Blue Estate is a black-humoured and corrosive rail shooter, adapted from the critically acclaimed and Eisner Award nominated graphic novel, Blue Estate by Viktor Kalvachev!
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Release Date: Apr 8, 2015

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“Revitalises the Rail-Shooter genre”
90/100 – http://www.consolemonster.com/article.php?id=0000001383

“Definitely worth the purchase”
4.5/5 – http://playbackgaming.com/2015/02/23/blue-estate-is-filling-xbox-ones-kinect-games-gap/

“Funny story, enjoyable gameplay, exquisite graphics, and Chihuahuas!”
87/100 – http://www.modvive.com/2015/02/28/blue-estate-review-mobsters-and-strippers-and-chihuahuas-oh-my/

About This Game

Blue Estate provides previously unmatched immersion in the world of the Los Angeles mafia, packed with black humor, intuitive gameplay, and incredible fun.

In Blue Estate you will play Tony Luciano, the psychopathic son of the Italian mafia godfather of LA and Clarence, an ex-Navy SEAL, penniless and now a hit-man bent on cleaning up the mess started by Tony. As Tony launches a personal vendetta against the Sik Brother’s gang in an attempt to save his best dancer, Cherry Popz, Clarence wants to end the gang war, taking him to the farthest corners of Jamaica!

Use different controllers and enjoy the intuitive gameplay to dive into the most polished rail shooter experience! Take on unforgettable enemies, from a mafia golfer packing grenades to Chihuahuas bursting with steroids! And because wild rides are always more fun when you're not alone, invite a friend to join the massacre in the intense cooperative mode!

Features:


  • The first next gen rail shooter adapted from the Eisner Award nominated graphic novel, Blue Estate by Viktor Kalvachev.
  • Can be played with various controllers: keyboard/mouse, Xbox One and Xbox 360 Controller, and the Leap Motion controller.
  • 2 game modes: STORY MODE - 7 adrenaline-packed missions! ARCADE MODE - where you combine headshots with combos in a race against time!
  • 2 players in local multiplayer: relive all the levels in an intense cooperative mode!
  • A sophisticated scoring system for comparing your scores online!
  • Compatible with Light Guns! (unofficial support)

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System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista
    • Processor: Dual Core 2.0GHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI or NVidia card w/ 512 MB RAM (not recommended for Intel HD Graphics cards)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7, 8 or 8.1
    • Processor: Dual Core 3.0GHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI or NVidia card w/ 1024 MB RAM (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 or ATI HD 4890)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
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cinedine
( 14.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Blue Estate is a solid exemplar of the near-dead Rail Shooter genre. While it features all it needs to, it doesn't make an effort to add anything too innovative to the genre.

One of the game's first victims is political correctness. The game's writing is sexist, racist and full of outdated stereotypes. If you have an issue with this, consider yourself warned. If not, you are in for a great ride. Although the humour can be a bit hit-and-miss at times. The game also rarely gives you more time between jokes than you need to shoot the enemies, which can feel a bit irritating and shoe-horned in. The lines are delivered by fitting voice actors who all do a great job at bringing the characters to life. Anyway, the general quality is pretty impressive for the price tag.

The game sports two modes in three difficulties. The Story mode is rather short with up to three hours maximum and can be played either solo or in local Co-Op with shared life bar. Finishing one of the seven missions will unlock the Arcade variant of the level, in which you race against the clock, prolonging the countdown with kills while raking up highscores. After around 5 hours you should have seen everything there is. Which leaves you either going after the various achievements or competing on the leaderboards if you want more.

If you are looking for some quick mindless fun, don't look any further. Especially if the game is on discount. But if you are looking for some meaty experience with a deep epic story, you won't find it here.
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Quell Dieu
( 3.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
For a rail shooter this has the Worst CROSSHAIR ever, Why? coz when your crosshair is over the enemy its turns red and it slightly spins clockwise about a quarter spin and that makes it even harder to snipe enemies in the head especially the farthest targets

why didnt you guys made it a static crosshair? you hadta make it animated crosshair just to torture us? well that was fun,thanks???(FRIGGIN' FIX THIS)

oh by the way this game has no DLC, where didya guys hide it?
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SockDog
( 4.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Blue Estate is an on-rails shooter in the same vein as the House to the Dead series. It offers your regular shooting mechanics alongside cover and QTE (either a cursor direction or mouse movement) to pick up ammo or interact with the levels.

Given the price of the game you'd think presentation would suffer but it doesn't. There is a full cast of character audio narrating throughout the game which really adds to what could be quite a shallow and hollow experience. The game, much like House of the Dead, does everything it can to not take itself seriously. It's good, dumb fun with guns. Graphically everything is modeled and texutred way above the price point, levels are full of detail and stylised with a few flourishes here and there.

Gameplay, with the addition of the few other mechanics mentioned above, is as you'd expect. You move through the levels on a set path, enemies coming at you or popping up from behind scenery. At times you can rack up bonuses by meeting certain 'mini-game' criteria such as getting headshots only for a group of targets. If you don't like on-rails shooters this won't convince you otherwise. If you're indifferent or a fan I'd say give this a purchase.

Downsides? There's always some I guess. I'd have to criticise the deafening startup logos. Yeah, petty, but DAMN! why so loud? If you're easily offended I'd suggest Church or a local support group instead, consider this a trigger warning. Legitimately I'd say the reload (R.Mouse) and weapon switch (dbl click R.Mouse) can be a bit clunky, especially as some weapons require you to hold the right mouse button down to reload. Sometimes the levels are also a bit too cluttered resulting in it being hard to see what you're shooting at. It's also of course an on-rail shooter, that means limited replayability unless you enjoy chasing scores and stats.

In summation. Get this, it's polished, funny, stupid, entertaining and well put together. Well worth it at full price, an instant purchase if discounted.
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Cham?
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Fantastic game. If you're into on-rails shooters, snarky caricature casts, and over-the-top wacky humor, give it a shot. It ends on a cliffhanger and gets a little repetitive after a while, but the 2 player mode, multiple difficulties, and huge amount of high score potential mean that you'll have a good time replaying levels if you're into chasing spots on leaderboards.

It's an absolute shame that sites like IGN and Gamespot speak so foul of the game. It's all just virtue signalling, really. They should keep their ♥♥♥♥♥♥ identity politics out of video games.
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Sarkoth
( 16.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 3
It looks great, plays ok. If you really like rail shooters, you'll have fun, but for me personally, it was a bit too silly.
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rjazz2
( 3.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 31
If you love shooting stereotypes and saying "BRO" a lot, this is for you.

The gameplay had its moments but it does get repetitive and the story was dull.
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brainfuzz666
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
well put together On The Rails shooter. it does all the moving, you do all the shooting and ocasional quick time event. funny and violent, 2 things i love in a game
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brutalnewt
( 2.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
Buy it just for the menu screen alone.
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BRAVO2033
( 4.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 19
Best on-rails shooter game ever !!!

10/10
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Non lethal hitman
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 9
Hilariously stupid 10/10
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
Blue Estate is an on-rails shooter in the same vein as the House to the Dead series. It offers your regular shooting mechanics alongside cover and QTE (either a cursor direction or mouse movement) to pick up ammo or interact with the levels.

Given the price of the game you'd think presentation would suffer but it doesn't. There is a full cast of character audio narrating throughout the game which really adds to what could be quite a shallow and hollow experience. The game, much like House of the Dead, does everything it can to not take itself seriously. It's good, dumb fun with guns. Graphically everything is modeled and texutred way above the price point, levels are full of detail and stylised with a few flourishes here and there.

Gameplay, with the addition of the few other mechanics mentioned above, is as you'd expect. You move through the levels on a set path, enemies coming at you or popping up from behind scenery. At times you can rack up bonuses by meeting certain 'mini-game' criteria such as getting headshots only for a group of targets. If you don't like on-rails shooters this won't convince you otherwise. If you're indifferent or a fan I'd say give this a purchase.

Downsides? There's always some I guess. I'd have to criticise the deafening startup logos. Yeah, petty, but DAMN! why so loud? If you're easily offended I'd suggest Church or a local support group instead, consider this a trigger warning. Legitimately I'd say the reload (R.Mouse) and weapon switch (dbl click R.Mouse) can be a bit clunky, especially as some weapons require you to hold the right mouse button down to reload. Sometimes the levels are also a bit too cluttered resulting in it being hard to see what you're shooting at. It's also of course an on-rail shooter, that means limited replayability unless you enjoy chasing scores and stats.

In summation. Get this, it's polished, funny, stupid, entertaining and well put together. Well worth it at full price, an instant purchase if discounted.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
Blue Estate is a solid exemplar of the near-dead Rail Shooter genre. While it features all it needs to, it doesn't make an effort to add anything too innovative to the genre.

One of the game's first victims is political correctness. The game's writing is sexist, racist and full of outdated stereotypes. If you have an issue with this, consider yourself warned. If not, you are in for a great ride. Although the humour can be a bit hit-and-miss at times. The game also rarely gives you more time between jokes than you need to shoot the enemies, which can feel a bit irritating and shoe-horned in. The lines are delivered by fitting voice actors who all do a great job at bringing the characters to life. Anyway, the general quality is pretty impressive for the price tag.

The game sports two modes in three difficulties. The Story mode is rather short with up to three hours maximum and can be played either solo or in local Co-Op with shared life bar. Finishing one of the seven missions will unlock the Arcade variant of the level, in which you race against the clock, prolonging the countdown with kills while raking up highscores. After around 5 hours you should have seen everything there is. Which leaves you either going after the various achievements or competing on the leaderboards if you want more.

If you are looking for some quick mindless fun, don't look any further. Especially if the game is on discount. But if you are looking for some meaty experience with a deep epic story, you won't find it here.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
If you love shooting stereotypes and saying "BRO" a lot, this is for you.

The gameplay had its moments but it does get repetitive and the story was dull.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
Fantastic game. If you're into on-rails shooters, snarky caricature casts, and over-the-top wacky humor, give it a shot. It ends on a cliffhanger and gets a little repetitive after a while, but the 2 player mode, multiple difficulties, and huge amount of high score potential mean that you'll have a good time replaying levels if you're into chasing spots on leaderboards.

It's an absolute shame that sites like IGN and Gamespot speak so foul of the game. It's all just virtue signalling, really. They should keep their ♥♥♥♥♥♥ identity politics out of video games.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
For a rail shooter this has the Worst CROSSHAIR ever, Why? coz when your crosshair is over the enemy its turns red and it slightly spins clockwise about a quarter spin and that makes it even harder to snipe enemies in the head especially the farthest targets

why didnt you guys made it a static crosshair? you hadta make it animated crosshair just to torture us? well that was fun,thanks???(FRIGGIN' FIX THIS)

oh by the way this game has no DLC, where didya guys hide it?
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
88 of 95 people (93%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 6, 2015
Here's the recipe. You take:
  • House of the Dead rail shooter-style gameplay;
  • the protagonist with Shadow Warrior's Lo Wang sense of humor;
  • asian-themed jokes, also from Shadow Warrior (also italian-themed, not from SW);
  • tons and tons of stupid criminal mooks from Max Payne;
  • a script full of criminal shenanigans with GTA levels of insanity (also think Guy Ritchie);
  • a dash of obscure satirical humor from South Park.
Okay, now mix carefully, add cool graphic design and generic, but not annoying background music, plus nice score breakdown at the end of each level, adding to replayability....
If you done everything right, you'll get Blue Estate in all its glory.

I've said enough. This is a damn fine game. I recommend you to pick it up (better on sale, tho).
And do not forget to praise the Hua.
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78 of 82 people (95%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Recommended
15.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 12
Pros
+ Tight controls
+ Great voice acting / soundtrack
+ Interesting and funny story
+ Solid visuals & animations
+ Grindhouse aesthetic, if your into that.
+ Local co-op play
+ Great rail shooters are hard to find

Cons
- Story could be a bit longer

Verdict
Its a nice little game with high replayability,best played with a friend its a blast 7.5/10
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51 of 60 people (85%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 30, 2015
TL:DR? See Conclusion

NOTE: WARNING
This is not a game for those who are easily offended. The game describes itself as “black-humored”, aka 'dark comedy', therefore, it will make light of subject matters usually considered taboo and controversial.

INTRODUCTION:
Blue Estate 'The Game' is a first-person rail shooter developed and published by 'HESAW' which serves as the prologue to a comic book series of the same title. The game features a rail-based shooting mechanic with a story that revolves around black humor, mindless violence, and goofy comic dialogues.

The game places you in the shoes of Tony Luciano, the son of a big time Italian-American mafia Don. The game also lets you play as Clarence, a former Navy Seal turned hitman for the Luciano family that cleans up after Tony's messes.

PROS:
+ Good graphics with a nice comic book art-style
+ Free comic download that supplements the story
+ Great humor and witty dialogue however...(See CON #3)
+ Voice acting is really good with excellent delivery
+ Very good sound effects
+ Pop culture references and Easter-eggs add to the humor
+ Arcade mode and challenges extends game-time...because (See CON #1)
+ Co-op gameplay
+ Supports multiple input devices (Kb&M, Gamepads, and Leap Motion, possibly even Light Gun, though I've never tried it)

CONS:
- The story is very short...however (See PRO #7)
- Aim assist cannot be turned off even at the highest difficulty (Patched)
- The dark humor may not appeal to everyone

NEUTRAL:
-/+ The gameplay mechanics of rail shooters didn't really change since the good-ol'-days, however, this game does try to spice things up with some mini-challenges here and there.

CONCLUSION:
SURPRISINGLY GOOD for a rail shooter and is a perfect party game if you have a Steam Machine or Living Room PC. Though some people believe that the genre is from a by-gone age, I think that it just needs a proper subject matter and premise to breathe it new life.

Blue Estate ‘The Game’ is a great example on how to make the rail shooter genre relevant in our modern gaming age. Featuring black (dark) humor with interesting characters and a 'more-or-less' over the top plot, it makes for a good 'B Movie-esque' experience that is both fun and enjoyable.

Priced at a fairly reasonable $12.99 price tag (or your regional equivalent), the game is well worth your attention if you are looking for a casual, arcade, and comical first-person action game. It doesn't take itself seriously and it brings back the fun and excitement of classical arcade games such as Time Crisis and House of the Dead. I highly recommend this at FULL PRICE and is a no-brainer during a SALE.

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52 of 62 people (84%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 9, 2015
I was really happy to see a game on Steam that support the Leap Motion Controller. So I couldn't help myself and immediately bought it. Are there even more, or is this the only one? If anyone knows more LM games on Steam, please tell me. Well, this is my opinion after playing a bit:

Wow, I am honestly impressed. For everyone who has a Leap Motion Controller: go now and buy this game! It surprises me how well this works. You control everything - shooting, switching weapons, picking up items, punching guys - with a single finger. The gesture controls are simple, but really well designed and just work. You don't even have to be that accurate when swiping to bounce back a grenade or something. You really do what you want to do in 99% of all cases. With a single finger. The only exception is taking cover, which needs you to open your hand - and also works flawlessly.

As i said, this is a must-buy for all Leap Motion Controller owners. And for everybody else, this might also be some fun, since the game itself isn't too bad either. Question is, are you even interested in a rail-shooter, if you have to control it with your mouse? For many gamers the answer will be no, I guess. See it like this: at least it's way cheaper than ♥♥♥♥ing Rambo, way funnier, and just way better. So if you are even remotely interested in a rail-shooter, this is the better choice of the two. Without a question.

I don't have a lightgun, so I obviously can't say anything about that. But seeing how well they implemented the LM Controller, I just can't imagine that they ♥♥♥♥ed up the lightgun controls. ^^
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48 of 56 people (86%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 8, 2015
Probably one of the best rail shooters I have ever played to be honest. This game first off is worth its full price. The story, voice acting and writing is awesome. The music is great. The graphics and mechanics are tremendous and the overall gameplay and game itself is outstanding. This game is fuqing AWESOME. 9/10
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