Guns of Icarus Online PC

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  • Summary: Guns of Icarus Online is a multiplayer airship combat game where you will attempt to survive and thrive in the post apocalyptic wasteland, moving from town to town, trading and collecting resources, outfitting your ship, and battling deadly pirates.Visit the website for a look at ourGuns of Icarus Online is a multiplayer airship combat game where you will attempt to survive and thrive in the post apocalyptic wasteland, moving from town to town, trading and collecting resources, outfitting your ship, and battling deadly pirates.Visit the website for a look at our beautiful teaser and find out more about the game. Expand

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  1. Positive: 1 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Nov 13, 2012
    87
    Guns of Icarus is an outstanding example of how a kickstarter project can be the new revolution of PC gaming. The skirmish mode is a brilliant teamplay/deathmatch battle arena and we are waiting for the promising adventure mode.
  2. Nov 16, 2012
    73
    Despite its visual beauty and impressive execution, limited gameplay and general bugginess hold everything back. This beast has room to grow. When it does, expect great things. For now, a little turbulence makes for a bumpy ride.
  3. May 19, 2013
    65
    There is some fun to be had with this game, and there is definitely a lot of potential given how the game is still evolving even though you can play it now.
  4. Nov 10, 2012
    60
    Sadly, the truly unique quality of proper airship-to-airship combat can't justify all blemishes that come with Guns of Icarus Online. It would simply be deceitful for this reviewer to say there aren't better, free, and readily accessible alternatives.
  5. Nov 30, 2012
    60
    It's good to see there are still developers who dare to try something different. Because let's be honest..how many zeppelin sims are out there now? Exactly. Guns of Icarus Online offers a fun concept, working together with some random players on a flying fortress, trying to defend it from other, similar foes. Bugs and lag cause major disappointment however. That's a shame, because the idea is great. Let's hope a great amount of patches will deal with these problems.
  6. Oct 23, 2012
    55
    Guns of Icarus Online is in every way, shape and form better than its predecessor, but doesn't escape the fact that its gameplay concept won't stay interesting for long. The slow airships and open levels make for limited tactics and slow-paced fights. It isn't bad by any means, but just isn't interesting for long enough.
  7. Nov 6, 2012
    51
    After all the Call of Dutys, Medal of Honors and Battlefields this is… different and kind of interesting. But nonetheless I don't see enough reasons to spend more time with this steampunk sleeping pill than necessary.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 82 out of 97
  2. Negative: 3 out of 97
  1. Jan 19, 2013
    10
    Truly immersive graphics and audio grabs the player and thrusts them into the middle of a explosive steam-punk universe that many gamers haveTruly immersive graphics and audio grabs the player and thrusts them into the middle of a explosive steam-punk universe that many gamers have been craving for. This game shines when it is played with friends as crew. Expand
  2. Dec 19, 2013
    10
    Guns of Icarus is very different from any game out there, because of that it goes into the love it or hate it kind of category. It isGuns of Icarus is very different from any game out there, because of that it goes into the love it or hate it kind of category. It is important however to note that unless you are playing with people you know and communicating with, it can be quite frustrating. The dev team stated that they wanted the game to be the most co-op game ever, and they succeeded. If you team isn't working together then you will probably lose, unless the other team is as unorganized. That said, it is an amazing game experience you can't get anywhere else. Expand
  3. Aug 8, 2013
    10
    I absolutely love this game and no matter what critics think i will always love it. its got great unique game play. The Co op is brilliantI absolutely love this game and no matter what critics think i will always love it. its got great unique game play. The Co op is brilliant with friends or alone and no matter what position you pick the game you play will be completely different. Expand
  4. Feb 24, 2013
    9
    Great little team work pvp game, the nature of the floating platforms means you need a fair bit of skill to hit your target and a very goodGreat little team work pvp game, the nature of the floating platforms means you need a fair bit of skill to hit your target and a very good pilot to keep you steady its quite superb Expand
  5. Oct 21, 2013
    9
    Really great game, nice graphics, not too many bugs and it's really good to have a ship with friends and fight against other people! Also itReally great game, nice graphics, not too many bugs and it's really good to have a ship with friends and fight against other people! Also it doesn't cost alot, Expand
  6. Dec 7, 2013
    8
    Highly engaging, difficult and rewarding game where you and three others control a gigantic flying balloon. Usually there's one captain whoHighly engaging, difficult and rewarding game where you and three others control a gigantic flying balloon. Usually there's one captain who has priority when it comes to captaining the ship (and has a choice of ships at the start of a round) and who has more abilities to use while flying, there are one or two engineers and one or two gunners. The engineer fixes the ship and has some gunning abilities while the gunner's job is to just focus on the gunning. If a crew works in perfect unison, this game is an absolute blast and you'll see some heart pounding action.

    Unfortunately, there's also a down-side to these kind of requirements; if your crew is not complete it'll be replaced by a near useless AI-soldier and if your all-human crew isn't co-operating, your ship will be short-lived. There's no way to kick team mates that aren't performing well enough.

    There's also the problem where there do not seem to be enough players to go around. Some people insist on having a full server which means they don't mind waiting for well over 15 minutes to get a game going, demanding that a server be filled to the absolute maximum. (Even though you can join while the game is in progress!) this means that either you'll spend a lot of time waiting for a server to fill up or play less-than-perfect matches hoping your crew numbers will go up.

    It is recommended that you play this game with 3 friends who communicate through VOIP. and are as dedicated as you should be. There is a lot of room for discussion and experimenting when it comes to ship configurations.

    The visuals and steam-punk theme are simply amazing, the gameplay is fun for those who enjoy FPS games with battlefield-like class-elements but it is not a game for the impatient, the greedy or the slow.

    The only real downside is the lack of players, it has caused me to stop playing for the moment as I got tired of waiting for a game to commence. At some point, we spent more waiting on a game than actually playing one.
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  7. Aug 2, 2013
    0
    This game proved to be unplayable. I started it up assuming it was going to work but it kept trying to connect to the server. Then IThis game proved to be unplayable. I started it up assuming it was going to work but it kept trying to connect to the server. Then I troubleshooted. I turned of Windows Firewall, opened the right UDP ports, re-installed the game, and I tried to get in the lobby probably 15 times overall. I looked on the forums. I sent an email to the developers about it (who care about their customers and respond to everyone) but they were unable to help me. They wanted me to do a bunch of stuff in order to see what the problem could be. I have never actually played the game and it has caused me at least an hour of trouble. I don't have ANY time for that, and I never want to set foot on a game made by these people ever again. A game needs to work- and this game won't. Unacceptable. This game deserves my zero star rating. Expand

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