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


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.


Why aren't there more games like these?

Sinum | May 5, 2014 | See all Sinum's reviews »

Guns of Icarus Online is...well, pure awesomeness!

In GOIO, you can choose to take the wheel as the pilot (and more often than not commander), engineer or gunner. Due to the nature of GOIO, teamwork is important, and this is where the game devs got you covered! First off, they have a built in voice chat function, you press X to chat to your crew (4 people including you), and if you are a captain, press C to chat to your fellow captains. The devs are friendly and the playerbase will generally help you out! Adding onto that, graphics-wise it is made well too. This being a steampunk game, you get a nice filter in the gameplay (as if though it was filmed with an old-fashioned camera) this filter however, is barely noticeable. Sound design is fantastic and fits right in, and last but not least, EVERYONE IS FRIENDLY (almost)! The devs and community ambassadors will gladly assist you in-game and some players will even stick with you for a while. GOIO has a form of microtransactions, however these are entirely cosmetic and give no benefits to the game other than you looking like a bad-ass. Last thing I felt like I had to add, was that in GOIO, your ships are entirely customisable and range from a bunch of classes (my personal favorite being the pyramidion). Additionally, you can customize guns on your ship in the form of loadouts while customization for your character ranges from changing colors with dye you can either buy or gain by leveling up classes to gender, name and class (which you can switch between).

I think that ought to be all, this is my first review, so please do not slaughter me over it (also English isn't my first language)

All-in-all, the game is amazing, get it, play it, and last but not least: WATCH OUT FOR THAT PYRAMIDION, IT'S RAMMING US!