Hammerfight is about 2D battles of flying machines equipped with various slashing, piercing and blunt weaponry.A unique combat system is based on realistic physics simulation, and it ties the movements of the rider to the movements of your mouse. As you wave the mouse, your rider swings his warhammer, smashing the foe into the wall!
User reviews: Mixed (1,334 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 19, 2009

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Reviews

“There are a lot of reasons to play Hammerfight. It has a good story, unique gameplay and it provides a good challenge.”
– Geoff Gibson, DIYgamer
“The moment you start up the game, you will be kicked in the balls”
– Anthony Burch, Destructoid
“The physics are well-tuned, the art is fantastic. Go get it, physics game fans!”
– Matthew Wegner, Fun-Motion

About This Game

Hammerfight is about 2D battles of flying machines equipped with various slashing, piercing and blunt weaponry.A unique combat system is based on realistic physics simulation, and it ties the movements of the rider to the movements of your mouse. As you wave the mouse, your rider swings his warhammer, smashing the foe into the wall!
This creates an unequaled feel of the real strike, a feel of the mass of the weapon in your hands. Simulated physics and direct mouse control creates a huge variety of possible battle techniques and an unlimited field for perfecting one's fighting skill.
  • Intuitive mouse control
  • Realistic physics, breakable objects
  • Great storyline
  • High quality art
  • More that 50 weapons
  • 3 additional modes, up to 4 players

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows 98SE / ME / XP / Vista
    • Processor: Athlon / Pentium III 2 GHz
    • Memory: 256 Mb
    • Graphics: DirectX 8.0 compatible with 64 Mb VRAM
    • DirectX®: 8.0
    • Hard Drive: 150 Mb
    • Sound: DirectX 8.0 compatible
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.5 or later
    • Processor: Intel (32 or 64 bit)
    • Memory: 256 Mb
    • Graphics: Any GPU supported by Mac OS X
    • Hard Drive: 150 Mb
    • Sound: Any hardware supported by Mac OS X
    • OS: Compatible with Ubuntu 11.04
    • Processor: x86 or amd64 2GHz
    • Memory: 256 Mb
    • Graphics: Any reasonable GPU supported
    • Hard Drive: 150 Mb
    • Sound: Any reasonable hardware supported
Helpful customer reviews
13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 31
I was not expecting a game about whirling your mouse around in circles to swing a mace to be so fun and have a deep, complicated, story.

From a VERY frustrating start, it takes until mid to late game for things to start rolling, but when they do ♥♥♥♥ gets real, real fast. One thing you'll want to do, is set your mouses' dpi (in the menu, not your actual dpi) to be lower than the game predicts, because it can make it very hard to move if the sensitivity isn't cranked way the hell up. With the quite sizable armory you build up, missable weapons and armor, and alternate endings and mission choice, the game has quite a huge amount of replay value to.

I mean, ♥♥♥♥, it's crazy just get it.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
22.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 9
crazy-♥♥♥ utterly unique game with a weird aesthetic that's half steampunk and half feudal middle eastern

amazingly detailed fully destructible/combustible backgrounds, non-linear progression with a rank/fame system, fifteen thousand different weapons (a ton of which are artifacts with a unique story), amazing pre-rendered sprites that are crammed into an extremely detailed resolution (there are zero wasted pixels), cool backstory, a ton of different non-linear game modes in addition to the main story

defining trait is definitely the uniqueness. just gotta play it and see
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
53.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
One of the best indie games i have ever played. The combat mechanic is absolutely solid and completely satasfying. Now, the concept of the game is very strange i'll admit, but the world will truly grab you. This game was a massive part of my childhood and at $5 it's an absolute steal. The dozens of weapons and upgrades are incredible, and the gameplay is basically endless. I love this game.

P.S.
The pickaxe is the best weapon in the game
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5 of 10 people (50%) found this review helpful
63.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 2
This game is beautiful, ingenious, and massively underappreciated. I love this game, and I wish there were more of a community, and the developer was more active. There are a lot of ideas in this game that could easily be expanded upon, and I would love to see what this person makes next.
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
26.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 3
The controls of this game are the thing that will catch your eye first. Using momentum as your primary weapon you will find yourself swinging the mouse in circles and making motions to crush your opponents with blunt weapons, or making refined slower movements to slice with bladed weapons, which will do more damage if the target is grazed by them rather than struck down. Also you will have at your disposition: Guns, mortars, poisons, explosives, throwing weapons and shields to make for all sorts of different combat styles. Additionally you can unlock gems that give you life steal, fire damage etc. if you embed them into your weapon. The game also features different game modes in which to play which you will have to unlock first.
In regards to graphics Hammerfight might seem a bit pixely at times but some of the scenery is breathtaking and the others are perfectly fine.
As much as I love this game the beginning of it has some grueling parts to it that I wish they had fixed to be less so. You will fight something called a Sophit, a flying creature. The Sophit can be tricked and defeated but will take you a few tries and will be your first true test. There is also a siege that quickly becomes a survival scenario as you repel enemy forces and those have the best hammer style weapon in the game TIP: Get that hammer! Its a rust red hammer and you will find it quite useful. To get it defeat one of the enemies then go to the weapon and hold down space.
But heres the deal -> you can SKIP levels with an item you can buy if you have died a lot, so you might want to do that a few times until you have gotten the hang of things.
The story of the game can lose you at some points but it is fun to follow.
All in all I can understand why people would not like the game as it has 0 mercy on people not willing to put at least a LITTLE time and practice into it. Game won't hold your hand thats for sure but once you get the hang of it you will have a ton of fun swinging heavy maces with crushing force, watching is slo-mo (literally the game will go slo-mo if you land a REALLY good hit) as your opponent slump to the ground in their little helicopters or downright shatter to pieces.
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