Inspired by Ikaruga, Raiden, and Radiant Silvergun, Saviors brings the best bullet hell experience you can find on Steam. Play through 18 challenging stages in this ultimate test of tactics and reflexes.
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Very Positive (28 reviews) - 89% of the 28 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Release Date: May 6, 2016

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About This Game

The team at Sharpened Edge studios have spent years studying the greats: Ikaruga, Raiden, and Radiant Silvergun, and more, to figure out their mechanics, difficulty balance, and challenge. The result of their work is Saviors: the ultimate bullet hell co-op experience.

After aliens conquer earth, you’re humanity’s one last hope for survival. Customize your ship and wage war through 18 huge levels.

Key Features

  • Survival Mode – one life to live. How far can you go?
  • Fun and original 2 player co-op game mode. Players have different weapons and roles and need to work together to succeed
  • Full 3d engine, with real life particle physics and weapon ballistics.
  • Online leaderboards with downloadable replays
  • 100 different Steam achievements

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 10
    • Processor: 1.8 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS or Intel HD 3000
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 550 MB available space
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
19.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 12
Decent Shooter game,
Simply blows everything up in the chaos.
Much varieties of fittings for shooting styles.

The characters portrait looks hideous.

The harder difficulties are too difficult for my standard.

Majority of the Achievements are unreachable.



Recommend only if its on offer or with a coupon.



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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
115 of 149 people (77%) found this review helpful
56 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: July 20, 2015
This game will bring you back to the 90's ✈ The golden age of Scrolling Shooters game ✈
only 0.19$ to own a ticket to go back our childhood, not bad, not bad at all.
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29 of 34 people (85%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.1 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: July 23, 2015
This game is good.
This game is good!
This game is good?

Yep. Saviors, the 19 cent 2D shootemup, is good. I was not expecting this. No really, I was looking forward to tearing this game to pieces. Unfortunately for me, the only worthy complaint is the terrible character-models and bland art-direction. Once I actually played the game, it all came together quite nicely. This is a legitimately decent indie shooter.

Humanity is doomed AGAIN, or maybe they're not doomed, or maybe I don't care. This threadbare and easily ignorable plot sets up 15 stages of shooting action. For an arcade 2D shooter, that's quite a lot. Thankfully, these stages are well-paced, with only 5 of them having real boss-fights. Furthermore, your first experience with this game is liable to be the story mode, where the large number of stages seems a bit more sensible.

In story mode, you're given the choice of three pilots, each with their own ship. As you play through the stages, you'll gather experience, which leads to level-up perks. Also, in-between stages you can decide on primary, secondary, and side weapons. There's an interesting amount of strategy, that's tempered by good old-fashioned reflexes. The better you do, the higher your score, which also ties into your experience. The level of difficulty can also be changed, just in case things get too easy or too difficult. The other modes remove the stage to stage decision-making. Instead you're given a choice between various ships and weapon-systems. All you have to do is select the setup that suits your play-style.

With Saviors, unlike most shooters, you always have an idea of what's approaching. There are constant indicators for every enemy ship, so you can focus on either destroying them immediately, or let them stay on-screen for a bit, so you can maintain your chain combo. Each ship has their own arsenal and pattern. As you progress you'll face newer ships in greater numbers. Another aspect that is unlike most shooters is the fact that you get a shield. Obviously it's not something to be relied upon, but it comes in handy for those stray shots. The boss-fights tend to be bullet-hell affairs. All you really have to do is hang back, fire away, and dodge for seemingly an eternity. For most players, the normal difficulty provides a sufficient challenge.

Saviors has a good "flow" to it. There are new dangers or problems to deal with in every stage, but nothing too absurd that it changes the nature of the game. The mechanics are also fairly solid, none of the damage you'll take will feel cheap. Although, sometimes the game can get a little too busy with the explosions. On the bright side, this tends to happen during "break" mode, where enemies and their projectiles explode frequently. It's very satisfying, though sometimes tough to control.

As far as other complaints go, I think bosses tend to take a little too long. Their last sliver of energy takes forever to drain away, even if I unload all of my limited secondary weapons on it. Each ship also has their own speed setting. While it's nice to have a faster ship for reaching enemies quickly; more often than not, I'd rather have slow-movement for those waves of bullets I need to dodge. Otherwise it's mostly nitpicks, like some perks not being very useful.

Saviors is a very nice surprise. It has solid mechanics, a decent amount of variety, enough replay-value to last, and it will likely cost you a penny or two after selling the cards. It just might be worth your time.
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24 of 27 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: January 2
At first glance the game looks like something made in 1995 and upscaled to HD. The price is also suspiciously low. But don't let that fool you, because Star Staviors is a surprisingly decent and well made indie shmup, with a lot to offer.

The game is clearly inspired by some of the more popular titles in the genre, in a good way. It is simple and easy to get into, yet offers numerous game modes, difficulties, ship types and weapons to choose from. From what I've played on normal it seems fair, and the controls are responsive enough. The challenge is there, the shooting is enjoyable, and numerous achievements and modes encourage multiple playthroughs.

The game surely is not perfect and could have been improved in some areas, but as a whole it is really good. Simply put, I've had a lot of fun with with it. More so than with many other shmups, that are way more expensive and more hyped up. Great and catchy soundtrack also certainly adds a lot to the overall enjoyment.
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35 of 47 people (74%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.6 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: July 20, 2015
Pros:
This game is very enjoyable and will bring a couple hours of fun (It varies on the difficulty chosen)

Cons:
+No actual online Co-Op, only Local (EDIT : Since this review has been posted, it has been changed to local co-op, which makes me smile, ty devs :D)
+Some of the visuals, especially the avatars, look awful and would've looked better in 2D
+The game isn't actually that long, and not that much replayability

Diagnosis - Get it on a sale (at .19c, it was a steal), but if you have the money it might be worth it if you're into bullet hell shooters.
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42 of 62 people (68%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: January 14, 2015
SAVIORS
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Saviors is a Space Shoot’Em up. Graphically the game is mediocre and to be honest should have look better in my opinion. Saying this, this game is extremely fun to play and offer several levels of difficulties from easy to insane and different modes of play.

In the story line, you can change the primary, side and secondary weapons and upgrade you spaceship too at the end of each level.

In terms of the soundtracks, it is ok.

If you are looking for a fun space Shoot’Em up, this game is great fun.

Positives:
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- Fun to play
- Several modes
- Plenty of achievements
- Trading cards

Negatives:
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- Average graphics

Overall, I enjoyed it.

7/10

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20 of 25 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 21, 2015
I entered this game expecting a generic, bad shoot'em'up, and what I got was insane, pure madness!! It's amazing, sure it does need better graphics but the gameplay is amazing and the soundtrack oh.... those tunes..

I got it on a discount but it's definitely worth full price, and while here get the Soundtrack too, it's amazing and much better than those crappy tunes you get on iTunes for $0.99!
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23 of 31 people (74%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: December 2, 2014
The CG avatars are bad. Even the animation. Why would they go that route when 2D animation would have served the same function and looked way better?

I guess it doesn't matter when your game is just genuinely fun. Distilled Bullet-Hell Shmup. You can check out my Let's Play here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVzNeVK_JRU

Things I love in shmups. Power-ups and Bosses. Refreshingly, the power-ups you choose don't stay anchored to you. You're free to mix it up before any level. You earn new power-ups by performing better in the level via score and score multipliers.

It's a pretty simple formula. If you do well, fun++.

I only went against a few bosses, but they all had their own patterns that required to be learned.

It's very easy to recommend Saviors if you like Shmups / Bullet-Hells.
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: August 30, 2015
A very fun bullet-hell shooter. Excellent hit detection (which is crucial to these games) and a great assortment of upgrades available. I do wish they had went with static images instead of the 3D heads though. Good soundtrack as well.
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31 of 52 people (60%) found this review helpful
34 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: November 27, 2015
1. Bought game at low price
2.Didn't expect much but was suprised
3.Wasen't paying attention so became a female protagonist
4.Found that I was great at the game
5.Beat every level at 1% hull ramaining like a pro
6.Was on around the 6th level slaughtering them like they were paper
7.Almost done, everyone was killed on the screen
8.Died the first time
9.I screamed
10. I had ran into the tree (apparently it is not part of the background)

11/10 Would die to the trees again
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Ron
1.8 hrs
Posted: September 21
I'm amazed how this game could have more positive reviews than negative ones, there are many good games that got more negative reviews than this and are really good games, i think many people like to troll people in their reviews instead that write the truth....
I have played much better games 30 years ago with Commodore 64 than this piece of crap, this is absolutely garbage, not even worth as a gift from a friend, absolutely terrible.

My Final Score is

1 /100
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SUPREME
4.1 hrs
Pre-Release Review
Posted: September 20
Highly recommended! :)
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Shotgun Boy
0.3 hrs
Posted: September 18
Product received for free
good if you like bullet hells

ugly character models/10
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odin
2.0 hrs
Posted: September 12
I Was not expecting to like this game so much ... but it's fantastic. "Bullet Hell" was never a more appropriate description. Really fun to play!
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Soft Core Sheriff
2.2 hrs
Posted: September 10
This game is wonderful and has lots of replay value becuase of multipul ending and a BADASS soundtrack
the character models are a little weird but trust me once you get to know the characters
they will absolutley grow on you
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knight_of_diamond_77
4.6 hrs
Posted: September 9
A good game for the price. Instead of bombs, the player has some shield and armor. As the stages go, the player will get many kinds of main and sub weapon and optional weapons.
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The Gagaman
3.6 hrs
Posted: September 6
Really pleasantly surprised by this low budget indie shmup. Plays really nicely, has a lot of variety in the choice of weapons and upgrades as you progress and seems to be packed with content. Some pretty funky tunes in there too. If you can ignore the erm...let's just say presentation of the story mode (namely those character portraits, yeesh) you will find a deep and enjoyable shooter that is also pretty challenging yet satisfying. Absolutely worth a go considering it's being given away for pocket change.
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niviv
1.7 hrs
Posted: September 6
Pros :
Cool background music selection

Cons :
Doesn't support native tate/vertical screen
Some ships impossible to use in laser stage, too slow to reach it.
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iplayvideogamesleet
4.2 hrs
Posted: September 2
fun if u get it on sale worth it
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