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Twin-Stick Substance: Synthetik 2 previewed

Craving twin-stick action that’s a bit more cerebral than most reflex-driven titles? Synthetik 2 builds on the engaging foundations of its 2018 predecessor, requiring a quick trigger finger and more importantly, a prudent plan of ...

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The Riftbreaker review

Combining elements from real-time strategy, twin-stick shooters, survival, and tower defense genres, The Riftbreaker is ambitious. Perhaps overly so. But if you’re seeking a game that will keep your brain engrossed as you juggle multiple ...

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The Ascent review

With absorbing combat and bewitching atmospherics, The Ascent is one of the best action games of the year, easily outstripping the efforts of much larger studios.  Cyberpunk imagines a dystopian setting where high and low ...

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Trigger Witch review

Trigger Witch is a remarkable amalgam, shrewdly mixing twin-stick gunplay, exploration, and even some shoot ‘em up action. Despite a few hiccups, the different ingredients gel together as seamlessly as a magic potion. Over the ...

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Godstrike review

Godstrike’s merger of twin-stick shooting, bullet-hell evasion, and a boss rush format seems enticing in theory. But in execution, the title isn’t quite as innovative or as fun as you might expect. Godstrike follows the ...

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SYNTHETIK: Ultimate review

SYNTHETIK: Ultimate wants you to unlearn some of the techniques that most twin-sticker shooters employ. This game is less about unrealistic circle-strafing, and quickly darting out of cover with a full magazine, guns blazing. At ...

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Tesla Force review

Tesla Force isn’t a vast improvement over 2018’s Tesla vs Lovecraft, nor does it show off the power of the Xbox Series S/X. But it’s certainly a solid experience for those seeking relentless arcade-style action. ...

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Bartlow’s Dread Machine review

1907’s best electromechanical amusement imagines would twin-stick shooters would look like at the local penny arcade. While you’ll adore Bartlow’s Dread Machine’s context, the game’s action is just a bit less likable. For years, writers ...

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Neon Abyss review

Take the variability of The Binding of Isaac but re-interpret the title as a side-scrolling shooter and you’ll have a good idea of what to expect from Neon Abyss. While the concept isn’t completely original, ...

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