Splash Damage’s Dirty Bomb has exploded all over Steam, and you can wander into the blast radius for free. By which I mean it’s now in open beta, so you can try it out for free.
Dirty Bomb is Splash Damage’s (Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Brink) latest attempt at a team-based multiplayer FPS. It pits two teams – ranging from 5v5 to 8v8 – against each other in an abandoned, disaster-stricken London, across an initial pair of multiplayer modes. Rather than classes, players pick an individual merc, each of whom has a variety of load-outs to allow for different styles of play.
So, those modes. Objective has one team attacking objectives while the other defends and tries to run down the clock, while Stop-Watch… has one team attacking and one team defending, only they swap roles at the end of the round, and the team that got furthest or completed the objectives faster wins.
You can play now for free, or pick up the £22.99 Ultimate Starter Pack, which contains five Mercs, two Elite Loadout cases, and 50,000 in-game credits that you can spend on Loadout Cards or save for the next Merc to the released.
I think Paul is having a look at Dirty Bomb at the moment, so we’ll hopefully have some thoughts up later this week.