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User reviews: Very Positive (1,258 reviews) - 94% of the 1,258 user reviews for this game are positive.
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 afteburners 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.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • 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
    • Other Requirements:
Helpful customer reviews
8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
66.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 5, 2015
I may not be a grizzled veteran with thousands of hours, but I've definitely been around. I can easily say this is one of my top 5 favorite games, but, it does come with ample warning -- it is most definitely not for everybody. Let me explain... (TL;DR version at the bottom of the post)

Currently, the largest issue is the lack of new players. Within a week, you can usually catch about 50 or so veterans at least once (many every day). However, it is becoming rarer each day to find new players. This means that unless you're playing with bots, you'll probably have a hard time.

I'd suggest getting a few friends and hosting a server of your own in order to get decent at the game before hopping onto, for instance, ball dojo (the "top tier" open server). Who knows, you might become good enough to join a permanent team or recieve an invite to ranked. The hardest part of this game is most definitely the initial push to be able to compete with the big dogs of Altitude, and after that, it's always extremely fun (and many times equally frustrating) to play.

I do not claim to be an extremely great player. Sometimes, I can get a goal. On a great day, sometimes 3. However, much of the veteran community is much better than I am and sometimes it really shows. I only bring this up to say that even when your team is losing and you're one of the last players on it (maybe because you accidentally passed to an enemy that zipped past you to score), it is still a very fun game.

Worst case scenario, you just wasted... 0.00 dollars/pounds/euros/colourful rocks. If not for anything but for the sake of the community, give the game a shot. It is very friendly and close, since most people know of eachother (and if not, somebody else that knows who they do not). Many people are willing to help teach you and give you pointers.

Oh yeah, and gameplay. The steering is tight (mouse+keyboard at least), there are literally controls if you use mouse+keyboard (3 on the mouse, up and down on the keyboard), you rank up in order to unlock new planes then new parts for said plane, there is a prestige system in order to get a better graphical rank, and there is absolutely no in-game purchases with real money. That alone is extremely rare for a free-to-play multiplayer game, and for these many reasons, I cannot recommend this game enough.


It will be a very difficult game at first, but after getting used to it (no more than a week at most, really), you will wonder how you've never played this game before. Not a huge community, but it's hard to tell since there's always at least 2 viable servers. NO in-game real cash payments. Tight controls and gameplay that doesn't feel repetitive. And, it's completely free -- there's no reason it's not worth trying.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 21, 2015
Don't let the game fool you on first impression, it is ♥♥♥♥ing addictive and fun.
Really recommend trying.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1,439.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2015
I've played this on and of since 2010 - other games come and go, but I keep coming back to this. It has the most hours on my account for good reason.

Very well balanced with lots of variety in planes, maps (plus a map editor) and game styles / objectives.

A small but active (and awesome) community.

... And now is free!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 14, 2015
Fully recommend. As long as the servers stay populated, this game is great! Other reviewers have hit all the main points, I just wanted to chime in to say it's great and the microtransactions are unobtrusive. I like to hit this game up every once in awhile for some great 2D fun!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 5, 2015
Soccer with planes.
Rocket league with planes.
Dogfighting with planes.
Suicide bombing with planes.
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