Percentile Rank

Livelock is ranked in the 52nd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 29 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

73

Top Critic Average

46%

Critics Recommend

Based on 29 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

ACG
Buy
ACG

Top Critic

Buy
Aug 30, 2016
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TotalBiscuit, The Cynical Brit
Unscored
Unscored
Sep 3, 2016
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Scored Reviews

Hardcore Gamer
5 / 5.0
5 / 5.0
Aug 30, 2016

When reviewing a game, it is vital to approach it with a critical eye as even the smallest flaw can be a deal breaker for some.

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GameSpew
9 / 10
9 / 10
Sep 22, 2016

The dark, foreboding, post-apocalyptic worlds are beautifully drawn with some amazing attention to detail

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Dragnix
81 / 100
81 / 100
Sep 1, 2016
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Game Revolution
Sep 2, 2016

If you're looking for a fun twin-stick shooter that feels familiar yet fresh, Livelock is worth a purchase, especially if you have friends to play with. Now, if only it had a better title like 'Rock'em, Sock'em, Brobots'.

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Wccftech
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Aug 31, 2016

While Livelock doesn’t take any exceptional leaps in the twin-stick shooter genre, the blending of familiar concepts from Diablo and Destiny with the hectic action make this a fine cooperative experience.

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ZTGD
8 / 10.0
Ken McKown

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Sep 7, 2016

Livelock is a game that sounds pretty standard on paper, but I simply could not stop playing. It takes about 15 hours to max every character, and I am still trying to figure out how to finish my master data cards, but again without a progress tracker, it makes it incredibly difficult. If you enjoy co-op games with friends I can’t recommend it enough. It is a great game to throw on and BS with friends while mowing down countless hordes of robot enemies.

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Critical Hit
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Aug 30, 2016

If you’re a fan of top down shooters but also enjoy a deeper gameplay experience, then I couldn’t recommend Livelock highly enough. The gameplay is delightfully hectic and destructive, while the RPG elements make for a more engaging experience. Despite the slightly bland environment design, Livelock is a game that straddles the line between casual and hardcore gameplay.

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MMOGames
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Aug 30, 2016

If you enjoy twin-stick shooters and/or action RPGs then you’ll likely enjoy it. For the meager price tag, I definitely recommend picking it up and trying it out.

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High-Def Digest
Sep 9, 2016

'Livelock' is a blast when played with friends. It holds its own in solo, but only for so long. The gameplay is sharp and easy to pick up and play for any level of player - I just wish it had longer legs.

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Entertainment Buddha
78 / 100
78 / 100
Oct 6, 2016

Livelock is a phenomenal looking game with pretty good gameplay mechanics for its genre, but the lack of any real community and a short campaign leave much to be desired. It is best played with a group of friends.

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COGconnected
75 / 100
75 / 100
Sep 7, 2016

The dialog and its delivery is awful and the game has some glitches to work through, but it also features some well designed, fun gameplay – and ultimately, that is what’s most important

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Everyeye.it
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Sep 9, 2016

Tuque Games delivers a traditional Twin Stick Shooter: frantic and fun arcade action is what you can expect from Livelock.

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Worth Playing
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Feb 24, 2017

Livelock is still worth checking out, so long as you know you're getting a B-level, sci-fi action-RPG with guns. It would've been great if it had received some more care and polish. It doesn't add anything new to the genre, and it can be rather obtuse when it comes to upgrading and learning about your new upgrades, but the basic gameplay is solid. The fast pace of upgrades may provide players with enough encouragement to forge ahead. The blemishes in the aesthetics and audio throw things off, and the lack of a more robust multiplayer, especially offline co-op, definitely counts against it.

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Gaming on PC
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Sep 4, 2016

Livelock is a fun top-down shooter with fine tuned mechanics and gorgeous graphics. The story isn’t as strong as one could hope, but that doesn’t detract from the fact that the game will offer many hours of enjoyment for shooter fans.

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Video Chums
7.3 / 10.0
7.3 / 10.0
Sep 13, 2016

Livelock is a solid online twin-stick shooter with some well done features yet it also suffers from some serious problems.

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MMORPG.com
7.2 / 10.0
7.2 / 10.0
Sep 2, 2016

It’s a shame that Livelock launched on the same day as WoW’s Legion expansion. While I’m sure it did fine on PS4 and XB1, the PC release was probably completely overshadowed by both Legion and the launch of Nuka World for Fallout 4. That said, if you’re in the mood for a decent top-down shooter with some solid ARPG elements in character building and load-out tweaking you could do a lot worse than the budget-priced Livelock. If you’ve got a good friend or two to play with, even better.

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Impulsegamer
3.5 / 5.0
3.5 / 5.0
Aug 7, 2016

If you’re after a more challenging shooter or one with local multiplayer options, you’d be better pressed to look elsewhere unfortunately but on the whole, Livelock is a game which will provide hours of entertainment and provides a very enjoyable online co-op experience and proves to be a satisfying investment.

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Sirus Gaming
6.8 / 10.0
6.8 / 10.0
Nov 20, 2016

It's a good game but the game came a little too late as there are other top-down shooter games which can deliver a lot more entertainment than what this game can offer. But if you are just looking for another game to dive into and finish, then it is a game worth picking up for its price.

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The Game Fanatics
6.3 / 10.0
6.3 / 10.0
Aug 31, 2016

If you want lasers and exploding robots, you've got 'em here in Livelock. Otherwise, there isn't much for you.

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TrueAchievements
Sep 29, 2016

While Livelock's gameplay excels in its foundation, the challenge is inevitably stripped from it due to the pursuit of an arcade style feeling.

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We Got This Covered
Sep 2, 2016

Livelock provides decent twin-stick shooter gameplay, for a good time with friends. It’s just a shame that the title doesn’t do anything new, focusing on an information-heavy plotline instead of providing any solid emotion.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Sep 1, 2016

On the surface it would appear that Livelock is trying to bring something new and interesting to the PlayStation 4. Unfortunately, though perfectly competent as an action game, ends up falling flat on execution. The predictable storyline, inconsistent production values and lackluster variety mar what could have been a fun distraction during the summer’s AAA famine. If you are looking for a fairly decent brawler/shoot-a-thon, Livelock should fit the bill, but this is not going to be the kind of title that remains installed on your console after its completion.

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CGMagazine
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Aug 30, 2016

Pretty visuals and some fun combat can’t make up for the fact that Livelock lacks any real spark.

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GamingBolt
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Sep 4, 2016

Livelock is a solid twin-stick shooter with interesting character classes, good gameplay, and fun co-op play. The story is unoriginal and bland, and the game is relatively short, but it’s a worthwhile play for fans of the genre, even if it doesn’t do anything to drastically change it.

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Saving Content
Aug 30, 2016

Livelock is a fun ride, but it is short-lived that is to its benefit and detriment. The game never overstays its welcome, but with how brisk you can get through the game makes it hard to see its value. There's plenty of ways to replay the game, but I never felt compelled to do any of it again with another character or try to find someone online. Livelock has some interesting things going for it, but I won't be going back until some expansions add something worth coming back to.

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Rocket Chainsaw
Sep 11, 2016

Livelock is a solid, but unremarkable game on almost every front. It plays fine, it looks acceptable, it sounds alright and the story is serviceable.

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EGM
5 / 10.0
Ray Carsillo

Top Critic

5 / 10.0
Sep 9, 2016

Livelock is as generic a top-down shooter as you can get. The locations you find yourself fighting through, the enemies you take on, and the story itself come together in a package that works, but one which fails to inspire any semblance of fun.

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