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Available on:PlayStation 4Jul 14, 2017
Xbox OneJul 14, 2017
PCOct 17, 2014
Xbox Series X/SNov 10, 2020
PlayStation 5Nov 12, 2020

Developer: 5 Bits Games

Publisher: Grip Digital s.r.o.

Genres: Puzzle, Action, First-Person Shooter

DeadCore is a First-person Platformer blending exploration, speedrunning, and puzzles. After falling endlessly through powerful magnetic storms you wake up in a desolate world. Your memory erased, you start exploring this place surrounded by void as cryptic messages appear around you. Suddenly, you spot a gigantic Tower emerging from the mists. You soon understand that in order to find the answers you need, you must climb all the way to the top. Equipped with a 'SwitchGun', a special weapon allowing you to activate or deactivate the Tower elements, you set off on a perilous journey full of traps, complex mechanisms, gaps to cross, and lethal foes, a journey that will eventually allow you to solve the mystery surrounding this strange and abstract world... DeadCore is strongly focused on speedrunning: every level has at least 2 main paths and several secret passages you have to find to optimize your time. It also features a special Speedrun mode with dedicated maps you can unlock by finding ‘Sparks’ hidden in the main levels. As you progress through the stages, you find power-ups that grant you new abilities and allow you to reach new locations. There are also many types of collectibles to find that unlock new content such as narrative logs, new maps, new music tracks, and much more! Can you uncover the secrets that lie beneath this fog-ridden world?

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It's a shame the game is entirely let down by poor controls and sometimes cheap challenge design, both of which are at odds with the game's speedrunning ethos.

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An awesome chance to think of Mirror's Edge & Portal, but also a hard game due to control issues.

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There's a good concept to DeadCore, and for the most part, it's one that feels pretty well executed. It's no looker, and the PS4's controller lacks the dexterity needed to truly master the platform puzzlin', runnin' and gunnin' DeadCore offers, but that doesn't mean there isn't something enjoyable and challenging to glean from this console version.

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All in all, DeadCore is not a very good game. While it's $7.99 price point may be appealing at first glance, it pains me to say that it quickly descends into a incredibly boring, and clunky jump-fest, with its only saving grace being its theme and atmosphere.

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