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7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 15 Ratings

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  • Summary: Door Kickers: Action Squad is a crazy old school side scroller action game that puts you in the role of a SWAT trooper and sends you to deal with the bad guys in Nowhere City USA. Choose your gear, then kick the doors down and face the action. Adapt and react by the seat of your pants, andDoor Kickers: Action Squad is a crazy old school side scroller action game that puts you in the role of a SWAT trooper and sends you to deal with the bad guys in Nowhere City USA. Choose your gear, then kick the doors down and face the action. Adapt and react by the seat of your pants, and if needed - restart without a care and rethink. Master weapons recoil and time your reloads, use distance and cover to your advantage and use the in-game Strategic Abilities to decide for yourself when healthpacks or gear refills are needed, or if that team-mate of yours is worth saving. Or just save up the Points earned and unleash your Ultimate to waltz through that tricky final room. Expand
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Dec 13, 2019
    90
    Hands down, Door Kickers: Action Squad is one of the best games to come to the Switch this year. Every inch is well-designed and smartly tuned, it stays challenging (but fair!) and fresh from start to finish, and there’s enough meat on its bones to satisfy anyone. It even does co-op, to boot. Simply put, it is the total package and a must-buy for any Switch owner craving 2D action.
  2. Nov 14, 2019
    80
    Experiment with the different player characters and get on board with the surprising tactical depth, you'll find there's a lot more to it than meets the night vision body-cam.
  3. Nov 13, 2019
    75
    SWAT missions on speed: this is visceral 2D-action surprising with versatile equipment choices – best player cooperatively.
  4. 70
    Door Kickers: Action Squad is an entirely serviceable 2D shooter that has a lot to offer for those looking for that type of gameplay loop, but it’s not really an experience to remember. I can see fans of the genre enjoying a couple of levels at a time, playing in bite-sized chunks. However, even though the gameplay is decent, Door Kickers: Action Squad is lacking overall a lot of what makes a smaller game stand out. Without a story or interesting hook to keep you around, Door Kickers: Action Squad is a title you’re probably going to like instead of love.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Nov 6, 2019
    10
    one of the most enjoyable experiences lately! Alot of fun if you share the switch and play in co-op.
  2. Nov 13, 2019
    10
    It's a nice side scrolling action-shooter pixel game. Levels are unique and intense, with some mild humor interspaced within.
  3. Apr 30, 2020
    10
    this game was so much fun to play though on hard difficulty but the fbi agent needs to be harder and the breacher needs to have less amount
  4. Nov 4, 2019
    10
    You NEED to grab a friend and play this in coop. Shoot doors, shoot badguys, shoot barrels, shoot zombies, shoot hostages. Whoops not that last one.
  5. Nov 1, 2019
    9
    First played it on the PC (Xbox Controllers) and now to have it on Switch, its just a natural fit. Moreso when one of your kids pops in andFirst played it on the PC (Xbox Controllers) and now to have it on Switch, its just a natural fit. Moreso when one of your kids pops in and demands to be your sidekick. Just pop the joycons, reassign controllers and there you go. There is an option to disable blood, but its so cartoonish I don't think its much problem for kids, anyway.

    Wish they would make it 4 player coop, like our favorite "Lovers in a dangerous Spacetime".
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