Fight your way across the galaxy in this epic action game from the makers of the 2011 AIAS Strategy Game of the Year "Orcs Must Die!" and the 2012 AIAS Mobile Game of the Year "Hero Academy.
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Mixed (103 reviews) - 60% of the 103 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jan 28, 2014

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Fight your way across the galaxy in this epic action game from the makers of the 2011 AIAS Strategy Game of the Year "Orcs Must Die!" and the 2012 AIAS Mobile Game of the Year "Hero Academy."

Battle hordes of dangerous alien creatures, space pirates, and killer mercenaries with blaster and blade as you travel from star to star, uncovering the secrets of the multiverse.

Make contact with the Echoes, mysterious beings from alternate universes who will lend you their abilities and aid you in your quest to save humanity from an alien menace. Acquire a myriad of powerful weapons and armor, watch your abilities grow to unmatched levels, and prepare to take on the most fearsome opponents in the galaxy!

Includes the complete "Echo Prime" Soundtrack!

Key Features:

Remastered for PC – New maps, new enemies, retuned economy, visual enhancements, and new PC controls.
New Hardcore Mode - Test your mastery. How far can you get without dying?
Upgrade Your Arsenal – Over 100 pieces of gear with a diverse mix of deadly effects, from fire to toxic, all unlockable at no additional cost.
Echoes of the Multiverse – Discover and unlock dozens of “Echoes”, alien life forms from alternate universes. Echoes will offer you powers and abilities to help you on your missions.
Share Echoes – Use your friends’ Echoes in combat to help them level-up, and level up your Echoes when your friends use them!
Random Campaign Generation – Every player’s experience is different!
Includes the Full Soundtrack – All 14 tracks of the Echo Prime soundtrack are included when you buy the game!


Note: The "Echo Prime" Soundtrack can be found in your Echo Prime folder in the Steam directory:

...Steam\steamapps\common\echo prime\soundtrack

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8
    • Processor: 2GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 6800 or ATI Radeon x1950 or better with 256MB VRAM
    • Storage: 1200 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Some integrated Intel HD graphics cards have been known to work but are not officially supported.
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Mixed (103 reviews)
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I'm a Vegan
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 4
Product received for free
This game is a fun game for a little bit. It's a mobile port and I think it belongs on mobile rather than on PC. It's a great time waster, its fun to progress through the worlds conquering bosses and enemies, but there just isn't enough to do to justify having it on PC.
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Jaecp
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 1
Meh.

Play it on your phone. Otherwise, buy the excellent Orcs must Die series
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drm10165
( 22.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Great action game. Easy to learn, hard to master. Hours of fun
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Juraj
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: November 15, 2015
The game was fun for a while, but its negative aspects prevented me from wanting to play further. The game is highly repetitive, you will be running in similar halways in a straight line over and over again. My second biggest problem with the game is the controller support - although the game plays well with the controller, not all the actions are mapped to it. So for instance in one level you have to also press space on the keybord to perform certain action.
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kschang77
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: November 3, 2015
Echo Prime was a mobile game first, PC game second, and it shows. The moves are designed for tapping, and rather unnatural to play on keyboard and mouse. The graphics are merely OK, and the rooms gets repetitive very quickly. The game quickly falls into an "equipment grind" as you basically play the game to get "credits", and the credits lets you buy better gear, which will allow you to play tougher levels, for more loot credits, ad infinitum.

The idea is not bad. You start as an enforcer, armed with a gun and a sword/blade, you suddenly have to deal with invasion of your universe through this wormhole. Fortunately, you get help of "Echoes" from other multiverses who were also being invaded, and you lend each other special bonuses like extra defense, special attack like "freeze". As you fight you pick up "credits" that you can use to upgrade your kit (gun, sword, armor, helmet, special single-use artifacts that works over a couple missions but needs to be repurchase).

The kits work much like Diablo-type games... Each item has attributes, and the are bazillion of them with different attributes, and level requirements. As you level up, you'll get access to higher grade weapons with corresponding level requirements, and more power, like more long distance damage, fire damage, more critical hits, etc. Similarly, with armor, you'll get general defense, defense against fire, against ice, against criticals, etc.

The missions generally comes in three types: corridor crawl, timed defense, and arena.

Corridor crawl has you moving right along a corridor, killing all enemies. There are occasional "barrels" or such that can explode, or leave a hazard on the floor, and you need to make it through the end without dying.

Timed defense requires you to defend a device or reactor against all comers. This can be a bit dangerous as you can't take it slow, and enemies comes from two sides, sometimes together.

Arena is a simulation where you basically fight until "death" against all sorts of enemies for as many waves as you can.

The problem with this game is it gets repetitive and boring very quickly. It is okay as a mobile game where you play a few levels at a time, but as a PC game, it feels sorely lacking, too simple, etc. etc.

Graphics are decent, and sound is tolerable. This is a small and cheap game to be played until you tire of it.
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TKbreezy
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: September 16, 2015
This game sells itself pretty hard in that intro video only to have you do the same thing for 3 hours.........

Got'em???
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danny_maland
( 12.3 hrs on record )
Posted: January 8, 2015
I'm willing to recommend this game because the basic play was fun enough to keep me going for over 10 hours. There is some player progression to the experience, and the overall premise does work. The combat is generally fun, and you can learn from your mistakes.

At the same time, "Echo Prime" gets very "samey." There's definitely a point where you realize you're doing the same few missions over and over, except with slightly different enemies and re-skinned environments. I eventually got to the point where I was too bored to care about what came next.

It's not bad, but it could have been so much better.
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Steph
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: November 16, 2014
The gameplay is very repetitive, aim, click, destroy, repeat. It's actually not a half bad game graphics wise, it just gets rather boring after awhile of doing the same thing. Plus the game seems to be easy, I like a challenge.
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Kakashisensei666
( 64.8 hrs on record )
Posted: October 11, 2014
I like it. Sci-fi 4 ever...

A littlebit easy and not the number one, but good for the price :)
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96 of 115 people (83%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 29, 2014
I purchased this without realizing it was an iOS/Android game. For a portable game Echo prime isn't half bad. I can see how the gameplay would lend itself well to that platform. However, the features that make it ideal for a cell phone don't translate well to a home enviroment. The game is clearly intended to be played in 10 to 15 minute spurts and that shows in the level design and make-up. Levels are blazingly short and incredibly repetative, most likely to compensate for the presumed limited space of a phone or tablet. Also, the designers left in many of the touch related instructions. During the initial traning mission the player is encouraged to "tap a place on the ground to move there" or to "Swipe to dodge!"

Echo Prime's gameplay tries to find a home somewhere between a clickfest like Diablo and classic arcade Beat-em-ups like Streets of Rage but it misses the key notes that make those two genres enjoyable. You gain money from grinding missions which you use to buy weapons and armor which you then grind kills on to get "Echoes" which are essentially spells that can level. It's a fairly steep and obvious treadmill. Though, the only incentive I can see for continuing to upgrade your gear is the chance to unlock new Echoes. You aren't encouraged to upgrade your gear because the enemies are hard, in fact quite the opposite. I was able to play to level 8, about an hour in to the game, without purchasing new items. The AI is too predictible or, in some cases down right dumb, to pose any type of a threat to a competent player.

Lastly, the story: more spefically the almost complete absense of one. You're a guy on a ship flying around space and beating up aliens, pirates and robots whose character models don't really differ that much.

All in all, I can understand how this would be an enjoyable game on a mobile platform but at the end of the day there is enough substance or depth here for the game to have lasting appeal.
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66 of 83 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 28, 2014
Fun game that still shows its mobile roots so it's best enjoyed in short bursts. Levels are small, short, and often composed of smaller sub sections separated by loading screens. Of course the main feature is the presence of Echoes, which are various boosters or abilities, both active and passive. They're really varied and you can borrow for each mission one of three echoes offered from other players (nifty!). There are a variety of missions but they mostly revolve around defeating enemies in a linear manner, defending an item, or surviving waves.
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64 of 102 people (63%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 28, 2014
Game needs to be fixed. Controller does not funtion correctly. Also, I get stuck everytime after beating a level, so I have to exit game and open it back up to play the next level. I really enjoy the classic feel that it offers for the first couple of levels I played, but I just can't give it a good review right now--It's unplayable as is. If they fix it, I will probably, then, give it a thumbs up.

UPDATE:

It seems they have fixed some of the issues. It works!

Ok, good linear side-scrolling classic type of game. Love upgrading echoes and gear, abilities are cool and fun to master, and there is a whole lot of monsters and robots to see and demolish. However, game does have a few drawbacks. Some controller functionality issues are still present but not bad. No, not all pc games need to have controller support, but its nice to have options. For this review, I used and took into account the functionality of both types of controls--keyboard and controller. Even when using a keyboard, I can go to wierd empty pages when selecting some of the menu links--but you can just back out of it by clicking back or pressing b on controller. With that said, functionality for both controls are fine now, and you should have no problem getting through game using either.

Game can seem a little difficult at start. Its not really hard to get from level to level to start, its just knowing what echoes are and following the story line that may be a problem at the start for some.

Anyway, I give the game 6.5 now and 6.75 if small glitches and controller stuff is fixed.
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20 of 25 people (80%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 6, 2014
Echo Prime was originally an iOS action RPG, and it shows, having very simple controls. Worse yet, the controls in the PC version really don't work that well - sometimes clicking anywhere near an enemy will shoot at it, even if it's already dead. Also, your dodge roll behaves erratically and buggily, often not really moving you the way you want it to move, or at all.

Likewise, it shows its iOS roots by having a lot of very simple, repetitive levels. It took me about 10 hours to complete the campaign (at least through hitting level 33 out of 50 and getting the final campaign achievement, End of the Line), but most of this was essentially just grinding the same kind of missions I'd already completed a dozen times over. Further, it's not a loot-fest at all - basically you just get to pick one of three or so items for each slot from the store each time you hit a new tier of 5 levels.

The Echoes do look amusing and provide for on-the-fly character customization for each level, and some of the boss fights are amusing when the controls aren't actively getting in your way of completing them, but all in all I can't really recommend this game at any price. It's just not fun.

Sorry, Robot Entertainment. Your other stuff's all good, so maybe try again!
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37 of 56 people (66%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
21.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 29, 2014
Ok. Let's be honest. This game is boring. And the only thing that bring me to buy this game is developer name. Robot... guys that create Orcs must die! (Awsome game btw). Well I played this game couple of hours hoping that something changed, but... few new enemies, same twin brothers-levels and mechanics like "Devil may cry" for very young childrens. One button i mean. Without combo or smt else.
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 30, 2014
First Impression
A Nice game! I feel like a little kid playing a Gameeboy game, that old pew pew game with those futuristic sounds! It's just, PLEASE it needs to be ported better onto PC.

This game is clerly an iOS/Android game, as a lot of people say, but if developers change it enought, so you can move with WASD, the skill work well with the 123456 and they also should put some special DLC for PC. I just ask one thing, IMPROVE the gameplay for PC, with that i mean:

1: More items (Come on dudes!)
2: More diferent enemies.
3: Controller?
4: PvP.

If you're taking reviwes seriously, do what people say this game needs, because if you develop this game well, it'll go fly fr and high.
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 6, 2014
Truly an unimpressive game. Echo Prime was made for mobile phones and it shows. Its basic and shallow gameplay is fun for sessions of 10 minutes, after that it becomes extremely repetitive with its bland shooting and melee mechanics and awkward controls. The only decent part of the game is the fact that you can buy better gear, but what good is that if you don't even want to play it in the first place ? Skip !

[Rating: 62/100]
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
Recommended
18.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 23, 2014
I found this game a blend of fun and frustrating. It isn't a deep game, every level boils down to either 'shoot things' or 'don't get shot', but that has a certain mindless appeal. The levels are short, and it's easy to digest quick matches when you only have 5 or 10 minutes to sit, which is nice.

The game has a few bugs, none of them game-ending. The most annoying one I found was clicking on the bottom right of the screen (where your active powers are) sometimes minimizes the game for no discernable reason. The game itself doesn't pause when this happens, so sometimes by the time I had brought the game back up I would be dead.

There is a story that you follow, which is minimal but adequate. Gear progression is reasonable, although I found myself shoe-horned into a certain type of gun because of a certain mission type that only rewards that type of gun.

Overall the game is a simple distraction, and if you need something mindless to fill the time it's probably worth it. That being said, you aren't missing anything special if you don't pick it up.
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 5, 2014
Pleasantly Surprised!

The guys at Robot Entertainment have released another great title. However, it's another IOS title, that has been given a port to PC. Am looking forward to them doing another full PC game, most likely that'll be Orcs Must Die 3, but after having played Hero Academy, I was alright with trying out another IOS title from them.

Surprisingly it is better then expected. I went into this purchase with very low expectations, because I hadn't heard anything about it, you couldn't google much about it, and their certainly was little to no youtube reviews about it, so I really went into this game puchase blind, which after the CONSORTIUM fiasco (Don't Buy CONSORTIUM) really made me hesitant about buying another game so soon with such little information out there about it.

This game is a Hack & Slash, Side Scrolling, at times having a brawler feel, with RPG Leveling and Equipment "stats" elements. It has a lot of depth, for being IOS, and it's a great port to PC, so much so, that if you didn't know it was IOS, you might not suspect it being an IOS game initially. Although after about an hour of play through, it gets to a hint where it asks you to touch the screen, that's kind of a dead giveaway :D:

The game is definately best played in short bursts. It was meant to be a time killer on the go, and you may want to just play it when taking short breaks from other games, or while killing time waiting for other friends to log in.

It also has a friend network, where you can borrow a unit from your friend for a mission. Your friend will recieve the mission rewards at the end. Which I feel is a neat feature, but it also gives you a little bit of that "Facebook" vibe.

Right now it is 20 percent off, and you get a free copy of Orcs Must Die 2 with that purchase, so if you already own that title, then it's a great game to gift a friend. However if you don't own Orcs Must Die 2, but have thought about buying it, then now is the time, because buying this game is like getting Orcs Must Die 2 half off, and getting Echo Prime for free! No time to buy it like the present!

4/5 Stars on PC 5/5 Stars if you buy it to play on your Tablet
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 25, 2014
Very meh.

Visuals are fine. Think OMD and OMD2.

Plot is almost comically rushed. "Hi I'm a spaceman - oh god my ship is being attacked - hey look an alternate universe." Ridiculous.

Gameplay is TERRIBLE. Movement is almost entirely mouse based (wasd are used for dodge rolls), with the mouse serving as both a movement and attack command, meaning running from an enemy who has approached you is nearly impossible. To add icing, the game switches automatically to melee when enemies are close, meaning if you're a distance fighter and spent a ton on a fancy gun, you can only use it when enemies aren't running towards you, which is almost never.

Combat in OMD was excellent. The weapon selection was diverse and interesting in both games and allowed the user to choose their own playstyle and fight from wherever they wanted. Better still, they could run wherever they wanted as well, be it to the frontlines or away from a losing battle. In Echo Prime, you get a gun and a sword, and only the gun has any sort of variety. Furthermore, clicking anywhere on the screen when an enemy is at point blank will make the spaceman lunge TOWARDS the enemy. First thing I did was upgrade my dodge distance so I could roll far enough away from enemies to be able to use the move option again, since mouse movement is the fastest way to escape, but dodging is the only thing the user has full control of.

Also, the tutorials are completely underinformative. You can dodge and shoot in the same command by clicking and dragging away from an enemy, which is what I do the vast majority of the time, but the tutorial never mentions this. I found this out accidentally shortly before dying, where I also learned the QA team didn't press the dodge roll buttons during the death animation, or they would have found out you can make the spaceman wiggle around most absurdly as he keels over.

The extra features are nice-ish. Boosts and abilities come from aliens called Echoes. You can use other players' echoes during missions to borrow their powers for one mission and in return, give them experience to be used toward upgrades. You can pay in-game money to pick an Echo from your list of friends, but there's no real reason to. Odds are the ability wont make much of a difference. Most of them are uselesss, weak attacks with long cooldowns or piddling increases to things like attack, defense, or critical chance. The only ones I used modified dodge distance and healing, since dodging is so important and taking damage is so easy what with the stupid, suicidal player character.

Overall, the game is just nowhere near as fun, addicting, or polished as OMD or OMD2. I love Robot, but I hate Echo Prime.
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