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Splitgate: Arena Warfare

Rating Summary

Based on 10 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

71

Top Critic Average

50%

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General Information

Available on:PCMay 24, 2019

Developer: 1047 Games

Genres: Action, First-Person Shooter

Splitgate: Arena Warfare is a fast-paced multiplayer shooter that uses player-controlled portals to create a new dimension of arena combat. Evoking memories of the most revered shooters of the past two decades, Splitgate: Arena Warfare embraces the classic and familiar feel of close-quarters combat while adding a multi-directional twist that adds a never-before-seen spatial wrinkle to the arena shooter setting. Battle against up to 10 friends in online multiplayer or refine your skills versus formidable AI. Splitgate: Arena Warfare is designed to be equally accessible to first-time and veteran FPS players, with an infinitely high skill cap that will take players hundreds of hours to refine and master. Splitgate is built in Unreal Engine 4 by 1047 Games, a passionate group of Halo fans, whose experience and love for the genre transcends the typical development team. FLY. FLANK. FRAG. Constant movement is encouraged and rewarded as players strategically place portals to FLY, FLANK and FRAG through the air to create incredible, previously-impossible highlights. 1-50 RANKING SYSTEM Instead of a complicated and convoluted matchmaking system,Splitgate: Arena Warfare uses a simple, intuitive 1-50 ranking system determined purely on player wins and losses, cutting down on in-game griefing while providing little incentive for player boosting. EQUAL PLAYING FIELD Players start each match with the same loadout, eliminating any unfair advantages from the start. Power weapons spawn on a timer across the map, and players are encouraged to use these powerful weapons to achieve montage-worthy killstreaks. EASY TO LEARN, DIFFICULT TO MASTER Standard FPS controls and intuitive portal mechanics mean beginners are up and running right off the bat. However, players must constantly evolve strategies and their ability to think with portals in order to outsmart one another. The skill cap is unlimited.

Splitgate: Arena Warfare Critic Reviews

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IGN

7.1 / 10.0
IGN

Splitgate's portal gun makes it one of the smartest multiplayer shooters around, but a small player base leads to long, frustrating waits between unbalanced matches.

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The weight of Halo with a neat borrowing from Valve makes this a shooter to remember.

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Fights are long and involved, and even though the game is fast-paced, actually getting a kill (or dying) takes a lot of bullets to accomplish. This gives players plenty of time to outplay an enemy who got the drop on them. Splitgate's long-range fights are all about strafing and accuracy, while its up-close duels are most often decided by a quick peppering of assault rifle fire and swift use of melee attacks. Both types of fights are a fairly simple loop, but one that never gets boring, no matter how many times you do it.

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With just a bit more visual flair, Splitgate: Arena Warfare could jump out and make a name for itself in a crowded market with its solid fundamentals and inventive blend of portals and gunplay.

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Splitgate's Full Release Has Been Delayed Indefinitely

Splitgate's Full Release Has Been Delayed Indefinitely

It has been announced that Splitgate's full release has been delayed indefinitely

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