I’m not one to be easily impressed by most free-to-play titles, but after watching some gameplay footage of Canadian developer Digital Extremes’ Warframe, it quickly shot up to a must-play title of 2013.
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So what is Warframe? Well, if the video above didn’t give you an idea, this will:
“Warframe is a cooperative free-to-play online action game set in an evolving sci-fi world. Join your friends in player-vs-enemy raids across the solar system and master the power of the Warframes. Stand alone or fight together against enemies that threaten your world.”
As explained on the official website.
Here’s some background information about the story, which plays a part to the co-operative multiplayer.
They were called Tenno. Warriors of blade and gun: masters of the Warframe armor. Those that survived the old war were left drifting among the ruins. Now they are needed once more.
The Grineer, with their vast armies, are spreading throughout the solar system. A call echoes across the stars summoning the Tenno to an ancient place. They summon you.
Allow the Lotus to guide you. She has rescued you from your cryostasis chamber and given you a chance to survive. The Grineer will find you; you must be prepared. The Lotus will teach you the ways of the Warframes and the secrets to unlocking their powers.
Come Tenno, you must join the war.
Warframe is currently in Beta and is only for the PC. To get a chance to participate in the Beta, make sure to visit their sign-up page. You’ll also be able to learn a lot more about the title there, including factions, abilities, and other ways to participate in the beta.