Work together or die alone! Fight to restore peace to London or tear it down for profit in the most challenging team based shooter around.
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Mostly Positive (617 reviews) - 75% of the 617 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Release Date: Jun 2015

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October 20

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About This Game

Dirty Bomb takes first person shooters back to their purest roots in a fast-paced team game that will challenge even the most competent players. This game won’t hold your hand, in fact it is more likely to kick your teeth in. With no controller support or aim assist, all that lies between you and certain death is player skill and reaction. Work together or die alone in the most challenging team-based FPS.

A string of 'dirty bomb' attacks cripple London, leaving the Central Disaster Authority to restore it. When criminal syndicate Jackal begin disrupting and stealing their technology, the capital is thrown into chaos as mercenaries from across the globe are hired by both sides.

That's where you come in. After all, what’s a little radiation sickness when there’s money to be made?


  • Fast-paced, highly competitive teamplay that takes the shooter back to its purest roots
  • 19 distinct Mercenaries (and growing), each bursting with their own abilities, attributes and expletives
  • Three game-modes:
    • Objective – Battle through parts of the city, completing objectives to reach the finale before time runs out
    • Stopwatch – Objective mode for competitive types, where teams swap sides mid-match to see who's faster
    • Execution - Blow up part of the Containment Shield or take out the other team to win in this round-based search and destroy mode
  • A Free-to-Win progression system, where skill beats money every time. Take down your rich friends and watch 'em weep

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7 (64-bit)
    • Processor: 2.33 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB - GeForce 7800GTX
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Generic Sound Card
    • OS: Windows 7 (64-bit) or better
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Quad Core or better
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB - GeForce 7800GTX or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Generic Sound Card
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
22 of 29 people (76%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
Honestly, this is suprisingly good game to play. One of the best F2P games I have played. Keep in mind that updates tends to change things from time to time.
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15 of 19 people (79%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
129.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
If you are about to try this game, WAIT until the matchmaking arrives. The game itself is good, but without matchmaking 90% of the games are so extremely one-sided, that it isn't even worth to wait for the match end, i'd rather just disconnect and lose all my proggress/credits.

Ranked is great tho, but for some reason nobody plays it, so you have to wait 10+ minutes for a match in peak hours
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
193.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
On first glance, Dirty Bomb looks like yet another p2w Overwatch/ Team fortress clone, but that is not the case at all. In fact the only similarities that they share are that they are class based first person shooters, and that in some maps you need to escort a payload. The game is also not pay to win, but i will talk about that later.


Skill based: Easy to learn, hard to master. The game has a high skill ceiling, and it requires good aim, traget tracking, map knowledge, game sense, and learning how to use the weapons and abilities of each merc. If you are looking for a casual game that doesn't require a lot of skill, this is not the game for you.

Unique map design: Each map has 2-3 primary objectives that the attacking team must complete in order to win. Additionally, each map has secondary objectives that can help help a team to secure the primary objective. For example: blowing up/ repairing a gate that can open/ close a shortcut that leads to the primary objective. As a result, each map plays very differently than the other maps.

Fair business model: The game is not pay to win. The only thing that you cant buy with in-game currency are boosters and better cases (These cases have a better chance of containing a rarer loadout card). Moreover, each merc is not underpowered or overpowered, and the weapons are well balanced. Also, the loadout cards that the players can get only give you different weapons and perks, and from bronze-tier cards and up, the only difference between the cards is that they provide better skins.

Server browser: Even with the game's relatively small playerbase, you can almost always get into a match since the game has a server browser.

No cheaters: A lot of players claim that the game is infested with cheaters, but i played it for almost 200 hours and i only encountered one cheater.


Lack of content: The game has only 6 maps for objective mode and 3 maps for execution mode.
Right now, the devs are focusing on fixing bugs and it may take a while until more content is added to the game. For me its not a problem since i can play the same map for hours on end without getting bored.

The mercs are not cheap, and it can take a long time to get enough money to buy one, but since you get 2 mercs for free, and 3 different mercs are available to try out for free every week, this is not a problem. You can also get more money by completing challenges that reset once every 3 hours.

In conclusion, Dirty Bomb is a very fun, fast paced and challenging game with a fair business model and i think that you should try it out since it is free.
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14 of 20 people (70%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
Trick or Treat Mother ♥♥♥♥er

Best line i've heard ever.

Idk who the voice actor was but Phontom is a ♥♥♥♥in badass savage.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
319.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
FINALLY Splash Damage ironed out Brink and this is the awesome result.

FINALLY Nexon doesn't ♥♥♥♥ up a game it publishes.

FINALLY a free-to-play with no pay-to-win elements.

FINALLY a decent anti-cheat system.

FINALLY good mechanics, models and animations and overall gameplay.

And this game goes completely under the radar. It breaks my heart.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
It is an easy game to play. For an fps person like me, It takes an half to 1 day to fully understand it. I played as a medic this whole time just to learn the game properly (Aura, one of the main Free characters is the easiest to start with). The game mechanism is a lot like Overwatch but with Team Fortress attitudes. What's more that you want from a Free to Play game? To me, It is fantastic.

And about the community, It's a bit disappointed. Some are good, some are unfriendly.

If by any chance (or a glance) you see me in the game, just say Hi or whatever. I'm friendly though :P

To the developers, You're doing great guys, keep it up!
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
67.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 28
Great game.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
this is a good game i recomend this game to everyone!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
I spent well over 1000 hours on Enemy Territory as a teenager and am pleased to have found it's successor doesn't disappoint. I can go rambo-medic, kill 3 enemies with well placed headshots, forget to gib them, die, and see them revived seconds later. I can spend hours trying to time the perfect airstrike killing 5 opponents in a public match with field-ops. I can strive for an insane K/D ratio and high exp or only care about defending the objective and winning a ranked match. There are many more classes and more involved missions than in ET, but the core of the game has remained the same.

While playing I realized the hipster 'hero shooter' genre of late isn't new, they've simply renamed soldiers and medics to Soldier and Mercy or Fragger and Aura or Viktor and Ying - repackaged the same good ideas for the next generation. Overwatch and the like are as much 'DOTA zoomed in' as they're ET with cartoonish graphics, persistent experience points and names instead of classes.

I liked how quick I could find a match and get to playing. The game also seemed to mind my skill level and took me back down a notch after getting owned in a high level game. I liked how most of the weapons 'feel'. I liked the fast pace of the game.

Don't worry, it's nothing like TF2.
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65.0 hrs
Posted: October 24
Fun game but I just wish more people would play.
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12.6 hrs
Posted: October 24
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149.0 hrs
Posted: October 24
This is my favorite F2P shooter. I mainly play the Elimination game mode which hasnt been supported very much and the devs are not very fast working. Definetely worth a try because the gameplay flows really well and is actually a really good competitive game.
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0.3 hrs
Posted: October 24
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Chaos of Destruction
0.4 hrs
Posted: October 24
Played this many years ago when it was in beta stage and it was just absolutely fun, you have your cards for loadouts on abilites, gun cards, and many options this game is a lot of fun:3
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167.1 hrs
Posted: October 24
this game is a total bomb and i love playing it. the mercs are hard to optain, but in my opinion thats the best.
if you try this game you have to try it for a while. You cant just go in and see if you like it lots of my friends did that.
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1.5 hrs
Posted: October 24
Fun game!
And that's what it boils down to, is it fun? Yes. There could definitely be some improvements, and the dev team is actively working on those, it seems.

I would want to see some more optimization, and some more level diversity, but all in all - BRAVO!
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Kylo ☠ Ren ツ
4.5 hrs
Posted: October 24
good game
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[FD] WoozieWolf
152.7 hrs
Posted: October 24
Im skyhammer and this is Dirty Bomb, i work here with my old man, and my son vassili, everyone has a gun, and a price, after 150+ hours one thing i've learned is you never know WHO is going to deliver that EMP charge.

And that was me trying to do a Rick Harrison meme..... in a review.
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81.7 hrs
Posted: October 23
Great fast paced game
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