Kick doors with friends in Door Kickers: Action Squad

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Door Kickers is a tense, precise tactics game that turns SWAT team interventions into real-time-with-pause puzzles. But what if it was more like Broforce? That’s Door Kickers: Action Squad — infiltrate buildings as part of a SWAT team, and then make everything explode. It’s on Steam early access now.

Instead of being a top-down tactics game like its predecessor, Action Squad is a side-scrolling action romp with co-op multiplayer. A team that makes something like Door Kickers, however, is never going to get rid of tactical shenanigans entirely, and Action Squad still expects players to plan ahead, choose the right gear and use different tactics to take down specific enemies.

But yeah… it’s mostly about making stuff go kaboom. There’s a single-player mode, too, but judging by the trailer, playing with a pal is recommended. After all, some doors are pretty tough, and an extra boot always helps.

This early access version comes with the co-op multiplayer, three playable characters with different combat styles, over 20 weapons and items, eight enemy types, and two different objectives: rescue the hostage and bomb disposal. More important than all of that, however, is the fact that you can smash through a skylight like an utter badass. Spare a thought for the person cleaning up the mess.

Door Kickers: Action Squad is out now on Steam for £8.36/$10.79.

13 Comments

  1. Bull0 says:

    Fun and cheap and nicely presented, but brief and wildly imbalanced, but hey, it’s early access so that’s fair enough. They’re adding more content and they’re actively soliciting suggestions.

  2. elanaibaKHG says:

    Hey! Dan from KHG here… tell us more about the “wildly imbalanced” :)

    • Bull0 says:

      Hello! My main beef is with the assault shield, which makes your character very durable and gives you essentially unlimited flashbangs. It’s superior to the other classes in almost any scenario (Breacher is useful on the bomb defusal missions because he gets through locked doors fastest but is otherwise not very good). Really enjoyed playing through the missions though and looking forward to more!

    • Aelran says:

      Hello! Will it be on GOG?

  3. CheeseFarts says:

    Would`ve bought it, if there`d been a nice 15 or so bucks coop-bundle.

  4. Siimon says:

    Game looks exactly like my cup of tea, local co-op <3

    KHG – will there be a discount or bonus hat for original Door Kickers owners?

  5. jonfitt says:

    With the art style, including the alert !, and the font, I really thought this was the next game from Free Lives / Devolver !

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