CAN YOU SAVE THE SCIENTISTS ON APOXUS PRIME? PixelJunk™ Shooter Ultimate is a twin-stick shooter with equal elements of action and puzzle solving.
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Positive (38 reviews) - 84% of the 38 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 21, 2015

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January 11

HOTFIX 1.01

Release Notes 08/01/2016.

Hi guys, thank you all for your feedback and support for PixelJunk Shooter Ultimate. We plan to continue our support for PJSU in the future and with that on the 8th of January we pushed out a quick Hotfix to rectify an issue before we begin, please see notes below.

Changes

  • Debug Code - We discovered we accidentally left in a debug code to clear Achievements by pressing F9, this was for testing purposes and accidentally left in the retail version of the game. (Oops.)

    Our apologies to everyone for this inconvenience.


Known Issues
  • Audio Stopping/Music Skipping.


Thank you all once again, if you have any other suggestions or general questions feel free to contact me via Twitter @D11_Darquette or send an email to; support@double11.com.


D.Arquette
Community Experience and QA Tester

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Reviews

“PixelJunk Shooter Ultimate is finely crafted with subtle complexities and craftsmanship, and it is now on PC.”
9/10 – GAMESKINNY

“Every inch of every level looks and plays beautifully”
9/10 – PC Gaming Enthusiast

About This Game

CAN YOU SAVE THE SCIENTISTS ON APOXUS PRIME?

PixelJunk™ Shooter Ultimate is a twin-stick shooter with equal elements of action and puzzle solving.

Saving scientists and uncovering the mysteries of an ill-fated research trip requires you to study and manipulate your environment! Blast through rock, grapple huge blocks of ice, detonate explosive gas or unleash torrents of water, lava, magnetic oil and even corrosive stomach acid onto unsuspecting enemies! All powered by an advanced dynamic fluid simulation.

  • Enjoy PixelJunk™ Shooter and Shooter 2 in a seamless campaign stretching across 150 levels
  • Carry across your progress from PixelJunk™ Shooter and jump straight in where you left off.
  • Brand new UI, enhanced environmental lighting, reimagined VFX and vivid fluids.
  • Fly the campaign solo or alongside a friend in local co-op
  • Take on the world in the chaotic Online Battle mode.
  • Prove you've got what it takes and rise to the top of the Global Rankings
  • Play in both the “Classic” Shooter art style and the brand new “Ultimate” style.
  • Capture your most epic moments with the new Photo Mode.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 / 8 / 10 32 bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 CPU 760 @ 2.80GHz / AMD Phenom II X6 1035T Processor @ 2.6GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 470 / AMD Radeon HD 6770
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 475 MB available space
    • Sound Card: XAudio 2-Compatible Sound Card
    • Additional Notes: Recommended Graphical Settings: Low / Classic Art Style - Only XInput Controllers are supported --- Please Note: A DirectX 10.1 compatible Graphics Card is required! ---
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 / 8 / 10 64 bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 CPU 760 @ 2.80GHz / AMD Phenom II X6 1035T Processor @ 2.6GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 650 / Radeon HD 7850
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 475 MB available space
    • Sound Card: XAudio 2-Compatible Sound Card
    • Additional Notes: Recommended Graphical Settings: High / Ultimate Art Style - Only XInput Controllers are supported
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Overall:
Positive (38 reviews)
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j0ny_brav0
( 10.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 16
A Good Game.
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Spooky-Ghost
( 9.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 7
I 100% completed the game on PS3 and now I can play the sequel too. Shooter is one of my favourite indie games of all time and this is just more of that. You can switch between the original paper cut out style or the newer slightly more 3d looking one. Great visuals, satisfying controls and level design that will keep you replaying over and over.
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Wozzzaaa
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
For some reason, pouring water onto lava in this game is like popping bubble-wrap. This was pretty much the only game I missed after selling my PS3 years ago, so was happy to find it on Steam. Gorgeous art style & music, polished controls, and the gameplay starts off at a relaxed pace then gets very challenging and inventive later on. A hidden gem! :D
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Vitek R
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: February 6
Completely broken import from the original game, developer has no interest in fixing it. I have no desire to play right back through the areas I just completed in the original game. Pointless purchase, maybe some day I will feel the urge the replay the original stages but probably not. Would most certainly not reccommend this unless you have NEVER played the original.
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randolf
( 4.4 hrs on record )
Posted: January 13
Jan '16: Devs are putting in more work ++rep

There's not much competition in the junk-shooting genre - maybe What's Under Your Blanket - so if you've seen a few seconds of gameplay you'll know if this suits you and whomever is on your couch, or not.
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Asatruer
( 25.5 hrs on record )
Posted: January 11
Just like PixelJunk™ Shooter (not Ultimate) This is a great 2d twin stick shooter with fun fluid dynamics puzzles involving the interactions of various hazardous environments. The story is a bit simplistic with exposition delivered via text if you rescue the right people. Gameplay is fun and easy to learn and playable in small casual spurts.

Ultimate includes the first three chapters of Shooter, and can grab the progress from the original release if you happen to have bought Shooter first. New chapters add in some fun new tricks and tools to continue to fun of the original release.
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CallumGames1
( 19.0 hrs on record )
Posted: January 9
10/10.
It can't get any better.
Buy it.
Now.
Full controller support.
HD graphics(MAX 1080p).
.....Slimy stuff.....eww.....
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Christoph
( 19.7 hrs on record )
Posted: January 3
More Shooter! I seriously love this game. So glad that we finally get all the levels from one and two on PC. What's disappointing is the performance. The original Pixel Junk Shooter ran fine on my bare-bones HTPC with integrated graphics. This one lags. The extra eye candy wasn't really needed and just slows things down. So I'd recommend the game, but with the performance caveat.

Update: So I ended up putting a spare discreet card in my HTPC, and the game still chugs a bit on the "ultimate" graphics. But with the old style, classic graphics, it's perfectly smooth now. Which tells me that the simulation was probably limited by my HTPC cpu as well. In any case, I think the game plays and looks better in classic mode anyway. The new graphics make it harder to see what's going on.
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whitebandit
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: January 2
Come on... Netcode but no online Co-Op? Ill change this when we can play online Campaign
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Kap'n No-beard
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: January 2
I'll be happy to change my review to positive when they add online co-op.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
19 of 20 people (95%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 16, 2015
One of the best casual twinstick shooter/puzzle games on steam imo. Worthy upgrade to the original as it combines all the levels from 1 + 2 and completely overhauls the visuals. Already played it to death on vita, has me hooked all over again.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGuK6C8KjR8
Focus of the game is adventure mode and gameplay is simple, each level broken into several segments which contain scientists that much be rescued, hidden ores to collect and enemies that must be killed, avoided or possibly used to solve puzzles. Puzzles are heavily focused on physics, generally involving liquids that visually are some of the best you will see in a 2d game. Game does support co-op play but unfortunately it's local only, battle mode is provided for online play, though player numbers are low.

Beautiful graphics which provided options to help on a range of systems. Screen resolutions of 4k+, toggles for dustclouds/filmgrain/anti-aliasing and the ability to use either 'classic' or the new and improved 'ultimate' style visuals. Gamepad would be suggested though keyboard is manageable and controls could all be remapped to personal preference. One welcomed feature is being able to play the game locally using a combination of both.

Over 150+ levels, global scoreboards and the previously mentioned battle and co-op modes. Pixeljunk Ultimate provides a fair bit of content for the price. Couple that with a chill soundtrack, responsive controls, lovely presentation and we have a winner. Personally I find the game relaxing though it's more a matter playstyle, still rewards those seeking more of a challenge. Easily recommended for people unfamiliar with the series as it's the best and most complete starting point. For anyone else it's worth a look at, don't hesitate when it's on sale. Cheers folks.

Copy was provided by dev, doesn't change my thoughts
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 23, 2015
They fixed the DirectX 10.1 issue and now I can play the game. This is a great product, it's PixelJunk Shooter 1 and 2 in one package with updated graphics and 60fps! It's cheap and fun and totally worth buying if you enjoy physics-based games.

The only issue is the lack of online coop. That would have been amazingly fun, but oh well.
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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 22, 2015
Played this game on PS3 and it was awesome, now with the graphics upgrade it's even more awesome! Great art style, catchy music and sweet physics puzzles, only down side is not enough people playing online. Definitely recommend you pick this one up!
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 28, 2015
This is an amazing physics liquid based action puzzle game. Own it on 3 systems because it is just that damned great. If playing with liquids and gasses is your thing, while you dodge bullets, save people, and find an intreresting story being told, this is your jam.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 10, 2015
Totally recommend. Especially with a controller.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 14, 2015
A true hidden gem, this has everything. Unique graphic style, buttery smooth controls, great level design, shooting, explosions, physic based puzzles, fluid simulation, an endless array of elements, bosses, hidden things to collect...
Even the music is awesome. Try this game, you'll love it.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2015
Excellent, and has a fantastic soundtrack. Worth the asking price easily. Something of a shooter/puzzle game mashup, and includes all the levels from 1&2.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 24, 2015
A very nice twin stick shooter with good character momentum and level variety.
The highlight of the game is definitely it's fun and satisfying fluid dynamics which it let's you play with a whole bunch as the game progresses.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 25, 2015
"PixelJunk Shooter is a twin-stick shooter/puzzle game with some neat liquid physics. I found it very reminiscent of indie puzzle platformers, only based on a twin-stick shooter engine instead of, well, a platformer engine, with some tricky levels and fun boss fights at the end of each of the three chapters.

The only real drawbacks are that it's a bit on the short side and, when it comes to finding all of the treasures and secret areas, the game often turns into Pixel♥♥♥♥♥ Shooter, with you needing to flail your grapple around in corners, destroy all the soft rock in large levels, and try pushing your ship into all of the dead ends in order to get 100% completion. That's... not quite as entertaining as actually playing the game for progression.

Still, it ends up a solid enough game to earn my recommendation."

That's what I said about the original PixelJunk Shooter. Ultimate is twice as long, significantly better-looking, and significantly harder, with the new stages picking up both in story and difficulty where the first game left off and continuing to add new and interesting gimmicks with each set of levels. (Unfortunately, one of those, the Hungry Suit, felt terrible to me. It replaces your controls with very awkward square-based movement and block pushing, in a game not really built for it. Thankfully, it's never used again after chapter 4.)

I would recommend it to people who liked the first game, as long as they weren't having too much difficulty with it, and especially so to people who haven't played either, since it's a solid 10-hour game just to complete it, likely with several more hours of content for people who like poking in corners for all of the treasures, which is now required to unlock the true final level. Unfortunately, that's not me - I felt the treasure-poking was tedious in the original, and with the significantly harder levels, I'm very uninterested in trying to get the 26 I missed. If you're a completionist, you should probably keep that in mind before choosing to play this.

Even with that caveat, though, it's a solid game and gets a thumbs-up from me.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 29, 2015
so glad i bough this game... such a fun game with great music. i also have it for ps4 but you really cant go wrong playing it on steam and its a better version than the ps4 version because of the extra graphical updates etc.
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