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  • Summary: The Chaos Engine is a classic Amiga top-down shooter game originally developed by The Bitmap Brothers that will be restored by Abstraction Games and brought to the PC, Mac, and Linux.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 7
  2. Negative: 5 out of 7
  1. Sep 2, 2013
    70
    An instant-classic that manages to keep its fun untouched. Classic style with a new look that still feels just like the original.
  2. Sep 19, 2013
    65
    With so many great ideas in The Chaos Engine, it pains me to admit that I didn't have much fun. I love the world it creates, the diverse enemies and the science fiction story, but can't get past the punishing difficulty and cheap hits. This enhanced version needs a few more enhancements to be ready for the 21st century!
  3. Sep 4, 2013
    48
    It’s a bummer, but that’s what happens to most video games as they age: they’re never as good as we once remembered.
  4. Sep 12, 2013
    45
    The Chaos Engine comes as a mere re-release of the original shooter from 1993, without any remastering nor extra options.
  5. Sep 11, 2013
    30
    It was arguably never very good even back in the day, but playing it now The Chaos Engine’s basic action is hopelessly outclassed by any number of retro and contemporary titles.
  6. Sep 13, 2013
    28
    Quotation forthcoming.
  7. 20
    Remake of the old classic fails at the basics and its shoddy presentation and lack of anything extra doesn't help as well. [Nov 2013]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Sep 12, 2013
    10
    I loved the game back when it was new, and have finished it countless times.
    I must say if you are up for the challenge it's a great game,
    with lots of upgrades and so on.
    But it is hard, and you might just loose interest in world 1-2. Perfect co-op project though.
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  2. Oct 19, 2013
    10
    i can't believe all the bad reviews. this is not a remake, guys. the game just got re-released. it's the same game we played 20 years ago. and it is still super fun. it has a really nice art style, very good music, good nonlinear level design and it's just hard enough to make me cry once in a while. ;)

    this game is fun, even today. whoever complains about bad graphics or high difficulty you better buy another game.
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  3. Nov 16, 2013
    5
    This restored version fails in the playability, with controls worse than the originals, and some new bug. It's like an emulated version, done without enough love. VIRTUALINN.IT Expand