Mars, 2044. The UN establishes MARSCORP (Martian Security and Economics Committee) under the leadership of Samuel Longwood. In the years that follow, the UN gradually loses control of MARSCORP, mainly due to the non-transparent licence policy of its director.
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Release Date: Aug 22, 2003

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Mars, 2044. The UN establishes MARSCORP (Martian Security and Economics Committee) under the leadership of Samuel Longwood. In the years that follow, the UN gradually loses control of MARSCORP, mainly due to the non-transparent licence policy of its director. Longwood uses his autonomous status to create vassal relations between the corporations and MARSCORP. The unshakable power position of MARSCORP is supported by the companies and thus they acquire additional rights and licenses. Longwood and his consortium become extremely wealthy from this arrangement. However, dissenting voices in MARSCORP begin to challenge Samuel Longwood's authoritarian policy. They demand his dismissal as director and a complete redistribution of the mining rights.

But Samuel Longwood keeps an ace up his sleeve for occasions like this…

Chaser awakens on board the spaceship H.M.S. Majestic. He doesn't know who he is, what he's doing here, why he is being sought by men in black uniforms and what they will do to him when they find him…

The player's goal is to find out who Chaser really is and why he is being hunted. The story leads the player from the H.M.S. Majestic to Montack City on Earth, then on to Siberia and finally to Mars, where the trail ends and hopefully the truth can be found.


Key features:

  • Based on Cauldron's cloakNT engine. Boasts state of the art graphical features and is perfectly suited for rendering large environments.
  • Authentic weapons: Nearly all the weapons in the game are modelled on real-life equivalents. The developers placed a great deal of emphasis on building detailed replicas.
  • Engaging storyline: In the search for his identity, Chaser becomes involved in a plot full of twists and turns.
  • Highly developed A.I.
  • Multiplayer support via GameSpy as well as dedicated servers.
  • Numerous multiplayer modes including teamplay modes in the style of Counter-Strike and Team Fortress as well as deathmatch and capture the flag.

System Requirements

    Minimum:

    • OS: Windows® 98SE/ME/2000/XP
    • Processor: 650 MHz Pentium® III or comparable
    • Memory: 128 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX® 8.1 3D graphic card (32 MB)
    • DirectX®: DirectX® 8.1
    • Hard Drive: 1.35 GB of free hard disk space
    • Sound: DirectX® 8.1 compatible sound

    Recommended:

    • OS: Windows® 98SE/ME/2000/XP
    • Processor: 650 MHz Pentium® III or comparable
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX® 8.1 3D graphic card (64 MB)
    • DirectX®: DirectX® 8.1
    • Hard Drive: 1.35 GB of free hard disk space
    • Sound: DirectX® 8.1 compatible sound
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Mobbytes
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 20
play it for the lolz
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dveler
( 6.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 20
Chaser sucks, but I love it so much.
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arpa ™
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 19
Great Story
Great Physics
Great Sound

The graphics are old, but that's not strange concidering it's made in 2003.


8/10
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SVK PETO
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 9
Product received for free
nonsense
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Zintix
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 6
One thing that really stopped me playing this game was the feature of feedback and response from the game. The gun play felt inrewarding so when you're shooting it felt a bit merhh, there was no satififaction of the kill and with a fps type game, you kinda need that and it really did put a downer on the game
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Upy-Shoe
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 5
Has a 1 time use CD key to play. If you reformat, or install it on a second computer. You're SOL.
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RockSpoon
( 27.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
'Classic'. ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥T!

HL was a brilliant game and has become a treasure for humanity. Chaser is a terribly dull mess of a story, with dreadfully repetitive gameplay and the WORST map layouts imaginable. It falls into every gamecrafting pitfall imaginable, and then decided to dream up some new ones.

Just don't get it, spar yourself!
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Dylaa
( 25.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Excellent game way ahead of its time could not recommend enough especially for fans of Half-life or the original red faction, very lengthy with alot of different enviroments and weapons. only 1.24 euro on the steam sale atm great price.
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Nemesis_Bloodmaker
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
This game is definitely worth playing for the right price. The graphics are very outdated but the plot and gameplay are decent. It doesn't have very much replay value as the campaign is very linear.

I rate it 7/10. If you manage to pick it up during a sale for cheap, it's an satisfactory experience overall.
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justgivemeanamegoddamnit
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
*coms chatters*

- (commando 1)"Get Chaser !"

- (commando 2)"I'm gonna kill him"

- (Chaser)"Well maybe the last one who tried is still falling off this building"

- (commando 1)"YOU'RE A DEAD MAN"

... gold

Also the cinematics look like hollywood stuff, the camera shots/zoms/pans are perfectly done, the plot is really intriguing too.

The gunplay feels clearly old but it's to expect considering the age of the game, it has various environments, ranging from a space station to skyscrapers roofs and sewers and there are some nice action sequences such as a fight against a street gang while huge ship debris are falling on the buildings around you.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
Has a 1 time use CD key to play. If you reformat, or install it on a second computer. You're SOL.
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702 of 764 people (92%) found this review helpful
32 people found this review funny
Recommended
18.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2013
i can't believe i bought this game for the sake of inside gaming.
10/10
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322 of 358 people (90%) found this review helpful
23 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 2, 2014
Still waiting for that multplayer with Inside Gaming! They gotta do it, right? Right?

UPD. : They stopped playing it. Where is the unbuy button?
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245 of 273 people (90%) found this review helpful
26 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 3, 2014
Things I do for love...

Adam, James, Bruce.... That's for you....
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135 of 165 people (82%) found this review helpful
77 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2014
JoWood's crowning masterpiece, Chaser is majestic in both scope and ambition. With AI straight out of a computer virus and storytelling on par with an acid trip, players will lose themselves in a nightmare love/hate relationship with this timeless classic. I heartily recommend Chaser to all gamers!

10/10
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97 of 115 people (84%) found this review helpful
55 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 27, 2015
10/10 Inside Gaming Approved
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88 of 106 people (83%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 21, 2014
Easily the best game of all time. We love you JoWood.
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114 of 147 people (78%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
15.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 4, 2013
THIS IS WITHOUT A DOUBT THE BEST JOHN CHASER SIMULATOR IN THE KNOWN UNIVERSE

this game is awful and amazing at the same time
how did they do this

playing the JOHN CHASER game will make you a big man
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158 of 217 people (73%) found this review helpful
73 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 4, 2015
Funhaus/IG made this game. Right?
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104 of 136 people (76%) found this review helpful
54 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 8, 2014
AYE AYE PAPEN!


11/10
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