Guns of Icarus Online

Third party DRM: Steam

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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


An Incredible Diamond in the Rough

stevehamner | 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 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 teamwork

Darius1 | 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 with

Koga1211 | 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.


Great co-op for lovers of steampunk

Neonberry | Dec. 19, 2013 | See all Neonberry's reviews »

Guns of Icarus tries to - and actually does - capture the essence of hot air balloon battles. It is an online game with very heavy emphasis on teamwork. You can choose from three roles: Pilot, Gunman or Mechanic and become part of the four man crew of an airship that is pitted with and against a few others on atmospheric maps. Then the battle starts and people will start to shout at each other, run from turret to engine, engine to other turrets like crazy to mend the ship, put out fires and shoot down the enemy aircrafts. It is hectic at best, but very enjoyable if you play with a good team (some said that it is good only with friends but I would disagree since I met a fair deal of very nice players who helped to improve and forgave my mistakes). The experience is a bit like 3 legged running (the one where two people have one of their legs tied together) - if one person messes up, the whole team will go down. Anyway the bottom line is that it is a very good co-op game with a lot of detail and regular updates (so far) and well worth its price.


Don't pop my balloon!

Raggzie | Nov. 13, 2013 | See all Raggzie's reviews »

Guns of Icarus is great fun to play with your friends. Crew a combat-ready flying balloon with up to 3 other people. Man the captains wheel, take aim with one of the many different types of fire power, or fix broken modules that the enemy destroyed while trying to shoot you and your entire crew out of existance.

The game is a really unique steam punk combat adventure. The landscape is really cool in the various maps. Choose your crew carefully and make sure every aspect of your airship is under manned control. The AI function is very helpful if you find yourself under staffed!

Take to the sky and fly high. Shoot down your enemy and protect your team mates. May the best ship and crew win!