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Ballistic Overkill, an online class-based FPS recently released Linux support, but it was another we totally missed. I picked up a copy and took a look.

Note: It's in Early Access.

It's another in a long list of titles that never showed up in the new releases section for Linux, as it had a Windows version already. Thanks to gkeen in our IRC for pointing it out.

Reading the features, it sounds very much like our own version of Overwatch (the recent Blizzard release). It plays differently though, so don't expect that.

I have to say, I'm extremely impressed by what I've seen so far. It's exactly the kind of FPS game I have been wanting to see on Linux. It's a bit slower paced, the weapons feel good and feel slightly realistic and it has some fun abilities.

At one point I went to shoot someone, he phased out of view with some invisibility skill and slashed a guy up close to him with a freaking sword. It was quite amusing to see!

Not only did I find the gameplay enjoyable to the point of wanting to go back in after posting this, it works fine with two monitors displaying on the correct one too.

Performance wise, it seems really quite good. Surprisingly good, as it was built in Unity. I seemed to get above 60FPS constantly on High settings at 1080p while recording with the recorder set to record 60FPS. That's actually quite amazing.

It does have a few issues here and there, mostly due to it not being finished yet. One level I forgot the name of where you're in a warehouse has a problem with spawn camping.

I think you guys will like this, come join me for a game or two. It's cheap as well, awesome!
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Kuduzkehpan 13 June 2016 at 7:49 pm UTC
Good news has wings!

1)Weapons and maps are inspired from call of duty MW 2-3 maps and weapons
2)top of unreal engine -3 or 4
3)no real benefits between classes. (even invisibility sucks on med to short range.)
4)pre customised uncustomisable weapons.
5)still this is a good news.
Linas 13 June 2016 at 7:53 pm UTC
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Seems to suffer the same problems as so many other multiplayer-only games: not enough players and servers. But it does look fun, so one can only hope.
liamdawe 13 June 2016 at 8:14 pm UTC
Had no problem getting a game so far, already played about an hour
Xpander 13 June 2016 at 8:41 pm UTC
still not available in my region

i emailed to the developer as well
hardpenguin 13 June 2016 at 8:46 pm UTC
Looks a lot like Urban Terror. And that's a very good thing
liamdawe 13 June 2016 at 8:56 pm UTC
Did a quick video, I'm crap but I enjoy being crap:
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PendragonUK 13 June 2016 at 11:01 pm UTC
Nice find, just picked it up and it's installing now...
GustyGhost 14 June 2016 at 12:18 am UTC
That's good to hear it is slow paced! I've tried Quake and Doom style games but I just can't get into them because I grew up on Halo and CoD (Ew, I know...). I think my brain is just "wired" for that pacing at this point.
ElectricPrism 14 June 2016 at 1:23 am UTC
Oh dude this looks awesome I want it now!
leillo1975 14 June 2016 at 7:55 am UTC
Seems to be fun. It looks a good arcade and fast game.

What game engine is used to develop this game?


Last edited by leillo1975 at 14 June 2016 at 7:56 am UTC
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