Gang Beasts

First player fighting game that can be played with friends

7.0

1455 Votes

  • Category Combat
  • License Full version
  • Version 0.4.1
  • Size 70.52 MB
  • Works under Windows 10 / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista
  • Language English
  • Program by Double Fine Productions

A drunken fighting game where anybody can win.

It looks and feels like a drunken fighting game, which is mostly what it is. Your character acts and plays like a drunken person. There are plenty of controls, which makes for a potentially good game if you master them all. There is a training session, which is quite plain and boring, but is simple and easy to do. You simply tap the buttons painted on the wall behind your character and then watch your character do whatever it is you are trying to learn.

There Are Not Enough Maps Yet

There are only eight maps, but the game is said to be still in development. They are supposed to be adding more to the game as time goes on, which explains why the characters look so undeveloped and why the maps look like something you would have seen on a bad PS1 game. There is almost no texture to anything. It looks as if the designers have started the game and run out of money so have cobbled together what they had and released it.

Play It With Your Friends

You can play it on your own, or you can play it with your chums. It is better if you play it with other people because it is the sort of game that you will better enjoy if you are in a group. The reason is because even though there is a good degree of skill involved, it doesn’t mean you cannot win by mashing the buttons and hoping for the best. That is the sort of thing that makes it good to play with your friends because it means the sad loner that has played it for 200 hours will not have an unbeatable advantage.

Beat Up Your Opponents

The aim is to push, pull and beat up your opponents and stun them so that you can pick them up and throw them into whatever hazard there is lying around on the map. The good thing about this is that it is possible to fall into a hazard and die, which means that advanced players are still in peril. For example, it is very easy to fall off a truck and onto the road without being nudged by another player.

The Game Is Not Finished

The developers have already said that the game is not finished and that they are releasing it onto Steam so that they may get more money and fund its completion. It is buggy and you can see by the graphics that the game looks unfinished. What is more upsetting is just how much they are charging on Steam for this unfinished game. It is an easy-to-play local co-op action and fighting game, which means it is ideal for groups of people, but it just doesn’t seem worth the price at the moment. It is a shame that the developers have run out of money, but that is not the consumer’s fault, so why should the player have to pay through the nose because of it.

The Fun Elements In The Game

The physics are fun in the game, and many of the ideas are fun and new. For example, you get to go on a big wheel that turns you and your opponent upside down. You fall from one place to another with the hopes that you do not fall to the ground. There are plenty of times when you think you are going to lose the round and then your opponent drops off the end and you win. It adds a feeling of unpredictability to the proceedings.

Pros

  • It is great to play with your friends
  • The physics add a fresh new feel
  • Hardcore gamers will not dominate the game
  • A great idea for a game

Cons

  • It is unfinished
  • Visually it is very lacking
  • We want more!
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