The Bats Are Released: Bat Country

*chrrk* Alright control, I think that was the last of 'em. *chrrk*

Bat Country is a great little browser game that tells the touching story of a helicopter pilot doing whatever it takes to get his men back, even if “whatever it takes” means defeating a whole sky full of massive bats, and even if you never find out who those ‘men’ actually are. You fly your craft around with the mouse, there’s a really nice bomb-throwing mechanic and the music’s pretty great. Have a play. C’mon, it’s Christmas! Let’s kill some bats! Thanks to the Indiegames blog for the tipoff. More bats please, Indiegames blog. I like bats a lot.


  1. Lorc says:

    Has it really been 30 days already?

    • Dominic White says:

      Goddamn! Beat me to it! So good to see that some people remember that

    • BooleanBob says:

      MINUTES late!

    • Bobsy says:


      Happy memories.

      Best. PCG. Page. Ever.

      (except for p. 102 of the latest issue)

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      Gassalasca says:

      How ’bout an ellucidation for those of us with cheap seats? :)

    • Mo says:

      Ha, I just came around to declare much the same, and to see if anyone else remembered. :)

    • Arathain says:

      Sorry, Gassalasca, this might be one of those things you had to be there for.

      It’s a UK PC Gamer magazine joke on a spoof page based on all the crappy French adventure games John Walker was having to review.

  2. Gremmi says:

    I can’t play it due to the extraordinarily laggy BBC flash ad underneath it that literally destroys my pretty beefy desktop.

    Ho hum. Guess I’d best hunt down adblock or something.

  3. Zaboomafoozarg says:

    Holy crap it’s a bat get in the car

  4. Jahkaivah says:


    We can’t stop here…

    • nakke says:

      How is this only the 4rd comment? I am dissapoint..

    • Jahkaivah says:

      I must admit, I was wondering if people were intentionally avoiding the obvious referance.

  5. subedii says:

    Isn’t that music from Final Fantasy 6?

    I think it’s the factory theme isn’t it?

  6. Bioptic says:

    Not going to lie – before I read the body of the article, I though this was a flash game about a snobby whale.

  7. Tatagigi says:

    And that’s the title of a good song by Avenged Sevenfold. (Not that that matters, after all)

  8. Chris C says:

    Can’t get the hang of it at all. When the action gets frenetic, I keep clicking outside of the tiny flash area, causing a spacebar scrolldown whilst I (almost certainly) explode offscreen.


  9. frenz0rz says:

    Hey nice, this is pretty fu -OH GOD A GIANT SHARK FUCK FUCK FUCK

  10. wiiandthekid says:

    snarky comments aside. this is a nice shooter. i’ll definitely spend some quality time with it.

  11. Scandalon says:

    Why the spoiler pic?!?

  12. Wilson says:

    Great game, but I couldn’t finish the last level because I suck. So that was a shame.

  13. Munken says: