Thousands of aliens, giant spiders, mutant lizards, and more are on the attack - can you survive the onslaught? Crimsonland is a top-down shooter with a touch of RPG. Unlock over 30 weapons and over 50 perks from quirky to brutal. Complete the quest and show your skills in five survival modes.
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Release Date: Jun 11, 2014

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May 11

Neon Chrome Now Available

Neon Chrome by us - the creators of Crimsonland - is now available on Steam. If you think you might be interested in a ruthless cyberpunk top-down shooter with some roguelite flavoring - check it out here.

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March 14

BIG Crimsonland 1.1.0 update with TYPOSHOOTER and more!

Greetings. After a healthy long beta, the new version is finally here!

Tons of stuff has changed. The biggest single feature is bringing back the classic Typ'o'shooter game mode - with leaderboards, of course. The mode is unlocked if you've completed the quests in normal difficulty.

We've also fixed ALL the major complaints about features missing compared to 2003 version. You can now use Telekinesis perk to directly pick up the perks by hovering them with your mouse for a while. The perks are now enabled in quests by default. Spideroids give more experience points. Pulse Gun + Angry Reloader perk is back. + many smaller tweaks.

Some of you have requested that we'd add DLCs to the game. More closely, some of you guys wanted to have the old 2003 version of Crimsonland and the game soundtrack as relatively inexpensive DLCs. Sorry to let you down, we're not doing the DLCs... We've added them to the main game FOR FREE! You can now select if you want to play the new (superior) Crimsonland or the old classic 2003 version when you launch the game using Steam. You can listen to the sound track placed in install folder under crimsonland-soundtrack folder.

Here's a full list of changes:
-Added back the Typ'o'shooter game mode! It will unlock after you play through the quest mode in normal difficulty.
-Telekinesis perk now picks up the powerup up after hovering your mouse over it for a second.
-Perks are now enabled by default in Quest mode (you can still change the settings in gameplay options).
-The old (2003) Crimsonland classic version is included in the install directory.
-The soundtrack is included in the game folder under crimsonland-soundtrack.
-New D3D9 based renderer is slightly faster and handles resolution change better.
-Multimonitor resolution selection should work better now.
-Blitz survival mode now starts harder but ramps up slower (all bosses don't come at you almost at once now).
-Pulse Gun + Angry Reloader combo works again as Pulse Gun has 3 ammo in all modes except Weapon Picker. You can't reload the weapon.
-Spideroids give slightly more experience points.
-Spider boss projectiles do proper damage now.
-Toxic Avenger now kills bosses as well if you can afford to take one hit.
-Fixed (rare) weapon jamming bug that prevented autoreloading your weapon occasionally.
-Leaderboards rendering performance improved. (Scrolling down to top 100k rank doesn't cause framerate drops).
-Added internal localization support, preparing for possible localizations. Clarification: only English supported in this build.
-Steam Cloud is now enabled in all versions.
-Main menu has friendly links to our next two games: Neon Chrome and Xenoraid!
-Dropping more weapons during the first 60 seconds of survival and blitz game mode runs will enable you to get the weapon you want more likely.
-Many many many smaller tweaks.

Please note that this update is for the PC version at this point.

So there you have it. If someone still thinks that the 2003 has something over this new version, speak up! :)

See you at the leaderboards!

BTW, I hope it's not too bold to plug our current Greenlight campaigns here as well:

Xenoraid - a non-bullet-hell shmup which entered Greenlight last week:
Xenoraid Greenlight

King Oddball - a weird but addictive little game we made. It needs just a tiny push to get through GL:
King Oddball Greenlight

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Reviews

“I really like Crimsonland. It's unpretentious and straight-forward in its delivery, and yet, underneath its façade rests an addictive top-down shooter with solid mechanics and a hardcore slant.”
7.5 / 10 – IGN

“Crimsonland is a quality twin-stick shooter.”
7 / 10 – Game Informer

“If you like shooting infinite hordes of monsters from a top-down perspective, Crimsonland is one of the best options you have.”
4 / 5 – Hardcore Gamer Magazine

About This Game



Thousands of aliens, zombies, giant spiders, mutant lizards, and more are on the attack - can you survive the onslaught? In Crimsonland you will unlock new weapons and perks constantly improving your abilities and arsenal. Your screen will be filled with literally hundreds of monsters and thousands of giblets. Grab your gun and prepare for endless hours of intense top-down shooter fun!

The original Crimsonland was released in 2003. After the game was greenlit at the end of 2013, 10tons decided to give the game a complete tune-up. The brand new 2014 version introduces countless gameplay fixes, a new chapter with new enemies, new perks, and new weapons. On top of that we've done a complete art overhaul!



What are perks? Perks are like talents in an RPG game. You earn XP by killing monsters and with XP you earn levels. After leveling up you get to choose a perk. For example, a perk called Fastloader enables you to reload extremely fast. During a session perks will stack up a and every game will be a bit different. You'll unlock perks during the quest mode after which they become available in the survival game modes.



We've created a huge arsenal of 30 unique weapons ranging from the humble pistol to the mysterious Shrinkifier 5k. The weapons are unlocked by playing the quest mode and they become available in survival game modes as well. The better your arsenal - the better chances you have at scoring higher outside the quest mode.



Crimsonland features up to four player local co-op. All game modes including the quest can be played in co-op mode. There are also separate leaderboards for co-op games so gather your friends and show the internet who wields the gauss shotgun like a pro!



  • Quest mode with six chapters
  • FIVE survival modes: Survival, Rush, Blitz, Weapon Picker, and Nukefism
  • 30 unique weapons
  • 55 awesome perks
  • Steam leaderboards: global and friends
  • Leaderboards for co-op: Gang up on them!
  • Steam achievements & stats
  • Full controller support
  • Up to four player local co-op

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7
    • Processor: 1 Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 8.1
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Gamepads must support XInput
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.6+
    • Processor: 1 Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Tested gamepads include PS4 and PS3 controllers. Other modern gamepads work probably too.
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu
    • Processor: 1 Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
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TigerBloodMF
13.1 hrs
Posted: August 26
Think Doom,Gauntlet and Gain Ground blended together but in a good way and you have Crimson land
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Krazedlion
8.0 hrs
Posted: August 23
Crimsonland is an awesome top-down shooter. There are multiple enemy types, including aliens, mutant lizards, spiders and zombies that attack and track you in various ways. Slaughter the endless hordes with a large variety of kicka$$ weapons and killer perks. Reminds me a little of my favorite top-down shooter Nation Red.
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RamsesIII
48.9 hrs
Posted: August 21
Fun and well designed/balanced time-waster. Good in co-op (local only).
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DAud
3.1 hrs
Posted: August 12
It's not terrible, but not very good either and definitely not worth full price. I think the biggest issue is the lack of terrain and the way the questing mode is structured. It's not cool that you have to do the "normal" levels first because they are too easy and boring. It's a shame because gun variety and the sound design are on point. Shooting feels good, especially the way gun sounds and joy rumble works together. The music is kinda meh though. The optional old version is actually better, but that doesn't seem to work with modern gamepads and resolutions without external tools and it's not that good either to be worth the effort...
I thought this would be a good game to play while listening to podcasts, but in the end all it did was to sap my will with it's utter mediocrity.
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Bike123
0.4 hrs
Posted: August 9
OLD AND GOOD
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ryanpatton11
1.9 hrs
Posted: August 8
Great shooting game with little to think about. You kill. You die. No crappy stories. No crap to make me buy shoddy toys for my kids. Nothing to make care about stuff. Just fun. And some powerups....
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Flameheart
18.8 hrs
Posted: August 6
Great game and very thoughtful developers. All gaming glithes and balancing problems spotted before seems all get fixed and it is now nearly a perfect top-down shooting. The implementation of new version perks/power-ups update into the 2003 classic version is quite amazing. Well done 10tons.
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I'veGotFullBlownAids
1.2 hrs
Posted: August 2
My Gameplay In A Nutshell:

First Few Waves: "Not sure if I'm gonna dig this one.."

Next Few Waves: "Okay I can get the hang of this."

20 Waves In: "♥♥♥♥ing spider peices of ♥♥♥♥, get over here!"

50 Waves In: "TASTE MY URANIUM COATED BULLETS YOU MUTANT ♥♥♥♥S!!!"

Well done. Very enjoyable. Addicting as hell. Recommended as a bit of a joyful time waster. 9/10
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pdepmcp [ITA]
30.5 hrs
Posted: August 2
This is as easy as fun.
No mind, no strategy, no....just mayhem and tons of bullets.
Quests are addictive and quite hard to complete, infinte survival modes are fun to play with a good replayability.
The only great drawback is the lack of multiplayer online (even on lan would be something...)
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Luisfius
1.5 hrs
Posted: July 31
Paint the ground red.

With murder.

Amazingtitle, it took a LONG TIME for it to reach steam, but it is totally worth all that wait for that. And it goes on bundles pretty often.

There are other titles similar to it, like the 3d Nation Red, but this is the best of its type.
There is also an android version, but honestly it controlls pretty badly with the virtual sticks.
Also, a ps vita version, I have not tried that. I should probably also get it there when it is on sale one day.

It is old. It is not particularly pretty, but damn if it is not satisfying to mow down the endless waves.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 31
Paint the ground red.

With murder.

Amazingtitle, it took a LONG TIME for it to reach steam, but it is totally worth all that wait for that. And it goes on bundles pretty often.

There are other titles similar to it, like the 3d Nation Red, but this is the best of its type.
There is also an android version, but honestly it controlls pretty badly with the virtual sticks.
Also, a ps vita version, I have not tried that. I should probably also get it there when it is on sale one day.

It is old. It is not particularly pretty, but damn if it is not satisfying to mow down the endless waves.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 12
It's not terrible, but not very good either and definitely not worth full price. I think the biggest issue is the lack of terrain and the way the questing mode is structured. It's not cool that you have to do the "normal" levels first because they are too easy and boring. It's a shame because gun variety and the sound design are on point. Shooting feels good, especially the way gun sounds and joy rumble works together. The music is kinda meh though. The optional old version is actually better, but that doesn't seem to work with modern gamepads and resolutions without external tools and it's not that good either to be worth the effort...
I thought this would be a good game to play while listening to podcasts, but in the end all it did was to sap my will with it's utter mediocrity.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
Crimsonland is an awesome top-down shooter. There are multiple enemy types, including aliens, mutant lizards, spiders and zombies that attack and track you in various ways. Slaughter the endless hordes with a large variety of kicka$$ weapons and killer perks. Reminds me a little of my favorite top-down shooter Nation Red.
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126 of 151 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 8, 2014
Positives:
- Very addictive gameplay.
- Lots of levels and game modes.
- Many weapons and powerups.
- 4 Player Local Coop.
- Nice graphics.

What changed from original:
- Few new weapons and powerups.
- Few new game modes.
- Perks can't be used in the main game now and are only available in Survival.
- Interface feels less powerful and more like a mobile game. (I was told this is to keep the game looking consistent across all platforms).
- New flame weapon is a lot more useful than the original two.

Issues:
- I had an odd bug where the game refused to start when I installed it. A simple restart of my computer fixed the issue.
- You won't use a quarter of the weapons in the game due to them being underpowered compared to some of the bigger beasts.

Overall:
I've enjoyed the beta and had next to no issues with performance. I somewhat dislike the interface and the lack of perks in the main game but I can understand.

Edit: A couple of things I noticed in the new update include:
- New Crimsonland theme tunes (unless I just forgot the old ones)
- Ion Cannon now explodes in various directions.
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151 of 190 people (79%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 13, 2014
Original Crimsonland (2004) is one of my most favourite games ever. But the Steam version is a serious step backwards. New graphics and not as pretty, new UI is bland and forgettable, and the worst crime of all - the Perks are gone from the quest mode. That's right, they only exist in Survival, which I know some people don't even play.

You would be much better suited by playing the original version 1.9.8.
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65 of 81 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 11, 2014
This game has a lot going for it...but not enough.


Lets start with the positives:

I love the updated graphics, the new perks, the more streamlined leveling system, the ability to have four players at once, and many other details about this reboot of the classic crimsonland. Killing enemies is as fun as ever and almost every weapon is great and feels good for different situations (except you blowtorch!) and has a legitimate strategy. Perks are incredibly important and add a deep aspect of thought to the game (Do I get regeneration to keep my health up or choose fast reloader so I can kill enemies more?) and the sheer addictive nature of the gameplay will keep you hooked. Its a solid title...or should be...

Which leads me to the negatives:

Outside of the story mode this game isn't really as fun as it used to be. They took out a lot of things that made it fun. In solo survival the average player can expect to get to level 8-9 if they get a decent weapon before being absolutely annihilated by the hordes of enemies. If you add friends to the mix the difficulty ramps up even more and you will be lucky if you clear level 6. Its almost a broken level of hard. Theres no fighting it. No matter which perks you pick or which weapons you have the survival mode reaches a certain point early on that just immediately kills you.

Your choices feel useless and it becomes kind of a drag when you get the perfect weapon combo with the perfect perks and then you just get slaughtered anyways by the sudden wave of splitting spiders and zombie lords that surround you out of thin air instead of coming out of the sides of the screen like they used to. The previous version of crimsonland slowly spiked the difficulty more and more making the survival last longer. It really felt like you were, you know, surviving?

This version of crimsonland has no such subtlety or flair. They let you gain a couple levels and then just murder you outright with a frustrating amount of enemies that are impossible to fight. Let me put it to you this way. I was the 3rd highest ranking player IN THE WORLD in the previous crimsonland but in this one I can barely top level 10 in solo survival. They have taken one of the greatest and most fun modes of the game and just smashed it and made it unplayable. If they had a difficulty choice I think it could mitigate this. This is the only game I think actually NEEDS an easy mode.

Another thing that is absolutely broken in this game is the enemy spawning system. In the previous crimsonland enemies came out of all 4 sides of the screen giving you a chance to plan ahead. You could see a horde of zombies and decide which way you want to bait them to try and get an opening to dive for that powerup or weapon. You can find the big monster that is spawning little ones and put that sucker down before he overwhelms you.

This crimsonland has destroyed that too. It is quite common now to have enemies spawn on top of you and immediately kill you. Nothing sucks worse than to be 10 minutes into a boss battle and to be killed by a horde of tiny red aliens spawning right on top of you. Or to be doing a survival round with your favorite weapon and perks and to have a lizard king spawn right next to you and one shot you instantly. Its painfully frustrating and can make you want to chuck your keyboard across the room. It has happened to me in almost every mission of this game and is the most common way to die. Some enemies still come out of the sides of the screen, but more than half of them just appear with a flash wherever they feel like regardless of how inconvient it is for you.

So in conclusion, the game is fun but ultimately frustrating and not worth your money. They could have had a solid remake of a fun arcade shooter on their hands but they've instead destroyed it by breaking the difficulty and spawning and made it virtually unplayable. If you do buy this game, you'll discover its fun palls rather quickly because of its major stumbling blocks. It is a shadow of its former self and if you want to play a fun arcade shooter, download the first one online someplace (a few places host it for free) and have yourself a grand old time.

But skip this version. Its just not fun anymore.
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28 of 32 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
18.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 14
Crimsonland is a fast-paced, very well thought-off and balanced top-down shooter. The game is clearly based on the classic with the same name from 2003 - with the most recent major update, the original game is even presented for free when you buy Crimsonland on Steam. Just as the original one, the new version is a no-nonsense game in which you get several different gamemodes which offer access to just the one thing that really counts: slaying monsters, aliens and zombies. And there are a TON of those, so you need some decent gear, don't you? Happily, Crimsonland offers exactly that: the number of weapons isn't overwhelmingly large, but they are very different from each other and most ask for an appropriate playstyle to make the most of them. You'd better stay out of the melee with the Ion Cannon and take on the mob from a distance, but a flamethrower just wants you to get in there are clear a small ring of safety around you.

Thankfully, 10TonsLtd have also included a fairly large number of power-ups which appear during the fights and which come in most welcome when the crowds get bigger and bigger. Make no mistake: this is no easy-going game, and the going gets really tough towards the end of the different scenario's. Happily that's where the dozens of available perks come in: they offer a permanent of way of buffing your character, and allow for some degree of ever so slight character building, especially with regard to a playstyle which suits you best.

Graphically, the game gets the job done, but not more than that. Some extra effort and more visual appeal would have been welcome. Sound is pretty good though, with all weapons having a very clear identity of their own. Steam cards and a bunch of interesting - and some quite difficult - achievements make sure this game offers quite some playtime.

Recommended, even more so for everyone who fancies taking out the enemy hords from above
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26 of 29 people (90%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 12
Changing my review to positive because they deserve it.

When this game was re-released on Steam, it was missing a lot of things that vets would be expecting to see there, like the perks in quest mode and the functionality of perks in survival mode. Some were removed entirely. The developer has added perks back into quest mode with their original functionalities. You can also opt into the beta client to test out other new perks before they make it into the final build. The UI and HUD still feels like a mobile game but whatever.

I don't know what made them think those changes would be improvements in the first place, but I'm glad that they listened to community feedback and changed things back to how they use to be. If you somehow are still not happy with the new graphics and all that with the original gameplay, you can also play the original Crimsonland that's included in this purchase.
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33 of 41 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
16.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 25, 2015
This is simple game. No story, no cutscenes, only pure violence. You need to kill as many enemies as possible or they will kill you. But they have some advantage - they will kill you, no matter how hard you will try to survive. But with every death you will be better and better and you will want to try again and again.
I remember playing that game about 10 years ago and it was a great experience. How is that now? As you can see, When I'm writing those words, I have 15 hours played and I still play it from time to time. Maybe it's not as good as it was long time ago, but it's still a good game, so I can recommend it without hesitation.
But I have to warn you, this is not an easy game.

VERDICT:
If you're a pacifist, better stay away of this game.
But if you love to slay monsters in bloody way, you'll have plenty of fun here.

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37 of 48 people (77%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 12, 2014
I never played the original Crimsonland. Well actually that's not true; I tried the demo once and the game didn't really seem like anything special. After reading some great impressions from a friend, I decided to check out this new and improved Crimsonland and I'm very glad I did. It's addictive, bloody, intense, and just one hell of a fun satisfying shooter.

In terms of story and gameplay, Crimsonland is as simple as can be. You and hordes of hundreds and hundreds of creatures on the battlefield, kill them all. But while the actual mechanics are not complex, Crimsonland adds a layer of strategy underneath the run and gun gameplay, turning a game that might seem shallow from the screenshots into a compelling thrilling experience. Every moment consists of countless decisions. Which gun is best for the current situation? Should I rush for that power-up but risk having to run through a horde to reach it? Which order should I use power-ups? Which perks should I choose?

I think the most interesting aspect is how the varied enemies require you to totally change your tactics and influences the weapons and perks you'd want to use. It's not like some shooters where you can just get the most powerful weapon and kill everything. If you're facing fast spiders that replicate when they die, then you're going to want a weapon that's accurate and precise but that fires and reloads fast enough that they won't close the gap, and power-ups that focus on crowd control and defense. Hordes of zombies? You'll want to go for the spray and pray type weapons or explosives and all-out offensive power-ups. Thankfully your arsenal is just as varied as the enemies you face. Weapons range from a simple pistol and shotgun to all manner of flamethrowers, plasma cannons, automatic weapons, and even more exotic weapons. Power-ups slow time, shield you from damage, restore health, imbue your weapon with devastating plasma energy. The RPG-esque perk system offers diverse ways to customize your playstyle. Sacrifice health for damage, move faster, have more ammo, poison enemies, gain a melee attack, and many more perks make each survival attempt feel fresh and exciting

Crimsonland is a must play for top-down shooter fans. Besides the 60-mission campaign (and three difficulty levels), you can test your skills across several survival modes, all of which adds its own twist of the core gameplay. The visuals and effects are stylish, the gameplay is deeper than you'd might expect, and seeing the screen literally turn red with blood and gore as you mow down hundreds of creatures is very satisfying.
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