Posts Tagged ‘Helldivers’

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 make for breathless and often hilarious bouts of cooperative shooting. Read the rest of this entry »

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 stone-cold personal favourites, making for a grand old set of excellent PC games: here’s what we chose and why.

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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 creators of the original Magicka. It involves friendly fire, d-pad combos, mechs dropping from alien skies, ammunition shortages, panic, awesome motorbikes and death. Lots of death. I think I like it rather a lot.

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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 your chums can save Super Earth together, enjoying big guns, mech drops, support strikes, and a whole lot of friendly fire.

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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 with hordes of aliens, mechs, and a great many ‘incidents’ that would require difficult questions and mounds of paperwork. Look at this:

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