Nuclear Throne PlayStation 4

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  • Summary: Nuclear Throne is a post-apocalyptic roguelike-like top-down shooter. Not 'the final hope of humanity' post-apocalyptic, but 'humanity is extinct and mutants and monsters now roam the world' post-apocalyptic. Fight your way through the wastelands with powerful weaponry, collecting radiationNuclear Throne is a post-apocalyptic roguelike-like top-down shooter. Not 'the final hope of humanity' post-apocalyptic, but 'humanity is extinct and mutants and monsters now roam the world' post-apocalyptic. Fight your way through the wastelands with powerful weaponry, collecting radiation to mutate some new limbs and abilities. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Games Master UK
    Feb 26, 2016
    91
    A frantic roguelike that looks, sounds and feels fantastic. An essential addition to the genre. [Feb 2016, p.82]
  2. 90
    Multi-layered in its sophistication while being drenched in aesthetic bombast and effortlessly entertaining, Nuclear Throne isn't just Vlambeer's finest work to date, it also happens to be the best twin-stick shooter since Helldivers; even in light of its relatively minor transgressions.
  3. Jan 8, 2016
    90
    If you are a fan of rogue-likes or simply want an outstanding game to play, then we suggest that you let Vlambeer's latest rule over your PlayStation lands, 'cause it's definitely ruling over ours.
  4. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Feb 10, 2016
    80
    A disastrously addictive 'rogue-ilke' time sink that clearly benefits from more than two years of PC Early Access tweaking. Don't argue - just get it. Now. [Feb 2016, p.88]
  5. Play UK
    Feb 24, 2016
    80
    Cruel and unforgiving yet wonderfully satisfying when it comes together, Nuclear Throne is an accomplished roguelike capable of challenging even the most skilled players. [Issue#266, p.72]
  6. Edge Magazine
    Feb 16, 2016
    80
    Nuclear Throne's hook is disarmingly simple but blisteringly effective. In short, it gets a move on. [Feb 2016, p.112]
  7. Dec 17, 2015
    75
    Nuclear Throne somehow manages to be both fun and frustrating at the same time, making for an interesting roguelike shooter that will keep you coming back for more.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 11
  2. Negative: 5 out of 11
  1. Dec 6, 2015
    10
    Awesome indie! Fast pace rogue action and great characters and weapons. I didn't expect it to be that good but it certainly delivered. MustAwesome indie! Fast pace rogue action and great characters and weapons. I didn't expect it to be that good but it certainly delivered. Must buy for me! Expand
  2. Dec 12, 2015
    10
    Truly an amazing little gem of a game... the premise can't get any more simpler, just clear each area of enemies. Each time you play you'llTruly an amazing little gem of a game... the premise can't get any more simpler, just clear each area of enemies. Each time you play you'll go pretty much through the same areas, but each time it's "randomly" generated, different projectile and melee weapon drops, as well as mutations, to choose from. It's varied enough to make you want to play just one more time. Where this game shines is in it's controls. Twin stick shooting and bullet hell type gaming makes for addictive game play. sweet and simple.

    ** A lot of content included, polished just right, decent optimization. Do buy. I would recommend at any cost. We gamers deserve great games like this one (To refute the idiot that is the user "sargonic124")
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  3. Jan 26, 2016
    9
    I don't review many games, only if it's a particularly excellent one. This is one that deserves it. Very tough (and so rewarding), smoothI don't review many games, only if it's a particularly excellent one. This is one that deserves it. Very tough (and so rewarding), smooth gameplay and mechanics, nice art style, great music, lots of replayabiity, old school sensibilities with a new fluidity, varied characters that really make you play your playing style, amazing in 1 player and I can't wait to convince a few friends to buy it so we can do a (local) co-op, marking it down one point for not having online multiplayer... Man, just an excellent, excellent shooter. Expand
  4. Feb 20, 2016
    5
    Great Game... In PC. The version for PS4 its totally broken. Can´t change guns, can´t switch B skins, the game cash many times... And seemsGreat Game... In PC. The version for PS4 its totally broken. Can´t change guns, can´t switch B skins, the game cash many times... And seems that won´t be patch to fix this problems. Expand
  5. Mar 13, 2016
    4
    7 different maps (that should be more detailled) , +-4 differents ennenies each stages, a full run that hardly reach 30 minutes, but you will7 different maps (that should be more detailled) , +-4 differents ennenies each stages, a full run that hardly reach 30 minutes, but you will need more than 60h to reach the end, difficulty really depends on your endurance to tolerate the cheap evironnements in 4/3. On PS4, you can't change the gears u unlocked, the game crashes every 2h and you're not safe that wouldn't happen in your best run.
    If you like that kind of game, i suggest you to play Broforce (wich allows u to play online), or wait Enter the Gungeon wich is coming sooner.
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  6. Feb 9, 2016
    3
    Great Potential!
    Terrible port.
    Nuclear throne has the addictive game play and charm to keep you playing for days or weeks. A run may only
    Great Potential!
    Terrible port.

    Nuclear throne has the addictive game play and charm to keep you playing for days or weeks. A run may only take 5 minutes with its punishing difficulty, but as you improve and get closer to the fabled "Nuclear Throne", it only pushes you to try again.

    With multiple characters to try and unlock, a plethora of weapons to discover and manage....not to mention the trove of secrets hinted at in the game and whispered about online.....there is plenty to keep things fresh while you build your skill towards reaching and surpassing the Nuclear Throne itself.

    A great game just a tick below the level of a Binding of Isaac, but more action packed and possibly more fun depending on your preferences.

    So why the low score?

    Its completely broken on PS4.

    Ive owned the game for months now and it still continually crashes.

    The "Daily Challenge" is worthless due to the error messages you will be blasted with, before learning your results. Same with the "Monthly Challenge".

    Any time you proceed past world 5, a crash could happen at any point. Take heavy damage....the game crashes. Unlock a new character by passing a new, personal best level....too bad, the game will undoubtedly crash before your results are saved.

    Its frustrating and unacceptable.

    Its one thing for an Indie game to have bugs or run a bit wonky. This game is broken and you cannot progress past certain points because of continued crashing issues.

    I heard the developers know of the problem but have no plans to fix it in the near future. Maybe that info is inaccurate, but they sure havent made an effort to let players know the situation, proactively.

    I like the game quite a bit, but refuse to sink time into it while it remains broken.

    If nothing else, i want to warn others before they spend their money on Nuclear Throne. See if these issues have been resolved before buying this game.

    As of todays date. Its in a condition i find unacceptable.
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  7. Jun 26, 2016
    0
    Crashes every 15 minutes on the PS4. Crashes from going through portals, crashes from dying, crashes from the final boss activating.

    If I
    Crashes every 15 minutes on the PS4. Crashes from going through portals, crashes from dying, crashes from the final boss activating.

    If I could get a refund from PSN, I would.
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