Vector is an exciting, arcade-style game featuring you as the exceptional free runner who won’t be held down by the system. The game opens with a view into a totalitarian world where freedom and individually is nothing more than a distant dream. But the heart of a freerunner is strong, and you so break free.
User reviews: Very Positive (488 reviews)
Release Date: Dec 4, 2013
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Vector is an exciting, arcade-style game featuring you as the exceptional free runner who won’t be held down by the system. The game opens with a view into a totalitarian world where freedom and individually is nothing more than a distant dream. But the heart of a freerunner is strong, and you so break free. Run, vault, slide and climb using extraordinary techniques based on the urban ninja sport of Parkour all while being chased by “Big Brother” who’s sole purpose is to capture you and bring you back.
Inspired by the practice and principles of Parkour, Vector’s intuitive controls please players of all levels, and sophisticated level designs challenge the most demanding players with fast-paced timing puzzles as the traceur “flows” over the rooftops.

Vector for Steam will become even more unique thanks to controller support (already implemented) and two new game modes that will be delivered as free DLC soon after the release:

- Hunter Mode: Tired of being chased? Start fighting on Big Brother’s side and hunt down opponents to shock them with your trusty taser!
- PC exclusive Level Creator: Build your own dystopian stage with Nekki’s user-friendly editor or tweak the game rules changing the game’s XML files!

The best parkour-inspired action game! Vector lets you break free and run! Don’t get caught!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor: 1.6 GHz
    • Memory: 1000 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor: 2 Ghz or better
    • Memory: 2000 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 400 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
57 of 74 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
Simple 2D game about parkour.
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13 of 17 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 14
A very average Canabalt clone.

This game doesn't break any new ground but it hit its marks alright.
You play as a black man trying to outrun an electric type football player. You hit the up, down and right arrows to traverse obstacles with annoyingly specific timing. You are prompted to do tricks with annoyingly specific timing. The controls are ok, the graphics are ok, the music is ok, the perk system is ok, the game is ok. There are some neat extras like the hunter mode. If you want to get three stars on everything prepare to be very frustrated. It's fun in short bursts.

Vector earns a flaccid thumbs up. Get it on sale or in a bundle.

Haven't heard of Canabalt? Its a free flash game that came out in 2009. http://www.kongregate.com/games/AdamAtomic/canabalt?acomplete=canabalt
You'll see the similarities instantly.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
33.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 1
This is an example of a mobile port done correctly, Vector is an even better game for the PC and I have really enjoyed my time with it, especially since the adition of Hunter Mode and some new tracks.

There is no real need to describe what the game is about being as how the description on the Store Page is about all you need to know. To be brief, Vector is an arcade-style "runner" game where you play as a character with exceptional free running and parkour skills, on the run from the hunters trying to capture and re-imprison you back into their totalitarian World, "where freedom and individually is nothing more than a distant dream."
There is also a fairly recent new mode that allows you to play as the Hunter instead of the Runner, these are definitely more difficult but just as fun as the standard mode tracks, it gives you more variation and replayability for your money.

The game has a ton of characteristics that make it a good one, I really love the art-style behind Vector and the music suits the theme and tension of the game perfectly (playing without the music just isn't the same). The controls are extremely simple, it takes no time at all to learn, however, sometimes they can be very tricky giving you little to no time at all to press a button at the right moment, which can be frustrating on a number of tracks, particularly if you're aiming to get all 360 stars.

So all in all, Vector has become my favourite "runner" game, it's fast-paced and easy to learn gameplay is executed perfectly making it enjoying from the start to the end. I recommend this to anybody looking for a new casual game to play, also for the achievement hunters, this is a very fun and doable game to try and acheive 100%.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 20
Vector, a side scrolling parkour game.

Pros-
* No hassle of sitting through storylines, start up and play
* Good music for tracks
* Good skills

Cons-
* Skills can be done only where the game wants you to do them
* Up arrow, up arrow, down arrow, right arrow - that right there is the skill required to play this.
* Hunter mode is frustrating

In short, if you would like to relax and kill some time, get this. No frustration (unless you are playing the Hunter Mode) at all. If you are a perfectionist, you will love this game, its all about timing.

Personally, I feel it is a great time-killer.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 28
tl;dr -> If Mirror's Edge is too intense for your rig/playstyle, check this game out - where the hero is on a never-ending quest to do random tricks in the air while running for his life from armed men. Or maybe he's just that good. 11/10 for seriousness.

I got this game in a bundle and was interested in trying out a 2D speedrunning/parkour game. The experience was both satisfying and frustrating at different times, and it is a game that I revisit with my best friend.

If you like speedrunning/parkour, flashy tricks, precision platforming gaming, and semi-casual gameplay, then you will enjoy this game.

The aesthetics are nice - the amount of detail in the different backgrounds is good, and the different character animations (in particular, the large amount of speedrunning tricks) can be pretty flashy. A well-executed run is very aesthetically pleasing because of the smoothness in the movement transitions; however, this will also show you how bad you are doing when you are bumping into every obstacle. The music and sounds are good, however, I quickly decided to play my own music to add to the intensity of the gameplay. The levels are short enough to allow this game to be played in bursts, which is something I appreciated greatly.

The controls are easy to familiarize yourself with, however, I personally prefer using a controller - both the keyboard and controller have very responsive controls. Many movements require you to hit the appropriate key once your character enters a specific window (a square showing the type of movement), and you will not be able to do these special tricks without entering the window. The game rewards precision immensely - you will quickly notice that jumping even a few steps too early/late can result in your immediate death. There is a tutorial that is a little too long, but also very helpful in teaching you most elements in the game. The learning curve is minimal to moderate, and much of the game involves repeated trial and error (ex: finding that perfect spot to jump from to land on an obstacle instead of crashing into it). The most challenging part you will encounter is getting the timing correct. For achievement hunters, you will have a grand time trying to get 100%, there is a large enough amount of levels to keep you interested and playing.

During gameplay, your character is running toward an end point at the right side of the map. Along the way, you may collect pickups that add to your score (you need all of them for full stars (3/3) at the end). Trick boxes will litter the stage, and you need to have unlocked the specific skill found within before you can actually execute it. In the later levels, you will also have to run away from enemies, keeping ahead of them to avoid being incapacitated/caught. There are multiple stages and many bonus ones as well.

Overall, the game is a lot of fun and remains challenging at a very appropriate pace. Any parkour/platforming enthusiasts will enjoy Vector and should definitely give this game a try.

Recommend!

Cheers,
DJSF @DJSF's Rogue Reviews

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