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  • Summary: A rogue-lite twin-stick shooter/brawler that never plays the same twice. Collect and control 60 different characters as the body-snatching alien Parasite with a grudge against humanity. Fight to the top of the food chain: possess the President, push the Big Red Button and one-up the human race.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Apr 24, 2020
    82
    HyperParasite is an interesting concept with fundamentally decent gameplay, but where its shines is its heart, as you can tell a lot of passion went into this project. Having seen it evolve over the past year and a half proves a lot of work has gone into making it the best game it can be. It’s hilarious, has tons of pop culture references and more than enough glowing neon that you’ll know what to do with. If you’re a twin-stick shooter fan, HyperParasite is worth checking out and infecting the human race for as long as you can handle its challenging difficulty.
  2. Apr 10, 2020
    80
    It is an almost grueling grind, one I might compare to unlocking everything in a Dynasty Warriors game. Would I have liked it to last 20 to 30 hours less? Probably. Too many hours of gameplay can be a bad thing for a lot of people. I personally don’t care too much for rogue-lite based games. Having to start over is not something for everyone, and I’m not always a fan. There are a few rare titles that I end up making an exception for, and HyperParasite is one of the best and most addictive rogue-lite games I have played.
  3. Apr 12, 2020
    80
    HyperParasite is a twin-stick shooter that’s got the ability to draw you in for one more go, time and time again. The plethora of cool characters to unlock – 60 to be exact – and the unique abilities they possess ensure every playthrough is exciting. In terms of gameplay, it’s fast-paced enough to keep you on your toes without being hellish.
  4. Apr 2, 2020
    70
    Few Rogue-like games have grabbed my attention quite like HyperParasite has. Its unique premise is a lot of fun, and the sheer wealth of characters available means that the game can feel like a totally different experience from one moment to the next. Unlocking all characters means there’s always something to work towards; add to that the game’s tongue-in-cheek 80s atmosphere and bombastic soundtrack, and there’s plenty of reason to keep jumping back in. It’s just a shame that HyperParasite‘s unforgiving nature means most of its players won’t ever fully experience what the game has to offer.
  5. May 13, 2020
    70
    HyperParasite has a wonderful look and feel, but is marred by its “rogue” elements. It doesn’t do anything to push the genre forward and feels like yet another game that I would likely never finish due to tedium.
  6. Apr 16, 2020
    70
    HyperParasite is a tough title to love. The grind-heavy path of progression is a pain to deal with, and the visuals are muddled and unattractive. However, the gameplay is strong and addicting. Even in the face of constant death, you'll want to keep pushing forward.
  7. Apr 7, 2020
    58
    HyperParasite has a really nice aesthetic style, with bright, chunky visuals complimented by a decent synth soundtrack. There are some nice ideas here too, being able to posses bodies to fight back offers up some fun gameplay and scenarios. But it takes for too long to unlock more bodies, and the combat and difficulty is too uneven to really get the desire to have ‘one more go’.

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  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
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  1. Dec 4, 2020
    10
    This game is amazing, it gives me nostalgic vibes, it reignited my childood games, this deserves a lot more.
  2. May 7, 2020
    10
    One of my favorite things about this game is that I keep coming back to play it simply because of the humor and addictive gameplay.

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    One of my favorite things about this game is that I keep coming back to play it simply because of the humor and addictive gameplay.

    Enemy attacks are great. It's easy to appreciate in a short time the difference between them, memorize strengths and weaknesses work out the best approach to take them down. The fun that the game provides you make the unlock mechanics and this makes HyperParasite not boring, but gloriously obsessive!
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  3. Dec 19, 2020
    9
    Cool, brutal, unforgiving and cool (I said it already). Game's rad, got my butt kicked endless times and I am still trying to beat it, mightCool, brutal, unforgiving and cool (I said it already). Game's rad, got my butt kicked endless times and I am still trying to beat it, might be the first time this happens. Buy this or die sad. Expand
  4. Apr 15, 2020
    7
    HyperParasite is a 16bit Twin-Stick shooter Rouge-lite. You take on the role of an alien parasite with the ability to take over people and useHyperParasite is a 16bit Twin-Stick shooter Rouge-lite. You take on the role of an alien parasite with the ability to take over people and use their body to fight. You'll navigate your parasite through a grunge aesthetic world, in an attempt to take over the President's body. You will harness the hordes of a world in martial law, one body at a time. The game controls are crisp and super responsive, giving way for incredibly satisfying gameplay. Using nearly any enemy as a weapon, you have an endless arsenal from shopping carts to crazy guns and powers. It's very satisfying to run over a cop with a hobo and his shopping cart then hop into another cops body and gun down a few armed crazies. The action in HyperParasite is downright addictive, and pressing forward to attain victory is a driving force that grows with every death. On your quest, you meet another alien, a Wito, and they specialize in dealing with other aliens and provide valuable intel and services. They even have an area where you can save bodies you'd like to use later, so you can store a handful of good bodies to grab when you have to start over. HyperParasite is a great game and will provide hours of fun to fans of Twin-Stick Shooters or Rouge-Lites! Expand