Guns of Icarus Online

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by Tikiman678, Feb 13, 2015.

  1. I wonder if any of you play this little gem. A steampunk airship battle game. You join a crew of 4 (1 captain + 3 airmen) as either a Pilot, Gunner or Engineer and take to the skies to fight in 2v2, 3v3 or 4v4 ship to ship combat (deathmatch or king of the hill). Your captain (usually playing a Pilot) will have to chose among the 7 existing ships and carefully select the guns that they will sport depending on what he wants to achieve (long/close range, killer/disabler...). Each crew member will have to chose among various special items that will help them in their various tasks (fire extinguishers, anti fire spray, incendiary ammunition, special "moonshine" fuel, spyglasses...). In game, you can toggle between first and third person view.

    As you play, you will gain levels and unlock achievements, which will in turn unlock cosmetic items to pimp out your character, who can be male or female.

    I play this game every now and then. It encourages good teamwork, is simple enough to get the hang of in around 20 hours, but deep and hard enough to master to keep you going for a good while.

    The regular player base is not too big, but the good side of this is that you feel like being part of a small family after a while. The developers themselves (MUSE) often play themselves there and even regularly organize "fight the devs" events.