Free2Play shooters are a dime a dozen on Steam, most of them are not very good and not worth your time. The new tactical shooter Caliber could be a rare exception: 79 percent of over 3,000 user reviews are currently positive. We introduce you to the military shooter.
This is what awaits you in Caliber
At Caliber (Here is the link to the game on Steam) is a pure online shooter in which you look over the shoulder of your character from the third-person perspective. With up to three friends or random teammates, you plunge into the many different game modes.
You can complete PvE missions against AI opponents, compete in various 4v4 PvP modes, or play a mix of both with Frontline mode, which is reminiscent of Titanfall’s PvPvE mode.
You can get an idea of the gameplay in the trailer:
In the trailer for the tactical shooter Caliber, Navy SEALs & KSK soldiers take up arms
There are four roles per team that need to be filled:
- Assault: A nimble fighter specializing in flanking enemies.
- support: The tank is heavily armored and attracts enemy attention.
- medic: He heals teammates and can revive them.
- Marksman: The Sniper gives your team long-range cover.
There are currently 15 Operators per role, each bringing unique weapons and skills. These operators must first be unlocked with in-game currency or real money, but you can pick five favorites for free for completing the tutorial and the beginner missions.
With every mission you earn experience points that you can invest in passive talents of your characters – more life, more ammunition and improved skills are waiting here. These two aspects mean that Caliber is quite grindy if you don’t want to spend money, which is also what many players in the SteamReviews to complain
Nevertheless, the praise prevails here: Many players praise the successful and quite tactical gameplay, which is reminiscent of the older Ghost Recon parts in its best moments. The realistic military setting and the many options for upgrading and equipping your character are also well received by many players.
Will you take a look at the game? Or do terms like Free2Play and Grind send chills down your spine? Write it to us in the comments!