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free mmofpsSome games manage to offer a meeting grounds for the casual and dedicated gamer. Dedicated, because of the depth of the game and the room for growth. Casual, because it sometimes suffices to throw in a quick match, wherever and whenever.

There are not a lot of games on Facebook that fit this description. Most of them are the barest of casual games, the kind you would play on your phone while you’re waiting in line at the ticket office. The kind that helps you kill the time.

But every now and then, when you are least expecting it, sheer awesomeness happens by. Your eyes meet across a crowded screen, and you realize this is the game you’ve been looking for. A pretty cool game.

Introducing UberStrike

UberStrike is a fast-paced cross-platform MMOFPS (or ‘online shooter’ in short), with over five million registered users, and one million active players per month. It reminds at the same time of Counter Strike and of Quake, which is no easy feat. The game is supported by an extensive leveling system, which keeps things exciting, and reflects on what weapons you can access in the in-game store.

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You can expect most of the regular game modes in UberStrike, including Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, and Team Elimination. In a Deathmatch you need to kill as many of the other players as you can. Team Deathmatch has you taking down players of the other team, until a pre-set cap is reached. Team Elimination is similar to Team Deathmatch, except you won’t respawn after being offed by a player of the other team.

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Availability

UberStrike is cross-platform, even though it doesn’t have game clients on every operating system. It is built with Unity, which let’s you play it right from your browser. For Mac OS X users there’s also a desktop client in the Mac App Store, and a mobile version for Android and iOS devices will soon hit the respective app stores. I play-tested both the Mac client and on Facebook, and got a slightly higher frame rate with the desktop client.

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At the time of writing, there are three websites where you can play UberStrike. First, on UberStrike.com. Just like the desktop client, this has the advantage of not being forced to (but still being able to) connect to the game with your Facebook account. If you don’t mind (or happen to love) Facebook integration, you can also play it on Facebook, as shown in the screenshot above. Finally, UberStrike has recently been rolled out to Kongregate.

Shop

UberStrike is free to play, but like many games in its genre, is supported by a micropayment system. By default, you only have the melee Splatbat and Machine Gun. The shop boasts an insane array of other weapons and cool outfits for your character.

Luckily, you can earn points in-game to peruse in the store, instead of purchasing them. This means you will by no means be limited to those two standard weapons, even if you don’t want to invest any money into the game, albeit it will be a bit harder.

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These items can then be bought for one day, seven days, one month, or three months. It’s also possible to buy a weapon permanently, but this cannot be done using the points you earn in your games, but only through purchased credits.

Which ones are your favorite games to play? Drop a line in the comments below!

  1. Rifat
    June 15, 2016 at 10:24 pm

    Is there any game like uberstrike? fun to play and multiplayer game thats online

  2. Charlie Player
    July 30, 2012 at 12:01 am

    whaever..i started 2 play tha t game pretty good

  3. Charlie Player
    July 25, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    the game is playable on facebook only??

  4. ecd4a4d35dce1b96560e85a8ce64f578
    June 17, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    Looks great, checking it out now!

  5. Ashwin Divakaran
    June 14, 2012 at 10:54 am

    Its cool as long the internet is fast enough

    • Simon Slangen
      June 16, 2012 at 10:36 am

      As always, with MMO gaming. You may get better (initial) load times with a desktop client (as you can read above, there's now one for Windows as well), but downloading maps and in-game performance are probably about the same.

  6. Jack Smith
    June 12, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    So sad unity hasn't added linux support yet...

    • Simon Slangen
      June 16, 2012 at 10:33 am

      I hear you. I don't think it's on the top of their list, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed as well. Unity is one of the best ways to cross-platform gaming IMO.

  7. Jon Smith
    June 12, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    hmmm looks interesting something to do with my friends

  8. Shehan Nirmal
    June 12, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    I love gaming...!!!

  9. Benjamin Joffe
    June 12, 2012 at 5:50 am

    Thanks for your kind review :)
    Quick add-one: we just released a Windows client and gearing up for mobile and tablets - stay tuned!

    • Simon Slangen
      June 16, 2012 at 10:31 am

      Hi Benjamin,

      Thanks for the update, and keep up the good work. :-)

  10. Tanguy Djokovic
    June 12, 2012 at 5:06 am

    in what way is this game any different/better than the sea of Freemiun MMOFPS that's already being offered (Battlefield Heroes, Alliance of Valiant Arms, WolfTeam, Combat Arms...)

    • Simon Slangen
      June 16, 2012 at 10:30 am

      Good question.

      I guess 'better' comes down to personal preference in the end. I probably wouldn't grant the game the number one MMOFPS spot, but IMO it's well worth your time checking out.

      Here's why.

      The gameplay is fun, fast-paced and very well executed; if you like playing fast-paced shooters, you'll be off playing in no-time. The main difference for me was in the community (which is sizable), accessibility (every OS but Linux, and you can play in your web browser) and performance (even on my old non-gaming laptop, the game ran smoothly).

      I hope that answered your question. If you decide to take it for a spin, let us hear your thoughts. :-)

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