Tesla vs Lovecraft Reviews

Tesla vs Lovecraft is ranked in the 52nd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
8 / 10.0
Jan 18, 2018

Tesla vs Lovecraft is stupid fun, reveling in nonsense and bullets. The rapid, frantic gameplay delivered in snackable portions underscored by a fantastic soundtrack makes for a hugely entertaining experience, even if it gets a tad repetitive after a while. We'd say blasting Lovecraftian horrors as Tesla piloting a mech was never this fun, but then it wasn't ever done before.

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83 / 100
Jan 26, 2018

the one thing I wanted the most out of this game does not appear: the ability to play as Lovecraft.

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Jan 26, 2018

While Crimsonland is a game that holds a special place in my heart, Tesla vs Lovecraft is very much like that game but with a bigger focus on storytelling and delivering a sense of place. There are thousands of things to kill from creepy crawlers to lumbering creatures, and there’s plenty of weapons and ways to do that to spill eldritch blood. Tesla vs Lovecraft is just a fantastic hybrid of shooter and RPG that maintains its momentum all the way through. Being able decimate crowds of H.P. Lovecraft’s horrors is so damn satisfying while piloting the mech.

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GameSpew
Top Critic
80%
Jan 30, 2018

Tesla vs. Lovecraft is a wonderful and creative twin-stick shooter that manages to stand out from the crowd in what is something of an oversaturated genre. Despite the small reservation I have with the game's initial difficulty level, everything else — its art style, sountrack, gameplay and overall atmosphere — adds up to make a truly worthwhile experience. It might just be one of 10tons' best.

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7 / 10.0
Feb 3, 2018

Tesla vs Lovecraft doesn't reinvent the twin-stick shooter genre, but it's a hell of a lot of fun and has its own weird and distinct style. I only wish there were a bit more substance to the cutscenes and a few more story missions packed in for good measure. But if you like fighting off large waves of monsters, you'll get a lot of fun out of its endless mode.

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7.4 / 10.0
Feb 11, 2018

Play the game for tentacles' sake! Tesla vs Lovecraft has some negatives, yet it definitely brings out more than we've expected.

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Matt C.
Top Critic
Feb 15, 2018

Tesla vs Lovecraft is enjoyable enough for what it is: a simple, energetic twin-stick shooter fat doesn't push any boundaries but gets most of the fundamentals right. At the same time, there's so much untapped potential in the idea of Lovecraft/Tesla crossover, and that leaves me wanting so much more from this game than it actually delivers.

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8.3 / 10.0
Feb 15, 2018

Tesla vs Lovecraft is another classic from top-down shooter pros 10tons and it’s a must-have for any fan of the genre. Its absurd premise makes for some great lovecraftian horror action, and its balanced gameplay makes it one of the best indie shooters this year.

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Cubed3
Top Critic
7 / 10
Feb 21, 2018

While it doesn't quite stick the landing, Tesla vs Lovecraft is still well worth checking out. This twin-stick shooter captures the heart of what makes the genre work, and is designed to appeal to every level of skill. It's just such a natural and fun game that anyone will be happy to give up their weekend for it. The only other complaint worth noting is the blaring foghorn. Inception is a fine movie, but the horn it popularised has been a nuisance to this critic's eardrums for quite a long time. Hearing "BWWAAAHH" every couple minutes is akin to being trapped in the depths of Cthulhu's madness.

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7.5 / 10.0
Feb 21, 2018

Tesla vs Lovecraft does not seek innovation within the SHMUPs, but instead, aims to merely contribute to the genre with modest features and boundless levity, and it hits the mark.

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7.5 / 10.0
Mar 2, 2018

Tesla vs. Lovecraft isn't going to win you over if you crave innovation. There isn't anything here that hasn't been seen in other twin-stick shooters, but there isn't much for those wanting something off the wall, either. The story is lacking, but the game provides a solid and lengthy shooting experience, and even though there isn't a shortage of that genre on the PC, Tesla vs. Lovecraft is good enough for fans to check out.

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7 / 10.0
Mar 12, 2018

When it comes to twin-stick shooting, Tesla vs Lovecraft definitely has a solid foundation that's a ton of fun.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 12, 2018

Tesla vs Lovecraft doesn't reinvent the twin-stick shooter wheel, but it does refine and perfect the formula of what makes that genre tick thanks to its suitably meaty action, vibrant visuals and a perk system that is deeper than the sunken city of R'Lyeh.

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Cubed3
Top Critic
7 / 10
Mar 12, 2018

Tesla vs Lovecraft is a wonderful action-packed shooter that combines H.P. Lovecraft's monsters with the magical electric inventions of Nikola Tesla.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 14, 2018

Tesla vs Lovecraft is an excellent twin stick shooter with creative enemies and a pile of content.

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8 / 10
Mar 16, 2018

A relentlessly entertaining experience with energy to spare, Tesla vs Lovecraft takes a comedic premise and crafts an addictive ride, filled with variety. Despite some sporadic difficulty spikes, this stands shoulder to shoulder with PS4s best arcade shooters.

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70%
Mar 16, 2018

A fine example of twin-stick shooter fun, Tesla vs. Lovecraft proves rather moreish, and even more enjoyable with friends. You could say, it's electrifying.

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6.5 / 10.0
Mar 17, 2018

A mediocre, but still somewhat pleasant twin-stick shooter with hordes of Eldritch Horrors to kill.

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8 / 10
Mar 18, 2018

Tesla vs Lovecraft is another solid twin-stick shooter from 10tons and has a lot of different mechanics to be excited about.

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7 / 10.0
Mar 18, 2018

If you're looking for some action in your indie collection, you'll enjoy Tesla vs Lovecraft as a little boy. This double-stick arcade is well worth it despite its obvious weaknesses.

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