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Subspace Continuum is one of the longest-running multiplayer action games in the world. Entirely player-managed and supported, its dedicated community continues to play this game year after year for its responsive, nuanced controls and instantly-addictive combat.

What makes this game so special?
  • Customized zones each with their own unique ship settings
  • Automated leagues with detailed stat tracking
  • Wide array of weapons and tools, including: bullets, bombs, mines, repels, bursts, decoys, temporary walls, and more
  • A variety of play modes: CTF, turf, deathmatch, ball games, team deathmatch, base assault, and hundreds of special events
  • Oldschool ambiance, a nice contrast to new games with all style and no substance
  • A community glad to welcome newcomers, and with real personality
  • Netcode so optimized that you can run smoothly from almost any connection or location

It's hard to describe why people love this game so much. Like any classic, even today, it still feels fresh. But it's not without its faults; it has an older interface that can be confusing at first. New players have to first set up a profile by clicking the Profile button, and then typing in a Player Name and Password at the top right. This name must be unique to the network. The only way to check is by pressing OK, choosing a zone from the list, and then pressing Play to see if your name is already in use. (Hint: it probably is, so try something unusual!)

Once you're in the game, you can access the menu by pressing Escape. Change to a new ship by pressing 1-8, or choose S to spectate. By default, Ctrl fires your guns, Tab will Bomb, and Shift is your afterburner. To talk to other players, just start typing.

If you can handle a few quirks, you might discover why Subspace Continuum has such incredible lasting appeal. Come on in, try a few different zones, and see for yourself! You might just find it's your new favorite game.
Release date
Virgin Interactive Entertainment
Subspace Continuum
Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows XP
  • Processor: Intel 2 Duo
  • Memory: 40 MB RAM
  • Graphics: Any
  • DirectX: Version 5.2
  • Storage: 25 MB available space
  • Sound Card: Any
  • Additional Notes: This game is most likely to run on any computer.
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Translated by
Microsoft from Russian
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Translated by
Microsoft from Russian
Subspace Continuum-The steampunk version of the old MMO game of the Year 97. The release Date indicated on the page in the steam, it is rather the date of release of the game in the heart. Therefore, running the game should be ready that You will see the interface MMO-Arcade is originally from the 90s. Nothing particularly terrible there, but to understand all the intricacies, and understand what can be used commands, you will need to exert some effort. By Gameplay: We have one of several (8 to be more precise) spaceships with different characteristics to choose from, and a lot of aren and game modes. The Main modes 3-Capture the flag and its variety, the hyphen and its different types, and the game of "ball" (football or hockey). The Increase of levels, ranks and rating tables in the game is absent as a class, but at the same time occasionally organized different competitions. Fights are quite dynamic, and the game community is quite friendly. But it is necessary to bear in mind that the Russian-speaking players seem to be especially not, so the knowledge of English is very useful. In terms of graphics and sounds: There is no music in the game, sounds and graphics come from the 90s. In this case, it means that the picture beauty does not shine, but not annoying, and in general it is standard for many minimalist 2D games of the time. As a result: The game is an old and very lively example of arcade MMO-aren, fans of simple but dynamic online shooters may like. For the rest of IMHO entertainment for half an hour, but Entertainment pleasant.
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