Forced is a challenging 1-4-player co-op arcade action RPG with puzzle and tactical elements. Cast as slaves in the toughest fantasy gladiator school of them all, you will face deadly trials and huge creatures, but Balfus, your Spirit Mentor, will guide you in your quest to break the chains of oppression.
Gebruikersrecensies:
Recent:
Verdeeld (36 recensies) - 63% of the 36 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Totaal:
Grotendeels positief (2,015 recensies) - 75% van de 2,015 gebruikersrecensies voor deze game is positief.
Releasedatum: 24 okt 2013

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25 maart

FORCED SHOWDOWN Pre-release event!



Our next project FORCED SHOWDOWN is running a pre-release event from this moment and until the release March 29th!

As part of the event - It is possible to unlock more content for the game, reduce the launch price, win early access, and compete for sponsored prizes by watching streamers play.

All you have to do is get on Twitch and watch FORCED SHOWDOWN being played. For every minute watched - the launch discount will increase! So don’t waste precious time, come join the fun now!

Follow the event at HERE

For quick ones - here are some event keys (which will expire on release)
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Enjoy!
-BetaDwarf

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“Forced is one of the best co-op games around”
See – http://www.gamefront.com/indie-gems-forced-collaborates-in-the-arena

“Teamwork unlike almost any game I've played before”
See – http://www.onrpg.com/articles/editorial/pax-prime-2013-day-1-recap-pt-1-elder-scrolls-online-forced-strife-and-cosplay/3/

“It is these strategy elements, whether mental or physical, and the degree of communication and coordination required to achieve them where FORCED truly shines as a co-op game.”
5/5 – http://www.co-optimus.com/review/1302/page/2/forced-co-op-review.html

Over dit spel

Forced is a challenging one- to four-player co-op arcade action RPG with puzzle and tactical elements. You are cast as slaves in the toughest fantasy gladiator school of them all, condemned to fight to the death, all the while attempting to win your freedom. You will face deadly trials and huge creatures, but Balfus, your Spirit Mentor will guide you in your quest to break the chains of oppression.

Features

  • 1-4 player campaign, carefully balanced for the number of players
  • Local and online co-op, it's easy to plugin controllers and play on one computer
  • A challenging Gladiator campaign with monstrous foes and tricky puzzles
  • Four Unique Character Classes, with very distinctive playstyles
  • Skill focused: all enemy attacks can be evaded, it's your job to figure out how!
  • The Spirit Mentor, an extra party member which players must control together to gain an upper hand over the enemy
  • Survival Arena Mode (more modes coming)
  • Mark Combat System. Apply marks to enemies with your basic attacks, to set them up for devastating special attacks from you or your allies.

History

BetaDwarf - the team behind FORCED spent 3 years developing it while living together. It all started by illegally moving into a classroom at a university - see: The Story (it has awesome pictures)

News

http://twitter.com/betadwarf // http://twitter.com/baboonlord // http://facebook.com/forcedthegame

Secrets

http://www.eternalarenas.com/

Systeemeisen

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • Besturingssysteem: Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon X2, or equal at 1.6GHz or better
    • Geheugen: 2 GB RAM
    • Grafische kaart: DirectX 9.0c-compatible, SM 3.0-compatible
    • DirectX: Versie 9.0c
    • Opslagruimte: 5 GB beschikbare ruimte
    • Geluidskaart: DirectX 9.0c-compatible, 16-bit
    Aanbevolen:
    • Besturingssysteem: Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: QuadCore 2.0 GHz +
    • Geheugen: 8 GB RAM
    • Grafische kaart: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS or better, 512MB+ VRAM
    • Opslagruimte: 5 GB beschikbare ruimte
    • Geluidskaart: DirectX 9.0c-compatible, 16-bit
    Minimum:
    • Besturingssysteem: 10.7.5 (Lion)
    • Processor: 2.2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Geheugen: 2 GB RAM
    • Grafische kaart: Integrated
    • Opslagruimte: 5 GB beschikbare ruimte
    Aanbevolen:
    • Besturingssysteem: 10.8.2 (Mountain Lion)
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Quad Core
    • Geheugen: 4 GB RAM
    • Grafische kaart: Nvidia Geforce GT 120 / ATI Radeon HD
    • Opslagruimte: 5 GB beschikbare ruimte
    Minimum:
    • Besturingssysteem: Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor: 2.2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Geheugen: 2 GB RAM
    • Grafische kaart: DirectX 9.0c-compatible, SM 3.0-compatible
    • Opslagruimte: 5 GB beschikbare ruimte
    Aanbevolen:
    • Besturingssysteem: Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor: QuadCore 2.0 GHz +
    • Geheugen: 4 GB RAM
    • Grafische kaart: Nvidia Geforce GT 120 / ATI Radeon HD
    • Opslagruimte: 5 GB beschikbare ruimte
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Cpt. Moist Panties
( 9.5 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 5 mei
Typically single player games have co-op features that aren't requirements to play and pass the game. FORCED on the other hand is a single player game that HAS TO BE played in co-op. The challenges scale so that if there are fewer players you may need to do a task fewer times or kill fewer enemies, but it's still challenges created with co-operative play in mind; you may need to carry a ball fewer times across the screen but you still need to carry it across the screen rather than alternating with a partner. There are four heroes, each specializing in different tasks and the game comes into its own when they're all working together taking advantage of their specialties. You can conceivably play this title single player but it's an experience meant for co-op. Preferably 3 people or more (max of 4).

Like any co-op experience FORCED spends little time in cutscenes or dialogue; there are 5 hubworlds you travel to in a small overworld map, each with 5 levels and a boss. Each level gives you a max of three crystals: one for completion, another for completing a challenge specific to that level, and a third for completion under a certain time.

It's a relatively short game if you're just aiming to pass levels and face the bosses. Despite that several levels and bosses present a WORTHY challenge and will require some coordination and strategizing on your teams' end. Otherwise length and replay value comes in trying to do the challenges and finishing the levels under the time limit. Many of the challenges further the co-op aspect by requiring some modicum of strategy in finishing them, whether that be lining up the shield hero so that he tanks hits whilst the archer attacks from afar so that no one on the team is hit by a particular enemy, or positioning heroes so that an explosive object doesnt touch enemies on its way to its objective in a timely manner. I don't know how its even possible to complete some of these tasks in single player.

The point in completing challenges is for crystals; attaining a certain amount unlocks more abilities for your class and/or slots to use abilities (maximum of three). The abilities are obviously different for each class, and they have their use depending on what you're trying to do. You can use one of your slots for a healing ability to aid your team in bossfights, or you can switch it out for a rapid fire attack to take out many smaller enemies that may present issues whilst the rest of your team is focusing a large enemy down. Pre-levels there's a moderate amount of strategy in synergizing heroes and abilities to get the job done.

Good and pretty short co-op experience, but that's the big thing: unless you have a group of people to play this with don't bother. It can be fun playing alone, but it's like playing payday or left4dead alone and without bots. It's made to be a co-op title and without it it isn't as enjoyable.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
GorillaBanan
( 5.9 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 4 mei
This is basically like reverse football in a gladiator arena, it's super fun!
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
Silveræ
( 12.7 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 27 april
If you like solving puzzles, then yes yes yes this is a fun co-op game. The more friends, the better. Up to 4 players in the game for maximum fun.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
Owyne
( 17.8 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 24 april
A unique game that combines both fighting and puzzle-solving skills, with the icing on the cake of the co-op mode in which you can play with up to 3 friends to complete the levels, using both your wits and teamwork.
At first i thought it could be another boring "kill and solve this thing to proceed to the next level" game, but damn i'm happy that i were so wrong.

The puzzles are infact part that has been very well integrated into the battleground of your levels, it means that you will have to both fight and use a spirit with the shape of a sphere (your main tool to solve these puzzles) in order to beat certain kind of bosses, or just to open a door while running from a swarm of monsters or either avoid lethal environment present in the level, or even activate some for your aid.

Even the fighting part itself is pretty nice, 4 different gladiators to choose from, each with their own weapons and unique skills that you will earn as long as you progress into the game by completing the levels themselves and their respective timer to beat, or some "challenges" which will test your skills furthermore.

The requirements of this game are also kinda flexible, at the minimum of 2 GB ram i could've run this pretty smoothly, of course decreasing video quality, but with even more recent computers it can run decently at higher settings.

One of the best university projects that made into Steam, made with the Unity engine. Definitely a worthy game.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
LoveAlotBear
( 3.1 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 23 april
It isn't bad.. it isn't great.
Played with friends, and we eventually gave up on it. The game is hard to navigate, the levels aren't really that fun, and some of the classes sorta get gimped.

That said.. not the worst game I've ever played. This is a solid 5/10.. just sorta "meh".
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
Dolan
( 1.1 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 19 april
Awesome if you like a challenging game. Definitely much more fun when played with friends!
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
Kosmiska Knugen
( 2.9 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 18 april
Make the controlls less clunky.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
El Gabrielo Von Krichevskoyo
( 3.3 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 17 april
( ° ͜ʖ͡°)╭∩╮
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
Strizzipes
( 1.5 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 15 april
Yes, i've only played a little bit of this game but what I've played is amazing. If you are a fan of Gauntlet from N64 or the PS2/Gamecube one, you will enjoy this game a lot. It isnt just killing things endlessly, it actually has a fair amount of puzzles in it that can be quite challenging. 10/10 for sure, this is a game that is well made.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
Forlorn Hope
( 14.0 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 14 april
I had this sitting in my library for some time but then someonbody made me play it. It is quite good - I enjoy the mechanics.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
ICE
( 20.5 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 11 april
This game is very intense, good and probably one of the best CO-OP games out there that I have played. You can challenge you and your friends to the maximum and spent good amount of hours having fun.

I recommend this to anyone who wants a fast-paced game, with good CO-OP abilities and a full amount of focus!
+1 +1 +1
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
solidus-flux
( 0.6 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 9 april
Says it has local coop, supports 4 player, and has full controller support. I could not navigate the menus with the analog stick because it would jump across selections. Using the d-pad works, but I could not figure out how to play with more than 2 controllers. The second controller will simply play BOTH players 2 and 3. This is the first negative review I've ever written. This game was a non-starter for me and I am very disappointed.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
 
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HuSoS
( 20.3 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 5 april
Home Forced 2
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
๖ۣۜKagetane ๖ۣۜHiruko
( 3.7 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 5 april
[/h1]Boring and monotonous, I got it as a joke gift, its tedious quests don't makeup for the bad voice acting and framerate. Please please please dont waste £10.99 on this game i can guarantee that there are better games you can spend your hard earned money on.[/h1]
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
Timoshenko
( 0.1 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 4 april
Writing this to get the slightly better edition.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
DavePike
( 9.5 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 3 april
Incredibly well designed levels with proper raid-style bosses and mechanics. Just the right amount of rage-inducing fun, mixed with hilariously bad voice acting.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
Xetaxheb
( 2.6 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 30 maart
I guess you guys broke the game while shoving in your advertising for your new game? I completed the first trial and it's time+challenge gems, but trial 2 is still locked and I have 0 gems despite the gems on the "level select" area being lit up.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
 
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quack
( 0.9 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 29 maart
I LOOOOOOOVE MEMES
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
黄昏 // Senja
( 15.7 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 29 maart
Yes, Buy it. They had already fixed most bugs and improved a lot of aspects.
And what makes this a really good game is: Perfect teamwork collaboration, and it's a good aspect for LAN Party.

Yes, best for LAN Party, very good for co-op online play (netcode is pretty good).

Just don't play FORCED only by yourself. You need friends. Yes, you are FORCED to have friends.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
Valithin Drathyr
( 3.5 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 29 maart
I love inviting my friends over for some forced fourplay
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
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20.5 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 11 april
This game is very intense, good and probably one of the best CO-OP games out there that I have played. You can challenge you and your friends to the maximum and spent good amount of hours having fun.

I recommend this to anyone who wants a fast-paced game, with good CO-OP abilities and a full amount of focus!
+1 +1 +1
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17.8 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 24 april
A unique game that combines both fighting and puzzle-solving skills, with the icing on the cake of the co-op mode in which you can play with up to 3 friends to complete the levels, using both your wits and teamwork.
At first i thought it could be another boring "kill and solve this thing to proceed to the next level" game, but damn i'm happy that i were so wrong.

The puzzles are infact part that has been very well integrated into the battleground of your levels, it means that you will have to both fight and use a spirit with the shape of a sphere (your main tool to solve these puzzles) in order to beat certain kind of bosses, or just to open a door while running from a swarm of monsters or either avoid lethal environment present in the level, or even activate some for your aid.

Even the fighting part itself is pretty nice, 4 different gladiators to choose from, each with their own weapons and unique skills that you will earn as long as you progress into the game by completing the levels themselves and their respective timer to beat, or some "challenges" which will test your skills furthermore.

The requirements of this game are also kinda flexible, at the minimum of 2 GB ram i could've run this pretty smoothly, of course decreasing video quality, but with even more recent computers it can run decently at higher settings.

One of the best university projects that made into Steam, made with the Unity engine. Definitely a worthy game.
Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee Grappig
1 van de 1 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
Aanbevolen
12.7 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 27 april
If you like solving puzzles, then yes yes yes this is a fun co-op game. The more friends, the better. Up to 4 players in the game for maximum fun.
Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee Grappig
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1.5 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 15 april
Yes, i've only played a little bit of this game but what I've played is amazing. If you are a fan of Gauntlet from N64 or the PS2/Gamecube one, you will enjoy this game a lot. It isnt just killing things endlessly, it actually has a fair amount of puzzles in it that can be quite challenging. 10/10 for sure, this is a game that is well made.
Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee Grappig
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14.0 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 14 april
I had this sitting in my library for some time but then someonbody made me play it. It is quite good - I enjoy the mechanics.
Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee Grappig
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16.8 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 10 februari
a lot of fun with friends co op.
Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee Grappig
11 van de 15 mensen (73%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
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5.1 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 6 februari
I donated 100$ to the Kickstarter of this game, knowing my computer wouldn't be able to play it at the time. I wanted to this game, and all it's glory. I even watched them as they developed it on twitch, which was more rewarding than I expected. The time these gentlemen put into this game cannot be understated. Truly a marvel to watch, and I'm proud to finally be able to play it. I've even purchased it for my friends, now we shall all kill the cow together.

Death to the cow.
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3 van de 3 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
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9.8 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 20 februari
It might be my favorite dungeon crawler of all time. Your dude learns skills that are actually cool ( none of that HP + 1 ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t ) when you level up, and the game is more focused around puzzles and teamwork rather than just killing stuff endlessly. ( Though there is a mode for that too. ) Though the game can be quite buggy, as it has bugged out on me and my friends a couple times when we played. I also can't comment on the single player experience as I did not play solo, but this game is super fun with friends.
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4 van de 5 mensen (80%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
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18.2 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 23 februari
All the positive reviews are ture. Believe them, it's a great game. Catch it when it's on sale and BAMM you spent some money wisely.
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Aanbevolen
10.3 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 8 februari
Initial problems due to copyin game data from lin->win - works after fresh install, fun lil lan game so far
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21.1 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 12 februari
One of the better co-op games I've played. Definitely the best co-op indie game I've played. So awesome, in fact, that everyone I play it with avoids continuing to play with me! I get way too into it. But it held interest for my wife and I and a friend of ours for about 20 hours of gameplay before they didn't want to listen to my ♥♥♥♥ anymore, so that's saying something. Honestly, though, the element of interacting with each other via using the orb to interact with the environment in order to navigate the map and defeat creatures and bosses... it's ingenious (I realize that was a confusing sentence but perhaps it helps properly emphasize the complexity of the game). This game gets a solid 9.5/10. It would get a 10/10 if I could find the right friends to finish the game with! I really want to beat it!
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0.6 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 16 februari
Wonderful game, great concepts, wish I had friends to play it with. Playing with randoms @ multiplayer is no fun.
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8.2 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 19 februari
it's an amazing game so entertaining but complicated at pionts
this game is better to play multiplayer
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17.0 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 5 maart
Damn good game when playing with friends
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15.7 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 29 maart
Yes, Buy it. They had already fixed most bugs and improved a lot of aspects.
And what makes this a really good game is: Perfect teamwork collaboration, and it's a good aspect for LAN Party.

Yes, best for LAN Party, very good for co-op online play (netcode is pretty good).

Just don't play FORCED only by yourself. You need friends. Yes, you are FORCED to have friends.
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8.1 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 29 maart
A game that actually forces you to communicate. Amazing with VOIP.
10/10
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28.2 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 27 maart
Extremely tough but rewarding! Voice acting is pretty hilariously bad at times - but for my friend and I, it was a great release from the frustration of dying endlessly. It's not a perfect game, but from all of the local co-op games we have played this one is held close to our hearts!
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5.2 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 13 maart
Yes i would definatly recommend to anyone that has a friend willing to join them. The gameplay is really fun and the co-op is just amazing. while the game isnt all that fun without a friend, i have played it by myself a couple of times seeing how fun it actually is. 8.5/10. There is no bad review to be given.
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5.2 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 13 maart
Having played only a few hours so far, this seems like a very fun and engaging co-op game. I'm playing with three of my friends, which I think is the perfect amount of this game.

Definitely recommend it, insofar as you have a group of three to four people you can play this game with.
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9.8 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 2 maart
Very cool game, and coop is fluently and fun. Thanks for games like this
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