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Surprise Attack, Samurai Punk
Oct 21, 2014 - PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5
Fair

OpenCritic Rating

73

Top Critic Average

35%

Critics Recommend

PC Gamer
78 / 100
IGN
7 / 10
Metro GameCentral
7 / 10
Game Revolution
3.5 / 5
TheSixthAxis
7 / 10
Push Square
6 / 10
The Escapist
3.5 / 5
Twinfinite
5 / 5
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Critic Reviews for Screencheat

Easy going in tone but frantic and stressful by nature, Screencheat seizes on a single novel idea and builds an enjoyable couch shooter around it.

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Silly weapons and invisible opponents put a fresh twist on Screencheat's old-school approach to multiplayer shooting.

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Metro GameCentral

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7 / 10
Metro GameCentral

The execution isn't quite as good as the central concept, but this is still a fun celebration of everything that's great about split-screen gaming.

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Screencheat's unique concept is one that provides a nice dose of hilarity and harkens back to all those memories spent staying up late playing GoldenEye with friends. While it's still missing a few sparks of genius that made those old classics so endlessly replayable, it's certainly fun while it lasts.

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Unique, accessible, and hilarious to play with friends, Screencheat comes together nicely in one neat little package. It's a chaotically nostalgic trip down memory lane and one that Samurai Punk has fleshed out nicely with a range of systems that shooter fans will be comfortable with. That said, it's tenure over the sitting room may be short-lived. Although fun in small bursts, it doesn't have quite the same staying power or online community that other games enjoy.

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Despite a very novel central premise, Screencheat simply fails to maintain attention. The title features a variety of weapons, maps, and modes, but its mechanics take too long to grasp for it to succeed as a party game, while being too shallow for it to succeed as a serious shooter. To be clear, there's definitely some fun to be had here, and the goofy visuals and music help emphasize this, but the entire experience reeks of wasted potential.

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Screencheat is undeniably fun, party/shooter hybrid which brings back fond memories of the good old days of split-screen.

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It's great fun, and I had a big dumb smile on my face the entire time. If you're looking to relive the most controversial part of multiplayer gaming's yesteryear, I highly recommend Screencheat.

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