Take to the skies in this fast paced, arcade aerial combat game featuring arena style gameplay. Fly solo in single player or compete against other players in online multiplayer modes.
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Mixed (302 reviews) - 62% of the 302 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 14, 2010

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DogFighter is a fast paced, arcade aerial combat game with arena style gameplay values. Players can compete against up to 15 opponents in 4 multiplayer modes, or go solo in 7 single player game modes, using beefed up biplanes sporting over 20 different offensive and defensive weapons...

Key features:

  • Take to the skies against up to 15 players in classic online multiplayer game modes such as Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch and Capture the flag flag as well as the all new Wolf Pack Co-Op game mode.
  • Use several advanced server options to enable variations on the normal game modes by including the likes of Insta-Gib, Turbo Mode and Black Death.
  • "Easy-to-fly" flight model with the controls you need to execute advanced manoeuvres such as Barrel Roll and Immelmann Turn.
  • Beautifully created environments that are as much a player in the game as the people piloting the craft.
  • With 8 unique craft and over 20 different weapons and defensive measures, DogFighter caters to all game play styles.
  • Online leaderboards and friend tracking.
  • Steam Cloud supported.
  • Includes Steam Achievements.

Updates so far:

  • Joystick Support
  • New Map: The Old Gods
  • New Craft: Mongoose
  • Added: Tutorial Mode
  • Added Game Modes: Lone Wolf and Wolf Pack
... and that’s just the start.
Since its launch, DogFighter has been updated on numerous occasions. As well as the usual bug fixes and polish we have introduced...
  • Joystick Support
  • Weapon and Control completely rebalanced
  • A new map, new co-op game mode “Wolf Pack” and the new craft; The Mongoose.
  • Configurable Xbox Controller Support
Take to the skies and deal lead death to your enemy using a state-of-the-art flight model that gives players unprecedented command of DogFighter’s craft. Complete control of the craft, combined with easily executed advanced manoeuvres such as the Barrel Roll, give DogFighter players the tools they need to master the skies.
With environments built to both slay and save you, the environments in DogFighter offer the player a more interactive experience than is usual for the genre. Players can enjoy piloting their craft down mining tunnels, through pyramids and active volcanoes, in environments designed to deliver a more varied, more interactive gaming experience. Fly low, fly fast!

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP (SP2 or more), Windows Vista (SP1 or more), Windows 7
    • Processor: 2.0Ghz Dual Core
    • Memory: 1GB System RAM for Win XP, 2 GB for Vista/Windows 7
    • Graphics: 256MB DirectX® 9.0c compliant supporting Pixel Shader 2.0 or better
    • DirectX®: 9.0c (latest)
    • Hard Drive: 600MB or greater
    • Sound: Direct X 9.0c compliant sound card
    • Other Requirements:
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Overall:
Mixed (302 reviews)
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Nax_o
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 19
I am reluctant to trash a game with so little gameplay minutes but this game puts forward all it has to offer very quickly. Unfortunately it is not quite as good as one could have hoped after seeing the trailer.

The trailer video shows ultra-tight multiplay fun and really fast flying! ...but in reality the speed is not there. Boost does not add much. There are also zero people online.

And the controls: Play it with a gamepad and aiming is hell. Play it with a flightstick and the twitchy gameplay will be hell for you and your stick. Play it with a mouse and you will get trashed in the close quarters turns. I simply was not able to find a proper control scheme that worked. Mouse was the best though.

A flying arcade game can be fast and playable on multiple control types. e.g. Skydrift.

It is not an entirely lost case though. Game is probably at it's best when played with a few friends who are all of the same skill level. This could probably be quite nice LAN game among friends. But playing against the few random humans online or bots? Forget it. Not worth it even at this price.

4/10
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Juma
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 15
This game is horrible. xD I remember Crimson Skies, now that was a good game...
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Kaesar
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
This is actually a pretty fun game, at least single player wise. It scratches a nice itch I've been wanting for a long time, arcade style death match with planes.

Does the game have flaws? Absolutely. But do those flaws detract from the game? Not really, in my opinion. Is it a bad game? No. Not a by a long shot. It could be better but it certainly could be a lot worse.
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SuperSandro2000
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
Product received for free
Just no....
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|-Ziel-|
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
You can control the planes about as well as a smoker can control their smoking habits.
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WhatDaMath
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
I tried to like this...I really did
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Huge Assassin
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 17
you wanna fight some dogs.....?....
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Hammertime
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 15
Single player is a bunch of identical, repetetive missions with increasing difficulty.
Controls are not very fluid (played with mouse and keyboard).

Bottom line - multiplayer game with no players. 'Nuff said.
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Neveisnotonfire
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: March 22
10/10 WOULD BUY AGAIN SOY GOOD
LOVE THIS GAME THE GAME PLAY IS SO GUT EVERYONE DESERVES THIS GAME


1 LIKE = 1 DOG FIGHTER
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xXReaperCallinXx
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 8
I few a plane like a boss than noticed that I was to good to play this game

10/10 would play and uninstall again
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DarkMatterGaming
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: March 6
Its Very S.h.i.t
Dylan told me it was good
He Lied

10/10 Would be tricked by geek again!
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ryryrecords
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: March 5
There are some ideas that are so simple that passionate developers ruin them by making things more difficult than they have to be. My major complaint with this game is the controls. There are too many for a casual game like this. Also, this game takes a lot of tweaking to respond semi-smoothly -- mouse sensitivity (never did figure out the game pad). All in all, the maps seem pretty standard. The planes aren't based on Flight Simulator mechanics, but I wasn't expecting that. I kind of just wanted to start this game up and have fun. I didn't want to fiddle with it forever.

This games needs simplification and also should be optimized for slower PC's. I don't recommend buying this.
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3st
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: March 2
Gets boring fast, too simple (and thus limited) controls.
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Squig
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: February 24
simple game but good for killing time
needs more planes
but
who the fug keeps voting 'funny' on every review
i'm gonna find you and kick your as s i swear
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LUL 台灣人
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: February 22
Very fun game but online is dead. Fun with bots for a bit but not for an extended period of time.
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₣⊕ֆ | King Renly Baratheon
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: February 22
Fun, frenetic multiplayer combat, a great aircraft roster and interesting arsenal weapons are slightly undermined by the absence of a single-player campaign . Nevertheless, Dogfighter, for less then 1€ is a bargain.
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Ferdinand Brother
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: February 16
just good game , to wasting time when dota update goes bigger, and bigger
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JintoLyn
( 10.7 hrs on record )
Posted: February 15
Turn sharp, don't stall out, break out the big guns. This game is great for fast flying fun. Still download and play it from time to time, would love to see a new or updated release. Recommended
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DeadlyDan
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: February 13
Developers are great, had a problem where the game wouldn't start but they released an update which fixed it in a reasonable time. Thanks. http://steamcommunity.com/app/42500/discussions/0/405690850598851768/

First impressions;
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Ok, so this is a pure arcade dogfighting game through and through.
No story mode as far as I can tell; only 'arena style' deathmatch dogfighting variations, includes a number of singleplayer tournaments.
You earn medals based on your performance.

It's quite good if that is what you are looking for though.
Pickup 'powerups', new weapons, health packs, shields, disrupters, etc.
Can use buttons with preset manoeuvres if you like; loop, barrel roll, 180 degree turn, etc. (sorry not the correct terminology)

I would say would be really fun in multiplayer with 'like-minded' friends.
Game does have bots, but they can be tough, especially if 5 vs 1 (lone wolf mode) etc.

Took me quite a while to get my control sensitivities to how I like them as there are 4x sliders in reference to this. But putting the time into setting those paid off.
Also, this game has an excellent tutorial.

Recommended if this is what you are looking for.
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TheSwingWing
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: February 7
if you are looking for dog fighting this is your game.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
This is actually a pretty fun game, at least single player wise. It scratches a nice itch I've been wanting for a long time, arcade style death match with planes.

Does the game have flaws? Absolutely. But do those flaws detract from the game? Not really, in my opinion. Is it a bad game? No. Not a by a long shot. It could be better but it certainly could be a lot worse.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 19
I am reluctant to trash a game with so little gameplay minutes but this game puts forward all it has to offer very quickly. Unfortunately it is not quite as good as one could have hoped after seeing the trailer.

The trailer video shows ultra-tight multiplay fun and really fast flying! ...but in reality the speed is not there. Boost does not add much. There are also zero people online.

And the controls: Play it with a gamepad and aiming is hell. Play it with a flightstick and the twitchy gameplay will be hell for you and your stick. Play it with a mouse and you will get trashed in the close quarters turns. I simply was not able to find a proper control scheme that worked. Mouse was the best though.

A flying arcade game can be fast and playable on multiple control types. e.g. Skydrift.

It is not an entirely lost case though. Game is probably at it's best when played with a few friends who are all of the same skill level. This could probably be quite nice LAN game among friends. But playing against the few random humans online or bots? Forget it. Not worth it even at this price.

4/10
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 5
There are some ideas that are so simple that passionate developers ruin them by making things more difficult than they have to be. My major complaint with this game is the controls. There are too many for a casual game like this. Also, this game takes a lot of tweaking to respond semi-smoothly -- mouse sensitivity (never did figure out the game pad). All in all, the maps seem pretty standard. The planes aren't based on Flight Simulator mechanics, but I wasn't expecting that. I kind of just wanted to start this game up and have fun. I didn't want to fiddle with it forever.

This games needs simplification and also should be optimized for slower PC's. I don't recommend buying this.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: March 2
Gets boring fast, too simple (and thus limited) controls.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 15
Single player is a bunch of identical, repetetive missions with increasing difficulty.
Controls are not very fluid (played with mouse and keyboard).

Bottom line - multiplayer game with no players. 'Nuff said.
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 22
10/10 WOULD BUY AGAIN SOY GOOD
LOVE THIS GAME THE GAME PLAY IS SO GUT EVERYONE DESERVES THIS GAME


1 LIKE = 1 DOG FIGHTER
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
you wanna fight some dogs.....?....
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
40 of 58 people (69%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 17, 2015
THE GAME IS WORTH IT


I got it for free from a giveaway for the anniversary of the game.
I'm really impressed of the game. Its the best Flight action/arcade game I've played so far. However, it does not have a big player basis. A small number of people play it, but its really worth it and there are a lot of more hours of fun for me discover in the game :).
I can't recommend you to buy it, simply because I did not buy it myself, but if I did, I would recommend it to you to buy it.
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 24
I have over 600 games in my Steam account, and the vast majority of them are still unplayed. So now I'm dedicating an hour to each of these games and writing a series of One Hour Reviews. An hour isn't very long to judge a game on, so think of this as more of a first impression, and take this review in the spirit in which it's given. Be sure to read other reviews from players who have spent more time in the game.

One Hour Reviews #49 - DogFighter

Exactly as you'd expect from the title, DogFighter pits you as a fighter pilot against a number of other pilots. It's pretty much deathmatch with propellar planes, which isn't itself a bad thing.

I started with the tutorial, which does a perfectly good job taking you through the various controls in the game. The left stick controls the plane, while the right stick is used for performing different maneuvers, which include barrel rolls in either direction, a loop, and an Immelmann turn.

Much like a typical deathmatch game, you pick up powerups, which can provide both offensive and defensive capabilities. Offensive items are activated with the right trigger, and defensive items are activated with the left trigger.

The flight model is completely arcade-like, so anyone expecting simulator level realism should look elsewhere. But, on the flip side, the game is very easy to pick up.

The game offers some different game modes, but they don't really change the core gameplay which is to fly your plane, shoot other plans, and don't get shot down. All of the game modes are just variations of the basic deathmatch.

Which brings me to the problem I had with this game. You can't really have a deathmatch game without other people playing it. And nobody seems to be playing this anymore. Granted, this game came out back in 2010, but sadly it seems the shelf life of this game was pretty short, and people have moved on. So, unless you fancy playing deathmatch with a bunch of bots, you are better off looking at other games.
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17 of 27 people (63%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: December 3, 2015
Super fun :( But we never could play more than 3 players the 4th player would just be kicked for no reason at all.
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20 of 34 people (59%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 17, 2015
Cluncky controls and very arcade style dogfighting.
No community that keeps up the multiplayer base and random disconnects got me out of the mood...
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2015
The controls feel stiff and choppy, kind of like a real biplane.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 4
The graphics is decent, if only the shadows are rendered properly because it looks very blocky. OK gameplay, mediocre music, enough amount of content. Buy it if you really don't have any other plane simulator games 'cause its quite cheap.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 22
Very fun game but online is dead. Fun with bots for a bit but not for an extended period of time.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 9
"small arcade vehicle combat"

Once u get the controls the game looks so nice !, reminds me Skydrift or Crimson skies.

Cheap graphics, not too bad.

Impressive weapons.

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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2015
First impressions: jolly good fun, especially for two of Her Majesty's fine English pounds.
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30 of 33 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2013
kinda fun from what i remember online with friends.. I had poor net connection at the time. Would liketo play again with friends. Also if using xbox pad.. do not check the check box for it.. as it puts a large deadzone in the controller. you can still use the xbox pad just go to joypad tab to change keys, there are some sensitivity settings in there also when changing the sticks for up and down or left and right. and also set teh to sliders to about 40 on the 3rd tab. If you cant get it to work well add me on steam and ill send you my control file.
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24 of 30 people (80%) found this review helpful
30 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 20, 2014
DogFighter, you're fine and all, but everytime I'm with you I'm closing my eyes and thinking of Wing Commander and I know that just isn't fair to you but I just can't help it baby I loved her first and you remind me so much of how much I miss her and how much I miss being young and alive and I NEED TO FEEL ALIVE AGAIN, DOGFIGHTER. I NEED TO FLY HIGHER THAN YOU CAN TAKE ME.
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 26, 2014
You get what you pay for.
a fun but limited deathmatch game that has no one playing online

the bots you play against are way too easy and they cheat like crazy. unlimited boost, they tailgate you forever while airbraking. they dont stall but you do.
they are way too easy, very repetitive and only become dangerous in groups
(even on the hardest setting)

it could use better controller support,
allthough it works well enough using one.
the way they work make menu choices slow and tedious.
instead of jumping through the options,
a controller gives you a slow moving arrow as you use a mouse.
ingame they work well enough

the multiplayer part is dead, no one online

i give it a 6/10 overall.
would be more if there actually was anyone online.

it's ok for some mindless fun
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 21, 2014
fun game for the price. It's one of those game you don't play for hours on end but it is good for a hour or two every now and again.
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