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  • Summary: ClusterTruck is a chaotic physics based truckformer. Jump your way through insane levels in a game of "the floor is lava" on top of speeding trucks driven by terrible drivers.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. 90
    ClusterTruck is a simple game, and it manages to flawlessly pull off almost everything it does. The sporadically iffy controls make the last level is a total pain in the arse bordering on the unfair, but with a one in 90 fail rate it just feels petty to even bring it up. With hectic play, visual flair and an easy to use level editor, I’ve never had this much fun being hit by a truck.
  2. Oct 5, 2016
    90
    Clustertruck is exactly what it’s aiming to be. It’s fun, fast, and fluid, letting you lose hours trying and trying to jump just right, to move just fast enough. The custom maps that the community has already made and sent out into the world are sure to provide plenty of replayability, complementing the great levels that come with the game.
  3. Oct 10, 2016
    90
    I would compare Clustertruck to a good Monty Python sketch: incredibly silly, beautifully charming and wonderfully crafted.
  4. Sep 29, 2016
    75
    Clustertruck is admirably insane. The action is so fast and engaging that it made me enjoy a randomized, chaotic platformer, which was something I’d previously thought impossible. Still, I couldn’t avoid the nagging sense that I wasn’t wholly responsible for my failures (and successes!) they way I would have been in a more tightly-designed game. That said, anyone willing to loosen their grip on the wheel and go with the flow can expect a consistently surprising and raucous good time.
  5. CD-Action
    Jan 12, 2017
    75
    Clustertruck’s simple, fast gameplay was boiled down to three cardinal rules: 1) reach the finish line, 2) jump from truck to truck, 3) the floor is lava. [13/2016, p.75]
  6. Oct 2, 2016
    75
    Clustertruck just about gets everything right. The high price kind of puts me off, but the game makes up for it with creativity and the ability to share user content. Sadly, the campaign ends on such a downer that I was more frustrated than anything. At least the game was hilariously fun for 90% of it's duration.
  7. Oct 12, 2016
    30
    Not only is it a frustrating game at its core, but Clustertruck also suffers from serious case of bugginess in which the player usually can’t manage to do what he’s trying. You don't need this kind of frustration in your life.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Sep 28, 2016
    10
    This game is freaking amazing!

    Jump on truck. Stay on truck! Pretty much it, and really playful abilities! Great variety of levels. My
    This game is freaking amazing!

    Jump on truck. Stay on truck! Pretty much it, and really playful abilities! Great variety of levels.

    My favorite indie game of the year!
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  2. Jan 4, 2017
    10
    Totally amazing experience.
    Soundtrack is great!
    Gameplay is great! If you ignore all the bugs the game has then you will enjoy
    Totally amazing experience.
    Soundtrack is great!
    Gameplay is great!

    If you ignore all the bugs the game has then you will enjoy Clustertruck.
    The game title wasn't misleading and I got what I saw.
    It's a Cluster ton of Trucks!

    My favourite song is the Truck or Treat by Karl Flodin
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  3. Sep 27, 2016
    9
    originally posted on www.pixelcore.co.uk

    Ever wanted to live out the truck scene in The Matrix: Reloaded? Well now you can, in
    originally posted on www.pixelcore.co.uk

    Ever wanted to live out the truck scene in The Matrix: Reloaded? Well now you can, in Clustertruck. It even comes without the rubbish plot!
    Clustertruck is a game about truck drivers who’ve never driven a truck before and are completely oblivious to their immediate doom. You, the hero, or a guy who’s finally realised transporting cargo over dangerous terrain isn’t worth it, must jump, dodge and weave your way to the finish line.

    Performance on my machine was great and I didn’t experience any frame drops or hitching. What I did experience though was a lot of crashing. I never experienced any crashes while playing, but starting up the game was a nightmare and more often than not, crashed to the desktop. Hopefully, this is something that will be fixed on launch. There’s not much more to say about performance, as the settings are the standard unity ones. There’s a few settings in game that allow you to turn off things like bloom and V-sync though. Aesthetics of the game are minimal and I’d more than likely be saying the same thing if I was running the game on a potato powered calculator.

    The soundtrack for Clustertruck, is awesome. Sometimes when I’m reviewing a game, I’ll turn the sound down to listen to a podcast or my own music. Not with this game. Each level has it’s own variation and I found myself turning my speakers up, rather than turning them down. I found the music would will me on to get one more level in before I shut down the game and helped me to feel immersed in the environment. Good soundtrack or subliminal messages? You decide.

    Clustertrucks first world starts fairly easy and has you jumping over trucks with minimal effort. As well as jumping on top of the trucks, you can jump on the back of them for a height boost allowing you to clear several trucks at once. Levels soon start getting hard, though, with large rocks falling down onto your pathway and stopping everything in their tracks.

    One level had me jumping across trucks impaled on spikes and it took me a few tries (over 50) to beat it. This is where the cool matrix like feeling comes in, and it felt amazing to chain difficult jumps together. I never felt that the way the character controls was hindering my cool moves.

    Like most games these days, Clustertruck has a number of abilities for you to choose from. You can have two at a time, one on your left click and another on your right click. All the abilities in this game are really fun to use, and I felt that each one changed how I played in a significant way. The jetpack was my favourite and allowed me to skip over a lot of difficult parts simply by flying way over the top of them. Some aren’t so helpful as they are fun, though.
    The grappling hook led me to my death more times than not on the later levels, but it was fun swinging from truck to truck on the easier ones. The slow-mo power up was also great, and just added to that matrix feel even more and it was exhilarating to watch trucks fly past me in slow motion.

    Clustertruck has a lot of levels, over 80 in fact. Each world’s theme varies and takes you from the barren desert to medieval villages, all the way up to hell. What struck me the most, was how the difficulty in each level fluctuated. One level I’m flying throughout the air without a care in the world, and the next, I’m slamming my fist on the table in frustration. Despite that, I feel like this is all by design.

    Clustertruck makes you feel like a truck jumping God and then slams you back into the ground like the amateur truck jumper you are. Not that that isn’t fun. It felt amazing to finally beat a level you were stuck on, and boy did I get stuck. The last level took me over 100+ tries to beat and could be really frustrating sometimes. I won’t spoil the final level because it’s great. I hope you have the same trouble as I did.

    The replayability potential here is great. Now that I’ve completed the game, I’ve gone back through each world to earn points to try out abilities that I hadn’t picked up before. Speedrunners are going to have a field day with this game and unfortunately, I didn’t have the patience to work out why some dude had managed to beat a level in 1.2 seconds when I was barely getting through to the end in 20. There’s also a level editor that will increase replayability even more and I dread to think the evil levels people are going to create, and with workshop integration, it’s going to take off in a big way.

    Clustertruck is an unusual game, but it’s an addictive game that I found hard to put down. There’s a lot to do here at launch and with the inclusion of a level editor, I see this game having a long life in both level creation and speed running communities. While the fluctuation in difficulty can be frustrating at times, the relief and joy of completing a hard level overcome that initial frustration. Truly a breath of fresh air in light of the busy AAA schedule.
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  4. Sep 11, 2019
    8
    A very fun and unique platformer. It's kind of hard but once you get past that initial hurdle you will enjoy this game.
  5. Apr 6, 2021
    8
    I haven't played many platformers, but this is a solid game. It took me about 5-10 hours, and it was consistently fun. It's kinda hard, but itI haven't played many platformers, but this is a solid game. It took me about 5-10 hours, and it was consistently fun. It's kinda hard, but it only got annoying a few times. The graphics aren't great, but honestly, I couldn't care less. Expand
  6. Feb 3, 2021
    7
    I would describe Clustertruck as a parcour game, where you're only allowed to touch the trucks that drive through a level. It executes theI would describe Clustertruck as a parcour game, where you're only allowed to touch the trucks that drive through a level. It executes the vision in mind exellently and features much variety over its nine worlds and 90 levels. Combine that with unlockable power-ups, and you have a great game for when you just want to jump around solving puzzles or tracks. Expand
  7. Jun 1, 2019
    5
    The Floor if Lava, truck edition is a good and beautiful game to watch someone play. I never got skilled enough to overcome the incredibleThe Floor if Lava, truck edition is a good and beautiful game to watch someone play. I never got skilled enough to overcome the incredible luck that this game takes. It's brutal, but at least there's no game over, which is the mark of well designed levels. If the game never throws you out, then you have the potential to never quit, so you can get over those brutal hurdles. For me it was the controls, it felt like I needed three hands to make it all work. Playing with a controller wasn't much better. Expand

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