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Available on:PlayStation 4Jun 20, 2017
PCJun 20, 2017

Developer: Alientrap

Genres: Roguelike, Action, Platformer

Cryptark is a 2D roguelike shooter that challenges players with boarding and neutralizing procedurally generated alien starships to earn income for their Privateering enterprise. Purchase improved equipment and weapons to tackle more dangerous targets, but be cautious as failure will result in a loss of investment and profit. The decaying alien arks will defend themselves from intruders with a wide arsenal of cyborg monstrosities, robotics, and security systems, all obstacles that must be surpassed to achieve victory, the destruction of the ship’s central System Core.


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The mix of roguelike modes lets you play at different paces, but once I had my one incredible run to victory, I felt like I'd seen everything the game had to offer

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Each gun has a niche that you can change your play style to suit.

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Cryptark is unforgiving and merciless in its approach to balancing roguelike elements with a deeper sense of exploration and survival. It may not be to everyone's tastes, but anyone looking to salvage a lengthy dungeon-crawler in space that is heavy on action and challenge will find plenty to love here. And scream about, when a perfect run is cocked up by the ship teleporting in a few heavy reinforcements right on top of you.

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Cryptark is a roguelike shooter which provides a challenging and funny experience. All the stages of the game are randomly generated: if you're looking for a relaxing adventure, it would be better to stay away from it.

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Cryptark - Launch Trailer | PS4 thumbnail

Cryptark - Launch Trailer | PS4

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