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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.
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.
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.]
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.
All in all Screencheat is a very good party game for family, friends or for anyone. We'd say go and buy it.
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.
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
Silly weapons and invisible opponents put a fresh twist on Screencheat's old-school approach to multiplayer shooting.
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.
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.