Fans of the roguelike twin-stick shooter, Juicy Realm, is in for a treat with the latest update. Not only does the update, which went live today, include the eagerly anticipated co-op mode, but also a few other extras. X.D. network and SpaceCan unveiled the Lan Crossplay Update for the indie shooter, which allows friends who are on different platforms to play together as long as they are on the same local network. The update is available already for PC and mobile users while Nintendo Switch owners will receive it soon too
Flying Red Barrel makes its long-overdue debut on Steam with this update on the classic bullet hell shooter. It features five challenging levels, multiple bosses, and a scoring system that is a lot more advanced than it looks. The addition of modern resolution and controller options is a welcome touch, but the gameplay is still the same as what purists fell in love with when the game was first released back in 2007.
Gameplay: Very challenging, but also very addictive when you get the hang of it.
Graphics: Not exactly cutting-edge, but still charming.
Sound: No voice-overs, but the music and sound effects are good
Who are you going to call when the evil Octopus Commander and his army are threatening world-pace? Turns out it’s not a marine biologist like we thought, but actually a squad of misfits! In Dog Duty, by Zanardi and Liza, you are given control of this squad of misfits and tasked with taking down the well-armed octo-scum
Hypercharge: Unboxed is a fun first-person shooter where the emphasis is squarely on co-op. Running around huge environments as an action figurine while blasting all manner of toy enemies is immensely enjoyable and there’s enough content here to keep players coming back for more. The visuals are exceptionally detailed and the design of the levels shows how much care has gone into the game. Some things could be improved, especially for solo players, but overall this is a must-have for co-op fans.
Gameplay: The game has a slight learning curve, but it is a lot of fun with friends.
Graphics: The scale of the levels is impressive and the game is crammed with small details.
Sound: Good sound effects and music, but the announcer can become a little annoying
Rebellion has announced that their cult horror shooter, Zombie Army 4: Dead War, is launching on Stadia this May. Even better, the game will be free to all Stadia Pro subscribers. Stadia Pro is also free for another month, so this is the perfect opportunity to take down the rotting hordes if you live in a supported country
Strange Brigade is an action-packed third-person shooter that is at its best when played in co-op with some friends. It features a nice assortment of characters, each with their own special traits, as well as a large assortment of undead enemies to eradicate. The inclusion of traps makes for a fun addition to the experience and the action also slows down occasionally for some puzzle solving. While Strange Brigade doesn’t excel in any particular area, it’s still a lot of fun and comes highly recommended.
Gameplay: Lots of action, but best enjoyed with friends in co-op.
Graphics: The visuals look great, but some more variety would have been even better.
Sound: The narrator steals the show, but the music and sound effects are good too
Control is an over the top third-person shooter with a very interesting story and setting. Unfortunately, while the combat can be a lot of fun, thanks to your supernatural powers, it can also become a bit repetitive after a while. We also found that the main story didn’t manage to grab our attention in the same way as some of the things described in the classified file collectibles that are scattered about did. Nevertheless, if you are looking for something that is a bit out of the ordinary, looks great, and offers more replay value than any of Remedy’s previous titles, then Control is worth a try.
Gameplay: Sometimes boring, sometimes chaotic, sometimes repetitive, but also filled with a few great sections.
Graphics: The game looks great if you have the hardware to do it justice.
Sound: The soundtrack could have been better, but the voice acting is top-notch
Zombie Army Trilogy takes the original Nazi Zombie Army games, gives them a brand new coat of paint, and dishes them up along with a third chapter. Shooting zombies in the head with sniper rifles is every bit as enjoyable as it sounds, but for the most fun, you ideally want to team up with a few friends for the online co-op. Despite a few rough edges and slightly repetitive gampeplay Zombie Army Trilogy comes highly recommended for fans of co-op games.
Gameplay: Slightly repetitive, but a whole lot of fun.
Graphics: The visuals look decent and are a significant improvement over the original games.
Sound: Straight from a zombie-themed B-movie
My Friend Pedro is a violent platform shooter with an emphasis on stylish action. Taking down enemies in slow motion is a lot of fun and the game has no shortage of props like frying pans, skateboards, glass panes, zip-lines and more to make it look even more impressive. The last half of the game skews perhaps a bit too much towards puzzles and platforming instead of stylish mayhem, but apart from this the game is a blast to play.
Gameplay: Violent, over the top and lots of fun.
Graphics: A few wonky animations and generic backgrounds, but overall good.
Sound: Decent sound effects and a great soundtrack
Play as Max Brawley and take on the evil Empire from the cockpit of your Gatling Gear in this top down shooter by Vanguard Games. It features vibrant visuals, tons of explosions and plenty of action. Since the game pretty much only consists of shooting everything in sight, it can become a little repetitive, but blowing things up remains satisfying and with three difficulty levels, you can challenge yourself no matter what your skill level is. It’s not the most memorable or impressive title in the genre, but it is very solid and very enjoyable.
Gameplay: Blowing up everything in sight stays a blast right throughout.
Graphics: The levels are varied and packed with detail.
Sound: So-so music, but the sound effects are really good