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verall, God’s Trigger was a brilliant experience, despite the amount of times I died. The fast action-packed combat makes you stress about what’s around the next corner.
With Hotline Miami dominating the top-down, over-the-top, brutally violent genre in gaming since its introduction in 2012, it was high time a new game tried to get in on the action and take the steely crown. Having started out in 2014, Krakow based developers One More Level have added another game to their catalogue with God’s Trigger. Promising the opportunity to ‘slay enemies with speed and precision in an over-the-top show of blood and explosions’, I was keen to see just how well this one would hold up. Find out here at Rapid Reviews UK!
God’s Trigger was a blast to play. It is a gritty bloodbath that had fun with the tropes it played with and never sacrificed story or gameplay for its component parts. Harry and Judy made a great team in a corrupt world, and killing sinners, whether they’re cowboy body doubles or deranged cultists, has never felt so good.
God's Trigger is a not a game made for relaxing. It's difficult and frustrating, but every death is justified, it's not unfair. It was your mistake. It will please you if you long for some more Hotline Miami.
Review in Polish | Read full review
God's Trigger is a fast-paced top down shooter in the realm of Hotline Miami, which brings with it some brutal deaths. The various abilities and ways to attack are fantastic. The story doesn't delve deep, but it does what's needed to keep you engaged.
God's Trigger is a really good over-the-top shoot-'em-up game that when you start, it makes you play it more and more. Its "deep challenging gameplay full of violence" beside having some nice differences with similar games of this genre, make God's Trigger a valuable game that worth your time and money, specially if you play it in co-op to see full potential of the game.
Review in Persian | Read full review
Despite quite a few issues and never truly reaching the high marks set by some other games in the top-down shooter genre, God’s Trigger still manages to be worth playing thanks to it carving its own path.
God's Trigger is a fun arcade action game with a co-op and a nice campaign, which uses a Hotline Miami formula with the addition of some new mechanics.
Review in Russian | Read full review
God's Trigger isn't perfect but it is a lot of fun. The silly story is charming enough to overlook some of the shortcomings, with gameplay having a nice balance between hardcore and casual. Ultimately, the ability to win or lose based off a single move works very well here, for the same reasons it worked well for games like Hotline Miami. So, if you want to see how quickly you can dispatch foes and enjoy a ridiculous story this is a can't miss.
God’s Trigger is a smorgasbord of twin stick goodness. It takes the challenge of Hotline Miami, the genre innovations of Mr Shifty, blends it with a fun, pulpy if shallow narrative and then blends it with as much blood splatter as humanly possible. It doesn’t do anything particularly new but it does provide a twitchy, immensely gratifying 9 hours of action with the occasional satisfying set piece.
Even though it’s hard to evaluate God’s Trigger without comparing it to Hotline Miami, it does enough to separate itself. The numerous abilities and weapons allow for more variety, and the game is much more welcoming to newcomers and casuals.
The soundtrack also makes a huge impression, again with each area having a different style of track. From creepy industrial house music to surf guitar riffs, you'll be doing a shoulder dance while you paint the town red.
God's Trigger might feel underwhelming at the start, but its mediocre tutorial hides a fast, frantic and fantastic hack and slash that is perfect to play with a friend.
A fun game held back by some questionable design decisions, I can recommend God's Trigger, but only to a certain niche audience desperate for more Hotline Miami clones to play. A few cuts to unnecessary mechanics here, a little streamlining to avoid annoying the player there, and this game easily could've been in 8.5/10 territory. As a game of middling quality overall, it's likely to be buried in the deluge of Steam indie games instead.
God's Trigger is like if Quentin Tarantino adapted a Garth Ennis comic book and turned everything up to eleven. The story may not be that interesting and the music could've been better but the action is all that matters here and it's great. Playing the game on co-op is an absolute chaos and we loved every second of it.
Review in Persian | Read full review
It is not as elegant as The Hong Kong Massacre and lacks the level design of Hotline Miami, but this top down shooter is fun to play and delivers a great local coop mode, in which we control and angel and a demon, whit their own unique abilities. Music, blood and humor reminds us of Tarantino movies.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
n the vein of so many B movies that seek to provide the campiest of thrills, God’s Trigger takes delight in its over-the-top violence, cheesy monologues, and nonsensical plot. It’s what makes the game so memorable, even if that means it never defies genre expectations. God’s Trigger is no rousing masterpiece, nor does it want to be.
God's Trigger is a fast-paced, twin-stick action game that knows it is campy and kitschy and does not apologize for it. It's also unapologetically unforgiving, so you're likely going to die. A lot. At least you will as you try to learn the game's various nuances while facing enemy hordes. The gameplay could use some extra polish and the solo experience feels a tad lacking compared to multiplayer. If you're a fan of Hotline Miami, however, then this is the kind of angel or devil's food cake you'll want to get and eat, too.
God's Trigger's grindhouse kitsch is effective because you can believe it was made by deeply inspired people who barely knew what they were doing. Blundering adrenaline has an unconscious authenticity which, by its nature, translates to a gnarly player experience. Misadventure is technically still an adventure.