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Developer(s) Digital Extremes[1]
Publisher(s) Digital Extremes
Director(s) Steve Sinclair
Scott McGregor
Producer(s) Dave Kudirka
Pat Kudirka
Designer(s) Ben Edney
Mitch Gladney
Joey Adey
Programmer(s) James Silvia-Rogers
Artist(s) Michael "Mynki" Brennan
Ron Davey
Mat Tremblay
Composer(s) Keith Power
George Spanos
Engine Evolution
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Release date(s) Microsoft Windows
March 25, 2013
PlayStation 4
  • NA November 15, 2013
  • EU November 29, 2013
Xbox One
September 2, 2014
Genre(s) Third-person shooter
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

Warframe is a free-to-play cooperative third-person shooter video game developed by Digital Extremes for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Although the game is free to download, players may purchase in-game currency called "Platinum".


In Warframe, players control members of the Tenno, a race of ancient warriors who have awoken from centuries of cryosleep to find themselves at war with the Grineer, a race of militarized humanoid clones; the Corpus, a mega-corporation with advanced robotics and laser technology; and the Infested, disfigured victims of the Technocyte infection. To fight back, the Tenno use advanced exo-armor with unique abilities—the eponymous Warframes.[2] Available missions are scattered across the planets of the solar system, the moons Phobos and Europa and dwarf planets Pluto, Ceres, Eris and Sedna. Additionally, players can also access missions set in a pocket dimension known as "The Orokin Void" or "The Orokin Derelict" through the use of keys.

Up to four players work together to complete missions, such as eliminating enemies, retrieving data from terminals, assassinating high ranking/dangerous targets, defending an artifact, or surviving as long as possible. Players wear a battlesuit called a Warframe, each with its own set of abilities and statistics; and are equipped with three weapons—a primary weapon (such as a rifle, bow, or shotgun), a secondary weapon (typically a pistol, but sometimes ranged bladed weapons like kunai), and a melee weapon (such as swords, axes, and hammers). There are also Companions that can accompany Tenno on missions, each with their own powers. These can either float near the Tenno's head, or following a series of missions, players can earn their own Kubrow, a hound-like animal with a horned nose. Players earn Affinity (experience points) for killing enemies and completing challenges and missions, which allows them to level up their weapons, armor, and companions. All of these can be upgraded with "mods", that drop from enemies; these can be installed, removed and upgraded before and after missions, and the higher the Affinity rank of any one piece of equipment, the more mods it can accommodate.

The camera is positioned over the shoulder for third-person shooting. The player can jump, sprint, slide, and roll, as well as combine techniques to quickly move throughout the level and avoid enemy shots. The game also allows players to utilize parkour techniques to evade enemies, bypass obstacles or gain access to secret areas. Maps are generated procedurally with prebuilt rooms connected together so that no levels have the same layout. At times, the enemy faction can initiate a lockdown of the area, forcing players to hack security terminals by completing a puzzle minigame within a small time limit.

Credits, ammo, resources, and mods can be found in set locations, such as lockers and destructible containers, as well as dropped by enemies. New weapons, Warframes, and equipment can be purchased in the market (either the items themselves or their blueprints), using either Credits earned in-game, or Platinum purchased via microtransaction.[3] Also, some blueprints are dropped by certain enemies. Blueprints can be constructed using resources found during gameplay.


Digital Extremes's 2008 video game Dark Sector was originally intended to take place in a science-fiction environment in outer space, with players taking the role of a character that inhabits a sleek mechanical suit with incredible powers.[4] However, it was overhauled, and most of the science fiction elements scrapped.[5] In 2012, Digital Extremes announced they were working on Warframe, which borrows heavily from the original Dark Sector concept, with character and level design as well as various names making a reappearance.[6]


Digital Extremes started the Warframe closed beta on October 24, 2012. Since then it has had several version and hotfix releases,[7][8] and open beta was launched on March 25, 2013.[9] A PlayStation 4 version was also developed, and was released at the console's launch in November 2013,[10] while the Xbox One version of the game launched on September 2, 2014.[11]


Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
Metacritic (PC) 68/100[12]
(PS4) 64/100[13]
(XONE) 62/100[14]

The game has received 'mixed or average reviews' by critics, holding the score of 68/100 on Metacritic, based on nine reviews.[12] The PS4 version of the game has also received mixed or average reviews, holding the score of 64/100 on Metacritic.[13] GameZone's Mike Splechta gave the PS4 version an 8.5/10, stating "If you already enjoy games like Monster Hunter which require you to farm for items in order to craft better ones, Warframe follows that very same formula, except with much more satisfying and faster paced combat."[15] IGN gave the game 7.0 praising the game's co-op.


  1. ^ "Warframe Tech Info". GameSpot.com. GameSpot. Retrieved 18 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Story". Warframe.com. 
  3. ^ "Now Playing: Warframe". GameSpot.com. GameSpot. 
  4. ^ "Dark Sector original concept video". YouTube. Digital Extremes. 
  5. ^ Klepek, Patrick. "Closing Digital Extreme's Psychic Wound". Giant Bomb. CBS Interactive Inc. Retrieved 19 February 2013. 
  6. ^ "Press Release: Warframe announced!". Warframe. Digital Extremes. 2012-06-25. Retrieved 2013-03-26. 
  7. ^ "Welcome to Warframe". Warframe. Digital Extremes. 2012-10-24. Archived from the original on 2012-10-28. Retrieved 2013-03-26. 
  8. ^ Onyett, Charles (22 June 2012). "Warframe: Digital Extremes' Free Co-op Shooter". IGN.com. IGN. Retrieved 19 February 2013. 
  9. ^ "Welcome to Warframe Open Beta". Digital Extremes. 
  10. ^ Moriarty, Colin (2013-06-05). "Free-to-Play Shooter Warframe Coming to PS4". IGN. Retrieved 2013-06-05. 
  11. ^ "Xbox One Games Page". Retrieved 2015-03-07. 
  12. ^ a b "Warframe for PC Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 2013-07-17. 
  13. ^ a b "Warframe for PS4 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 2013-07-17. 
  14. ^ "Warframe". Metacritic. 
  15. ^ Splechta, Mike (5 December 2013). "Warframe Review: Cyborg ninja all the things". GZ. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 

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