You guys know that I’ve been sick lately and PixelJunk™ Shooter Ultimate is a perfect game just for that! Especially when you like playing with the Xbox controller on your PC in your bed. I’ve used to play this game back when I had PS3 but this one runs so much nicer and smoother on a good old PC. It’s integrated with Steam naturally.
What’s the game all about? You play with a little space ship where you have to rescue scientists scattered across the levels. The physics in game are fantastic! You basically have to push or drop water onto lava or the other way around, blast through rocks, grab huge blocks of ice, detonate explosive gas. The game is powered by an advanced engine that provides dynamic fluid simulation.
Here is my first couple of minutes from the game, sorry for being lame:
The FPS seems to be capped at 60 but that’s not a big deal when it comes to games like this one. It’s smooth enough. Here are some screenshots:
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Probably the best thing about this title is that you can play coop locally with your buddy, girlfriend, roommate or whoever you got there. If you don’t have two Xbox controllers you can just play with keyboard and mouse (at least one player needs to have a controller though).
It’s really fun to play in coop but I don’t really get why they didn’t make the Adventure Mode playable in coop online, it’s local only. Just like the guys responsible for LEGO games – all of their games are amazing in coop but lack the online functionality (or even LAN).
The game does have an online mode but it’s just player vs player so it’s not something like a campaign.
Summing up if you’re looking for some little fun game to play once in a while this is a great title to get what you need. Over 150 levels to play with, local coop gameplay and nice action mixed with puzzles and physics. The game has Steam achievements and cards.
Thanks to Games Rocket for providing me with a copy of the game for testing!
Check out PixelJunk™ Shooter Ultimate on Games Rocket for €8.95.