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  • Summary: Step into the neon-soaked underground of 1980s Miami as bizarre messages on your answering machine seem to be urging you to commit terrible acts of violence - but will you obey? Hotline Miami overflows with raw brutality and skull crushing close combat as you find yourself outgunned andStep into the neon-soaked underground of 1980s Miami as bizarre messages on your answering machine seem to be urging you to commit terrible acts of violence - but will you obey? Hotline Miami overflows with raw brutality and skull crushing close combat as you find yourself outgunned and using your wits to choreograph your way through impossible situations. An unmistakable visual style, a driving soundtrack, and a surreal plot that will have you question your own thirst for blood. Bash and blast through over 20 multiscreen levels with 35 unique weapons and collect 25 game-altering masks in one of the darkest and most unusual independent games on the scene. Expand

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  1. Aug 27, 2014
    90
    Hotline Miami on the PS4 is the same intense, gripping experience that we've already come to love on other platforms, but with the use of the DualShock 4's new capabilities and smooth ergonomics, it easily lives up to the thrills of its past exploits.
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  1. Nov 15, 2018
    10
    Legendary game, play it, this game changed my life for good, all I have for this game is LOVE.
  2. May 28, 2015
    10
    One of the god damn greatest games ever made. Hotline Miami takes the 80's, Hyper fast gameplay, Brutal kills, Nice pixel graphics, DiverseOne of the god damn greatest games ever made. Hotline Miami takes the 80's, Hyper fast gameplay, Brutal kills, Nice pixel graphics, Diverse gameplay on what mask you pic, Mysterious story, and Amazing music. Hotline Miami is a true Classic in gaming Expand
  3. Sep 7, 2014
    10
    Best PS+ Game so far, i did 100% and its the best indiegame of the year. great music and soundtrack. Brilliantine gritty knife throwing gameBest PS+ Game so far, i did 100% and its the best indiegame of the year. great music and soundtrack. Brilliantine gritty knife throwing game play, engading and interesting story, an original concept definitely worth it. Expand
  4. Jan 23, 2015
    9
    Hotline Miami is a neon-tinted trip through 80's Miami which both carries the look, music and difficulty of classic video games. Hotline hasHotline Miami is a neon-tinted trip through 80's Miami which both carries the look, music and difficulty of classic video games. Hotline has you shoot, brawl and melee through multiple armed Russian gang members. This game is made by Devolver Digital, the same people who made Serious Sam 3 and the Shadow Warriors reboot and like those games Hotline Miami is brutal visceral fun, which despite having a top-down view and the art style being in the vein of 16-bit, the violence (which there is a lot of) still manages to remain gory and glorious, with each blow and each bullet feeling heavy with impact. This feeling is also amplified by how easy it is to die and good God is it easy to die. You will die a lot, this game does not pull any punches, you do everything perfect or you get your arse handed to you, these are the options this game will give you. This game also has a fantastic soundtrack, it really does compliment the aesthetic and the story, which though cliche and very much drinking from the same kool-aid as Bioshock, is still somewhat compelling. The game also manages to balance weapons extremely well, you'd expect guns to be much better than melee and both of those to be better than fists however this isn't the case, the guns may have the best range and damage but they run out quick, can easily miss and alerts everyone around you, melee weapons may deal more damage than fists and can be thrown to make enemies unconscious and of course your trusty fists may only leave enemies knocked down temporarily, requiring a brutal execution to finish your foe off, and have little range, however they are much faster, don't slow you down and gives you the most points, which you'll need to get a good ranking at the end of each chapter. However despite everything that is good, the game does have a few flaws, it is very evident that this game is a port from the PC, for example while the controls are generally fluent, at times, especially when looking ahead controlling can feel awkward and a little over-sensitive, also with all the colour and corpses on screen occasionally it can be hard to tell the difference between a dead enemy, a knocked-down enemy and an alive one, which can lead to cheap deaths. All in all this is a great indie gem worthy of your time and of great value, especially for £2.50 (equivalent to roughly 3 and a half dollars) so unless you have a good PC (where it controls more naturally) or an aversion to red pixels, I cannot recommend this game enough to you. Expand
  5. Jun 27, 2022
    8
    Hotline Miami is a great game with a great aesthetic and music. It's short and sweet.
  6. Nov 19, 2021
    8
    Кайфовая, очень динамичная с одним из лучших саундов в истории видеоигр. А вот с сюжетом без бутылки не разобраться...Кайфовая, очень динамичная с одним из лучших саундов в истории видеоигр. А вот с сюжетом без бутылки не разобраться...
  7. Jun 2, 2020
    6
    Pros:
    +addicting
    + great satisfaction but also rage + great on the go game So-So * more complex story than I thought after research
    Pros:
    +addicting
    + great satisfaction but also rage
    + great on the go game

    So-So
    * more complex story than I thought after research (need to pay attention)
    * not sure if I got by on skill or luck

    Cons:
    - inconsistent and unfair A.I
    Example: guy with a shotgun with a his back turn will do a 180 one shot kill from across the room, while another one will chase you. it feels like rng.

    - stiff and horrible twins stick mechanics (was this intentional to make the game artificially difficult?)

    - inconsistent hit boxes.
    Example: on my screen it clearly shows the bat going through the npc but it doesn't register sometimes, same with bullets going through npcs. keyword: sometimes.

    - inconsistent "stealth". what constitutes an enemy detecting you. I had an A.I do a 180 one hit shot the second I entered a room, but kill his friend while hes facing your general direction and not far away, and sometimes he wont notice.

    It's definately one of the hardest games that I've actually completed. That sense of satisfaction when chapter cleared is a big high. But I can't just turn a blind eye on the flawed mechanics of this game, getting killed by a character off-screen is the icing on the cake, My frustrations were not with getting good, it's with the wonky game systems. And I have a suspicion it was intentionally implemented too.
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