- Publisher: RocketWerkz , Rocket Werkz
- Release Date: Dec 3, 2021
ICARUS is a session-based PvE survival game for up to eight co-op players.
Endure a savage alien wilderness on Icarus, humanity's greatest mistake. Survive its brutal environment as you explore, harvest, craft and hunt while seeking your fortune. From their orbital station, prospectorsICARUS is a session-based PvE survival game for up to eight co-op players.
Endure a savage alien wilderness on Icarus, humanity's greatest mistake. Survive its brutal environment as you explore, harvest, craft and hunt while seeking your fortune.
From their orbital station, prospectors drop to the planet surface for limited time sessions, where they learn to endure the alien environment, complete faction missions and search for valuable exotic materials. Those that survive return to orbit as seasoned veterans, converting their exotics into advanced technology, and taking on ever more challenging drops with newfound knowledge. Those that get left behind... are lost forever.… Expand
- Developer: RocketWerkz, Rocket Werkz
- Genre(s): Action Adventure, Survival
- # of players: Up to 8
- Cheats: On GameFAQs
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Icarus First Cohort Launch Trailer
Positive: 1 out of 6
Mixed: 4 out of 6
Negative: 1 out of 6
Dec 15, 2021Icarus boldly stakes its claim amongst giants in the field and swiftly proves to be a worthy contender. Everything I saw in the lead up to the release of Icarus made it seem too good to be true, but my faith and patience was rewarded many times over when I finally got to drop planetside for the first time, and the time after that, and the time after that. Icarus is going up on my list of favourite things to come out of New Zealand, alongside pavlova and Lord of the Rings.
Dec 13, 2021A refreshing take on the survival sandbox with a robust approach to progression and countless ways to tackle each mission. Sadly, harsh penalties, bugs, and crashes combine to make this a frustrating off-world expedition.
Dec 21, 2021Despite its flaws, the superior picture quality and solid basic experience still give ICARUS a lot of potential. The level-based mission design makes ICARUS significantly different from traditional survival games, but it also makes most of the player's efforts in vain. If its mission rewards are more generous, the items unlocked in the space station have a wider range of uses, and the settings of character growth system are more reasonable, then I believe that players will also have a better gaming experience than they do now.
Jan 4, 2022Icarus is an absolutely gorgeous, engaging, and challenging survival crafting game. When it’s working correctly, it is a fantastic entry into the genre. When it’s not, the problems are deep and varied. Disconnects, corrupt characters, bugs, and balance problems abound. I look forward to seeing it reach its potential, but it’s hard to see it as anything other than a game that exited Early Access too soon.
Dec 17, 2021Icarus is a hardcore survival game with an innovative concept. Despite its great potential, the story is non-existent. The game punishes playing alone and is in dire need of some polishing when it comes to enemy AI and bugs.
Dec 7, 2021Unfinished, buggy, and broken, Icarus should not have released at this stage. With mind-numbing repetition and baffling design decisions, it's a survival game that's more frustrating than challenging.
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Dec 10, 2021I’m honestly confused by how much I enjoyed my time with Icarus. It relies on repetitive loops and often uneventful hiking, on tedious punishments and uninspired objectives. I am not a patient person, and yet, it does enough. The storms are terrifically atmospheric, basic crafting still feels compelling when you’re doing it for the umpteenth time, and oh, I haven’t even mentioned the way it models individual planks tumbling and getting stuck on each other when you chop down a wall. Despite the jank, Icarus’s (eseses) systems feel meticulous, on scales both big and small.
Positive: 9 out of 26
Mixed: 2 out of 26
Negative: 15 out of 26
Dec 5, 2021Amazing game!
The negative reviews are laughable. Either people complaining about graphics and optimization due to their cheap graphics cardAmazing game!
The negative reviews are laughable. Either people complaining about graphics and optimization due to their cheap graphics card or quit after 30 mins not even getting passed the 2 starter missions. This game is deep and continues to impress you even after playing ever beta weekend. Highly recommend this to anyone looking for a survival game. Bring friends, it is tough.
Mar 13, 2022Un juego que no es para gente que no se maneja en el tipo de juego survival desnudo, empiezas con nada y poco a poco segun avanzas en lasUn juego que no es para gente que no se maneja en el tipo de juego survival desnudo, empiezas con nada y poco a poco segun avanzas en las extracciones puedes seguir mejorando a tu explorador, con misiones limitadas por tiempo de 7 dias, donde si no lo retiras y pasa el tiempo todo tu progreso será eliminado con la muerte de tu personaje, sin considerar algunas fallas en la optimización, este es uno de los pocos juegos que me ha logrado amarrar completamente.… Expand
Dec 6, 2021An amazing new take on the survival genre.
Getting some space station unlocks and going back in feels really good.
Basically, a rogue-likeAn amazing new take on the survival genre.
Getting some space station unlocks and going back in feels really good.
Basically, a rogue-like applied to survival! Playing with friends is definitely the best way to go. 20hours played this weekend, utterly hooked!
Some performance issues but all relatively minor, patches come with fixes quickly, and can't wait to see where the game goes in the future with extra content and updates.
There are a lot of hateful reviews mad at the performance issues, but they are hardly worth crying about, the game works fine for most people, sometimes a tweak to some settings or driver update or alternate between DX11 or DX12 fixes the issue. I think there's a ton of hate because of the ongoing backlash for BF2042 and people come on here saying that the same thing is going on everywhere, but it is NOT at all comparable.
Although I honestly agree that the game could have been delayed another few weeks, but really, in the end, the game is a real gem, fun to play and worth every penny!… Expand
Dec 13, 2021This game have a good potential and some nice survival mechanics, but currently it is plagued by terrible optimization, absurd designThis game have a good potential and some nice survival mechanics, but currently it is plagued by terrible optimization, absurd design decisions, lack of meaningful progression balance and general inconsistency in lore.
Permadeath in not integrated in gameplay loop in any way - currently it serves only to punish players, who were forced to take a few days break because of technical or real life issues. Not to mention there is no any clear warning and most players do not know about existence of Permadeath until they will permanently lose their character with all his/her progress
Mission timers - do not create any real pressure because most missions can be completed in 0.5-4h even solo, so 7days timer does not correlate with gameplay in any way
Tech tree progression where you can unlock tools blueprints many levels before you'll be able to unlock blueprints for crafting component to actually craft that tool - is a clear indication nobody cared about any balance or even simple fool-proof validation of existing progression before release.
This game is too buggy and unpolished to call it a Released Product - in reality it is an Early Beta at best.… Expand
Dec 4, 2021Another game by dean hall aka the guy behind unoptimized and then abandoned Day Z. Abandoned Day Z only to learn no lessons. This game shouldAnother game by dean hall aka the guy behind unoptimized and then abandoned Day Z. Abandoned Day Z only to learn no lessons. This game should be removed from sale. Buggy and unoptimized early access trash. Requires 32gb of ram as they are so lazy. I will not be fooled twice by dean hall agan. He will abandon Icarus as well. Dean Hall to me is like Peter Molinox except Molinox ruined more games haha… Expand
Jan 6, 2023Literally no one should purchase this game. I am honestly astonished the developers are able to sleep at night knowing this atrocity isLiterally no one should purchase this game. I am honestly astonished the developers are able to sleep at night knowing this atrocity is labeled as a full release. This game is MAYBE equivalent to an early level Alpha build of Ark: Survival Evolved. From nonexistent optimization that they try to mask with resolution downscaling to some of the worst AI I've ever witnessed in modern gaming to a lazy progression system that makes no logical sense, this game truly has a bit of all negative things that exist. I wouldn't recommend to my worst enemy, if you want this type of gameplay just buy Ark instead, just about everything this game does Ark does better and with graphical optimizations and more than two brain cells involved in the development process. Also, don't pay attention to the positive review andy's they're just fantasizing about sucking off Dean Hall and are used to running games on the Lowest quality setting so they can't see how absolutely horrible this game is optimized, even with a 4090 (the best graphics card money can buy you right now) this game is borderline unplayable for anyone with any kind of actual standards or expectations beyond "durrr hurr the game runs on my PC and doesn't give me a virus 10/10"… Expand
Dec 6, 2021Unfortunately a complete disaster caused by mismanagement that forced the developers to ship an incomplete product. The cherry on top areUnfortunately a complete disaster caused by mismanagement that forced the developers to ship an incomplete product. The cherry on top are those responses to reviews written by the marketing department on Steam pretending to be a "developer", apologizing for shipping an incomplete and buggy game, which they claim to be FINE, ACCEPTABLE.
"Sorry. We, a team of 50 people (?) Never noticed that the game crashed randomly or that there were hundreds of bugs .. Sorry !!!" but keep playing for at least 2 hours so you can't get a refund.
I think if you sell a product that doesn't work ... and the supplier still convinces you to keep it ... that it's called SC**Something else!
And also, congratulations on posting a fake review here and on Steam too - it just demonstrates the childish, immature and arrogant mindset behind those pseudo producers and managers who can't even ship a decent game.
Congratulations on ruining a title that could have been a real hit!
Now is the time to find someone to blame and run away.
I wonder if anyone of those has the decency to resign and admit the failure. Oh.. that's not gonna happen of course! Why don't we blame the developers instead?… Expand
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