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Shakedown: Hawaii

Rating Summary

Based on 24 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

76

Top Critic Average

70%

Critics Recommend

Based on 24 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4May 7, 2019
PCTBD
Nintendo 3DS2019
PlayStation VitaMay 7, 2019
Nintendo SwitchMay 7, 2019

Publisher: Vblank Entertainment

Shakedown: Hawaii follows three protagonists through a 16-bit open world. Build your own "legitimate" corporation by completing missions, acquiring businesses, sabotaging competitors, "re-zoning" land, and shaking down shops for protection money. Explore the island by foot, by car, or by boat. It's filled with arcade challenges, sidequests, stores to shop at, houses to burgle, civilians to interact with, and secrets to discover. You begin your adventure as an aging CEO, struggling to make sense of the modern world. Online shopping killed his retail stores, ride sharing his taxi business, and streaming his video stores. To save the company, he'll need to learn the "methods" of modern business, and use them to rebuild his empire. The entire island is up for grabs... or at least, could be with the right business model. It's business in the front, and bodies in the back... in Shakedown: Hawaii.

Trailers

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Shakedown: Hawaii (2019) | "Hostile Takeover" Trailer [Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS Vita, 3DS, PC] thumbnail

Shakedown: Hawaii (2019) | "Hostile Takeover" Trailer [Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS Vita, 3DS, PC]

Shakedown: Hawaii (2019) | "The Consultant" Trailer [Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS Vita, 3DS, PC] thumbnail

Shakedown: Hawaii (2019) | "The Consultant" Trailer [Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS Vita, 3DS, PC]

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Shakedown: Hawaii (2019) | Game Overview Trailer [Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS Vita, 3DS, PC]

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Eurogamer

No Recommendation / Blank
Eurogamer

A brisk free-roaming action game with a clicker-ish heart.

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Bite-sized missions and an engaging empire-building layer make Shakedown: Hawaii a great destination – whether you have minutes or hours to spare

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Despite that, I’m left with a sense of unfulfilled ambition. Shakedown: Hawaii presents itself as a unique real estate-centric twist on open-world action, but it seems satisfied to stick with a cheap rental.

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It's a small price to pay for low-stakes arcade open world antics. Shakedown: Hawaii might play similarly to Retro City Rampage, but it takes place in a markedly different world. It's more than enough to warrant giving both games a shot, and a worthy successor to a now-seven-year-old game.

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