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  • Summary: Gang Beasts is a silly local multiplayer party game with doughy ragdoll physics and horrific environmental hazards. In the current pre-alpha players can grab, push, pull, punch, and throw their friends from wrestling rings, speeding trucks, and suspended platforms.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Dec 26, 2017
    80
    Gang Beasts is a game for friends. It's funny, silly and inconsequential. With a huge array of costumes to wear and places to brawl, you can play one game or ten and have a great time.
  2. Dec 19, 2017
    80
    Gang Beasts' madcap brawling creates a dynamic alliance between conflict and chaos. It also enables human responses like surprise, merriment, revenge, and screaming. Driving a wobbly creature to comically murder another flailing mess, as it turns out, is a pleasant and repeatable practice. If only three of your friends could always come along for the ride.
  3. 75
    A stumbling and flailing spectacle of a physics brawler, Gang Beasts might have all the poise and grace of a bar dust up on a Friday night, but it remains hugely entertaining when played with friends all the same.
  4. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Feb 22, 2018
    70
    While there's online support, it's a bit too sterile compared to offline matchups. [Feb 2018, p.91]
  5. Dec 26, 2017
    65
    The perfect party game, great for short-bursts of entertainment but doesn't stand up to lengthy play.
  6. Dec 22, 2017
    60
    For those who have been following the game since long before it’s PlayStation 4 announcement, Gang Beasts really does come as a poisoned chalice. Its meathead multiplayer melees will light up your living room for hours on end, yet when there’s only one person in the hot seat, it loses that charm almost completely.
  7. 50
    I like the idea of Gang Beasts on paper. Hell, I even like Gang Beasts when I see other players play. The jelly physics of up to eight players smashing into one another and trying to toss each other over the edge is great fun in theory, but becomes more of a frustrating chore and test of patience in practice.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 29
  2. Negative: 5 out of 29
  1. Jan 14, 2018
    10
    Gang beasts is a flawed game. But it's incredibly fun and hilarious when playing with friends. It has it's issues with the server . But it canGang beasts is a flawed game. But it's incredibly fun and hilarious when playing with friends. It has it's issues with the server . But it can be patched. Also a little bit more stage variety .other then this it's a great social game. I have never laughed that much from a game. Expand
  2. Sep 24, 2019
    9
    Gang Beasts is a brawler with humorous ragdoll physics, environmental hazards, and multiple character designs. That may be all, but it allGang Beasts is a brawler with humorous ragdoll physics, environmental hazards, and multiple character designs. That may be all, but it all works in its favor. Gang Beasts is honestly a very underrated game and deserves more attention than it gets currently, with very few people playing it and not a lot of new content, apart from new costumes and maps, being implemented. The combat is simplistic, yet functional, and makes tons of potential for funny moments and stories to tell. I only wish from the control set that there was at least something that would tell me the controls. While the servers may have initially been dodgy, the servers in 2019 are very functional, and remained smooth during my time online. The environmental hazards are another story, in a good way. The multiple hazards that accompany each map make each round more dynamic, meaning no two rounds will ever be the same, which helps significantly in the long run. If the game simply received more content, like game modes, then this game would be an easy 10 for me. Expand
  3. Oct 9, 2021
    8
    This is my favorite offline multiplayer game to play with friends. I love the levels that slowly break down.
  4. Jun 4, 2019
    7
    Sure, the devs of gang beasts took forever to finish this thing, and it still feels unfinished, but it's been a fun couch game to muck aroundSure, the devs of gang beasts took forever to finish this thing, and it still feels unfinished, but it's been a fun couch game to muck around in since the start. Good for 15-20 minute play sessions on a couch gaming night.
    Haven't bothered with the online play.
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  5. Mar 3, 2021
    6
    Really fun party game to play with your friends. At first, you have to either experiment or Google search what the controls are, butReally fun party game to play with your friends. At first, you have to either experiment or Google search what the controls are, but afterwards it's pretty easy to get the hang of. This game has a little bit of skill which is performing combos as quickly as possible. There are times when one person is holding onto a wall 24/7 while you try to grab them off, which can be really annoying. Also, this game isn't really worth $20 tbh, maybe like $10 would be reasonable. Other than that, it's a good game. Expand
  6. Jun 25, 2020
    6
    play with a group of friends and its a 9/10
    play single and its a 3/10
    Only buy it when you play with friends and the game is around 10-15
    play with a group of friends and its a 9/10
    play single and its a 3/10
    Only buy it when you play with friends and the game is around 10-15 and have a group of people willing to buy it with ya .i wouldn't recommend it otherwise. The buttons are weird and there's no patterns that why is 'dump fun'
    The game is first to 3W and you try to eliminate everyone by throwing the off the platform. Survival of the fittest
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  7. Nov 10, 2019
    0
    It is a good game but can you please add a feature were you can play offline and set up bots with changeable skill levels? It would be so good

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