This is a very early demo of the game Overload, a new six-degree-of-freedom shooter from the creators of Descent.
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Very Positive (18 reviews) - 100% of the 18 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (368 reviews) - 96% of the 368 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 7, 2016

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“Everything you’d want a spiritual Descent sequel to be.”
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About This Game

The pre-alpha build of Overload, a new six-degree-of-freedom shooter from the creators of Descent, contains three levels, including a "destroy the reactor" level and a fun challenge mode. While the game is early in the development process, the teaser shows off the intense combat, amazing explosions, and cutting-edge lighting. With 8 usable weapons and 3 menacing robot types, players can get a taste of what’s to come when Overload releases next year.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: XP SP2+
    • Processor: SSE2 instruction set support
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader model 2.0 support
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 700 MB available space
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NullVeKtor
0.4 hrs
Posted: August 28
very fun great graphics i hope they finish the game cant wait for another 6dof shooter
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CKH4
13.5 hrs
Posted: August 27
This teaser is the most fun I've had playing a game in quite a while. Gamepad config takes a while to figure out but overall fantastic. I really hope this gets developed into a full game because its already fantastic. I've only played it in 4k and it is one of, if not the best visually intense looking games I've played.
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Lapsa
0.2 hrs
Posted: August 27
needs lot of polishing, but foundations are decent

i've been hardcore descent fan since the beginning.
Sol Contingency vibe seems off.
enjoyed Sublevel Zero but the vibe is also something else

this one has that descent original feel to it.
but definitely needs A LOT of work to be a great game

good luck, devs
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Kubrick
2.2 hrs
Posted: August 26
(ง ͠°Д ͡°)ノ I demand MOAR
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brotherjonn
0.6 hrs
Posted: August 25
YES PLEASE!!!! DESCENT AGAIN!!!
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ChiefLink or Chill
0.7 hrs
Posted: August 22
Played the Descent: Underground game and felt a little let down.

Played Overload and immediately spewed fireballs from my nostrils in pure freakin' happiness.

THIS IS HOW DESCENT SHOULD BE.
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Mazaaraxis
0.4 hrs
Posted: August 19
Very nice presentation so far, I want to see more!
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Tim
0.6 hrs
Posted: August 18
Great demo. Very smooth play, reliable and repeatable control, smooth graphics. Feels like a natural improvement over Descent 3 (so long ago...) Capable of instilling fear in the player - something most games can't do. Thanks and looking forward to the full version!
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Timerlane
1.8 hrs
Posted: August 15
Even though my computer is a potatotablet, and I played through the 6DoF 'warmup' and Destroy the Reactor (successfully) on borderline slideshow fps, I think I can still safely say this feels like classic Descent gameplay.

As others have mentioned, the Thunderbolt is the neo-Fusion Cannon; find it, and feel the warm, radioactive(?) hug from your childhood.
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¤Ałapso¤
1.4 hrs
Posted: August 15
I typed gabbagabbahey and didn't get an Easter egg 0/10.

Joking. This is literally modern day Descent. I can't be more ♥♥♥♥ing hyped about it. 6 degrees of freedom is alive and well in 2016.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 2
If you remember charging up Descent's Fusion Cannon, the anticipation before the shot, and the satisfaction of it connecting...play this demo if only to fire the Thuderbolt. It's like riding a bike. And c'mon, it's free.

Even this small demo made me nostalgic. I can already tell this is going to live up to the legacy. It already feels as good (unlike some other 6DoF attempts), and it seems like a lot of the bugs and gripes I've read in older reviews have been resolved. There are still plenty of things to improve upon (most glaring to me: the HUD) and I don't think my current hardware can handle the maxed out settings I tried (lots of lag after 500 bots in survival mode), but both of those will surely be addressed.

I just discovered this game, but I am jumping on that deluxe digital pre-order.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
Played the Descent: Underground game and felt a little let down.

Played Overload and immediately spewed fireballs from my nostrils in pure freakin' happiness.

THIS IS HOW DESCENT SHOULD BE.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
Cant wait to buy it next year, very nostalgic of the original Descent series. Hoping the reactors shoot like the original games, as well as a countdown. Overall 10/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 27
needs lot of polishing, but foundations are decent

i've been hardcore descent fan since the beginning.
Sol Contingency vibe seems off.
enjoyed Sublevel Zero but the vibe is also something else

this one has that descent original feel to it.
but definitely needs A LOT of work to be a great game

good luck, devs
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
66 of 73 people (90%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 7
On the heels of classic Descent (and Freespace), the strong design pedigree immediately shines through - the glowing eyes of the robots, the punchy sound, the (optional) 90* auto-leveling, the subtle bob of the ship when stationary, getting lost looking for the exit door after blowing the reactor - it's all here. Overload feels fantastic and I would encourage anyone reading this to try it out.

The teaser will likely run you about 30-45 minutes, with a nice training section, sample mission, and endless(?) survival challenge mode. Unity 5, looks and runs fantastic. Feels great on both Keyboard + Mouse and 360 Gamepad, and looks as though it should support a HOTAS setup (update: doesn't seem to support an X52 quite yet). Very technically impressive for a pre-alpha.

As of this writing, Overload currently has 3 days remaining on Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/revivalprod/overload-the-ultimate-six-degree-of-freedom-shoote
I only came across it the other day, but it has been picking up Steam and making notable funding progress while I've been watching it - it looks like it could very well pull off an 11th hour finish (and I hope it does), so if you're interested, please give the folks at Revival some support!

Thanks for reading!
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44 of 47 people (94%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 8
It's Descent. If you played Descent when you were younger, it's back, proper.
The two designers for the original Descents have made a proper spiritual continuation, it looks and plays exactly as it should; you smash panels and parts off repurposed mining robots until they go fireworks, while they try to extract the meaty bit from your ships metal shell using various methods.

The controls are intuitive, the momentum physics behave as you would expect, the weapons have a solid feel to them (even the frickin laser beams) and each connecting hit gives a physics reaction and a pretty light show as reward.
The sound is great, the baddies sound suitably demonically possessed, the lighting is a real treat, accurate realtime shadows (something of a rarity these days for some reason) are on full display and it all sits together in a surprisingly atmospheric package.

You still get as disorientated as the original Descents and the screen fills with carnage quickly, but that's a positive in this reviewer's book.
The story is to be written by the writer of Freespace 2 and the music is from the original Descent's crew, many Parallax (original Descent) developers are in the team, making this a very exciting project.

Check out the Kickstarter for more info, definitely check out the excellent free teaser demo, it's nostalgia redone right.
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48 of 57 people (84%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 7
If you like the original Descent games Im sure you are going to like this game teaser.This teaser is very well done and its like a complete demo but is still alpha.In my computer plays perfect.Very good graphics and shadows, perfect controls I cant wait for this game AAAA+++ 10/10
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37 of 43 people (86%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 7
The original team that defined the 6DOF genre over 20 years ago is back together and bringing 6DOF into the 21st century. This playable teaser has the look and feel I've come to expect from the makers of Descent and It has me yearning for more.
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32 of 36 people (89%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 7
This demo is well worth the download
This demo is terrific!
It's Descent with better graphics, better AI for well thought out and menacing robots, exciting and pulse pounding 6dof flight. The original creators of Descent completely got this modern remake right. The flight feel is spot on.
Give the free demo a try. The challenge mode is tough...the AI is very smart and difficult to pin down.

It's fun.
It showcases how awesome Overload is.
It's free.
It's well worth the download.

If you're on the fence about supporting the kickstarter, try the demo.
or
If you just want to have some fun like you did with Descent, try the demo (you'll want more for sure...)
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30 of 35 people (86%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 7
This "teaser" or preview build captures the magic of Descent perfectly, showing a lot of promise for the full release.

If you like the teaser, please back this project's Kickstarter campaign at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/revivalprod/overload-the-ultimate-six-degree-of-freedom-shoote
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