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  • Summary: In 1972 a crack commando squad threw you in prison for a crime you didn't commit. You promptly escaped from a maximum-security stockade to the underground trying to survive from these soldiers of fortune.

    UnMetal is a 2D stealth/action game (with a bit of humor) where the goal is to escape
    In 1972 a crack commando squad threw you in prison for a crime you didn't commit. You promptly escaped from a maximum-security stockade to the underground trying to survive from these soldiers of fortune.

    UnMetal is a 2D stealth/action game (with a bit of humor) where the goal is to escape from an enemy military base. But what started as a simple break out ended up being an inside operation to prevent a massive attack against the NATO.

    You play as Jesse Fox who finds himself imprisoned in a covert military base where he was arrested for a crime he didn't commit. Jesse must now escape using his dry wits, quick words, improvised skills, arsenal of warfare, violent explosives, MacGuyvered gadgets, and an elaborate explanation of how it all went down. If that all fails, he'll use his fists.

    * Uncover a clandestine plot as you escape from an enemy base where you were imprisoned for a crime you didn't commit.
    * Modern gameplay mechanics that pay homage to a solid classic.
    * Gain experience and skills by utilizing stealth to take down your enemies.
    * Deceive, adapt, and do whatever is necessary to escape even if you have to impersonate a cat.
    * Enjoy the thrill of interrogation as you elaborate specifics of your great escape to a lieutenant who seeks to scrutinize Jesse's every word in an intricate report.
    * Decipher a plethora of satirical culture, gaming and movie references. You'll laugh, you'll cry and you'll fall in love with them.
    * Collect an arsenal of classic gear, things that go "pew-pew", maybe a thing or two that goes "BOOM!", and some things that go "BOING!", and definitely a thing that goes "SCRATCH".
    * Does this smell like chloroform to you?
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  1. Oct 13, 2021
    90
    UnMetal brings us back the stealth and action of the 80s in a good way, with a funny, long story, full of humor and with a magnificent sound section. Without a doubt, it is a game that I recommend to every lover of the genre.
  2. Sep 27, 2021
    90
    As someone who grew up on Zucker Brother comedies like Airplane and Naked Gun, who adored the Hot Shots movies, UnMetal felt made for me. It captures their freewheeling spirit, their blunderbuss approach to comedy where miraculously most of it finds the target. Miraculously, it’s also tethered to a perfectly fine, surprisingly taut stealth game that would have been solid without the jokes. As it turns out, come for the humour, stay for the surprisingly tight stealth game.
  3. Sep 29, 2021
    90
    With solid gameplay, excellent style and some of the funniest writing I’ve ever encountered in a game, this pastiche to a classic is one of the most pleasant surprises I’ve experienced this year. It would be impressive enough as is, but when you then consider that this is largely the work of just one person, it becomes an almost unbelievable achievement. If you want an old-school adventure with some new-school panache, you’re not going to get much better in 2021 than UnMetal.
  4. Oct 21, 2021
    84
    UnMetal is a love letter to old school Metal Gear with a comedic twist. It excels in stealth and you will enjoy yourself though each of the levels. There’s nothing I would change or feel is missing in my opinion. It’s definitely one of the best indie games I have played this year.
  5. Sep 27, 2021
    80
    While being a good clone of the original MGS, UnMetal does something few other MGS-like games did in the past: it not only emulates the stealth mechanics, but it replicates Kojima’s metareferential design, and it does so in a way that feels both fresh and funny. UnMetal plays with 80’s stereotypes and the player’s mind at the same time.
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