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Helldivers

The RPS Verdict: Helldivers

Unofficial co-op comedy 40K

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4 months ago

Feature: Systems are doin' it for themselves

How systemic games make you a master comedian

The power fantasy of exploring new worlds or meeting strange alien races (and then shooting at both of those things) is the kind of thing that big-budget games tend to focus on. As far as humour is concerned, they’re at best ‘plus comedy’ experiences that deliver on their key points but also have some funny quips along the way. You’re never asked to participate in…

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1 year ago

Feature: Starship bloopers

Have You Played… Helldivers?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day, perhaps for all time. Helldivers [official site] is probably my favourite cooperative game after Left4Dead. A playable pastiche of Starship Troopers from the developers of Magicka, its procedurally generated missions provide great flexibility for of arranging quick or longer games with friends, while its relentless alien enemies and ridiculous weaponry…

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2 years ago

Feature: 19 of the best bargain PC games right now

Our Steam Sale Picks, Round Two

We already chose 13 of our favourite games in the current Summer Steam sale, but more games have been discounted since. So, based on the entirely correct hypothesis that you all have completed every single one of our first round games and are now thirsting for more, here are 18 more to throw your spare change at. Everyone on the RPS team has picked three…

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3 years ago

Feature: Unofficial co-op comedy 40K

The RPS Verdict: Helldivers

Adam: Helldiving is hard. I think I am the worst Helldiver. Alec: Helldiving is AWESOME. Adam: Helldiving is the act of diving into hell. Where hell is understood to be one of several planets occupied by hostile forces. Mostly, in our experience, bugs. Bugs that tore our starship troopers into pieces. To be clear about this, Helldivers [official site] is a cooperative game, from the…

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Magicka Devs Release Co-op Shooter Helldivers

'Helldiver' is perhaps a good nickname for an elite troop who stands as humanity's last line of defense against alien invasion, but it's not a very realistic job title is it? Hey, Arrowhead Game Studios, how about Senior Earth Preservation Technicians? That'd be a good name for a game. Ah, no matter! The Magicka folks today released deathsome shooter Helldivers [official site] so you can…

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Helldivers: Magicka Devs’ Co-op Shooter Coming To PC

With Magicka, Arrowhead Game Studios showed when four well-meaning but inept wizards try to save the world: co-op antics with a whole load of fun and friendly fire. Surely four sci-fi futuresoldiers would fare better? Ha ha. Good news, fans of friendly fire: Arrowhead are bringing their Helldivers [official site] over to PC next month. Released on assorted PlayThings in March, it's a twin-stick shooter…

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