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 (1,232 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 19, 2009

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“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

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    • 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
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
The basic idea is that you maneuver your vehicle with the keyboard and swing your weapon with your mouse. That's basically it. What follows is a sequence of fights which get boring and repetitive quite fast and suffer from a problematic mouse to weapon swing translation.
Posted: October 24
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
swirling swirling hammer fight. it's ok but nothing amazing
Posted: October 13
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
this crunch...!
Posted: October 16
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
I keep trying to play this game but every time the mouse either locks up, or I get it to go but there's no differing resolution support and the text is INSANELY SMALL for the size of the window. Just atrocious to start off. And then this game is one of the "Impossible to close out" games where it actively fights my cursor to stay inside the window. When I alt-tab, let me hit the x, don't FORCE my cursor back into the window. I can handle it myself.

I haven't played the game more than 10 minutes, in which I thought "Wow I need a bigger window" but the game is so unintuitive that I miss where to set the resolution if that's even there, and I don't have the patience to edit another .ini file. Is it the 90's or are resolution options a well-established thing at this point?

Just an absolute mess. Thank god I got this in a bundle less than the cost of the game itself. Do NOT recommend.
Posted: September 28
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
It sucks
tl:dr sucks
Posted: October 4
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
I fear the return of this thing in my library. It appeared once I don't know why
Posted: October 2
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
this game sucks
Posted: October 18
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
The gimmicky controls made me want to break my keyboard. I couldn't force myself to keep playing.
Posted: October 11
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0.1 hrs on record
its neat for like 5 minutes.
Posted: September 26
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0.3 hrs on record
Had fun playing this with my leap motion controller =)
Posted: September 26
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6.9 hrs on record
I love this game, it sometimes made me rage and want to throw the computer out the window... well.. Mostly x _ x But it's a very interesting and fun game to play if You don't have too much time on your hands. I found that the mouse was sometimes a tick too slow, but turning up the sensitivity helped that, since the machines movement is influenced by mouse sensitivity. I found it a lot easier to play with the highest possible sensitivity. The weapons are awesome, though I wished that when You lost a weapon with gems, there was some way to get it back and I wished there had been more weapons or weapon types. A spear of glaive would have been amazing and more types of gems. Also.. Bombs are really damn overpowered when you already have 3 other enemies on you and especially since the enemies can't hurt each other, even if the bombs explode right in their face. I found that to be a huge bother since enemies could just freely throw bombs in your face without having to think of their teammates. Also it was very frustrating to be thrown into a wall and instantly dying without being able to do the same with the enemy. Though the enemies are not too difficult to beat most of the time, when you have 3 people spamming explosives of different kinds, it becomes very hard to win (arena)
I also very much enjoyed the different game modes, except for I believe it's called hammer ball, where you have to score goals. This one was highly unfair in my opinion and I never found myself enjoying it. Nonetheless an amazing game with interesting and unusual gameplay.
Posted: October 20
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12.1 hrs on record
Buy it.
It has a good story, the end almost made me cry.
You have a lot of weapon (maces, hammers, guns, swords)
It is very challenging.
Buy it.
Posted: October 9
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12.2 hrs on record
Hammerfight is a ludicrous physics game that is tough to get into, but rewarding once you get the hang of it. The story is convoluted and confusing, and is presented like the player is meant to know exactly what the hell everyone it jabbering about even though they do not - this is not necessarily a bad thing though.

Pros:
*The game is (usually) fun
*Physics combat is fun
*Campaign is decently long
*Branching storylines with varying rewards and endings
*Convoluted story that is neat, but takes a long time to get your head around
*Encourages experimentation with equipment and techniques
*Minigames are alright - though unlocking some involves playing against cheating AI (e.g. hammerball)

Cons:
*Game has a very steep learning curve
*Enemy choppers do not have to follow the laws of physics
*Enemies can do things you cannot (e.g. spin their weapons without momentum, manually aim their guns)
*Unlocking most minigames is a frustrating experience for first-time players
*Particle effects and smoke make it extremely hard to see what is going on at times
*Large HUD also gets in the way at times
*No new game+ options means starting from scratch every time you want to view the other story paths
*You need A LOT of room on your desk to be able to play effectively - clear out a wide area around your mouse or it will do it for you...
Posted: September 29
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17.2 hrs on record
A fine arcade indie title with some good gameplay ideas. Very fun to play in short sessions.
Posted: October 4
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17.3 hrs on record
Great, unforgiving game with easy to understand mechanics. Since you control everything with your mouse and it's movements it's vital that you have a perfect feel on them translating to in-game responses, so just tinker at start with sensititivy setting in the in-game menu and you should have loads of fun between dying by getting smashed with a rock on a chain or angry flying bug thingy.
Posted: October 11
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5.2 hrs on record
Underappreciated game with a really unique concept. Beyond the clunky UI and occasionally indecipherable plot lies a gem of fast paced, hard hitting fun and havoc.
Posted: September 27
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46.2 hrs on record
Alright listen up. I've read a lot of useless reviews about this game, and most of them contain misleading or just plain wrong information. I've played this game an insane amount (the number you see is only a fraction), so I feel like I should try to set the record straight.

If you have a mouse with adjustable DPI, put it as high as it will go. Put the in-game DPI at 100. If you still can't move around easily, buy a new mouse, because yours is horrible. You want a mouse with at least 800 DPI, which shouldn't be difficult to find. Pretty much any ♥♥♥♥ty wireless mouse now days has that.

I'm not going to give this game an across the board recommendation. It's full of perplexing design choices: Really hard at the beginning, need 2 mice to trade items between profiles, can't un-equip gems without editing the game files, gem farming is really tedious,(just edit them, it's not worth farming), can't manually select levels in the arena, runs at 50 fps (why?), need to play through multiple times to unlock every game mode and weapon, and the giant hud gets in the way a lot because the game is locked at 800x600.

That being said, POWER THROUGH THE FIRST LEVEL WITH THE flying insects. Yes, it's hard. It's hard because you suck. It gets easier after that, and even easier once you actually learn how to control your momentum and spacing properly. Controlling the flying thing while wielding a weapon is weird at first, but once you get the hang of it, it works incredibly well, and the game has a ridiculous amount of depth. I'm still learning new techniques after over 100 hours in.

As for miscellaneous stuff you should probably know: Once you put a gem on a weapon, you can't take it off. You have to edit the gem away. There are plenty of guides on how to do that. Blood rubies are essential for arena (the best part of the game by far), and they are very difficult to get. I'd recommend not farming them and just editing them onto your weapons once you finish the main story.

This is one of the most unique and most satisfying games I have ever played, but it takes some time to actually learn how to play well. Give it 4 or 5 hours. If you can tolerate it that long but still aren't having fun, give it until you start doing arena fights. If you still don't like it, then I guess it's not for you.
Posted: October 23
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
26.9 hrs on record
I can highly recommend this game. Doesn't take that long to complete the campaign but I had more than enough fun to play it through a couple of times which will also be needed to explore the entire game. Well worth its cost.
Posted: August 2
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
33.9 hrs on record
Very simple, yet engrossing game mechanics. Original, however the only thing that I would say was, medeocre, is the story, its a little repetitive.
Posted: June 23
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.0 hrs on record
I love this game and it is a blast and recommend it dispite the issues. Those issues though... The main proplem is that even with the highest setting, the sensitivity just isn't enough, especially for a game that requires you to move the mouse constantly in circular motions. It can become very fatigeing after a bit of play. Also some of the sections and ememies in the latter stages of the game are tedeious and agrivating when you factor in the main issue. Still, over all its a fun game despite this.
Posted: June 28
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