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I donít know whether the fact Iím advertising a single mode is worth calling this a review, so I wonít. Iím not going to go into a lot of detail about the game, as I tend to only play instaCTF mode, Iím simply writing this to make people aware of the game, for those who have never played it.

Head over to to download the latest CTF Edition of the game. Itís a hyper fast-paced, instant-kill CTF game using crossbows!

I havenít dabbled too much in the other, less psycho game modes and I donít need to. InstaCTF is what got me hooked to this game and is what keeps me coming back. It also has level editing capabilities, where you can join a multiplayer game and you can all edit maps together. You can create underground tunnels and other pretty nifty stuff.

From the site:
ďMuch like the original Cube, the aim of this game is not necessarily to produce the most features & eye candy possible, but rather to allow map/geometry editing to be done dynamically in-game, to create fun gameplay and an elegant engine.Ē

I first downloaded this game around July last year, since then Iíve spent many an hour impaling little blue cat people to walls. If little cat people are not your thing the game allows you to change the skins of character models from the options menu. For me, thereís something strangely alluring about pinning cat-men to walls with crossbowsÖ

Obviously the fact instaCTF is 1 hit kill really creates a lot of amazing momentís in-game. Too many times have I found myself chasing the opposing teamís flag carrier frantically trying to nail him with a well placed arrow before he can reach his teamís score point. And due to the fact the maps are small/medium in size; catching up to a flag carrier is usually an easy task. Some of the maps have shortcuts and other little tricks to try and allow you to loose you pursuer.

All in all, I have to say Sauerbraten instaCTF is quite addictive, Iíve found myself playing it at least a couple of hours each week since downloading. Which is good considering this is a free game and is trying to compete for my time with bigger titles like Left4Dead and GoW2.

So again, head over to to download. Anyone played before? What are your thoughts on instaCTF or the game in general?..

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