Build insane robot battle vehicles that drive, hover, walk and fly! Add weapons from the future and jump in the driving seat as you take your bot into battle against other players in this competitive free-to-win action game.
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Mixed (3,610 reviews) - 50% of the 3,610 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Release Date: Jul 8, 2014

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Why Early Access?

“Robocraft has been built with a dedicated community of Robocrafters from the very beginning. The game's first release was in April 2013 and that buildhad no multiplayer and no combat. From that point to today, the game has grown exponentially to its full MMO state and whilst we still call it a 'Live Alpha' you will find it a very polished and fully featured experience.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Freejam are now plotting a path to full release with an aim to be out of Early Access by the end of 2016.”

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

“While users accounts will never be reset - so what you earn in game now you will always keep - the full release of Robocraft will contain a number of additional key core features, many more social features, Clans, more game modes, many more functional components and weapons, a tutorial and PVE mode and full game localisation into many different languages.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“We call it 'Early Alpha' but we expect you to find it as polished and fully featured as most 'Beta' releases.”

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

“No, Robocraft will always be free-to-play and our prices won't change as a result of shifting from Early Access to a full release in future.”

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

“Freejam (the developer of Robocraft) has community in its blood. The word Freejam is a combination of 'free' and 'jam', where 'free' shows our dedication to keeping Robocraft always free, and 'jam' stands for jamming with our community to determine how our game continues to evolve. We like to think of Robocraft as a game that has been built from the ground up in collaboration with the community.”
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June 30

Robostream #10 – With Simone: The Sound Guy!

Friday 1st of July, from 4pm UTC+1!

An hour of jamming with the jammers as SimoneSoundJammer jams with MartinCommunityJammer while DrogninCommunityJammer plays Robocraft. Jam.

That’s right, after a huge number of requests by the community to have Simone on the stream, it’s finally happening! Simone is the sound jammer and is the sole creator of all non-voice audio in the game! That’s music and sound effects!

So come hang out, ask some audio based questions and watch some games!

Click here to go to our twitch page!

Click here to see exactly when the stream starts!

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June 30

OUT NOW - Aeroflak Sentinel & Power Update

The new update is out now! Log in and try it out!

The new Aeroflak Sentinel offers more options in defending against the skies! The new CPU-To-Power system brings balance and more consistent, enjoyable gameplay across all battles of any CPU! New movement options implemented for Rotors which can now be controlled with the mouse! And so many more balance changes, improvements and bug fixes!

You can find the full patch notes below!

Otherwise, get into Robocraft and try out the patch!


> Aeroflak Sentinel
>> A smaller, more versatile version of the larger Aeroflak Guardian which allows for more freedom of building without being restrained to a single large turret
>> Has a mass of 1380, which is below half the weight of the Guardian
Costs 150 CPU which is exactly half of the Guardian

> CPU-To-Power
>> Players now have access to more power with higher CPU robots, and less power with lower CPU robots
>> Robots at 1125 CPU will not see a difference, but higher CPU robots will see an increase and lower CPU robots will see a decrease
>> At the extreme ends of the spectrum, 1750 CPU robots will see an increase of 25% power and power regeneration and 500 CPU robots will see a decrease of 25% power and power regeneration
>> One of the main benefits of this new mechanic is that low CPU games will be less dominated by larger burst weapons, leading to fewer instant deaths and an overall more enjoyable experience

> Rotors are now supported by ‘Camera Steering’ controls
>> You can turn your robot using your mouse and tilt it up and down
>> This also means Rotors now strafe properly
>> Camera relative controls can be activated on the garage bays in the robot select screen


> Aeroflak explosion radius has been reduced by 15%

> Increased the height a robot needs to be away from the ground before
> Aeroflak triggers against it. Most hovers should find they don’t trigger flak anymore, though Megahovers may still do so at max height

> Laser projectile speed has been increased by 100%

> Laser camera shake has been reduced

> Laser projectile spread has been reduced

> [NEW] Lasers no longer suffer from inaccuracy while moving

> Laser attack rate and DPS has been increased, but damage per shot has been decreased (a net buff) which should make the lasers more powerful while also making them feel more satisfying to use
For exact values, see below:LaserChanges

Note that the “Out of Power In” numbers are relative to a 1125 CPU robot. A 1750 robot has 25% more power and power regeneration. For example, a 1750 robot with max Leviathan’s will run out of power in 5.68 seconds (6.68 with a power module).


> Components no longer need to be destroyed to deal damage to a robot. So a 98 CPU mech leg that has lost half its armor will only be considered as having 49 CPU of ‘health’ remaining for your health bar. This means that defense stacking with high-cost components instead of armor will be less effective

> Reduced the spread of the laser crosshair HUD element to better represent the weapon’s spread

> All game modes are now unlocked at player level 5

> Front-facing lasers now have a turning arc of 180 degrees

> The Power Module now increases power regeneration by 25% relative to existing power regeneration as per the CPU To Power changes. So regeneration will always be increased from 10 seconds to 8 seconds, but will represent more overall power at higher robot CPUs

> Improved camera relative controls for hovers while they’re upside down to stop them from jittering wildly

> Nominal counts are now referred to as “max” in in-game tooltips to better communicate the purpose of that value

> Max weapon counts (previously nominal) no longer have a slight benefit for going beyond them. Once you have as many weapons of a particular type as it’s max states, any more is purely for redundancy (having some left over in case they get shot off) and won’t benefit their damage output

> Added LOD meshes for several of the newer weapons and movement components to improve overall framerate

> The Proto-Seeker is being politely moved to a more appropriate position in the inventory. Right next to the LOML :)

> Modified text in various locations of the game to change “CPU” to “Robot CPU”


> Fixed a bug which caused movement components to be mirrored unevenly when placed directly onto the ground in edit mode

> That strange line in the corner of the edit mode garage is no longer there. Rest well old friend

> Fixed a bug with the rectifier which was causing tall robots to be thrown into the air when the rectifying ended

> Fixed a few locations in some maps where robots could get stuck and were forced to respawn or die to escape

> Identified and fixed a source of frame rate drops caused by the Ion Distorter

> Removed the yellow lines from the Bat Rudder in the loot crate screen

> Fixed a bug which didn’t get rid of the “Extra slot for premium” note in the platoon screen if the platoon screen was open when premium was purchased

> Fixed a bug which caused the hotkey for loadouts (Z) to open the loadouts screen even when queuing for a battle

> Fixed an issue with the shadow rendering on the Neptune 2 map

> Corrected the texture of the Football Electroshield so that it has the correct hex design instead of the striped design

> Fixed a bug which sometimes meant the lense flare on the Earth map wasn’t visible

> [NEW] Fixed a bug which caused Thruster Cheetah Carbon 6 to go slightly slower than regular Thruster Cheetahs

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About This Game

Build insane robot battle vehicles that drive, hover, walk and fly! Add weapons from the future and jump in the driving seat as you take your bot into battle against other players in this competitive free-to-win action game.

BUILD - A futuristic robot battle vehicle from cubes, add wheels, thrusters, wings, legs, tank tracks, rail cannons and plasma launchers
DRIVE - Jump into the pilot seat of your robot and drive it into battle in jet cars, tanks, flying warships, helicopters, drones; anything your imagination desires.
FIGHT - Battle online in massively multiplayer mayhem against players from all over the world on dedicated servers.

- Over 200 cubes and components to collect and combine to make a million different Robot designs
- Be part of a constantly changing metagame with new weapons, components and functionality added every month
- Watch as your enemy's robot breaks apart cube by cube as you destroy them with powerful weaponry
- Invite friends and chat in-game
- Form Platoons and battle on the same team with your friends
- Save your robots in the garage to the cloud and share them with other players via the in-game Robot Factory.
- Free-to-win, everything required to get to the very top of the tree in Robocraft can be gained for free

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10
    • Processor: Intel dual core or better with SSE2 support or equivilent AMD family
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 3.0 Compatible GPU, DirectX 9.0c
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible
    • Additional Notes: Min resolution 1024x768
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.7+
    • Processor: Intel dual core or better with SSE2 support or equivilent AMD family
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 3.0 Compatible GPU
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Min resolution 1024x768
    • OS: Ubuntu 10.10+
    • Processor: Intel dual core or better with SSE2 support or equivilent AMD family
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 3.0 Compatible GPU
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Min resolution 1024x768
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Mixed (3,610 reviews)
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( 35.3 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 30
I decided recently to return after a longer hiatus for some simple and fun action with this game. Or that's what I planned to do. I wondered the 'mixed' review-rating and after some digging I found that things had changed. Quite a bit, it seemed.

I ignored these warnings, choosing to base my conclusions on my own observations. Once I entered the game I noticed that part-acquiring system had changed, once again. Nothing too dramatic, nothing I could not learn again, I though. But after some investigation a realization dawned upon me, that a large part of these mechanics had been changed to force more money out of the player. Robocraft had met the ultimate among grim fates for F2P-games, economics.

Perhaps the old premium system did not provide enough income to sustain Freejam's operations, an understandable cause for these changes, but the game felt cold and dead to me now. I came to the conclusion that new setup purposefully made life unconfortable and clunky for non-paying players, wrangling their patience to compete against their wallet. This is a market tactic I absolutely despise and boycott without exception on principle. Perhaps this creation could be still saved. Perhaps I should fight on. But no, I shall not. My principles stand above all, untouched and sacred, and shall not be shaken by old fond memories.

So I say:
Do not download, do not play. The show is over and the fun has ended.

Prayers might save this lost soul, but I urge you to abandon it to decay. Who knows how deep this corruption runs, who knows where we'll end up in eons to come if we silently approve this sort of forceful milking.
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( 126.0 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 30
I have nothing left to say, dont waste your time downloading this, you will regret it.
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( 5.2 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 30
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Meme Man
( 70.4 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 30
very fun
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( 91.2 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 30
This game was really good like 1 year ago. Now its like meh, pretty bad but still playable.
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( 5.5 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 30
love it
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( 21.2 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 30
A sad, sad turn of events.

This game was once a sandbox builders dream with simple blocks and a metric ♥♥♥♥ ton of guns. However, I played that four months ago. I think maybe even longer. Now, we have mechs. They're just one big customization option of titanfall, and the devs seem to not really care considering how little the good ideas are actually considered in this game. The ♥♥♥♥♥♥ recommendations seem to be the ones which get implimented the fastest sadly, and has left the game a terrible ♥♥♥♥ hole of what was once an excellent game and system.
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Joe The Pirate
( 40.2 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 30
Worst community I've ever tried to communicate with. Completely toxic to anyone looking for help or information. The game itself provides no instruction, building tips, or standards. I can back to the game after a year to find ALL my items, (including the ones I spent real money on) to be erased. Not only did they erase my paid for product so I'd buy more. They disallowed the option of earning ANYTHING in game. An individual can earn level one units, but absolutely cannot recycle those units to get better ones. IF you did happen to earn the 100,000+ required to forge a single item, you can't forge good armor to go with it. So I have the option of paying $500 to build a single robot, or WIN 50,000 matches to get one piece at a time. And still cant forge any armor cubes higher than level 1. this game is LITERALLY pay to play. if you DONT pay, you will go up against people a thousand times more powerful than a free player could ever hope to reach. Which brings me to the ABSOLUTE WORST FEATURE IN ANY VIDEO GAME TO EVER EXIST. There are no tiers, ranks, or any way to only fight people with similar robots. YOU WILL FIGHT PEOPLE WITH END GAME GEAR. YOU WILL NOT WIN. THE DEVELOPERS OBVIOUSLY INTENDED THIS TO FORCE YOU INTO BUYING PARTS. If the devs dont care aboot f2p experience, there's no way they care aboot ANY part of this game. I would 100% reccommend NEVER EVER playing this game. If you have the money to spend on a game, I'd suggest taking your money somewhere it will be appreciated. This game is not worth your time, money, or effort. This is by far the most infuriating experience I've had with any video game. I would honestly rather play E.T. on Atari for the rest of my life, than pay a single penny to this FRAUD of a game. It isn't worth a single second of your life. Please click away before this game ruins your life like it has mine. So many hours wasted, because the greedy ♥♥♥ devs want more money and don't care how they get it. PLEASE DO NOT PLAY THIS GAME. YOU WILL BE DISSAPPOINTED BYEOND ALL REASONING!
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( 147.1 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 30
When i first got this game in 2014, it was good and not filled with trashbots. People actually had to think, now it is just slap a s*it-ton of OP Weapons and poor armor on a generic bot with no original design. If you were not at Endgame level before the bad updates began, you would never move up in the ranks. The new Economy of 'Robits' is terrible and impossible to use compared to the old system of 'Robopoints'. I would only recommend this game to people who want to get angry, waste time, and spend money.
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i like dicks
( 36.9 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 30
whyd you guys take away all the colors?!
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Not Recommended
1,113.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 7
TLDR I do not recommend this game, not even if you paid me to. Links in info, please look.

I recommended this game quite a while ago and honestly used to love it and support it. However, the game design has gone ways that are just unapealing, unchallanging and quite bothersome to me. I started playing this game because I like building robots, and at the time of me playing, it was the only game I knew about that was of this sort. However, as time went on, I saw other similar games, and I also saw good suggestions for robocraft, not get implemented in game, while bad suggestions and ideas did. Seb, one of the game devs seems to think our negative reviews are jokes, but this just shows you how seriously they take our criticism because its their game and they want to take it the way they want, the way that makes them the most money and scares off the most logical players and makes way for children who have fat wallets for GambleCraft 2.0 open your wallet addition. Well, now they are on damage control and posting fake apologies, but its a bit too little and a bit too late. Dont apologize, fix this game and revert far far back to when it was once a good game. I dont care about all the time you spent on it, you ruined it. You fix the game and you will fix the reviews by doing so. Until than, keep laughing freescam, but if you go out of buisness, dont expect me to not laugh because it was YOUR fault. I dont want you to fail, but you seem dead set on doing so. I could list all the things I hate about how the game went but seb will just say get used to it. #Game dev, FreeScam games oh and dont forget, they will ban you for talking about other games or having valid cricitism on bad updates. What other company do you know of that is that insecure? Hell I cant think of any. Whoops, I talked about how the update is horrible. BAN, Whoops I talked about a game thats better than robocraft, BAN. it also appears the company freejam that puts out robocraft is owned by a mobile gambling game company and freejam owes them over 1 million dollars of debt due in september.

I love reading the recent reviews on steam about robocraft and you can easily see how pretty much all recent reviews are negative. The only reason the game still has an overal possitive rating is because the possitive reviews are years old by people who no longer play. I hope you devs have a fun time dealing with bankruptcy.

There are many bugs, imbalances, and seriously large pet peeves in this Robocraft game for me. You are very limited in what you can build, but other games have much more freedom that are also free. I have recently started playing Machine Craft on steam, I have screen shots of the bots I have made and come in contact with. You can build so complex and so large in that game its like using a megabot x100. You can even build transforming transformers. However, the skill cap is much higher, the game takes much more thought, and the community is much more mature. If this is what you are looking for, try machine craft if you like building. If you like a younger audiance and a very low skill cap, play robocraft. This is a link to Machine Craft. It was recently just released on steam so the community is rather small but when you like it, tell your friends about it and it will grow. Its an amazing game.
This is a link to steamcraft if you enjoy the competitive side that robocraft sort' of granted.

Either game looks like a great replacement for robocrap, I hope you enjoy the replacements and also give robocraft a deserved review like most of us have. Evidenced by the continually declinging approval rating.

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248 of 282 people (88%) found this review helpful
22 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
91.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 11
This game used to be fun. Now it's a money grabbing, gambling-orientated piece of ♥♥♥♥. No fun anymore the whole aspect has been replaced with grind. Just grind grind grind. Want to skip grind? Dish out a couple of thousand dollars to sit through hours of ♥♥♥♥♥♥ crate opening you can't skip to accumulate a few hundred thousand "robits" which is worth a couple of legendary plasma guns or SMGS. Only then may you reach the top and stay there for a couple of weeks before more dumb ♥♥♥♥ is added so you can grind and grind even more.

Just kidding, there is no top anymore. Back when the game had a purpose, which was you getting to the highest tier (TX-1) and unlocking everything step by step in the tech tree. Everything had a tier except cosmetics - weapons, cubes, thrusters, you name it. Each tier cube had a unique colour too. Black cubes was a symbol of respect, everyone followed you around and hid behind you since you could take the most damage, while purple cubes were not a symbol of respect. These days you can colour your whole bot in four ugly colours, white, grey, pale orange and pale blue. All of the nice colours are hidden away behind premium. Oh boy, premium! Just 99p a day! Who do you think I am, the prince of Nigeria?

If you had a T2 bot, you were matched fairly against players from your own tier. Even if you had T6 railguns, you were still put with players of the same level. What about today? Newbies and veteran players all get grabbed in handfuls and mashed together into a "match". Who pays the most for rocket launchers and legendary bull ♥♥♥♥ is the winner in every match, even if you played the game from the alpha version, you can get owned in 1 second by some snobby spoiled little tw4t with a rich daddy's credit card. Don't even get me started on the crates in this game.

Items were purchased with GC (galaxy cash) or RP (robo points iirc), but you could not buy a million GC with your rich daddy's credit card to get the highest level stuff. Instead you needed tech points to unlock items, which were only available through playing the game. You unlocked items in the tech tree, in which cubes, weapons, wheels, electroplates etc. were unlocked level by level using tier tech points. These tech points are earned after every battle, and were unique to each tier. If your bot is T10 for example, you would earn T10 tech points, with which you were able to unlock a variety of T10 equipment, but nothing higher or lower. You could also convert these tech points to uber tech points (using GC) which could unlock every item from every tier. The tech tree was BALANCED. Why break a working, operational system? Are you really that money hungry, freejam? You should rename yourself to paidjam or gamblejam. Or "piece of ♥♥♥♥ inc." Keep hiding behind "early access" for it's such a good excuse when people point out what a terrible game you've made. I hate you.
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450 of 548 people (82%) found this review helpful
390 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
193.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 6
Dear developers,

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140 of 166 people (84%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
983.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 3
Short version: you have to pay for having a full team and get matched with random pubs in order to bash them. This is a shame. It's against any possible fair play logic. A shameful milestone for Steam and online multiplayer games as well...

EDIT: they added a paywall contest too. Make food-looking bot. Sadly they already put all the colors we once had behind the usual paywall. This way you have to buy premium in order to get the chance to do anything that is not 4 monotone colors made...

EDIT: now they are organizing 5vs5 tournaments claiming they finally have a competitive scene... that would be fine if everyone had the same chances to play and train, but obviously it's not like that, since the so called paywall. unbelievable...

Best thing this game can teach is that spoiled kids have more chance than others. Great job...

Long version:
Besides the amazing sound and the perfectly fit graphic here is one of the many (and really, the most shameful one) reasons you should not play this game:

After 2 years of playing, hoping for the best and supporting the game for a while, in the usual attempt to "mimic moba" they have introduced a 5vs5 mode, but guess what:

In order to play in full team you have to pay. yes, you got it right. you have to pay for having a full team and stomp on random people, matched for you by their long term broken matchmaker.

They will come to you with any possible excuse like "we are cheaper than others" or "you need just 1 player to pay [for having the chance to stomp on pubs]", but in the end that's what all is about. They will also flood the forum with promises and projects they will not stick to, defended by a horde of kids that will spawn endless "stfu we are in alpha" messages.

It really sets a milestone in the multiplayer games. the most unfair one.

Back when games development wasn't purely based on greed we called this "pub bashing" and that was the lamest thing a team could do. In robocraft you can pay for bashing pubs, it's perfectly allowed and even promoted by the game itself.

It puts every kind of real cooperation, competition, strategy and fair multiplayer whatsoever behind a paywall.

The crate system was already a huge drawback for a game that proposed itself as an innovative building one. Turning it into a loot/gamble hell and removing any real decision on the items to buy with in-game points... if you don't want to wait for a couple of months of grinding for getting some (oh, you can of course rise the chances with real money...). But hey, there are people who like these kind of games, so whatever...

Now they reach the bottom. After the additional paying slot for platoons, they offer paying full team bashing.

Many things have been proposed by the community, like private servers and many suggestions have been made about fair games, custom games and tournaments but they got no clue of what fair and balanced gaming is about except for every possible way to get an income from that.

There are 2 ways:
1 make an amazing product that everyone loves, supports and buys. This was the original project.
2 put candies for kids behind a paywall. This is Freejam way.

If you had any hope about this company forget about it and move on.
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72 of 87 people (83%) found this review helpful
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Not Recommended
88.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 2
Used to be a very fun game that encouraged creativity with the simple and straightforward reward system. Playing a match = gain currency and experience. Be on winning team and play well = greater reward. It was simple and effective and there was absolutely no reason to change this.

I started the game up again a month after a horrendous update was released in which game mechanics were completely changed for the worse. The entire economy now relies on a crate system which slaps you with horrible RNG. I gave it a chance despite this and grinded my way to 400 kills on single player a few times for some sweet legendaries from the Protonium crates. Of course, my loot merely consisted of a few hundred basic blocks that could easily be obtained from the Rusty crates with much less effort anyway. Multiplayer wasn't any better. Even when you're the MVP of the match on a winning team, you don't get much better chance of any useful loot from the worst player on the losing team. Basically, progression in the game solely relies on RNG now.
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69 of 89 people (78%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
19.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 17
tl;dr Was good, then became a p2w. Avoid unless you have a massive disposable income and are fine with a company trying to swindle you.

I got into this game a year or two ago. A genius idea it was back then. Near unlimited creativity, fun gameplay, a good community, low lag, yadda yadda yadda. That's all auxillary stuff. It's what makes a good game into a great game. But what about the essential stuff? It was all there, too, and in innovative fashions: a well-developed and balanced tech tree, specialization to create diverse teams, currency rewards based on how well you performed, quick and fair matchmaking, the list goes on and on. All of this was essential; you play well, you get currency, you upgrade your robot in the direction you want, and you go through the tiers, facing harder opponents as you go.

Ah, what I wouldn't give to go back to the days when this game wasn't a steaming pile of pay-to-win trash.

Creativity? Gone. Premade robots are the only real contenders now. Why is that?
Progression? Gone. Now you get a linear tech "tree" that unlocks without the tech points of before.
How do you get new parts, you ask? Why, with the currency of course!
...Except not the same currency.
Now you get a currency which is only granted to you based upon how many parts you sell. And how do you get these parts?
With the completely original and foolproof crate system, how else?
For just a single match, YOU can get a crate of at least five items that YOU didn't choose. Oh, not even that, though, since one is dangled in front of your face like a pet toy, essentially going, "You COULD have this, but you have to be a PREMIUM MEMBER!"
And there's the center of the problem. Membership.
Jesus H. Christ on ice skates, membership costs so much that you'll need to just start paying with your dignity. $1.99 a DAY. That's about $60 a month -- money that could EASILY buy you at least three retail games on sale, or a full-price title -- and about $725-730 a year.
You could buy at least 25 decent games with that kind of money.

Oh, but that's not even the half of it.
What do you get for your money? Well, you get:
-A color wheel (Did I mention you only get a whopping FOUR colors to choose from, if you're a normal member?)
-Some rare weapons in crates (that don't do nearly as much damage as they originally did)
-Instant access to the stronger weapons (I omit the word "tier" because there IS no tier system any more; little Johhny that just joined the game and threw together a gun on a car frame with no armor will go up against someone with 2,000 hours with a fully decked out air bomber. Funny thing is, if you get lucky, you can take down the "highest level" players with entry-level gear.)
-Some cosmetics and stuff that don't do anything

...I think you get the gist. It's not worth it.
So, in conclusion, it's a prime example of what happens when money goes to a dev team's head but they want to keep that "free to play" sticker on Steam so poor losers with nothing in their wallet can actually play something. Or, rather, suckers with too much money to spend waste it on their pay to win scheme. After all, winning feels good!

Oh, and did I mention it's buggy and laggy now?
It's buggy and laggy now.

Freejam, I'm not mad, I'm just disappointed.
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3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
541.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 4
I may not be a super old or veteran player, but I feel entitled, as a paying costumer, to give my opinion about this game.

Bad design choices, bad design choices everywhere. I won't go super detailed as some old veterans, like Juvar23, so I will just quickly comment on why I stopped recommending this game to my friends:

The last update, Epic Loot, was a good idea. But they executed it in a manner that it feels like one of these mobile games with a life spam of 1-year or less, made to extract the biggest amount possible of money.

It's unrewarding, it's relentless, it's not fitting for a game with the premise of BUILDING things. The issue is, the mind behind Freejam, Mark Simmons, is too dellusional over his own work to admit it's flaws, effectively leading the game to disaster.
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40 of 51 people (78%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
304.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 2
TL:DR - Get it if you have nothing better to play. Otherwise, move on.

Back when i first started playing this, about 2 years ago, this game was actually pretty neat. It was 'Robocraft'. You build your bots, go into battle, get RP, buy more parts and improve your bot. You could go into a battle and see unique bots all over. Some sucked. Some were OP. Some were simply ridiculous.

Fast forward to now. With the CRF introduced, it's not so much Robocraft as it is Robo'copy-n-paste'. I see one awesome design in one match. Cool. Next match i see a similar design but with rearranged electroplates. Then i see one with different weapons. Suffice to say, people aren't as encouraged to build their own bots as they were pre-CRF. Still not that bad. I mean, they can copy the bots but i'm still building mine from scratch.

The addition of Flaks, and all updates henceforth, spelt the death of this game. Current state of the game? Build a tanky ground bot, or get rekt (buy big shotgun). Build a small and fast flyer that is capable of retreating easily, or get rekt (by big flak cannon). The number of 'viable' builds in the game has been greatly limited to giant ground tank, or small/fast flyer. No more flying tanks. No minimen. It's just, for lack of a better word, pathetic. Flaks just knock you down no matter how tanky your plane is. An easy fix for this would be if FreeJam did something sensible and, a) decreased flak firerate or b) decreased the damage. But it's FreeJam, when've they ever listened to player input? Thank god for FreeJam that the LOML (Lock-on Missile Launcher) isnt too bad after recent nerfs. Not even gonna get started on the shotgun.

INB4 "Make better bots you noob"
Fair point. Maybe i should make better bots. Now i just need more cu-- NOPE. In order to get cubes/weapons/parts, i'll need to head into battle. In order to get good stuff i need to place high up. To place high up, i'll need... oh no... a better bot!!11!?!?!?1? See where i'm going? With the old RP system, I could've easily gone into battle, farmed cash, then bought whatever i needed at the time. Now i play with a sh17b07, get low rank, then get more sh17 to place on sh17b07. Oh how do i get out of this loop? :c. By spending cash on the stacks of protonium boxes obviously (which i'll note, does not guarantee at least one decent item).

End of Review/Rant/Rantview - FreeJam needs help. Whatever they're trying, or tried, to make of this game is far out of sight, and can never be reached because they took the wrong train to crapland.
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34 of 41 people (83%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
300.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 8
I can't stress this enough.

Robocraft is a money grabbing hellhole.

"But you have 300 hours in it!"
That was before it was ruined.(I'm looking at you Epic Loot)

I watched this game progress from one of my all time favorite games to being one of the top on my list of hated games. The other update, when they introduced the Epic Loot, I thought it was a good idea, so I launched Robocraft, what I saw made me lose faith in FreeJam ever becoming a decent developer studio. At this point it is focusing on keeping new players until they get into later tiers, and then telling them to either endure the increasing grind, or pay money for protonium crates(which aren't even guarenteed to get you what you want anyways!)

Once, I would've recommended this in a heartbeat to anyone that asked. Now? I say to avoid it like the plague.

I just hope FreeJam doesn't get any worse than it already is at this point.
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41 of 53 people (77%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
14.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 3
Suicide fuel
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