Flight of the Icarus is a game where you play as a privateer who owns an airship that helps ferry goods from town to town in a post-apocalyptic world where the skies are dominated by pirates and danger. Shoot down enemy aeroplanes with a variety of deadly weaponry. Keep the ship from falling out the sky.
User reviews: Mostly Negative (161 reviews)
Release Date: May 12, 2010
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Reviews

"I spent far too much time playing ...Icarus."
GameSetWatch.com


"Icarus is a lot of fun & has a beautifully rendered steampunk aesthetic."
Bytejacker Podcast


"I started to play, and got immediately hooked."
WarGamer.com


"Excruciatingly fun...anybody who likes action and shooting will love this game."
DIYGamer.com

About This Game

Flight of the Icarus is a game where you play as a privateer who owns an airship that helps ferry goods from town to town in a post-apocalyptic world where the skies are dominated by pirates and danger. Shoot down enemy aeroplanes with a variety of deadly weaponry. Keep the ship from falling out the sky. Make sure the cargo reaches its destination. Made by 4 people in 6 months, Flight of the Icarus is the humble beginnings of the premier airship-to-airship combat game Guns of Icarus Online.



Key features:
  • Unlock the Fallen Hero Cap in Guns of Icarus Online when you purchase this game!
  • Frantic blend of turret shooting from the deck of your airship, with repair time management mechanics to keep the ship afloat
  • 18 Epic Levels & 8 Powerful Guns
  • 4 Enemy Types (Duster, Gunship, and Pirate Ace aeroplanes, and Airship)
  • Extra ‘Into the Breach’ Survival Mode
  • Time of Day & Weather Effects

System Requirements

PC
Mac
    • OS: Windows XP or later
    • Processor: 2 GHz CPU
    • Memory: 512MB (XP), 1GB for Vista
    • Graphics: Dedicated Video Card w/128MB of memory
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 100MB
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c-compliant sound card
    • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, and up to 10.9 Maverick. The game currently does not support 10.9 Maverick.
    • Processor: 2 GHz Intel CPU
    • Memory: 512MB
    • Graphics: Dedicated Video Card w/ 128MB of Video Memory
    • Hard Drive: 100MB
Helpful customer reviews
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
If you buy this game you get an exclusive hat for Guns of Icarus. That's the only reason why I recommend this game. The hat is really fancy.

This title is on -90% sales from time to time.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
tl;dr, detailed review below
+ It's a nice minigame
+ Upgrades for your airship

-- Need to restart the game to play the second mission.
-- Quality/price ratio
-- Linear and very repetitive gameplay
- Only 4 enemy types
- No story other than the explanation on the shop site


Gameplay

In "Flight of the Icarus" you're playing a privateer who owns an airship with multiple guns on it to shoot enemy aircrafts. That's basically it. Your airship holds 5 guns, which you can upgrade at the start of each level if you have enough points.


Scenario

Flight of the Icarus is like an oldschool shoot-em-up, but worse. Every level works the same way: You wait until you see enemies (pirates) flying towards you. Usually you're faster finding them by looking around than focusing on your radar. Your task is quite simple: shoot them. If you don't manage to shoot them fast enough, they hit your ship and damage some parts of it. But don't worry, you can run around and fix everything. The only thing changing between the levels are the guns you place and the weather. The main character doesn't take any damage.

On your HUD there's a timer telling you how long you have to survive. After the countdown hits zero the level immediately stops, even if there are enemies left around you. After each level you get points, depending on how much cargo you have left and how many enemies you've shot. If you have enough points you'll get a new weapon which you can place on your ship. There are only 4-6 spots, so you usually have to replace other weapons.

There's also a survival mode, where you need to defend your airship as long as possible.


Key features

  • Unlock the Fallen Hero Cap in Guns of Icarus Online ...

    Guns of Icarus Online is a Multiplayer which costs 20$. I don't own it, so I can't tell something about it.

  • 18 Epic Levels & 8 Powerful Guns

    They're not epic, but linear. The guns are quite nice though.

  • 4 Enemy Types (Duster, Gunship, and Pirate Ace aeroplanes, and Airship)

    They won't be stronger if you choose a medium or hard level, there will only be more of them.

  • Time of Day & Weather Effects

    As mentioned, that's the only thing changing between the levels.


    Overall Quality

    Graphics:
    The game has a steampunkt design, but very low-quality textures. However, it doesn't look too bad. Remember it's an Indie Game.

    Sound:
    There are only basic sounds (shooting, airplanes), not much more to mention.

    Weapons:
    There are 8 weapons (more than enemies!). Every weapon behaves different.

    Enemies:
    There are 4 enemy types. There is a boss fight in which you have to beat multiple airships.

    Coop:
    ?? Afaik the Coop doesn't work anymore. But I'm not sure on that one - I don't know anyone else who has this game.


    Known Issues

    You usually won't be able to play after beating the first level. To continue the "story" you have to restart the game.


    Worth the price?

    Definitely not. The game is quite fun to play once in a while, but it's not worth more than 0.99$. Check out Steam Sales if you want to buy this game.
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
more ppl should play dis game
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0 of 4 people (0%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
This game sucks. It gets boring and tedius after the second level. Save yourself and get Guns Of Icarus Online insted which is 1000% better
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0 of 4 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
Would love to be able to play this on Mac OSX Mavericks!
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33 of 46 people (72%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
It seems like a good game but it stops working after the first level. Developers, please fix this.
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52 of 82 people (63%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
Multiplayer co-op removed. No point in getting it.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
Ratings-
Overall: 2
Gameplay: 4
Addictiveness: 1
Play Time: 0
Plot: 0
Characters: 0
Graphics: 3
Audio: 7
Music: 7


Flight of the Icarus is a game with an incredible amount of potential. The gameplay is very similar to a first person version of FTL. What? How did it get such low ratings? Because it doesn't work! The copy I purchased wouldn't go past level one. The online demo at http://www.shockwave.com/gamelanding/gunsoficarus.jsp let me go to level two. Of those two level, I experienced amazing gameplay, awesome audio, and some chincy graphics, but a broken game gets bad ratings, sorry.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oeocq3khuq0&index=6&list=PLOej4kpIyowYGV9flJxsCHMCsnRTfkJV5
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8 of 14 people (57%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
A great prequel to get you into the swing of Guns of Icarus. As one lone privateer, take on the pirate armada and man cannons to defeat their endless onslaught.
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14 of 26 people (54%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
A simple game where you go around shooting at planes to defned your precious cargo.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 7
just buy guns of icarus online
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10 of 22 people (45%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
Simple. Quick. Easy. Need to take a break from little kids hacking in CSGO? Get some of your frustrations out here.
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8 of 18 people (44%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
Played this game today. I could not get passed level 2. No idea what I am supposed to do. Tried to find all keys which I could use - no full list of keys, only quick keys.

Did not see possibilility for multiplayer. Anyway, a let-down game for me.
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 10
Nope.
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 13
Flight of the Icarus is a game on the middlegroudn between bad and good. It is extremely ugly and contains many bugs which can stop you playing. The game is more of a prototype of Guns of Icarus. If you want a good game with this idea behind it, get Guns of Icarus.
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 26
FUUUUUUUU
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1 of 5 people (20%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 17
I feel completely mislead. I bought this back when the name of the game was still "Guns of Icarus" thinking I was actually buying Online since there was no notice at the time that this is a completely different game from Guns of Icarus Online. Then, at the time, it still said it has multiplayer, when in reality the servers for multiplayer have been down for years.
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
This game is a waste of time and money, the game stops after level one and is completely broken, do not bother with it or the developer, it probably won't be fixed either because they have the other guns of icarus online. This is is just a straight up rip off by this game company, pretty much just stealing your money.
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 8
Pretty boring. Also wouldn't work after the first level.
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0 of 4 people (0%) found this review helpful
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
WHY REMOVE MULTIPLAYER YOU IDIOTS!!!!!!!1!! I DO NOT RECOMEND ID RATHER PLAY GUNS OF ICARUS ONLINE YOU IDIOTS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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