If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Learn more.

Watch Evolve Singleplayer Matches With Commentary

ROAR!

An in-depth gameplay video with two matches demonstrating the offline mode in Evolve [official site] has popped up. If you're curious about Evolve but aren't a big fan of games with a multiplayer focus, or are already gearing up for the game's release and are interested in how its offline mode works as a tool for practice and experimentation, feast your eyes on this beast.

Both featured matches are Solo Exacuation Defend mode, with the first from the player-controlled monster's perspective. Commentary is provided by a pair of enthusiastic chaps, and props to whichever man spake the immortal words "when you kill them to their death".

In both matches the monster is a Wraith, which seems to be designed for sneak attacks, abductions and generally confusing the Hunters. Interestingly the Wraith starts the match at its maximum level, meaning the player has access to its full range of powers from the outset - but they have no means of recovering any lost health. As a result their playstyle involves a careful game of cat and mouse, managing their health carefully whilst making best use of armour. Their strategy hinges on attacking and distracting the AI hunters while minions do the bulk of the work attacking objectives.

The second match, from the Hunters' perspectives, is a great demo of how an experienced player will constantly hot-swap between their various team members, making the best possible use of their abilities to execute a common strategy. The AI appears to do a reasonable job when the player's not driving - as evidenced by how close the first match was.

It looks like offline play will offer plenty of opportunities for dedicated online players to experiment with different strategies and Hunter combinations, and to get a feel for the strengths of monsters versus different team loadouts, as well as offering those who prefer solo experiences to get a little Evolve in their life.

[Looking for info about Evolve's bizarre pre-order shenanigans? Alec covered that in depth here and here.]

About the Author

Shaun Green avatar

Shaun Green

Writes music, book and film reviews at www.nostalgiaforinfinity.com. Writes about videogames at www.arcadianrhythms.com. Plays guitar in www.wrecktheplacefantastic.co.uk. Occasionally sleeps.

Join the Rock Paper Shotgun supporter program

Sign up today and get access to more articles like these, an ad-free reading experience, free gifts, and help us create more great writing about PC games.

See more information

Comments

We love having a friendly, positive and constructive community - you lot are great - and we want to keep it like that. Our main commenting rule is "be excellent to each other". Please see our code of conduct, where you can find out what "be excellent" means. TL;DR? Respect others, think before you post, and be prepared for puns.

More News

Latest Articles

We've been talking, and we think that you should wear clothes

Total coincidence, but we sell some clothes

Rock Paper Shotgun Merch