AssaultCube is a free online multiplayer first person shooter (FPS) game.
The battlefield is set. Two teams use deadly force against each other in a free for all bloodbath: The Cubers Liberation Army (CLA) and The Rabid Viper Special Forces (RVSF). Team members are armed with up to eight different weapons for use in annihilating their enemies. This is the setting for AssaultCube, a free online multiplayer first person shooter (FPS) game. As the AssaultCube web site says, “There’s no story, just on-going destruction and ownage.” Choose your team, choose your weapon, and select from 14 different multiplayer game modes to face off against other online players in the all-out battle of a lifetime.
AssaultCube is designed to be lightweight, as small as 40 MB, for quick download and installation. It’s bandwidth efficient, reducing lag, and allowing it to run on even an old school 56kbps connection. Its low system requirements mean it can even run on older hardware, like a Pentium III processor. AssaultCube works on Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems, so anyone can join the battle on any computer. Players can fight with eight different weapons, including grenades, knives, handguns, shotguns, and machine guns. You can join a team in multiplayer mode, or fight bots in single-player mode. Fight for the other team’s flag, or start a free for all brawl. AssaultCube comes pre-packaged with 26 different maps, and a built-in map editor lets you create your own customized maps and share them with other players. The “demo” system even lets you record your games and show them off to your friends.
Tips for New Users
AssaultCube has a simple premise and a simple objective: destroy the enemy. For tips, weapon stats, game mode descriptions, FAQ, and a helpful wiki, visit AssaultCube’s web site. The wiki’s “Newbie Guide” will give you a good overview of how to play the game. The wiki even provides a glossary of “Game Speak,” so you can learn popular terms used in the game and chat like a pro. It’s also a good idea to update your graphics drivers before playing AssaultCube, to avoid common errors and bugs.
Areas of Improvement
As with many open source games, AssaultCube is a work in progress, and has some known issues. One known issue is “the bots are fairly dumb and need improvements,” which only affects single-player mode. Other known issues are only present the first time you load AssaultCube. Review AssaultCube’s documentation for help with these and other issues.
AssaultCube is a fun FPS game designed to be fast and realistic, even on older computers. Its variety of weapons, game modes, and maps give it hours of replay value, whether you’re playing against real live online players or against “fairly dumb” bots. Customize your gameplay by editing maps and adding skins. If you’re ready to take on your enemies in an intense multiplayer battle, visit AssaultCube’s wiki to brush up on your “Game Speak.” Soon you’ll be fragging and gibbing noobs like a boss.
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