Gang Beasts is a silly local multiplayer party game with surly gelatinous characters, brutal mêlée fight sequences, and absurdly hazardous environments. Support for online multiplayer game modes is in beta testing but is not available in the Steam Early Access game currently.
User reviews:
Recent:
Mostly Positive (565 reviews) - 75% of the 565 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Mostly Positive (5,658 reviews) - 78% of the 5,658 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 29, 2014

Sign in to add this item to your wishlist, follow it, or mark it as not interested

Early Access Game

Get instant access and start playing; get involved with this game as it develops.

Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We are making Gang Beasts available through Steam Early Access to fund development of the full game and build a community that is directly involved in informing and supporting the production of the game.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We have not set a release date for the full version of Gang Beasts, we plan to make new content, stages, character body shapes and sizes, and game modes for each Early Access release, we will review significant updates and plan for a specific full release date when the number of stages, character types, game modes, character customisations, and other content to be included in the game is finished.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The full game will play similarly to the Early Access versions but with a full character customisation system, new stages and environments, additional character body shapes and sizes, a single player and 2 to 4 player co-op story mode (with multistage sub-boss and end boss fights), complex AI enemies, numerous game and tournament modes, and various mini-games to play.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The current Early Access version of the game is a local multiplayer game with limited support for solo play (a full single player and 2 to 4 player co-op story mode is planned), there are 16 playable stages in the current version with support for 2 - 8 player gang fights.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The Early Access price is the same price we plan for the full game (excluding discounts and promotions).”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We want the Early Access community to inform the development of the game, specifically we want to have ongoing dialogues with the community about the game to help us identify and prioritise the key features, content, and modifications that need to be added or made and to make sure Gang Beasts as fun as it can be.”
Read more
Notice: Online multiplayer support for Gang Beasts is in beta testing but is not in the Early Access game currently.

Buy Gang Beasts

 

Recent updates View all (24)

August 25

Patch notes for the Gang Beasts 0.4.2 “unstable” build

The list of modifications and fixes made in the 0.4.2 "unstable" alpha build are:

  • added a countdown timer to the local multiplayer character select screen to support canceling the session if other players did not submit to join the session (press the input mapped for ’duck/crawl’ to stop the countdown)
  • added geography filters for new servers in Frankfurt (EU), São Paulo (South America), Tokyo (Asia Pacific), Singapore (Asia Pacific), Seoul (Asia Pacific), and Mumbai (India)
  • modified geometry for 'gondola' for stage
  • modified Steam ID labels to use the selected character colour
  • modified the default online game mode to not despawn the characters of players that leave the server (neglected characters will idle but not decrement / increment score metrics if removed from the stage by other players)
  • modified the game camera to frame the last player on stage end
  • modified the input mapping screen to support the mapping of single inputs
  • modified the input reference screens with revised information
  • modified train tracks on ‘subway’ stage to render in front of the Steam ID labels
  • removed ‘Draw’ messaging on stage end for single player local games
  • removed background plane and Steam Avatars from Steam ID labels
  • removed debug input for immediately loading the next stage in the current sequence (in the current default game mode)
  • restored 8 player support for the current default local games mode (
  • restored menu setting to enable / disable Xinput support
  • restored the ‘containers’ and ‘chute’ stages for the current default local game mode
  • temporarily disabled invoking the input mapping screen from the in game menu

Please note there is no "stable" alpha build release with this post, the next stable release will be published when the 'buoy' and 'fans' stages have been restored to the default local game mode.

Online Support on Steam Early Access

Online gameplay in Gang Beasts is currently supported in the "unstable" alpha builds on Steam Early Access (support for online gameplay in the default Gang Beasts Early Access builds is scheduled for a later stage of development).

Information on switching to / from "stable" and “unstable” branches

To download the ‘unstable’ branch on Steam right-click on the ‘Gang Beasts’ game name on the Steam library page and select 'Properties' from the window that opens, from this window select the 'BETAS' tab and then the 'unstable' option from the dropdown menu (the menu labelled 'Select the beta you would like to opt into:’. To revert back to the last 'stable' branch select 'NONE- Opt out of all beta programs' from the same menu.

For reference switching between 'unstable' and 'stable' branches of the game forces the selected build to download to the Steam client (replacing the previously selected build).

63 comments Read more

August 5

Patch notes for the Gang Beasts 0.4.1 “unstable” build

The list of modifications and fixes made in the 0.4.1 "unstable" alpha build are:

  • fixed Yogscast Charity DLC costumes
  • fixed an issue with characters not spawning randomly
  • fixed an issue with the placeholder loading screen not dismissing when joining a game as a spectator
  • modified the default game mode to 3 round wins (to win the stage)
  • modified the game architecture to improve stability
  • modified the placeholder loading screen to show the keyboard input reference if mouse inputs are used to start the game
  • modified the spectating system to spectate until the the current stage ends (spectating players join the game when the current stage ends)
  • modified the master server to prepare support for additional server geographies (in Asia Pacific, Europe, India, and South America)
Please note there is no "stable" alpha build release with this post (the next stable release will be published when more optimisations and fixes have been made to the 0.4.x builds).

Information on switching to / from "stable" and “unstable” branches

To download the ‘unstable’ branch on Steam right-click on the ‘Gang Beasts’ game name on the Steam library page and select 'Properties' from the window that opens, from this window select the 'BETAS' tab and then the 'unstable' option from the dropdown menu (the menu labelled 'Select the beta you would like to opt into:’. To revert back to the last 'stable' branch select 'NONE- Opt out of all beta programs' from the same menu.

For reference switching between 'unstable' and 'stable' branches of the game forces the selected build to download to the Steam client (replacing the previously selected build).

641 comments Read more
See all discussions

Report bugs and leave feedback for this game on the discussion boards

Reviews

“I once had a persistent pugilist clutching my eyeball as she hung over the edge of a fatal drop, refusing to relinquish the ocular grip and admit defeat.”
Rock, Paper, Shotgun

“Gang Beasts is a brilliant, drunken multiplayer brawler.”
Eurogamer

“Gang Beasts – probably the funniest fighting game ever made”
Guardian Online

Online Beta

Support for online multiplayer game modes is in beta testing but is not available in the Steam Early Access game currently. Please read the About This Game section for information.

About This Game

Gang Beasts is a silly local multiplayer party game with surly gelatinous characters, brutal mêlée fight sequences, and absurdly hazardous environments.

Support for online multiplayer game modes is in beta testing but is not available in the Steam Early Access game currently. Please read the Steam post at http://beef.city/key_info for information and instructions for getting keys for the online beta.

Watch in horror and amusement as gangs of floppy antagonists grab, push, pull, and shove their enemies from permanently suspended window-cleaning scaffolds, unattended ferris wheels, and commercial haulage trucks.

Gasp with shock and delight at the spectacle of stupidly pugnacious thugs punching, kicking, and throwing their foes into unspecified hazardous machinery, flaming incinerator pits, and the paths of moving trains.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: SM3 512MB VRAM
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Core i3
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: SM4 1GB VRAM
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Snow Leopard
    • Processor: Dual Core Intel
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: SM3 512MB VRAM
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mountain Lion
    • Processor: Core i3
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: SM4 1GB VRAM
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Linux (Most Linux distributions should work)
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: SM3 512MB VRAM
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04
    • Processor: Core i3
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: SM4 1GB VRAM
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
Customer reviews
Customer Review system updated! Learn more
Recent:
Mostly Positive (565 reviews)
Overall:
Mostly Positive (5,658 reviews)
Recently Posted
krakentoa
4.7 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 30
Please fix the recent mechanics change.
Maybe you implemented these limits for story mode / single player to work? If so, it makes multiplayer pvp less fun.
Or adjust it in function of gamemode.
Specifically: climbing stamina and the knockout changes.
I play this locally with friends and it was awesome; now, it's less cool.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Gizzmicbob
19.7 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 30
If you meet any of the following, you should buy the game:

-You have one or more friend(s).

-You have a life.

-You are a gamer.

-You have a brother (or sister) that you need to punch.

-You have a brother (or sister) that you need to drop off a building.

-You like trains.

-You know what is best for your mental health.

-You are human.

-You aren't a caveman.





If you don't have money... Get a job.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
KennyO
2.3 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 30
VERY AVERAGE gameplay broing after a few hours and not worth the price - buy with mums credit card not yours.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
jmotuck
5.0 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 29
This game is simply amazing. I just hope everything comes together after betas are over for online multiplayer. Controllers are an absolute must to really enjoy the game. Best laugh i have had while playing a game in ages. More fighting games should strive to be like this one. Usability is wonderful and the simplicity of the design makes for flawless execution.

If you think about wanting a good time with friends you NEED this. That is all case dismissed.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
joey #SpicyMeatball
1.8 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 29
too late to refund. ♥♥♥♥.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Guardian Of The Gnomes
14.8 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 29
This game keeps me breathing, until I laugh to much.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Professor Latent
2.3 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 29
Unless you have two Xbox controllers lying around, you can't do anything with this game. I've tried to do two keyboards together, or a keyboard and a controller, but neither work together to do two player. Please implement a feature to have different controllers to work together.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
DefendMyWaffle
1.4 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 29
Love the game just hope they can still fix the multiplayer and just small bugs soon. Also the survivor portion of the game needs some fixing. Great Game none the less.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Levi
18.3 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 29
I bought this game expecting to get a fun game. But when I started playing it with other people, it was more than fun. It was hilarious. The sight of your friend holding a heap of meat above his head and charging towards you, or dragging that friend by the back of the head to an insanely perilous drop off of a power plant chimney, or both of you being thrown, unconscious, into a meat grinder can create laughs for both those involved and those watching. One of the great parts of the game is that there is no blood or didmemberment, so even little kids can play it. Though the menu system is a little messy, it's good enough for me because once you start playing the actual game it is smooth as butter on high graphics settings, even on my Macbook Pro. I definitely recommend this game.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Yonatan[MLG]gaming
3.5 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 29
The best funny game ever
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
130 of 142 people (92%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
10.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 17
Since last year, me and my room mates have enjoyed drinking and playing this game together. The last update however, made the game significantly less fun. It was so bad, that we actually put the game down after only fifteen minutes. This is the shortest that we have ever played the game. All in all, the latest update is a very large step backward.

The first of my three biggest complains, is that that knockouts are totally broken. You can't knock people out anymore. If you hear the *crack* sound when you knock someone out, they're back up within a second. This takes all the fun out of watching helplessly as someone clumsily tries to throw you over a railing. It's almost impossible to even throw someone out now in the wrestling ring arena now. The only way we were able to get someone out, was when the game glitched, and the person trying to pick up someone knocked out flew into the air.

The second, is that the climbing mechanics are practically nonexistant. A large portion of the game's appeal to me and my room mates, was trying to grab onto someone climbing a wall, and pulling them off. The new climbing is awful. We used to be able to scale the wall in the train arena to avoid being hit by the train, but you can't even get that high anymore. Even worse, if you try to continue to climb after running out of "climbing stamina", you slide back down the wall. On a similar note, it appears that the grip strength has been reduced as well. This has also been very frustrating.

The third issue, is that the lives no longer appear on screen anymore. It turns out that if you hit the back button, you can see them, but that's extremely inconvenient.

As much as it pains me, I can't recommend this game until the developers have either fixed these issues, or rolled back to the previous version. This really is a great game, and the developers have been on top of updating it and adding new levels. I would still reccomend this game, but I hope that this negative vote is enough to get the attention of the developers.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
63 of 68 people (93%) found this review helpful
43 people found this review funny
Recommended
15.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 17
Bought the game
Let my kids play first
Tried beating my daughter at it
Got beaten down by my daughter
Daughter laughs at me

10/10

In seriousness, fun game with other people. Really enjoyed it.

https://youtu.be/6Pzb-cIQ93Q
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
40 of 45 people (89%) found this review helpful
49 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 31
Friends come over to play games.
I buy gang beasts because I've heard it's fun.
Game turns out to be hilariously awesome.
Friends refuse to go home.
House is now a nerd commune.
FML
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
43 of 50 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
8.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 17
Up unti lthe last patch, the game had some glitches, but was fun to play on local co-op. Some changes were made, and now it is difficult to knock someone out, and when they are knocked out, they regain consciousness so quickly that it is almost impossible to lift and drop them.

In it's current state, playing a 4-Player Local co-op has lost its appeal. The number of lives remaining is no longer shown on screen, and each round takes much too long due to the 'knock out' changes.

I will change my vote to 'recommended' again if the mechanics are fixed or adjusted for the better.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
83 of 117 people (71%) found this review helpful
103 people found this review funny
Recommended
17.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 31
Product received for free
Can't tell if this is porn or not
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 11
This game has paid for itself a dozen times over with the joy it has brought to me and my sons. As a divorced dad, I cherish every moment I have to spend with them, especially those that are filled with red-faced hysterical laughter and next-day-recollections that make your cheeks hurt because you can't stop smiling.

10/10, would ROFLOL with my sons EVERY day if not for the court orders
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
15.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 26
> Purchased game based on youtube videos of a ragdoll wearing a fox outfit humping a helpless chicken man

> Downloaded, check out features.

> Alone at the time so play "waves".

> Several grey dudes go ape ♥♥♥♥ swinging like a windmill, kick my ♥♥♥.

> Lose interest after 30 minutes, go to sleep.

> Search for unofficial downloads for Gang Beasts.

> Learn about "unstable builds", ♥♥♥♥yea.jpg

> Download, find online section.

> Become button mashing chicken.

> Enter server, waited for map change.

> Talking myself up, thinking I'm gonna kickass.

> Enter, knocked out in .4 seconds.

> Korean Fox continues to go ape ♥♥♥♥ on my unconscious body.

> Fox grabs my ♥♥♥, begins to hump and headbutt for 5 minutes without mercy.

> Cannot do anything but helplessly watch.

> Wake up, smash buttons again, knocked out in .1 seconds.

> Thrusting Korean man again.

> mfw I bought this game to hump my family as entertainment, but instead ♥♥♥♥ed by a Korean fox mercilessly.

Honestly though, I find this game very entertaining in both local, and online. My sister and I can play for two hours and laugh each match. Do not buy if you are unable to play with others, it is not fun by yourself. Friends, family, whatever make this game truly entertaining.

Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 5
I LOVE this game it's just GREAT! other than the unstable build (which I hope so much they put an anti-lag setting in)
this game is full of luaghs nomatter how depressed you are, it will instantly cheer you up and make you happy! but yes, i would VERY MUCH recomend this game to anyone who knows how to use a controller or even a keyboard, heh well if you do get this game I am sure you will fall in love with it right then and there. (Dear Boneloaf, I would very much like you to add an anti-lag setting because i am on a laptop and the old version worked fine! (with all the settings down) but now in the unstable build i can't make the game run normally even with all the settings set to low. so i hope you read this, from Sean.)
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
20.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 31
I love it! But now the grabs are wierd... I hold down my grab buttons and my hands go insane and I go flying out of the map.
However, because of the local play fun I've had with my friends, I highly reccomend this game.

8.6/10
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 28
The amount of joy you would receive, once a special time when friends come over to play...

...Now you can enjoy this game online with friends! Not all the maps are compatible with multiplayer, but through time they will be ported over from the local play, to online play. One of the best party games yet. Hours of fun with whacky physics, awkward fighting, and just simply, hilarious fun.

If you purchased this game and are wondering where Online play is, you need to change your status into the opt-in Beta. To get this simply follow these steps.

In your steam library, right click Gang beasts > click on properties > goto the beta tab > select from the drop down arrow, the "Unstable" branch.
Download the update, then play the game!

Buy it
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny