Average Playtime: 5 hours

Close Order

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Close Order is an arcade shooter with one simple goal: become a badass armada! It's not about you. It's about other ships around you known as minions that exponentially increase your firepower!

Defeat enemies for parts. Combine those parts into minions. Move them around your armada however you please. Become badass!

Play through a short, episodic narrative in Story mode to discover the fate of humanity, or boot up Survival mode for fast-paced action!Features

  • Grow from a single ship into a massive armada!
  • Plays like a shooter, feels like arcade, acts like tower defense, relies on strategy, and is always distinctly bullet hell!
  • Experience the remnants of the galaxy post-Earth in Story mode.
  • Tackle the story your way: missions are set up in an episodic fashion through interconnected hub worlds.
  • Not in it for the story? No problem! Boot up Survival mode where you start with nothing and must grow your armada in order to survive.
  • Duke it out in Simple Survival, where levels have pre-made waves of progressively stronger enemies.
  • Too easy? Take it one step further with Custom Chaos, a customizable version of Simple Survival that allows you to choose the level you'd like to play, the type and difficulty of enemies, and the amount of enemies you wish to face.

Whether you want a powerful story or a badass gameplay experience, Close Order has it all!
Release date
Raconteur Games
Black Shell Media, Raconteur Games
Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows 7/8/8.1
  • Processor: SSE2 instruction set support
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: DX9 (shader model 2.0) support
  • Additional Notes: Extensively tested with Windows 7. Issues may arise on other platforms, and we'll fix them!
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Last Modified: Aug 28, 2019

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Translated by
Microsoft from French
Product received for free prisoners of an order far from being narrow because cosmic, the new hope of mankind rests on three brotherly shoulders, but perhaps not eternal. After the gradual annihilation of a well-known planet named Earth, because of Homo sapiens and its taste for nuclear power, it will be our three heroes who are going to be in the whirlwind of space-time. "Fortunately" or not, that Mars could have been a semblance colonized, to ward off all these interstellar vessels now seeking hope to evolve ever further into the cosmos. The bulk of civilization is now in the stars and you will leave aboard your spaceship stuffed with Nano-technological gadgets to confront destiny, liberate the survivors and counter the coming of the Emperor from evil. Shoot them up, pseudo-RPG, Arcade, 2D, space, to the sympathetic and original gameplay. Just a small downside, the game is pretty short (the fashion story), but it is not very expensive. Good flight.
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Microsoft from French
Early Access Review lose Order is a very interesting concept, having to create an armada of minions to form colonies on new planets, due to the devastation of the Earth. I really enjoyed the storyline, and strongly believe this game can improve a lot within the near future. The game has an amazing storyline to accompany a decently set environment within the galaxy. I really enjoyed the soundtrack which helped add a bit more depth to the game itself, though a few criticism need to be pointed out. The tutorial, if you can call it that, is very vague and it throws all the controls at you in one go. I ended up having no clue what I was doing, or the controls until a bit after. The script was well written, though hard to see as it was squished up in one corner, and very fast. I could barely read the the lines of text in time. My main criticism was that the missions were confusing. I did not know which one was first, if they were in consequential order, etc. and some of the missions were fairly hard to pass. The 1st or last mission, whichever order they are in, had rockets spamming at me and was not able to pass them to reach the needed destination. I tried offensive tactics and defensive tactics, though the enemies would overpowering me in every way. Not sure if I'm missing something, though it was extremely hard. The survival option though is fairly fun and could see it going places. Overall, this game has a very promising future, if the devs work on the criticism provided by these reviews. I would glady change this to a positive review, once I know they've at least made a simpler tutorial. I usually give all games a chance, and would love to see this improved. I recommend the devs, if they end up creating another game, let users Alpha/Beta test it before hand as this needs a bit of improvement. Score: 3/10
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