Metascore
86

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. May 24, 2020
    100
    Huntdown on Xbox One is a game with immense personality and presentation, featuring a 2D action campaign that is built around memorable boss encounters, and plenty of them too. With so many games out at the moment it’s easy to let things slip by, but don’t let Huntdown go under your radar, lest there’s a bounty on your head for doing so.
  2. May 26, 2020
    94
    Outside of some cheap boss battle tactics that arbitrarily crank the difficulty up, Huntdown is an excellent retro styled action game. The combat is fun, brutal and often funny, the visuals and audio are top notch and each stage is just short enough to keep us feeling like we’re moving along nicely.
  3. May 18, 2020
    90
    Innovative gameplay and incredible aesthetics make Huntdown a must play run and gun shooter. With an array of difficulty options, side objectives and even co-op, it's a perfect starting point in the genre for all gaming backgrounds.
  4. May 20, 2020
    82
    Huntdown is a blistering and blood-soaked adventure that may look retro but feels remarkably modern. The title takes the basic formula of the sidescroller and tweaks it with notable improvements such as a cover system and boss battles that require more than just brawn. The genre may be flooded with similar romps, but Easy Trigger Games' effort stands out.
  5. May 14, 2020
    80
    Few games capture the joy and excitement of discovering a supremely well-done retro game as well as Huntdown does.
  6. May 12, 2020
    80
    Some of Huntdown‘s boss battles might have elements that feel a little unfair, especially on higher difficulty levels, but it can’t be denied that it’s a great game with lots of character. It does a brilliant job of feeling like a blast from the past, yet the responsive controls and cover mechanics firmly plant it in the modern age. It’s the best of both worlds, basically, and if you’ve ever enjoyed mowing down legions of goons on a 2D plane while characters’ wisecracks compete against synthesised 80s beats for your attention, you’ll absolutely love it.
  7. May 12, 2020
    78
    A nice old-school user with low in longevity and high in challenge. Especially good if you play it side by side with a friend. Excellent pixel-art.
User Score
5.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 7 out of 17
  1. May 23, 2020
    8
    Huntdown is a 16bit 2.5D Side-Scrolling Run and Gun. Playing as one of three characters, you take to the streets to rid them of gangbangersHuntdown is a 16bit 2.5D Side-Scrolling Run and Gun. Playing as one of three characters, you take to the streets to rid them of gangbangers and other verminous scum, as they've taken over leaving the police all but powerless. Anna Conda, John Sawyer, and Mow Man set out to try and eliminate the gang leaders under the direction of the Wolf Mother. Each character starts with their own weapon and special move, but this doesn't change gameplay a whole lot. Run and slide into cover, or dip into the background and meticulously trade bullets with you enemies. This game oozes 80's arcade from its bi-directional firing to its incredible 16bit graphics and animations. The soundtrack keeps pace with the action and would blend in smoothly with the chaotic bustle of an old arcade. The rest of the overall aesthetic is a neon edged dystopian war zone. The stages are short and fast paced but it doesn't detract from the fun. Enemies are well placed, and the AI will utilize the same environmental advantages you have. The bosses are unique, anf will pose a challenge to those not watching anf thinking. Huntdown takes everything good from its genre and adds a few new things along the way. One of the best Retro Run & Gun games to come out in a long time, add this one to your collection! Full Review »