HYPERCHARGE: Unboxed Reviews

HYPERCHARGE: Unboxed is ranked in the 67th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
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7 / 10.0
Jun 18, 2024

Wrapped in nostalgic packaging, Hypercharge: Unboxed is a casual and accessible shooter that would have benefited from some added depth to its mechanics.

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Jun 1, 2024

Hypercharge: Unboxed doesn't revolutionize the shooter market or offer anything new, but what it does provide is a highly polished, chaotic, and lovingly crafted experience for players who have an itch for retro games and addictive combat loops. There's certainly an argument to be made that this version is coming a little too late into its life cycle, but if Hypercharge: Unboxed can find a consistent and renewed audience with this long-awaited release on Xbox consoles, then perhaps the future is indeed bright for this zany, old school shooter.

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4 / 5.0
Jan 31, 2020

Hypercharge Unboxed is finely-tuned with a diverse amount of content for a small-scale game.

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8.5 / 10.0
May 30, 2024

Hypercharge: Unboxed is an excellent multiplayer shooter. It plays extremely well, runs smoothly, and offers plenty of fun and challenge for groups of friends.

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7 / 10
Jan 19, 2020

If you consider the fairly sparse selection of FPS titles on the Switch, Hypercharge: Unboxed is a genuinely tempting prospect, boasting solid gameplay that is an absolute blast with friends. There are a few issues with the gameplay that may need addressing with patches, and as a whole the game feels like a bit of a walk in the park for the most part, but otherwise it's an impressive, unique title that you'd do well to check out.

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8.5 / 10.0
May 31, 2024

A little rough around the edges with traversal but there is so much charm and fun with this game that I can easily overlook the negatives. Each level is like a trip down memory lane and reminds me of when I had epic battles that left a complete mess of my bedroom, living room and more. With lots of replayability and fun game play, Hypercharged: Unboxed will be one of those surprise hits for me of the year. A game I didn't even know existed that ended up being one of my favorites of the year.

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7 / 10.0
Jun 5, 2024

I know I have been critical of the developer in the past, and while I, myself didn’t really vibe with their marketing techniques; at the end of the day developer Digital Cybercherries’ freshman offering is a joy to play with others. It can be rather difficult alone due to having to defend multiple towers, but with others, online or split-screen I cannot deny this is a fun game. Its not going to set the world on fire, but for a group of buddies on a weekend; this one will definitely make you smile.

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Jun 2, 2024

Hypercharge: Unboxed is a game that is going to fall under its own greatness. The gameplay is solid and a lot of fun, but there is little left for the game once you have unlocked everything except to play for the sake of it. A lack of DLC plans from the developer/publisher means this great game is going to die under the weight of its own promise.

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8 / 10.0
Feb 1, 2020

Hypercharge: Unboxed is a fun and unique addition to the small library of shooters already on the Nintendo Switch. Digital Cybercherries' debut title on the platform offers fun and addictive wave-based shooter gameplay for all ages. With the game's cute art style and smooth performance, it is hard to go wrong with picking up a content-filled game like this. Especially one that has a lower than usual price-tag of $19.99.

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8 / 10.0
May 30, 2024

HYPERCHARGE: Unboxed looks great, has local and online cross-play multiplayer, and makes you feel like a kid. This is a must-play title!

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7 / 10.0
Jan 25, 2020

Actually, it is one I look forward to revisiting as time goes on. It is extremely promising, but it isn't quite there yet. However, if you have a group of friends you can reliably play with and you're willing to trudge through the rough spots, there is certainly plenty of content to enjoy here. It also happens to somehow be one of the most visually impressive games I've played on Switch.

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Feb 2, 2020

Even though there are plenty of online multiplayer games out there, Hypercharge Unboxed is a solid enough offering to be worth playing. The fact that you play as toys is something that the whole family can enjoy, too.

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4 / 5.0
Jun 5, 2024

Hypercharge: Unboxed taps into your inner child and brings those dreams of your toys coming to life. It’s inherently goofy, but that’s what makes it enjoyable. Even with outdated systems in place, you’re bound to have a good time.

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8.5 / 10.0
May 30, 2024

There are not enough action figure games. Accordingly, HYPERCHARGE: Unboxed does a great job of ticking that box. If you cherish collectathons, and you adore shooting titles, then this is the game for you. Moreover, the ability to play this solo or with friends cooperatively or competitively enhances the gameplay experience. Consequently, I love this whacky, fun, and nostalgia-infused game. Missing this title would be madness! Madness, I tell you! As such, don’t be foolish and buy

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6.5 / 10.0
May 29, 2024

HYPERCHARGE Unboxed is a solid co-op shooter with a nice compliment of MP modes. The base game is $30 and if you have friends to play with you’ll get a week or two of fun out of the campaign as you try to unlock everything. It’s never bad, it’s never great, it’s fine.

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7 / 10.0
May 30, 2024

An incredible nostalgic aesthetic and straightforward gameplay model are endearing in the best way but start to feel thin all too quickly.

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8.5 / 10.0
Mar 14, 2021

Hypercharge: Unboxed is an exceptional shooter that has a lot to offer the gaming audience. The impressive gameplay can tie many a gamer to his or her seat, while the original artwork sets the title apart from other games of a similar nature. All of this is complemented by unorthodox designs, breathtakingly detailed maps and fun online matches. While I could find a few flaws, it doesn't change the fact that this is an enjoyable venture that is definitely worth your time.

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7.2 / 10.0
Jan 31, 2020

With its Small Soldiers vibe, setting a mix of tower defense-esque strategy and shooting at a toy-like scale, Unboxed seemed full of potential...

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9 / 10.0
Feb 12, 2020

With deep character customization, excellent tower defense gameplay, and customization that allows you to play how you want, Hypercharge: Unboxed is the FPS game that relives your childhood fantasy of toys coming to life.

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Jan 23, 2020

This isn’t your typical shooter! Instead of fighting in a war-torn country or against alien civilisation, you’re fighting amongst chairs, beds, kids toys and furniture within a massive house. You’re a toy… well, actually you’re an action figure with the single goal to protect multiple strange coloured cores known as hyper-cores that are located around each environment.

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