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  • Summary: Livelock is a cooperative top-down shooter in which you play solo or with up to 2 allies to break the cycle of infinite war between machines. As one of the remaining Capital Intellects, your role is to unlock Eden and revive humanity. []
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Aug 31, 2016
    While Livelock doesn’t take any exceptional leaps in the twin-stick shooter genre, the blending of familiar concepts from Diablo and Destiny with the hectic action make this a fine cooperative experience.
  2. Oct 9, 2016
    Livelock isn’t a title that’s going to move its genre forward, but it is a great example of the genre it’s representing. Anyone who enjoys this brand of action will find spending time with this metallic trio of saviors to be worthwhile.
  3. Sep 9, 2016
    Tuque Games delivers a traditional Twin Stick Shooter: frantic and fun arcade action is what you can expect from Livelock.
  4. Feb 24, 2017
    Livelock is still worth checking out, so long as you know you're getting a B-level, sci-fi action-RPG with guns. It would've been great if it had received some more care and polish. It doesn't add anything new to the genre, and it can be rather obtuse when it comes to upgrading and learning about your new upgrades, but the basic gameplay is solid. The fast pace of upgrades may provide players with enough encouragement to forge ahead. The blemishes in the aesthetics and audio throw things off, and the lack of a more robust multiplayer, especially offline co-op, definitely counts against it.
  5. CD-Action
    Nov 18, 2016
    Livelock is a case of a one-evening game: you launch it, annihilate hordes of enemies, kick the last boss’ butt and then you forget about it all. It will not be a life changing evening, but nonetheless a pleasant one. [11/2016, p.54]
  6. 60
    On the surface it would appear that Livelock is trying to bring something new and interesting to the PlayStation 4. Unfortunately, though perfectly competent as an action game, ends up falling flat on execution. The predictable storyline, inconsistent production values and lackluster variety mar what could have been a fun distraction during the summer’s AAA famine.
  7. Sep 9, 2016
    Livelock is as generic a top-down shooter as you can get. The locations you find yourself fighting through, the enemies you take on, and the story itself come together in a package that works, but one which fails to inspire any semblance of fun.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 2
  2. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Jul 4, 2020
    Twinstick shooter are sometimes surprisingly good and entertaining, Livelock is no exception here although it suffers from a badly optimizedTwinstick shooter are sometimes surprisingly good and entertaining, Livelock is no exception here although it suffers from a badly optimized engine and not enough weapon variety. All in all the sci-fi-esque story will be pleasing for people who like the sci-fi genre still it is nothing too exceptional. The game will take you through different missions for aroung 5 to 15hrs depending on whether you go straight or completionist.

    The standard loop resolves around walking through areas, destroying enemies with your aresenal and reaching the exit. There is certainly not much to it although there is some variety and I give the devs credits for the variety in locations. They are all well made and have an eye for detail. The engine suffers from regular frame drops. I m mostly not too sensitive in this regard but it is very noticeable and sometimes even disturbing because of the fast pace bullethell nature that most twinstick shooters provide.

    Afterall I m kind of satisfied. I got Livelock for a decent sale which you should also be looking out for. For a decent discount this game is worth in my opinion. I would give it around 6.5/10. Probably a 6 would be more fitting but I still had my fun and thus I decided to go with 7.
  2. Dec 8, 2017
    This game has no couch co-op. WHAT?! Be warned, you cannot play with your friends in your house. Bought it and never played.