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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.
Release Date: Jun 11, 2014
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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 the Game



Thousands of aliens, 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

Old Customers


If you have proof of purchase of the old Crimsonland you can apply for a Steam key for the new version. To do this you need to send the proof of purchase (the whole e-mail receipt you received after the purchase) including the original e-mail address used to make that purchase to crimsonland(dot)classic(at)10tons.com. Please note that since this process is manual it will take some time. During June most of us here are on vacation so expect a delay of 5 to 10 business days. In August the response time will be quicker again.

Things of Future


  • Fix any bugs which we didn't catch before release.
  • Mac Version (Aug-Sep 2014)
  • Linux version (Aug-Sep 2014, mainly Ubuntu)
  • Steam controller support (if we get one somewhere)

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7
    • Processor: 1 Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 8.1
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Gamepads must support XInput
Helpful customer reviews
108 of 128 people (84%) found this review helpful
93 products in account
4 reviews
14.4 hrs on record
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.
Posted: June 8th, 2014
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68 of 103 people (66%) found this review helpful
359 products in account
9 reviews
4.8 hrs on record
So let me just go ahead and start off saying this little bit: I'm going to be incredibly biased... I remember the day Crimsonland came out and remember quite well begging my mom to purchase it off 10ton's website. Violent as hell and they didn't try to hide it almost became my downfall until my mom realized she wasn't going to win.

Sitting down and playing Crimsonland today makes me feel like I'm a kid again. It's prettier, more functional, and full of some damn fine content that would make any arcade lover melt. Honestly if you don't pick up this game I pity you. You're going to be missing out on one of my favorite childhood games and that's horrible!

Do you like explosions?

Do you like blood?

Do you enjoy being a sickly green color and poisoning everything that touches you?

If you said yes to any of the questions above YOU BETTER BUY THIS GAME!
Posted: June 7th, 2014
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26 of 33 people (79%) found this review helpful
304 products in account
18 reviews
3.7 hrs on record
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.
Posted: June 12th, 2014
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31 of 43 people (72%) found this review helpful
2,071 products in account
18 reviews
21.2 hrs on record
"Let's paint the town red tonight!" you say.
I say, "Friend, you're not thinking big enough..."

LET'S PAINT THE PLANET RED
Posted: June 16th, 2014
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33 of 47 people (70%) found this review helpful
711 products in account
53 reviews
5.3 hrs on record
Crimsonland is a fairly simple concept of top-down shooting and tonnes of mayhem - imagine Serious Sam from a top-down perspective. The three things I can guarantee you with Crimsonland: hoards of mobs, lashings of blood and a colossal arsenal at your disposal.

Overall it is an incredibly enjoyable experience that I have no hesitation in recommending to anyone looking for a challenge and trip down memory lane. It won’t appeal to everyone due to its difficulty level and outdated design, but the gameplay is satisfying overall. I personally couldn’t play too many lengthened sessions as it does become repetitive after some time, however the variety in weapons and mobs, not to mention the addition of the various survival modes helps to keep things fresh.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfYQDnDvBAc

Summary:
+ Gunplay is incredibly fun and satisfying.
+ Large amount of weapons with huge variety.
+ Lots of enemy types.
+ Great game mode types.
- Many enemies appearances are re-skins.
- Gameplay can become repetitive after some time.
Posted: June 11th, 2014
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