What do you get when you mix a stark black, white and red world with tight controls and a clever gameplay mechanic that will have you pulling off some of the most insane gunfights in history? The answer is Superhot, an innovative new FPS that hit Steam today.
Ask pretty much any FPS fan what they think of the genre and they’ll like you tell you that, as fun as these games can be, gameplay has become a bit homogenized over the years. Now that folks have basically nailed down what solid shooting mechanics feel like and games like Call of Duty and Battlefield are coming out annually, not a lot of folks working in the genre have a whole lot new to say. Yes this includes Destiny.
If there’s one thing we can say about Superhot, it’s that nobody can claim the game looks or plays anything like other games in the genre. The game looks like what would have happened if DOS had evolved as the primary computer input mechanism. Or for all you young people it looks like it was dipped in cyberpunk.
It’s a unique look, and one that is complemented by an equally unique gameplay mechanic.
Rather than simply running through rooms and dispatching your foes head-on or from behind cover, Superhot‘s world only moves when you do. It’s heard to tell from the trailer because unless you’re the one controlling the game, it’s hard to understand what makes Superhot‘s shooting and traversal so unique and rewarding.
Of course, rather than take anybody’s word for it, you could always just experience it for yourself. Superhot launched through Steam today and can be played on PC, Mac and Linux. According to a press release from the developer, the “reality-warping main story” is complemented by an Endless Mode that unleashes waves of enemies to cut down until you’re finally overtaken, as well as a Challenge Mode that tasks you with playing the game sans weapons, against a timer and the like.
Superhot also included is a Replay Editor, perfect for crafting a video of your most noteworthy moments within the game. What’s extra cool is that you can then load those videos on Killstagram.com, where anyone can log on and check out your most legendary kills.
From its look to its completely refreshing and original FPS concept, Superhot screams style over substance since it first announced. But it’s never let its good looks or cleverness overtake its smart core design.