Altitude is an unexpectedly fun arcade 2D multiplayer free-to-play game that lets you fight cartoony planes in a cel-shaded side-scrolling environment. It’s developed and published by Nimbly Games and it includes intense aerial fights either you play for 5 minutes of 2 hours.
You can create your own aircraft and customize it accordingly, to your fighting liking. Using the power of your mouse, you must guide your aircraft through various obstacles while shooting down enemy planes. With such mode and customization variety, it’s not a weird thing that this game is a favorite for many users on Steam.
Generally, Altitude is an easy game that has pretty good keyboard and mouse optimization and can be played on low-end systems as well, so your time will be worth. There’s red flags though, keeping you out of having any real fun.
First of all, Altitude has a really low playerbase ranging from 20 to 40 players, most of which are veterans making it hard for new players to have any real fun. The worst thing is that since the game became free-to-play, any new players have to face an unwelcoming community.
Veterans not only don’t want new players to “invade” their favorite game but also kick them out of games, ban them from joining and generally get rude and disrespectful to anyone trying to get some fun. If you can overlook the fact that you’ll be trying to learn a new game in a hostile environment, then you’ll probably find a really fun to play title.
Overall, Altitude is a fair game to spend time on even if you have very little time to spend on gaming. Its hostile community and low playerbase is a minus to its positive ratings but this will be fixed as soon as you get a hold of the ropes and join its “veteran games”. Either way, it’s worth spending some time on.