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 (1,393 reviews) - 79% of the 1,393 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Mostly Positive (27,169 reviews) - 75% of the 27,169 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 2015

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June 29

Three for Free Week

Logging in just got a damn sight sweeter around here...

For the next 8 days, three juicy drops will hit your Barracks just for opening up the game.

Check out the exact times below to make sure you don't miss a drop, and enjoy the week!

'Tested' Operative Case Giveaway
  • London (BST, UTC+1): 18:00 Wednesday, June 29 - 18:00 Friday, July 1
  • Los Angeles (PDT, UTC-7): 10:00 AM Wednesday, June 29 - 10:00 AM Friday, July 1
  • Sydney (AEST, UTC+10): 3:00 AM Thursday, June 30 - 3:00 AM Saturday, July 2

Case contains a Gold Loadout Card for Aura or Skyhammer.

Arsenal Crate Giveaway
  • London (BST, UTC+1): 18:00 Friday, July 1 - 18:00 Monday, July 4
  • Los Angeles (PDT, UTC-7): 10:00 AM Friday, July 1 - 10:00 AM Monday, July 4
  • Sydney (AEST, UTC+10): 3:00 AM Saturday, July 2 - 3:00 AM Tuesday, July 5

Crate contains one of several high-value items.

Combined Expert Case Giveaway
  • London (BST, UTC+1): 18:00 Monday, July 4 - 18:00 Thursday, July 7
  • Los Angeles (PDT, UTC-7): 10:00 AM Monday, July 4 - 10:00 AM Thursday, July 7
  • Sydney (AEST, UTC+10): 3:00 AM Tuesday, July 5 - 3:00 AM Friday, July 8

Case contains a Loadout Card in Bronze or higher for a single Merc.

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June 23

50% Off New Fire & Light Pack

Set the world on fire, heal your teammates, and save big! From now through the 4th of July, you can pick up the new Fire & Light Pack at half price in the Steam Summer Sale, for $7.49 (or local equivalent) from our Steam Store, netting you the following:

  • Two Mercs – Permanently unlock Stoker and Sparks.
    • Stoker – As alarming as he is eloquent, Stoker uses his Molotov Grenades to set the ground ablaze, incinerating his foes and locking down critical chokepoints.
    • Sparks – A brilliant doctor who uses her prototype REVIVR rifle to both heal AND harm: Reviving teammates from afar, or zapping her enemies with a few thousand volts.
  • 3 Hour Credit Booster – Double your Base-Fee of Credits earned for 3 hours of pure in-match gameplay.
  • 1 Fire & Light Case – This case contains a Bronze, Silver, Gold or Cobalt Loadout Card for either Stoker or Sparks.
Sale Duration
  • London (BST, UTC+1): 18:00 Thursday, June 23 - 18:00 Monday, July 4
  • Los Angeles (PDT, UTC-7): 10:00 AM Thursday, June 23 - 10:00 AM Monday, July 4
  • Sydney (AEST, UTC+10): 3:00 AM Saturday, June 24 - 3:00 AM Tuesday, July 5

Limit 1 Fire & Light Pack Per Account. Packs Are Not Transferable. This Pack is Only Available in Supported Regions.

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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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Mostly Positive (1,393 reviews)
Mostly Positive (27,169 reviews)
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( 273.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
I adore this game. I feel saddened that with the new release of overwatch there feels like a lack of playerbase in dirty bomb. Don't get me wrong, it still has plenty of people playing but there used to be way more people that played. It sucks because this game is great, and it really is a gem. Not only is it free, but you get free cases and items just for playing. You also earn in game currency to buy new characters as well, it's incredible fun. It's objective based, like overwatch and there are many different types of characters that can do different things like: heal, put down turrets, call in air strikes, and etc. If you are thinking about giving this game a go you definitely should, it's free and it really is fun. It's only in beta so i'm hoping by the time it releases its playerbase will go up even more because it deserves a shot. The devs are very involved in the community and they are constantly releasing updates and patches, and there are events all the time where they give out free cases just for logging in and custom loadout cards. Aside from some bugs there aren't really any bad things about the game that i've noticed. Give it a try, and if you like it, invite your friends. I'd like to see this game become really popular.
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( 170.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
Best F2P FPS on Steam. Fun and fast paced, basically a Call of Strikefortress with some parkour elements.
Lots of playable merc characters, multiple types like medic, fire support, objective specialist etc.

And finally, not P2W - you can easily obtain any loadout or merc after some playing.
2 mercs are available for everyone and plus 3 free ones that will change every 2 weeks.
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( 4.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
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( 54.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
What sets Dirty Bomb from other competitive shooters out there:
- Dynamic Class Based Gameplay
- Fun and (sorta) Dynamic Gameplay

The Good F2P Model:
- Rewards you for playing everyday
- Provides free mercenaries (classes) to try out each week
- Free rewards given almost every month (Upgraded crates and etc)
- The bronze card is the best card in every class and the higher tiers are simply skins
- Payment comes from purchase of cases, crates, merc unlocks and loadout card purchases
- Handsome payout of In-Game Credits every game (Not Real Currency)

My thoughts:
Dirty Bomb is a fantastic F2P Shooter that focuses on team-based and objective gameplay mechanics. Every mercenary (class) has a role to play except maybe the snipers (Vasilli and Aimee) whom in the wrong hands can sway a team's victory. The gameplay elements make it such that every game, there will be different experieces if your team chooses to do things differently. Objectives give each team a purpose and they will still focus on getting the objectives done. I would even go as far as to say this is a FREE version of overwatch. I often play dirty bomb just to improve my reaction times, quick reflexes and thinking.

Should you get it?
Yes of course if you have experience playing FPS shooters. It is free and if you don't have games like R6S or Overwatch and have no money, this is probably a great game to play with till you get money to spend on those games or end up splashing cash over here.

Personal Rating:
9/10 - Vassili is best merc in game can confirm kappa
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M Cat
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
Would not start up.
came up with error no matter eaht i did.
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Liam Horrow
( 38.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
turrets ftw!
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( 6.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
Good and free FPS game to kill free time :)
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( 8.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
Awesome game! Free and not a pay-to-win!
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Gnome Child
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
I guess its fun however the game looks like straight ♥♥♥ (on my system at least)

Also the balance is ♥♥♥♥
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Ren Hoek
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Same community as COD if your new or having a bad day the tryhards will be crying and trolling
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
156 of 186 people (84%) found this review helpful
149 people found this review funny
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
-Launched Game
-Played Game
-Had fun
-Got crate
-Opened Crate to find a Silver Skyhammer Card
-Started to play as skyhammer
-Had more fun
-Tryed out air strike
-Didn't realize it could kill me

10/10 would blow self up again
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62 of 71 people (87%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
66.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
Dirty Bomb is one of the best class based competetive team FPS games on the market, and it continues to get better with every update. Do yourself a favor and start playing.
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87 of 110 people (79%) found this review helpful
195 people found this review funny
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
why dont they just clean the bomb?

is so simple
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65 of 96 people (68%) found this review helpful
34 people found this review funny
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
the free version of Overwatch
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45 of 62 people (73%) found this review helpful
32 people found this review funny
23.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
I played it for 2 hours now and i already got a golden idea if thats good or nah

anyways this is the best f2p game ive played gudbye tf2 >:D

*cough* the gurlz are pretty hawt too *cough*

oh and no frickin pay2win just skill2win
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59 of 89 people (66%) found this review helpful
86 people found this review funny
86.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
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28 of 36 people (78%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
37.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
Really cool game with 1 BIG PROBLEM!
There is no autoteambalance (only AFTER a match!)

Team 1 looks like this:

LVL 50
LVL 20
LVL 12
LVL 80

Team 2 looks like this:

LVL 10

You have almost NO CHANCE to win if you're unlucky enough to be in team 2!
You can play as good as you want, if your team sucks, you still lose.

The high-level players already know how to play and do what they are supposed to do.
You end up with 3x level 5 sniper in your attacker-team, camping at your spawn instead of going to the objective!

Or otherwise, if you are on the defender-team, they're rushing away from the objective,
acting like they're in a F*CKING team deathmatch.
I don't get why people are dumb enough to play like this since this is an OBJECTIVE-BASED GAME!!!

You end up dying 20.000.000 times while trying to protect the objective on yourself.
There is a vote system for team shuffle, but actually it's pretty useless.

Reason 1: There are almost NEVER enough votes to shuffle the team!
(Why should you vote to shuffle the teams, if your team is overpowered and winning?)

Reason 2: IF you should be lucky enough to get enough votes, the shuffle system rapes you in your a-s-s!
(The low-level players switch teams, but the high-level ones stay in the same teams or NOTHING HAPPENS!).

If you complain about it, you get spammed with insults and "don't be so salty" & "you just suck!!" comments from b-i-t-c-h-y level 20-80 players.

Don't get me wrong, i love this game, but i see almost no point in playing it until the devs are able to fix these problems by giving us a REAL-AUTO-TEAM-BALANCE-SHUFFLE-BY-RANKS!

I still recommend this game because it CAN be very fun to play.
The idea is very good, the different mercs are awesome and the moving-system is great!
But be warned: Play this game only, if you have STRONG NERVES and a lot of tolerance for VERY STUPID TEAMMATES.

P.S: This is MY opinion!
If you don't like it, you can go and die, i don't give a F*CK about what you think! :P

Please excuse my bad grammar, but english is not my native-language.
If you should find a spelling mistake, you can keep it :)

Thank you for reading this!
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78 of 132 people (59%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1,181.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
A seemingly big issue with DB is that with the persistent bugs, SD has been unable to keep people actually playing this game so even though you as a player are constantly gaining levels your teammates are almost always in the 7 to 15 range which seems to be the drop off point for most people. Creating actual new content that isn't cosmetic seems to be the biggest hurdle for Splash Damage at this point because even though they have created this amazing atmophere for the game, the events and loadouts are absolutely crippled by poorly communicated RNG elements which seems to be EVERYONES biggest gripe with this game, new or old. Unless you like trinkets that you add to your gun that only you can see, then you're out of luck because theres literally nothing else to buy that is worth your money which is kinda silly once you realize this game is soley dependant of monetization and the lack thereof is sealing the games fate.

Something that has always personally bothered me about the developement of DirtyBomb is that they over the past year staggered the release of content that was seen in the closed beta only to be released in a untouched state and then completely redone and nerfed in the the preceeding patch/hotfix. So once the broken characters have sat on the back burner for a couple months the devs respond by making tweaks that literally nobody has asked for (EMP Phantom, seriously???) and nerfing characters that belong to the in-game meta, because ♥♥♥♥, why not? The competitive scene is deader than nu-metal. Instead of making broken mercs play well, they nerf nicely working characters to sit more in line with the broken ones and the same thing goes for card augments. Most changes we have seen this year to the game have been focused entirely on those casual low level players that quit the game @ level 15 which doesn't seem to paint a positive future for DB at all.

I'm writing this review just a few days after the game hits its 1 year anniversary into open beta and frankly the game is not in a good place. Ranked is currently disabled due to a bug in SD's flagship gamemode "Stopwatch" causing teams to draw even though there was a clear winner. Public matches are a unbalanced mess and are usually stomps/obliterations. The game will often stack all the high levels against the low levels for seemingly no reason. The amount of crazy crap going on in game now is amplified, and down right unfun if you're facing the likes of Thunder, Nader, Phantom or the snipers (or any combination of these.) SD has always expressed the importance of the speed factor in DirtyBomb, but characters like Thunder and Phantom directly go against that philosophy. Don't like being flashed and your entire screen going white every 16 seconds? Don't like being killed by some dude that is legit invisible? Well Dirty Bomb is def not the game for you

  • Execution mode is an absolute joke. If SD wants to think of when things started to go downhill, its with the release of this game mode that nearly everyone hates. Execution is nothing more than a glorified deathmatch with a bomb shoehorned in. It is a complete waste of developmenet resources. Go into a match of Execution and 2/3rds of the people there will tell you they're only there to complete their dailies. On paper 'Execution' doesn't work, in practice 'Execution" doesn't work. The individual abilities and mercs strengths & weaknesses simply do not work in this gamemode.

  • Incredibly sluggish user interface that eats up an immense amount of CPU

  • Nexon Game Security: The 'anti-cheat' kicks more legitimate players than it does ones that are actually cheating. I'm not going to blame SD on this one because I'm sure they are contractually obligated to use Nexon's anti cheat but this thing is a heaping pile of garbage. During the ReV event I had to restart my computer before playing DB everytime or I'd get kicked for a game security violation in my first match. Think of how many legitimate players DB has turned away because they couldn't stop getting kicked for not actually cheating? The last dev stream I watched even they got kicked for Game Security Violation on their own game! Oh and if NGS crashes, so will your game

  • Events crippled by miscommunicated RNG elements

  • See-Saw effect of balancing: Changes are made to certain mercs/augments/cards with seemingly no consideration as to how they will affect other characters in the game. For example; Fletcher is completely check-mated by phantom in the current build. There isn't a single character in the game that is as countered as Fletcher is by Phantom which means there is very little reason to play Fletch (my favourite merc) over Bush which is currently superior in every single way. The same thing goes for guns/augments. Certain guns/augments will be in such a bad state for such a long time that you trade out all your cards featuing the weapons/augments only for them to eventually add some balance months down the line but its too late because you've already traded.

  • Gen 2 cards: There are still mostly only 3/9 usuable cards for any given merc

  • Devaluing limited edition items: With the release of gen2 cards, a large percentage of Gen1 (event/cobalt/gold) cards are now worth pennies. "Coalsplitter" trinket, a free trinket that is the combination of two LIMITED EDITION (one cost $5) items given away for free? Seriously?

  • Ranked has never recovered from the hacker spree of Summer 2015 and no matter what SD does to revitalize it, it hasn't worked yet.

  • "Open Beta" : You can't just excuse the stuff I've mentioned above by stating "The game is still in beta!" -- it really isn't, Name one other beta game that has $40 RNG DLC (cards) and has been around as long as DB. The store functions better than any other aspect of the game and in my opinion as soon as you start monetizing your game, you're no longer in beta

Dirty Bomb is my favourite game, I still play it nearly everyday but I can not in good concious recommend it to you in its current state.
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
490.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
This game breaks new ground in terms of unflinching realism by being the first artistic work to really force the audience first to confront the futility, then the absurdity, and ultimately the idiocy, of trying to solve problems by voting.

By allowing players the option of calling their own votes, while faithfully simulating the workings of that political process, this brilliant game takes the player rapidly through the stages of hope, disbelief, frustration, dawning comprehension, and finally despair as they watch others begin struggling through the same lessons, while fruitlessly trying to warn rookies of the forgone failure of their activism. In only a few hundred hours of gaming, one achieves a level of understanding of the emptiness of the democratic process that normally takes decades to achieve.
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30 of 50 people (60%) found this review helpful
46 people found this review funny
46.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
1. Select phantom class
2. Go invisible
3. Noobs dont know where the ♥♥♥♥ you are.
4. Stab every one in the A-hole
5. Smell your katana
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