Guns of Icarus Online
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"This beast has room to grow. When it does, expect great things." - ign.com
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!
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
Great team game884okeoJ | 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!
An Incredible Diamond in the Roughstevehamner | March 31, 2014 | See all stevehamner's reviews »
A fantastic game to play with friends or friends you haven't met. If you're a steampunk fan, you've got to be playing this game. The combat is paced well and looks/sounds great. The game is steeped in steampunk with gears, steam, smoke, fire, pipes, and other unusual tech. It's easy to learn, and the community is very supportive of new players. There's little to no vitriol between players, unlike many multiplayer PvP games with a similar theme. It also has a burgeoning e-sports presence; check out twitch.tv/cesports and you'll see what I'm talking about. :)
If I had to pick things wrong with it, the AI isn't very good, so having a ship with AI crewmembers is a real handicap. The game also suffers from occasional lag issues, which can be very frustrating. Otherwise it's pitch-perfect steampunk airship combat, and that's a beautiful thing.
It's usually about $15, but it goes on sale for as little as $4 (just keep your eyes open) frequently.
A game designed for teamworkDarius1 | Feb. 10, 2014 | See all Darius1's reviews »
First of all, try not to play this alone. Because this is very team reliant game, and it's a lot more fun to play with your friends. There are 3 classes. Pilot, Engineer, Gunner. It is a beautiful game, and has nice textures for an indie game. In this game, you have to play your role, that's what your suppose to do. Do not take another person's job, unless your an Engineer. The customization is great, with variety. The community is very good, I haven't experience any negative players so far. I recommend playing with friends because, it would be better and you guys could communicate more. But there is an in game voice chat, and like I said the community is pretty good so you'll be enjoying playing with complete strangers. Overall, a great team game for players who wants to work as a team. You may encounter bugs and glitches but it's just a minor disturbance of the overall amazing experience.
Great Game - If you can find people to play withKoga1211 | Jan. 16, 2014 | See all Koga1211's reviews »
This was actually a surprisingly fun game, and there's nothing else really like it. There is one other game out there with a similar theme, but having played both I can say they're nothing alike.
Anyway, as for GoI, it's a great game, but sometimes it's hard to find people worth playing with. I'd say this game is best played with at least 2 friends, as it's easier at that point to have a decent crew for your ship. Playing with random people IS possible, and there is an in-game voice chat function. But, as with any online game, when you play with randoms, it's not entirely likely that you will get a lot of great teamwork.
That said if you end up with a bunch of vets in your squad, it's not so bad, because they know what they're doing.