GearStorm - Armored Survival is a story-driven, open-world sci-fi survival adventure. Discover what led to the Phage, a deadly virus apocalypse and our escape to a alien world. Explore a vast alien planet, build your base, create your colony, acquire vehicles, weapons, and supplies to defend it.
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Mixed (66) - 54% of the 66 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Nov 20, 2019

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“GearStorm is an ambitious project that combines Role Playing,Survival Crafting and Exploration in a Sci-fi setting. We need your help and guidance to ensure these features fit well together and are fun for everyone”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We intend to be Early Access until you, the players are convinced the game is finished.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The core mechanics, experience and story of GearStorm are complete. The full version will have more continents, more story and settlements to engage with, and more tools to manage your colony.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“GearStorm is stable and full featured. The Co-op campaign and the multiplayer survival experience are good to go. Below are some of the finished features available:

  • Story Driven single-player and co-op gameplay with exploration and quests
  • Colony and Base Building, Spawn your own NPCs to maintain your base
  • Extensive crafting system
  • Multiplayer Survival & Squad Gameplay
  • Mining & resource gathering, environmental hazards
  • Hunting, farming and food system
  • Experience and skill tree

And we are hard at work adding more awesome features to the game and refining the experience.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“We plan to increase the price once we exit Early Access and have a full release with all of the content in a full game implemented.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We have a community forum and Discord server that the developers are active on, our development team monitors our Steam community and is active in responding to customer comments and concerns. We take our input from the community including actually story and quest content that people develop in-game. We focus not only on the priorities of our players, but actually giving them the power to change the game to suit themselves with customization.”
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About This Game

The Phage, a deadly virus infecting humans and animals, is decimating the human population on earth – so humanity has set out to find a new home by colonizing a hostile alien planet.

GearStorm - Armored Survival is a story-driven science fiction survival game. Survive the deadly Phage virus, establish your settlement, build your defenses, explore a new world, establish trade with the inhabitants and discover the mysteries of Apollyon.

Play the deep campaign story by yourself or with friends, or set out on your own to discover new lands and start a colony of your own. Confront or align with the local factions on Apollyon, unlock the mysteries of ancient alien ruins and artifacts.

GearStorm combines strong role-playing elements with survival to give you and your friends a unique experience.

The Frontier

After 300 years of voyaging through interstellar space, we have arrived at the exoplanet Apollyon, Humanities best hope for a new home. and second chance.

The Exomarine

You are the elite, the Exomarine, you are the Vanguard of the colonization effort to Apollyon. Part engineer, part elite trooper, part leader of colonists, you are a one-person force for our survival. Your mission: Build our new home, secure it, defend it. After 300 years of voyaging in cold memory storage, your body has been reconstituted and your consciousness rebooted to be the first to fight for our new home and build our future. Choose your character and appearance. Choose your path through deep RPG skills, the honor score system, and experience levels.

The Gear

As a Exomarine you are trained and issued a vast assortment of weapons and equipment to aid in your mission. Craft and steal a vast array of weapons, attachments, armor, and equipment to survive and protect what's yours.

Mechanized Survival:

The ICA has provided blueprints for the latest in mechanized combat vehicles. Construct wheeled, hover, flying, and walking vehicles, customize the paint, weapons, and upgrades to your specs.

Build a Colony

To survive you will need a base of operations. Using over 500 types of build-able objects, you can construct a entire colony to house your vehicles, equipment, workers, researchers, and farmers.

Be a GameMaster:

In GearStorm you get to be a GameMaster. This role gives players unparalleled freedom of creativity. If creative game play is your preference, playing as GameMaster lets you change the world, the non-player characters, the quests, the settlements, the weather and every other aspect of game play. You can create new stories and experiences to share with your friends or the world.


  • Open World of Apollyon:

    The new planet of Apollyon has multiple continents for players to explore and experience. These procedural continents use voxel-based terrain and are completely destructible. Each with NPC settlements, ancient ruins and underground caverns and dungeons for players to explore.

  • Campaign Mode:

    You wake up on board your assigned colony ship to find it totally deserted, as you explore the ship, the story unfolds of our escape from the Phage virus on Earth and what led to the Virus emerging leading to our epic voyage across hundreds of years and the vast emptiness of space to colonize Apollyon. Learn the shocking truth about Apollyon and the inhabitants and settlements you interact with once you make planet-fall. Craft and upgrade your equipment and vehicles you can use to perform the missions along the storyline.

  • Survival Mode:

    Dropped from a long voyage onto a unknown alien planet far away from Earth, to survive you will have to be aware of a diverse set of threats around every corner.

  • GameMaster Mode:

    Host your own server as GameMaster to build and spawn anything, fly, teleport, and teleport other people. You can have multiple GameMasters in a game to create your own world, cities, and quests.

  • Singleplayer and Multiplayer

    Play single player or join a server to pit your survival skills against other players. Host your own server as a GameMaster to control everything about the game like vehicle performance, weapon performance, quests, and the environment.

  • Building and Construction:

    Build a small base or an entire colony populated with NPCs that guard you, farm for you, or do your other chores! Build machines that operate over a wireless network and automate things in your base. Build vehicle factories that allow you to manufacture flying, floating, driving, or walking vehicles along with a diverse set of weapons and upgrades to equip them with.

  • Wildlife and Enemies:

    Some wildlife is peaceful, going about their business and snacking on plants. Others are aggressive carnivores, after other wildlife or you! There are also a plethora of technologically advanced enemies as bandits or marines from other factions to contend with.

  • Mining and Resource Gathering:

    For building and construction, you need to gather and mine resources. Dig down to elements under the ground or find resources on the surface. Raid camps of other players or indigenous population to steal resources!

  • Extensive Crafting System:

    Use the local resources and tools to craft new technology, weapons, building materials, and supplies. Combine found items and resources to craft vehicles and machines that talk to each other through the wireless network.

  • Hunting, Farming and Food System:

    Grow your own vegetables and fruits or hunt creatures for their meat to prepare yourself a delicious meal. Some plants help to create medical supplies while others can be picked up and consumed for first aid or for food to survive.

  • Technology and Advancement:

    Fight, mine, and build to unlock new elements of the tech tree and advance your weapon and gear levels.

  • Terrain Deformation:

    All of the vast maps in GearStorm can be dug in, holes blown in the ground, and mined for resources.

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS *: Windows 7/8.1/10 (64-bit versions)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-2400/AMD FX-8320 or better
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 670 2GB/AMD Radeon HD 7870 2GB or better
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS *: Windows 7/8.1/10 (64-bit versions)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-2400/AMD FX-8320 or better
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 980 4GB/AMD Radeon RX 590 4GB or better
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.
    • OS: 10.4 (64-bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-2400/AMD FX-8320 or better
    • Memory: 10 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 670 2GB/AMD Radeon HD 7870 2GB or better
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
    • OS: 12.3 (64-bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-2400/AMD FX-8320 or better
    • Memory: 10 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 670 2GB/AMD Radeon HD 7870 2GB or better
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 6 GB available space

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