FORCED PC

Metascore
72

Mixed or average reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. Nov 7, 2013
    74
    When it comes to RPGs, FORCED is a pretty good game in general. The way the game works is different than other games in the genre and the mechanics are fun to play with (especially the different weapons), but the game just feels more geared towards co-op play and doesn’t seem as much fun when going solo.
  2. Oct 24, 2013
    74
    It has some faults, but for the most part you’ll have a good time fighting and thinking your way through this game’s many levels.
  3. Dec 23, 2013
    70
    Developed by a team of Danish students, this action-RPG can offer great co-op gameplay if you can find the right company to help you through your adventures.
  4. Dec 17, 2013
    70
    Forced is an honest cooperative RPG with some good ideas suitable for 3 or 4 players but a hard nut to crack for lone wolves.
  5. Dec 5, 2013
    70
    It's a one-trick pony, but it's a good trick indeed.
  6. Nov 29, 2013
    70
    Forced is a mix of hack'n slash and puzzles, and it does the job in a rather effective way. You will enjoy it more in coop mode (up to 4 players) than in solo mode, but beware of the frustration: the game is extremely difficult.
  7. Nov 9, 2013
    70
    If you are in search of a fresh and compelling cooperative game, FORCED is the game for you. But if you are in search of a valid single player experience, look somewhere else.
  8. Oct 30, 2013
    70
    “FORCED” feels like a game made for a very specific niche of players who really enjoy co-op games with a bit of a brain and have a thing for leaderboards.
  9. Nov 6, 2013
    69
    This is not your run-of-the-mill hack&slay. The combination of the magic globe, special attack and environmental puzzles is worth a look – especially if you can look beyond the weak online-mode.
  10. PC Gamer UK
    Feb 1, 2014
    65
    Sadly, the game isn't quote as compelling as its journey. [Feb 2014, p.91]
  11. Jan 22, 2014
    65
    Interesting in co-op, practically unplayable in single player, Forced is an fair action game, than unfortunately lacks style and diversity.
  12. Jan 16, 2014
    60
    It's a rough ride, but ultimately a fun one. FORCED is a twitchy thinker's punch-drunk romp that wears its scars with pride.
  13. Oct 24, 2013
    60
    Forced is an enjoyable experience, more or less. The combat is fluid but feels a little too loose and unsatisfying, as though you’re not quite connecting that large axe with that demon’s face. The mark system is a brave attempt but kind of unnecessary at times, while Balfus is useful in single-player but potentially all over the place in co-op mode.
  14. Oct 31, 2013
    50
    The game is meant to be played cooperatively, but while connection issues remain, you're likely to muddle through on your own. It's difficult to recommend any game that you endure rather than enjoy, even one this unique.
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 128 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 38
  2. Negative: 3 out of 38
  1. Oct 24, 2013
    10
    This game is a gem of an ARPG, it perfectly melds action, and puzzles. Forcing you to use your brain, and not just go in swinging your weapon.This game is a gem of an ARPG, it perfectly melds action, and puzzles. Forcing you to use your brain, and not just go in swinging your weapon.
    The game looks good, using a beautiful graphical style, and using API's that allow for multi-platform and cross-platform gaming.
    It's difficult though, and that's a good thing, after several tries you might finally have something click, and you'll realise just how easy that Trial actually is. Which again emphasises that you have to think on your feet, while trying to fight off a myriad of different enemies. You're forced to rely on your teammates, and the game is nothing short of a brilliant team emotional roller-coaster at times.

    I would highly recommend this game for anyone interested in a great team-based puzzle action rpg.
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  2. Nov 2, 2013
    4
    Forced may sell itself as an ARPG, but the game lacks all but the most basic aspects of the genre with the only game modes being a series ofForced may sell itself as an ARPG, but the game lacks all but the most basic aspects of the genre with the only game modes being a series of short maps (involving some hack and slash and puzzle aspects) and a survival mode, notably lacking the extended dungeons of pretty well every other ARPG out there. There is also a limited selection of characterization options for each of the four classes, which do offer some variability to how the classes play, with additional abilities and ability slots opened by completing maps, challenges and doing maps within a certain time frame The puzzle maps do have some interesting ideas, but are let down by major problems with the control setup which make gameplay incredibly frustrating, and they get monstrously difficult very swiftly, making just sitting back and enjoying the game basically impossible. The game touts its co-op aspects as a major selling point but serious problems with the game's net code make joining with other players difficult to impossible, which given the number of abilities which shine with other players is very disappointing. All in all, I cannot recommend this game to anyone. Full Review »
  3. Oct 24, 2013
    9
    Forced is a beautiful, challenging game with one of the best co-op experiences to date also offering cross-platform co-op experience, I wouldForced is a beautiful, challenging game with one of the best co-op experiences to date also offering cross-platform co-op experience, I would highly recommend picking up this game. Full Review »