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  • Summary: SUPERHOT is the first person shooter where time moves only when you move. No regenerating health bars. No conveniently placed ammo drops. It's just you, outnumbered and outgunned, grabbing the weapons of fallen enemies to shoot, slice, and maneuver through a hurricane of slow-motion bullets.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. 95
    From the opening stages to its thrilling conclusion, every single moment within SUPERHOT is a memorable one. Even a year removed from its initial release, its innovations are unmatched. Even those that aren’t typically a fan of the genre owe it to themselves to check out one of the finest games released in years.
  2. Sep 13, 2017
    90
    Super Hot is a first person shooter unlike any other. It’s very narrative driven, mind blowing, fps similar to games such as Portal or The Stanley Parable. It’s quite the mind trip and the time driven game mechanic is actually a lot of fun. Just be prepared to run around saying “Super Hot” in your head for the next few days. It’s short but sweet and well worth the trip into this virtual world.
  3. CD-Action
    Oct 30, 2017
    90
    Without a doubt it’s one of the most original shooters ever created, but I must warn you that if you don’t get hooked on challenges, you’ll be done with the game in about 3 hours, because it’s how long the campaign takes. [10/2017, p.72]
  4. Jul 27, 2017
    83
    Playing Superhot is probably the closest I'll ever come to feeling like James Bond. I've never experienced anything quite like throwing an empty weapon at an enemy, knocking their weapon out of their hands, grabbing it in midair, and then shooting them with it. If that sounds awesome to you (and why wouldn't it?) then make sure to give Superhot a try.
  5. Jul 24, 2017
    80
    Superhot and its VR version finally arrive to PS4 after collecting awards and accolades on Microsoft platforms. It’s an original game, addictive, intelligent and very fresh for those who did not play last year, also it’s more immersive in VR but it has many problems of natural handling with the PS Move.
  6. Jul 24, 2017
    80
    A crafty base concept and careful execution make Superhot one of the most intriguing games to come from the recent class of indie-developed shooters. Its bizarre setting and puzzle-like approach are refreshingly original and hopefully something the team will now expand upon following Superhot’s early success.
  7. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Sep 7, 2017
    70
    Wonky tech and punishing challenges will leave your cold, but with our without VR, this has moments of brilliance that are worth the price of admission alone. [Oct 2017, p.88]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Aug 11, 2017
    9
    Using a mechanic which I've never even imagined before, SUPERHOT delivers graphical marvels upon the player using slick story elements and aUsing a mechanic which I've never even imagined before, SUPERHOT delivers graphical marvels upon the player using slick story elements and a few meta references here and there, after finishing the game I was wondering how other games would look like with the clever twist in gameplay this game has. But more fun than that was just gawking at the incredibly beautiful graphics this game has to offer, you can literally see the pixels of an enemy crumbling down, just goddamn fun and amazing. Expand
  2. Aug 17, 2017
    9
    What an experience. Bought it on PSN cheap and jumped in. Clever as hell. It may take a couple tries to "get it" but when you do? VeryWhat an experience. Bought it on PSN cheap and jumped in. Clever as hell. It may take a couple tries to "get it" but when you do? Very satisfying.
    Jumping around head shooting, throwing swords, spinning, dodging a shotgun blast, punching the guy in the face, taking his gun and blasting him, tossing the gun at a 3rd guy to stumble him then tossing a tv at him? and that's just 1 level. Its like a slow motion puzzle/ shooter where you have time to think each kill out. Then it replays the level in real time after finishing it! Talk about the matrix. My replays are amazing.
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  3. Aug 6, 2017
    9
    Very unique! While the story can be confusing, if you pay attention is has a great plot. It plays very uniquely. Basically time only movesVery unique! While the story can be confusing, if you pay attention is has a great plot. It plays very uniquely. Basically time only moves when you move, making a very interesting combat like game. It controls well and for it's style the graphics are great. Definitely a recommended. Expand
  4. Jan 10, 2018
    8
    The most innovative shooter I’ve played in years.

    A great game, actually. I would say it's a puzzle, not a shooter. But I'm not in control,
    The most innovative shooter I’ve played in years.

    A great game, actually. I would say it's a puzzle, not a shooter. But I'm not in control, obviously.

    On the bright side:
    The mechanic of attaching time to movement is cool. Special kudos for recreating icon movie sets (I recognised like three scenes from The Matrix). Also, piOS design and sounds are great. And this unexpected Polish song in the credits was also cool.

    On the dark side:
    The setting was cool, but the story itself was too predictable for me. Like one more The Matrix's ideas reuse. And the difficulty sometimes spiked for me to unplayable levels. But I managed to get through.
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  5. Jan 2, 2018
    8
    I had some fun with this game and it was definitely a unique experience. It didn't overstay its welcome, which is huge to me now with someI had some fun with this game and it was definitely a unique experience. It didn't overstay its welcome, which is huge to me now with some many good games out there. They executed their vision succinctly and it was really fun. I'm sure it would be great in VR or AR, but it was totally fine and enjoyable on a regular monitor. Expand
  6. Oct 29, 2018
    8
    SuperHot is a first person shooter with the clever feature that time, and hence the bad guys, only move when you do.

    There is a story of
    SuperHot is a first person shooter with the clever feature that time, and hence the bad guys, only move when you do.

    There is a story of sorts but the game is made up of a series of short, self-contained levels, that have an almost puzzle like quality as try to figure out how best to tackle the enemies. There is a decent amount of variety across the levels and the gameplay is enjoyable tense. The quick restart helps prevent any frustration that could occur after multiple deaths and gives Superhot that “one more go” addictiveness.

    There has been criticism of the game for its length, and this is understandable as the story lasts less than three hours, but personally I feel the game would have began to outstay it’s welcome had it lasted much longer. There are also a series of unlockable challenges for those that do want to continue playing after the main story mode is completed.

    It may be short lived but Superhot is an innovative (I had to get that word in somewhere) shooter/puzzle hybrid that is well worth picking up if you can find it for a good price.
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  7. Aug 25, 2017
    7
    “This is the most Innovative shooter in years!”

    Now we’ve got that out the way. Superhot is a first person shooter/ sorta puzzle game
    “This is the most Innovative shooter in years!”

    Now we’ve got that out the way. Superhot is a first person shooter/ sorta puzzle game coming from the Superhot Team- Yes that’s the actual developer and publisher name. And it has you as a guy with a gun killing red guys in a polygonal world. But as i’m sure you know by now the real draw from Superhot is the fact that time moves very, very slowly when you’re standing still. So someone shoots at you, you can watch the bullet move through the air at a snails pace, take one wrong step and it’ll hit you in a flash. It’s a very interesting concept that has never been approached before (as far as I know) and it definitely deserves the title of “most innovative shooter” regardless of your opinion of the finished product.

    So how is the game?

    It’s brilliant! As you’d expect, the game play is very energetic, and very fast paced despite being in slow motion. It really brings out an action movie feeling, being able to punch a guy in the gut, catch his gun out of mid air, shoot his friend behind him and then deliver a final blow as he’s getting back up. It’s the kind of thing you picture in your head when imagine a super cliche action movie, all it’s missing are cheesy one liners. The levels are very situation based, one moment you’re handling an out of control bar fight, the next you’re leaving the office after a hard day at work and boom! Ambush, better use that briefcase wisely. An array of weapons are slowly revealed to you as you play on, normal pistols, shotguns, machine guns and then the obvious immediate choice when you’re in a slow motion fight, Katana’s and ninja stars. and I guess you can use the environmental objects as well but.. Katana’s.

    The setting is that you’re a hacker and you’ve been sent a link to this new game/experiment called SUPERHOT. And it spirals from there
    The overall plot was a little weak for me, it was very generic stuff, hackers getting sucked into something bigger than them, but it worked fine for the game play it was surrounding. It didn’t need to be complex as the thing you’re playing the game for is the action movie game play not the story. I wouldn’t have an issue for this if it wasn’t for the fact that it constantly interrupts you. After four or so levels (which go by quickly) you’re kicked out of SUPERHOT.exe to talk to a hacker friend about how rad it is. Then back in, four or so levels later, kicked out again. These constant interruptions were put in place to immerse you and make you think you’re in this crazy world with big brother watching you, but all it does is disjoint you from the high action game play and slows down momentum.

    My run through of Superhot lasted around 2 and a half hours, from what I’ve read that is about average. Now my biggest problem with this game, the price. This game, at least on PS4 is £18.99. A (lets be generous) 3 hour long game, with disjointed storytelling and constant momentum killing, is not worth £18.99, not even close. I understand there’s challange modes and endless modes and “do the same **** you just did again” modes. But for me those aren’t enough to add more value to the game, any game can duct tape on an some generic game modes to play once you’ve finished the game to get some sort of extra value out of it. Superhot is an excellent game, dragged down a bit by a lackluster story and some momentum issues, however I would highly recommend playing it for yourself but only if it’s on sale.

    7.5/10
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