Face of Mankind is a sandbox game about a potential future, far removed from human civilization as we know it. Evolve your character to its ultimate potential, whether that is the accumulation of wealth, power, social status, or all three, and watch the effects of your actions ripple throughout the universe.
User reviews: Mixed (709 reviews)
Release Date: Jul 18, 2014

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November 6

Patch 1.8.5.1, Community-Driven Development, and Buy-To-Play

+ In an effort to better acclimate players to Face of Mankind’s unique interfaces, we have separated the various interface buttons from the character sheet and hidden it by default. As part of this as well, we have added a DEV button which will open the section of the forums where community-driven development will take place.
+ All existing lootboxes have been made “rare,” and all future lootboxes will be rare upon creation.
As part of the transition to Buy-To-Play, we have removed some premium perks. These will be given to anyone who purchases the game, though existing free players will have to upgrade to gain these perks.

  • Ability to create a faction
  • Ability to select entry nodes
  • Apartments higher than class 1
  • Access to premium clothing
  • View neighbors on the minimap
  • Access to the third weapon slot
  • Access to the fourth quickslot.
- Fixed a bug that was causing prisoners to remain in prison after being released or bailed out.
- Fixed a bug that caused vortex tickets to remain in the player’s inventory after being arrested.
- Fixed a bug that caused the PP-X to appear as a lethal weapon.
- Removed the pointless “Primary/Secondary” sliders from standard armor sets.
- Fixed a bug that would cause players to be stuck in limbo when logging into an apartment that did not - exist.
- Fixed a bug that required players to refresh the transport storage before the contents would become - visible.
- Reversed the ordering of entries in the hunter log for apartment safes.
- Fixed a bug that caused some players to have more than one default apartment.

Community-Driven Development

Starting today, all future patches will be entirely in the hands of the players. Through the new project trackers, players will be free to design and vote on game ideas. Figuring out how to go about this process in full will most likely be an evolving thing, but here is what it looks like right now:
  • Players post ideas to the brainstorming tracker here
  • Players review these suggestions and ideas, voting on the ones they like, and contributing to discussions on the ideas themselves. Developers will respond if an idea is entirely impossible, and help the idea become more game-ready.
  • Developers will move the highest rated ideas to the secondary tracker here
  • Players and developers will work together to more effectively flesh out the ideas, keeping them within the constraints of developer time and engine capabilities.
  • Players will vote on the ideas in the secondary tracker, with the highest rated ideas being added to the game.
It is worth noting that virtually all suggestions are on the table, short of “revert.” If you’d like to suggest mechanics identical to previous ones, that is fine, but simply reverting the entire game isn’t an attainable goal. The manpower required to revert the entire game is not there, and the required wipe would most likely destroy the entire game.

Buy-To-Play

Existing free players will be able to continue playing the game exactly as they are now, with the same restrictions, at no cost. If you would like to remove the account restrictions, you may purchase the game from our website or Steam for $14.99.

Those who backed $30 or more during the Kickstarter campaign will receive a full copy of the game for free. If you purchased the game through Steam (Early Access, Deluxe Edition, Starter Edition, Ultimate Edition) or purchased a lifetime premium account, you will also get the full game free of charge.

Premium remains, with the exception of the perks that have been removed and added to the standard account. For the full list of remaining perks, visit this link.

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November 5

Moving Forward (Community Meeting Summary)

Dear community,

We have posted a summary of the recent community/dev meeting here:

http://steamcommunity.com/app/299700/discussions/0/613941122554868379/

Thanks for your support!

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Reviews

“That's when I knew that a game like Face of Mankind, even with its older graphics engine and intense bursts of combat followed by hours and hours of crafting, was a perfect example of why I love my job. It defines what an MMO is, something that we MMO fans need during these days of press releases that make you ask, "So, does anyone know whether this is an MMO or not?"”
Massively

“The long and short of it is that you’re actually going to feel like you’re a part of something that matters. Which is kind of awesome.”
MMOHuts

Deluxe Edition - Jump start your experience today!

The Deluxe Edition is great for new players and provides multiple benefits to help jump start your experience:

- An Elementum token (once activated from your inventory, it provides 30 days of premium boosts)
- Immediate access to a City Apartment, featuring extra storage slots and more space over the small default City Flat
- 30 days of 10% faster skill training
- 25,000 Universal Credits (in-game virtual currency)

Ultimate Bundle - The best way to get started in the Face of Mankind universe

The Face of Mankind Ultimate Bundle provides the most benefits for the best deal. It is packed full of amazing features for only $39.99, including:

- A limited edition 90 day Elementum token (once activated from your inventory, it provides 90 days of premium boosts)
- Immediate access to an Underwater Suite, featuring extra storage slots and more space over the small default City Flat & better than the Deluxe Edition's City Apartment
- Black "Incognito" Clothing for your character (both male and female top, pants, and shoes)
- Black "Incognito" Shades (sunglasses) for your character
- 30 days of 20% faster skill training (twice as good as the Starter Pack's boost!)
- 60,000 Universal Credits (in-game virtual currency)
- 500 marketplace coins

Welcome to Face of Mankind!

Face of Mankind: Fall of the Dominion is a game about a potential future, far removed from human civilization as we know it. Driven by memories of violence, overcrowding and a depletion of all natural resources, mankind has left Earth to seek out remote locations among the stars to begin anew. All across the galaxy colonies were built, connected through a series of gates referred to as the Vortex Network. From its seat of power in Manhattan, a single government known only as the Dominion controlled all of humanity.

Now the Dominion has fallen and anarchy is soon to spread across the stars. New empires will rise and fall, blood will be spilt, and men will be broken. What you do with power is your choice to make; your destiny is yours and yours alone to define. Create your own faction and make your mark on the galaxy.

How will you shape life after the Dominion?

YOU, the player, are in control

Anything is possible in the galaxy of Face of Mankind: Fall of the Dominion, and it is up to you, the player, to decide how you want to play.. Every action you take will impact someone, somewhere, in some way. Evolve your character to its ultimate potential, whether that is the accumulation of wealth, power, social status, or all three, in the realistic and futuristic world of FoTD, set forth in the 24th+ century.

Here are some basic scenarios that have occurred in the past with real players.

-> You are a criminal working to undermine the police from within. You spend a month working your way up through the ranks of the Law Enforcement Department while gaining the trust of everyone around you. However, you are secretly manipulating the faction members and attempting to destroy it internally, starting a coup.

-> You are a member of one of the largest corporations in the game, and that corporation owns half of the territory in the galaxy. You have a monopoly on all of the resources, and enemies do hourly attacks on your colonies in an attempt to capture them back.

-> You have just joined the game and know nothing about it. You pull out your gun and kill someone, trying to figure out how to play. That man is a leader of an enemy faction, and you have just started a war that will shake the very foundation of the game.

About This Game

In Face of Mankind, the gameplay mechanics are all based around the principle of player interaction, and is almost exclusively player driven.

1. Open Faction System: Our game is built around player interaction with a strong toolset for players to organize themselves. Any player can create their own faction, and from there the world is theirs to explore.

Players can be given ranks by higher ranking players in the faction, giving them access to more administrative tools and abilities.

There are also player-run departments within these factions in which players can be organized based upon their role in the faction. Some factions might have tactical departments and departments dedicated to production, while others may have departments dedicated to selling drugs or extortion.

2. No Grinding: While player progression is important, any system that forces players to mindlessly repeat the same task for hours is out of the question. Our game features a time-based skill system, which allows you to simply select the skill you want to progress and continue to play while it progresses.

3. No Classes: Face of Mankind features a broad skill system, rather than a very vertical one. This means that everything you progress is defined purely by your own interests, without any mechanically defined role telling you what to do. Theoretically, you could even have every skill in the game if you play long enough.

4. Player-driven Economy: Get immersed in the vast economy of Face of Mankind, complete with its own virtual currency called Universal Credits (also known as "UC" by the community). The economy bends to the will of the players, with all that they do defining the pricing and availability of items. Most items in the game are crafted by players and then auctioned or sold to others. The economy of Face of Mankind is that which would be expected in a living, breathing, virtual universe.

5. Open PvP/Active Combat System: Not wanting to conform to what everything else on the market is, our core combat system is that of a twitch-based first/third person shooter. Few places in the universe are safe, but we have systems in place to allow users some level of protection. Place a bounty on them if you feel wronged, and someone is sure to exact your sweet sweet revenge.

6. Persistent Universe: Our universe is vast, ready for the players to conquer. The game features a persistent universe where everything you do leaves a footprint long after you log off.

7. True Weight of Player Actions: Everything you do within the game comes with a consequence. These consequences cannot be escaped, and everything you do leaves a lasting impact on the game world. No argument or friendship will ever go unheard, and every experience will be different than the last.

8. Crime and Punishment: With the fall of the old dominion, came the fall of order. Now the law and punishment equally are up to your discretion as a player. Will you take over the prison colonies and declare your own police state across the galaxy, or will you become a ruthless bounty hunter who doesn’t care about anything, but the wealth that comes from order?

9. Territory System: The territory system allows factions to capture almost any area in the game world in the name of their faction. Once captured, the owning faction can place down objects to customize their new territory. These objects range from market vendors to slot machines and almost everything in between. Your factions name is also displayed upon owning the territory. Set taxes, remove access, drive conflict and milk the economy. It’s all up to you!

10. Roleplay: The most unique aspect of Face of Mankind: Fall of the Dominion is the way that these mechanics interact to create an experience unlike anything you have had before. While at first glance the game may seem relatively simple, once you immerse yourself in the game universe, you will never want to quit.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® XP or later
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9 compatible VGA card with pixel shader 2.0 support and 128 MB video RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows® XP or later
    • Processor: Dual Core 2.0Ghz Processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 6600GT 256MB video card or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card
Helpful customer reviews
60 of 69 people (87%) found this review helpful
997.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
My advice is dont waste your time on FOM. Most of the decent players quit playing long ago due to bordem and no additions of content. I had 2 account that were paid premium, along with cash shop purchases to support the game.

The developers just relased a new patch where existing players that were playing the game now have to buy the game even if they already were paying to play as premium. Develpoers are greedy and instead of adding new content that would keep players enaged they just dream up ways to suck more cash out of the few players that are left.

Do yourself a favore and run away, far away from FOM
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21 of 22 people (95%) found this review helpful
468.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 18
This game is something like the first Rocky movie in reverse: it used to be a serious contender, but now it is a washed up bum that keeps begging you for spare change to fuel its bad habits.

Up front, let me say that I am a legacy player; I played this game for years, prior to Fall of the Dominion. Some things about Fall of the Dominion are better, to be fair, but much is worse.

In its current version, this game is inaccessible to new players who want to participate in its fundamental method of change: combat. Veteran players already have their skills trained up (EVE style, another step backwards), as well as plenty of gear. This gear in question (injectors and medkits) effectively mean the combat is about tanking damage rather than doing it.

The game's current attraction, faction creation (after you paid them, up until this patch), is also broken in that the veterans own almost everything there is to own in terms of income-making services and territories. With it being nigh impossible for a new player to compete at all, it comes as no surprise that there aren't any; Brooklyn is bereft of life. The developers have sat idly by as the population died, before recently mentioning their product might get any better.

The Dominion is gone, yet no revising them out of the game was done; weapons still have the Dominion in their description (like the Zanathid), to give an example. It is as if the developers took $60,000 on Kickstarter to do the bare minimum of work on the actual game, at its core. Then they decided to work on more 'features' to needle cash out of people with.

In short, Fall of the Dominion is best summarised as a poorly updated money grab. One that deviates from much of what made the original game fun, and suffers greatly as a result.
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54 of 87 people (62%) found this review helpful
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
---Updated----
Here's the verdict

Pros:
Laughing at the dev team.

Cons:
Now pay 2 play
My dog could crap out a better F2P
Dev's & Staff are more corrupt then President Obama
Uninstall wasn't fast enough
I'll never get back the time that was spent playing this mountain of ♥♥♥♥ vomit
The community is more toxic then Ebola

Rating; Middle Finger of 10
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20 of 28 people (71%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
After about an hour you have a gun, some armor, some ammo, and nothing to do. The tutorial missions just kind of stop and leave you without direction. I saw zero combat in my time playing. I'd steer clear.
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19 of 28 people (68%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
can't even get a registration validation email,
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14 of 19 people (74%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
Holy ♥♥♥♥. Its 15 Dollars!? Honestly i dont get how this ♥♥♥♥ty game got to be able to be sold.

First Of All, PUT IN A DAMN TOUTORIAL

Second of all, Your community is ♥♥♥♥

Third Of all, Its pay to win

Forfth Of all, Your community is ♥♥♥♥

Fifth Of All, Your. Community. Is. ♥♥♥♥.

It USED to be 0/10 but now its 15 Dollars.....................-100000000000000000000000000000000000000000/10

~Every one of those zeros is a ball of rage emitting from my body everytime i seethis game, and its price

Edit: Its also taken me 3 days to uninstall now.......add 3 more zeros to my rating
people
Edit 2: Its done now, but it took 4-5 days to uninstall, So that makes 15-30 minutes of gameplay and 5 days of uninstall so seriously. ♥♥♥♥ this game.
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15 of 21 people (71%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
I thought this game might be interesting, but after completing the NPC guided tutorial I still had no idea where I was supposed to go to fight the Xeno enemies. I muddled through exploring a bit, but when I spent half an hour lost in Paris going in circles I decided I was done trying to enjoy the game.
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16 of 23 people (70%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
I have trouble finding the appeal to this game
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16 of 23 people (70%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
Truly confusing game...I was unable to work out what I needed to do or go.
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12 of 17 people (71%) found this review helpful
818.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
Half of the game is allied together and if your not a part of their little but buddy crew your ♥♥♥♥ed, I would not invest in this game, unless your hoping for a ton of upset and anger.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
Disregarding the possibility of install/download issues (which I have never had issues with before)
This game can not gather a connection to the internet.
I have no issues of that kind with Gary's Mod, 7 Days to Die, FireFall, or any other game.
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12 of 19 people (63%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
The Ui is too confusing and the graphics look at least 10 years old. Much improbement is needed, especially with locating mission objectives on the minimap
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A developer has responded on Nov 11 @ 8:14pm
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
187.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 21
DON'T BUY THIS GAME YET!

You'll be very frustrated. The game is absolutly dead! You'll find one empty colony after another and the reason for it is simple: The concept of this game failed! The game is currently being redeveloped and redesigned AFTER it already has been redesigned with a kickstarter campaign not even a year ago.

Don't think that by buying the game you'll have access too all contents, no there's a marketplace and premium upgrades for additional ingame perks ( http://www.faceofmankind.com/content/comparison )

Is the game worth the money? Basically yes.. but not at its current stand, wait until the possible wipe is done and the developers released a hardcoded government because else, especially as new player, you only will feel lonely and clueless in this game (currently) owned by gankers.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
16.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 20
Please do not spend money on this. Take it from someone who played it when it was free, it is sooooooooo not worth it.
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7 of 13 people (54%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
I cant even create an account, never played the game
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11 of 21 people (52%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
Wow, the most terrible game i've played in steam. No setting, no quit button, press ESC give you nothing. You only talk to peoples and i dunno when to get into action. ALT-F4 then Uninstall. Done...

EDIT: for those who comment to enjoy the "human interaction" in this game...get a life, i mean, the real one...no offense, this is my suggestion...
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14 of 29 people (48%) found this review helpful
865.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
Okay, Face of Mankind is actually a really good game, but like any game, it has its flaws which are unavoidable. The biggest hurdle for most players is the first hour of the game roughly. There are issues with the launcher, verification of emails, etc... all of which are going to be fixed eventually. Afterwards, once you create your character and log in, you are going to be confronted in Brooklyn by a variety of things: confusion (no idea what's going on), people trying to recruit new players to their faction, a perspective wall (the sidewalk continues up the side), and a beheamoth baby named Jim.

The tutorial is set up currently so that you have to initiate it yourself by talking to the woman you spawn in front of, but you don't actually have to do the tutorial if you think you know what you want to do. However it is highly recommended as you get your first gun, mining gun, and alien gun from the tutorial as well as other neat stuff like hacking devices. If you ever have trouble with the tutorial, there are usually a dozen players across the server who would be willing to help on a moment's notice. Others are willing to help if you join their player made faction. Whether you accept that help or not is up to you.

Once you are done with the tutorial, the hardest part of the game is now over. And this is the point where a lot of players have never reached before coming onto Steam to give it a bad review. This is the point where the idea of a sandbox game kicks in and you can do basically whatever you want to do. In Fall of the Dominion, the government has collapsed, and many factions are rising to power to fill the power vacuum. You can join one of these player made factions and help shape the galaxy, or you can strike out on your own to make a name for yourself. Whatever choice you make will have its own rewards and consequences though.

So the actual review part of this. Face of Mankind: Fall of the Dominion is a great game once you invest the time in it. It has its bugs, but the Developers and Game Master's are active in trying to make it a better place with community desired updates (what the community would like to see changed in the game).

If you are going to try this game and review it, at least get through the tutorial and try some of the aspects of the game out before you decide its a horrible game that nobody should play.

If anybody would like to comment with anything I said on the matter, feel free and I'll gladly reply!
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
522.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
JOIN NOW this game is amazing alot to learn alot to do alot to explore :)
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
Great ideas but the gameplay is just fecking bad.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
very old looking game not brought up todate at all
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