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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Mostly Positive (588 reviews)
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Soviet Dog
10.7 hrs
Posted: August 15
long live funhaus
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fr0zeN^G
0.2 hrs
Posted: August 2
underrated game, fun on lan
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Mobbytes
0.7 hrs
Posted: July 20
play it for the lolz
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dveler
6.5 hrs
Posted: July 20
Chaser sucks, but I love it so much.
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arpa ™
2.3 hrs
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
Posted: July 9
Product received for free
nonsense
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Zintix
0.1 hrs
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
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
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
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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long live funhaus
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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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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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250 of 284 people (88%) found this review helpful
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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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141 of 174 people (81%) found this review helpful
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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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103 of 125 people (82%) found this review helpful
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4.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 27, 2015
10/10 Inside Gaming Approved
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117 of 153 people (76%) found this review helpful
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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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90 of 113 people (80%) found this review helpful
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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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159 of 223 people (71%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 4, 2015
Funhaus/IG made this game. Right?
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67 of 81 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 6, 2013
The one major card it brings to the table is its size - I've never experienced levels as expansive as these. Many of them can take a couple of hours to blast through. However, the complete absence of innovation, linear levels, tepid multiplayer, irritating vocal effects, and unspectacular artificial intelligence keep this title from reaching its potential.
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