Reign of Bullets is a shoot ‘em up with epic loot and lots of guns. Upgrade your ship and customize your weapons to build the ultimate fighter plane.
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Release Date: Aug 19, 2015

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“Reign of Bullets is a great side scrolling shooter that is made even better by the addictive loot system.”
8.0 – GAMERamble

“Not only it is intuitive but extremely fun to get into and navigate your way around it.”
7 – Digitally Downloaded

“Some games are concerned with telling a gripping, compelling story. Some games strive to push the boundaries of modern technical achievement. Other games, like Reign of Bullets, just want to let you blow up as much stuff as humanly possible.”
7.5 – Hooked Gamers

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About This Game

Reign of Bullets brings you a whole new experience in the world of shoot 'em ups! Step into the world of Troy, a simple mechanic with a small garage which is destroyed by the Titan corporation in their unstoppable, steamrolling expansion.

You'll start your journey with an old jet that Troy has lying around in his garage. Set out to shoot your way through different areas in order to collect more scrap and loot to improve your ship to bring the Titan corporation to it's knees! How will you build your ship? Will you go for high damage? Targeting lasers? Or an army of drones? It's all up to you! The upgrading and modification system in Reign of Bullets is detailed and endless, giving you the freedom to customize your weapons the way you desire.

Start shooting, collecting and upgrading to help Troy in his quest to free the world from Titan's tyranny. Find out more about the game features by clicking on 'read more'!


  • 2D shoot 'em up gameplay with waves of enemies and screen filling bosses.
  • Lots of upgrading possibilities on each weapon to suit your playstyle!
  • Use lasers, rifles, miniguns, rockets, flamethrowers and more to destroy your enemies!
  • Place weapons anywhere on your ship in any direction to adapt to different situations.
  • Defeat bosses for legendary loot that can upgrade your ship to take on new areas.
  • Experience the story of Troy and his crusade against the Titan corporation in the Campaign Mode!
  • Play randomly generated levels with infinite replayability in survival mode.
  • And much more........

System Requirements

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SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP or higher
    • Processor: Pentium® Dual Core T4400 2.2 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DX9 (shader model 2.0) capabilities; generally everything made since 2004 should work.
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • OS: OSX 10.9 or higher
    • Processor: Dual Core; 2.2GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel® HD Graphics 3000
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • OS: Debian 8 or higher
    • Processor: Dual Core; 1.6GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® ION™ Graphics
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
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26 of 33 people (79%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
18.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 19, 2015
Reign of Bullets is what I've classified as a 'Loot 'em Up'

If you like your classic horizontal shmup action coupled with tons of explosions and a loot system comparable to Diablo or Borderlands, then Reign of Bullets is your game!
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 22, 2015
This is a absolutely fun and smart side scrolling shooter. The graphics are fluid and colorful and the screen can get pretty loaded with bullets and enemies at times without the slightest hint of slowdown or stuttering.

What shines the most about this game is the ability to equip your ship with different weapons. You can position weapons anywhere on your ship and even change the direction of fire. There are a lot of weapons and I've unlocked seven so far. But it doesn't end there. You can modify weapons so that they behave differently. That blaster that you added to support your stock weapon? you can modify it so that bullets home into enemies or spread the shots. Add a few of those blasters to your ship and you have a fearsome killing machine.

You pick up the weapons and modifiers as you fight through each level. It seems the loot is randomised and some of the weapons can be different from their stock varient. I picked up a bunch of lazer weapons only to come across the "Zapper" which is the lazer weapon modified to home into enemies. Awesome!

I'm really digging this game and I can say it's one of the better shooters on Steam.

Highly recommended!
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2015
The Titan corporation demolished Troy's garage to make space for their new highway, not one for petty Revenge he takes an old ship from the wrecked building and sets out to destroy everything the company owns.
Reign of Bullets is a side-scrolling shoot ‘em up where you blown up everything you meet, collect drops and scrap and use them to either upgrade your ship or add new weapons to it; it has a simple yet effective gameplay that's especially fun in short bursts backed up by quite interesting loot and customization systems.


-nice cartoonish graphics

-frantic gameplay with many enemies and bullets flying around the screen

-tons of loot to gather with different rarity levels amongst the various weapon classes

-great weapon customization

-quirky sense of humour adds to the game's charm

-several difficulty levels to choose from let you make the game as easy or as harsh as you want it to be


-basically no story, both hero and villains are paper-thin and forgettable

-sounds are simple and tend to get a bit droning

-can get a bit repetitive in the long run

-requires some grinding to properly upgrade for certain harder areas/ bosses

If you strip Reign of Bullets of its loot and upgrade systems you'd be left with a fairly standard and somewhat dull shoot ‘em up: thankfully said systems truly help the game stand out and deliver an engaging, somewhat addictive gameplay experience.

The loot is Borderland-esque, you get many drops belonging to different weapon classes and ranked by rarity; each weapon will have slightly different features such as number of bullets fired, range, piercing potential etc and these can be further altered by modding it. Each mod drop will also have a rarity level with rarer mods having stronger effects and costing more to apply thus driving you to clear a few more levels to see what you'll get and/ or gather enough scrap to mod your favourite weapon. Last but not least you can decide exactly where to place each weapon and at what angle to point it, want some weapons firing directly upwards or downwards? Just rotate them and you're set: in fact certain enemies or bosses might be easier if faced with an unconventional setup.

Reign of Bullets has enough original concepts to make up for its lack of story or straightforward gameplay, it might not hold your interest for as long as titles with more depth but it is a good game nonetheless and a great way to spend a few hours shooting stuff up.
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 20, 2015
It's an alright game, but personally I don't think it's worth it. I think Raptor: Call of the Shadows was a better game and I was playing that back in the mid 90's. The flexibility in this game is tremendous, you can totally customize your ship, which normally I find really enjoyable but in this case I feel like it's a bit over the top. You can just spam 7 weapons on your ship and upgrade them all with targeting and bouncing and piercing and then all you do is just hold the left mouse button and win... I feel like there's not enough space on the screen for proper dodging and aiming and since ALL weapons can be configured for targeting it pretty much removes the need to AIM your weapons. This genre is one of my favorites but this one really doesn't have the flow that I was looking for.
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10 of 15 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 20, 2015
Great game so far.
Customize your ship with looted weapons like
- Blasters : shoots single bullets
- Lasers : constant beam
- Rockets : does make boom in an area
- Drone launcher : launches drones that will attack enemies in their path
and many more. You can even adjust the direction of the weapons and upgrade them with modifiers and all of a sudden your laser beam splits into two beams or gets a bigger range.

Ten difficulties can be chosen between every checkpoint. [corrected]

Every 5 stages there is a mini Boss and every tenth stage there is a huge one. As far as I have played they are pretty easy if you learn their pattern. The game as a whole is not that hard and it becomes easier the more you upgrade your trashcan ... sorry ... your fighter. But with an almost infinite amount of stages in the game you will sooner or later reach your limit.

The controls are simple: Move around, fire (all weapons at once), shield. That's it. Use a controller or your mouse if you like - both works well but adjusting the firing angle of a weapon with an analogue stick is just a pain in the ♥♥♥.
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10 of 16 people (63%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
0.9 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: August 19, 2015
Reign of Bullets is the kind of game for someone that wants light hearted fun, but a blistering challenge. Its a classic horizontal shmup with a couple key RPG elements.

Level completion is based entire on your health left and enemy percent killed.

See for yourself:

If youre looking for a cute style, replayability,qnd a game with personality, Reign of Bullets has you covered. Between the upgrade and loot, the goofy and fun story, and the tongue in cheek humor, you will enjoy it.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
Though the price point is perhaps a tad high, it's an enjoyable little SHMUP with plenty of customation options for your ship. If you're looking for a nice little game you can pick up on a whim and play for 20-30 minutes from time to time just to help you cool your jets, I'd recommend it.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 21
I am sorry, too expensive for what it offers.. the gameplay is not bad but a tad boring after few minutes. So avoid this game unless its at 3-4 euro for a sale (its real value).
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 19, 2015
Excellent job balancing a variety of upgradeable loot against increasingly-difficult enemies. Later levels require more skil, as enemies have new behaviors, bullets and patterns. This isn't a "that blue enemy is red and has twice as many hit points, this time" kind of shooter. Serious care was taken to make sure that the difficulty is progressive and well-balanced.

Meaningful differences in weapons and their variety of upgrades, with good reasons not to have all your guns facing forward.

The difficulty is pretty casual, even on the hardest setting. You'll have to replay most 2 or 3 times to get a perfect score (which affects drops), and you'll occasionally come up against a level you don't scrape through with a C rank, on your first try. Died 3 times in the first 20 levels, so not too bad.

The worst inventory management interface ever developed. The button labeled "(un)equip"? Neither equips nor unequips weapons. When I want to unequip a weapon, I either sell it off, or click the "(un)equip" button and wave my mouse around the screen clicking for a few seconds, before it returns me to the menu and the item isn't equipped any more. Still haven't figured out what I do to make that happen. Weapons have upgrade slots, you can rotate them any direction, and are in a list of easy-grab menu boxes. But there's no drag and drop. Every change you make requires as many clicks as you could conceive of it possibly taking. There are detailed stats measured in arbitrary, meaningless units (wonderful! My gun fires 10 "titan miles." After completing the first 20 levels, I still have absolutely no idea how far that is). It's an obtuse, clunky, horrendous inventory system.

And the menu bleeps sound exactly like Skype alerting you to a new message. Why would you do that?
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3 of 7 people (43%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 20, 2015
Awesome game! Reminds me of all the old school games like Raptor, but this is way better!
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That Guy
6.6 hrs
Posted: September 5
This is an amazing shoot'em up. It looks great and always ran incredibly smooth on my old Toshiba laptop, despite the vast number of enemies and bullets on screen at any given time. The looting and upgrade system is loads of fun and really keeps you playing. The only con would be that the campaign only took me about 5 hours to beat, but for the price and genre that's absolutely fine and there is plenty of replayability with different difficulties and a survival mode.

Overall, stunning game 10/10.
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8.5 hrs
Posted: September 4
Awesome game! I love looting and being able to build my own ship with crazy guns. I love feeling like I'm getting better and more powerful, and able to go back and really show those levels that gave me trouble in the beginning, and now I can get an S grade on them!

Great art style, lots of character. Highly recommended!
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4.8 hrs
Posted: September 3
Fun, fast paced and filled with borderlands's addictive shoot n' loot feel. The bosses are fun and refreshing and the art style is decent. But best of all it's just the bullet hell feel that makes this game good.
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27.5 hrs
Posted: January 6
Solid, easy to get into, and fun gameplay as well as responsive devs. If you like making things explode you really need to try this.
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4.9 hrs
Posted: December 27, 2015
A shoot'em up with short missions and the opportunity to visit your hangar between the missions. In there, you can equip the weapons you found in battle, manage where on your ship and at what angle they're positioned, and you can upgrade your ship and weapons too... You really feel the gain of power mission after mission. And the fights are not really exciting, but getting everything and getting the best score can be a little challenge. Very fun game =)
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Indiana Ismo
5.3 hrs
Posted: October 16, 2015
Reign of Bullets is a fun addition to the SHMUP-genre. Despite the name, this isn't one of those Japanese "1 hit 1 death" bullet hell games, and that is a good thing. Although the amount of bullets flying at you at certain times is pretty high, the game still provides you survivability with upgradable health meter and shield.

The challenge is good on lower levels, but if you want to test your skills to the max, you can always up the difficulty level (which this has about 10 to choose from). This also increases your chance for better loot. The loot consists of different weapons, weapon upgrades and scrap, which you use to upgrade your ship and weapons. The loot system is nicely done and I felt like most of the weapons have their purpose.

The story isn't a story at all, but you don't really need it, since this game clearly focuses more on level and grinding type of gameplay (clear the levels as well as you can -> better rank). Also the music is really bad and bland. I was hoping for a more pumping and epic soundtrack for this, but you might aswell just mute the music and play your own.

All in all it's a nice SHMUP "snack", but not worthy of a "dinner" -status. Still, in my opinion everything was done right in this type of game except for the music and level variation.

- Graphics (10/10)
- Gameplay (9/10)
- Controls (keyboard in game, mouse in menus) (9/10)
- Loot system (9/10)

- Level variation (4/10)
- Music (2/10)

-- Final Score: (7/10)
-- "If you like SHMUP-games, you should definitely give it a try"
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