Vendetta Online
Vendetta Online
1.8.441

4.3

Vendetta Online free download for Mac

Vendetta Online

1.8.441
09 December 2019

Massive, multi-player intergalactic action game.

Overview

Vendetta Online is a massively multiplayer game that permits thousands of players to interact as the pilots of spaceships in a vast universe. Users may build their characters in any direction they desire, becoming rich captains of industry, military heroes, or outlaws. A fast-paced, realtime "twitch" style combat model gives intense action, coupled with the backdrop of RPG gameplay in a massive online galaxy. Three major player factions form a delicate balance of power, with several NPC sub-factions creating situations of economic struggle, political intrigue and conflict. The completely persistent universe and detailed storyline add to the depth of immersion, resulting in a unique online experience.

Free download, free trial, no personal information or credit card required.

What's new in Vendetta Online

Version 1.8.441 (1.8.501):

Note: Although Finder indicates that this is version 1.8.441, the developer states that this is version 1.8.501

  • Fixed a problem with NPC capship turrets, causing them to not take damage.
  • Fixed an issue with not being able to change the command for the Start button on gamepads on PC platforms.

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itechbeat
08 September 2018

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I have been playing this game for a year and still enjoy it. It requires patience and the passion to explore. The one weak area of the game is the trading system, which needs an overhaul. Beyond that, it is a great game. One of the best aspects of the game is the player base which is very supportive of the new players. The game is still very challenging and interesting. I really like it. I am always a fan of iOS RPG Games.
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Version 1.8.471
itechbeat
08 September 2018
I have been playing this game for a year and still enjoy it. It requires patience and the passion to explore. The one weak area of the game is the trading system, which needs an overhaul. Beyond that, it is a great game. One of the best aspects of the game is the player base which is very supportive of the new players. The game is still very challenging and interesting. I really like it. I am always a fan of iOS RPG Games.
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Version 1.8.471
David-Flory
23 May 2015
VO runs on Linux, iOS, and Android as well as the OSX and Windows mentioned above.
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Version 1.8.337
David-Flory
01 August 2014
Still in game after 5 years of play. Haven't seen anyone mention the low level membership available for $1/month. It is limited to level 3 or 4, but you can play at that level as long as you want. Good way to get into the game and see if you like it. If you try VO be sure to look at the vo-wiki.com, it has information on all the ships, weapons, etc. that will be very helpful. Also read/print the appendix to the manual (on VO website) and lists the commands you can use in the chat line and console. If you have a problem or question ASK, even the pirates will usually help newbs who ask. Look for an Emergency Mechanical Services (EMS) ship/player for a gift of some goodies that will jump start you into the game.
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Version 1.8.301
Derision
19 July 2014
Back in the old days, I used to play games like Elite, Sentinel Worlds, and Space Rogue. They were excellent games — particularly Space Rogue — and mixed the best parts of role playing along with space-based combat or spaceflight simulation to make for some really excellent gameplay. I remember thinking, at the time, how awesome it would be if the game were somehow networked, so that the people that I was interacting with, or trying to blow up, were real, actual people, rather than computer-controlled drones. Vendetta feels a lot like what Space Rogue or Elite would feel like, networked. It has a good role playing factor to it, and mixes both computer-controlled NPC characters with actual, real-life, people. The in-game universe is pretty vast, which is both a good thing and a bad thing. It’s good because you get a lot of variation in what you can do, a lot of places that you can go. But there currently aren’t too many users, and the vastness of the universe means that the few people that are around are generally spread pretty thinly. I can go for hours without seeing more than one or two people. And a lot of the people that are on, aren’t interested in the role-playing aspect of the game, and are just there to blow each other up. Speaking of blowing each other up, by far the biggest pastime in the game is piracy. If there are ten users active, you can bet that at least seven of them are pirates. It’s generally pretty easy to avoid them, though, and either way, the game doesn’t penalize you for getting blown up as much as other games do. Getting money in-game is ridiculously easy, so it’s really no trouble at all to re-ship and re-arm after being destroyed a few times. It is also one of the few games that does not rely on experience points to get you anywhere. While they are needed to purchase certain weapons, ships, and to take part in some missions, for the most part a good pilot with a weak ship can easily outfight a weak pilot with a strong ship. That’s what really attracted me to the game, was the flight dynamics and the ability to get “good” at it without having to slog through endless missions in a futile attempt to accumulate exp. All in all, I think the game is definitely worth a look, though whether it’s worth it to pay for the subscription is up to each individual user.
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Version 1.8.300
Jazzyguy
20 October 2012
Very challenging and interesting game.I really like it!
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Version 1.8.232
David-Flory
31 December 2011
Perspective on me, 73 years old, on VO for for over two years. This is the only game I have played regularly for more that a couple of months. VO is DEEP. I takes a couple of weeks to begin to see all the possibilities, and it does take a while to get into the good ships and missions. If you try the 8hr free trial, as soon as you get out of the training sector holler for EMS, (Emergency Mechanical Services) and get a newbie starter kit of equipment. Also immediately look for a mentor to help you get thru the first 3 license levels. Read the appendix to the manual and look at VO-wicki for tons of information of use in the game.
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Version 1.8.205
BLACKRABBIT
23 November 2011
VENDETTA ONLINE ARTICLE Vendetta has an 8 hour trial. So I tried the game. To get started in the game, a person needs to take the tutorials. Tutorials are training missions And let me tell you, they wrote a book of junk you have to read to take the training mission. Nobody cares much about all the politics. It is too overwhelming. All you care about, in the training tutorials, is the last paragraph of the that mission. And, I can tell by the number of newbies that log on and then leave, never to be seen again, that the tutorials are terrible. Lets talk mining. Mining for minerals is big in the beginning of the game, to gain money and levels. But, it takes a long, long, boring time. Sure, the first day is cool. It is all new. Then, it is boring, boring, boring, as you move from rock to rock, waiting for the cargo bay to fill up. Lets get into travel in the game. Think about this. To go from one side of your nation, to the other, takes over 12 minutes of holding down the tab key, as you go from one jump to another, and seeing very few other ships. Sure, you can find a plug-in to hold the tab key down (i, nfinite turbo) but it is very tricky to use. Travel is so bad, that you might go to sleep if you have to take a convoy 1/2 way around the universe, taking over 20 minutes. To gain better weapons and ships, and gain experience, you have to kill a lot of small bots. We are talking, a lot. There are actually a bit of fun, at first, but then they soon get boring. Now, lets get into pirates. There is nothing worse then doing all this freaking boring mining, then boring travel, as your missions, just to have some pirate, with attitude, find you, demand payment … or blow you up. If you run from the pirate and get blown up (most do), then you have to do all that boring stuff, again. Oh, the pirate ship and their weapons are WAY better then yours, plus their fighting techniques are better. You don't have a prayer, no matter what they say. And I have witnessed pirates killing in pirate space, as well as Nation space. In the end, the only thing not too boring in this game is pirating and pvp combat in an area called Sedina 8. It is mostly people that have played a long time, have a nasty attitude, and are good at fighting. The game has some nice graphics, but in reality, is the same thing ... everywhere. These includes rocks, space stations, and a lot of empty space. Sure, there are some things you can do, and plan, but it takes hours and hours of boring time. They also need some cooler ships. I am fighting with a space ship called a Vulture, that has, wings, like a fighter jet. Can’t I have a space ship? If I wanted to fly a fighter jet space, I would have gotten a different game. The best thing about this program is that the game was very reliable, and ran on a lot of platforms. This means you can be bored, a whole lot of places. Just go there an try it for free. Don’t fall asleep while playing.
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Version 1.8.198
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Heymini
Heymini
03 December 2011
12 minutes just to get across nation space.... perhaps you should have taken more notice in the tutorials. You don't have to jump from one grid to the next you can jump right across the whole sector in one go.
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Cybersleuth58
Cybersleuth58
14 May 2013
"And, I can tell by the number of newbies that log on and then leave, never to be seen again, that the tutorials are terrible." How does one deduce, after 8 hours or less, that people leave bc of the tutorials? Many people create alternate characters to try different roles (like races). Personally, I've abandoned some alts after as little as an hour or two. You'd have NO CLUE I'd signed back in as my main character. There are lots of reasons that people just stay long enough to check out the game. Space sims are uncommon; people want to determine if this genre works for them. The might want to see if it is a strategy game, RPG, or a little of both. They want to know how the combat system fits together. There are tons of things to check out. Each gamer is different! Whether VO appeals to you depends on YOU. VO doesn't hold your hand or spoon feed you. It's got a little of the classics like the X Series & Elite. If those games are before your time, that's part of the problem. VO is about doing missions: fighting, exploring,mining, trading &, if you choose, PVP interaction. If you were bored, I submit it is bc you didn't take the time to get to know VO. The best part of VO is the community!! Unlike Eve, the players of VO are more than happy to mentor newbies. They are very generous with their time. They'll share tips, loot, even promo codes. Many a veteran was willing to drop what he or she was doing to help me out of a jam. I've never experienced that with Eve! To play VO you have to get involved: either by joining with other players through guilds or joint missions, or by going from Space Station to Space Station completing quests. The one thing VO is NOT is boring. I suspect, just in reading your comments, you didn't put the time in to learn the nuts & bolts of the game. If you did, you'd know that getting across nation space is very easy. Bottom line: each person is different. This is not a button mashing game killing zombies amid lots of gore. It requires patience and the passion to explore. The one weak area of the game is the trading system, which needs an overhaul. Beyond that, it is a great game. VO is a lot like many other games in that you get out what you put into it.
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Cybersleuth58
18 August 2010
There are not many good space combat sim MMO's available these days. It is even more rare to find one that will run on a Mac. Vendetta Online is a space themed combat sim. It begins with very helpful tutorials that allow the player to pick up a few points. Each space station has an interface that contains unique missions. One can choose to undertake various missions involving mining or trade or combat or delivery... With the completion of certain missions new ships and weapons become available. To get from one galaxy to another one makes use of worm holes. The player is encouraged and rewarded for exploring the universe. A few of the things I find very attractive about Vendetta Online: the missions are diverse enough to keep a player busy and engaged. The learning curve is sufficiently gradual. It also allows for solitary as well as team player engagement. I am more interested in grinding alone and am turned off when forced to team up with others I don't know. So far I have not been pushed in that direction, which is a plus. There are few negatives to this game, and as far as I can see they are minor. Graphically, the game is not bad. But it is also nothing to write home about, either. Leveling up to access better weapons does seem a bit slow. The music can be monotonous after a while; but that is easily remedied by hitting the mute button. Vendetta Online requires a $9.00/month subscription fee. One can debate the relative pros and cons of monthly fees until the end of time. If you are a die hard space explorer who enjoyed playing games like Freelancer you may want to give Vendetta Online a shot. Each new player gets the first 30 days free.
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Version 1.8.139
David-Flory
11 July 2010
This game has something for almost everyone. I think I may be the oldest player in the game at 72, and I have trained people in their mid-teens. There is player vs player real time combat for those who want it. There is nation warfare. There is trading, escorting trade missions and defending them against player and bot attacks. There is mining of asteroids, which some find totally immersive, and a great moneymaker. My personal favorite aspect is the continuing struggle against the rogue robotic mining machines which are competing with us/humans for resources to survive in space. When I show newbs the Leviathan, the big daddy bot, they are always impressed and excited. I have been playing this game for a year and still enjoy it. One of the best aspects of the game is the player base which is very supportive of new players. All one has to do to get help is ask.
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Version 1.8.134
26cab40
04 July 2009
Ok, fundamental problems with this game. First, the good thing. The fast-action twitch aspect works well for combat, the control system is well implemented. However, in the long term the ONLY way to upgrade your ship and status is a system so poor it beggers belief. Shoot drones. In fact, shoot countless thousands of drones over many many months. Until you have done this, the established unemployed obsessives hang around warp points, blowing you up and making you backtrack huge distances and loose the XP you have built up. It is not policed to stop this. There is no in-game mechanism to prevent it or protect you. Other, older games, had missions that added GREATLY to your XP, and for good reason, if you can assasinate some military big-noise, you deserve the XP. Not in Vendetta. In other, older games, if you mine like crazy for 2 months, you make so much money you can buy a cap-ship, or any fast capable fighter with oodles of deadly weapons. Just like the real world, if you have enough money, you can buy what you like. Not in Vendetta. Essentially, you have to spend all day, every day for the next six months making endless trips to asteroid fields to shoot varying classes of droid. Here's the joke, once you HAVE done this, there is nowhere or nothing to do, you end up sitting outside jump points making stupid yarrr comments and shooting noobs. I tried this game with a grim determination for 6 months. Futile, pointless and soul destroying. At least other, more popular, online space sims have greater depth and give a noob a chance. If you have a life, it's not for you. Until the devs wake up and change the FUNDAMENTAL structure of the game it will remain an also-ran in the online pantheon.
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Version 1.8.79
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Incarnate
Incarnate
07 July 2009
I'm sorry to hear that this individual had a bad experience in our game. It seems that they labored under several misapprehensions that understandably colored their experience. 1) In no way is it necessary to continue shooting drones, over and over again.. let alone for six months. It only takes a few hours for a new player to hit Level 3 Combat, at which point the Dynamic Warfare missions become available in Deneb, allowing you to join the military on the Serco or Itani side, and take part in real warfare on behalf of your Nation (often with other players on both sides). We start the new players out with simple drones, because some people find the combat learning curve to be a little steep, but other options quickly become available. 2) Pirates and other aggressive players hang out in a specific region of the galaxy, which covers only 8 of the 30 available solar-systems. By and large it is easy to avoid, and you can certainly advance your character without the risk of these areas, especially if you simply avoid missions that take you there. The tutorials include very stark warnings about the "grayspace" region. We specifically *do* give new people a chance, by including terrifying defensive batteries that keep the pirates out of Nation Space. 3) You cannot "lose XP". Ever. Perhaps this person means losing XP they have not yet actually earned, by having a mission not be completed. But once you have it, you have it. 4) You CAN equip items and ships that are above your license level, by visiting the more "black market" stations in (more dangerous) grayspace. Not all items are available, but they can also be purchased elsewhere and delivered there (by the player, or often by other players who re-sell items). Some ships are nation-specific, but a considerable amount of gear is available in grayspace; as evidenced by our effective pirates, who are often "kill on sight" in all nation territory. Our game is not without flaws, of which we are well aware, and we work to improve them in each weekly release. In this case, a player somehow managed to make it six months while remaining unaware of several fundamental game mechanics (?!). We do cover much of this content in our tutorials, but clearly we need to push new players more forcefully in various directions, to be absolutely sure they are aware of the available options. We are working on an expansion of the new-user-experience to do exactly this, as well as changing the mission system to make our many available missions more apparent to everyone. Additionally, we frequently read and respond to constructive feedback on our Suggestions Forum, doing our best to improve problem areas and integrate good ideas that our players bring up.
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Version 1.8.80