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


Unique experience that requires teamwork

Murderbot735 | July 18, 2015 | See all Murderbot735's reviews »

I love this game. It does really require your team to work together, and it's a really unique experience. It can be really intense at times. The airships are superbly designed and as someone who loves steampunk I think this is so awesome. There's many different airships to choose between, and you can also customize which guns they will be armed with and some aesthetic things. There's three different classes: Gunner, engineer and pilot. The gunner has many different ammo types and is supposed to use the guns (no sh!t), the engineer repairs stuff with many different tools, and the pilot pilots the airship. Every role is really fun, and your not really stuck to it. The engineer can for example also use the guns, but his main focus is to repair stuff. Overall this is a great game. The graphics are good both aesthetically and technically, and when playing it together with friends it's awesome.


Nothing quite like it

ScopedEvil | July 5, 2015 | See all ScopedEvil's reviews »

When I think of games I can quite offen name at least 10 games that are very similar to one another, especially when it comes to multiplayer. However the same can't be said for Guns of Icarus Online. It is a very unique game and there is nothing quite like it on my steam list. It's a great and engrossing game and whilst it may seem baffling at first, once you settle in it's a fantastic experience that you really can't compare to anything else.


A niche game, but good

gamma_rad | June 10, 2015 | See all gamma_rad's reviews »

A fun multiplayer game with a strong Steampunk vibe. The game is fairly simple, Airships fighting airships. each airship is a 5 person crew. each player picks a Class, Pilot, Gunner and Engineer. fairly self explanatory, the Pilot has piloting abilities revolving around adding ship movement abilities, whether its for dodging or closing in the distance for the kill. the Gunner is all about bringing down pain with his array of skills. And the engineer is all about fixing,maintaining the ship and buffing the ship so it operates at peak efficiency. Communication is key in this game, especially if you are engineer. Only real flaw in this game is the limited population which tends to dip occasionally making matchmaking a problem during dips.


Teamwork of Icarus!

MalkaLT | May 11, 2015 | See all MalkaLT's reviews »

So, this steampunk styled games takes place high in the sky! You find yourself in a skybattle and your goal is, well, as everywhere I guess - to survive! For this game you will need to have friends, if you don't have such thing and asked yourself what does that mean then I think you can skip this game and consider buying something else. And if somehow you happened to have few friends then you have to get this game at this right moment without any questions and here's why: 1- This game is so awesome and it's a must have game. 2- It's extremely fun and challenging game that will make you rage on your team and now you will have to find some new friends. 3- Awesome graphics and game style, both things are unique and beautiful and will get you just staring at the game for hours. 4- All this teamwork, that so many games need but none of them have. 5- Awesome animations, even if fixing your engine means smashing it with wrench or hammer, and I have no idea how that works, but who said that it can't work!? And finally 6- Price of the game, I mean, come on! you look at price, you look at one screenshot and you feel how much you want it and after buying it you think how could this game be such cheap. So what are you waiting for, just get this right now!


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.