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Cycle 28

Rating Summary

Based on 7 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

64

Top Critic Average

14%

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Based on 7 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PCMar 9, 2018
Nintendo SwitchAug 2, 2018

Publisher: Pill Bug Interactive

Cycle 28 is a space shooter in the classic arcade style that keeps you pushing for a high score. The controls are simple. The action is fast-paced. Intense dogfights lead to epic, screen-filling bosses. Fast-paced combat — Power slide your way between more bullets than any lesser pilot could handle. Nothing feels better than using your ship’s gun to propel you through enemy-infested space as you grip the trigger ever tighter. Upgrades — Beat your personal high score in a run to unlock upgrades. With 45 possible configurations, customise your ship and master new tactics to live just a little longer. Evolving story — Uncover the secrets of why you’re stuck in Cycle, why the enemy is hell-bent on destroying everything you love, and just who they really are. Epic original score — A powerfully atmospheric mix of modern orchestral and retro electronic sounds by Jordan Rees.

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Cycle 28 - Nintendo Switch Trailer - Releases Aug 02, 2018

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Cycle 28 Price Announcement Trailer

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Cycle 28 begins as a simple arcade game inspired by Asteroids that, little by little, unravels a complex narrative capable of big things. However, due to an awful control system, the game swings between the fun and the frustration.

Review in Spanish | Read full review

Cycle 28 is a space-themed shoot'em up that features a very minimalistic approach and whose simplicity is both to be praised and to criticize. With its solid, competent gameplay and a well thought plot structure, Cycle 28 certainly has good arguments going for it, while its minimalism can feel too minimal and ends up making the game too repetitive too quickly.

Review in Portuguese | Read full review

Cycle 28 disguises itself as a solid arcade shooter with minimalist aesthetics but slowly reveals itself to be something far beyond that. It successfully manages to engulf the player in the mystery that led to the player character's current predicament and entices you to seek the truth, find answers to questions you didn't know existed and attempt to break the cycle and… who knows, maybe freedom and a happy conclusion? We rarely get to play video games where each 'Game Over' offers the possibility to solve a mystery, so we kept coming back to it again and again - and so will you.

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Cycle 28 is an interesting title with good background music, but it also shows you everything it has to offer within minutes, making this an average game for the Nintendo Switch.

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