Vanquish Rocketslides Onto Steam For $19.99 And Gamers Love It
Vanquish - Steam
(Last Updated On: May 26, 2017)

You can now download the Steam version of Platinum Games’ Vanquish for only $19.99. The game has been on the wishlist of a lot of PC gamers for the past handful of years since its debut on the Xbox 360 and PS3 back in 2010.

Lots of peppering of Sega and Platinum with begging and pining for Vanquish on PC took place across social media, e-mail campaigns, and was splashed all over Sega’s YouTube videos like Sonic ejaculating his speed over Sega’s offices.

Eventually Sega took time out of retweeting Sonic memes and rolling around on the office floors in bubble wrap while imitating human blunts in order to finally give the PCMR what they’ve been asking for while they suck at the teet of console port leftovers.

The game features frenetic third-person shooting combat with the ARM, the Augmented Reaction Mode, for bullet-time slow motion, high-impact kinetic melee maneuvers and a wide assortment of enemies to blast down.

There’s also a collection of PC-only features implemented, including UHD resolution, unlocked frame-rates for unlimited FPS, anisotropic texture filtering for up to 16x the texture resolution of the standard render, and SSAO for improved environmental ambient occlusion.

They also released a developer diary to coincide with the release of Vanquish on PC, which you can check out below.

The dev diary explains some of the motivations behind the game, as well as what they were aiming to achieve with the title when it originally released back in 2010.

These days you can experience Vanquish with full on Steam achievements, cloud saves, trading cards and support for Big Picture Mode so those of you with a 42-inch 4K TV will be able to play the game the way it was meant to be played: on a PC master rig.

The early reviews for the PC version are almost pitch perfect. A large majority of gamers have given the PC port of Vanquish a very positive rating, especially since they took out an extra bit of time to thumb through PCMR foreplay by adding in some fully operable keyboard and mouse support. That’s like giving your girl a red satin robe on Valentine’s Day.

You can grab a digital copy of these bullet-splooge fest over on the Steam store for only $19.99.


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  • MONAD

    Good. Now all that’s left is to allow it on Backwards Compatibility for Xbox One. I really don’t want to have to buy a 360 again just to play one game I loved. Though, 360s are fairly cheap, and now I hear they’ve bumped up the external save source to 2TBs, so I might actually get a new 360 in the next couple of months.

  • MONAD

    Good. Now all that’s left is to allow it on Backwards Compatibility for Xbox One. I really don’t want to have to buy a 360 again just to play one game I loved. Though, 360s are fairly cheap, and now I hear they’ve bumped up the external save source to 2TBs, so I might actually get a new 360 in the next couple of months.

  • John27

    The only problem with Vanquish is they used an ancient MPEG-1 Sofdec codec to encode the videos. The game data is 2.5GB but the videos are [email protected]/sec! This is an obscene waste of disk space. Square Enix and Konami did the same thing with Neir:Automata and MGR:Revengence.(Sofdec is popular with Japanese developers for some reason, even though it sucks). If they had used BINK the whole game would have been around 4-5GB and you wouldn’t be able to tell the difference.

    • Disqusted

      I was wondering why Vanquish and Nier were so ridiculously huge. Figures.

    • Disqusted

      I was wondering why Vanquish and Nier were so ridiculously huge. Figures.

    • lucben999

      Hmmm, this would explain the ridiculous sizes of newer games. I’m still baffled that The Witcher 3 + expansions with all of its voice acting, huge game worlds, etc. is under 50GB while relatively simple games like nuDOOM are 60GB.

      • John27

        If there’s one thing I hate it’s pre-recorded videos of in-engine graphics.

        • ParasiteX

          I think a major reason they do that is because of the limited system memory on the older consoles.
          So if they need to run a new scene that needs to load new assets. But the console is already at the limit on available memory. They instead cram in a FMV which is a-lot cheaper to run.
          As a bonus you can then have it load new assets for the next game scene in background while the FMV plays.
          This gives the illusion of a seamless transitions in a way.

          I reckon there is a lot less reason to do this on the newer consoles, as they pack considerably more system memory this time around.

          • John27

            Bink uses less memory and less CPU time than Sofdec. The way they did it in Vanquish used more of everything.

          • John27

            Bink uses less memory and less CPU time than Sofdec. The way they did it in Vanquish used more of everything.

      • John27

        If there’s one thing I hate it’s pre-recorded videos of in-engine graphics.

      • ParasiteX

        The thing that eats up space on most modern games today is the textures, and not the FMVs…
        Everytime they double up the resolution. Like from 1024×1024 to 2048×2048, the file size quadruples.

        Just taking Fallout 4 as an example. The textures alone, take up 13.5GB. And that’s not counting in the DLCs or the HD texture pack, which is a whopping 58GB

    • lucben999

      Hmmm, this would explain the ridiculous sizes of newer games. I’m still baffled that The Witcher 3 + expansions with all of its voice acting, huge game worlds, etc. is under 50GB while relatively simple games like nuDOOM are 60GB.

  • SevTheBear

    Got my hands it as well. Stable performance and runs butter smooth. Not at good as your first oral sex experience mind you, but still a joy 😉