Guns of Icarus Online [Online Game Code]

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  • "This indie gem is in fact funking awesome." - Massively
  • "Those looking for a team-based challenge will find plenty to love with Guns of Icarus Online." - Penny Arcade
  • "Guns of Icarus Online scratches a certain itch that few other games can reach." - IGN

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Release date October 29, 2012
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4.7 out of 5 stars 22 customer reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
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“This indie gem is in fact funking awesome.” —Massively

“Those looking for a team-based challenge will find plenty to love with Guns of Icarus Online.” —Penny Arcade

“Guns of Icarus Online scratches a certain itch that few other games can reach.” —IGN

We want YOU!

CAPTAINS and CREW wanted! Take charge of your destiny and gain valuable SKILLS for the future!

PILOTS – GUNNERS – ENGINEERS – All needed for cargo transit and airspace defense!

EXPLORE strange lands! CAPTURE valuable resources! TRAVEL the world and DEFEAT pirate scum!

It’s not an easy life, but there’s nothing else like it. Plenty of folks like yourself have decided to slip the surly bonds of earth and take to the skies after hearing tales of bold Captains, fearless Gunners, and cunning Engineers and their high-flying exploits. Think you have what it takes to join their ranks?

Raising the stakes on team-based PvP combat with an emphasis on strategic competition and truly cooperative play, Guns of Icarus Online is the premier airship combat game that’s all about teamwork, tactics, and fast-paced action. With a good ship and the right crew, you can conquer the skies!

Key Game Features

High-Octane Airship Combat- Hop onboard one of the many available airships and battle other players over the internet! Take control of the guns, repair the hull and engines, or steer the ship up close for a ramming kill. Feel the wind in your face with realistic airship flight physics and lead your team to victory in multiple game modes like King of the Hill and traditional Deathmatch.

Many Styles of Play - With three available roles to choose from—Gunner, Engineer, and Pilot—you will surely find your niche on your ship and ensure you fly to victory. Each role supports unique gameplay mechanics from simulation-like airship steering, traditional FPS shooting, to a frantic time-management-based repair game. Communicate with your crew to manage the chaos that ensues!

Teamwork to the Next Level - You've never played a game that brings teamwork to the forefront like this. The pilot needs to communicate with gunners to keep the guns trained on enemies. The engineer needs to keep an eye on the balloon and other mechanical components to prevent the ship from falling out of the sky. Gunners keep their eyes glued to their scopes trying to spot enemies from afar. "Enemy spotted, one o'clock! All hands on deck!" With native Steam voice chat, keeping in contact is no problem.

System Requirements
  Minimum Specifications:
OS: Mac
Processor: Core 2 Duo 2Ghz or equivalent or Core i5 2,6Ghz or better
Hard Drive: 3 GB
Video Card: DirectX 9.0c Compatible Graphics Card with 256 mb VRam and Shader Model 3 support
Additional Info: GeForce GTX 260, Radeon 4770, or better

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By NC on March 13, 2013
And this has long since become one of the most engaging and intense multiplayer titles I've ever picked up.

But, this isn't for your usual CoD player. This is for the player who likes to focus on teamwork and coordination. The Battlefield series touches into this in some ways but not to the degree that Guns of Icarus Online takes it. In GoIO, you either work together or you die together.

For starters you are given three classes to choose from. Pilot, engineer, or gunner. All three roles can be interchanged mid battle should the need arise but they won't be as specialized in the role due to extra tools each class gets over the other. It doesn't take long to get good at one or the other, but it will take experience. The best pilots in the game only get there by learning from others and by learning the limits of each ship (there are six by the way). The best engineers likewise only get there by learning what tools to use and when to use them. Gunners are perhaps the only class in game which requires mostly the skills you bring to the game (a good aim), but it is more than that. A good gunner knows what ammo to use and when to use it. They transition between guns and along the way help repair when needed.

It is a punishing game if you think within the box of your class. Gunners and pilots do not come with the tools to do heavy repairs but need to be able to help if a ship is under heavy fire. Engineers need to not only keep an eye on the repairs but also on ships approaching. Giving call outs and in a moment, hopping on a gun to deal critical damage to an enemy ship. Pilots are very much the orchestrators of everything.

So hopefully that is an idea of the intensity matches can get. Each ship has a crew of four players.
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Guns of Icarus Online was a risky venture for Muse Games. Tired of the control investors took over their products, they shed the political shackles and got down to making the game of their dreams. It turned out incredibly well for the rest of us.

You are a gunner, and engineer or a pilot onboard the airship of your choosing. You will do battle against other airships for control of points, or for total destruction of the opposing team. This job is best done with a crew of four human players, and because of this, the in-game community is very interesting. Veteran players spin up new players on the job, barking commands over their headsets and showing them the ropes. Veteran teams work together like a well oiled machine, producing some of the most exciting player versus player matches out there.

The competitive scene is very intense, with multiple clans fighting it out for bragging rights in various tournaments set up by the community. The developers of the game are known to join in on these matches, as well as casual matches throughout the week. This is one of the few games in which you can actually count on meeting the entire development staff in game at some point, flying with, and even befriending them as you go.

The Devs are extremely well integrated into the community and will not only shoot the breeze with you on the forums, but will actually listen and implement change on occasion if a good idea is tossed their way.
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I'm in love with this game, so, sadly, my only review of it would be biased. If you are interested in playing, look up some gameplay footage to see if it strikes your fancy.

A team of four crewmembers all get on the same ship: one person pilots, and the other three can either be a gunner or engineer. While all three roles- pilot, gunner, engineer- have specific jobs, they are not barred from pulling double duty. All players get one special tool per role, and an extra tool for their specialization; the pilot gets two extra tools that influence the ship's movement, the gunner gets two extra ammo types when using guns, and the engineer can get two extra repair items. However, this also means that the pilot gets one engineer tool and one ammo type, etc. etc. This sort of relationship between members keeps the game fresh, because many different strategies can be put into play. For example, an engineer could shoot a gun, and repair everything he needs in the area, or a pilot can start repairing while his ship flies on cruise control.

The community is very nice, as well. There are several 'Community Ambassadors' that were picked as volunteers to act as mediators to problems and moderators of the forums. Most, if not all, questions relating to game problems or aspects of the game will be answered very quickly if asked.

The game's lobby has three different chat types: One to your crew, one to your team, and one to the entire community. If any question is asked in this 'Regional' chat, there are many people who are willing to jump in and help.
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So I suppose I should start off this review with a confession. I have played nearly 800 hours of guns of Icarus online and I have no plans to stop playing anytime soon.

This is simply the best co-op multiplayer experience I have ever found. Think L4D but with more cooperation. Working as a team is necessary to accomplish anything, thankfully the game naturally encourages teamwork.

The best part is you get to do it all while flying through the air in steampunk airships, coordinating complex tactics and formations with at times over a dozen crew members and teammates at once. It is just so incredibly rewarding when you get everyone working together just right and the beautiful enemy airships disintegrate in front of your eyes (the game really is gorgeous).

As great as all of that is and sounds it's only half the reason I've played this game more than any other game I've ever owned. The community is simply fantastic and the devs really care. I'll be honest and admit I used to play a lot of big name games made by the giant corporations of the gaming world and I enjoyed them. But it was really awful having to deal with all the trolls and punks and bigots and everything else that is prevalent on the internet. Furthermore you often felt like the developers would just make the game and dump it on you without ever touching it again or fixing problems that existed when they made it.

GOI is different. The community is friendly and welcoming and anyone that tries to ruin the game for anyone are taken seriously and handled by the community and the devs. Even better than that though is that it's made by a small group of people that really care about the game. The game is constantly updated tweaked added onto and really nurtured and cared for.
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