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Available on:PlayStation 4May 9, 2017
Xbox OneMay 9, 2017
PCOct 5, 2016
Nintendo SwitchSep 28, 2017
Xbox Series X/SNov 10, 2020
PlayStation 5Nov 12, 2020

Developer: Transhuman Design

Genre: Third-Person Shooter

The easiest mode is 'HARD'! BUTCHER is a fast-paced 2D shooter game and a blood-soaked love letter to the early 90s. As a cyborg programmed to eradicate the last remains of humanity, your sole purpose is to well... annihilate anything that moves. So grab your weapon of choice (from chainsaw, through shotgun, to grenade launcher) and kill your way through underground hideouts, post-apocalyptic cities, jungles and more. And if you're feeling creative, there are plenty other ways of ending your enemies' misery - hooks, lava pits, saws... no death will ever be the same. If kicking corpses into a lava pit and adorning walls with blood is your idea of a good time, BUTCHER is THE game for you.

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Butcher is a brutal action-platformer with an eye for clever level design and a commitment to excessive action.

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Butcher is a game that will mainly appeal to those who like hardcore shooters, where one wrong move can cost you progress. For others, that style of play could prove frustrating, especially when testing your platforming skills. Though it's built around the idea of being a relentless killing machine, that doesn't really feel fully realised with most enemies on a par with you when it comes to dealing damage. Butcher shows potential, but it doesn't reach it in its short campaign.

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Butcher is a triumphant ode to id Software's classic shooters, but still forges its own path. Just be careful not to slip on all the blood it spills.

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Butcher is a grotesque love-letter to older shooters with addictive gameplay, plenty of different difficulty settings and disturbing imagery. However, it doesn't have enough to offer as the content falls short leading to an incredibly unsatisfying conclusion.

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