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.
User reviews: Mixed (98 reviews) - 62% of the 98 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jan 28, 2014

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About This Game

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

    • 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
    • Hard Drive: 1200 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Some integrated Intel HD graphics cards have been known to work but are not officially supported.
Helpful customer reviews
91 of 110 people (83%) found this review helpful
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
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
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.


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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19 of 23 people (83%) found this review helpful
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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36 of 54 people (67%) found this review helpful
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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