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  • Summary: Swarm lets the player take control of 50 utterly fearless Swarmites and drive them through an intense, entertaining and often suicidal battle for a greater good. Run, bash, huddle, boost, stack, jump, push and throw your way through gauntlets of death and destruction in an attempt to collect valuable DNA and ensure that at least one Swarmite survives. With a unique combination of mass character control and fast action, the resulting brutal aftermath will make players want to play Swarm over and over again. Expand
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 28
  2. Negative: 2 out of 28
  1. Mar 24, 2011
    85
    When you combine engaging and unique gameplay with Swarm's pleasant (but dark) aesthetics and whimsical nature, what you have is a great downloadable game.
  2. Mar 29, 2011
    80
    I highly suggest fans of games like Pikmin and Lemmings to download the demo and give it a whirl. There is enough addiction here to warrant the price tag. Much like Super Meat Boy and Trials HD, this is one game that can have you replaying levels over and over again just to better your score. And that is a sign of fantastic game design.
  3. May 9, 2011
    80
    The swarmites are your people and you want to protect them. Maybe they're dumb, but spend some quality time with them though, and you'll find a lot to love, once you've come to cherish their eccentricities and predicament. Like any family they're a chore, and I wouldn't want it any other way.
  4. Mar 31, 2011
    70
    I'm convinced the team at Hothead have a great downloadable game within them, but they're still not quite there yet.
  5. May 25, 2011
    70
    When all is said and done, Swarm is one of the few titles that can make frustrating, fun. It's certainly not a game for everyone, but if you can overlook some of the rough edges, there is a good time to be had. At 1200 MSP ($15), Swarm is on the pricier side for a downloadable title, so if you're on the fence, give the demo a try first. But if you've been jonesing for some good Lemmings-style action, this may be the closest you're going to get unless Sony decides to revive the Psygnosis classic one day.
  6. May 10, 2011
    64
    Swarm has a nice idea it screws up. [June 2011, p.93]
  7. Apr 7, 2011
    33
    The biggest problem I have with the game is the same thing that should have given it some replayability; making it through the obstacles isn't often very hard, but getting the required points doesn't always happen your first go through. Instead of getting addicted in that, 'oh man, I was so close' type of way, I just got slightly annoyed and bored.

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