Prepare for one of the most action packed-shooters in PC gaming history! Every level is full of enemies and targets for you to destroy! You will become a soldier of the alien species and protect your home world from the forces of the Human armada.
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Mostly Negative (12 reviews) - 25% of the 12 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mixed (149 reviews) - 57% of the 149 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 24, 2002

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December 19, 2015

Steam Trading Cards Now Available!

We are pleased to announce that Incoming Forces now features Steam Trading Cards. The set brings 5 cards, 3 backgrounds, and 5 emoticons. We hope you enjoy them. Thanks for your continued support.

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About This Game

Prepare for one of the most action packed-shooters in PC gaming history! Every level is full of enemies and targets for you to destroy! In the first game you will battle alien forces intent on wiping out the Human civilization. As a soldier you will use various vehicles and defend vital bases on Earth against the invaders' forces. In the second one you will become a soldier of the alien species and protect your home world from the forces of the Human armada.

Both games were famous for fast-paced action, hordes upon hordes of enemies and incredible, cool and satisfying gameplay – this pack is perfect both for hard core action shooter gamers and “Sunday school” casuals. Tons of fun included.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
    • Processor: 1 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7
    • Additional Notes: NOTE: Incoming will not work on some Windows 8 machines.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
    • Processor: 1.4 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 9
    • Additional Notes: NOTE: Incoming will not work on some Windows 8 machines.
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Dying Tickles
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Says I have played 2 hours, which is interesting seeing as this game does not work. It does run in the background until you manually close it out through task manager. This game has lots of nostalgia attached to it, but I cannot recommend a game that does not work and steam will not let me get a refund for it.
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Punished Oryaw
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 12
INCOMING REVIEWER!

Ah yes, the Incoming series. Awful shame it had to die off so long ago. The original Incoming was one of the first PC games I ever played, utilizing a Real3D StarFighter graphics card, and a whopping 400MB of RAM! I had fond memories about this game; how graphically impresive it was for the late 90's. But two questions remain; Does the Incoming bundle hold up today, and is it worth buying? The short answer for these questions is Yes and No, so please allow me to explain.

It's safe to say that Incoming and Incoming Forces do not hold up by their own selves today. With our PC's always upgrading with maximum stats, combined with how old these games are, it should come to no surprise that the games are heavily outdated, and poorly optimized. In the original Incoming, I found many of the models to be incorrectly rendered, enabling you to see through them. I am also aware that Incoming cannot be correctly played on Windows 8.1 and 10 machines, so unless you have Windows 7 at latest, you may want to pass this game; you're not missing much.

On the other hand, Incoming Forces is a much more optimized piece of software, but is not really a "great" game per-se. In retrospect, the plot is silly, and for a 2002 game, I've seen much better-looking games. Gameplay is also a bit lackluster, so I would recommend the consumer to purchase the product mainly for the original Incoming; Incoming Forces feels like an unnecessary pack-in, so I'd consider it as a form of bonus game.

Now, is this product worth buying? For me, it was a simple "yes," because I obtained it during a sale. I had fond memories of this game, and I wanted to return to see what I was missing all these years. As for the average consumer, I would recommend this game only if they are a hardcore fan of vehicular combat, combined with space-like arcade railshooting. If you are into that "futuristic" techno vibe, look no further than the original Incoming's soundtrack. While small, the songs are rather catchy, and the game is definitely worth playing to at least hear these songs.

All in all, Incoming and Incoming Forces isnt too bad of a product to invest in. I feel that the price may be a bit much for these rather obscure titles, but hey, you're getting a dual-pack that was originally valued along the lines of $40 dollars in the day. It's ultimately your choice whether or not you want these games.

Ratings:

Incoming: 7/10

Incoming Forces: 5/10
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m n - csgo2x.com
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 4
Not my taste. but someone might like it :)
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Real Flusha
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: March 29
This game is not fun at all, I dont recommend this to anyone.
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Gabo
( 5.2 hrs on record )
Posted: March 28
I got this game off a random steam cd key and when I clicked play nothing happened and apparently the game is running yet my task manager doesn't say so and my time on this game is increasing. This is the biggest piece of ♥♥♥♥ I've never played.
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B-rabbit
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: March 19
got game free .... ideal master!!
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BeerBellyBoris
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: March 7
There is nothing really wrong with his game, apart from the annoying crashes. It is what it is, a game about shooting bad guys in vehicles. I'm not really sure wehter I would recomend this game or not but I think I will recomend it just out sympathy.
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carc1n0gen
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: February 28
Doesn't even launch. Should be removed from steam
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Akaco
( 5.7 hrs on record )
Posted: February 21
Well basically the name says it all, you have forces that are incoming to try an kill you. You basically have to kill them instead and you can win.
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Swarthington
( 5.1 hrs on record )
Posted: February 8
Incoming Forces just isn't fun, the tanks handle terrible, making those segments frustrating while the air segments are mostly trivially easy. The first game comes with it, and while it is enjoyable, it's short and not worth the price.
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VahidSlayerOfAll
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: February 2
pew....pew pew.......pew pew pew...................yeah i think im done with this
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DSE
( 33.7 hrs on record )
Posted: January 29
NOTE: This game is a collection of original INCOMING and INCOMING FORCES.

I like the original INCOMING. It's my first PC game.

Although the graphic of INCOMING FORCES is better than original. But it has a big disadvantage. The game's auto-aiming system couldn't hit a simple target when it was very close to player.
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Ɲøƨϝϵℜⱥŧų
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: January 23
Seemed like the typical "alien" early 2000's games.
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warlordak47
( 4.7 hrs on record )
Posted: January 18
mehhh
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NeXuS23
( 3.5 hrs on record )
Posted: January 8
The Game does not even show up (Windows 10 64Bit) however it's running and visible in Task Manager and also Steam says it's running, so at least the Trading Cards will drop, i will let the Process run and then use Task Manager to kick it out of Memory... But this outcome is probably the worst possible for a Game, even if it is from 2002, i mean all you see is the Desktop and there is not even Sound... LOL!
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Nexiu
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: January 8
I didn’t expect anything and I was still disappointed.
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Lady Bagheera
( 3.3 hrs on record )
Posted: January 6
Can't play what you can't see. This game runs like a background app on Windows 10. I wouldn't have known it was even running if I hadn't found it in the task manager.
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Boxa
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: January 3
Not really a bad game
The graphics are old, the music is not good, the story is really... not much, and the controls are clunky and hard to move and aim (the aim is too floaty, also)
But, it is not really a bad game

You control an unit and must destroy the enemy units in the battlefield. It is like playing with a specific unit in a strategy game, but controling it, it feels a lot like it, by the way.
The aim system is pretty good, and makes sense, if you're controlling a tank, you can easily take down other terrain units, but the planes are really hard to hit and not worth the effort.

If you like the aspect of the game, I recommend it, but only if you get it for free, in a bundle or in a sale.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 7
There is nothing really wrong with his game, apart from the annoying crashes. It is what it is, a game about shooting bad guys in vehicles. I'm not really sure wehter I would recomend this game or not but I think I will recomend it just out sympathy.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 21
Well basically the name says it all, you have forces that are incoming to try an kill you. You basically have to kill them instead and you can win.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
24 of 31 people (77%) found this review helpful
27 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 8
I didn’t expect anything and I was still disappointed.
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21 of 31 people (68%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2015
Not working on Windows 10. Error: CreateSurface - Z-buffer failed...
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18 of 27 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2015
Game will not run correctly on a modern PC without some serious troubleshooting. I got the game free and cannot recommend it to anyone. The amount of work to make this run is silly.

Win10 pro
i7-3820
Radeon HD7950
32GB RAM
240GB SSD + 500GB SSD
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 8
The Game does not even show up (Windows 10 64Bit) however it's running and visible in Task Manager and also Steam says it's running, so at least the Trading Cards will drop, i will let the Process run and then use Task Manager to kick it out of Memory... But this outcome is probably the worst possible for a Game, even if it is from 2002, i mean all you see is the Desktop and there is not even Sound... LOL!
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
Not really a bad game
The graphics are old, the music is not good, the story is really... not much, and the controls are clunky and hard to move and aim (the aim is too floaty, also)
But, it is not really a bad game

You control an unit and must destroy the enemy units in the battlefield. It is like playing with a specific unit in a strategy game, but controling it, it feels a lot like it, by the way.
The aim system is pretty good, and makes sense, if you're controlling a tank, you can easily take down other terrain units, but the planes are really hard to hit and not worth the effort.

If you like the aspect of the game, I recommend it, but only if you get it for free, in a bundle or in a sale.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2015
You are humans defending earth from aliens. Back in the day, this game was the stuff. Now as gamers get spoiled with the new games including graphics and all the game has a lot of downfall, but for its time, it was simply amazing. Still enjoying it, did have some issues but once you can get through/see through them the game gets fun!

Pros:
+ big range of vehicles
+ vehicle controls
+ story
+ cheesy B-movie cutscenes

Cons:
- graphic glitches & clipping
- cheesy B-movie cutscenes
- poor compatibility, bad graphic settings & mouse control issues
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9 of 17 people (53%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2015
Premise: I had this for free. (Otherwise I would be too ashamed).

Well, this game simply sucks. In everything. From graphics, to voice acting, to controls, to plot ....

It is not because is old, it just sucks, in all places of time.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2015
Very arcadey, very generic, very hard to sit through and play without being bored out of your skull.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2015
Finally an aerial combat simulator with a solid single-player mode AND first-person mode!
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 14, 2015
-I Don't care about the Graphics
-i Don't Care about the story

All What i Love is The Gameplay

Nice Shooter Game ( -_・) ︻デ═一 ▸
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2015
The original incoming doesn't fit right in my screen on windows 10 and there are no resolution options. The mouse won't go to the maximize icon in the upper right etc.. Incoming Forces doesn't launch at all, not even when I go to the folder and launch the app manually (as administrator or otherwise). Also the orginal incoming is not compatible with a controller unless you get a program to map it. The orginal is fun with a controller, and I'll probably never know how bad the second one is. Good luck.
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35 of 44 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 6, 2014
An arcade space shooter which is a pure classic. Comes along with the original Incoming too which is equally good. Gameplay is very fun and easy to get into. =)
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27 of 32 people (84%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 2, 2014
Thankfully the original Incoming is included as well and that still holds up now. "Forces" sucked then as it does now, don't bother with that. The original Incoming has awesome atmosphere, tense music and fun and straight forward action where you fight off waves. You control a different type of vehicle in each Phase, which is one of the things that make the original game so awesome! The controls are a little clunky and oversensitive on Keyboard which a Joystick or Gamepad would rectify but I don't have a Joystick these days and my Gamepad did not work. Graphically it looks worse now than it used to, not necessarily because of aging (though that too) but because I can't use my native resolution and I could swear it used OpenGL or nGlide or something to smooth things out while now it looks more like it's software renderer. In other words it makes the game needlessly blurry and pixelated compared to the original gaming experience back then. I wish there'd be a HD Version of this, or a Remake though whoever does that probably messes it up with useless modern details and mechanics. All in all, I recommend for short bursts of retro fun!
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15 of 18 people (83%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 11, 2015
Personal rating: "Good" = 3/5

PROS:
+ fun gameplay
+ big range of vehicles
+ great vehicle controls
+ nice story
+ cheesy B-movie cutscenes
+ Incoming is in the bundle

CONS:
- graphic glitches & clipping
- somewhat short game time
- cheesy B-movie cutscenes
- Incoming has poor compatibility, bad graphic settings & mouse control issues

Comment:
First I will mention the bundled Incoming game, the parent of Incoming Forces. It was an amazing game at the time it came out and was lots of fun. You play as a human soldier defending Earth from aliens. However it aged pretty badly, not only in graphics sector but in compatibility. While I was able to run the game I always had some upper bar or other obstruction over the top of the game screen. On top of that the controls are terribly clunky especially with mouse so just go full keyboard control instead. So perhaps try it out but move on to the much better sequel incoming Forces where this time you are in control of an alien pilot. The story is not complex but somewhat cute and quite enjoyable. The range of vehicles expands, you get to control turrets, tanks, artillery and a range of air fighters. Missions are replayable separately and have a High Score system. The transition between vehicles is really smooth and controls are great. The graphics are a bit clunky but that does not matter. However only 16 (mostly short) missions is not much. Overall a fun shooter with a big range of vehicles and nice (although cheesy) story. Recommended.
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14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 29, 2014
oh 1990s how i missed you yes im that old i remember playing this game before the dawn of the 21st century beleve it or not these graphics were the best the 1990s had to offer still tame by todays standards but also still a fun game to play personal rating 8/10

also for you late 1990s nastalgics out this games is a recommendation
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21 of 33 people (64%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 6, 2014
i have changed this post satus as i have found a fix for windows 7 that will let you play incoming (the free game) look on forum for windows 7 z buffer fix i still recomend this game and still stand by what i said about about incoming forces being a good game and at sale price of £3.49 its a bargain see my thred for fix http://steamcommunity.com/app/283390/discussions/0/558749824442851126/
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12 of 19 people (63%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 19, 2014
Now this game, I only bought it for the original Incoming as many others did as well, so I will review the first game as i didn't bother to play much into Forces.

Short review: Just get it if you like fast paced Arcade Shooters with an okay story.

Long review: The game itself is a pretty straight forward Attack/Defense game where you can control various air and ground vehicles, and sometimes also can control several units in a strategy minigame in the story. While the Arcade mode is what the name says, just flying around with an airplane and collecting points. Imagine the game being 'Alien Invaders' with 3D graphics and more variation on vehicles to choose from. The story btw is nothing which will blow you away, just the generic 'Aliens invade Earth' story, but the way the gameplay works here, i recommend a gamepad, best experience, and your triggers won't work if you play with xbox pad, but other than that you don't need much buttons anyways.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 9, 2015
The original Incoming (which is part of Incoming Forces on Steam) is the best 99 cents I have ever spent. There is nothing much else to say other than if you like arcade shooters and you don't mind the one minute process of fixing up the original Incoming with dgVoodoo2 (makes it compatible with Windows 7, 8, and 8.1!) you should get this.
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