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.
User reviews: Mixed (256 reviews)
Release Date: Feb 6, 2014
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About This Game

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

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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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 700 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
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.
Posted: May 28
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
At time of writing, I am going to not recomend this game.

Probably Archery is, a good idea with a flawed exacution. It is trying to be in the same vein as Surgon Simulator, or QWOP, or Ampu-tea, where the idea is simplistic and the controls want to make you break your keyboard over your knee.

However in exacution, the design is horriable, complicated and far to frustraiting to be enjoyable. You control three diffrent aspects of the arm, shoulder, elbow then wrist for aiming. You have to notch your arrow and draw back and let it fly. There are no crosshairs, and is done by pure blind luck.

This is fine for this kinda game, you shouldn't need crosshairs, however, is I re-string my arrow, I should be aiming at the same place, not with this game, the type of strange controls you need to adjust your arms and aim is so frustraiting it isn't even fun. Also some of the game modes expect you to work absurdly quick and be precise, which is asking quite alot of the player with these kind of sluggish controls.

There are plenty of diffrent game modes to keep anyone intrested, and none of them are serious, its silly and kinda unique, I really do applaud the developers creativity for this game, and I honestly want to like it.

However there is hope! The developers have been doing minor updates, giving even more game modes and are tweaking the controls to make it slightly smoother, so, maybe one day they will overhaul it. When they do I will overhaul this review to praise it right up there with Surgon Simulator.

If the game is on sale and you really want to pratice archery in strange settings I would say buy it if its at a decent price. There are alot of neat ideas here on display, and it has a load of potential to be fun instead of frustraiting.
Posted: August 30
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Probably a huge waste of your time. Controls are like Surgeon Simulator, but you can only manipulate one joint at a time.
Posted: June 20
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16 of 29 people (55%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Probably Archery could probably try a little harder in the controls department. Some of the menus such as after a match such as Berserker cant be navigated with the controller. Using a mouse is no big deal since their just menus not gameplay parts. Playing the game is very complicated, to fire an arrow you need to adjust your two arms, each arm has three joints the, wrist, elbow, and shoulder. Once you get them aligned you can fire, the big down side is once you draw a new arrow for some reason the positions switch all over so if you miss its difficult to realign your target again. This game seems like it could be interesting if you master the controls to get a high score, but players who dont care about a high score might not be interested in this.

Rating: 1/10 Value: $0.50
Posted: May 30
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
In the space of an hour I managed to hit a single target and shoot somebody in the knee. 10/10.
Posted: June 6
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585 of 816 people (72%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
I CAN'T HIT ANYTHING


10/10

GOTY 2014



flying eggs confirmed OP, pls nerf
Posted: February 6
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