Orion: Dino Horde Available Right Now On Steam For $1.00
Steam is doing a week long sale for Spiral Game Studios' Orion: Dino Horde, the co-op PC shooter. The game is currently available to play for free for an entire week, or you can own the game for $1.00... that's right, one U.S., dollar. The four-pack is also available for $3.00 USD.
Just in case you think this is all some big joke, just check out the main image; the promo doesn't lie.
You can literally grab a copy of Orion: Dino Horde for only $0.99. That's pretty freaking low, even if TotalBiscuit completely took a dump on the game and talked about how horrible it is.
Now, to be completely fair: Orion: Dino Horde is not an award-winning title, not by a long shot. The game does suffer from some polish and quality issues -- I mean this isn't the sort of thing you would compare to say Crysis 3 or Metro: Last Light. However, the game is built for multiplayer, cooperative fun. If you have a few friends and you guys like to do some fun co-op with Halo-style gameplay, vehicular support and open-worlds to explore, all in order to blast down some dinos.
For me, the game was fun enough to throw away a few hours shooting up vicious dinosaurs, upgrading weapons and flying around like it was 2004 all over again and Halo 2 was the next big thing. For a budget-priced game that lets you shoot things, rack up kill points, unlock new weapons and skills and just have some generic FPS fun, I didn't think Orion did a bad job at accomplishing that task. The weapons work, the controls were decent enough, the vehicles were no more janky than Garry's Mod and the AI was halfway decent.
This is also considering that there aren't a lot of cooperative shooters that offer gamers the same sort of gameplay experience... especially against dinosaurs.
Of course, this is not to discount the competitive FPS dinosaur game, Primal Carnage, which also offers multiplayer arena-style play with various classes and dinosaurs available for gamers to wreck havoc with. However, if you're not into the whole player-vs-player thing, Orion is your only bet for player-vs-NPC dino action.
You can check out some highlights of the game below, courtesy of Mazav. If you're interested in playing the game with a few friends or just checking it out for yourself, you can grab a digital copy for only $0.99 or a four-pack for only $3.00. Need to learn more about the game feel free to visit the official website.
This article was first published on February 20, 2014 and was last updated on July 28, 2014.
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