Metascore
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No score yet - based on 3 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Mar 18, 2015
    86
    Helldivers comes to our Vita falling a little short in terms of graphics, but luckily it's all about that gameplay; which is top notch. If graphics really aren't a deal breaker for you then I would highly suggest diving into this one.
  2. 80
    Despite its one glaring flaw this is one of the most enjoyable co-op shooters for some time, even if it is top-down rather than first person.
  3. Mar 3, 2015
    75
    That said, being more dynamic and more visually appealing is no small thing; whereas I wouldn't recommend anyone play Crimsonland, I'd say that if you have a deep desire to shoot some bugs, you could do a lot worse than Helldivers.
User Score
8.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 28 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Mar 4, 2015
    8
    Not bad at all. But I think I regret buying it a bit because I thought I could try playing a single player campaign.

    Anyway, eventhough it
    Not bad at all. But I think I regret buying it a bit because I thought I could try playing a single player campaign.

    Anyway, eventhough it can be played alone, I am required("forced" to some), to play with friends or strangers because of its unforgiving nature for solo players. Solo play is very punishing when you start playing the higher difficulty levels, so you need to play with others but that doesn't make the game easier at all, which is not a bad thing actually.

    So if you are like me, who prefers playing solo in a top-down action game(ex. Gauntlet), avoid this game. If you want a challenging solo experience, get it.

    But the game's selling point is its multiplayer feature.Co-op multiplayer is rewarding as it gives you way larger amount of XP and fun than playing solo. Friendly fire makes the game harder. Anything can kill you: players, grenades, bugs, mines, beacon drops, and even the landing ship you've been waiting for to extract your ass from the mission map.
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  2. Mar 4, 2015
    9
    We didn't get much news from Helldivers since it was announced at E3 2013 and that's usually a bad sign. In the case of this game though,We didn't get much news from Helldivers since it was announced at E3 2013 and that's usually a bad sign. In the case of this game though, that's not the case at all! If you have fond memories of Killzone Liberation on the PSP, you'll feel right at home in Helldivers!

    There's not much variety in the mission objectives, but playing with 3 other players (with friendly fire always active) WILL keep the experience fresh and entertaining. I've had no lag whatsoever over a dozen of online games and all players were friendly (There's voice chat!).

    All in all, A very good investment at 20 bucks, the amount of content is quite substantial for this price point and it's a very nice addition to any fan of twin-stick shooters / co-op games.
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  3. Mar 9, 2015
    7
    The vita version is surprisingly playable. Runs very smooth. Controls are mapped at about as best as it could be. Back touch is split betweenThe vita version is surprisingly playable. Runs very smooth. Controls are mapped at about as best as it could be. Back touch is split between grenade and reload. Front touch is run. Aiming just isn't as easy as PS4. You always need to be connected to the server to play and if you go into suspend it will kick out back to the menu. Needs 1.8GB of memory. I would still play on PS3/PS4 instead if you can. Full Review »