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!
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Mostly Positive (735 reviews) - 77% of the 735 user reviews for this game are positive.
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

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • 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: Lion 10.7.5, Yosemite strongly recommended
    • 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)
    • 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
13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
19.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 22
Nobody said getting marooned on an alien world would be easy. In fact, it's pretty fair to expect that it'd be a rather difficult experience, but Capsized makes it fun nonetheless. Putting players in the shoes of a space marine lost on an alien world, Capsized hearkens back to the old days of 2d platforming on PC, setting the player to explore the alien landscape, fight off aliens, and solve objectives ranging from finding the exit of alien warrens to destroying idols or rescuing crewmates.

Taking the visual style of Elemental Gimmick Gear and gameplay mechanics from Bionic Commando Rearmed and Alien Hominid, Capsized pits players against enemies of all varieties. Some seem to exist simply to annoy: small, mosquito-like enemies dart at you, avoiding your reticule with every dash. Heavily armored giants spray bullets at you as their armor makes your guns practically worthless. Pudgy foes with jet packs fill the screen with the Immolator, a sort of flamethrower that devastates even formidable opponents.

And of course, there are more. More lurking in dark caves. Some that swarm in dozens. Some double, and even triple, the size of the spaceman. The odds are against him since danger almost always lurks at the edge of the screen. Capsized doesn’t work players through waves foes leading up to intense boss battles. Capsized keeps the players engaged in constant, stressful combat. Murderous foes occupy nearly every inch of the sprawling levels. Moving at anything but a careful, measured pace often means death.

Combat makes up a significant part of the experience, but Capsized is equally about exploration. The planet’s gravity isn’t quite the same as Earth, so the spaceman’s got ups. With a grappling hook, he can reach high ledges, and if the next ledge proves just too far away, occasionally the spaceman will find fuel for his jet pack, letting him soar around through pea green and uranium yellow skies. All of these tools must be utilized as the player scours through each area in search of secret passageways and much needed supplies.

As fun as it may be dangling hundreds of feet above the ground blasting aliens from a tether, Capsized is by no means a flawless adventure. Considering how much time it takes to travel from one part of the map to another, the checkpoint system could have been a little more generous. There are also a number of deadly traps in the game, many of which can’t be seen until the player unwittingly wanders into a hailstorm of undetectable arrows. This just screams of unfairness, especially since you have a limited number of lives at your disposal.

One thing that two-dimensional games do best is allowing the developers to create distinct and detailed visuals, and Capsized is no exception. The thirteen levels are all excellently drawn and are packed full of detail resulting in really crisp and vibrant environments. Along with some subtle special effects such as night time, sun rays, smoke, and debris, they really suck you into the alien world, which is a great feat considering that there is no third dimension, and the game goes for an artistic, rather than realistic, approach. While the sound effects are solid by all accounts, it was the music and ambient audio that stood out for me, something which a lot of developers forget can have an even larger impact than flashy visuals.

Capsized also has a variety of competitive arcade modes, as well as cooperative gameplay. However, one of the game's biggest disappointments comes from this, since the cooperative play is only local, which seems like a pretty major oversight for PC gaming. I was geared up to play with a friend on the other side of the country, when I realized that the game didn't support it.

All in all, Capsized is a solid game. If you're nostalgic for the era of DOS-based 2D shooters like Duke Nukem or Commander Keen, there's a good chance you'll enjoy Capsized. With its classic gameplay and a wide variety of ways to get around, Capsized is a good first effort from Alientrap and a good sign of things to come.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 9, 2015
A short and simple game, clearly a labour of love by the team who made it.

If you like the screenshots/trailer you will like the game, simple as that.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2015
DISCLAIMER: This is a full review, and NOT a first impressions review like all my other reviews, if you want a better full review, then please read better reviews then mine

Capsized is a Sci-Fi action game developed by Alien Trap Games, the people behind Apotheon. Capsized is a 2D shooter where you, an astronaut working on a spaceship gets hit, you manage to escape along with some of your friends and crash land on an alien planet. Seperated from your friends you have to rescue them, then escape the alien planet, a pretty straight forward story

The graphics are very pretty, although a simplistic game where all you have to do is shoot, the graphics and environments made me feel like I am on an alien planet. The music is top notch, very Sci-Fi type music

The level of difficulty, it is easy at first, but for the last few levels of the game. Capsized takes a high difficulty spike and the game gets really difficult, very frustrating... Capsized is a very short game, clocking in at only 2-3 hours, this game is extremely short. But for the difficulty spike in the end, it was long enough

Overall, the game is not bad. If it had a better story and not the huge difficulty spike, then it would of made Capsized a better game then what it is, but for how it is, its a good game

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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 11
I fun little platformer with some great art and levels. The game took me ~5hrs, but longer if you want to farm all achievements. I never tried the local coop\mp so I can't comment on that, but it looks like it would be fun.

I did run into a few bugs, only one of them was "gamebreaking":
A piece of the ship I was salvaging fell thru the "ground" and was stuck so I had to re-do the level; I guess not gamebreaking but a little frustrating (didn't happen the second time).
If you die with your grapple hook deployed, the "static" background noise it makes will continuously loop until you load a new game\level. Very annoying but easily fixable.

The art\gfx is very cool and unique, but I think the music is what made this game for me!

Worth it for <$10, just for the soundtrack alone!

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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2015
Very very nice game !
I bought this game in a boundle and i ended the game in few days because i love it !!!
10/10 !
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