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  • Summary: Loadout is a new “Free-2-Play” take on fast-paced, multiplayer shooters. Players create and customize their own outrageous weapons to carry into furious, over-the-top shooter action that promises to distinguish itself from the vast array of “modern combat” titles. Earn new weapon parts, character customizations, equipment, and accessories as you gain prestige and wealth. The more you play, the more you can customize. There are seemingly endless possibilities to truly set yourself apart from your opponents. [Edge of Reality] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Feb 18, 2014
    Loadout is one of the titles that can overcome the widespread skepticism towards the Free to play games: funny, hilarious and with a deep customization system of equipment, it can be enjoyed without spending money.
  2. 80
    Although the game modes may not be innovative, innovation doesn’t always spell fun, and that’s something Loadout has by the explosive crate-full.
  3. Feb 10, 2014
    Loadout is the type of game that you honestly can’t believe you’re getting for free. The amount of fun you’ll have, the amount of customisable options and features on offer, will leave you with an experience that most wouldn’t mind paying for at all.
  4. Feb 4, 2014
    A solid fast fun shooter that could blossom over time and it's free so it's definitely worth taking it for a spin and experimenting with the weapons.
  5. Mar 12, 2014
    Even without the new weapon parts, characters and maps that will be joining the roster, it's a worthy side-dish to whatever passes for your multiplayer main course. [Issue#145, p.121]
  6. Feb 7, 2014
    There are many good ideas here that fit very well into the gameplay. It might not be too original, but it's fun and well-balanced. It still has some aspects to polish, but seams like a good start.
  7. 55
    Ultimately, great controls and some occasional laughs aren’t enough to stop Loadout from being an average game and one that doesn’t deserve your time. However, it does have one positive effect and that is, it makes you want to play UT2K4 again and that my friends, is never a bad thing.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 93 out of 131
  2. Negative: 21 out of 131
  1. Mar 13, 2014
    One of the best and most fun f2p games I've ever played. Loadout is a gleefully violent and hilarious multiplayer third-person shooter with fast-paced twitch combat. Its slick vertical and horizontal movement system makes fights based on speedy reaction time and precise aim, heightening its skill ceiling. The weaponcrafting system is unique and fun, and allows you to create a huge assortment of weapons to toy around with. Many negative scores have been doled out unfairly due to the server issues present at launch, but those issues are now non-existent. Loadout is already quite good now, but there is room for improvement and the community-active devs are going to be adding new maps, modes, weapon parts, and payloads in the future. Please ignore its (unfairly) mediocre metascore and give this f2p gem a try, I doubt you will be disappointed. Expand
  2. Feb 7, 2014
    Neat explosive game that is just pretty fun and since it is free, why not try it out and give it a chance? pretty fun game. try it Expand
  3. Feb 1, 2014
    Awesome game cant believe its free will be playing this alot had so much fun theres a few issues with servers right now but that should pass lauch day issues are common appart from that fantastic fun as hell :) Expand
  4. Feb 1, 2014
    If you like old-school, run-and-gun arena chaos, this game is what you want this year.
    Great graphics and animation (some of the death
    animations are especially humorous and fluid).

    The gameplay is chaotic, with a great selection of weapons and customisations, while still all falling under the great core principles of game weaponry: splash damage launcher, hitscan laser, hitscan projectiles, projectile projectiles ("pulses").

    Minus one point for relatively poor matchmaking (no way to browse games and often slow).
    Minus one point for being a F2P, even though it's largely cosmetic, you can still buy Blutes and get advanced equipment faster than others (although this is a convinience, not an outright advantage).

    Really enjoying the game so far, give it a go now. The clever combat and movement system allows for some ridiculously fun maneuvers which add a heavy tactical flair. I've played rounds which have been utter explosive chaos, and others where each team lay in quiet wait, progressing in packs and taking cover to spring ambushes and quick kills.

    Great fun, and it's free. Grab it now.
  5. Feb 4, 2014
    TF2 meets Full throttle meets Redneck Rampage. ATM there are number of limited maps and some kinks to be worked out but, the devs assure bug fixes and more content is on the way. Expand
  6. Feb 7, 2014
    Fast paced and gritty, Loadout is a run and gun filled with crazy guns and crude humor. The gameplay in Loadout has a very Quake/Unreal Tournament feel to it in that you are almost constantly moving and accuracy is something of an after thought. You play from a third person viewpoint so you can see around corners and such a lot easier. Not that it makes much difference since you will pretty much be sprinting your butt off for most of the match.

    The game is free to play with an in game market that is purely for cosmetic items. Definitely not a pay to win type of game. All items that affect the actual game can be bought with resources that you earn from gameplay. Guns can be customized in crazy ways. Want a shotgun that heals you friends? Done. How about a gun that shoots spiked metal guns at are electrified? Done. While you start out with fairly basic items, they can quickly be customized to fit your play preferred playstyle.

    There are several different game types. Each which add a fun twist on familiar concepts (for example, the flag in CTF is a giant hammer that can kill enemies). Right now, the only downer is the lack of maps. Right now you a bit limited since certain other modes are unavailable right now.

    The reason this game didn't score higher is that, while it has its fun moments, it also gets boring kind of quickly. The run and gun type of gameplay will give you a rush at first but after you figure out most of the game mechanics and see the loadouts that other players have you start to get a feel for what are the best mixes and matches in terms of weaponry.

    The game is also in desperate need of a tutorial that teaches players the objectives of the different game types. Too many maps has my team lost because most of them don't understand the overall objective of the game and instead just go for kills. Also, the feel to the community is turning a bit toxic since lots of the "good" players would rather berate teammates with insults and underhanded comments.

    All in all, the game is at the least worth a try since its free but don't set your expectations too high. You find a game with a lot of action, gore, and nudity (albeit censored but rather poorly at that) but very little else. Its a bit of a hit and miss game. I'll probably play periodically from now on but probably not dedicate too much time to it.
  7. Mar 1, 2014
    0 because this game is way too glitchy atm. First thing I thought when I played this game was 'TF2'. Just the same ass game, just different weapons and gamemods. Expand

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