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A total conversion of the Wouter van Oortmerssen's FPS (First-Person Shooter) game called Cube

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AssaultCube, previously known as ActionCube, is an 100% free, multiplatform and open source FPS (First-Person Shooter) game based on the CUBE gaming engine, featuring multiplayer functionality. It is often described as a conversion of the Wouter van Oortmerssen's FPS game called Cube.

The gameplay stays fast and arcade

The game is set in a realistic looking environment, as far as that's possible with the CUBE engine, while its gameplay stays fast and arcade. However, AssaultCube is all about team oriented multiplayer fun.

Consists of 12 multiplayer game modes

It consists of 12 multiplayer game modes, including Survivor, Deathmatch, Capture the Flag, Keep the Flag, Hunt the Flag, Pistol Frenzy, One-Shot One-Kill, and Last Swiss Standing. Team versions of these modes are also included.

Users can record their gaming sessions

AssaultCube is low-latency, allowing users to record their games using the "demo" system. It includes 26 different maps, features a single-player bot system, and includes a built in and in-game map editor.

Requires no installation

Another interesting features is that the game requires no installation and can be played immediately after downloading and unpacking the binary package that is distributed for free on both Softpedia and the project’s website. Don’t forget to read the README.html file for details on how to start/play the game.

To start the game, simply open the extracted folder and double click on the ‘’ file. Alternatively, you can open a terminal emulator software, navigate to the location of the extracted archive files (e.g. cd /home/softpedia/AssaultCube_v1.2.0.2) and run the ‘sh’ command.

Runs on Linux, Mac and Windows

It is a cross-platform game supported on all GNU/Linux distributions, as well as on the popular Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X operating systems. The game runs on computers supporting either of the 64 or 32-bit instruction set architectures.

AssaultCube was reviewed by Marius Nestor
Last updated on February 4th, 2015
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