Manipulate your wrists, elbows and shoulders to get the arrow to the bow, draw it, aim and fire! Probably Archery gives the player more control over the minutia of their joint movements with tons of crazy scenarios to conquer, multiplayer battles to fight and brutal target challenges to dominate.
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Mixed (355 reviews) - 50% of the 355 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 6, 2014

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Manipulate your wrists, elbows and shoulders to get the arrow to the bow, draw it, aim and fire!

Probably Archery gives the player more control over the minutia of their joint movements with tons of crazy scenarios to conquer, multiplayer battles to fight and brutal target challenges to dominate.

With controls inspired by games like QWOP and Surgeon Simulator 2013, you must overcome a series of ridiculous challenges like shooting a hangman's rope, exterminating flying eggs in a china shop and stopping an apple-headed warrior in space.

Once you've mastered the way of the bow, test your skills in the online multiplayer modes. Team Deathmatch allows you to test your speed and skill against other players while the Horde mode lets you stand alongside your friends against waves of enemies.

When it's time to lay down your bow, why not pick up a cricket bat and revolver? Shoot some zombies, bash other players and kick some goals in Zoccer - Zombie Soccer. An extra mode that is practically an additional game, Zoccer delivers a multiplayer first person sports shooter experience you've never seen before.

Key Features:

  • Crazy and intense single player scenarios
  • Team Deathmatch multiplayer
  • Co-op wave-based Horde mode
  • Character customisation
  • Gamepad support
  • Razer Hydra support (currently Windows only)
  • Native Oculus Rift support
  • ... and... Multiplayer Zombie Soccer


"... Archery Is Hard. But Also Pretty Funny." - Kotaku
"... right there, right... nope... down... F***!" - Giant Bomb
"QWOP A Load Of This" - Rock Paper Shotgun
"Probably Archery realistically simulates archery ...Probably" - Destructoid
"... aim up... aim f***ing up, stupid!" - Rage Quit
"Move over, William Tell and Robin Hood, there's a new legendary archer in town." - Joystiq
"... requires a bit of finger magic" - Indie Games

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP2 or later
    • Processor: Intel Dual-Core 2.4 GHz or AMD Dual-Core Athlon 2.5 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT or AMD Radeon HD 3830
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 700 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX®-compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1 or later
    • Processor: Intel Core i5, AMD Phenom II X4 or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570, AMD Radeon HD 7750 or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 700 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX®-compatible
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.6 or later
    • Processor: Intel Dual-Core 2.4 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 2400 or better / NVidia 8600M or better
    • Storage: 700 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: OSX 10.6 or later
    • Processor: Intel Dual-Core 2.4 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GT 650M or 750M
    • Storage: 700 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 or later
    • Processor: Intel Dual-Core 2.4 GHz or AMD Dual-Core Athlon 2.5 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT or AMD Radeon HD 3830
    • Storage: 700 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 13.04 or later
    • Processor: Intel Core i5, AMD Phenom II X4 or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570, AMD Radeon HD 7750 or better
    • Storage: 700 MB available space
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Overall:
Mixed (355 reviews)
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inn0s
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 10
No proper tutorial in a game that certanly needs one.
Every other game teaches you the stupid crap like how to use WASD to walk or to press E to interact and everytime I think: WHY do you teach me so simple stuff. Most basic tutorials are annoying and boring.

I wasn't able to figure out how to properly shoot an arrow (the only mechanic in this game).. and gave up.
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SuperLink15
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
REIMBURSE ME !
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sanche
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
it broke instantly. I wouldn't recommend it.
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killdieburn
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 7
probably archery is like being drunk and having no control over your own arms while trying to shoot a bow and arrow at near impossible targets. if you are looking for a game where you can shoot arrows at nothing (even with a decent amount of practice) and drop arrows all over the ground and feel like a complete ♥♥♥♥♥, then this is the game for you. there are many different exciting modes in this game to fail hard at, and with hours of practice you might be able to hit the edge of the closest stationary target in the target practice mode, then you can take 5 minutes to load another arrow and take just as long to get your arms where they were before and probably miss. if you love shooting things with bows and arrows play skyrim or farcry if you want to feel like you have ALS and a irresponsible jerk hands you a bow and says i guess you might be able to do this but probably not. then this game is for your sorry @ss and may god have mercy on your soul. -9/10
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matthewgeorge293
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 5
why does it have to be so hard!? its definetly not worth any money!
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Target From Alex
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: March 31
♥♥♥♥
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PringDing
( 3.9 hrs on record )
Posted: March 6
Rarley to I go back to this game, its not worth it.
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Snapdragon
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: February 12
I played one hour. stopped having fun. this isn't even a game I can say I am fine with buying as a thing to look at and learn how to not make a game. its just bland.
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Fire1660
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: January 28
10/10 would slam face into desk again
Its quite hard if you dont like pain
then you should buy something that has "easy" mode
you console pleb
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Kealmcking
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: January 27
The only game i've ever considered removing from my account...
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Muncha Choya
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: January 23
Probably Good..
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QuyHillChaos
( 17.9 hrs on record )
Posted: January 22
why is the ♥♥♥♥ing Zoccer or zombie soccer whatever it is so addictive?
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FK Windows 10
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: January 20
I think it was ok, basically a simulator game where you have to move the joints one by one
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nwitcher
Posted: January 4
Just way to hard to control the arms let alone aim. Gave it a hard try as I like the concept, but it is just way not ready yet.
To get the arms to work takes a lot of time and effort. I have hit a few targets , mostly out of luck. my hopes for a game as described have been dashed.
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chaser
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: December 25, 2015
A game with a steep learning curve, except the more you learn the more stupid you feel. I don't like it.
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LennyS
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: December 22, 2015
My brain hurts when i play this game. WHY DO HIS/HER MUSCLES BEND SO WEIRDLY
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that_walrus
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: December 20, 2015
The apple dudes are pretty hot. 4/10
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Kitten
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: December 12, 2015
I have never negatively judged a game as quickly as I have Probably Archery, and I hope I never get another game that gives me the same reaction as this game has.

I'll preface this by saying that I don't own any of the Sungeon Simulator-type games, so maybe I'm not the target audience for this game. I received a coupon for the game and gave it a shot. While I've had buyer's remorse over games that delivered with content I wasn't expecting, this the first game I bought where I felt I was ripped off based on the underwhelming content-to-price ratio.

What this game has is promise and premise. That's where the beauty of this game ends, and the ugliness emerges. I'll start by saying the controls are not user-friendly or intuitive at all. Some games, especially games that require reflex controls, have a higher learning curve to fully get into the game. I don't think this is one of those games. I would go as far to say that it feels like the controls were selected arbitrarily, without any real feel to the mechanics.

This game, like QWOP, is a testament to how over-burdened controls hinder a game's potential, unless it's a cult-favorite. Judging by my experience, and others, this game doesn't qualify as a cult-favorite.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2015
I have never negatively judged a game as quickly as I have Probably Archery, and I hope I never get another game that gives me the same reaction as this game has.

I'll preface this by saying that I don't own any of the Sungeon Simulator-type games, so maybe I'm not the target audience for this game. I received a coupon for the game and gave it a shot. While I've had buyer's remorse over games that delivered with content I wasn't expecting, this the first game I bought where I felt I was ripped off based on the underwhelming content-to-price ratio.

What this game has is promise and premise. That's where the beauty of this game ends, and the ugliness emerges. I'll start by saying the controls are not user-friendly or intuitive at all. Some games, especially games that require reflex controls, have a higher learning curve to fully get into the game. I don't think this is one of those games. I would go as far to say that it feels like the controls were selected arbitrarily, without any real feel to the mechanics.

This game, like QWOP, is a testament to how over-burdened controls hinder a game's potential, unless it's a cult-favorite. Judging by my experience, and others, this game doesn't qualify as a cult-favorite.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2015
A game with a steep learning curve, except the more you learn the more stupid you feel. I don't like it.
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613 of 889 people (69%) found this review helpful
28 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 6, 2014
I CAN'T HIT ANYTHING


10/10

GOTY 2014



flying eggs confirmed OP, pls nerf
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177 of 251 people (71%) found this review helpful
19 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 6, 2014
It's like QWOP, with archery.

QWOPchery.
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218 of 326 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 6, 2014
Cute, but doesn't really have the gimmick staying power that Surgeon Simulator has. The effort is respectable, but it just doesn't work well enough to carry the entire thing. Might be worth getting for a few laughs when it's pretty cheap, but not really worth full price.
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120 of 184 people (65%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 12, 2014
Shot myself while trying to grab an arrow.

11/10
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38 of 52 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 23, 2014
If you like Surgeon Simulator, or QWOP for that matter, then perhaps this game is for you. Not for the impatient, this game has you using several keys to align and aim a shot, nock an arrow, and "attempt" to hit a target. Simple concept, not easy to execute. If you're willing to sit for a bit twiddling around your keyboard then maybe you'd be able to get the controls to at least shoot after about a half hour. When your patience runs as thin as mine, you'll find yourself rather frustrated rather than entertained. For those who can perform a fun run of QWOP, then go for this game because I'm sure if you can get that down, this should be a piece of cake. If you're impatient, skip it. Now excuse me while I bang the last ten minutes out of my head by smashing my head on my desk repetitively. 1/10
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21 of 24 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: September 23, 2014
This game- can make you beat the cr*p out of your computer. it's an awkward FPS. And if you think the game is easy, well, it isn't. You have to manipulate you wrists, shoulders and elbows (and shoot, obviously). Although the game becomes easier once the commands are mastered and lacks replay value, Probably Archery is effective in achieving its goal: applying a cumbersome control scheme to a skill-based shooter. PA features a lot variety of gamemodes (including shooting a horde of muscular apple-headed men running towards you,training mode,some multiplayer gamemodes,etc). Once you master the controls a bit, you can find the game quite funny.

7/10
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20 of 23 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 28, 2014
This game's control is quite hard to play at first. But once you get used to it, tooking me about 1 hour, then it's very fun to play.
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19 of 23 people (83%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 21, 2015
Tried to shoot a target. Shot through the air instead. Tried to nock my arrow..the arrow ended up on the wrong side of the bow (making aiming impossible). Tried to shoot an apple off a guys head while he was sucking down liquid bravery....I killed he and his cronies...never quite killed the apple. Tried to eliminate a flying egg infestation....knocked over a table, destroyed a bunch of china, got three of those ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s! I then got hacked up by a warrior before I could nock an arrow. Hence the Probably in the Probably Archery title. You probably can do it....if you practice, practice, practice, lol. Try not to hurt yourself in the process.

One of a number of games that feature wrist, elbow, and shoulder controls or the like (Surgeon Simulator and Ampu-tea are a couple other titles like this). So, it can be frustrating, but the results are better when you fail miserably lol. I intend to keep letting the arrows fly.

Yet to be rated. Probably ends up a solid quiver full of arrows with a few broken shafts.
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79 of 133 people (59%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 6, 2014
Do you like bashing your head against a wall? I DO!

Seriously though, this game is tough, which makes it fun. Thats right, I said it all you hackers and glitchers and lagswitcher. A CHALLANGE IS FUN!
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14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 22, 2015
Pro:
Single, multi & Co-Op play
Steam cards & achieves
VR support
Lowish minimum system specs
Good concept

Con:
X-platform (so it's buggy on multiple OSs)
Limited actual gameplay
$5.49 for a proof of concept level game
11/10 frustration factor

Overall:
I really want to like this game. The problem is I don't. It's not much of a game. What gameplay there is is just an exercise in frustration. I can't get far enough to find out if there is actual fun in this game, but the first part sucks so I suspect the rest is just as bad.

Only grab this game when it's 90% off and you want to spend 2 hours getting frustrated.

5/10 -2 frustration, -1 limited actual game play +1 concept = 3/10
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23 of 34 people (68%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 18, 2014
Too frustrating for me.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
22.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 19, 2014
You can kill zombies while playing soccer in a game about archery.
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 15, 2014
MY GOD THIS GAME! It took me almost two freaking hours to complete target practice, eight simple still targets. I can't even think about ADVANCED targets where they actually move around.
The controls are god awful, half the time you're struggling to nock the friggin arrow because even though my hand is right on the string it says my arrow is too far to nock, because apparently your balloon head can't send the appropriate brain signals to your sack of potato body to complete a simple task! Then if you miss (witch you will, many many times) it's such a pain in the butt to draw your arrow and line your arms up correctly, and make a sad attempt at shooting. I could keeping going on on how bad the controls are but, for the sake of this review I'll leave it for you to experience. The game was meant to have bad controls after all.

Despite how much I wanted to shoot myself with an arrow and end it all, I can't help but love it. I love the charm of the game and the feel of it, the sountrack is great, and it's a very humorous game.
As much as I wanted to rage quit I persevered, and it felt so rewarding when I finally beat target practice. I could live in peace knowing I wasn't a failure at life. Once you think you get the feel for the game you are challanged with a whopping 10 game modes! (including Target Practice, Advanced Target Practice, The Berserker, Don't Miss, Warband witch is my personal favorite, Eggsterminator, The Noose, Zero G, Zombie Soccer, and Multiplayer). Each having their own unique premise and challanging your archery skills to the max!

Do I recomend this game? Surprisingly I do, but that is IF you're up for the challange and how well you can handle rage inducing controls. Like I said it feels good when you manage to beat target practice or any of the others, I mean can you blame your potato sack for being such a horrible archer? Seriously if you're looking for a game that offers a challange look no farther. 7/10
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16 of 25 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 18, 2014
What's the point of this game?

Well... probably archery.
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23 of 39 people (59%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 30, 2014
Probably Archery is just that, a game about archery. It seems like it's some sort of simulation, but I'm not quite sure. The controls take some getting used to, and hitting targets takes a lot of practice. The key element, fun, is missing here. There's no fun to be had, and it's all thanks to the controls. The controls are so awkward and unnatural that it takes longer to hit a target than it should.
The graphics look fine for an archery game but they won't blow anyone away.
I personally expected a more casual experience here, but I guess I should've known better. If you don't shy away from difficult games, then this might just be for you.

[Rating: 55/100]
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: February 7, 2015
I'm sad other reviewers don't recommend it due its difficulty. If you buy an archery game and you mean only to shoot arrows like you do in Skyrim, TF2, etc, then archery isn't for you, don't buy it.

This is an archery game where you take control of every single move you make:
Left upper arm
Left forearm
Left fist
Right upper arm
Right forearm
Right fist

You take an arrow, put it on the bow, aim and shoot, simple as that but it isn't simple.
It's like Surgeon Simulator, I'm a bread, QWOP, Octodad but with bows and arrows.


PROS
+ Kinda unique
+ Fun
+ Hard, but not THAT hard.
+ Nice theme (well, I've always liked archery)
+ Various game modes

CONS
+ Bad models, you aren't even a person :/
+ Takes some time to fully understand how to properly control it.
+ Not taken very seriously, it had potential.



It isn't great but it isn't bad either, I liked it, it's a casual game 7/10
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 13, 2014
10/10 don't buy it
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 19, 2014
CAN HAVE POPCORN HEAD WITH ROBOT ARMS

MORE ARROWS DROPPED THAN SHOT

11/10 WILL PROBABLY ARCHERY AGAIN
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