The game brings you far into the future of a post-apocalyptic Sweden.
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Mixed (629 reviews) - 59% of the 629 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 12, 2012

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About This Game


Krater is real-time squad based dungeon crawling adventure. The game combines fast paced combat, tactical squad management, crafting, and questing all seen from a classic RTS perspective.

While the game’s campaign can be played offline, there are also hours of specifically designed co-op missions to tackle with friends online.
Since release, there have been tweaks/improvements to just about everything else, from game balance to improved loot/item generation to a reworked HUD and smoother graphical performance.

The game universe brings you far into the future of a post-apocalyptic Sweden. Once home to IKEA, Vikings, and Minecraft, today its primitive inhabitants scavenge the broken overgrown world for technological artifacts.

At the rim of an impact site known as the Krater, three factions vie for control over the wound opening up into the world below. Consisting of an endless series of caves and tunnels filled with old world treasures and perils, the Underside stretches into the depths of the fallen Swedish civilization. You arrive at the Krater with your team of freelancers to take part in the gold rush where people come back rich or don’t come back at all.

Key Features:

  • Co-Op Adventure - Loot together through hours of specially designed co-op missions. Conquer tough co-op bosses together and bring your spoils back to the main campaign.
  • Unlimited Exploration - No matter how deep you crawl, there is always more to explore in Krater’s open world. Packed full of randomized dungeons and events, more than 60 handcrafted original locations, and 200+ quests. Locations range from small settlements to large urban areas like Solside City, a sprawling regional hub where you’ll find all sorts of NPCs and services.
  • Achievements - Earn over 40 achievements online or offline.
  • Uniquely Persistent Characters - Watch your team of odd personalities evolve as they level up and gain new abilities, equipment, better stats, and even incur injuries.
  • Face the Consequences - Your characters must cope with the dangers of Krater - if not they will face the threat of gameplay affecting permanent injuries or even death!
  • Craft Everything - From items and weapons, to gear and abilities, you can craft it all with an extensive crafting system.
  • Unique Graphical Style - Krater makes great use of the new Bitsquid engine, which sports pleasing DX11 graphical features and lighting effects to create a one of a kind universe full of sun soaked towns & amazing environments, colourful effects, and complicated characters.
  • No mandatory connection to an online service - For those who would rather stay clear of online gaming services and login screens, Krater provides the entire Single-Player campaign in ‘offline’ mode.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows Vista / Windows 7
    • Processor:Dual Core 2.4GHz processor
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Shader 4.0 compatible card (minimum: Nvidia GeForce 8xxx, AMD Radeon 2xxx)
    • DirectX®: DirectX11 drivers (the game support DX10 hardware)
    • Hard Drive: 13 GB HD space
    • NOTICE: : Krater requires DirectX 10, a DirectX 10 compatible video card, and Windows Vista or Windows 7. There is no support for Windows XP or DirectX 9.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 (64 bit)
    • Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD CPU
    • Memory: 4GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 13GB
    • Video Card: DirectX 11 compatible Nvidia or AMD ATI card, ATI Radeon HD6870 or higher, Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 or higher. Graphics card memory: 1 GB
    • DirectX®: DirectX11 drivers (the game support DX10 hardware)
    • Sound: DirectX compatible sound card
    • OS: OS X 10.7.5 (Lion), 10.8.2 (Mountain Lion)
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8800, ATI Radeon HD 2600
    • Hard Drive: 13 GB
Helpful customer reviews
77 of 83 people (93%) found this review helpful
16.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 4
Abandonware - Should be removed from Steam.
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45 of 50 people (90%) found this review helpful
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 9, 2015
This is one of those "maybe" games but I'm erring to "Not Recommended" just so people are aware of the issues it has.

Most obvious - it's clear they intended this game to be large or even multi-part story but that never happened so it doesn't feel like a completed thing as-is - that doesn't mean it's not fun at times, it just means it's not "all of a piece".

I've had issues around alt-tab since Beta and they're STILL THERE even now. Alt-tabbing will almost certainly leave the game in an immovable/hard-to-interact-with window - it may cause the game to just stop responding entirely - it's almost never a good idea to do it.

Saving is limited - you always restart from the nearest quest hub - and I've lost progress after a hang/crash a few times - I've lost progress after exitting properly a few times too - add that to it's dislike of alt-tab and you have a recipe for frustration which has led to me stop playing more-than-once.

Difficulty varies WILDLY - you'll spend a lot of time doing really easy stuff and then hit something REALLY hard - often just a random mob which is super-tough or whatever - it clearly needed more polishing.

All of that is a real shame because I like the setting, music, voicework, concept, playstyle, itemisation - it had a tonne of potential and ever time I come back to it I enjoy it for a while before I hit yet another pothole/crash and quit again!

tl;dr lovely idea about half polished/finished and just a bit too crashy to recommend as-is.
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
15.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 15
Disappointing title. Grindy, repetitive and overall not a fun game.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 11
I want to love Krater but I really don't, it has the potential and story to be a great game but it really isn't. It plays like an unfinished grindfest of majestic proportions. It really feels like this is 1 quarter of the promised game sloppily put together to just have something to sell to people who thought it would be a cool game.
So I would not get this game if I know about this in advanced and I urge everyone to not buy it becasue it's not very good.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 13
Krater looks really good on paper. Post-apocalyptic Sweden where everything is made out of scrap and IKEA furniture. However, the reality is weak plot, dump characters and mediocre (at best) gameplay. I don’t understand RPG elements in this game. There is no explanation what I should level up and why. Just stay away from this game.
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