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The Order: 1886 is an impressive game coming from the guys at Ready at Dawn. It was revealed at E3 and looked so intriguing. Then we struggled to find out more. Now, there are a bunch of new details that have emerged.

First up, we have news about the visuals. As explained by Geoff after he went to Gamescom, the visuals and physics in The Order will be truly revolutionary. No longer simply textured polygons, everything is modeled with soft-body physics, which means it will react to external forces. This means that a wall will buckle before splintering, and stronger materials will feel different to weaker ones. This engine was only possible because of next-gen capabilities, and it adds a ton of realism to the effects in the game.

The Order 1886 takes a lot of inspiration from the stories of Arthur and the knights of the round table. In fact, it appears to be a strange retelling of the allegory. A mixture of history, fantasy, sci-fi and mythology, The Order focuses on a war between the different creatures that have appeared on Earth. While ‘half-breeds’ are given mythological names based on folk-tale characters, they are actually a new species. The order is a group seeking to save humanity from the half-breeds, led by a man named Arthur. They discover a substance called Black Water that slows aging and allows them to wage war across many centuries.By the 19th century, half-breeds are winning the war, but new discoveries during the Industrial Revolution are turning the tide. Sir Galahad, the protagonist, has begun to question his role due to his long life and renown.

Woven into the story is revolutionary London. Rebels are unhappy with the disparity between rich and poor. Despite being aware of the war with the half-breeds, people are no longer willing to live under government oppression. In this way, The Order uses an alternative view of history, mixed with fantasy elements. Although I’m definitely more excited about the steampunk aesthetic.

Despite being a third-person shooter, Ready at Dawn insists that the game will have a ‘filmic’ experience, making the experience more like a big-budget movie. That said, we will see classic shooter elements – Galahad can move from cover to cover, firing shots with a semi-automatic pistol. Alternatively, he can pistol whip an enemy at closer range. There are also a wide variety of weapons:

The feature mentions a “multi-purpose combo gun” and a “lightning-spewing arc gun”

Many of the weapons are prototypes, so feel a bit of “wild and dangerous”

The Thermite Rifle fires condensed aluminium iron oxide that scatters into shards, making enemies cough. After several shots a super-hot flare is fired into the clouds igniting them

Man, that sounds like a lot of fun. I may suck at shooting in games, but I still really want to play The Order. It just has such a cool design and so many interesting elements. This game simply can not come soon enough! I can’t imagine you guys still haven’t seen the original trailer, but just in case, here it is again.

Last Updated: October 10, 2013

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was reviewed on PC

37 Comments

  1. Admiral Chief of Rivia

    October 10, 2013 at 10:36

    All platforms?

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    • Spathi

      October 10, 2013 at 10:38

      PS4 exclusive.

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        October 10, 2013 at 10:38

        Bah humbug.

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        • Spathi

          October 10, 2013 at 10:41

          Yes indeed.

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        • NecroRince

          October 10, 2013 at 11:02

          Tehehehehehe. *cough…

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          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 10, 2013 at 11:18

            Watch & weep, bitch!

          • NecroRince

            October 10, 2013 at 11:30

            *Yawn, sorry, what?

      • RapuredMossel

        October 10, 2013 at 10:42

        NOOO!!

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        • TiMsTeR1033

          October 10, 2013 at 10:43

          Don’t stress you will become a Ruptured Mossel!

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          • RapturedMossel

            October 10, 2013 at 10:46

            Nothing can rupture this mossel.

          • ALKi1234

            October 10, 2013 at 11:31

            Whahahaha

      • Admiral Chief of Rivia

        October 10, 2013 at 11:11

        Then not interested

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        • TiMsTeR1033

          October 10, 2013 at 11:13

          What will happen one day a console comes out can play it exactly like pc games, but you don’t ever have to worry about upgrades again. Also the games wont look as good as the pc version.. Would you ever consider leaving pc games? ever?

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          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            October 10, 2013 at 11:20

            Imagine you have been eating marie biscuits all your life, suddenly, you get a romany cream, would you ever go back to the marie biscuit?

            Imagine you only know minute steaks, and then you get glorious 28day matured rib-eye steak. Would you ever go back to minute steak?

            I think not

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 10, 2013 at 11:25

            Great. Now I’m hungry. That’s exactly what I braaied the last public holiday.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 10, 2013 at 11:27

            You braai romany creams? 0_0

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 10, 2013 at 11:29

            Don’t be silly. The chocolate melts. I braai Marie biscuits to a nice crisp brown – you’d swear they were Tennis biscuits.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 10, 2013 at 11:32

            HMMM! sounds good to me!

          • CaptainNemo42

            October 10, 2013 at 12:05

            That’s what I’m going to braai on World Vegan Day.

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            October 10, 2013 at 12:34

            I’m gonna braai a vegan on that day 😛

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 10, 2013 at 11:26

            What if the new console, was the romany cream or rib-eyed steak?

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            October 10, 2013 at 11:32

            Impossible

          • Spathi

            October 10, 2013 at 11:31

            I like to eat Marie Biscuits and romany creams, or even sometimes oreos!

          • HvR

            October 10, 2013 at 11:53

            That is why you buy some Marie biscuits and romany creams because sometimes you can buy Lindt chocolate or you get some free marshmallows which you can melt on your Marie biscuits. When there is no more Lindt chocolate or marshmallows you can go back to the Romany Creams.

          • Fnuik

            October 10, 2013 at 12:07

            I’d go for the Tim Tam

          • Martin du preez

            October 10, 2013 at 11:59

            Don’t worry. I’m certain the master race will eventually beg for this via petitions when it turns out to be great.

  2. Spathi

    October 10, 2013 at 10:41

    Sounds amazing!

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  3. RapuredMossel

    October 10, 2013 at 10:43

    Ah man, just when I started to get excited for this I discover it’s a PS4 exclusive.

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  4. TiMsTeR1033

    October 10, 2013 at 10:45

    I still want to see the Tech Video that Geoff saw, Still waiting for a link for that!

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  5. NecroRince

    October 10, 2013 at 11:04

    Yeah! PS4 BABY! Take your eyes and STUFF this in them!

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    • Charles Du Plessis

      October 10, 2013 at 11:08

      lol

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  6. Charles Du Plessis

    October 10, 2013 at 11:09

    Im eagerly looking forward to this.

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  7. Seraphim

    October 10, 2013 at 11:24

    “The Order 1886 takes a lot of inspiration from the stories of Arthur and the knights of the round table…
    … Although I’m definitely more excited about the steampunk aesthetic.”

    I really really want to get this game now!

    “Despite being a third-person shooter, Ready at Dawn insists that the game will have a ‘filmic’ experience, making the experience more like a big-budget movie.”

    and now I don’t…

    I guess I’ll wait until there are a few reviews out before making any decisions.

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    • ToshZA

      October 10, 2013 at 16:42

      Don’t trust the reviews. The reviews are a lie! :3

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  8. Darren Peach

    October 10, 2013 at 12:16

    You know what, They are total dicks, What did the dude driving the carriage do to deserve that fate. His wife is probably wondering where the hell he is !

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  9. Pieter Kruger

    October 10, 2013 at 16:33

    This really looks interesting and the tech demo visuals look amazing!

    Reply

  10. ToshZA

    October 10, 2013 at 16:47

    And now I have my reason to buy a PS4. Thank you Zoe!!!

    Reply

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