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Release Date: Dec 4, 2009

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About This Game

Blast your way across the cartoon skies in this fast-paced game of aerial combat. Nimbly Games has crafted an instantly accessible, rewardingly deep, and ravishingly fun multiplayer action game. The sirens have sounded, bogies are coming in hot…
Jump into the fast and agile Loopy and drop your enemies from the sky with a tactical EMP blast - but hit your afterburners before your Biplane support tears them to pieces with 20mm cannons blazing! Barrel roll through the enemy minefield and arm your nuke as you enter the drop zone. There it is - the enemy base - but two Mirandas just warped in with lasers hot and an Explodet is lumbering into position over their hangar decks — will you carry your team to victory?
Multiplayer Done Right: Altitude combines Call-of-Duty style perks with the gameplay variety of Team Fortress 2 in a fresh multiplayer experience. Carefully refined controls, netcode, and balance make for hundreds of hours of deep, rewarding gameplay.
Seven Engaging Game Modes:
  • Plane Ball's constant action makes it a favorite among new and casual players while team-based tactical maneuvers like passing and blocking provide a fun challenge for veterans.
  • Team Base Destruction offers an intense, competitive experience where coordinated pushes and strategic loadout decisions turn the tide. Try a friendly pickup game or join a clan and play in the "Altitude ProLeague" - a competitive tournament scene run by hardcore gamers from the Starcraft and Counter-Strike communities.
  • For the ultimate test of dogfighting skills try 1-life Deathmatch or compete in Demolition for a more tactical, objective-based experience.
  • Or enjoy classic game modes like Free For All and Team Deathmatch.

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    • OS: Windows® 7 / Vista / Vista64 / XP
    • Processor: 1.0 Ghz
    • Memory: 256 MB
    • Graphics: 64 MB VRAM
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB of free space
    • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later.
    • Processor: 1.0 Ghz
    • Memory: 256 MB
    • Graphics: 64 MB VRAM
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB of free space
    • Other Requirements:
    • Processor: 1.0 Ghz
    • Memory: 256 MB
    • Graphics: 64 MB VRAM
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB of free space
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 6
Angriest review of all time time.

It's not often that I rate down because of a community (c'mon look at my tf2 playtime) but holy ♥♥♥♥.


The ♥♥♥♥ you will have to put up with in Altitude 2016:

Only one or two populated servers at a time

Both play a garbage afterthought gamemode played on the same ♥♥♥♥ map that has no walls in it, all balance thrown out of the window

Everyone teamstacking.

If the one populated server gets filled, they will rather kick you than try to populate the other 50, even if some of them might be running a sane gamemode for a change.

Everyone giving you ♥♥♥♥ for not having a high level and killing them, especially if you do so with a "noob plane" that would be balanced on a proper map.



This game is like if TF2 playerbase got nuked and the last remaining populace was allcrit cp_orange players. This game is a postapocalyptic wasteland with nothing to see but garbage.

Run away, Simba.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
847.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
Great game for low-end PCs. It's fun mostly in the evenings when servers are full. Come and Play!
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
73.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 12
toxic community and the game is dead. ( average population: 40 players )

don't waste your time. someone might kick you out of the server for no reason...
it happens all the time unfortunately
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
161 of 185 people (87%) found this review helpful
198 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,527.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 6, 2014
I've played this a few times and I recommend it.
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112 of 123 people (91%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
24.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 8
I wrote a review over a year ago and deleted it because of the backlash from the community. Decided to write it again to inform people about a few things.

The game has two big problems:

1. Lack of new players

Most of the servers are empty. The game is dead.

2. The attitude towards new players

Just check out these pictures for example

http://i.imgur.com/ychx5XT.png
http://i.imgur.com/PQQpeZj.png

You guys NEED new players to keep the game alive. And you just keep pushing them away. You're killing your own community.

I played the game for a few hours and had fun. Until I got into an argument with some "old veteran" who liked to votekick noobs from the server to make room for his friends to join. I got votekicked and couldn't play on that server anymore. There were not many servers to play on. Maybe 2 or 3. I didn't touch the game since.

There are some people who are nice to new players but if the majority of the community are self-centered elitists, the game is going to die. It already has died.
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77 of 95 people (81%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 20, 2014
Altitude is not a complicated game
Altitude does not have sophisticated graphics
Altitude does not have a story
Altitude does not contain fancy explosions.

Altitude is fast paced and highly addictive
Altitude has a number of planes with a number of flight styles
Altitude has a number of unlockable customizations that can be applied to any plane
Altitude has a good number of active servers and players
Altitude is FUN
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40 of 43 people (93%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,739.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 24, 2015
Fact: I've played this more then any 60 dollar game. It's just fun, and you can play it for 5 minutes if that's all you got, or two hours. No negatives, just an addicting little cartoon plane game that can hook you.
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44 of 60 people (73%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 10, 2014
Altitude is mostly dead now, but if you can get it cheap and a group of friends to play it with you it is a lot of fun.
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32 of 44 people (73%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 31, 2014
Simple but fun. Can be hard to put down once you start playing.
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25 of 33 people (76%) found this review helpful
Recommended
25.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 3, 2014
A few years ago I had a lot of fun with this game. Not sure if it's still alive/active or whatever and I can't exactly find out since my account is just, I don't know, gone? It's weird.

It was really fun, though. Like a lot of games that have an overall account level, though, it wasn't the most balanced. Later upgrades and planes were just, you know, objectively better than starting things. The ships aren't necessarily rock-paper-scissors in design but there are elements like that to them. Having said that, the starting ship is probably the best one, which is good for beginners.

Regardless, the ships were balanced enough that you could play whatever and probably be fine in most situations. The game modes were varied enough. You had death match and team death match, yeah, but there was also a mode where you destroyed an enemy base, and another where you effectively played soccor with the space ships. I really liked the last one, but they were all fun and I'd play whatever when I did.

Controls were fine, graphics were fine, sounds were fine. The only problem I ever encountered were some latency issues, where people would just appear to teleport somewhere else or where you were clearly disconnecting (everyone was falling or flying into walls).

Yeah, every now and then I boot this up and try to figure out my old account, or to make my old account work, but it never happens. Had a lot of good times and I would totally play some more, if not a lot, should I ever fix that. Good game, if you see it on sale, do check it out. Assuming it's still alive. It might not be!

The edit: game is mostly dead except for old elitists, apparently. Shame. Guess they are a pretty closed off community and not friendly to newbs. Oh well. RIP altitude.
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Evity
228.1 hrs
Posted: September 21
+1
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Kermit
8.7 hrs
Posted: September 21
I love this game, sadly I'm not a huge fan of the nudity. I'd like a E10 game not to have sexual intercourse on the main screen. Anyway, as long as you're an adult it should be all good.
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kidcool
0.4 hrs
Posted: September 10
love it
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AusFinch
0.6 hrs
Posted: September 3
Smooth cartoonish graphics, bright colours and a very simple user interface, this game is surprisingly fun after a while. There aren't many options available for customisation, (few maps, only four aeroplanes and four gamemodes,) but it's an amusing little arcade game with at least an hour or so of fun to be had out of the super-aggressive online community of angry kids and even angrier adults.

7/10
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MrGT I love all my friends!
2.4 hrs
Posted: September 3
I think this game is a great way to kill a few hours with friends. 10 out of 10 ace fighters suggest this game. They need more planes to shoot at XD
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milligans92
0.8 hrs
Posted: September 2
Great Game. l thing the empty servers should be fill with ai when you waited for over 30 seconds
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Bookislvakia[RPGnet]
2.4 hrs
Posted: August 20
Altitude is a fun little game! It's an arcade style, multiplayer game focused on different types of aircraft, from the humble biplane to advanced alien type planes. It's light, has some surprisingly fun and tense play, and a good way to kill some time. I don't think it's super deep, but the developers put in enough tools for tactical plays to be a thing. Features deathmatch and base bombing, among other modes. Recommended.
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