Plain Sight is a multiplayer arcade game about suicidal ninja robots. Fly through space, leap over planetoids and destroy opponents with your trusty katana. Killing fellow robots lets you steal their tasty, tasty energy. Packed with spinach-like goodness; energy makes you bigger, stronger, faster and generally more awesome.
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Mixed (222 reviews) - 69% of the 222 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 5, 2010

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Plain Sight is a multiplayer arcade game about suicidal ninja robots.
Fly through space, leap over planetoids and destroy opponents with your trusty katana.
Killing fellow robots lets you steal their tasty, tasty energy. Packed with spinach-like goodness; energy makes you bigger, stronger, faster and generally more awesome.
Being all big and badass is great, but in this game it doesn’t win you the match. It makes you a target.
To win, you have to convert your energy into points...
How do you do this? Simple. Kill yourself.
Press the button and turn your happy little robot into a vicious ball of enemy-absorbing plasma. The more opponents you take out, the better.
Upgrade your robot, respawn and get stuck in again...

  • 13 Multiplayer maps
  • Battle up to 20 players
  • 5 self-destructive gameplay modes
    • Deathmatch
    • Ninja! Ninja! Ninja! Robozilla! - mini ninjas unite to bring the gargantuan Robozilla down to size!
    • Lighten Up - Detonate on a target area with as much energy as possible, the best detonation wins the points for that round.
    • Team Deathmatch / Weakest Clink - Play a standard Team Deathmatch or up the stakes by having a communal score bank.
    • Capture the Flag - Well, it looks more like a beacon... but the gameplay is the same.
  • Level the playing field with in-game power-ups
  • Spend your experience points on 30 different robot upgrades
  • Perfect your skills in offline practice mode
  • Ships with dedicated server software

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 2 ghz or better
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader model 2 supported graphics card
    • DirectX®:DirectX 9
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB of free space
    • Sound: Sound card required
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Overall:
Mixed (222 reviews)
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Raz0rStar
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 27
It's as dead as my soul.
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Bechstein
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 11
SPACE NINJAS! Robot Ninjas. ROBOT NINJAS IN SPACE!
Challenge your friends and their reflexes. Utilize torn up terrains and odd gravity wells, soar through space and outsmart opponents, ready to slice them open with a one-hit-crit in this high stakes combat game. But it's not just about landing kills. It's about building up a killstreak greater than your last in order to obtain more points and more power in the end. Great for LAN parties and fanatics of ninja clicks and killstreak boasting. Technically you could call this a third person melee game.
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Spike Spiegel
( 6.0 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: March 12
Second steam game I ever got. Just sucks. Nothing fun about it and doesnt help that the servers are all dead.
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WhaleBlubber
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: February 10
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this is such a fun awesome game!!
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But its dead.

There are no servers.

The bots arent very hard.

Nobody plays this.

It deserves better.

its not a bad game.

Its awesome.

But alas, it has fallen into the deepest depths of.... THE STEAM STORE......

Its a good game, its pretty fun, but nobody, and I mean NOBODY, plays the multiplayer!

4/10

it would be a 7/10 if the multiplayer wasn't as dead as my soul





Rest in ripperonis
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Chris
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: February 6
This game had a novel way of fighting. Very cool mechanics on the surface. I think it died because just like multi-player shooters with weak gunplay, there was not enough depth to those mechanics.
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Obey the Fist!
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: February 1
A PvP centric game with little or no developer lifetime support.
No multiplayer population, mediocre graphics from the outset.
No support for 4K or modern PCs (even though it's not very old).

This is a perfect demonstration of why indie games should be avoided.

Give this one a miss.
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Lee
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: December 25, 2015
Bought this on October 2010. Got me a 4-pack and up to this date still have a copy with me that nobody wants. The multiplayer of the game is now dead. Also I have but 2 hours of play and already got bored of this. I definitely don't reccomend.
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Mr. Red
( 11.6 hrs on record )
Posted: December 21, 2015
This was the first game I ever got on Steam. IN FACT...it was the game that my friend told me he was gifting to me, which meant I had to install Steam. Ah, I'm so glad I did. :D #nostalgia #thankyouLordDust

AS for the game, it's a third-person suicidal robot simulator. You go around slicing up other robots with your sword and then when you want your kills to COUNT, you have to self-distruct yourself.

Sounds simple, right? Well, it would be if it weren't for the fact you can run on walls, ceilings, etc. Basically any surface on the map you automagically cling to it. The 'bound/unbound' mechanic takes a little bit to get used to, but it's a unique game & one I recommend at least TRYING once in your life.

*edit [12/21/15]: I just heard multiplayer servers are down. :( I don't know much else, but if MP comes back in any way, I'll update*
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Tzeentch
( 5.1 hrs on record )
Posted: December 5, 2015
This game would be great if anyone played it.
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Za The NoobKing
( 10.6 hrs on record )
Posted: November 25, 2015
Yeah the multiplayer is dead, and thats ♥♥♥♥♥♥. On the other hand plain sight was one of the games i had when i was poorer with no internet and me and all my roommates and our friends at the time got hours of entertainment out of this. This game is amazing even if youre only playing alone. Its worth $5
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Kit the Kat
( 5.6 hrs on record )
Posted: October 3, 2015
robots
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Valv Vader
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: October 1, 2015
Rubbish. Dead community.
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=GGS=Digital Carnage
( 4.8 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: October 1, 2015
Great game.
Sadly no online any more.
Lan is great tho.
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Splattered_Cat
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: August 21, 2015
I really wanted to play this game. It looks like a lot of fun, but there are no other players to join you. Its sadly just a dead game.
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Ph!$h
( 6.3 hrs on record )
Posted: August 4, 2015
:D
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†lil_misfit†
( 5.6 hrs on record )
Posted: August 2, 2015
Well let me be honest here... the community is small.This game does have bots and they are GOOD. I set them to hard on deathmatch and they were easy but set them to another mode and they "magically" become very difficult. Maybe I'm just bad but these are the best bots i've faced in a game. The devs are making a sequel to the game. So far after my 2.5 hours of playing i've had a blast! The game modes are fun and the mechanics are unique. The robots are ... adorable litlle things.
Edit:
The servers are back up! Hamachi did not work for me and my friends.

TL:DR (summary)
-Small community
+Servers are UP
+Has difficult to beat bots
+Mechanics are fun and unique
+Graphics are great
+Fun little game
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Kilo
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: July 26, 2015
Boring after 20 minutes. Servers are dead
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alden103
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 7, 2015
Now, I understand that the multiplayer server is down as of 7/7/15, but I still love this game. The gameplay is fun, fast paced, and hard to understand. Most of the time that I played it a few years ago, I was confused out of my mind. But when the game hits you, it hits you hard, and it's great. Just play with bots. Bots are ok.
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๖ۣۜThe Notorious™
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1, 2015
Nice indie game!
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MangAnimE [H ★ S]
( 4.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29, 2015
Used to be a good close-quarters combat game, but the activation server for multi-player is no longer running. LAN & single-player against bots still works.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 10
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this is such a fun awesome game!!
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But its dead.

There are no servers.

The bots arent very hard.

Nobody plays this.

It deserves better.

its not a bad game.

Its awesome.

But alas, it has fallen into the deepest depths of.... THE STEAM STORE......

Its a good game, its pretty fun, but nobody, and I mean NOBODY, plays the multiplayer!

4/10

it would be a 7/10 if the multiplayer wasn't as dead as my soul





Rest in ripperonis
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
11.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2015
This was the first game I ever got on Steam. IN FACT...it was the game that my friend told me he was gifting to me, which meant I had to install Steam. Ah, I'm so glad I did. :D #nostalgia #thankyouLordDust

AS for the game, it's a third-person suicidal robot simulator. You go around slicing up other robots with your sword and then when you want your kills to COUNT, you have to self-distruct yourself.

Sounds simple, right? Well, it would be if it weren't for the fact you can run on walls, ceilings, etc. Basically any surface on the map you automagically cling to it. The 'bound/unbound' mechanic takes a little bit to get used to, but it's a unique game & one I recommend at least TRYING once in your life.

*edit [12/21/15]: I just heard multiplayer servers are down. :( I don't know much else, but if MP comes back in any way, I'll update*
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
24 of 28 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
23.7 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: November 25, 2013
This game is awesome and super fun. Sadly there is no multiplayer crowd left. So unless you are planning to have a super fun lan party then don't buy this game.
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19 of 21 people (90%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 12, 2014
The only reason I can't recommend this game is that the multiplayer is completely dead.

If the multiplayer was alive and kicking, it would be a blast. But, unfortunately, it went the way of so many other indie online games and the multiplayer died.
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16 of 21 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 15, 2015
Multiplayer game with shut down servers, useless piece of software.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: January 27, 2015
Multiplayer based game, whose servers are empty. the game is dead. RIP
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13 of 18 people (72%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 22, 2014
kamikaze ninja robots!
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22 of 36 people (61%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: December 2, 2013
There are very few games on my large steam game library that I truly regret buying. This is one of them.

I will admit it is mostly personal preference, but I found the glitchy jumping around off of platforms and getting killed incredibly unenjoyable, with experienced players eviscerating me again and again. I played for an hour or so and never came back in the 5 or so years since I bought it.

Enjoyable if you like a simple multiplayer Joust-y experience I suppose, but I did not enjoy it.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2014
TL;DR
Flying Robot Ninjas. LAN only. So much fun with friends!

A fast review:
Wicked little game, awesome for LAN parties, it only takes about 15 mins to get the hang of it, an hour to really master it, and then it's all Unreal Tournament Deathmatch Arena, with 1hit kills and autolocking. IS SO MUCH FUN.

Pity the servers are down, and the multiplayer is dead... but LAN is still a thing. I used to run mini tournaments in my internet cafe with this game all the time! everyone loved it! (except the LOL players for some reason)

Ignore the haters of this game, they likely didn't evn understand it for what it is. See above.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 10, 2014
Plain Sight's concept is very cool. Combining the gravity platforming from Mario Galaxy with fast pace multiplayer arena combat. Only how the combat works isn't that well executed. You need to auto lock on enemies and use a dash attack to kill them. The frags only count to your score when you self detonate. Combat like Rune or UT99 Instagib would have been better in my opinion.

But the biggest problem Plain Sight has is that the multiplayer is dead. That's almost always the problem with small indie titles that focuses on multiplayer. You can play against bots. But I would say that it's only really worth it if you got a couple of friends to play it with.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 7, 2015
Now, I understand that the multiplayer server is down as of 7/7/15, but I still love this game. The gameplay is fun, fast paced, and hard to understand. Most of the time that I played it a few years ago, I was confused out of my mind. But when the game hits you, it hits you hard, and it's great. Just play with bots. Bots are ok.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2013
It's a great game if you can gather up some friends, almost guranteed to ♥♥♥♥ a few of them off :P

It has a great "Gravity" sort of mechanic that really makes the game its own.

Id gladly pay upward of ~20$ for this game, and at a dollar (At the time of writing this :P) its a steal.

I'll give it a 5/5 any day.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 18, 2014
Excellent game, but unless the dev pushes to strengthen the multiplayer community don't buy this unless you have friends also buying it. A real shame the playerbase isn't bigger, this is one of the freshest multiplayer games in a decade.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: February 8, 2015
Suicidal robots, although with no players.

Multiplayer third-person deathmatch involving suicidal robots and gravity.

I really like its graphics style, the way it plays and how you can upgrade your robot using the experience points. Sadly though, the multiplayer community is dead, so unless you have someone to play it with, you're stuck with the offline mode which doesn't provide as much enjoyment as you could get out of this game.
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8 of 13 people (62%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: February 6, 2014
Too bad the playerbase isn't in plain sight.

The game is dead. Don't bother.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 19, 2012
More like "Plain Dead". Need little game though. Yeah RIP.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2012
The concept is actually quite cool. It captures the run and slice sense that you would expect ninja robots to have. EXCEPT camera angles are impossible to control, and it is very hard to get a lock on your target.

Be forewarned - it says its a multiplayer game, and that it is. Unfortunately, the only server available when I tried playing had only 1 other person with 2 bots. Only get this if you plan on gifting it to friends so you have someone to play with. Otherwise, enjoy the practice mode!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
20.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2014
This game is absolutely fantastic and it makes me very sad that it didn't get what it deserved. When it came out those many years ago I had so much fun playing online; the community was welcoming and the gameplay was great. I'm in a nostalgic mood today and that's why I wrote this. It's one of the best multiplayer games I've ever played and it didn't last very long...
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 2, 2015
Well let me be honest here... the community is small.This game does have bots and they are GOOD. I set them to hard on deathmatch and they were easy but set them to another mode and they "magically" become very difficult. Maybe I'm just bad but these are the best bots i've faced in a game. The devs are making a sequel to the game. So far after my 2.5 hours of playing i've had a blast! The game modes are fun and the mechanics are unique. The robots are ... adorable litlle things.
Edit:
The servers are back up! Hamachi did not work for me and my friends.

TL:DR (summary)
-Small community
+Servers are UP
+Has difficult to beat bots
+Mechanics are fun and unique
+Graphics are great
+Fun little game
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 9, 2014
This game is multi-play (or bot play) only; however, everytime I tried to play there wasn't anybody else online. I think its due to the fact that the game is interesting mechanics-wise, but there just isn't enough here to justify more than 20 minutes of play.
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