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Available on:PlayStation 4Aug 15, 2017

Developer: Housemarque

Publisher: SIE

Genre: Action

Blast through explosive waves of contemporary arcade action in this rapid-fire twin stick shooter.

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Matterfall succeeds in adapting Housemarque's trademark style of fast, action-packed, arcadey action to the 2D platformer genre, but it feels like a puzzle half solved. There's virtually no content here after you finish its exceptionally short campaign, outside of some harder difficulty modes and a global leaderboard to climb, and its level design isn't well-suited for replay value. It's a ton of fun while it lasts, but once it's over it's hard to not be left with a feeling of “Is that it?”

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No Recommendation / Blank

Housemarque widens its lens with a take on 90s run and gunners, resulting in an enjoyably chaotic if overly slight adventure.

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Metro GameCentral

6 / 10
Metro GameCentral

Nowhere close to the arcade perfection of Resogun or Nex Machina, this undercooked action platformer lacks the precise controls and instant appeal of its stablemates.

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Matterfall is an enjoyable, arcadey action game with a few twists even though difficulty spikes mar the endgame

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