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  • Summary: Challenge yourselves in this hard-boiled co-op arcade shooter! Run, jump, and take cover in the mayhem-filled streets of the future. Kill the henchmen, take their guns, and Huntdown the leaders! Collect the bounty, level by level, and make a healthy living by making living unhealthy.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. May 28, 2020
    95
    Not only is Huntdown one of the best games I have played this year, it’s one of the best retro-inspired pieces of entertainment released. Think of how Shovel Knight captured the feeling of a Nintendo adventure game or how Super Meat Boy invigorated grueling action platformers. Not only does Huntdown excel at its ability to invoke a time, place, and feeling, it is damn fun. Few games manage to bleed creativity with such purpose across every corner of its programming, but Huntdown is truly a winner and a perfect time capsule.
  2. May 14, 2020
    90
    Huntdown delivers nail-biting boss battles, exceptional music, a slick design, and fast-paced combat. It’s a throwback to a time where games did a lot with a little, while testing players’ skill the whole way through. Admittedly, the difficulty (unless players want to drop it down to easy) is going to be a turn off, but most will find the checkpoint system forgiving enough. For our money, the punishment made the victory all the more satisfying.
  3. Aug 27, 2020
    85
    Huntdown is a tribute to eighties movies and games. It combines the action from titles as Streets of Rage and movies like The Warriors and Last Action Hero in a side-scrolling shooter, which is best enjoyed in co-op. That way the game really gets to shine and entertain you with all its glory. Shooting hundreds of enemies in four worlds never was so much fun together, even if there are a few things off balance at some moments.
  4. May 12, 2020
    80
    Huntdowns is a brilliant retro shooter, fast and defying, full of 80´s references and Easter eggs. Local coop makes the game even better.
  5. 80
    Enjoyable, brash and well designed. Huntdown is a fun action game full of charm and swagger. It has short, enjoyable levels and very well designed bosses. It's streamlined, old-school and not bloated in any way whatsoever. I thoroughly enjoyed my playthrough and may return at some point to mop up a few things I missed.
  6. May 13, 2020
    80
    Huntdown is an ode to the gloriously violent and ridiculous action movies of the 80s, revelling in cheesy one-liners, larger than life characters, and wanton bloodshed. It's challenging but largely fair, with some thrilling boss encounters that require a variety of tactics to bring to justice. The thumping soundtrack and beautiful 16-bit aesthetic are just the icing on the cake, like a perfectly delivered "Stick around!" after Arnie pins an enemy to the wall with an expertly thrown blade.
  7. May 26, 2020
    70
    While Huntdown's cloying one-liners and disconcerting framing can occasionally come across as grating, its captivating gunplay successfully mixes the chaos of classic run and gun games with the methodical cadence of modern cover shooters. Dashing through murderous strikes while you slide under incoming bullets creates a sense of cool that the game's writing fails to deliver, inching it a little bit closer to the heights of its many points of inspiration. It may be somewhat short and fairly straightforward, but Huntdown's gameplay largely succeeds at emulating the type of testosterone-fueled bedlam perfected by its silver screen counterparts.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. May 14, 2020
    10
    "He was a man since he was a boy". This IS the best and most entertaining arcade shooter I've ever played! The graphics, music, sound effects"He was a man since he was a boy". This IS the best and most entertaining arcade shooter I've ever played! The graphics, music, sound effects and smooth game-play is excellent! It brings so many good memories back from my youth playing games in the arcades and watching badass action movies like Robocop, Blade Runner, The Warriors, Escape from NY, Terminator etc. Lots of great one liners from both the protagonists and bosses/minions makes you laugh out loud!

    This game is a must buy!
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  2. Jun 20, 2020
    10
    Huntdown is trying to achieve 80's/early 90's video game fun whilst being an homage to the culture of those times and still allowing forHuntdown is trying to achieve 80's/early 90's video game fun whilst being an homage to the culture of those times and still allowing for modern conveniences.

    It succeeds in every way.

    Checkpoints are frequent, meaning there's little frustration but still a decent amount of skill required to progress. The only thing you need to do is complete a level completely to have progress saved. Perfect for dip in and out gameplay.

    The gameplay itself is great - it's oldskool with an extra layer of sophistication due to the modern era, especially the bosses.

    The humour is always present and fulfills the 80's style it promises, as does the gorgeous pixel graphics and soundtrack.

    The bosses are much more interesting than anything I experienced back in the day and are a joy to overcome.

    Get a bit drunk, remember the 80's, stick a controller in your hands and just enjoy the fun of it all.

    I had lots of great time playing this and I heartily recommend it to anyone who loved the games of yesteryear.
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  3. Jul 25, 2020
    9
    Greetings and Salutations everyone! It's your game reviewing MD here and I declare, if you like old school indie games, this indie ditty 'tisGreetings and Salutations everyone! It's your game reviewing MD here and I declare, if you like old school indie games, this indie ditty 'tis a gem. When I play indie shooters, I feel that I am always looking for a game that brings back the magic Hotline Miami 1 brought me, and while this game definitely isn't on that game's level, its an absolute treat I tell you!

    Contra on the nes or for a more current game Broforce is a swell way to describe the way this game plays and I feel it is a better overall than both those games as well as more fun. I know you old school gamers will go to my Yelp page and review bomb my well respected and highly profitable medical practice for "blasphemy" I spoke about an all time classic, but that is how I dog-gone feel so don't read the riot act on me for Pete's sake!

    Anywho, I think you should play this game on hard from the get go to experience the real gritty, onerous experience. One review below said this game is unfair and when my peepers saw that I almost spit up my steak'um sandwich allover my computer monitor. This game unadulterated fun mixed with strategy and a lot of trail and error. I also can be played with a friend or a lover or a friend that becomes your lover but alas, I did not get this chance.

    Go out and get this game now you **** Make haste and play this now, and thank your favorite gaming medic later! Be gone!

    P.S There is no physical version of this game and you can only download it so that last paragraph was only meant to galvanize all of you fine folks.
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  4. Jun 19, 2020
    9
    2020 من احسن الالعاب اللعبتها ف
    الايجابيات
    تصاميم جميلة برسومات الـ16 بت مع عالم مليء بالتفاصيل والأسرار - تنوّع في الأعداء والأسلحة مع
    2020 من احسن الالعاب اللعبتها ف
    الايجابيات
    تصاميم جميلة برسومات الـ16 بت مع عالم مليء بالتفاصيل والأسرار - تنوّع في الأعداء والأسلحة مع تقديم تجربة مليئة بالتحدي - مواجهات زعماء شيّقة ومصمّمة بعناية
    السلبيات
    الصعوبة قد تكون مبالغة في بعض المناسبات

    المراجعه منقوله من موقع تروجيميج
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  5. May 14, 2020
    9
    One of the best side scrolling shooter I've played, and the cover system brings some welcomed depth to the gameplay. It's not a very longOne of the best side scrolling shooter I've played, and the cover system brings some welcomed depth to the gameplay. It's not a very long game, but it's challenging enough to keep you busy for a while. From a technical viewpoint, the game is close to perfect. Expand
  6. Aug 23, 2020
    0
    Well... it would have been fun when it came out in 2000.
    Sounds like a boring game that shouldn't come out in 2020.
  7. May 13, 2020
    0
    there's 3 characters, they all play the same, same hp, same type of abilities, all enemies hit like trucks and gameplay is downright unfair,there's 3 characters, they all play the same, same hp, same type of abilities, all enemies hit like trucks and gameplay is downright unfair, you basically have to play, memorize enemy patterns, repeat and find a way around them, finish the level, repeat again until you get all the level bonus.

    Characters dont have any upgrades or special abilities and even the most basic enemy has more hp and damage than you, the only good thing going for you is that AI is dumb and repeats the same patters, but until you learn them it's die and die again.

    doesn't feel at all you're playing like a badazz bounty hunter at all, they should have called the game letdown instead of huntdown
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