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  • Summary: Shoot Many Robots delivers an onslaught of innovative cross-genre action that has multiple players working together to fight through an intense and chaotic robot uprising.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 37
  2. Negative: 3 out of 37
  1. Mar 13, 2012
    94
    Of course, if you do find a level to be too challenging, you can always jump online with some fellow rednecks and have a blast cooperatively. If you're looking for a fun little shooter that is not only enjoyable alone but also with some friends, you really need to check out Shoot Many Robots.
  2. Mar 14, 2012
    80
    There's an accessibility to the gameplay mechanics that will appeal to dabblers, and the variety of gear, numerous leaderboards, and late-game difficulty cry out to a hardcore fanbase that enjoys those classically sadistic shoot-em-ups.
  3. Mar 21, 2012
    80
    Although it doesn't reach the top of the genre, fans of Alien Hominid and Contra Hard Corps: Uprising have, here, a cohesive game.
  4. Mar 19, 2012
    73
    An intensive action game with amazing customization options and a funny cooperative mode.
  5. Apr 3, 2012
    70
    Shoot Many Robots is not really the kind of game that you should buy full price. But if you're looking for a game with a nice co-op to play with you're friends, then look no further.
  6. Mar 13, 2012
    65
    A fair co-op shooter, full of funny moments but not standing out in any particular area. Only for side scrolling shooters uber-aficionados.
  7. 40
    Shoot Many Robots seemed like a sure thing, and its extensive and amusingly described weapon and gear options - which directly affect stats - are a standout feature; really, they're the only one that feels fully developed here. Nearly everything else around it is as unremarkable as a pile of bolts.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Mar 28, 2012
    10
    Fun to play with friends, like the graphics style and love the sense of humor. Tons of options for outfitting your character. Well worth the investment! Expand
  2. Apr 13, 2012
    10
    While this game doesn't have the same addictive factor as games such as Dungeon Defenders or Torchlight Solo play gets a bit stale quickly though. Nevertheless it's still a worthy addition for a few hours of mindless fun provided you sit through it with friends. Add Funatikz on PSN for trophy boosting on PS3 :D Expand
  3. Mar 15, 2012
    10
    Shoot Many Robots, addictive game, funny, is an incredible sorprise, is fantastic the gameplay is really amazing, the graphics are cool, the music it's okay, the controls are some regular, but I love this game, is one of the most funny titles that I can paly on Xbox Live Arcade, a great option. Expand
  4. Mar 18, 2012
    8
    A solid game overall, but more than a little monotonous. Besides introducing a few new enemies as the game progresses, nothing ever really changes. Still worth if if you've got a few friends with it though. Expand
  5. Jan 1, 2014
    7
    As soon as you start the game and reach the main menu you are greeted by what I can only describe as the funkiest country/blues riff I have heard for a while. Personally for me this is a very good start and admittedly I probably spent far too long sat there listening to it. Anyway, enough with the menus, lets talk gameplay! I started the main single player game and was immediately thrown into the shoes of our alcoholic, robot killing, redneck protagonist, brilliant named P. Walter Tugnut (which is so much fun to say!). You then have the mandatory tutorial to work through, this I understand but unfortunately in an attempt to make the game accessible to all level of gamers this came off as borderline insulting with how easy it was, thankfully it doesn’t last for long and as soon as you finish you are immediately thrown straight into the fray big time. You are left to put your newly learnt skills to the test when waves of robots start coming for you; it’s definitely a nice little taste of what’s to come and it really does make it clear as to why the game is called what it is…

    Shoot Many Robots 03With the corpses of what feels like a thousand robots in your wake you are then introduced to the main hub of the game, your home between levels, your R.V. (or Roving Robot Murder Machine as the game calls it). This consists of two menus to go between; The toilet, this is where you can update and buy weapons and clothing to kill things in more flamboyant (and fabulous) fashion, and the main map, this is where you can choose to either move to the next level or revisit previous ones, the map is broken down into 3 different areas which reflect the difficulties. You start in “Robot Country” which is the normal difficulty, “Mega Chatarra” is the hard and “Mt.Rossum” is the insane difficulty. You unlock stars at the end of every level and you need to earn a certain amount of stars to unlock new levels so obviously you’re stuck in Robot Country for a while (Plus the first level is called “Happy Nut Road” which honestly just makes me smile!)

    Full Review: http://idiotbox.co.uk/shoot-many-robots-review/
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  6. Mar 16, 2012
    7
    "Shoot Many Robots" is a side-scrolling shooter, with cell-shading graphics, using cartoon-style graphics (funny), with effect in 2.5 D (despite being 2D, the action elements have depth and 3D features). You control a redneck, heavily armed, facing endless robots that have invaded the Earth, in scenarios reminiscent of the "Mad Max" future.

    You use a primary (with infinite ammunition), a secondary weapon (limited ammunition, and more powerful), and melee blows in a frenetic action, with multiple enemies attacking at once, as your progresses in the stages, with a style reminiscent of Metal Slug (the developer company says the game is a mixture of "Borderlands meets Metal Slug").

    The graphic highlights is on behalf of the scenarios, that I found interesting: however, the design of the characters is somewhat badly done (especially in close-up), and the enemies too, mainly because they are very simple and very similar to each other in design.

    The sounds and music fit together, but I find them only average... the music repeats all the time, the sounds are generic and the voices are annoying voices.

    The controls are easy, but I did not like the aiming, you point pressing the LT, but is pretty bad because it does not target always where you want, and to shoot, that to have to stay in place (no running and shooting). In the gameplay you jump over many obstacles, and slide across the floor going against wave after wave of enemies, with some sub-bosses and Bosses in the stage end.

    The game have also shops, where you can buy upgrades and different weapons, besides items that allow you to have different skills: at this point the game takes a bit of inspiration from other RPG games of action and shooting, as Borderlands that was previously mentioned (besides borrowing from the game the theme and graphics style, of course).

    In addition, the game has the characteristic of Coop Online for up to four people simultaneously (which I didn't played yet), said to be the best part of the game.

    I didn't think the game is so good (still it's above average), the graphics have many movement glitches, the handling and the gameplay, are not innovative and functional. The game is fun, for a while, and have some interesting characteristics, but it's not one of the best, becoming repetitive soon: my score is 6,8 / 10,0.
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  7. Mar 19, 2012
    1
    Most likely the worst game of all time. A very boring game, with absoulely no replay value. AMY the game is better then this turd. IGN is 100% right with there review. THis is NOT NOT NOT worth 9.99! Expand

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