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Warframe – Addictive Free to Play Sci-Fi Shooter

Sci-Fi Shooter: The long awaited free-to-play sci-fi tactical shooter Warframe is finally on the market and delivers the perfect blend of organised chaos. The fact that this didn’t come from left-field is probably down to the fact that the developers, Digital Extremes, are also responsible for such games like Unreal, Unreal Tournament, BioShock 2 and The Darkness 2. But is all the hype justified? We tested it out for you…

Official Warframe Trailer


Game Premise of Warframe

In the free-to-play sci-fi shooter Warframe, you assume the role of a so-called Tenno with the goal of freeing the universe from the grips of the evil Grineer. After the humanoid Grineer increased their population by cloning and tore apart the universe in the process, the Tenno became the champions of a long forgotten mystical civilisation, awoken from their ‘hibernation’ to protect the solar system.

Battle Mode

Warframes can be played either in PvE mode, where you’re guided by a story and fight against computer generated opponents or in the action-packed PvP mode, where battles are against other players. You’ll primarily fight in teams of four people and the focus is really on tactical thinking. You won’t win fights just by having fast fingers. Instead, the most balanced teams with the best coordination are normally the ones on top.

The Warframes

You have a choice between 14 different Warframes. The Warframes are a type of battle suit. Every Warframe has their own unique attributes. We’ve listed a small selection of those you can expect to see:

Banshee Warframe

The Banshee is the master of frequency. They have the ability to produce sonic boom shockwaves or even sound-produced earthquakes

Rhino Warframe

The Rhino is the classic beserker. They have the ability to storm opponents and make themselves invincible for a short period of time by activating their iron skin.

Nyx Warframe

The Nyx is the psychic Warframe. By controlling thoughts, they have the power to either take control of enemy units or attack them with psychic bolts.

Roleplay Features

Over time, you’ll have the chance to adapt your Warframe battle suit to your own unique style and unlock even more skills in the process. Small additional roleplaying features have even been integrated into the game. The focus is clearly on action-packed tactical battles which can only be won with a balanced team and good coordination.

Inspiring Level Editor

As a small bonus, the free-to-play first person shooter Warframe gives you the chance to design your own level. It can be a little bit complicated and new players should definitely get to grips with the game mechanics first before they start to play around with this. This feature is primarily for creating your own unique levels, which can then be shared to friends or players from around the world.

Special Features

  • Exciting Story: Save the universe in an epic sci-fi battle between the Corpus, Grineer and the mystical Tenno
  • Countless Characters: Play 14 different and unique Warframes (Loki, Excalibur, Trinity etc.) and unlock new skills
  • Exciting Abilities:Enter battle with up to 4 special abilities per Warframe such as frost attacks, mind control or magnetic fields
  • Coop Battles: Tactical knowhow, coordination and the right balance of Warframes are the key to victory in Warframe
  • Level Editor: Create your own missions and maps and play them with friends or share them with players around the world


The Bottom Line

Digital Extremes has done it again. After hits such as Unreal, Unreal Tournament and Bio Shock 2, the studio has not disappointed with its first free-to-play shooter Warframe. Not only is the exciting battle between the Tenno and the humanoid Grinner a cool story to dive into, but the gameplay around it is rich and detailed. Entering battle with one of 14 different Warframes, each with 4 different special abilities, hundreds of different weapons and armour…what more could you want? We certainly couldn’t ask for more and can only recommend that you give this game a go.

Photos of Warframe

Comments to Warframe

  • If they only had a solid development team… Supposed to be ninjas in space but instead is fashon divas from myspace. This game has gone downhill and provided a garbage end game system for years. Milking their player base with platinum purchases and offering no end game potential other than poor enemy scaling and gimmicks required to play at that level(which is hours into survival). After you delve into an amazing concept of a game, you get no direction and even less explanation of how anything works as a starting player. Prepare to get lost as the game play becomes more unbalanced as you progress through the solar system! With less melee combos than any other ninja game(but sure there are some useless combos on useless weapons, as if any besides your top tier mean anything as you mainly slide attack everything), less weapon choices that are relevant without massive time commitments to even bring them to a use able level in the weak quest line, you wont be missing much when you realize its concept left you hanging. If you have some money to spend to rush the process of crappy weapon farming and investing, you just may like warpain for a month or two. Which is much less than the 20 hours tops it would take a scrub lord to get endgame and you can have public games with half decent players carrying the team. After years of excuses its no wonder it is still a 2 star game that has consistently pissed off its long term player base in one way or another. Since January 2017 the game has made attempts to finally add some quality of life, such as how many of X item you have so you do not pick the same item twice, it missed its mark by making you restart over and over agian when you show up to your ship to bugged out menus after missions, kicked from your own clan dojos, cant connect to host, matches dropped often, menu on top of menu bug outs and a swirl of painful mechanical problems. But hey guys, the developer streams promise to get the immersion of 3D sound right… one day, after their lead designers and creators figure out what their own staff is even doing besides making more cut and paste mechanics of other mission types(latest defector event, which is already gone), if anything at all. Hell just buy going to many hours in survival or writing a review like this linked to my own email I am assured to get banned. Like there is anything left to do after 115 days of waiting for certain mods to show up on a 2 week cycle, yet they never do(did we mention platinum purchases to buy items off long term players who stacked them in the slight availability years ago?).

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