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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,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
    80
    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. Jan 31, 2014
    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
    80
    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
    70
    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
    70
    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
    70
    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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  2. Negative: 21 out of 134
  1. Mar 5, 2014
    10
    This is the best game since sliced bread. It is extremely fast-paced and is such a new style of video games. If you are scared like anyoneThis is the best game since sliced bread. It is extremely fast-paced and is such a new style of video games. If you are scared like anyone that it might be like tf2, they are extremely wrong. Expand
  2. Feb 7, 2014
    10
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  3. Feb 1, 2014
    10
    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 passAwesome 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
    8
    Don't be fooled by the low user score this game has currently been given due to connection problems. On the first few days of release as aDon't be fooled by the low user score this game has currently been given due to connection problems. On the first few days of release as a free to play game there are guaranteed problems, and these will be fixed with time.

    I have experienced these problems myself, however I've looked past this and have also experienced the most fun I've had in a free to play game in a long time. Games are fast paced with plenty of ways to kill and be killed. Weapon creation and modification allows players to personalize their loadout as they wish and think of the most creative or possibly offensive weapon names before entering the battlefield. Use of skill trees allows players to unlock weapon upgrades with experience earned during matches however this is not a grind. After playing a few games I found myself able to purchase the upgrades I wanted.

    his game IS NOT a pay to win, with all weapon modifications unlocked through experience rather than real world money. The game makes it's money however through character customization, and it is this that makes the game so hilarious to play. Ever wanted to run through a battlefield with your penis out? Well in Loadout you can do that buy purchasing this "item of clothing" from the in game store. There are currently three characters to choose from, all of who can be customized with a large selection of items. Anything from Facial hear and masks to knee pads all with various options in each category. If you have the money to spend you can make a character that really suits you.

    The animations in this game are also great with plenty of cartoon style gore which can be turned off in the settings but why would you do that? ... Characters shot with rockets can run around with holes in their stomachs, burned players appear burned to a crisp, and body parts seem to be attached just by a thread all while the player is still alive and this makes dying slightly more enjoyable. Especially when you see your character raise a middle finger just before death. It is clear to see the developers have made humor a key feature in this game, especially with the vast amount of taunts available to purchase from the store. Forget tea bagging manually, just hit the taunt button and see your character humiliate your opponent without having to do a thing. There are plenty of these animations to choose from and multiple taunts can be set to one character so you can change things up when you please.

    This game offers various game modes such as a "Capture the Flag" like mode called Jackhammer where two teams fight to capture the hammer, which can also be used as a weapon while being escorted back to base. There is also general capture the point mode called Blitz where each team must fight over the designated control points in order to take control. As well as this there is a mode similar to kill confirmed in the Call of Duty series called Death Snatch. One of the more different game modes however is called Extraction and sets two teams against each other where their job is to collect Blutonium ore and deposit it to their team grinders. There is one set collector who is changed upon death, while the rest of the team attack or defend in order to win. These modes are a lot of fun however there could be more.

    This is not a professional review so don't expect me to get all of the points in however this is a genuinely brilliant and fun game, especially being free to play. And what makes it better is that you don't need to spend ANYTHING to have fun. As of now i haven't spent a penny and I love it. I would recommend this game to anyone and advise people not to listen to low scores based on bugs because these will be sorted.

    More game modes, more characters and more weapon classes would make this game better which is why i'm giving it 8/10.
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  5. Feb 7, 2014
    7
    I've played about 8 hours of Loadout on Steam, and I feel that the critics here have pretty much done the game justice with its score. LoadoutI've played about 8 hours of Loadout on Steam, and I feel that the critics here have pretty much done the game justice with its score. Loadout is a very good free to play game in every sense. Everything that can effect gameplay like guns, their upgrades, and abilities like turrets and sheilds, can all be unlocked in a reasonable amount of time for free. Only cosmetic items such as hats, clothes, and taunts are purchasable. This keeps it from being pay to win, as things that are required for you to buy are purely optional. I do think that purchasable items in the store however are a little overpriced (It runs about 8-10 dollars for one item), but there are two reasons I can kind of forgive this. First, it is only a little more expensive than price I already pay for other games like League of Legends and TF2. Second, there are bundles that cost more (20-50 dollars) but give you your moneys worth by giving you the equivalent dollar amount in its in game currency, xp boosts and exclusive full sets of items. Gameplay is fast and fun, and well balanced (The fact that everything is OP means nothing is). The only problem I have with this game is the fact that there isn't very much variety. There are only 4 gun types and three characters. Once leveling is done there isn't much else to do, and with only three characters everyone tends to look exactly the same unless you want to spend some serious cash on your avatar. So to wrap things up, this game is well worth your time. Even if you don't want to put money into it you can still enjoy it. The devs are still working on this title to improve it and add to it. So I hope that I can get on Metacritic again in the future and raise its score if they add a ton of new content. Expand
  6. Feb 16, 2014
    6
    Loadout is pretty much a basic arcade third person shooter which plays a bit like a mix between Team Fortress 2 (minus the hats) and Call ofLoadout is pretty much a basic arcade third person shooter which plays a bit like a mix between Team Fortress 2 (minus the hats) and Call of Duty. So far I've played a fair number of hours and it's managed to keep my attention, but I don't think I'll be playing it long term in the future.
    The game itself plays quite fluidly, albeit with furious mouse clicking and explosives spam, but the limited number of maps and game modes let it down a bit. Gun balance is also really up in the air because the customisation opens the field to overpowered combinations which actually end up reducing the number of viable weapons you can actually use.
    The game is fairly entertaining, but don't expect too much if you're playing on your own, because most of the fun comes from teaming up with friends. Also, the game is not very 'Free-2-Play' , while you can download it without paying, the game is very limited unless you shell out some money to unlock more Loadout and weapon crafting slots.
    Overall, an entertaining game which is worth playing for a laugh, but don't expect to get too many hours out of it.
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  7. Mar 1, 2014
    0
    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 different0 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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