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  • Summary: Thousands of aliens, giant spiders, mutant lizards, and more are on the attack - can you survive the onslaught? Crimsonland is a top-down shooter with a touch of RPG. Unlock over 30 weapons and over 50 perks from quirky to brutal. Complete the quest and show your skills in five survival modes.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 15
  2. Negative: 3 out of 15
  1. Aug 22, 2014
    This is a classic. And like its PC brother it still is a challenging straight forward top-down two-stick shooter that I can’t get enough of.
  2. Jul 21, 2014
    It's unpretentious and straight-forward in its delivery, and yet, underneath its façade rests an addictive top-down shooter with solid mechanics and a hardcore slant.
  3. Jul 31, 2014
    Crimsonland feels like an incomplete game. It has all the gameplay mechanics in place, but its backgrounds, character assets, music, and general presentation look and sound like they were put in for testing purposes while awaiting the real art and music to arrive. The twin-stick shooting at the core is fun, but the experience can’t help but be diminished by nearly every other aspect of the game.
  4. 65
    Crimsonland is a fun game to sit down with two or more players while trying to compete for a spot on the leaderboards, but it ultimately feels more like a distraction itself, than a twin-stick murderfest without distractions.
  5. Hard on the thumbs but just as hard on the eyes and ears. Wait for a markdown and play with friends. [November 2014, p77]
  6. With fun gameplay, cool weapons and interesting combat tactics Crimsonland seems like an entertaining 2D Arena Shooter game but you feel like it is incomplete.
  7. Jul 30, 2014
    Ordinarily, as someone who loves seeing destruction in my wake, that should be hugely satisfying, but in Crimsonland's case it all just feels oddly underwhelming.

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  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Jul 16, 2014
    this is a fun little indi game, if I had to describe it to somebody I would say its like resogun but on land instead of the air, not as good but still a great game, I will recommend this to anyone who enjoys fun games Expand
  2. Jul 16, 2014
    It's a one trick twin stick shooter, but what it does it does competently and with a bit of challenge. Basically you (and up to 3 others in couch co-op) blast everything that moves, collect weapons and perks, and chase high scores. It's graphics are crude and it's story is non-existent, but I'm still having fun with this one. The combat mechanics are sound, the waves of enemies are just varied enough to keep it interesting, and the perks and weapons are varied enough to accommodate a variety of play styles. In co-op, it's basically a crude hoard mode, which suits me just fine. This one won't keep your interest beyond a couple of hours of score chasing, but it's cheap and in my opinion, worth the low price. Expand
  3. Jul 15, 2014
    7 Ok. The first experience I've had with 10Ton studios was with King Oddball, and it was actually on tablet. Then I got it for PS4. I skipped their Zuma clone, but I had to give this a try. First things first. If your going to pay for this game, get it now. While it's on sale for the $7 with PS+. Seriously I've had more fun with it than Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition. The graphics are absolutely nothing to rave about, and there is nothing really more to the game but shooting. You can get combo's, and pick up power ups though. It is packed FULL of content though. It has 50ish levels in it's "campaign", then 4 different survival modes. Online leader boards, and some fun trophies. If your going to spend $7 on PSN right now get this game. Expand
  4. Jul 31, 2014
    The game is a basic top view shooter with hordes of monsters. Now I enjoy the game, especially since you can play with up to 3 friends offline. I can however not really recommend it if you don't have a nostalgic feeling for it. It is repetitive, the perks (which is the most fun part of the game) is not in quest mode (wich is the biggest part of the game), The little extra games they have to mix it up a bit are boring. They haven't upgraded anything of notice since it came out in 2003.

    Small ideas that would of made it better:
    Customizable character
    Better equality of the guns (some are just sooo much better or worse than the rest).
    More guns.
    Levels with walls
    Levels with quests
    Co-op boosts (like a button to hook up back to back with your friends and gett no reloads as you can only look around and not move).

    That's just from the top of my head and not hard to program. (Maybe the questpart isn't that easy or smart but the rest.)