Steam Marines is a squad based Roguelike set on a steampunk spaceship. It features tactical play focused on positioning and careful use of resources. Built to keep you on your toes as you progress through the decks of your besieged ship while clearing enemies and trying to reach each level's elevator.
Gebruikersrecensies: Grotendeels positief (200 recensies)
Releasedatum: 4 sep 2013

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"A tactical turn based roguelike set in space. Highly reminiscent of Warhammer 40k's Space Hulk series."
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Recensies

“Steam Marines is a dark and compelling game, which will force you to learn to play the hard way and make you deeply regret every mistake you make.”
8/10 – The Indie Hut

“There are a lot of tactics. It's such a brutal game and it makes it even more brutal that you didn't realize how brutal it is when you start. Then you realize you died because you made one, literally one, wrong move.”
N/A – Indie Games AAA

“Players must control their Steam Marines and try to get as far as possible through the ship’s elaborate, procedurally-generated levels. When I say “try”, I really do mean it.”
N/A – The Wargamer

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Steam Marines is a squad based Roguelike set on a steampunk spaceship. It features tactical play focused on positioning and careful use of resources. Built to keep you on your toes as you progress through the decks of your besieged ship while clearing enemies and trying to reach each level's elevator.


Permadeath
Build your marines up into long range or up close death machines, but don't expect any mercy. Death is permanent and fallen marines are gone forever. Finding survivors not guaranteed.

Turn and Squad Based Gameplay
Command up to four marines, each with their own gear, talents, and Action Points. Positioning is critical - even a lone enemy can be lethal! Sight and snipe or funnel enemies into a choke point and blow them up!
  • Five marine classes - long range death, shotgun knockback, grenade launchers, all to help the squad
  • Four ranks for promotion and talent tree access
  • Five perks to further differentiate each marine
  • Exoskeleton suits stripped from the hulks of dead enemies - flamethrowers and face punching
  • Deck bosses that will challenge you but do not negate the tactics you have learned (no "immunities"!)

Procedural Generation
The steampunk spaceship is composed of multiple decks you must progress through. Different environments and creatures await, and you'll never know for sure what lies beyond the next corner.
  • Five human ship decks with a sixth Alien Deck
  • Procedural decks with destructible walls, high/low ground, and tactical variations
  • Randomized weapons, armor, and enemy units

Score, Difficulty, and New Game Plus
Get rated on your overall performance. Manage to fight your way past 30 levels of mayhem? New Game Plus offers fresh challenges. Four levels of difficulty with one being for the truly masochistic!

Systeemeisen

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP or higher.
    • Processor: 800 MHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL supported graphics card with 32 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 120 MB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL supported sound card
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP or higher.
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL supported graphics card with 128 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 120 MB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL supported sound card
    • Additional Notes: Widescreen monitor resolution
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.7 or higher
    • Processor: 800 MHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL supported graphics card with 32 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 120 MB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL supported sound card
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.7 or higher
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL supported graphics card with 128 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 120 MB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL supported sound card
    • Additional Notes: Widescreen monitor resolution
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    • Processor: 800 MHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL supported graphics card with 32 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 120 MB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL supported sound card
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    • Processor: 800 MHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL supported graphics card with 32 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 120 MB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL supported sound card
Nuttige klantrecensies
36 van de 47 mensen (77%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
8.2 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 12 oktober 2014
This game is fun... brutal, unforgiving, permadeath fun.

My first play I made it down four floors, but after the second floor, a feeling of hopelessness and dread started to set it. My team was injured... two guys with a point each of health. Armor was low, and ammo was starting to run out. As I dropped down to the next floor, I was praying for helpful goodies in lockers.

Meanwhile, I was getting a feel for the amount of strategy and thought needed to succeed in the game. Planning ahead is key, as is gaining a tactical advantage. Managing supplies is vital. It's all very challenging, and satisfying.

As I moved through the third floor, using flanking positions and crossfire traps to take down my foes, I came to the realization that it was already too late for me this game. In many games, even classics like Half-Life, there's a trusty health pack or armor kit just around each corner. It's all a bit too convenient, really... playing Steam Marines opens your eyes about things like that, and for me at least, has brought understanding that you don't always have to have the easy outs to get through a messy situation and have fun.

It's okay to lose... and you will. It's okay to feel like you have no clue what you're doing... because you learn as you go. It's okay that the game is a real challenge... after playing for a few hours, you probably wouldn't want it any other way.
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23 van de 28 mensen (82%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
10.2 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 30 december 2014
I originally recommended this game, but Ive had to change miy mind,

At first the game is enjoyable, the challenge is certainly there but the game is lacking in depth.

1) Massive jumps in difficulty between Easy/Normal etc. Enemes on Easy can die in 1 hit, whereas on Normal they can take 4 (thats quite a jump)

2) Limited skill tree. You marines can only level up 4 times and this seriously puts them at a major disadvantage late game (especially on Normal and above)

3) NG+ is not fleshed out. This connects to point 2, due to the limited levelling up and progression, the only reason to play NG+ is for a scaled challenge. Completed the game on Easy? NG+ is Easy 1.5 etc etc

4) The game is meant to be played multiple times, but there is a slight lack in variey (especially in enemies)

After completing a few runs, Ive seen enough. There are better games out there
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40 van de 63 mensen (63%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1 persoon vond deze recensie grappig
1.3 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 7 november 2014
At first I was unable to play this game, after working through several guides I figured out there was an issue with the steam overlay. Kinda frustrating, but the game itself is fun but a little overpericed IMO, I'd wait for a steam deal if I were you, I was expacting a similar FTL experience but the UI is challenging and the tutorial only gives you the bare basics. IF you love roguelikes it might be worth trying, but I wouldn't pay full price.
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13 van de 15 mensen (87%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
56.6 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 10 januari
When I think rogue-like, I think of a good, challenging (sometimes brutal), game that I can play in a couple of hours. I think of ascending difficulty where I try to find better gear and become more powerful so that I can attempt to defeat ever more challenging enemies until they kill me, or I manage to beat the end objective. Completing the game should be a proud moment that makes me want to brag to my friends that I finally accomplished it.

Sadly, Steam Marines fails to achieve most of this. The basic game mechanics aren't bad, and the first couple of levels were fun, but it gets sorely repetitive very quickly. Each area introduces new enemies, but they all do pretty much the same thing (except the bosses, but even they only have a minor twist to make them unique). On the rare occasions when you find new weapons and armor, odds are your marines can't use it, or it will be worse than what you already have. Once you figure out how to beat the enemies, the game becomes very formulaic and more of a chore to trudge through each level. At normal difficulty, each level took about 30 minutes (that number can vary a lot). With 25 levels, it just takes way too long for a rogue-like.

When I beat the game, I wasn't jumping for joy. Rather, I felt myself saying "finally, it's done." I decided to raise the difficulty to see if it got better. The enemies were tougher and more numerous, but still did the same thing. The levels just took longer and longer to beat and felt more like a crawl. After a couple of levels, I decided I had better things to do than wait a minute or two between every turn while the computer made its move.

UPDATE: Changing the AI speed did help speed up the computer's turn significantly, but wasn't enough to reduce the tedium enough for me to want to play this game again. I got through a couple more levels and decided I'd rather spend my time playing something else. I do appreciate that the developers are still working on the game, so hopefully they'll be able to add enough variety to make me want to play it again.
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11 van de 16 mensen (69%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
22.6 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 1 oktober 2014
A challenging game that offers some nice tactical decisions (17 hours in and I have only made it half way thorugh on Normal difficulty).

Its a bit of a throwback given the challenge and and how the mechanics of the game are not totally clear (you know that having more resistance is good, but not really sure what the aliens are using on the later levels).

The random levels and random equipment drop is nicely done to make each game feel different.

A couple negatives would be the music (but on most games I usually play my own after anyhow) and more importantly the controls and interface is a bit buggey. Sometimes it does not properly render units on less you go out to the menu and back in.

All in all its a good game for people who like to be challenged and take enjoyment ina game that beats them.
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8 van de 11 mensen (73%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
29.1 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 9 oktober 2014
Old school X-Com plus tactics.

This game is fun. You will have fun playing it, you will like the strategy, you will not like getting ganked.

There are cool items, fun mech suits and big explosions and big bosses.

You can beat the game, and keep your stuff and start a new game +. This is a key feature I like A LOT.

It's worth picking up for some casual space alien shooting action!
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27 van de 49 mensen (55%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
0.5 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 28 oktober 2014
The game is supposed to be released but feels more like a prototype. Moving your squad is awkward, you keep getting stuck behind your guys. AI turn takes too long even tough you mostly can't see the enemies move. There is no death screen, game just gets stuck without telling you anything. Not fun, not finished, do not buy.
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7 van de 11 mensen (64%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
5.6 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 3 oktober 2014
Bought this in early access, but really haven't put in much time. Why? Because it's so unforgivingly hardcore! One mistake, one misstep, and you'll never have enough health to recover. Positioning is extremely important, but so is staying out of your enemy's range and setting up ambushes. Items are everywhere, but so are enemies who are as tough as you, if not more so. And, once one of your guys dies, he's gone forever. You can pick up more crew between levels, but the new guys are never as useful as the guys you lost.

I've yet to get past floor 3.

The best thing I can say is... it's alightly easier than the original XCOM. So there's that.
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3 van de 4 mensen (75%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
10.7 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 27 februari
I love tactics and i love space, not only that this gem of a game combines both togheter but it does it VERY VERY well.

An hard game but not unfair it's the type of game i spend hours in witouth realising it. The classes, the weapons, the skills and the tactical elements are massivly great.

It has aliens and si-fi horrors and youl feel trapped with great music + nice gameplay what is there else to ask?

An absolute must for anyone who love tactictal games, roguelike games, space marines and having fun.

Kero
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6 van de 10 mensen (60%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
7.0 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 4 december 2014
If a roguelike met space hulk, this would be their mean offspring. It's a very unforgiving squad based dungeon crawler. The robots on the ship want you dead, and they are very good at it. You need to recognize each type of enemy and learn to deal with them. You can, with some luck, find equipment to help you out. But first and foremost, you need to keep your squad healthy. Learn how the enemies move, learn how to cut paths through the ship, and make sure to cover the entrances to the rooms you're in. It is a very bleak game. You're not gonna find health packs all over to heal your squad, but at the same time you are invested in them. There's multiple classes, each good for different roles, and together they mesh to make it survivable. Losing a squad member hurts, and you will be fighting to save a squadie if he gets cut off from the rest. I do wish that firing was more free line of sight, ala space hulk, but it's all tile based, which offers a different strategic element, though I find it works pretty well with the constricting corridors you often find yourself in. Playing the tutorial is a must. There's not a lot of clicking to be done, as most controls are done with the keyboard, and if you don't play the tutorial, you will not know what keys to use. I almost wish they had just completely removed the mouse from the controls. I think it just confuses people more than anything. Graphically, it's retro. My only real gripe is that I wish there were death animations and corpses left from your squad members instead of them just dissapearing. If you like roguelikes and you like tactical gameplay, and you don't mind (prefferably like) the retro presentation, it's a pretty fun game. I feel like there should be more depth to it, more classes offering more weaponry, etc, but it is what it is, and what it is is a pretty solid, cuthroat scifi roguelike with squad management. Just don't give up after you get murdered the first couple times.
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2 van de 3 mensen (67%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
6.8 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 22 december 2014
Steam Marines is a great turn based game similar to the Warhammer 40,000 game "Space Hulk". You control a squad of four marines trapped on board a spaceship full of human killing robots all wanting to rip your squishy human squad into teeny tiny pieces. The game is rouge like so each time you play the ship, enemy and loot layout is slightly different meaning nothing is predicable.

When you start the game you select classes and perks for each of your four marines, I higher recommend not taking duplicate classes and some loot is class specific. The leader & scout class are a must. Marines have an allotted amount of action points which are depleted by one everytime a marine moves, fights, shoots, open doors, use items etc... Fight your way to the elevator on each floor and take on the boss mob in order to advance.

Easy mode is great to gets to grip with the game but the true mature of this game is best played on normal mode. Easy mode is too easy, marines have lots of action points, enemies have lowered health and action points. Not much of a challenge.

Normal mode is good but is ridiculously difficult. Ideally this needs nerfing slightly and for that reason I rate this game 6.5/10. If normal mode was adjusted slightly to make it passably hard as appose to impossible I would rate this 8/10.
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2 van de 3 mensen (67%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
2.2 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 24 december 2014
Gave it a whirl after buying today. Still has a bug where your guys don't move but it uses a movement point, but not that big a deal. Got horribly slaughtered in the first room and hallway, but had a blast getting owned. Can't wait to get a chance to play this bad-boy more. Reminds me of a much less forgiving XCOM-esque squad combat system.
Will re-rate possibly once I get more time in this.
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2 van de 3 mensen (67%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
58.9 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 3 februari
Steam Marines is the definition of a difficult tactical game. It is simply Brutal. Every little mistake you make means your death. There was no other game I have played that made me over think my every movement and regret so much some of my actions.

Overall it is a carefully crafted turn base strategy tactical combat game. The mechanics are very interesting, once you get a grasp on them … usually after you first 100 deaths in level 1. The UI is slow to grasp, it took me many days till I finally get to understand that your Soldiers can level up and use skills. But once you got everything … it gets very interesting.

Despite the brutal difficulty of the game, one cannot say it is unfair. The game stated that is difficult, so the deaths are caused by your decisions alone. On the contrary of what people think that this game is unbeatable … once you understand the way to play it, you are going to wreck those Aliens. You just need patience, a lot of smart thinking and repetition …. and luck … tons of luck.

I suggest this game to any turn base fans over there.
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2 van de 3 mensen (67%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
6.1 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 10 december 2014
Seriously good but seriously difficult game, permadeath really forces you to think about the consequences of every move you make, it runs very well on my Gentoo Linux machine too which is a good bonus
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7 van de 13 mensen (54%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
2.9 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 5 oktober 2014
I made a video review to show off some of the features and gameplay of this game!
http://youtu.be/tLEZK5ns11M
I hope you enjoy!
Martyr
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8 van de 15 mensen (53%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
4.5 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 21 november 2014
Recensie voor release
I had a lot of fun with this little gem. I plan on revisiting it at some point too. Great squad-based roguelike that has great keyboard controls, and an addicting difficulty curve. Very difficult, IMO.

Totally worth the money.
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1 van de 2 mensen (50%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
4.0 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 5 maart
This game is very bad, you have a 2 block sight and always have a 100% chance of hitting but not of doing damage. The sniper sucks with the 2 block range because he needs a long range to hit anything. The jump from easy to normal is alot goes from 1 hit enemies that deal 2 damage to 4 hit enemies doing 6 damage that may not seem like alot but classes only have 8-15 hp. Theres also enemies everywhere.
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2 van de 4 mensen (50%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
0.7 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 8 maart
Piss poor gameplay, ui, controls. Really not much good to say about it.
Forced myself to play nearly an hour, tried to give it a chance. Wish I had chewed on a rusty razor instead.
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2 van de 4 mensen (50%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1 persoon vond deze recensie grappig
3.3 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 20 januari
Nice little tactical game - ain't easy to beat though :-)
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1 van de 2 mensen (50%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1 persoon vond deze recensie grappig
3.8 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 27 december 2014
Not much story as far as I've seen, but the gameplay is fairly solid. Pretty fun for an indie tactics game, if you're into stuff like FFT or Disgaea.
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