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  • Summary: Set in a dystopian future, players fight to protect "Super Earth," where a managed democracy has blurred the lines between military and government rule. We are losing the war, and the HELLDIVERS are the last line of defense against three invading enemy species.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Dec 14, 2015
    95
    HellDivers is one of the best multiplayer games of the year.
  2. Jan 6, 2016
    90
    Brilliant co-op game that lets you "accidentally" drop ammo crates over your friend's head while shouting quotes from Starship Troopers.
  3. Mar 1, 2016
    90
    If you take into account the limits of the genre itself, then Helldivers is a fantastic way to keep yourself busy for hours at a time, Helldivers is a surprisingly immersive game with intuitive mechanics and a rewarding levelling system.
  4. Dec 8, 2015
    83
    A demanding and motivating shooter which is best with three teammates. One of the most underrated action games of the year.
  5. Dec 23, 2015
    83
    A great opportunity to feel yourself like one of the soldiers from Starship Troopers and dive headfirst into an intergalactic war.
  6. Dec 29, 2015
    80
    Helldivers is a hardcore twin stick shooter from the developers of Magicka. Designed for co-op multiplayer sessions offers a lot of fun and challenge to the player.
  7. CD-Action
    Mar 30, 2016
    65
    If you value interesting co-op Helldivers is worth checking out, but the developers should have used 10 months since the release of the original PS4 versions to improve the camera and tackle the repetitiveness. [03/2016, p.51]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. May 22, 2018
    10
    If you're friendless, don't give a low score but embrace the friendly community that play this game and play with them! If you have friends,If you're friendless, don't give a low score but embrace the friendly community that play this game and play with them! If you have friends, there is no better co-op game that I can think of. Period. This game is insane. Every aspect of it is so well done that it's hard to think what could be better other than (perhaps) graphics given a small injection. It's 100% built around co-op and dominates in that respect. Expand
  2. Apr 7, 2016
    9
    Goddamn this game is good! It offers 12 diffuculty levels, each one more challenging, 3 enemy races to fight, tons of guns and stratagemsGoddamn this game is good! It offers 12 diffuculty levels, each one more challenging, 3 enemy races to fight, tons of guns and stratagems (support items you call in game). One of the best co-op games i played. It's only a shame that developers forgot about this, ton more people would be playing it if devs added more enemies, planets and weapons. Expand
  3. Feb 7, 2016
    9
    Knock-knock
    Who's there?
    DEMOCRACY! Helldivers is an awesome game to play with friends or alone. I don't make many reviews but i just had
    Knock-knock
    Who's there?
    DEMOCRACY!

    Helldivers is an awesome game to play with friends or alone. I don't make many reviews but i just had to make one about helldivers. I'm just gonna make a pros and cons list
    Pros:
    +good value
    +fun with friends
    +lots of gameplay
    +a lot of difficulties
    +rewarding upgrades
    +intense action
    Cons
    There aren't really any massive cons
    so buy it already :)
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  4. Mar 15, 2017
    9
    This game is wörth a try! I have spent about 150 hours with this game, if you are a fan of Halos ODST you must give this a try!
    Its pros are:
    This game is wörth a try! I have spent about 150 hours with this game, if you are a fan of Halos ODST you must give this a try!
    Its pros are: up to 4 player coop (it even has couch coop ON PC), an abundance of weapons and even more possible loadouts!
    The obvious issues are:
    -A moderate barrier to entry with a low skill ceiling
    -Repetitive gameplay
    -A questionable dlc policy
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  5. Dec 14, 2015
    9
    Helldivers is simply one of the best action games i have ever played. Great Co-op, fun for all ages. Easy addiction. Tons of different gears,Helldivers is simply one of the best action games i have ever played. Great Co-op, fun for all ages. Easy addiction. Tons of different gears, levelling system and a easy to learn mechanism. Expand
  6. Dec 28, 2015
    9
    Become a Hero, become a Legend. HELLDIVERS!

    (now on Steam, PlayStation 4, and Vita.) Is it fun? You bet your arse it is. This top down,
    Become a Hero, become a Legend. HELLDIVERS!

    (now on Steam, PlayStation 4, and Vita.)

    Is it fun? You bet your arse it is. This top down, squad shooter boasts casual eviscerations, sonic booms of a stratagems entering the field. bullets, rockets, and lasers flying off in all directions as you mercilessly pound the tech heavy cyborgs, Alien Bugs, and the Illuminate, a race of squid people! A grin of pure glee plastered my face as barrage after barrage tore chunks of viscera off my enemies and teammates alike. Can it match the excitement of riding around in a cocaine fueled truck, travelling at high speeds through the amazon underbrush? Maybe not, but that’s not how you live forever, and it gets pretty close at times.

    The game opens up with a cheerful exposition, describing your aim and purpose in the Galaxy spanning adventure. You are a HELLDIVER, an elite soldier made to bring freedom (read: Death) to the already pretty free alien species that you meet. To do so you will have access to powerful firearms and assorted goodies, called Stratagems, courtesy of SUPER EARTH, your home.

    Your mission? To protect the assets of the Galaxy and push back the alien, and human, scum back on three fronts. If you are successful in pushing them all the way back to their home planet, you will confront the supreme leader of the races, where victory means one step closer to annihilating the alien scourge for good, until, that is, the global campaign resets, and the deadly dance begins all over again.

    The missions themselves are a randomly generated affair, which gives the game a nice bit on longevity, although they can start to feel a bit repetitive after awhile. I’ve only put about fifteen hours into the game, but I’m already starting to feel the grind. I’m in no way exhausted by it, but it does start to feel a bit samey. Luckily the combat itself is particularly meaty, with pieces of your targets casually flying off as you aim centre to them, a game mechanic whereby weapon shots can actually bounce of the target, doing no damage. So make sure to keep your weapons laser sights centred on enemies and away from friendlies, as friendly fire is always on. The ability to call down Walkers, airstrikes, and gun toting APC’s, lends the game a tactical approach, with players often bringing down ammo for each other, or bringing in support drones that can either heal players, or kill enemies.

    It has to be said that the sound design is superb, with rifles and lasers all given appropriate weight and bass to them. The machinegun turret and starting assault rifle sound particularly meaty, with all other sounds produced at a wonderful quality that softly soothed my ears as I

    shredded my enemies.

    Graphics wise, there’s nothing much to complain about, aside from a bit of lackluster AA that leaves the HELLDIVERS looking a bit ragged at times. All weapons and armours, and there are a huge bunch, ranging from what I think are Fallout homage laser rifles, to large anti tank rocket launchers, and also the occasional cheeky Dreadnought, are wonderfully done is a cartoony style that reminds me of LEGO figures and weapons, only slightly more edgy and polished.

    There are a few complaints, sometimes the game will randomly disconnect, and the host migration often meant that I was kicked out of the game entirely, although the game compensates by saving your XP and progress. However, this is juxtaposed by the absolute rush I got from playing this game. Time after time I was booted from a game, kicked for some less than friendly fire, and just general rage quits, but I always came back and raring to go because of the mix of great squad play and general awesomeness: The weapons, the fighting, the amazing cloth psychics of HELLDIVERS brought me back in.

    So in conclusion I heartily recommend this game. See you all in Hell.

    9/10

    The ObsolElitist

    Reviewing old **** because I’m poor.
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  7. Feb 4, 2016
    8
    Great bang for buck game - but be warned, this is co-op, and playing co-op enhances it 10 fold.
    Don't be caught up with the DLC - only buy
    Great bang for buck game - but be warned, this is co-op, and playing co-op enhances it 10 fold.
    Don't be caught up with the DLC - only buy the ones that suit you
    Lack of 21:9 support annoyed me initially, but the reason is clear - you share a screen with people!
    The best twin-stick shooter I've played
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