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Take control of a virtual organism in this unique indie arcade title, while unlocking Steam Achievements and climbing the leaderboards!
Release Date: Aug 19, 2010
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$4.99

About the Game

Get ready for a brand new experience! Take control of a virtual organism, develop your moves and become one with the swarm – then the game has only just begun. Swarm Arena’s fresh and deep gameplay is a journey from relaxing aesthetics over mind-blowing action to pure tactics. Be fast. Be precise. Or simply enjoy the experience.

Play it YOUR way.


Key features:

  • Brand new gameplay experience
  • Ranked online multiplayer battles
  • 2 independent gameplay modes
  • 5 unique A.I.s
  • Evolutionary learning A.I.
  • Multiplayer battles on a single PC
  • Unlockable rewards
  • 15 achievements
  • Adaptive music
  • Customizable rules
  • Global leaderboard
  • Multiple mouse & generic gamepad support
  • Beautiful visuals

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows® XP / Vista™ / Windows® 7
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256MB video memory, Pixelshader 2.0
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB
    • Sound: DirectX compatible Sound Card
    • Other Requirements:
Helpful customer reviews
7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
164 products in account
10 reviews
1.6 hrs on record
Swarm Arena... such wasted potential

Swarm Arena is a fast paced arcade game where you fight opponents with drones, which are your own personal guards or soldiers depending on the situation. Pickups randomly spawn on the map giving you special moves, life, shields, and even more drones to fight with, also you have a large amount of strategies to use, like having your drones form a spinning shield around you, or setting them to defend you. You can also practice in the Sandbox mode, which is lacking but interesting nonetheless. Leaderboards and multiplayer is included, while also being able to play with two people on one PC.

This game looks great with the different colors of drones mixing in combat, the background particles that move depending on what’s happening, and the various cosmic rips that block your drones and explode over time. A problem I had is the AI seemed to either be way too easy, or being impossible to beat, which doesn’t lead to a fun time, and I got bored pretty quick playing this game.

Pros:
Beautiful visuals.
Cool powerups.
Strategic abilities.
Multiplayer.

Cons:
Music is repetitive, and gets annoying after a while.
AI is either WAY too weak or insanely hard.
Gets boring after a couple of hours.

Get this if you’re only looking for a couple of minutes worth of fun, and better yet wait for it to go on sale.

Rate: 3/10
Posted: December 2nd, 2013
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
329 products in account
4 reviews
5.0 hrs on record
This game is absolutely fantastic. After a while of searching for a multiplayer, fast-paced action game for a great price I came to this gem. The gameplay is fast but responsive and skillful, there isn't a moment where you feel cheated by the controls. There's not a flaw in this game and you could easily kill hours playing this. Would recommend.

It's also a perfect price to gift a friend after you learn the skills then kick their butt.. until they get better than you xD
Posted: December 9th, 2013
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
82 products in account
3 reviews
2.7 hrs on record
Great game, and the Pandora AI is the most brilliant thing I've ever seen. Totally recomended to everyone who likes to have a challenge.
Posted: February 4th, 2014
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2 of 6 people (33%) found this review helpful
281 products in account
35 reviews
6.6 hrs on record
70/100 It's fun at first try but after you play it too long it's not necessarily something you'd feel like playing everyday.
Posted: November 30th, 2013
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2 of 15 people (13%) found this review helpful
26 products in account
5 reviews
3.7 hrs on record
Cheap game.. not really worth the money :/
Posted: December 13th, 2013
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