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  • Summary: Set in a dystopian future, players fight to protect "Super Earth" where a managed democracy has mussed 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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  • Developer: Arrowhead Game Studios
  • Genre(s): Shooter, Sci-Fi, Sci-Fi, Action, Shooter, Third-Person, Shoot-'Em-Up, Arcade, Top-Down
  • # of players: 2
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 46 out of 56
  2. Negative: 0 out of 56
  1. Mar 18, 2015
    95
    While it may not look like much on the surface, Helldivers has a hell of a lot going on once players dig in, and being a disposable interstellar trooper raiding death planets has never been more perfectly captured than it is here.
  2. Mar 3, 2015
    90
    While the maps and enemies could be more varied and interesting, there’s no denying that the gameplay is stellar, rewarding you for working closely with your teammates and punishing you otherwise.
  3. Mar 9, 2015
    85
    Helldivers is an excellent mix of tactics and action. The freedom it offers through weapons and Stratagem-skills makes it possible for everybody to create their own way of playing this game. The difficulty level is nice and high, which makes the co-op experience even more intense. This game might look a bit generic, the gameplay is so much fun that you won't even notice.
  4. Mar 3, 2015
    80
    Gameplay is quick, satisfying, and often chaotic, and the stratagem system gives the action a unique identity. The only question mark here is the one that hangs over the title's community, which must be sustained if the shooter is to realise its impressive potential.
  5. Mar 8, 2015
    80
    It's a bit chaotic and the visuals won't win any awards in the near future, but if you don't mind these things, Helldivers turns out to be a pretty enjoyable top-down shooter with some strategy elements thrown in for good measure.
  6. Feb 9, 2016
    75
    With some great cooperative mechanics, Helldivers is better when playing with friends, but repetitive missions and maps lacks experience.
  7. 60
    Although the gameplay and mission structure quickly becomes repetitive, Helldivers offers hours of entertaining co-op twin-stick action in a universe that's begging to be further developed.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 68 out of 89
  2. Negative: 13 out of 89
  1. Dec 12, 2017
    10
    Helldivers is a game that shouldn't be as good as it is. My first impressions were of an utterly unremarkable twin-stick shooter. AfterHelldivers is a game that shouldn't be as good as it is. My first impressions were of an utterly unremarkable twin-stick shooter. After hundreds of hours of gameplay, I can assure you that could not be further from the truth.

    Boasting infinite randomly-generated missions and maps, dozens of unique weapons and stratagems, high skill cap gameplay that rewards awareness, quick decision making and constantly teaches the player new tricks, Helldivers is a brilliantly designed and executed game that stands amongst the best titles of the generation, and never stops giving.

    As you rank up, you will discover certain tools and strategies that worst best. However, the real joy of Helldivers is trying out every weapon, every stratagem, and making them work.

    The developers have released generous DLC in the form of new equipment. These are all worth the purchase, but there is no pay-to-win, here. All missions are beatable with the stock weapons and stratagems, but the DLC is there for those that love the game and want more.

    Helldivers is almost certainly the best co-op title available on PS4, and there is an argument to be made that it is the best game, period, on the system. To call it an underappreciated gem would be an understatement. This is game that knows exactly what it is, and executes that vision to flawless perfection.
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  2. Mar 31, 2015
    10
    Total blast. Baldur's Gate meets Starship Troopers. Absolutely addicting and the best $20 I've spent on a game in recent memory. So much funTotal blast. Baldur's Gate meets Starship Troopers. Absolutely addicting and the best $20 I've spent on a game in recent memory. So much fun and seemingly unlimited playability. I've found myself playing this exclusively now for a couple weeks. Who knew spreading democracy throughout the universe could be so fun. The online co-op is where its at. Link up as a foursome and have at some bug killing. Lots of fun weapons and level ups. I hope there's a sequel. Game rocks. Expand
  3. Mar 3, 2015
    10
    helldivers is like baby from starship troopers and warhammer 40k , fun and addictive but also...... PREPARE TO DIE.......... ALOT !!!! withhelldivers is like baby from starship troopers and warhammer 40k , fun and addictive but also...... PREPARE TO DIE.......... ALOT !!!! with unlimited replay value, it cant go wrong for 19.99 Expand
  4. Sep 25, 2020
    9
    Imo it is the best twin-stick-shooter out there atm. Great game overall. Fun, challenging, strategic, especially when you have friends to playImo it is the best twin-stick-shooter out there atm. Great game overall. Fun, challenging, strategic, especially when you have friends to play with. (The only bad part are the cyborg patrols who appear out of thin air sometimes.) Expand
  5. Mar 16, 2015
    8
    HONEST REVIEW: This game does what it aims to do, and does it well. No more, and no less. If you're looking for a complex story, goodHONEST REVIEW: This game does what it aims to do, and does it well. No more, and no less. If you're looking for a complex story, good character development and a well thought out single player plotline, you won't find it here. If you ARE looking for an hour or two to burn with a couple friends playing a strategic, well made twin-stick shooter, and having a blast doing it, you've downloaded the right game.

    SIMILAR GAMES: If you liked Dead Nation, or perhaps Pixel Junk's Shooter / Shooter 2, there's a very good chance you'll like this game as well.

    NOTE: The game is sub-par playing by yourself, but it really shines playing with 3 friends (and trying really hard not to shoot or squash them). I should be very annoyed when my friends shoot me and ask questions later, but I still find myself laughing instead.
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  6. Aug 26, 2015
    8
    Set in a dystopian future, players fight to protect "Super Earth" where a managed democracy has mussed the lines between military andSet in a dystopian future, players fight to protect "Super Earth" where a managed democracy has mussed 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. Expand
  7. Feb 27, 2016
    0
    The games network protocol are all p2p with small updates done to the community stats done by arrowhead servers. We connect to each otherThe games network protocol are all p2p with small updates done to the community stats done by arrowhead servers. We connect to each other using our psn accounts, so you need to be logged in to play with other people. Its not bad but when problems start to occur such as weekends when you can't get a game and you've been looking forward to it all week, well that just leaves a bad taste in your mouth. We pay monthly money for our playstation plus service and they can't provide a server for a game they sold for free? Seriously? Like wtf Sony! This is cheap as, fact! Happily pulling in the dosh whilst providing minimial tech capital investment to look after you're customers and developers.

    I have heard Sony can be hard to talk to and developers like arrowhead can have some difficulties getting things done. I have this game a 0 mainly because Sony didn't make it, don't support it, should never have been entitle to own its trademark. That's just wrong.
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