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.
User reviews: Very Positive (797 reviews) - 80% of the 797 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 11, 2014

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November 19, 2015

Crimsonland gets Steam Cloud support

Good news: We've updated Crimsonland with Steam Cloud support! The support should be available on all platforms. Let us know if you experience any problems. We're also working on another update which features fixes done for the Xbox One version which was released a few weeks ago. And thanks to you all for playing Crimsonland!

Also check out and if you'd like to learn more about what we're working on.

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August 21, 2015

Neon Chrome - a top-down cyberpunk shooter from 10tons

So, as some of you know, we're working on a new top-down shooter called Neon Chrome. This time we wanted to make the shooting happen indoors and in a cyberpunk world. This means lots of neon lights, cybernetics and that you can demolish a building from the inside out with guns and explosives. I must say it's extremely fun and satisfying already.

We've released some material from Neon Chrome lately and we're hoping to go to Greenlight within two months. Meanwhile go to to see videos and other material. While you can do that, we'll be working on the game :)

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“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

Things of Future

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

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • 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
    • 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.
    • OS: Ubuntu
    • Processor: 1 Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
21 of 27 people (78%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 25, 2015
Unfortunately I can't recommend this game.

I loved Crimsonland back in the day, but this version is... well, butchered. A while ago they ported this game to Android, and it seems that they've uploaded that version here. You can easily tell by the menu and HUD. To keep this short:

-Decent music
-Slightly better graphics than when it was originally released

-No perks in Quest mode. That was a huge part of Quest mode and without it, it's just plain boring and is harder than it should be in higher levels. There's nothing to look forward to. You can only get perks in survival mode, but most of the perks don't function as well as before and you'll never die in survival mode because it's so tame.
-Same song for every level, including the menu.
-Shotguns are extremely powerful, while every other weapon is almost useless.
-HUD and menus are obviously designed for mobile devices.

I'd have to say the worst part is that the Android port is much more faithful to the original than this version. It keeps perks in Quest mode and it still supports multiplayer if you have a moga or shield controller. Save the money and time for the mobile version if you really want to play Crimsonland again, or somehow find a way to play the original version again from 2003.
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18 of 24 people (75%) found this review helpful
12.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 19, 2015
This game in 5min

this is a top down shooter.
there are 6 Levels with 10 boards each (so 60 in all) and 3 difficulties.
each board has a set type and number of enemies you must kill.
you get 30 different guns, 5+ power-ups, & tones of perks.
your guy does move as fast as a snail but the enemies do also so i guess it works.
most of your deaths will be to the random gun that drops and trying to go knee deep in enemies for a power-up.

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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
15.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 21, 2015
Its hard to thumbs down this game as its still a good game.

Its just that for an update to a classic its terrible. The original didnt look as good, but this update just ruins several key gameplay mechanics, while slapping a fresh coat of paint on it.

The reason everyone liked the original was because of the gameplay, even at its release the original was a pretty ugly looking game that played beautifully which is ultimately what matters.

Its pretty obvious that it has been dumbed down for a controller friendly playstyle

While this still has enough of the original in it to be a pretty good, fun game, honestly just play the original instead of this watered down version.

If the developers just added a "classic mode" toggle in the options which reverted the changes to the perks (specifically telekinesis), put perks back in campaign, basically an option to play a 100% faithful port of the real game with the new improved graphics (which I'm ambivalent on, its not really important for me.), I would gladly give it a thumbs up.
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 27, 2015
For me there are a few points that make this not quite as compelling as the original version.
But it's still Crimsonland; it's still fun and better than most other games of the style.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 6
Great and addictive top down arcade shooter

This is my favorite top down shooter by all means, invested 8 worthy hours but this game deserved it for real.
You grab a gun and you fight hordes of enemies, that's Crimsonland in a nutshell.
There are tons of upgrades to enjoy and use and the gameplay won't leave you behind.
But it's also very simple and straight to the point no strings attached, just hardcore shooting.

Let's continue to the ratings !

--- Positive points ---

  • Straight to the point and addictive gameplay
  • Superb controls, no need to keybind
  • Trading cards included
  • Enough content to play around with
  • Achievements are here aswell

--- Negative points ---

  • More achievements

This game is just so positive:
I can't really find negative points and i invested 8 hours of my life at it and still can't find negative points except that they could include more achievements, but i always prefer to have hundreds of achievements to hunt down.p.

Great game with a great price tag, totally worth it !
Enough content and enough features!

Happy killing !!!
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