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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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Very Positive (18 reviews)
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Very Positive (1,404 reviews)
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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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Get Buckets
10.6 hrs
Posted: August 18
Amazing game, simple and addictive. 5 stars. Perfectly executed.
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cjdeakin
529.0 hrs
Posted: August 8
The only problem with this game is the terrible netcode. Lag is the worst enemy. On the otherhand, the netcode is also very generous. If you see your shot hit, then it hit.
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CriticalComposer
4.2 hrs
Posted: August 7
Altitude tiptoes across that line between arcade and simulation perfectly whilst creating engaging gameplay that rewards skill over luck.
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TerrariaChap
0.7 hrs
Posted: August 5
So, I played the tutorial and LOVED the gameplay! Then I decided to join a game.

From what I've heard from other people, other players are rude and they kick new people out for good people.
Here's what happened to me:

-Went to game list

-Dissapointed by lack of players

-Joined the only online server, football

-Got my first goal

-Nobody was being rude so far..?

-Nobody was competitive

-Everybody was passing, SWEEEET!

-Lost my first game :(

-Every single player was saying GG in chat!

So not every player is rude, you just got to find the right people.

8.5/10 Basicly rocket league with planes. Except...Different.? GREAT for a free game aswell!!!!
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MLG Battle Cats
2.8 hrs
Posted: August 2
Call Of Duty + Planes + Great Controls = Altitude
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Executor
6.6 hrs
Posted: July 26
Need More Fixing About Player Actually The Owner Server SOmetimes The Owner Was Kicked Cuz Unfair Plz Change The Kick Player Are Allowed to All Player , I Was Think If Someone Was Cheating And The Cheating User Is A Friend From The Owner The Case We Will Lose The Game And The Owner Gonna Kick 1 By 1 Anyways Its Nice Game
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mathew2281
2.1 hrs
Posted: July 19
TERIBLE GAME, WOULD UNINSTALL AGAIN.


10/10 WOULD UNINSTALL AGAIN ♥♥♥♥♥ES






















OH YA ANF BYE THE WAY I MADE SURE THE THERE WERE TO OF THE SAME SENTENCES YOU ♥♥♥♥ERS.
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ฬเzคя∂
1.9 hrs
Posted: July 18
Well, this is my rest-room game. Fast, funny action game to chill after a hard game!
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Drekavak
0.5 hrs
Posted: July 17
Play tutorials.
Join game, get banned.
Go back to ask why?
Get told I'm noob and get banned again.
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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
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 5
So, I played the tutorial and LOVED the gameplay! Then I decided to join a game.

From what I've heard from other people, other players are rude and they kick new people out for good people.
Here's what happened to me:

-Went to game list

-Dissapointed by lack of players

-Joined the only online server, football

-Got my first goal

-Nobody was being rude so far..?

-Nobody was competitive

-Everybody was passing, SWEEEET!

-Lost my first game :(

-Every single player was saying GG in chat!

So not every player is rude, you just got to find the right people.

8.5/10 Basicly rocket league with planes. Except...Different.? GREAT for a free game aswell!!!!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 2
Call Of Duty + Planes + Great Controls = Altitude
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
160 of 181 people (88%) found this review helpful
196 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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107 of 118 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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75 of 91 people (82%) 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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20 of 25 people (80%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
947.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2014
One of the best underrated multiplayer games. And it's ultra low spec.
Best part of this is the football. You got football played with planes and you can't underestimate how good that is.
5 different planes add some good depth to it.
If you're a beginner- it's worth finding a football server with bots, and learning how to pass and all that. Also there's a good fun tutorial prepared by altitude.
Most common server is 14 people, and sometimes the skill level can be quite high. In which case be maybe a bit prepared for some grumpy players especially if you don't know which direction you're going, don't know how to pass, and go for enormous kill counts and neglecting the ball.
Otherwise, enjoy one of the most underrated multiplayer games on the internet, and which is free as well.
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