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.
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Mixed (227 reviews) - 40% of the 227 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 12, 2010

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"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

Windows
Mac OS X
    • 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
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Mixed (227 reviews)
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Hatty Mikune
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
i hate video games
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Doombringer175
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 2
It is a cheap rip off of guns of Icarus. If you want to get guns of Icarus please do I have that game as well and find it unbelievably fun. This game is terrible though.
You are set in an airship then expected to keep it flying without any assistance while hoards of enemies shoot at you.
I do not even know if the game is winnable because lord knows it is difficult, but it is too shallow to reward you for your troubles.
I don't mind difficult games, (undertale genocide run / darksouls / and other such games are actually fun to me), but the idea is that the diffculty is with reason and afterwards there is a sence that you advanced and got better. here its just a bland rip off with no substance.
So if you are a fan of shooting yourself in the foot for NO REASON. please do play this game. If your the kind of person that wants to shoot themself in the foot because you like the challenge of walking around with lead in your foot try elsewhere.

EDIT:
The game is still not able to be recommended. It is a boring grindy mess with little reward.
It keeps the player running arround trying to do everything by themselves including keeping the ship repaired and running and defending itself form hostiles. At first this is not bad and is quite relaxing but as the difficult increases it becomes stressful. As mentioned above I do not mind stress if I get a feeling of reward afterwards, but this one has no sence of reward in it. You completed a mission and your reward is a type of gun. This means that you have to grind in order to advacne. and Again grinding is not something I am against, but I need to see the grind advancing me. In most RPGs when you grind you can see your character getting stronger and more powerful. but in this game the grind is so slow and near negligable it becomes a chore. I can kill the same wave on enemies 100 times but never feel like i get better. Am I getting better or stronger, sorta again the guns help, but it feel so small that I never get that feeling like I am stronger.
The game is not in of itself bad, but it is dull as dirt. It lacks any real depth. I don't mind a single player game (actually i prefure them) but there needs to be something there to entertain me. A story, A character, just something. There really is nothing here to keep me going.
It feels like this game is now just a pointless void. Get Guns of Iccaraus. It is what this game wants to be. Still no story, but it replaces it with multiplayer.
I feel this game should be removed from the steam store. It no longer serves a purpose. It fails to entertain, the one purpose of a game.
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The Hidden Wolf
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: February 16
I feel like this fell short of what it was expected to be.
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Zeegads
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: February 16
Buy guns of Icarus instead
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bowenshauna
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: February 15
sucks ♥♥♥♥
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eclun
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: January 30
nipple
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Pitchblacky
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: January 28
You will not enjoy this game, if you want the good version get the online one.
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silvercastleori1
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: January 3
This game could be fun, but you get overwhelmed starting in the second mission. Also, there is no multiplayer which would've made the second mission fun and achievable. First there are 2 or 3 airplanes, and then all of the sudden there are 30-40 airplanes and you are all alone to die.
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[Cake] Kajros
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: December 23, 2015
Not bad. Textures, animations and models doesnt look good but the idea and gameplay is great in my opinion.
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Cylur
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: December 18, 2015
I actually bought this game by accident, i dont know what drugs or amounts of incest i was doing that day to make such a mistake, but as far as it goes. Not that great, its "ok" if you play it for an hour i guess, but would you pay money to play something for an hour?

I dont reccomend.
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PLANK
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: November 21, 2015
idk what to say..
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pulling a joshy
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: November 20, 2015
i played this game for 20 minutes, got confused, and stoped playing.
that was 4 years ago.
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Stork
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: October 31, 2015
DON'T! Just don't!
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Beliad
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: October 28, 2015
Great way to test the refund feature!
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bryan_a_b3
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: September 6, 2015
this is an empty shell of a game.
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Kavaliro
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: September 6, 2015
Nice gameplay but short. If you buy this game you get an exclusive hat for Guns of Icarus.
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Oi actually love this band
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: August 17, 2015
this game is horendous its like when my mom says racist stuff on the streets. you try to hide her away from society but you cant get rid of her. just like this game. get some friends(or body pillows) and get guns of icarus online innstead. blargsnarf my friends
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Insert Coin for Name
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: August 16, 2015
the future is set confirm worldwar 48 like you have never seen it before
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[SB]Acthenoob
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: August 12, 2015
fun game if u like singleplayers
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Mo
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: August 9, 2015
Worth .49 cents. Just get guns of icarus online.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2015
Not bad. Textures, animations and models doesnt look good but the idea and gameplay is great in my opinion.
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33 of 42 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 9, 2014
3/10
As much as I love the spiritual successor Guns of Icarus, this game is just s**t. It's buggy to all hell, the gameplay is repetitive and boring, and there's no story. It's got the right idea but goes nowhere with it. I picked this up at $0.50, and even that felt like too much for this unpolished lump of coal. It needs a lot more story, mechanics and variety before it's worth anyone's time, and the team has given up on it, so strongly discourage you from buying it. I highly recommend the multiplayer sequel, however, so go play that.
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31 of 44 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 12, 2014
This game is bad.

The concept is okay. It's like Guns of Icarus.
The problem lay mainly with the fact that the game only lets you play the first level. It's glitchy and simply won't let you interact with your guns in level 2 - and before you think this was a personal problem this was something I found to be the case after watching a video review on youtube as well. The game simply doesn't have anything past level 1 (which is only about 5 minutes long).

The ship you fly in looked like something a 4 year old designed and a 12 year old built. The cannons had some effort in them. The rest of the graphics honestly felt like the maker had no desire to make it a good game. It seriously gave me the "I don't care if it looks bad. I just plan to make a fast buck" impression. These are the graphics you would see on those computer games from the early 90s where 3D is still a bit of a workout. Not today if you're actually expecting people to pay for the game.
Anyone that has played Second Life: You could make the majority of this ship exactly recreated in prim and texture (from scratch) in about 1 minute on SL. It was really that simplistically designed (guns aside).

The animations were about the same. Not that I saw many inside 5 minutes. They felt like someone rushed them out as some free favor they owed the developer.

I started this game more or less expecting a single player mode of Guns of Icarus - a reasonable thing to asume considering when I first got it the game was named "Guns of Icarus" (barely any different than "Guns of Icarus Online"). I was honestly interested to see what they had in mind for a solo adventure. A story where you fight against AI opponents like many single player games. That sounds awesome really since I like GoI.
It didn't have anything like that. Just a blocky albiet fun 5 minute fight against some planes followed by the inability to actually do anything for the rest of the levels.

This game gets an actual 0/10.Possibly the only game I would ever rate so low.
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43 of 68 people (63%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 21, 2014
It seems like a good game but it stops working after the first level. Developers, please fix this.
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60 of 101 people (59%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 22, 2014
Multiplayer co-op removed. No point in getting it.
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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 9, 2015
Worth .49 cents. Just get guns of icarus online.
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14 of 19 people (74%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 6, 2015
I loved Guns of Icarus Online but this game is no where near as good. I only bought it because I wanted to collect all the games in the series. However, this is expected as it was released in 2010 and was pretty much a little prototype to Guns of Icarus and I didn't expect it to be great. I bought it for less than a dollar so I can't really complain. That being said, I'm curious why the developers kept this on Steam as those who have never played Guns of Icarus Online might think that it is similar to Flight of the Icarus and shun Guns of Icarus Online when it is in fact an amazing game.
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13 of 18 people (72%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 26, 2014
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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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 21, 2015
In 'Flight Of The Icarus you're in command of your own Airship. You're character has to walk around the ship and take controll of different guns to take out the incoming enemies and repair parts of your ship that has been damaged.

After you've survived a level you can place different guns (turrets, canons etc.), upgrade your armor or add some crew to your ship.

Since there's no real story or online option, Flight Of The Icarus gets boring pretty quick. It's not a bad game but I would recommend getting "Guns Of Icarus" which is more expensive but has multiplayer.
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21 of 34 people (62%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 13, 2014
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.

I have bought this title is on a -90% sale.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 11, 2012
This was the only good game in the Groupees Be Mine Bundle 4 (which included such sterling luminaries as two dead multiplayer-only games and ♥♥♥♥ing Revelations 2012). The reason it looks so stodgy is because it was developed by four programmers over four months on a budget I think was around four hundred dollars. Despite the punk rock style development and a campaign that will last you two hours if you take the most circuitous route, giving those pirate ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s what for and then nipping off to fix up the ship before round two of the great punchup in the sky is ♥♥♥♥ing fantastic! I haven't tried multiplayer, because I'm expecting it to be dead or full of turds, but Guns of Icarus Online is going to be coming very soon and is something you should keep your eye on.
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20 of 33 people (61%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2013
If you can get this game to run, it's quite a fascinating and dark experience with the right amount of tense repairing and blowing things out of the sky. For the sale price, I definitely reccomend this game.
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14 of 22 people (64%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 22, 2014
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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13 of 22 people (59%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2013
this game is extrmely unique. its awesome, but i just wish you couls steer the ship in single player.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 9, 2013
awsome game
$1.69 cheep
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2010
Fantastic & fun gameplay, but REALLY SHORT. Not a lot of depth; feels [and was originally] a cheap flash game.

Very fun, only has a few hours on it though.
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17 of 33 people (52%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 3, 2014
A simple game where you go around shooting at planes to defned your precious cargo.
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113 of 224 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2013
Stop. Don't buy this game. This is NOT "Guns Of Icarus Online", which is probably the game you're here to buy. This game is three years old, has terrible graphics and equally bad gameplay, and is not the game you're looking for.

Again, let me reiterate. The game you are looking for is "Guns Of Icarus Online", not "Guns Of Icarus". If you don't want to take my word for it, look at the screenshots for both; the difference in quality is pretty clear.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 16, 2014
I wonder why they removed co-op when it was the only good part of this game?
Bring back plz
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 10, 2014
I found this game to be quite challanging. its a Short game, and it does seem a little unfinished but I enjoyed it. Its also Steampunk, Need i say more?
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