Join the Galactic Tournament in this fast-paced comical action shooter. Level-up your Hero and unlock an arsenal of weapons. Lay waste to your friends and foes in local, LAN and online multiplayer matches, or hone your skills in single player and custom games.
User reviews:
Overall:
Very Positive (189 reviews) - 89% of the 189 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 9, 2015

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February 25

Square Heroes 1.6 Major Update

Square Heroes 1.6 released in conjunction with the upcoming release of Square Heroes on PlayStation® 4

There are a raft of new features and fixes, so let's get right to it:

NEW FEATURES / CHANGES
  • Cross-platform play with PlayStation® 4 (in addition to Windows, Linux and Mac)
  • Added Japanese language
  • Reduced XP required to level up to higher levels
  • Allow Heroes to have the same name
  • Added location to replay tutorial (near the professor)
  • Kingslayer mode now allows re-spawn if co-op friends still alive
  • Link new Hero to Steam account even after first Create Hero dialog
  • Added UPnP port mapping setting to fix connection issues for some

FIXED
  • Suicide bug when hit an enemy’s projectile with melee
  • Steam Achievements not awarded when language not English
  • Steam overlay on Mac
  • Deathmatch end level detection in net games when host is the last kill
  • Reduced crate pick-up time to mitigate crate synch issues with high latency remotes.
  • Various rare bugs
  • Network error on Windows XP

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Reviews

“Square Heroes is a perfect party game: simple controls, quick to learn, truly pick-up-and-play”
The Sydney Morning Herald

“You can think of the game as nice little mix between Worms and Awesomenauts; you have the weapon variety seen in the many Worms games combined with the fast paced competitiveness you see in games like Awesomenauts.”
8.5 – Leviathyn

About This Game

You are a genetically engineered killing machine with time on your hands. Having fulfilled your original purpose of saving the human race, you now get your kicks taking down all challengers in the Galactic Hero's Tournament.

Hone your skills and level-up your Hero in single player, or skip straight to the main event and challenge your friends in one of the hilarious and frantic online skirmish modes.

KEY FEATURES

  • Designed for multiplayer from the ground up. All maps support six players including bots as desired. Up to four human players can play locally without split screen. What's more, multiple local players can join online matches together, enabling online couch vs couch gaming.

  • Game modes include co-op, free-for-all, and team based options. Hunt for gnomes, survive alien onslaughts and fight to the death in any of the six stylish 2.5D arenas.

  • Choose your weapons at the start of each round and unlock them by collecting loot. Rounds begin with Melee combat and progress through: ranged, heavy, explosive and special item categories. Strategically choose your load-out to defeat your foes!

  • Level-up your Hero and unlock over 30 new weapons including: Grenade Launcher, Sticky Bomb and Chicken. Earn over 30 heroic achievements to unlock stat buffing hats!

  • Controls support gamepads and mouse/keyboard with bindable keys and buttons.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows: XP (SP3), Vista, 7, 8 or 10
    • Processor: Any with 2 or more Cores
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI or NVIDIA with at least 256MB, Intel GMA 950 and above
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 256 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows: XP (SP3), Vista, 7, 8 or 10
    • Processor: Any with 2 or more Cores
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI or NVIDIA with at least 512MB, Intel HD 4000 and above
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or later
    • Processor: Intel Core Duo
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0 with at least 256MB
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 256 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) or later
    • Processor: Any with 2 or more Cores
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0 or later with at least 512MB
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: AMD64 Ubuntu, SteamOS, Linux Mint...
    • Processor: AMD64 with 2 or more Cores
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0 with at least 256MB
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 256 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: AMD64 Ubuntu, SteamOS ...
    • Processor: AMD64 with 2 or more Cores
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0 or later with at least 512MB
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
Customer reviews
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Overall:
Very Positive (189 reviews)
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amrmagdy744
( 10.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 20
Best game ever
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B a l l a g e
( 4.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 11
Awesome game.
The gameplay and the graphic is good for this game. You can be very funny and mad from this game because this game is good. And you can play with other players online not only single player mod.
And you can get trading cards.
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mnl
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 14
Easy to pick up and loads of fun. Multiplayer with friends will have you grinning from ear to ear =]
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BH_m0nkeyno0b
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
meh... jetpack jackаrsеs
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pdrini96
( 14.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 27
Pretty cool!
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Michael97
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 15
It`s like something you would find on an free browser flashgame platform.
Whoever first grinds the best gun wins.
Boring after less than one and a half hour.
pretty dull gameplay with no real variety.
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DCxDemo
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 6
Not particularly bad, just boring.
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[GTribe] snj12341
( 5.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 6
Simple but fun! Really worth the money!
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snarkmageddon
( 8.5 hrs on record )
Posted: March 29
I love that game. Simple, fun, runs with no problem on my not so good laptop and I would be playing online matches non stop if there were more people online to play! More maps and more players and this game would be perfect. There's no pay to win dominating others and no endless lag when things start exploding, only pure shooting fun. So yeah I definately recommend it because it's a great game to play on multiplayer and the more the merrier. ^^
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
Awesome game.
The gameplay and the graphic is good for this game. You can be very funny and mad from this game because this game is good. And you can play with other players online not only single player mod.
And you can get trading cards.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
65 of 77 people (84%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 11, 2015
Square Heroes is a multiplayer focused arena shooter from Australian Developer Gnomic Studios. In Square Heroes you create your owngenetically engineered killing machine that's only goal in life is to kill anything that moves, fight off aliens or even collect gnomes because gnomes are cool.

+Nice cartoony graphics
+Characters, both player and computer are well designed and somewhat remind me of BattleBlock's design
+Quite a few different maps, each in a different environment
+Quite a few different game modes ranging from Team Deathmatch to Gnome Hunt
+Lots of weapons to unlock as you level up
+Lots of character headwear to unlock as you complete achievements, each one has a different buff and debuff that goes with it
+Great AI with different difficulty settings
+Takes a fair few kills to unlock your weapons once in a match which means it's difficult for someone to get miles ahead of everyone else
+Super simple controls
+Bucket loads of fun when playing with friends
+No idea how they achieved this but even when players have a super high ping the gameplay is still super smooth and there's very little lag
+Nice music and sound effects
+Has great local co-op and you can still play online even with four local players
+Has a Achievement Hunter reference, as an AH fan this makes me very happy
+Awesome devs who are super friendly, very active in the forums and fix issues with the game very quickly

+/-The devs have focused on getting the multiplayer right and have neglected the singleplayer portion of the game, if you're looking for MP only then that's great but if you want some good SP too you might be disappointed

-You can't create private matches, kind of annoying if you're trying to play with five friends and a random player joins
-Apart from changing your character's colour and their headwear there's not much in the way of character customisation

Verdict:
8.5

A super fun multiplayer experience with nice cartoony graphics, well designed characters, lots of unlockables and great devs to back it all up. If you're looking for a fun multiplayer experience with friends I strongly suggest you picking this awesome game up!

***This review was written using a key provided by the Developer for review purposes***

El K.
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 21, 2015
At first I was a bit skeptic, but then I joined some friends and played a match with them, and then I played another match with them, and another, and another. That's the best description I'll ever be able to come up with for this game. A game that's meant to be played with friends (surely you've at least one of those).

"I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy. Let's face it, friends make life a lot more fun.

Charles R. Swindoll"


Without any further delay, I present to you my review of Square Heroes.

Gameplay
The player gets to customise a character that will later be used as a personal weapon of mass destruction, or as a punching bag. Not only will that character fight with pride and honor, killing foes and moving up the ranks, it will also gain new weapons and abilities to allow the player to be even better at whacking said foes. Both graphics and soundtrack/sound effects are merely a drop in the ocean of awesomeness that Square Heroes is. I do, however, strongly advice playing it with friends. If you don't have any, I'm sure you can find some on google!
The more you play, the better you'll become, even if it’s only due to better weapons/abilities!

Pros
  • Easy to pick up;
  • Controls are as simple as they come;
  • With each level comes a new weapon/ability, thus keeping the game interesting;
  • Cartoonish graphics, which make smacking your friends a memorable thing;
  • The soundtrack is good and so are the sound effects (whack whack!);
  • Good variety of maps;
  • Very fun multiplayer.

Cons
  • Single player mode lacks some excitement;
  • Could use some more options to customise the character.

Verdict
I'd give it a 8/10 Really fun game to play with friends, you'll surely enjoy whacking their virtual pawns.
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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 4, 2015
Oh dear I love this game, it may looks easy at first but ends up extremely challenging. And if you have friends to play with, it will make the game 10x better.
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 17
very fun game at the right price easy to pick-up and play
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14 of 18 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 11, 2015
**Key for game received for review purposes**

Square Heroes is a funny explosive mess with lots of weapons and hats to collect, there are a few maps and it's really fun to play with friends!

+Lots of weapons
+Lots of collectibles
+Leveling up rewards the player
+Enjoyable with friends
+Looks nice and drawn (in my opinion)
+Is alot of fun to play
+AI is good
+Collect coins ingame to get higher tier weapons
+Simple Controls
+Satisfying kills

-Singleplayer I found pretty boring
-All maps are almost identical exepct for textures
-No way of editing your character exepct for colour
-You can get pooped on easily if you don't collect enough coins at the start of a match and you don't really have a way of recovering

I give this game a fair 6.5/10 it's fun it's action packed and it's the best with friends!
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 3, 2015
This game
is just
AWESOME
it's like tf2
BUT IN CUTE STYLE ;W;
reps:
-SUPER FUN to play
-has hats
-never knew 2d games were still released in 2015
-SUPER FUN to play with friends and family :v
-online mulitplayer
Cons:
-nothing so far, still digging tho
10/10
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21 of 32 people (66%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 10, 2015
This game was reviewed using a code sent by the developer.

Square Heroes reminds me of a mash up between Awesomenauts and Worms. This fast paced side scrolling twin stick shooter grabs your attention right from the start. The cute art style is very well presented, and the music is oddly catchy.

Gameplay wise, you are a square with a jetpack, and you have to complete tasks depending on which game mode you are playing. These vary from team death match right the way up to Capture the gnome. My favourite has to be "Capture the Gnome"; it is essentially domination type game where you have to hold the gnome (flag) for a couple of seconds in order to capture it. This can lead to some pretty crazy scenes at the gnome point, more often than not; it results in someone blowing 3 or 4 other people up in order to save anyone at all capturing the gnome.

Even though the game has just come out, I was very easily able to find a game online and jump straight in. Even though I ended up missing the first five minutes of the match, this seems to be a very see-saw type game as you can soon catch up with everyone else.

Yet again, this is another game with added local co-op and is an excellent game to play when you just want to kick back for 15 minutes or so. I highly recommend playing Square Heroes with your friends on voice as it is an absolute blast.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 17, 2015
A great game that I recommend to anyone in doubt. Great graphics, smooth gameplay and good audio and sound effects. The only bad thing is there are usually on 1-3 players online and 0 intenet games. You can play online just nobody does and I've tried a couple of times.
Well done to the developers who have obviously put a lot of work into this brilliant game :)
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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 12
Its an realy nice game, you can play single player the campign, single player batles but you can play too wiht your friends online or LAN batles!

After played the game i give it an 8/10 !
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