Mega-Corporations are competing for control of the Valkyria System and its most precious resource - Chrome. Espionage, sabotage, murder... All part of everyday life in the 'New Frontier', and no one is better at it than Logan, a former member of SpecForce - the elite tactical team and now a fugitive bounty hunter.
User reviews: Mixed (117 reviews)
Release Date: May 14, 2010
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Reviews

Gamezone – 88% "It is so much fun to go through the levels, solving the puzzles and completing your objectives while liquidating all opposition."

IGN – 79% "This one's definitely worth checking out if you're looking for something a little different in the FPS realm."

ActionTrip – 81% "Chrome's strong points make it a shooter worth playing. I highly recommend it."

About This Game

Mega-Corporations are competing for control of the Valkyria System and its most precious resource - Chrome. Espionage, sabotage, murder... All part of everyday life in the 'New Frontier', and no one is better at it than Logan, a former member of SpecForce - the elite tactical team and now a fugitive bounty hunter. Betrayed and outlawed, he uses his special talents for personal interest. Enhanced by implants, he has the capability to sneak into high security installations undiscovered - or to brake in with guns blazing...mercenary for hire.

Become Logan in this first-person tactical shooter and operate vehicles on land, sea, and air while wielding an extensive array of destructive weapons. Learn that one man, the right man, can make a difference.

It’s you to decide. Survive and discover the secret of Chrome.

Key features:
  • Operate vehicles including four wheelers, anti-gravity speeders or even walkers
  • Use implants and become a "stealth assassin" or a "living tank"
  • Battle trough 16 single player missions and 8 exclusive multiplayer maps
  • Explore a variety of vast locations including luxuriant tropical forests, rocky deserts, snowy glaciers, futuristic complexes, military bases and orbital stations
  • Equip yourself with more than 15 kinds of weapons such as machine guns, rocket launchers and stationary cannons and cause some serious damage
  • Shoot it out using every available weapon, vehicle and implant with up to 32 opponents in multiplayer mode
  • Challenge other players in 5 multiplayer modes - Assault, Capture The Flag, Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch and Team Domination

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows® XP / Vista&trade / Windows® 7
    • Processor: 1.0 GHz
    • Memory: 256MB
    • Graphics: DirectX compatible 64MB video card*
    • DirectX®: 8.1 or better
    • Hard Drive: 600MB or greater
    • Sound: DirectX compatible audio card
    • Other Requirements: Internet connection required for multiplayer mode

    • *The game does not support GeForce 4MX video cards. Please note that video cards that do not support T&L in hardware do not fully meet the games minimum spec and will therefore suffer performance issues. The game requires a video card with Pixel Shader 1.1. Some onboard graphics cards, including laptops may not have this support.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
tl;dr Duke Nukem: The Later Years

A silly, ambitious little shooter that operates well (for its scope) as it includes a multitude of aspects. Maybe it was big/semi-big back when it launched, but I find most of it laughable yet enjoyable.

As a game, it operates with some clunk, but thus far, it hasn't been anything serious. Movement isn't exactly smooth, but it works, and inventory system has proven less than ideal, but again, it works. The HUD looks nice, but I'm not sure it's all actually "useful." The vehicles could handle better, but then again, I wouldn't expect vehicles and sprawling environments in a corridor-shooter that this game appeared to be in the prologue.

Some of the aesthetics and concepts like the HUD were probably phenominal back then, but basic polish is also not present. Still, if you can overlook graphical oddities and over-the-top gameplay elements (e. g.: the pseudo-realistic jerking of bodies as they die), you might enjoy this title.

I'd save my recommendation for shooter fans, or possibly Rambo-action movie fans. I'll likely update this when I've played more of the game. In the end, at least initially, it's a cheap thrill and I'm happy I purchased it.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
This game is very spooky and VERY edgy. The graphics are what it's all about here, and you even get to play as Duke Nukem himself! I bought this game because I couldn't afford Deus Ex, but that game is BORING anyways

10/10 Bolt Logan
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
Cool game:)
I am stuck at the part in the prologue where there are troops approaching the tower and you are sniping.
Not that it's too hard, I just run out of ammo.
First game I ever got o steam:)
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
A good game 8.5/10
+some original ideas for its day
+good selection of guns
+good graphics for its day

-Bad voice acting
-Bad story
-very glitchy
-stupid AI
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
guns have ♥♥♥♥ty reticules, bots are all snipers with ak's grenades are the only decent way to reliably kill anyhing
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1 of 5 people (20%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
It's ♥♥♥♥
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0 of 4 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
definately Crysis on a very heavy laxative.
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0 of 4 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
I pretended that I was duke nukem in space. The game still sucked...
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0 of 5 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
Awful excuse of a game.
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2.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
An old one but a good one.

Graphically it's dated but for the time it looked very good. I remember the way the grenades worked being particularly fun. Implant system and story-line always brought me back to it.

The odd bug or two breaking progression may cause you to reload a save.
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2.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
Chrome has potential. It has beautiful graphics, large open space areas to run or drive around in, interesting ideas, and a pretty good premise. However, it falls so far short in it's execution.

The biggest problem is the stupid AI with their unbelievable level of accuracy. Even with using cover, you could find yourself a bullet-sponge because they are so damn accurate. Meanwhile, I've been a mere few yards from enemies and had all of my shots miss. To call it frustrating is an understatement. In fact, the best way I've found to deal with the enemies is grenades. However, grenades are glitchy - sometimes you'll go to throw one and it simply won't leave your hand.

Then there is the designed-to-be-useless inventory system which doesn't allow you more than two firearms, which wouldn't be such an issue if combat encounters weren't such crap (much easier to pick guys off from a distance with sniper rifle than engage them in close combat).

The gun recoil is high. High tech future where intergalactic spaceships are cheap enough for the average joe to afford, but gun technology has not advanced an iota. Stationary, kneeling, and keeping a steady aim doesn't prevent wild recoil. Best thing to do is shoot in bursts, but that's an issue in most fights because of how quickly enemies can fill you full of holes.

The health of your character is an easy thing to manage on the first mission where there is abundant health packs, but in the next mission they are scarce, which is problematic given the number of enemies. Health packs are the only way I've found to "heal" so far.

The voice acting is pretty bad. Not terrible, but the sort where when people are talking you're reminded that yes, this in fact a video game. Your own character sounds like a cross between Duke Nukem and the guy who narrates 'Honest Movie Trailers'. Some of the things they say are cringe-worthy. I'm not sure if this is bad dialogue writing or simply a bad translation (Polish developer). However, the biggest issue is really that there is little in the way of character to identify with. The better FPS games out there find some way to tap into an emotional investment with other characters. In Half-Life and Half-Life 2 the NPCs speak to you like you're a person living in their world, like you're a part of their community, which makes pressing forward, even when it's difficult, a worthwhile endeavour. The same can be said of Deus Ex and Halo. They engendered an investment in the game that is lacking here.

The bugs in the game are often surprising. I was in the middle of a gun fight up on the upper levels of the complex in the first mission when I went to kneel behind cover and fell through the floor to the ground below and died. Later I just cleared a room of enemies and my character called "clear" so that the unarmed NPC waiting behind me could move forward - as soon as "clear" was called another enemy popped up and killed me. Later you're both on an elevator and when the doors open to the roof you tell her to run and she is immediately shot dead by an enemy pretty far away.

The level of difficulty for the prologue ("tutorial" mission) was just out there. The game doesn't really care to help you learn the ropes or ease you into the game by ramping up the difficulty as you play. Early in the mission you are told to take out a sniper in his tower. I died so many times trying to figure out how to approach the tower. Really, taking out the sniper was more luck than skill, because as I've mentioned before - their accuracy is perfect and yours is crap. Did I mention there is no "run", no "sprint" and no "dodge" button? Yea, so while you jaunt over to the nearest rock you just have to pray the sniper has to stop at some point to reload.

I want to like this game and I almost do. Can't really recommend it for the casual FPS player, but I can see where stauncher FPS players may enjoy it, though they should know going in that it feels generic.
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15 of 18 people (83%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 18
Crysis: Poor Guy Edition
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
54.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 16
great game with open maps allowing the player to chose how they engage the enemy. Chrome is quite hard but has a brilliant story and gives the player open mission spaces, vehicals and the ability to chose their load out prior to each mission. Chrome draws influences from Daus Ex and System shock with the player gaining acessess to specal implant based powers to augment their preformance and a grid based inventory. with three possible endings Chrome is a real treat and if you can get past the dated graphical apearance you will likely find something you like in it.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
Straight to DVD Sci-fi Shooter. I enjoy the ragdoll like effects it tries to pull off and the vast world of nothingness (kind of reminds me of Halo: CE in a way). Most of all I enjoy the voice of the character you play as, Logan. To me it sounds like the same guy who does Honest Trailers. And if you don't know what Honest Trailers is, look it up on YouTube, your welcome.
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
Really quite enjoyable. Running around and shooting stuff and health kits. The good old days.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
This game is awesome. It's old but good. Not call for duty for $5 it's great.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
I like first person shooters quite a bit and have gotten pretty good at picking up a new one and doing fairly well at it, so I decided to try this game on Hard. Not Very Hard, but Hard Enough. I did not get very far before giving up because the controls made this game feel unpleasant to play in general, difficulty asside.
The hyper accuracy of the enemies, despite trying to use things like cover and sneak attacks, was very frustrating, and was clearly due to poor design rather than difficulty. Reminded me of the Perfect Sim literally never not pointing a pistol at your head no matter the distance and obstacles, but at least then I chose to be up against a Perfect Sim. I'll give this another shot later if I feel up to it, but the lack of control over my own movements, the enemy's omniscience, the god-awful graphics, and the tin-pan-generated sounds are unlikely to call me back.
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8 of 18 people (44%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 9
This game would be decent if it did as it was supposed to, but there are far too many bugs in this game. The first time i started up the game the in-game mouse stopped working. After restarting the game and proceeding to the storyline, you eventually are given the order to shoot an unarmed woman that just happens to get in the way of these mercenaries. When I was given the order the woman disappeared entirely and i started taking fire from somewhere, which i would assume is the woman, but this pathetic group of mercenaries seems to announce every development that happens over their communicators. The graphics aren't great and the character dialogs are dull and apathetic. There is no freedom in this game as the mission will fail and restart if you try and be creative like actually go and see if there is an "unarmed woman" shooting at you and it's not just a glitch.
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 14
Well somehow or another this game found a way to not register any key on my keyboard from Except H, P, and the symbol keys.
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10 of 23 people (43%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 17
This is the the pinnacle of outrageous perfection (poop for short) in video games.
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