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  • Summary: Fight your way through dozens of ridiculous enemies using an innovative hybrid turn based/real time beat 'em up system that lets you fight how you want.
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Apr 16, 2020
    80
    Treachery in Beatdown City uses humor skillfully as a tool to deal with contemporary issues with the gig economy, insidious tech company ploys, and obnoxious bigots. It has some lulls and a bit of an abrupt conclusion, but that’s overshadowed by how especially fun the conversations and combat are. The mechanics stand out and push against the standards of the brawler genre, injecting a strong tactics twist that lets you make some freestyle combos in the blink of an eye. In the end it was a short, satisfying playthrough that maintained its action movie aura the entire time. Treachery in Beatdown City is all about fighting, but it shines because at its core it’s about fighting back.
  2. Nintendo Force Magazine
    Apr 28, 2021
    80
    Like a crusty punk single, it doesn't run for very long, and its brash style defies opportunities to follow the crowd at every turn. [Issue #49 – November/December 2020, p. 25]
  3. 75
    If you’re down with all sorts of in-jokes and spent way too much time online in the late 2000s, you probably already picked up Treachery in Beatdown City. If you’re still on the fence, it’s a brisk experience with a unique style of gameplay, and the dialogue is as skippable as you need it to be. It’s a good debut game from a studio I’ll be keeping an eye on going forward.
  4. Apr 5, 2020
    60
    I enjoyed my time with Treachery in Beatdown City, and despite a lack of overall polish, it does a good job of emulating beloved 8-bit fighters while maintaining its own ground as a modern brawler. I'm still left thinking about some of the unique strategic fighting elements, and as the fake PSA in the beginning of the game advises, winners don't always have to mash buttons to have a good time.
  5. Mar 31, 2020
    50
    Treachery in Beatdown City’s core notion of injecting old school beat ‘em ups with Fallout’s V.A.T.S. remains an intriguing concept worthy of further attention.
  6. May 7, 2020
    50
    To sum this up, Treachery in Beatdown City is a lot of fun, but I can’t suggest it due to the stability problems. Now I’m not saying to never get the game. What I am saying is I’d wait a while so the devs can hash out the issues.
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