Helldivers PlayStation 4

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  • Summary: Set in a dystopian future, players fight to protect "Super Earth" where a managed democracy has mussed the lines between military and government rule. We are losing the war, and the HELLDIVERS are the last line of defense against three invading enemy species.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 46 out of 56
  2. Negative: 0 out of 56
  1. Mar 18, 2015
    95
    While it may not look like much on the surface, Helldivers has a hell of a lot going on once players dig in, and being a disposable interstellar trooper raiding death planets has never been more perfectly captured than it is here.
  2. Mar 3, 2015
    90
    While the maps and enemies could be more varied and interesting, there’s no denying that the gameplay is stellar, rewarding you for working closely with your teammates and punishing you otherwise.
  3. Mar 9, 2015
    85
    Helldivers is an excellent mix of tactics and action. The freedom it offers through weapons and Stratagem-skills makes it possible for everybody to create their own way of playing this game. The difficulty level is nice and high, which makes the co-op experience even more intense. This game might look a bit generic, the gameplay is so much fun that you won't even notice.
  4. Mar 3, 2015
    80
    Gameplay is quick, satisfying, and often chaotic, and the stratagem system gives the action a unique identity. The only question mark here is the one that hangs over the title's community, which must be sustained if the shooter is to realise its impressive potential.
  5. Mar 8, 2015
    80
    It's a bit chaotic and the visuals won't win any awards in the near future, but if you don't mind these things, Helldivers turns out to be a pretty enjoyable top-down shooter with some strategy elements thrown in for good measure.
  6. Feb 9, 2016
    75
    With some great cooperative mechanics, Helldivers is better when playing with friends, but repetitive missions and maps lacks experience.
  7. 60
    Although the gameplay and mission structure quickly becomes repetitive, Helldivers offers hours of entertaining co-op twin-stick action in a universe that's begging to be further developed.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 60 out of 81
  2. Negative: 14 out of 81
  1. Mar 18, 2015
    10
    Fun, enjoyably re-playable, and casual but can also demand serious teamwork on harder levels. The matchmaking is easy (though oftenFun, enjoyably re-playable, and casual but can also demand serious teamwork on harder levels. The matchmaking is easy (though often dangerous). IF you like chaos and teamwork in a well-made shooter, go for it. Expand
  2. Mar 21, 2015
    10
    By FAR the most fun i've had in a multiplayer game on my PS4 since i bought it, and for $20? Devs should call the police because this a STEAL!By FAR the most fun i've had in a multiplayer game on my PS4 since i bought it, and for $20? Devs should call the police because this a STEAL! The stratagem system is awesome, the weapons feel diverse and the sounds, oh my god the sound of a machinegun spinning up and spewing death and mayhem in every direction.. If you haven't picked this game up already, treat yourself. And the developers are in tune with the community with constant feedback through their subreddit and i guess they have forums as well. 10/10 Expand
  3. Mar 3, 2015
    10
    helldivers is like baby from starship troopers and warhammer 40k , fun and addictive but also...... PREPARE TO DIE.......... ALOT !!!! withhelldivers is like baby from starship troopers and warhammer 40k , fun and addictive but also...... PREPARE TO DIE.......... ALOT !!!! with unlimited replay value, it cant go wrong for 19.99 Expand
  4. Dec 5, 2016
    9
    People who are giving this game low scores, are criticizing it for the wrong reasons. They are complaining about manual reloading, not enoughPeople who are giving this game low scores, are criticizing it for the wrong reasons. They are complaining about manual reloading, not enough ammo, stratagem key combos etc. Are these guys for real? It is the formula on which this game thrives. It finds a great balance between strategizing and working as a team, and simply blowing sh*t up. I am quite far into the game and ammo has never really been an issue. It is simply about being able to prioritize your load out before going into a mission and which team member provides ammo drops and when. (To get my point across I am playing the game with my wife and four year old son) Having to key combo stratagems adds a level of intensity and challenge to the battlefield and quite honestly if they made it a one button action, it would make the game extremely boring.

    The visual style of the game is engrossing and reminds me of a Blizzard title - polished. Character movement and general animations are smooth and satisfying to watch. The sound effects are noticeable and immersive. Units have some hilarious chirps, enemy mobs make threatening gestures and again the kill effects are satisfying and make for an extremely addictive experience. I also cannot understand how people are complaining about repetitiveness. Yes, it is repetitive, but the above mentioned mechanics make it a fun repetition. Kind of like the fun you had slaughtering mob after mob in (insert any mmo, rpg hack and slash here).

    To top all this off, each player gains experience per level, amount of kills, objectives completed within a mission, relics found etc. The leveling system is obviously not as deep as other titles out there (like Skyrim as a rather extreme example), but its depth adds enough to make an impact in the game. There are a plethora of weapons to choose from and each weapon has a skill tree to level up making your desired weapon(s) of choice more powerful to suit your style of play. You can also upgrade your stratagems in a similar fashion.

    Another unique touch is the system zone contribution progress bar, which increases each time an online player(s) completes a mission and dominates a planet. When this bar is filled, it initiates a global offensive attack on the alien home world in question, adding a greater sense of immersion knowing there are thousands of other 'Helldivers' out there kicking butt like you all for a common goal - freedom and liberation!

    Overall his game is a fun, well balanced, extremely polished twin stick shooter, satisfying in every aspect and it really shines playing it couch coop.
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  5. Mar 16, 2015
    8
    HONEST REVIEW: This game does what it aims to do, and does it well. No more, and no less. If you're looking for a complex story, goodHONEST REVIEW: This game does what it aims to do, and does it well. No more, and no less. If you're looking for a complex story, good character development and a well thought out single player plotline, you won't find it here. If you ARE looking for an hour or two to burn with a couple friends playing a strategic, well made twin-stick shooter, and having a blast doing it, you've downloaded the right game.

    SIMILAR GAMES: If you liked Dead Nation, or perhaps Pixel Junk's Shooter / Shooter 2, there's a very good chance you'll like this game as well.

    NOTE: The game is sub-par playing by yourself, but it really shines playing with 3 friends (and trying really hard not to shoot or squash them). I should be very annoyed when my friends shoot me and ask questions later, but I still find myself laughing instead.
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  6. Aug 26, 2015
    8
    Set in a dystopian future, players fight to protect "Super Earth" where a managed democracy has mussed the lines between military andSet in a dystopian future, players fight to protect "Super Earth" where a managed democracy has mussed the lines between military and government rule. We are losing the war, and the HELLDIVERS are the last line of defense against three invading enemy species. Expand
  7. Feb 7, 2016
    0
    Boring, repetitive, and unoriginal. Ammo empties so fast. Ripped off a warhammer series w/ logos and character design. Also warhammer did aBoring, repetitive, and unoriginal. Ammo empties so fast. Ripped off a warhammer series w/ logos and character design. Also warhammer did a way better two stick shooter years ago. Complete trash Expand

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