Screencheat is a clever shooter, but one that ultimately lacks depth or longevity. However, the sheer amount of fun to be had with friends is undeniable, and that aspect alone makes the game worth trying for those yearning for their local multiplayer fixes
If you and your crew want to play something far more unique than most first-person shooters on the market, then Screencheat is an easy recommendation. Those on their own will have it rough, however, since the online community just simply isn't there for it. It's a shame, since playing against bots can only sustain users for so long. What makes Samurai Punk's game so special is sharing the experience with other players, not the console.
Screencheat is my favourite local multiplayer game on the PlayStation 4. It's a nice, small, download that I'm going to leave sitting on the harddrive for whenever I have friends over, and while that might not happen on a weekly basis (I like my space, okay), each and every time I pull the game out, it's going to more than validate its worth. Because it is simple, silly, fun, and it's a great start for Aussie games on the PlayStation 4 this year. [OpenCritic note: Matt Sainsbury separately reviewed the PC (3.5 stars) and PS4 (4 stars) versions. Their scores have been averaged.]
For a group of friends who regularly play together in the same room, this would be an ideal addition to the rotation. It's an ironically fitting tribute to the days of Goldeneye, and one that will have your group in stitches by the end of your first session. Of course, you'll be at it tooth and nail by the second session, and by the third you'll probably be sick of it. While the idea and execution are both excellent, the game just isn't substantial enough to warrant extended play sessions.
All in all Screencheat is a very good party game for family, friends or for anyone. We'd say go and buy it.
Screencheat only has a thin veil of content, containing only the multiplayer modes, a quick time trials mode, and some unlockable ragdoll's, but for $15 you're getting an extremely witty and lighthearted party game.