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  • Summary: Guns of Icarus Alliance: PS4 Edition is a player-vs-player, player-vs-environment, steampunk airship combat game, complete with an ongoing war between six elite factions vying for control of a world ravaged by machines.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. May 1, 2018
    80
    The great news is that you can play across platforms with players on steam.
  2. 75
    At just $14.99 USD, however, Guns of Icarus Alliance is recommended for those who want a different kind of co-op experience.
  3. May 10, 2018
    73
    Guns of Icarus is the kind of game you might fall in love with if you go in with a team of pals, but if you go in alone you might spend a bit too much time waiting for other players and dealing with AI to be too besotted. It's a game that has so much potential, but will likely need a much wider playerbase to reach that point.
  4. May 8, 2018
    65
    Guns of Icarus Alliance brings a cool Steampunk vibe to a flying armada of ships, but a steep learning curve, and a lack of meaningful explanations of systems means the fun takes a while to come through.
  5. May 27, 2018
    65
    Guns of Icarus Alliance works as a competitive multiplayer game still. It offers a unique steampunk setting with ship battles that are highly intensive and a lot of fun when you get a good lobby of people together. But with an annual player count of 80 to 200 players, newcomers should be prepared to prep themselves with tutorials and PVE content.
  6. May 14, 2018
    65
    Guns of Icarus is a hell of a lot of fun when playing online because of the required teamwork. There's plenty of ships to choose from which provides some highly needed variation. Audio-visually the game is a letdown and the AI is very dumb. The game also suffers from plenty of bugs that really need fixing sometime soon if you want to keep enjoying it. Apart from these gripes however, the game is still pretty entertaining.
  7. May 3, 2018
    50
    it's another example of a game with a great idea that flew too close to the sun.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. May 4, 2018
    8
    An enjoyable -- if rough around the edges -- coop multiplayer experience.

    Guns of Icarus is not a game for everyone. I would only recommend
    An enjoyable -- if rough around the edges -- coop multiplayer experience.

    Guns of Icarus is not a game for everyone. I would only recommend if you are interested in PvP. There is a PvE component, but I did not find it very compelling mainly due to poor enemy ship AI.

    But for those looking for competitive multiplayer, Guns of Icarus shines. It is a team game that rewards knowledge and cooperation. Some will find the gameplay tedious, and I can understand why. But to those who give it a chance, the real joy of the game is knowing your role, working seamlessly with your team, and blowing enemy airships out of the sky.

    Performance wise, this PS4 port is not great. It seems strange that a game over 5 years old cannot run at a consistent 60fps on console. Even with crossplay with PC, the player counts are fairly low. At launch, the waits for games have not been too bad, but I would expect the player numbers will soon dwindle.

    If you enjoy cooperative PvP games, try it out for $15, especially if you have a crew of 3 friends to bring with you. Maybe you like it, maybe you won't. For a particular type of person, this might be their favorite game in many years.
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  2. Feb 5, 2020
    5
    It's a good game, it's hard to learn, but if you get into it the concept of the game is good. The problem is, there is only online game mode,It's a good game, it's hard to learn, but if you get into it the concept of the game is good. The problem is, there is only online game mode, there is no single player, and the community is dead. There is not much info about caste in the tutorial. Expand
  3. May 1, 2018
    2
    I had almost forgotten about this game. Then I remembered I got it free from Humble Bundle back in October. I just hadn't gotten around toI had almost forgotten about this game. Then I remembered I got it free from Humble Bundle back in October. I just hadn't gotten around to playing it. It seems I really didn't miss much. I'm sure this type of game is for some people, but it just isn't for me.

    I did all the tutorials. I found them excruciatingly boring. But I figured, well, it's not really fair to quit now when I haven't even played one online co-op game. I'm sure that where all the fun is. So I got on the queue to join a coop game. This is the day of the daily deal on Steam, surely there's lots of people online. Well, I was on queue for about 3 minutes so it wasn't that bad. I can imagine a normal day, however, when it's not the daily deal.

    Anyways, I get stuck as an engineer. Great, the one class that I was most bored with in the tutorial. You basically run around and bang on stuff or put a fire out. Maybe you get to shoot stuff if you're not taking too much damage. And sure enough, that was the whole game for me. We successfully completed our wave too. There were some rewards. But the biggest reward was being able to quit the game. The game mechanics were just too simple and not very fun. The graphics are outdated. The UI and gameplay are clunky. (However, this game would probably be fun in VR & everyone has a mic and headset there.)

    Rate 3/10. Do you like busy work? Do you like group projects at work and look forward to coming home so you can do some more group work? Then this game is perfect for you. I don't. So I didn't enjoy this game at all.
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