Choose to be a commander and you will play an in-depth RTS managing the stronghold, or choose to be a warrior and you will play an intense game of first person combat. With the creation of a new game play genre, RTSS (Real Time Strategy Shooter), Savage expertly redefines the first-person shooter and real-time strategy genres by combining elements of both into one cohesive experience. As the commander in RTS mode, you will tackle resource management, develop a robust tech tree, plan your assault and lead real human players into battle. As a warrior in action mode, you will master many unique weapons, powerful units, and siege vehicles to fight a fast paced battle.

Set in a unique fantasy world eons from now where Humans and Beasts battle violently for their very existence. Savage transports PC gamers to the next level in multi-player gaming. Choose to fight on the side of HUMANITY, armed with science and technology, or take the side of the BEAST HORDE, masters of nature and magic. Each race has its own style of battle, its own leader, and its own way to victory. Which side are you on?

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Greetings from the NSL5 Shoutcast Team!

Last week our epic Newerth Savage League 5 started off with even more clans participating than in the previous season. Just as during the NSL4, many NSL5 matches will get shoutcasted and published by our experienced duo Lucky and Tirza, which invites everyone to become part of their team. Video tutorials and templates will get you started. Sign up here!

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pewwdieepiee Mar 31 2013, 4:53pm says:

Awesome Game!

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Regard Mar 15 2013, 10:20pm says:

Just wow this is awesome this is The Developers just created this really awesome game i loved it 5 stars for all awesomeness RPG graphics third person and FPS to the Max nothing like any other RPG games this is awesome Keep up the good work

Sincerley,Francis with the GameGang

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Danrvy Mar 11 2013, 7:52pm says:

can you play this in 3rd person?

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H3027 Mar 12 2013, 1:29pm replied:

Yes, Melee is in 3rd person by default, if you want to use ranged weapons that way too, change it in Savage XR Options -> System. :)

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hemmel Mar 3 2013, 3:47am says:

i think most people download savage xr with wrong expectations.
yes, it is 10 years old, it is very hard and it is still competitive.
and it is very unique. s2games best game by far!

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phinpup Feb 24 2013, 3:30pm says:

In my book this qualifies as very unbalanced game play due to the fact that being a Beast I could not 1 time in like 200 times no matter what type of Beast score a kill against a human of anytype, not once have I ever played a game that bad balance wise where I didn't have a chance of at least attempting to kill the other team. As a human I was able to get a few kills in with nothing special. What is up with that?!

The game has great looks and is very promising otherwise and functions well, well designed, just the game play needs work.

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H3027 Feb 24 2013, 4:25pm replied:

Savage is being played competitively since almost 10 years now. Just as Starcraft, Natural Selection and many other competitive games, Savage XR is balanced on a veteran level. The learning curve is imbalanced, but the gameplay is not. Learning to play Beasts takes longer than learning Humans, mastering Humans however takes just as long as mastering Beasts (usually about 2-3 years). As a new player both races seem to be overpowered. It really takes longer than an evening to learn the basics as well as judging the gameplay objectively. Did you watch any of the shoutcasts of the Newerth Savage League 5 so far?

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phinpup Feb 23 2013, 4:12pm says:

OK It plays fine, only the first time after installing it on Linux Mint 12 64-bit.
Now after the updater says no updates found starting application nothing happens, no game ever loads!
I was looking forward to this but if I need to reinstall it before everytime I play it, whats the point?

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phinpup Feb 23 2013, 4:20pm replied:

Apparently I can run it directly from the folder but not from desura.
That's odd as it starts the same damn thing and goes through the updater the same way but works rather than quiting.. O.o

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Toperharrier Feb 20 2013, 9:08am says:

Im getting a black screen after I start the game, no sound, cant get back to desktop but get to tty1 and restart the lightdm to get back. Any idea? I have an nvidia graphic with latest 310 drivers, Im actually playing other Desura/Steam games so Im somewhat sure its not related to the card.

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H3027 Feb 20 2013, 12:55pm replied:

Please report that in our support forum (including game log file):

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Highest Rated (18 agree) 10/10

I've been playing this game for about 18 months now and it's awesome. Each team has one commander, who plays the game like an RTS and coordinates team strategy. The rest of the team play on the field: mining, building, scouting and fighting (the combat is a combination of shooter and melee). I love the distinct teams (human and beast), the melee combat is the best I have experienced in an online game & the RTS commanding aspect is unique.

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