gameplay
  • Mission editor and modability
  • Unlimited gameplay via mission generator and level editor
  • Single Player (but MP might come later)

Read more about the game at http://www.doorkickersgame.com

System Requirements

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    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3
    • Processor: Intel Pentium IV 2.6 GHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: An OpenGL 2.0 graphics adapter. NOT SUPPORTED: Radeon X1950, Intel GMA, Intel Gxx, Intel Qxx, Intel Mobile 9xx, Intel HD Graphics 1 or older.
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: 1366x768 minimum display resolution
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia Geforce 9xxx / AMD Radeon HD / IntelHD 3000 series or better
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: A resolution of 1920x1080
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.5
    • Processor: Intel Pentium IV 2.6 GHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: An OpenGL 2.0 graphics adapter. NOT SUPPORTED:Radeon X1950, Intel GMA, Intel Gxx, Intel Qxx, Intel Mobile 9xx, Intel HD Graphics 1 or older.
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: 1366x768 minimum display resolution
    Recommended:
    • OS: OSX 10.8
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia Geforce 9xxx / AMD Radeon HD / IntelHD 3000 series or better
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: A resolution of 1920x1080
    Minimum:
    • OS: Linux
    • Processor: Intel Pentium IV 2.6 GHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: An OpenGL 2.0 graphics adapter. NOT SUPPORTED: Radeon X1950, Intel GMA, Intel Gxx, Intel Qxx, Intel Mobile 9xx, Intel HD Graphics 1 or older.
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: 1366x768 minimum display resolution
    Recommended:
    • OS: Linux
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia Geforce 9xxx / AMD Radeon HD / IntelHD 3000 series or better
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: A resolution of 1920x1080
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
27.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
It's a good game. And it gets better as you get better. And It's sweet entertainment for short and long sessions alike. A must buy. 9/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
20.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
I love it, it's simple yet it's hard to master to get all the star per level. Kinda fills that gap left by SWAT :(
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
37.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 13
Hard but fun and satisfactory startegic game, so take your time to think about your plan than start it and... fail and try again and again until you succeed. Great game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 12
A very underloocked game that it's so minimalist it's basically gameplay.
If you miss tactical FPSs this is a good fix for your neglected addiction. You can play it very thoughtful or just going in into the action with the great risk of getting killed.
It gets repetitive in the last part of the game but when you get there you will have gotten your investment back.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
Straight got this game for $2.99 on Humble Store yesterday, and let me tell you. The amount of content I got for that price is astounding. There are A LOT of levels. Then you have the editor to make your own, and then the community. AND MODS!

The amount of strategy you can develop in this small ♥♥♥ little game is pretty crazy. If it's on sale, get it.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
26.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 12
Too Much Door kicking but too few door kickers


1/10 :(
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 2
the community is nothing like ive ever seen before get ready for a kick if you ever score the most kills. but im reviewing the game not the stupidity of medieval obsessed nerds.

so i give the actual game 7/10 beacuse microtransaction for weapons that the community made beacuse the developers are too lazy and greedy, nothing new.. But the combat is really varied and fun it only lacks content.
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594 of 622 people (95%) found this review helpful
215 people found this review funny
Recommended
378.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 17, 2014
Door Kickers is one of those pleasant surprises that comes every now and then.

This is essentially a Top Down SWAT Team Simulator that is extremely Tactical. (And I'm not using the word just because it's cool)

How would I describe Door Kickers ?
This game reminds me of older releases that change the way FPSes are played such as Rainbow Six and SWAT.
This is a slow and methodical game as it'll brutally punish you if a mistake have been made. Thought and precise movements must be taken into account if you wish for all of your troopers to survive that one bloody great gunfight.

How does this game differ itself from the rest ?
First of all, it is innovative. This is done in the style of the briefing phase in Rainbow Six, but it is completely real time with pausing mechanics so you are able to change your plan on the fly other than having to exit to the planning phase and change your movements and start over.

How is this game tactical ?
Well, the RPS 'Best Tactics of 2014' says for itself.
Not enough, aye ?
Fine. Door Kickers is one of those games that shines during situations where you can't just go guns blazing.

For example,
there is a hostage taker standing right behind the hostage facing toward the only entry point of the room.
Now, being the Top Down game that Door Kickers is, there is no third dimension so when your team step into the room, the hostage taker will open fire and hit the hostage before he hits you.
So what do you do ?
1. Bang the ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥... I meant a flashbang. Blind him so your team has time to move around and neutralise him without harming the hostage
2. If there is a window, you can send a trooper to flank him from a different angle.

Multiple ways to problem solve, is it enough evidence that this game is tactical ?
No ?
Well, the game has different kinds of situations that you have to adapt to, such as
- Eliminate Hostiles : It's basically Terrorist Hunt. Go in, kill all the baddies, win.
- Hostage Rescue : It's just like Terrorist Hunt, but with Hostages in it. Possibility of an Execution though.
- Stop Execution : A baddie in the area is about to blow the brains out of someone and you have to stop them.
- Bomb Defusal : Well, the name says it all.
- Dope Raid : Recover evidence mainly dope, and dope papers.
- Warrant Arrest : Again, name says it all.
- Protect VIP : ... I don't really have to describe this one at all, do I ?
- Robbery in Progress : Somehow, the devs know how lazy I get when I need to describe things.

What ? Still not enough ? Are you kidding me...
Fine.
The game has an arsenal of trooper classes, weapons, and equipment to outfit your team to suit the situation
Classes include (If you haven't seen the video above)
- Pointman : Only armed with a pistol, has the highest mobility and is the fastest during entry, but isn't the best at range
- Assaulter : Guy with the guns. Basically, guy that shoots all the baddies for you.
- Breacher : As the name implies, he breaches door ways, clear rooms, and corridors in hasty manner. I like to call him "Hobo with a Shotgun"
- Shield : The guy that you would want to bring when the baddies bring their big guns.
- Stealth : Shhhh... I'm trying to think of a description for this one... Damn it, keep quiet! I'm trying to think!

Weapons range from simple submachine guns such as the MP5A3 to meaner rifles like the G36C to a punch in the face like the Mossberg 590.
Sidearms ? No problem! Glocks, 1911s, and P226s, anything is in store! Just need to trade in your gold stars!
Oh, we got loads of equipments, Flashbang, Breaching Charges, Tasers, even a little handheld machine that allows you to picklock faster!

So as you can see, this game is completely tacticool...
WHAT? NOT ENOUGH!? Bruh, I'm done. I got nothing else. You can go watch them YouTube videos and find them all out on your own. I ain't gonna tell you everything man.
Oh, but you want the know the truth !? YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH.

Anyways, I love this game. One of my favourite games, as you can see, spent over 100 hours on this thing.
If I could rename my girlfriend, I would name her "Window Smashers".

Thank you for reading my Review. It's probably too long, but heck. At least I got it out there, right ?
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163 of 172 people (95%) found this review helpful
Recommended
45.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: December 7, 2013
Door Kickers is one of the most extreme tactical SWAT games I have ever played. It offers hugely evolving gameplay and a load of weapon combinations to suit your playstyle. You will be able to use armories from multiple countries (Germany, France, UK, US, etc.) and also have different forms of each weapon (Silences, or non-silenced) for you to be able to in stealthily or blow your way into the enemy lines. You will also have the option of creativity as each time you do a mission you will want a new strategy, and it allows you to have multiple ways of getting into a room, from pick-locking a door to blowing it down with C4 or shottgunning the lock. You will also enjoy the challenging gameplay of only having a limited amount of men and will likely be outnumbered, forcing you to strategize and plan instead of rushing them like it's a Third-person shooter.

Also note this game is being created by a small, indie team. So you will not get updates every other day, but it seems so far they have been having extremely large updates every two weeks, which likely means they love there buyers so much they are over working themselves.

If you have the money, and enjoy planning and then watching your men burst in and dominate the enemy or have one thing go wrong and watch your team get slaughtered, then buy the game. It's fairly cheap and really innovative to the market, it's also in early access so there is so much more to come and it's completely playable and almost bug free in its current state.
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137 of 147 people (93%) found this review helpful
18 people found this review funny
Recommended
25.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2014
I couldn't expect something amazing due to tons of mediocre indie-games nowdays, but this one, GOD...

9.5/10

Pros:
- music is just brilliant = 40% of whole atmosphere (like Payday 1/2)
- very rich tactics
- really fast and smooth client
- simultaneously shutting down 4 enemies by 4 troopers spawns huge 0rgasm. Sadly, this is not a joke :(
- tons of missions and ways to complete them. I mean, TONS
- slick and easy UI
- mods support
- mission generator + built-in mission maker + possibility to share it
- this is how every Warhammer40k tactical game should look like, just change the skin and you got mindbreaking legendary crusade

Cons:
- lack of narrative briefing for missions like story, characters and intrigue (remembering Gunpoint), just short descriptions
- when multiple troopers paths are crossed it is becomes too hard to micro-command like look there, step here
- RNG sometimes looks weird, like one try you one-shot everything and another one you're wasting whole magazine for one guy
- sometimes your troopers AI just stuck stopping your unit before some doors
- I know this is not the core, but I guess with some gorgeous graphics engine it would look just marvellous. Anyway, these guys did so amazing game, it's just very good VS best.

Verdict:
It was long time ago since I was so satisfied with some game. For tactics genre this title has everything, this is how small team stomps most of AAA brands.
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dante-sama
14.9 hrs
Posted: September 30
This is an awesome game, kudos to the people at Killhouse.

It constantly make you improve your strategy and allows you to take any mission as you want. Hey as long as you get a good result it doesen't really matter how you complete a mission
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Firefly
6.0 hrs
Posted: September 30
I feel like i am babysiting a bunch of idiots who cant hear and dont communicate with each other
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Deformed Steve Buscemi
0.1 hrs
Posted: September 27
Now I did refund the game on steam but I played alot of this game on the mobile version I do say the game is a fun tactical shooter but the price is kinda of too high for the game others would say no its worth 20 bucks but on the IOS store its 5$ so straight out of the box you would buy it there than on steam
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The Pollie
46.8 hrs
Posted: September 27
A potentially fun, tactical experience plagued by inconsistent game mechanics, buggy pathfinding, a poor UI, extremely narrow use of practically available weapon choices, sheer random chance.
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Tuck Fheman
9.4 hrs
Posted: September 26
It's a lot of fun. Very addictive. Just one more level!
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Sean
3.7 hrs
Posted: September 26
This game knows what it is and what it aims to be and accomplishes that very well. I got this in a bundle that was very cheap, and it blew me away. At it's full retail price, you'd probably want to look into some gameplay videos first to make sure it's something that you'd enjoy. The big factor being that it focuses much more on strategy and team prep than rich 3d graphics and hero-esque characters.
It can be brutal, but encourages creative thinking and being smart about your choices. Losing a squad mate has weight here, and helps to push you to be careful with your actions, which adds a big immersive element. Squad progression is done nicely, which makes the game's overall progression feel more balanced, and adds depth to an already fun set of mechanics.
If this is on sale or in a bundle, it's an absolute no brainer, if only to test your strategic mettle. If you enjoy strategy above all else in your games, even if you aren't a fan of military themes/shooters, this is still a great value.
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DarkLordOtt
12.1 hrs
Posted: September 25
I love this game! The best part of the old Rainbow Six and Ghost Recon games was the planning and coordination between team members, and this game is all that. Very cool team member customization as well. Missions can get REALLY hard, which makes you keep thinking of new tactics.
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AzTeC EcLiPsE csgotraders.net
72.5 hrs
Posted: September 25
This is one of the most tactical and fun strategy games on Steam.
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