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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.

System Requirements

Windows
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:
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Recent:
Very Positive (32 reviews)
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Very Positive (1,346 reviews)
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Rahul_t12
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
Its fun and its free!
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hbib.ramdanu
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Its like warthunder/world of warplanes but free and 2D!
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Flowslikepixelz
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
It's a decent game, but there's approximately one person playing at any given time, and that person is you.
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Unitedkingss
( 3.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Product received for free
If you are bored with massive ULTRA demanding MMROPG / FPS games and like to have some fun with some mini games , without hitting your head to the wall , try this one !
You will have some fun .Its like playing rocket league but with 2D Planes .
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Honorbound バウンド敬え
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
Chill casual game. You take the control of the aircraft and fight against other aircraft (whenether those are AI or other players).

Pros:
- requirements for this game are really low, you can run it on wooden computers
- easy to learn and get into, also kids' friendly
- different types of planes, with adjustable skills
- there are custom mods for servers
- there are still players playing this game even after 7 years
- there are also single player training missions and custom offline games with bots

Neutral:
- servers are privately hosted

Cons:
- community is toxic
- developers abandoned it
- you cant get skins for airplanes anymore
- very repetitive and boring, nothing to unlock (except few levels at start which only unlock new airplanes)
- there are only some minor stats about player's performance with each plane
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Mods_o_joy
( 7.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 13
Horrible. Community is terrible. The players will just kick you no matter what for noreason. especialy if your a new player. And the servers are all dead.
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Y343
( 375.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 12
Product received for free
BEST GAME EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Neveren#Swiss[ + ]
( 16.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 8
If you like to get insulted by Vets who play this game and a community more Toxic than League i totally recommend this game.
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lucky_charm888
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 8
It's easily a fun ride.
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roboflop10911
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Product received for free
Great game i cant find any more entertainment in any game i have played
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Metallica93
( 8.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 28
I remember buying this in 2011 (don't think it was a Steam game until recently) and absolutely loving it. Couldn't help but download it again for old time's sake. Fun, simple, great animations.

It would be awesome if Steam or Nimbly Games advertised the hell out of this one weekend to entice new players.
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Tacomancer
( 10.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 28
Pre review TL;DR:
It lacks variety or complexity to keep the game interesting for a long time but its still a fun free time waster


Pros:
+entirely free

+small plane variety

+good controls

+different game modes


Con:
-not many planes

-not many game modes

-little overall variety can make it fairly boring
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Tim
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 27
Good, high FPS, Linux support, free.
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Siberiluim
( 10.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 25
This was my childhood. It was so fun to play and it was one of my first games on steam
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The !mmoꝚTaℒs of m€Lµℎa
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 23
Fast Paced 2D Flight Shooter :)
Descent game & Good Time Killer (y)
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blazeriver
( 2.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 21
This game is a ripoff of itself..
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Holocaust
( 4.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 20
Love dat game honestly
10/10
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rikardo34
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 20
Very cool game!
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Tortolian2
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 19
With it's incredible Graphics and high fun. This is now one of my favorite games to play, EVER! XD
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logankuch
( 6.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 18
The game is fun.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 28
Pre review TL;DR:
It lacks variety or complexity to keep the game interesting for a long time but its still a fun free time waster


Pros:
+entirely free

+small plane variety

+good controls

+different game modes


Con:
-not many planes

-not many game modes

-little overall variety can make it fairly boring
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 28
I remember buying this in 2011 (don't think it was a Steam game until recently) and absolutely loving it. Couldn't help but download it again for old time's sake. Fun, simple, great animations.

It would be awesome if Steam or Nimbly Games advertised the hell out of this one weekend to entice new players.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
Its fun and its free!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
Good, high FPS, Linux support, free.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 7
The first time I played this game was back in 2010 as part of a free weekend, it was the most fun I had had in a 2D sidescroller and I instantly fell in love with it's style, varied gamemodes and friendly community, however after the free weekend I never got around to buying it and it fell off the radar for me.

I finally came back to the game towards the end of 2015, hoping to relive those happy moments 5 years ago.
What I came back to was not the game I remembered. The game was deserted save for 2 football servers (the only gamemode that seems to be played nowerdays). Never the less I hopped in and started playing, 2 minutes later someone in chat say's "Lol this guy (me) has only played 5 hours" and from there almost everyone on the server started judging me, criticising my every move and mocking every missed shot until I was eventually vote kicked.

This game has changed for the worst. Gone is the variety. Gone is the friendly community. All that's left is a tiny, niche playerbase consisting purely of veterans that push away new players.

What a sad fate for such a fun game.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 5
Altitude
"Planes" starring Dane Cook!

Pros:
It's free.
Easy to learn.
Simple gameplay.
Multiple game modes.

Cons:
Can get boring after a while.
Not many active servers anymore.

Overall Rating: 7/10
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1,445.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 23
Altitude is a fun and nice game.
It doesn't require high specs, so good for low level computers.
It's really addictive.
You can play this game casually but there are also high-skilled games
Just a really nice game, 11/10
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 2
I actually would reccomend this game... if you like to be dominated and have everybody 360 noscope you, while blindfolded. Also, when you shoot them, don't excpect to actually do damage, because your plane specifically was made to fight teddy bears, while the other planes were made to survive a nuclear holocaust. Update: I would like to kill myself, and you will too if you get this game. Have a wonderful day
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
85 of 94 people (90%) 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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9 of 15 people (60%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,616.1 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 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1,425.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 6, 2015
Very addictive fun multiplayer experience. looks simple, and is really simple but to be skillful takes a lot of practice and with that practice this game become all the more enjoyable. Good team play with skilful players is a very rewarding experience, This is my go-to game for a quick 20 mins of fun hop in, hop out.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 7
Love the idea of flying around in an airplane while battling, love the gamemodes, and there is way more stuff I love about this game. I easily would have paid $15 for this game. Just so addicting, and there is lots of fun game modes too, such as Base Defense, Deathmatch, CTF and more. This game just is plain awesome.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2015
I can't reccomend this to much anyone. Higher level planes crush lower level planes, there's no balance between them. You have to live in Europe to get into an active server with reasonable ping. Connection's laggy at best, even if it's all bots and just you. There's few players anyways.

"I r8 8/88." ~"Ping limits suck."
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 2
Liked - everything
Didn't like - few players
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 31
Pros:

Fairly good servers.

You can rank up fast by fighting bots.

great way to spend time.

Easy to learn.

I tried it on my 15 year old labtop and it still got a solid 60 FPS.

No lag spikes even during the craziest fights

Cons:

Hard to fight high level planes.

Can get boring after around a hour.

Over all its a great game good graphics without needing even a Duo processor. I will probobly play for an hour or so each day.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 5
it's pretty good
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
409.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 17
Standard shooter: hold 'W' until you find an enemy, point and click, repeat.

Altitude at first: Obstacle course!

Altitude later on: Varied fights with constant maneuvering. The layout of the area and the speed, position and angle you have relative to your enemy when you encounter them all affect how the battle plays out.



Some beginners tips:

The most popular map, "Football", has no obstacles so is easy for beginners.

The bots who sometimes fill out teams on public servers are mostly on difficult settings with perfect aim, and can give even experienced players trouble. Their main weakness is that they will focus completely on whatever target or objective they have at the moment, ignoring other enemies unless you go straight in front of them.

When on a server, press TAB and look at the player's levels next to their badges. If there's no number, they're level 60. Sometimes a level 60 will start over from level 1, for prestige, but you can tell them apart by their more complex badges vs a beginners cartoony blue and yellow ones.

Anyway, level 60 people are usually pretty good. Sometimes I don't even fire at low level guys, just circle around them dodging their shots, and they often crash before managing to kill me :) The game has a high skill-ceiling. So you might want to find a server with beginners, the servers with just a few players on them often are.

Now, get online and try to hit me :)
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
19.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 21
It free so its worth it.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2015
8.7/10 - Really fun Multiplayer Plane game

I really love this game. There is both single player and muliplayer. The solo missions are basically prep for multiplayer. Although you can play multiplayer at any level, it's best if you level up your plane to -level 21-. At this point you have an awesome ship that most players use. (It teleports and takes a beating.)

Since there are only around 50-100 people playing online at a time, you will play against all skill levels and planes. This means it's really wise to play the campaign fully before jumping into multiplayer.

Worth $10

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