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Guns of Icarus Review
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Posted: 22 months ago, last updated 6 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Guns of Icarus (Online/Alliance) is an online battle between teams of steampunk airships. Join up to 32 players for epic airship battles, with four players manning each ship. Or you can team up with a few friends to fight the AI that learns your habits. It's an evolving universe where your successes and failures constantly reshape the world.

The game is set during an Industrial Revolution where new machines consumed the world, staining the sky, scouring the land and poisoning the water. Humanity came to the brink of extinction, all but destroyed by their own unrestrained ingenuity. A few pockets of civilization survived, sheltering in the crevices of the world, and it is time for a comeback.

You choose a role, Pilot, Engineer or Gunner and work with your crew towards victory as sky pirates. Repair your ship’s armour, gun down enemy balloons, and deftly weave in and out of combat to dominate the skies in a variety of game modes and maps. Next choose your ship, from nimble chargers to powerful broadsiders, equip it with a deadly arsenal, and enter the fray.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Release Date: 10/03/2018

Platforms: Mac, PC and PS4

Genres: Action, Fighting, Open World and Shooting

Developer: Muse Games (@MuseGames)


Duration: This game will take between 15 hours and 30 hours to complete.
Players: You can play this with 32 players online. You team up with friends online in teams of 4 in battles with 32 other people.

Cross-Play: You can play with people on other systems, and voice chat as you do: PS4, PC, Mac.


Guns of Icarus usually costs £3.99.

Guns Of Icarus Alliance

PlayStation Store PS4 £3.99
Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. You can purchase optional items in the game, but these are purely cosmetic: hats, goggles, costumes, costume and ship dyes and paints, as well as airship related decor and figureheads.

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Content Rating

The game was rated PEGI 12 for realistic violence towards fantasy characters. Realistic looking violence is confined to a cutscene in which stylised silhouetted figures fight one another, the event concludes when a character is shot, this is accompanied by small blood spurts. The game features online playing capability which may involve real-time interaction with other players.
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.


We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Guns of Icarus Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@MuseGames) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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