A downloadable game for Windows

Buy Now$4.49 USD or more

Show those viruses who's boss!
System Recovery gives you the chance to fight back

Infected computers are for people who don't have Virus Exterminating Drones.
Get your share of malware-busting action in this top-down view arcade shooter!

NOTE: This game currently requires Java version 7 to be installed.
This version is not being actively developed, but the game will be ported to the Unity engine in the future, with new updates coming after. Existing owners will have access to the new version.


  • 'Roguelite' Career mode
    Fight your way through increasingly difficult randomly generated missions and upgrade your base of operations
    Try HARDCORE mode for a true Roguelike experience!
  • Survival 'ddos' missions
    Beat waves of viruses and take on challenges to prove your worth against the ever-so-threatening virus menace
  • Level editor
    Build your own challenging missions and share them with friends and community

Questions & Answers

  • What is System Recovery?
    System Recovery is a top-down view arcade style shooter with a computer virus theme.
  • Is it a complete game?
    Not at this time. The game was released in early access in 2014, then put on hold for a number of years. An overhaul is planned in 2023 or 2024.
  • What features are still missing?
    - Multiplayer mode (though already available for testing)
    - Some of the content
    - User-friendly ingame level editor, replacing the clunky existing one
    - Character customization beyond coloring
  • Does the game have controller support?
    Yes! The game supports DirectInput controllers (Many XInput controllers also support DirectInput). Note that the names ingame will reflect parts of the xbox controller. (ie, PS controller's circle may be referred to as "button B", etc)
  • What game modes of multiplayer will there be?
    The intention is to have a multiplayer version of all existing singleplayer modes (as co-op) and some classic multiplayer ones such as Deathmatch and Capture the flag. Unique modes are definitely being thought about, but the interest of the community plays a huge role in just how far the multiplayer will go.
  • Will multiplayer be local or over the network?
    Currently, over-the-network sessions are being worked on, but local co-op is a possibility in the future.

System Requirements
These are merely rough estimates!

  • Operating System: Windows, Must be able to run Java version 7. (Linux and Mac versions are a possibility in the future)
  • Processor: 2.4 GHz Dual Core Processor
  • Memory: 2 GB (XP) / 3GB (Vista and up) RAM
  • Hard disk space: 1 GB free
  • Video memory: 256 MB
  • Video card: AMD/ATI Radeon 9500, NVIDIA GeForce 5 FX, Intel GMA 4500, or better, supporting OpenGL 2.0 or better
  • Peripherals: Keyboard and mouse


Website: http://takkatakka.net
E-Mail: systemrecoverygame at gmail dot com
Press kit: http://takkatakka.net/press/sheet.php?p=system_recovery


Buy Now$4.49 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $4.49 USD. You will get access to the following files:

System Recovery (v0.77d BETA) 81 MB

Download demo

System Recovery Demo (v0.76 BETA) 80 MB