Guns of Icarus Online

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"This beast has room to grow. When it does, expect great things." -

Calling All Loyal Citizens!

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!

Join the Airship Reserve!”

Empire Recruitment Flier

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 Features:

  • Goggles, gears, and glory: step into a richly crafted steampunk/dieselpunk-inspired world

  • Pick a role to suit your play style: Captain or Crew, Pilot, Gunner, or Engineer

  • Form a party with up to 4 friends and crew a ship together, or hire yourself out freelance

  • Integrated voice chat keeps you in constant contact with your teammates

  • Diverse ship classes and tons of weapons to choose from with realistic flight and projectile physics

  • Massive air battles with up to 32 players in a match

  • Multiple game modes including Deathmatch, King of the Hill, and Resource Race

  • Genre-busting gameplay with strategy, navigation, shooter, and time-management elements

  • Rise in the ranks and earn titles through your achievements

  • Balanced, competitive matches reward strategic, skillful play, not level grinding

  • Show off your style with a wide range of costumes and cosmetic options in the in-game store

  • 1st person and 3rd person camera modes

  • Custom games with spectator mode for streaming and tournament play

Customer reviews


A niche skybattle team game with the emphasys on team work

smilzoboboz | March 7, 2015 | See all smilzoboboz's reviews »

Guns of Icarus Online is an online team skybattle game with the emphasys on team work. You can play either deathmatch or capture point modes on 6 completely different ships with a 4-man crew in 2v2, 3v3, 4v4 team matches. Teamwork is extremely important but since the actualy work is pretty straightforward you don't feel burdened.

Since you can choose the guns you're going to use on your ship there are a lot of really interesting and often crazy combinations you can try with endless results possible. Not to mention a lot of vanity items being either sold for a small price or freely distributed to players playing certain matches, along with steam workshop support.

One of the things I found extremely intriguing of this game is that bullets have realistic recoil, drop, etc based on their weight, rotation, shape, etc. This makes gunner's job extremely interesting because with different guns you'll have to aim in completely different ways to hit your targets. The same goes for ships, you have mass, aceleration, max speed (simulating air friction) and mostly because of this flying a ship is EXTREMELY fun, not to mention strategies and combat tactics. What about the last class remaining, engeneers, don't they have fun? Yeah they do, putting off fires,trying to repair parts faster than enemy gunners damage they take, etc.

Gameplay aside you have extremely well designed graphic, all post-apocalyptic steampunk flavoured with stunning light effects (which you get to enjoy the most, flying in the skies). Not to mention the music, just a few themes but perfectly fitting the environment. Probably not 10/10 is the sound effect compartment, but still not below 9/10.

Also, the game uses the Unity3D game engine, which means that it virtually supports any known to man device, and the devs did a good job on that so the game works (with cross platform internet play) on MS Windows, Mac OSX, Linux, PlayStation3, ...

This game has (always had) just one big issue, since it's a niche game (actually almost the only of its kind) there are really few players connected at the same time around the world (200~500), still I have to say I never failed to play a match within at most a bunch of minutes from when I started searching for it.

So, well, extremely suggested for everyone: you like chess play and such, go piloting your ship; you like to burst things down with huge cannons, go gunner; you don't like chess play and you're really bad at aiming, go engeneer, and keep your crew alive.


Different, but very good, multiplayer game.

Furrek | Jan. 14, 2015 | See all Furrek's reviews »

This is my review for this game on Steam platform: I don't remember when I have played some multiplayer game that is so unique. It's not simply team-based game that you are just scoring by killing enemy but the key to victory is teamwork. Destroying enemy is also important but in order to do so teamwork is necessary. You are one of 4 crew ship member and you playing as pilot, gunner or engineer. It's not like these are locked classes, but you are able to choose what you want to do and what you are good at. What's even more amazing is how great community in Guns of Icarus Online is. Even with low level players, everybody tries to do their best in order to win. I'm not big fan of steampunk and to be honest I had hard time trying to play this game, at first it looked "meh" but I don't regret it, once I tried and I really like this game. It's nothing like any FPS games, MOBA or other genre that are avaible. Guns of Icarus Online is truly unique as multiplayer game.


First game to use steampunk right

cameronb | Dec. 26, 2014 | See all cameronb's reviews »

It's a fun multiplayer game that forces you to actually work together. It is solid game, and I've had some great times while playing for an embarrassingly small amount of time. The strategy and class system is well made, and the game never feels unfair. I would have loved to see boarding, but the developers gave their reasons not to, so this doesn't feel like and oversight. It could do with more story, maps, and variety in general, so it's not going to be my next 100-hour game, but it shows promise.


teamwork is key

shadowsclaw | Oct. 27, 2014 | See all shadowsclaw's reviews »

This game is all about teamwork. If you don't work together, you're doomed. These kind of games I like a lot. You have to work together and communicate with your crew to be able to destroy other ships, so a mic is recommended.


Great team game

884okeoJ | July 1, 2014 | See all 884okeoJ's reviews »

Guns of Icarus is a fun and strategic game that is one of the most unique experiences on the PC right now. The game places a heavy focus on teamwork, so being on a ship with your friends while talking over Skype is the best possible way to play Guns of Icarus. However, playing with random people online can be quite aggravating, as it is harder to communicate and function as a team.

This focus on teamwork is a good and bad thing. On the plus side, it helps the game shine when everyone is cooperating.However, it also makes it a slog to play with people you don't know. The graphics are average and the soundtrack is fairly good, but for Guns of Icarus, a gameplay-focused game, those two aspects are relatively unimportant. If you're someone who has other friends to play with, Guns of Icarus is a must-buy.