UnMetal

@Unepic_fran, Versus Evil

Strong Man
OpenCritic Rating
80
Top Critic Average
88%
Critics Recommend
Based on 17 critic reviews
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UnMetal

Rating Summary

Based on 17 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

88%

Critics Recommend

Based on 17 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:PlayStation 5Sep 28, 2021
Nintendo SwitchSep 28, 2021
PCSep 28, 2021
PlayStation 4Sep 28, 2021
Xbox OneSep 28, 2021
Xbox Series X/SSep 28, 2021

Developer: @Unepic_fran

Publisher: Versus Evil

Genre: Action

You play as Jesse Fox who finds himself imprisoned in a covert military base where he was arrested for a crime he didn't commit. Jesse must now escape using his dry wits, quick words, improvised skills, arsenal of warfare, explosives, gadgets, and an elaborate explanation of how it all went down. If that all fails, he'll use his fists. • Uncover a clandestine plot as you escape from an enemy base where you were imprisoned for a crime you didn't commit. • Modern gameplay mechanics that pay homage to a solid classic. • Gain experience and skills by utilizing stealth to take down your enemies. • Deceive, adapt, and do whatever is necessary to escape… even if you have to impersonate a cat. • Enjoy the thrill of interrogation as you elaborate specifics of your great escape to a lieutenant who seeks to scrutinize Jesse's every word in an intricate report. • Decipher a plethora of satirical culture, gaming and movie references. You'll laugh, you'll cry and you'll fall in love with them. • Collect an arsenal of classic gear, things that go "pew-pew", maybe a thing or two that goes "BOOM!", and some things that go "BOING!", and definitely a thing that goes "SCRATCH".

UnMetal Critic Reviews

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While being a good clone of the original MGS, UnMetal does something few other MGS-like games did in the past: it not only emulates the stealth mechanics, but it replicates Kojima's metareferential design, and it does so in a way that feels both fresh and funny. UnMetal plays with 80's stereotypes and the player's mind at the same time.

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UnMetal is a tricky one, really. It doesn't play brilliantly and we didn't really find it funny at all, but it is consistently presenting new and entertaining ideas to complement the core simplistic stealth gameplay, with plentiful genre changes and a metric ton of references, callbacks and metahumour that will definitely appeal to plenty of people. We're old and jaded, though, and we've seen a lot of self-deprecating humour in video games - this stuff goes right back to the likes of the ZX Spectrum, for goodness' sake. Still, we recognise the very clear surplus of enjoyable content that's been crammed into UnMetal and its appeal should not be disregarded simply because we found it a little familiar. It never lets up with the gags, subversions and new sights to see all the way through its surprisingly robust length, and it doesn't forget to make the actual stealth enjoyable to boot. Definitely an impressive effort that assuredly deserves to find an audience.

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UnMetal is one of those games that you start without a real reason and end at all costs. It is not a masterpiece be clear, but a very good game to have some healthy laughter in front of dialogues that are a mix of absurdity and pure idiocy. UnMetal is a tribute from beginning to end to the Metal Gear series: more than the typical action hero, Jesse Fox looks like the somewhat crazy clone of Snake. For those looking for something fun to play and for all lovers of retrogaming, UnMetal is a breath of fresh air in a videogame landscape that takes itself a little too seriously.

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The frustrating moments happen often enough to hamper the gameplay in many ways, but despite this, UnMetal is still a really solid stealth game with some genuinely funny moments throughout.

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