Local multiplayer! Play your friends. Crush their dreams. Smell their fear. Destroy them with a thousand pigeons.
User reviews: Mostly Negative (115 reviews) - 39% of the 115 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 5, 2013

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“...skilfully combines the arcade immediacy of Super Crate Box with the weaponised chaos of Super Smash Bros, and VVVVVV’s instant gravity-switching...”

“When playing Gentlemen!, we couldn’t let the competitive spirit slip and we’re laughing ourselves giddy as complete chaos ensued on the screen. There were even funnier times when we were both tussling on either side of a single platform and trying to get the slip on each other. It’s just very fast and competitive fun that you should definitely try out...”

“Few games offer single-screen action with friends as intense and fun as Lucky Frame’s Gentlemen!”
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About This Game

Gentlemen! is a frantic local multiplayer Victorian-themed deathmatch game for 2-4 players. Full controller support!

Local multiplayer! Play your friends. Crush their dreams. Smell their fear. Destroy them with a thousand pigeons. You'll need to hone a delicate balance of technique, knowledge, cunning, and blind panic (just like a real duel!).

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: XP
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
    • OS: 7
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB available space
    • OS: 10.6
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB available space
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz or better
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon x850 or comparable
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 8
The main menu glitches out when I switch from "options" to "information".

There is no "exit game" option. You literally have to CTRL+ALT+DELETE your way out.

It's also a tremendous chore to play, even with someone else.

Charging $10 for this broken, shallow garbage should be a crime.

EDIT: It's $5 now, but it doesn't make this game any less loathsome.
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 14
I bought this game because I had it on iOS. I have not seen any explanation for negative reviews, so I will put in my own input:


Controller Support
Local Multiplayer
Unique Fighting Style


Black Border around Map
Ambiguous Quit Option

Overall, just like the iOS one, I think this is a great game. It is witty, fast paced, and allows for up to 4 players for an all out brawl. Unfortunately, it is distracting how levels are surrounded by a large black border, but I am testing this on a 3:2 ratio screen so it may vary on a 16:9 screen, in whcih case I will update the review if it turns out to be different. I do think that automatic scaling of levels would be in order though, and level editors would be nice too.

As there are very few games with local coop, and even fewer with controller support, this stands out as a great option for those Steam-Machine Users, but it also supports 4 players on a single keyboard, albeit it is a little strange.

This gives you a Smash Bros feel but in a rather different manner, You may find that the pigeon is useful for beginners with its homing ability, whereas other weapons like the knife are a very potent and accurate weapon. I am writing this reveiw based off of past experience with the game, and it does run at native 2160x1440 resolution at max graphics at 48-60fps on an i3-4010Y, which is very impressive optimization. Of course, the graphics are simple but clean.

I highly recommend this game, but if you have hesitations about this game due to other reviews that are not written, check out the iOS reviews and other game website reviews for this. I grabbed this at a 75% off sale making it a great value, the value at full price is gonna be more dependent on whether you have freinds to play with, as this is a solely multiplayer game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 6
I'm having a difficult time imagining when I would play this barebones game in a world where Towerfall, Samurai Gunn, etc, exist.

This looks and plays like a DeVry final project. It's missing a Quit button (seriously?) It's a playable, functional game utterly lacking in polish.
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67 of 95 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2013
Right out of the gate Gentlemen boxes itself in a corner. A local multiplayer only brawler, it requires a group (preferably of four) to crowd around the computer to even be able to play the game, which obviously alienates a good chunk of potential players. Assuming you can round up some friends however it's hard to imagine spending much time with these dapper little maniacs, as the amount of content is nowhere near enough to sustain more than a handful of minutes of play, and with the work some will likely have to do to get enough players I couldn't recommend it over any one of the many more compelling options available.

Gameplay falls somewhere between Super Smash Bros. and VVVVV, as you flip your way around the arenas collection weapons and trying to rack up the requisite number of kills first. That's really all there is to the game, as options are barebones and the different modes do little to switch up the experience (most do nothing but change which weapons are available to use). All of the gentlemen and ladies play the same and are just cosmetically different to be distinguishable from one another amid the chaos of everyone jumping and shooting at once.

Truth be told I did actually have some fun do to the inherent insanity that breeds a certain level of comedy when no one understands what happened, but it was very short lived and considering both the price and prerequisite of gathering and keeping entertained several other people to play, I cannot advise others pick it up. Were the price significantly lower it would be a harder call, but at $10 with only about a dozen arenas, simply drawn and repetitive artwork (one character is barely more than a color swap), and gameplay that looses its charm after you learn how to play, I can't see anyone getting their moneys worth out of Gentlemen!

Nine out of ten suave tea drinking gents agree it's not worth it.
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20 of 23 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 12, 2014
I felt the need to review this game, because I bought this in a bundle, read the (strongly negative) reviews, and played it anyways.

I had two friends over and fired this up with me on the laptop, a logitech controller, and a wireless keyboard for our mixed controllers. And you know what?

We had a lot of fun.

No online multiplayer and no bots- these are two very common complaints. Having played the game, though, I realize that neither is a good fit for the game. It's too quick and frantic for bots, and being killed by bots would be infuriating. It would be like playing Mario Party with bots- not really fun, just annoying no matter what level they're on. Online multiplayer could work, but it's more of that "party game" feel, where yelling at your friends and swearing is a huge part of the fun.

The only other complaints I've heard are these:

Not a lot of variety- True. It doesn't have the variety of gameplay that Super Smash Brothers might, but it's also much less expensive. You won't clock in as many hours here, but you'll get a couple.

No Quit Button- legitimate complaint, but is fixed now.

Conclusion- I got this in a bundle, and it easily was the best game of the bunch. If you like local multiplayer and frantic gameplay, this one's worth buying on a sale or in a bundle, and even full price, I doubt you'll be disappointed. Get some USB controllers and a couple friends that you don't mind swearing like a sailor with.
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