Paint the Town Red
Top Critic Average
There isn't much more satisfying than the huge brawls and voxel gore of Paint the Town Red, but not all of its game modes are that enjoyable.
The pinnacle of ceaseless, contextless voxel violence. It's hard to top the high-octane, improvisation combat of Paint the Town Red, but those highs don't always survive across its many modes.
Paint the Town Red is a unique, fun experience for the first couple of times you play it. The game has adequate graphics and sound design that match the wackiness and a couple of game modes that should keep you engaged when trying them all out. But Paint the Town red suffers from repetitive gameplay, limited combat options, no story or depth to hook your interest, and little to no replayability. For a $19.99 purchase, we’d say consider holding off until a discount drops the price.
Video games were created specifically to entertain the public, being from time immemorial simple computer codes and algorithms translated into pixels that interact with each other. And even though today this industry has been evolving the graphics and proposals to become a reflection of our reality, there are many games that continue to bet on offering a "meaningless" development but with violence as the main bulwark. The latter, of course, isn't necessarily bad, but the violence in the art of this Paint the Town Red is short-lived, even though while it lasts it's entertaining– and when there's not much else to explore, the development becomes somewhat monotonous.
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Paint the Town Red (PTTR) is a decent action sandbox game that can appeal to multiple kinds of players. For those of you who wanted a gorier version of Minecraft, this game is for you! However, the controls/mechanics are difficult to deal with. The roguelike mode Beneath is an interesting step in the right direction, but it pales in comparison to other modes. If you want this game, it's because you literally want to paint the town red in a sandbox environment, and paint the town red you shall.
Smashing onto PC is Paint The Town Red a first person action game where you battle through waves of enemies across three game modes and multiplayer and causing buckets of blood and gore to fly around thanks to the game’s innovative voxel based gore system. But is the game any good? Read the review to find out!
This gimped console port is not at all worth your time. The cool voxel-based damage, and awesome combat can't survive without co-op play.
Including the dungeon-crawling mode Beneath does damage Paint the Town Red‘s sense of identity a little, but it’s certainly not a deal breaker. The real joy of this game is the fact that you can dip into it for 30 minutes or so of gore-soaked fun; if you’ve had a tough day, it could be quite a cathartic experience. Paint the Town Red may have spent more time in Early Access than most, but it’s still a bloody joy to play. Just don’t think throwing the first punch means you’ll come out on top.
With the various scenarios and modifiers, arena combat, and a full roguelite mode, there is plenty to do here. If you’re looking to pick up something you can shut your brain off and have a little over the top gory fun, pick this one up.
Though not that deep the game is quite a bit of fun. It's an easy recommendation if you can find it on sale.