Huntdown Reviews

Huntdown is ranked in the 92nd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
Recommended
May 24, 2021

A 2D run and gunner that's as in your face as an 80s Troma classic, Huntdown matches its excess with brilliant detail.

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8 / 10.0
May 12, 2020

Huntdown is a nihilistic, loud, explosive, even obnoxious arcade shooter. But behind its acid comic style and vulgar tone lies a superb, meticulously created action experience, packing in addictive and creative carnage, at breakneck pace, for an agreeable price. Heed the warning: Do Not Sleep on Huntdown. It's an absolute blast.

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9 / 10
May 12, 2020

Huntdown is, quite simply, one of the best side-scrolling shooters I've ever played. Incredible retro pixel art, generous local co-op, a stonking frame rate and an addictive game play loop that had me coming back for more; Huntdown is the total package.

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80 / 100
May 12, 2020

Huntdowns is a brilliant retro shooter, fast and defying, full of 80´s references and easter eggs. Local coop makes the game even better.

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7.8 / 10.0
May 12, 2020

A nice old-school user with low in longevity and high in challenge. Especially good if you play it side by side with a friend. Excellent pixel-art.

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9 / 10.0
May 18, 2020

Innovative gameplay and incredible aesthetics make Huntdown a must play run and gun shooter. With an array of difficulty options, side objectives and even co-op, it's a perfect starting point in the genre for all gaming backgrounds

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VideoGamer
Josh Wise
Top Critic
8 / 10
May 19, 2020

It rarely swells beyond the sum of its parts; with parts as precision-tooled as this, it doesn't need to.

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ZTGD
Top Critic
9 / 10.0
Jun 11, 2020

If classic run and gun games are something that piques the interest, Huntdown is a must buy. I am glad the amazing trailer was for a fantastic game. A throwback that doesn’t reinvent the wheel but works out some of the finer kinks of the genre.

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GameMAG
Top Critic
8 / 10
Jun 4, 2020

Of course, in the world of Huntdown, you can find flaws, such as primitive AI, lack of upgrades or too similar characters, but this does not prevent you from enjoying a very bright and well-staged action.

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9 / 10
May 12, 2020

Hunt down Huntdown as fast as you can, because this game is just concentrated action movie goodness delivered straight into your veins.

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8 / 10.0
May 16, 2020

Enjoyable, brash and well designed. Huntdown is a fun action game full of charm and swagger. It has short, enjoyable levels and very well designed bosses. It's streamlined, old-school and not bloated in any way whatsoever. I thoroughly enjoyed my playthrough and may return at some point to mop up a few things I missed.

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8 / 10
May 13, 2020

Huntdown is an ode to the gloriously violent and ridiculous action movies of the 80s, revelling in cheesy one-liners, larger than life characters, and wanton bloodshed. It's challenging but largely fair, with some thrilling boss encounters that require a variety of tactics to bring to justice.

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9 / 10
May 13, 2020

Huntdown is a delightfully detailed and expertly crafted throwback to old-school run n' gun arcade shooters.

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9.5 / 10.0
Oct 9, 2019

As more than just an homage to 80s pop culture, Huntdown proudly shows off its 16-bit influences. Inspired arcade gameplay keeps a brisk pace while a wealth of inventive boss fights and neon-drenched challenge transport the player to a time when quarters reigned supreme.

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9 / 10.0
Jun 25, 2020

Not only does Huntdown perfect what's been done in 2D shooters, it offers several new ways forward for the genre. A retro-minded tour-de-force that feels right at home in 2020.

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AusGamers
KostaAndreadis
Top Critic
7.7 / 10.0
Jun 11, 2020

It's just that the animation and sheer number of sprites make it the style of game you could only find at an arcade back in the day.

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KeenGamer
Carl Jones
Top Critic
9 / 10.0
May 26, 2020

Prepare for a challenging, side-scrolling shooter that takes you through the bowels of a corrupt retro metro as you battle the dangerous gangs therein. Huntdown brings back the 80's in a gritty, hectic fight for bounties with brilliant 16-bit graphics along with a groovy soundtrack.

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4.5 / 5.0
May 26, 2020

Huntdown is awesome, plain and simple.

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GamingBolt
Top Critic
8 / 10.0
May 20, 2020

While not hitting it out of the park like it could have, Huntdown still manages to deliver an extremely satisfying and raucously fun package that will appeal to genre newcomers and veterans alike.

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8.5 / 10.0
Jun 1, 2021

Huntdown may not appeal to everyone, but if you have a soft spot for 16-bit retro shooters and '80s action movies (or if you happen to be a nostalgic gamer of a certain age), it's pretty much guaranteed to please. It's just as punishing and satisfying as you'd expect, and that's a very good thing.

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