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ORION: Prelude

  • Online Co-Op: 5 Players
  • LAN Co-Op: 5 Players
  • + Co-Op Campaign
by Jason Love 0
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From zero to, well, certainly better than it was

ORION: Prelude Free-To-Play for a Week, Buy for $1

In the world of game development, there is definitely something to be said for perseverance. When ORION: Prelude released back in May 2012 (then known as ORION: Dino Beatdown), it seemed like it was dead on arrival. The developer, Spiral Game Studios, never gave up on it, though, and has continued to update, improve, and add on to the title. By all accounts, the game has significantly improved. To celebrate, the game is free-to-play for the next week and can be picked up for just a $1.

by D.J. Waaland 4
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From beatdown to horde

Orion: Dino Horde Updates Original Game

Chances are you are not alone if you haven't heard of Orion: Dino Beatdown. A budgeted PC title that was released last year, Orion is a class-based cooperative game in which you survive hordes of dinosaurs using high tech weaponry. You can team up with up to four other players online to duke it out with prehistoric monstrosities. Sounds fun and different, right? Well, sad to say, we did not enjoy the game very much at all, giving it a very low score. Certainly the game was not recommended for play. To check out our review, take a look here.

by Paul Acevedo 6
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Time to teach the scalies a lesson!

Orion: Dino Beatdown Gets a Major Title Update, Steam Sale

Several of the Co-Optimus staff were stoked for Spiral game Studios' Orion: Dino Beatdown prior to its release. Cooperative combat against carnivorous dinosaurs - how could you go wrong? Yet as Jeff Goldblum would've predicted, things did go awry at launch (presumably thanks to the fat guy from Seinfeld). The game released incredibly buggy and undercooked, prompting a necessarily harsh co-op review.

by Paul Acevedo 2
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The only good dino is a dead one, scientists tell us.

Let's Take One Last Look at Orion: Dino Beatdown's Dinosaurs and Locations Before Release

Orion: Dino Beatdown, the co-op-centric first-person dinosaur shooter, debuts on Steam in just a few more days. To help train the next generation of dinosaur hunters, indie developer Spiral Game Studios has released one last video documentary to tease the game before its release. Give it a watch (or simply read on) to find out about the game's worlds and the repitllian beasties that will inhabit them.

by Paul Acevedo 17
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Enter to win the ultimate dinosaur shooter.

Orion: Dino Beatdown Steam Giveaway

Attention dinosaur lovers/haters. Co-Optimus is following up last week's World Gone Sour contest with a brand new giveaway. This time we're shelling out five copies of the very promising first-person shooter Orion: Dino Beatdown from Spiral Game Studios. Orion launches on Steam this Friday, May 4th and supports 5-player online co-op. We'll have a full co-op review very soon. In the mean time, why not try to win it for free?

by Paul Acevedo 0
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Learn about character classes,vehicles, and more.

Orion: Dino Beatdown Pushed Back 2 Weeks, New Video Helps Tide Us Over

Fans of first-person shooters and dinosaurs alike eagerly await Orion: Dino Beatdown, which was scheduled to debut on Steam this Friday. The wait just got two weeks longer, as Orion's release date has been pushed back to Friday, May 4. A little waiting never hurt anybody, right? Least of all those darn dirty dinosaurs, who basically get a stay of execution. Cheer up, future dino hunters! Balancing out the news of the delay, developer Spiral Game Studios has released a new video that reveals tons of details about the game's classes, buildings, and vehicles.

by Paul Acevedo 0
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Prepare to return multitudes of dinosaurs to extinction.

Orion: Dino Beatdown Vid Doc and Screens Showcase Dinos and Tech

Orion: Dino Beatdown, a promising co-op 1st-person shooter, comes to Steam and OnLive this Friday. If you're like me and have long felt the urge to deliver beatings of a downward variety to hordes of terrible lizards, this will seem like a long week. Thankfully developer Spiral Studios has released a new video documentary and handful of screenshots for their anti-dino shooter that may PC tide gamers over until release day.

by Paul Acevedo 7
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Trade in that aging Cadillac for a jetpack!

Fight Dinosaurs Together in Orion: Dino Beatdown

Humans versus dinosaurs co-op games are almost as rare as real, live dinosaurs. There's Capcom's arcade classic Cadillacs and Dinosaurs and the most recent, slightly disappointing Turok, and that's it. That will change next month when indie developer Spiral Game Studios releases Orion: Dino Beatdown for PC. Up to 5 human players will be able to take on hoardes of terrible lizards in this fast-paced first-person shooter. Did I mention our side gets jetpacks and vehicles too?

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