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 (300 reviews)
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
    • 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
19 of 22 people (86%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
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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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 14
One of the first archery simulators you can get. Target shooting, many different modes, fail 99% of time, Apple people and more!
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28 of 51 people (55%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2014
yeah its a game about achery and doesnt look bad, but sadly it almost got the same "funny" controls as surgeon simulator.

for my taste its just dumb to sell something like that and im not even sure why i already own it.

well, probably it has been in some random indie bundle, where it belongs.

i bet it would be fun with normal controls, but like this? no, thanks.

game level: idle cards, uninstall and forget.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2014
Probably archery is a game made by South East Games. As you know, it's a game about archery. There are a handful of gamemodes from classic target practice to zombie soccer. There is also multiplayer so you and your friends can have fun as a team, or enemies. I had a bunch of fun playing this game. I reccomend this game to anyone who likes archery, a challenging game, or someone who has that extra wallet money that they don't know what to spend on. For five dollars, it's a steal.

Well, that's my review for probably archery! if you like it and it helped you decide if you want to get it or not, please leave a thumbs up!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
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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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 5
This is basically ARTIFICIAL DIFFICULTY: THE GAME

The controls are HORRIBLE:
>It forces inverse Y and X axes for your mouse movements. It makes manipulating your wrists and arms very complicated, and that's bad considering this is an aiming game. You know why is there no option to change this? BECAUSE ARTIFICIAL DIFFICULTY.

>Every time you shoot and then grab a new arrow, your right arm does not go back to its previous position. It insists on going somewhere else, and you have to fiddle around with your elbow and wrist controls just to nock the arrow again; AND if you don't position your hand exactly like you did on your previous shot (which is very likely), you will have nocked the arrow in a completely different direction and now you either have to redo it or have to adjust your left arm holding the bow to compensate, which is just as annoying.

The game would probably be fun if you're extremely good with the controls, but it is not at all worth the effort to get to that level. I really believe this game would have been great, but the controls are just really bad. No, don't think that they're challenging, they are just bad. Unplayable bad.

CONCLUSION: DON'T GET THIS GAME
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 18
Actually this is my first "Archery" game... and if everygame is like this - it was my last....
it has a HORRIBLE handling! At first u already need 10 min to put the damn arrow on ur bow... then the horrible handling to manage ur 2 hands... - shoulder, elbow, hand - still pressing space for holding ur arrow... so maybe after 20 min u managed that ur arrow/bow looks halfway in the target direction... only to fdind out ur horrible wrong... and again the game with hand-elbow.shoulder-2seperate hands and and and....
I know I use the word horrible quite often here but, really if u don't believe me, waste ur money and try it... then the word horrible will also come very often to ur mind....
maybe they tried to make it kind of "realistic" or so I don't know but for me only horrible...
maybe I should have played / tried it longer but it's not possible.... it's just horrible....
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6 of 11 people (55%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 7, 2014
♥♥♥♥ this game

10/10
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 16
There is no god...
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593 of 836 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.3 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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159 of 223 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 6, 2014
It's like QWOP, with archery.

QWOPchery.
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209 of 309 people (68%) found this review helpful
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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383 of 611 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 6, 2014
Once in every billion years, the stars will line and fire and blood will rain from the heavens. My friends, as it has been prophesied in the Book of Revelation, the time has finally come.
But there is still hope for our salvation

"Blessed is the one who reads the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who play Probably Archery and take to heart whatever is developed in it, because the time is near"
John 13:37

This is a passage that has been ignored by the Catholic church for almost 2000 years. It has been dismissed and cited to be just a typo. For years I believed this fallacious tale and believed there will never be a holy Archery game
But I was wrong
On February 6th, our lord and savior was born
My friends, our time is short. It is the 11th hour. If you wish to see the next life, you can be saved if you buy a copy of Probably Archery
God have mercy on console sinners who cannot play this game
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117 of 175 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 12, 2014
Shot myself while trying to grab an arrow.

11/10
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33 of 43 people (77%) found this review helpful
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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18 of 19 people (95%) found this review helpful
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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78 of 132 people (59%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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16 of 21 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 4, 2014
Very few games achieve instant classic status, buy it for all your friends. But not for you.
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21 of 31 people (68%) found this review helpful
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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