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7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 46 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 32 out of 46
  2. Negative: 4 out of 46

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  1. Jan 27, 2015
    8
    Re-released recently for modern HD screens. Same old game, same old flaws like many weapons being useless and various perks also being mostly useless. There is an odd difficulty curve, the singleplayer missions are all fairly easy except for 2.10 and 6.10 because of Spideroids on those two missions. They make the game nearly impossible especially on harder difficulties, whereas every otherRe-released recently for modern HD screens. Same old game, same old flaws like many weapons being useless and various perks also being mostly useless. There is an odd difficulty curve, the singleplayer missions are all fairly easy except for 2.10 and 6.10 because of Spideroids on those two missions. They make the game nearly impossible especially on harder difficulties, whereas every other level and boss is easy in comparison. Despite these flaws everyone I know keeps playing it when they have 10 minutes to burn. Any crappy PC can run it and it has local coop but only with controllers for the extra players which is very hard to aim with. I'd hate to call it a classic but it fits the definition literally, a game you kept going back to for years. It's a cheaply made budget 2d shooter, yes, but it's also well-done for what it is and for some reason keeps pulling you back. Expand
  2. Nov 9, 2015
    7
    You've probably already played a hundred different top down horde shooters for free on various flash game websites already. Or at least you have if you were in middle school when I was. So paying the full price for this game would just be silly. It doesn't do anything new or exciting enough to justify a full purchase and is mindless entertainment at best.

    That said, given I just
    You've probably already played a hundred different top down horde shooters for free on various flash game websites already. Or at least you have if you were in middle school when I was. So paying the full price for this game would just be silly. It doesn't do anything new or exciting enough to justify a full purchase and is mindless entertainment at best.

    That said, given I just stumbled across this in my library after purchasing some bundle or other, I had a lot of fun with it for a while. It's nothing revolutionary but it has tons of levels, guns, and powerups and is just dumb and satisfying. There's local coop and online leaderboards and generally a lot of features, plus the list of weapons is huge and inventive. All in all I consider it the best version I've played of that shooty thing I used to play on my middleschool lunch breaks, but not one I would recommend shelling out for directly.
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  3. Jul 21, 2016
    8
    It's an extremely fun 2D top-down arcade shooter. You run around the screen and shoot huge armies of melee enemies approaching from all sides. You have a small arsenal of weapons to choose from. The controls (rotating the character with the mouse and moving with WASD) work pretty well. The music is great, and the whole thing is extremely addictive. It has pretty low-budget graphics, evenIt's an extremely fun 2D top-down arcade shooter. You run around the screen and shoot huge armies of melee enemies approaching from all sides. You have a small arsenal of weapons to choose from. The controls (rotating the character with the mouse and moving with WASD) work pretty well. The music is great, and the whole thing is extremely addictive. It has pretty low-budget graphics, even for the time when it was released, but this doesn't really matter. Expand
  4. Feb 19, 2016
    8
    Très bon petit défouloir, addictif et super difficile en very hard, quand on commence on a du mal à s'arrêter, c'est ce que l'on demande à un jeu vidéo.

    On incarne un soldat qui doit défendre une position, des hordes interminable d'ennemi nous assaille, un peu à la manière d'un Gauntlet de la grande époque, vu de dessus, pas mal d'arme à disposition, de la gatlin, au pistolet en passant
    Très bon petit défouloir, addictif et super difficile en very hard, quand on commence on a du mal à s'arrêter, c'est ce que l'on demande à un jeu vidéo.

    On incarne un soldat qui doit défendre une position, des hordes interminable d'ennemi nous assaille, un peu à la manière d'un Gauntlet de la grande époque, vu de dessus, pas mal d'arme à disposition, de la gatlin, au pistolet en passant par le lance roquette, tout y est... on est aussi aidé par des items qui apparaissent aléatoirement après avoir abattu un monstre, tourbillon de feu, freeze, rapidité etc ... les niveaux s'enchainent, la difficulté va crescendo et le plaisir avec, je le conseille vivement pour le prix, en plus on peut y jouer à 4 en coop local, les manettes sont reconnu de suite et le clavier souris est une bonne alternative.
    Pas mal de succès à débloquer et plusieurs mode de jeu sont dispo.
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  5. Jun 22, 2016
    8
    Crimsonland is a zero-♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t top-down shooter with no plot and no waiting, just you, a bunch of guns and perks, and a metric ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ of aliens, zombies, lizardmen, bugs and spiders trying to eat your face. I heard it compared at least once to Smash TV, and that's probably the best comparison. Run, shoot, reload, pick up some powerups like smart bombs, incendiary rounds, bullet time andCrimsonland is a zero-♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t top-down shooter with no plot and no waiting, just you, a bunch of guns and perks, and a metric ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ of aliens, zombies, lizardmen, bugs and spiders trying to eat your face. I heard it compared at least once to Smash TV, and that's probably the best comparison. Run, shoot, reload, pick up some powerups like smart bombs, incendiary rounds, bullet time and arcing electrical blasts, and hopefully not die. There's a lengthy quest mode, as well as a bunch of survival modes, all of which have up to four player, same-screen local coop, a rarity for PC games. The graphics are minimal but sufficient, and the music is completely appropriate cheesy buttrock. A great party game. Expand
  6. Oct 7, 2017
    9
    Лучший таймкиллер. Просто отключаешь мозг и смачно отстреливаешь тысячи противников. Много оружия, перков, достаточно высокая сложность. некоторые уровни на хардкоре прошел с >100 попыток. любимая игра еще из детства, HD ремаст очень годный, подтянул игру. рекомендуюЛучший таймкиллер. Просто отключаешь мозг и смачно отстреливаешь тысячи противников. Много оружия, перков, достаточно высокая сложность. некоторые уровни на хардкоре прошел с >100 попыток. любимая игра еще из детства, HD ремаст очень годный, подтянул игру. рекомендую
  7. Dec 2, 2016
    6
    Visszahozta a régi játékok hangulatát az állandóan özönlő szörnyek hadával és a pörgős játékmenetével. De azért nem váltotta meg a világot. Szörnyek, szörnyek és szörnyek!
  8. Jan 20, 2019
    9
    Classic top-down shooter.
    The only thing that could be improved is the difficulty curve of campaign missions: it's still missing and difficulty just jumps up and down randomly.
  9. Jan 17, 2018
    5
    Crimsonland is a passable twin stick shooter that suffers from very few frills and a system based more on luck than skill. In the majority of the levels, your character moves at the same speed or slower than the enemies. Consequently, the only way to keep the hordes at bay is to mow them down, but how quickly you can accomplish this depends very much on what type of gun you're using. TheCrimsonland is a passable twin stick shooter that suffers from very few frills and a system based more on luck than skill. In the majority of the levels, your character moves at the same speed or slower than the enemies. Consequently, the only way to keep the hordes at bay is to mow them down, but how quickly you can accomplish this depends very much on what type of gun you're using. The first enemy you kill on each level drops a gun, but these range from useless to beneficial, so often you can determine whether it's worth trying to beat a higher-difficulty level from your first kill. The perk system (what skills you can acquire on leveling) follows this formula as well, so if the choices you get for your first level up are poor, your success rate for the board drops dramatically.

    Combine this random system with bland terrain (a rectangle with no obstacles) and a vaguely nebulous hitbox, and you've pretty much seen the entire game. There's a fair variety of enemy types which somewhat keeps things interesting, and you have a range of guns and powerups as well. But once you've put a couple hours into the game you learn what's useful to acquire and prioritize that over variety. Also, in addition to level progression (quest mode) there are several types of endless challenge mode. But everything ends up feeling pretty similar after not too long.

    To sum up, it's fun to play for a bit, but after a couple hours you'll probably get bored. Pick it up if you like twin stick shooters and can find it on sale for a buck or two, but otherwise you're not missing much.
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  10. Apr 29, 2018
    8
    This is a great bullet hell shooter that floods the screen with enemies. You can pick up power ups and different guns that can annihilate many enemies at a time. There is also up to four player coop.
  11. Apr 17, 2020
    8
    A great twin-stick shooter overall. They added some new content and features since it's initial 2014 release - perks in the mission mode, ten new missions, and two new survival modes. The missions are pretty fun, but there are a few difficulty spikes here and there. The survival mode is where it's at, but you have to complete all the missions to get the best out of the survival modesA great twin-stick shooter overall. They added some new content and features since it's initial 2014 release - perks in the mission mode, ten new missions, and two new survival modes. The missions are pretty fun, but there are a few difficulty spikes here and there. The survival mode is where it's at, but you have to complete all the missions to get the best out of the survival modes however. And some of the different survival modes kind of stink - arms race, nukefism, and weapon picker feel like it comes down to luck whether or not you're successful. The vanilla mode and blitz, on the other hand, are fantastic and even addicting. Expand
  12. Jun 17, 2021
    7
    Great game to kill time! Simply kill millions of monsters, get new perks and pick weapons.
Metascore
68

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Sep 16, 2014
    60
    A traditional top-down shooter that relies heavily on mastered game mechanics, a huge number of levels, weapons and monsters, and gameplay that will satisfy your lust for blood. Unfortunately, it is designed as a multiplayer game which cannot be played via the Internet, which drastically undermines its entertainment.
  2. Jul 13, 2014
    65
    It is a fun game but we get the feeling that it could have been expanded upon. If you're looking for just a twin-stick shooter have a look at this one.
  3. Jul 9, 2014
    68
    The new version of Crimsonland introduces a lot of dubious changes to the old formula.