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Generally favorable reviews- based on 31 Ratings

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  • Summary: Xotic is an arcade-style first-person shooter where you rack up huge scores by shooting enemies, detonating chain reactions, and discovering secret power-ups and point multipliers. Armed with a weaponized symbiotic creature called the Macroterra, you must cleanse the evil presence and re-plant the seeds of life on a planet ravaged by the minions of the Orb.

    Destroy the insidious scab plants and new life will grow in their place, diminishing the Orbs control of the planet. Trigger scab plant chain reactions to earn score multipliers and chain bonus points. Collect Orb essence to boost your score, or grab them in mid-air to earn an aerial combo bonus. Seek out and destroy the hidden Orb brains and collect all of the Orb essence in each level for even more points.

    Earn experience points to upgrade your weapons and skills, including Absorbtion which pulls points towards you automatically! Unlock the secrets of Hard Hologram technology to deploy mobile shields or aerial landing platforms.

    Xotic is a unique arcade shooter experience unlike anything youve played before. Get it now!

    Key features:

    - Arcade-style scoring and point combo mechanics
    - Unique Hard Hologram technology
    - Exceptionally colorful environments and effects
    - Upgradeable weapons and skills
    - Steam Leaderboards & Achievements
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Oct 13, 2011
    80
    Great for those moments when you have time to spare and you can outdo your previous performance. For most it will be just that - a great game to play for a bit, but not particularly addictive. In some however, it will inspire marathon gaming sessions into the early hours of the morning, bettering your scores and those of others.
  2. Sep 20, 2011
    80
    Xotic demands a certain competitive mindset to fully enjoy it, to be sure, but for those who want to test their first-person skills with the type of score-based arcade gameplay that is usually found in other genres, it does what it sets out to do and it does so successfully without overwhelming the player.
  3. Dec 7, 2011
    78
    Xotic offers up fresh and original FPS experience that is well worth the $10 asking price.
  4. Oct 15, 2011
    70
    Xotic still retains a moreish, arcade charm despite the excesses of the design team and patience is all that's really needed to unlock an extra level of fun. The fact that Xotic's primary appeal gets so lost is enough to take the score and accessibility down a peg or to though.
  5. Oct 31, 2011
    70
    If you are looking for a game to play in your spare time, be it for 20 minutes or a couple of hours, and are fan of twitch-style first person shooters that require you to react fast (think Quake III or Unreal Tournament) mixed with a arcade, almost puzzle-like scoring system, then Xotic might just be up your alley.
  6. Nov 28, 2011
    65
    First-person shooter Xotic sure lives up to its name with surreal, fast-flowing gameplay.
  7. Oct 17, 2011
    52
    A poor FPS combined with an equally weak platformer. The developers must have decided that a minus times a minus equals a plus. Not this time.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 20
  2. Negative: 2 out of 20
  1. Sep 20, 2011
    10
    The graphics and the lighting in this game are absolutely beautiful and very captivating. I am enjoying the soundtrack as well, but the gameplay is what this game is really about. A great blend of arcade and FPS style action. Definitely worth 10 bucks. Expand
  2. Nov 29, 2011
    10
    This game is fun and addictive as hell. cant wait for the new patch and dlc content. Great job to the team that made it! We need more indie titles like this one. People get to caught up in the big name titles and pass on the hidden gems. Expand
  3. Sep 21, 2011
    10
    This was the best 9/10$ I spent this year on games! It is a steal. I feel guilty owning it! Xotic is one of the more original fun games I have played in a long time. Its extremely addicting game play playing the levels over trying to be more efficient each time. With gorgeous colors and interesting animation you feel fully drawn into this alien world. The controls feel great and you can almost fly as you throw down hologram platform in between jumps. I foresee this really taking off in the PC market and look forward to anything else this design team put out! Check out exotic if you are looking for something new and refreshing from the same old FPS experience. Expand
  4. Sep 19, 2011
    10
    If you love old-school arcade style-gameplay, powerups, points and high score competition, then you'll love Xotic. The game is colorful, runs fast, and is completely addictive. The main focus of the game is to score points by triggering chain reactions. You do this by shooting the glowing "scab plants" with your gun, which then start popping nearby plants. As you move through the level shooting enemies and collecting power-ups, you can keep trigger new chain reactions to create a combo. The longer the chain, the more points you get. This really creates a lot of re-playability in the game, as you'll want to go back and fine-tine your route through the level to achieve the highest score, the fastest time, and a solid ranking on the global high-score leaderboards. Classic old-school arcade action all wrapped up in a modern first-person-shooter package. I love it! Expand
  5. Dec 28, 2011
    9
    Charming, well designed and entertaining. Xotic is a real gem, original gameplay makes it unforgettable and very enjoyable. In general, it's colorful and neat-looking arcade shooter that involves some classic elements, as well some new ideas. The storyline is simple, but it has it's charm. Your character is a saviour, created to liberate the universe from entity called The Orb. Mysterious villain strips planets of life to prolong it's existence, so there's nothing to think about... We're about to save some planets! Gameplay is based on making the highest score possible and there's a few ways to do that. Mostly - you need to create chains, shooting scabs (it seems like The Orb seeds... or something like it;)). The longer the chain, the better. You'll need to be quite fast too, you will achieve points for speedy clearance of levels. There's plenty of powerups and bonus points scattered all around the levels ... and dont forget The Orb minions trying to stop you. So as you see, there's plenty to do. Especially when you want to gain 5-star rating on a specific level, it gets pretty challenging. Mastering the best way to achieve chains, bonus points and so called "aerial combos" (collecting bonuses while in mid-air) is hard, but you'll get hang of it. Game offers campaign and variable speed/accuracy trials - it will suck you up for a few hours of exciting gameplay. Atmospheric and indeed FUN gameplay. It won't cost you much (4 euros now on steam holiday sale), if you're fan of arcade shooting you need to pick it up. Xotic was updated not so long ago, offering new game modes and extended tutorial so as you see - developers seem to care about the content. There's also some new levels in the making, marked in game as "Coming Soon". Xotic lives and im looking forward to new content! Expand
  6. Sep 19, 2011
    9
    I wasn't sure if this was my type of game so I took a chance and bought it anyway.

    It turns out that was a good choice, the game is very
    good and considering the price for xotic I've spent a lot more money on other titles that haven't provided anywhere near as much fun as I've had with this game.

    The object of the game is quite simple, try to score as many points as possible by causing chain-reactions, simple design but addictive too when you're trying to beat your own scores and see how you compare against other players on the leaderboard.

    You can also earn experience points to upgrade your weapons or skills.

    A good amount of levels to play including bonus rounds and very good map design too.

    The devs have said that they will include more graphics options in an upcoming patch so I've taken one point off the total score for that but the support is there and new levels are planned for the game.

    Great game, great fun and well worth the price :D
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  7. Dec 11, 2011
    0
    a decent casual game with nice gfx BUT a seriously disappointing lack of content.
    there's like 20 - 25 maps here total and all but the last
    couple are like beginner maps.

    it's really ridiculous how little the give you to start with here but anyone can plainly see they left plenty of room for additional DLC, which presumably they will charge for in the future. so if you spend the 10 bucks on this, don't plan on stopping there, you can count on spending more later because basically what they give you here is half a game.

    DO NOT PAY MORE THAN FIVE DOLLARS FOR THIS GAME. BETTER STILL, WAIT AND BUY IT WHEN IT'S 75% OFF (AND WHEN IT INCLUDES THE INEVITABLE, OBLIGATORY DLC). OTHERWISE THIS IS NOT A WORTHWHILE PURCHASE, THIS IS ONLY HALF A GAME, ONLY HALF A GAME...
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