Capsized is a fast paced 2D platformer focused on intense action and exploration. As a intrepid space traveler, your ship has crash landed on a mysterious alien planet. You must navigate through the perilous environment and fight off blood-thirsty creatures to save your crewmates and escape with your lives!
User reviews: Very Positive (498 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 29, 2011

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Capsized is a fast paced 2D platformer focused on intense action and exploration. As a intrepid space traveler, your ship has crash landed on a mysterious alien planet. You must navigate through the perilous environment and fight off blood-thirsty creatures to save your crewmates and escape with your lives!
Artist Jesse McGibney and programmer Lee Vermeulen create an immersive alien world teeming with bizarre life-forms and strange landscapes presented in a unique hand-drawn art style. Combining control elements of first person shooters and innovative physics based combat, Capsized emphasizes action without giving up the smart problem solving of classic platform games.
Use your jetpack to fly through the alien jungle, and tools such as the Gravity Hook to manipulate your environment to skilfully dodge and defeat attacking enemies. You will be challenged - with platforming, puzzle solving, and deadly skirmishing, often all at the same time!

Key Features:

  • Highly detailed alien environments and creatures, lovingly rendered with high resolution hand-drawn artwork.
  • 12 mission Campaign featuring: massive non-linear environments, diverse objectives and enemies, and exciting comic-style cutscenes.
  • 4 extra Arcade Modes to unlock, including: local Deathmatch and Coop, Survival mode, Time Trials, and Armless fighting.
  • Lethal arsenal of futuristic weapons and gadgets such as: the Gravity Ram, Jetpack, Energy Shield, and Quasar Array
  • Classic First Person Shooter inspired controls, with a focus on skilled movement, creative tactics, and insane action.

System Requirements

    • OS: XP/Vista/Windows 7
    • Processor: Dual-core processor (Intel Dual Core 2.0 GHz or AMD Athlon X2 5200+ 2.6 GHz)
    • Memory: 1.5 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 1.0 GB free space
    • Video Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound cards
    • OS: glibc 2.15+, 32/64-bit. S3TC is NOT required.
    • Processor Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 1.5 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 1.0 GB free space
    • Video Card: OpenGL 3.0+ support (2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable)
Helpful customer reviews
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Game is pretty simple. It has some nice mechanics, but the movement is pretty clunky and feels bad.
Achievements system doesnt work, a lot of the times when you complete one, you won't actually get it.
Even hard difficulty is pretty easy (don't know if this chagnes later in the game), but if it doesnt i should definitly be more difficult :/
Posted: October 15
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2.0 hrs on record
I really wanted to like the game, but I can't get into it. It's a pretty game; I just don't find it fun. I may give it another try sometime in the future.
Posted: October 19
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4.0 hrs on record
This a really good game for someone that has a controller, a friend that doesn't give up and a sense of humour. This is a really fun adventurous game with tough controls and is fun to play with a buddy.
Posted: October 19
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0.8 hrs on record
A interesting shooter
Posted: October 16
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0.3 hrs on record
It is fun at times, but for me platformers get really borring and repetitive. Anyone who likes platformers should definitely give this game a try!
Posted: October 6
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3.5 hrs on record
Really fast paced platformer with special abilities thrown in. I enjoy it so far and what's interesting is how the story is told through a set of images. The thing is, these images have no words so it's up to the player to imagine what's going on. This is a fairly casual game and I give it a 3/5. Nothing too special, but still fun and a good time killer for when you're bored.
Posted: October 10
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5.5 hrs on record
Great Sci-Fi sidescrolling action. Because of the physics and plethora of tools and weapons, controls take some getting used to but the learning curve isn't that steep.
Posted: September 30
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7.5 hrs on record
A lot of potential, but it is far too frustrating and needlessly unforgiving in places. I completed the story once and sadly have no intention on playing it through again or any of the other modes.

It is worth picking up in a bundle or good sale if you are interested in metroidvania games, but there are other better games in the genre.

There are also bugs in the game and the developers do not seem to be bothered to fix them (e.g. you cannot get all achievements without modifying the save file).
Posted: October 1
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1.5 hrs on record
Great game, the soundtrack is really good as well. The controls take a bit getting used to, but I would deifnatly recommend this game to anyone.
Posted: October 4
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0.1 hrs on record
This game sucks. I bought it to play co-op with my friend but it says I need an Xbox controller and this is not stated anywhere as a requirement. This game is now useless to me. It should not be allowed to not state requirements on the Steam store.
Posted: October 4
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5.9 hrs on record
Capsized is a short but very satisfying game. The beautiful aesthetics and fun gameplay more than make up for there barely being a story, and aside from the broken Steam achievements (would be nice if those were fixed or removed) I did not encounter any glitches or bugs.

Some people complain about the strange learning curve, but I personally didn't really have a problem with that as figuring out how to defeat new enemies was fun and did not take me *that* much effort.

Overall I give this game an 8/10, worth checking out.
Posted: October 8
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1.9 hrs on record
I finally got around to playing this game. It's OK but the visuals are very badly designed in terms of differentiating between the background and the sprites. You will find yourself dying for reasons you can't see and you will miss many powerups because they are stored in things that look like regular background objects. Otherwise, this game is essentially waking mars with the difference that here you destroy life instead of creating it.
Posted: October 3
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4.6 hrs on record

Pretty fun game. My overall impression.

Simple controls
Great designs
Difficulty spikes but in an entertaining and unexpected way
Unique array of weapons

A little short
Fairly straightforward

A side note:
I think they should make a sandbox style game based on this idea.
Also, It would be cool to have a random level generator or a map maker even.
Posted: October 24
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13 of 17 people (76%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Gets frustrating sometimes, especially with physics objects not always bending to your will and more often than not getting in your way. But overall, it was a decent adventure.

There's 13 levels in which you complete certain objectives, whilst fighting off aliens and whatnot. You can jump off walls, rapple/grapple to objects and the environment, and use your jetpack when you have fuel for it. There's also a selection of weaponry to be found in the levels with limited ammo, while you have your default weak weapon that has infinite ammo, all weapons also have a secondary attack.

Not a bad game, 7/10.
Posted: May 20
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13 of 18 people (72%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Wow. I mean WOW!!! Did this game caught me by surprise!

Handcrafted graphics, a nice storyline told in comiquesce pictures between the missions, and the music, man how i love this music perfectly blended with the sound effects. All in all this game sucks you right in with it's awesome athmospheric style. And I'm quite sure not many people mention this, but the music never stops. There is no single moment of silence after you started this game. And so comes you will most definitely find yourself staring at the clock and wondering why it's getting bright outside yet you have the feel you just started that damn thing just to take a look a few minutes ago.

This game is totally awesome. And from what I've seen so far it's got plenty of replayability for it gives you different arcade game modes as you earn stars in the main campaign. And even in the campaign is a ♥♥♥♥load of statistics to fullfill to get the perfect game.

So for everyone who did enjoy games like "Exile" in the good old days ... give this game a shot. It's totally worth your time and your money.

I totally recommend this game.
Posted: June 22
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Absolutely hated the game. Which is a shame, because I loved the atmosphere/graphics and sound.
Enemies are not 'hard' in the traditional sense, just super frustrating. Some puzzles turn unsolvable if you made some mistake during the sometimes lengthy levels (level 11 I'm looking at you). Floaty controls that for some weird reason work better with mouse/keyboard than controller...for a platformer!

Shame really :/
Posted: August 3
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
29.9 hrs on record
This game has a beautiful art style, and the motions of characters and AI are quite unique, and fitting the setting of the game. The physics is quite neat, though I found myself often getting stuck in the map and having to spam the gravity gun to get me out. The combat is really awkward, both with a mouse and a controller, and some levels were a massive pain to finish, so it was a bit off-putting. It's a shame that steam can only give 'yes' or 'no' ratings, because I'm a bit neutral towards Capsized. I would probably give it a 6/10.

(By the way, I'm not sure why, but steam tells me that I have 29 hours logged into the game, but I don't. I did, however, finish the game)
Posted: August 22
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Capsized turned out to be far more fantastic than I initially gave it credit for.

There are plenty of physics-based games with transparent mechanics and floaty controls where the player is given the opportunity to mess around with objects and you can be as silly as possible, but in Capsized the physics take a back seat. Nevermind the fact that you can jetpack around lasso-ing objects and enemies alike to navigate- the world itself is the star. The environment is beautiful, full of detailed organic life and creatures and I don't even know what, and an equally awesome soundtrack echoes throughout giving this game an A+ for atmosphere in my book.

I played the game on Hard and it was a fun difficult challenge, when I encountered a few specific types of enemies. If you're looking for a surreal space adventure with some narrative and a bunch of weapons, this is a small-package game done right.
Posted: September 7
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.5 hrs on record
We could easily classify this game as "The evolution of platform/shooters games in flash from the web". A beautiful artistic audio-visual section and solid gameplay make this title a sure recommendation.


- Spotless artistic direction (the style of the characters, enemies, weapons and unique backgrounds give the game its own personality).
- Excellent soundtrack (As a lover of electronic music, i could be listening for hours to the various tracks that create a correct atmosphere for an action/exploration game like this).
- Balanced and varied Gameplay (There is no other term for this, each weapon has its unique feature which makes it useful in a given situation or effective against a particular enemy type, as for the missions, each one has one unique objetive to comply).
- The exploration element is present (many smartly-hidden secrets to discover containing bonus points, weapons, ammunition, equipment, boosters, etc).
- Use of physics for combat and get rid of obstacles (You can create cover from objects that are in the area, pull or push objects that hinder your path or even for use as long-range weapons against enemies).
- Has local co-op campaign mode.
- The extra modes outside the campaign give the game extra replay value (includes a duel mode against bots or against a friend locally, an infinite survival mode and others).


- Hard (Even on the normal difficulty, the game is very challenging. For those achivements hunters like me, this will compensate the short lenght of the game).
- No configurable keys or buttons on the joystick.
- The only joystick recognized by the game is the one from the Xbox 360.
- Some glitches that prevent to close the game normally (in the linux version, i played the demo on Windows XP at the time without problems).
- Some achivements are broken (a logical problem in those achivements that ask a requirement for complete in all the levels of the game).
- Short (can be compensated if you dedicate yourself time to explore the levels for secrets)
- The use of physics in certain situations can be a headache if not used wisely.
- Sometimes a mini-map to avoid getting lost would be useful.
- The developer abandoned this project long ago (no hope for some fixes).

If you like fast action 2D games, mixed with elements of exploration that are accompanied by beautiful graphics and a good soundtrack, this game is a safe buy.

My score: 7.5 / 10

Note: Played it on GNU / Linux (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS - 32 bits)
Posted: September 15
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
This game is not sad bad that you can get angry about it, it's just bad in the lame sort of way, which could be considered worse.
Posted: September 8
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