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Chaser (Windows)

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Description

In the year 2044 the UN established MARSCORP (Martian Security and Economics Committee). Its president Samuel Longwood gradually became unpopular with other companies by acquiring a considerable amount of wealth from dubious sources. Meanwhile, a man named John Chaser, wakes up on board the spaceship H.M.S. Majestic. He does not remember who he is, but after a very short time he finds himself fighting for his life, persecuted by mysterious men in black uniforms. Chaser must survive, regain his memory, and regain the dark secrets of Earth and Mars.

Chaser is a traditional cutscene-driven first-person shooter with some sneaking and submarine-navigating segments. The player character fights his way through indoor and outdoor levels, utilizing standard modern-day firearms as well as a "bullet time"-like feature (called "Adrenaline" in the game). Multiplayer offers Deathmatch as well as team-based modes such as Capture-the-Flag.

Screenshots

Chaser Windows Cozy little.. sewer.
Chaser Windows This reminds me of a child's play called "don't touch the ground"...
Chaser Windows Main Menu
Chaser Windows Uhm.. I didn't do it! I swear!

Alternate Titles

  • "Chaser: Вспомнить все" -- Russian spelling
  • "Chaser: If You Can Hold A Gun You're Not Dead" -- UK Tag-lined title
  • "Chaser: Fight Your Way Through Hell" -- Tag-lined title
  • "Chaser: Défiez l'enfer" -- French title

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User Reviews

I'm glad to have played this game, but I have suspicions that I hate it on a deep level. Bet (634) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars
It is a tragedy that is game is almost completely unheard of. kbmb (399) 3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars
Chaser: Navigate your way through boredom jaXen (20533) 1.86 Stars1.86 Stars1.86 Stars1.86 Stars1.86 Stars
One of the few games I have actually thrown away. Trixter (8734) 1.83 Stars1.83 Stars1.83 Stars1.83 Stars1.83 Stars
Great first-person shooter, with excellent sound and graphics *Katakis* (37815) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
A lot of potential - more flaws and design-blunder Felix Knoke (136) 2.83 Stars2.83 Stars2.83 Stars2.83 Stars2.83 Stars

The Press Says

Just Adventure Oct 23, 2003 B+ 83
GameSpot Aug 26, 2003 8 out of 10 80
Deaf Gamers 2003 8 out of 10 80
PC Games (Germany) May 21, 2003 71 out of 100 71
Joystick (French) Jul, 2003 7 out of 10 70
Eurogamer.net (UK) Jul 17, 2003 7 out of 10 70
Digital Entertainment News (den) Sep 15, 2003 6 out of 10 60
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Oct 15, 2003 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
JeuxVideoPC.com Nov 25, 2003 11 out of 20 55
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jan, 2004 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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Trivia

Doors

The most dangerous enemy in the first level on the Majestic Station are the doors. Then can kill you instantly if you stay in their way when closing.

German version

In the German version all blood effects (except the ones which appear when the player character gets hurt) were removed. Corpses also disappear instantly.

Soundtrack

As of 2006, the soundtrack for the game can be downloaded at Cauldron's site.

Support

JoWood and Cauldron have released several free downloadable add-ons for Chaser including an official map pack (with five new maps), a level editor, and a stand alone server package.

Map pack and/or level editor.

Server pack and/or v1.50 patch.

Information also contributed by ClydeFrog, Karthik KANE and Silmarillion.

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Felix Knoke (136) added Chaser (Windows) on Jul 07, 2003