Heavy Bullets

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Based on 11 critic reviews
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6 / 10.0
Oct 8, 2014

I liked that the levels and enemies were randomly generated, but I found there was still something left to be desired. Perhaps the game could have benefited from more enemies, events, discoveries, or more unique items. The neon charm was always a pleasure to play through, but overall I felt Heavy Bullets wore thin over time. If you're a huge fan of rogue-like dungeon crawlers it's worth a shot, but not six bullets.

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Sep 25, 2014

'Heavy Bullets' delivers a nostalgic arcade-style shooter with an engaging, unique mechanic, but is a little too repetitive for comfort.

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8.8 / 10.0
Nov 24, 2014

Heavy Bullets encourages smart, slow, and steady tactics instead of jumping in and unloading in every room. It lets you be a bad ass one man army, while still keeping you struggling and hungry for more. Outside of a few ergonomic missteps, especially with the controller integration, it delivers an intense and immersive experience that rivals a lot of AAA FPS titles.

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8.5 / 10.0
Sep 23, 2014

If you're looking for something a little different, and don't mind a bit of repetition, give Heavy Bullets a shot. Just remember to pick up your bullets after firing.

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68 / 100
Sep 22, 2014

Overall, Heavy Bullets didn't really click with me. While I enjoy the odd FPS and rogue-like game, Heavy Bullets never really managed to grab me like I hoped it would. Do not get me wrong Heavy Bullets is a competent arcade shooter and rogue-like rolled into one. The cheap price is another bonus. Yet there are just a few too many aspects about the game that I didn't find entertaining at all.

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9 / 10.0
Sep 30, 2014

It takes many cues from the classic shooters of old, cutting out the more superfluous mechanics and flourishes of today's shooters and instead focusing on brutal combat.

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Edward Smith

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7 / 10.0
Oct 2, 2014

For gamers seeking a slice of arcade-style action, they could certainly do a lot worse than Heavy Bullets. The gameplay is fun, the aesthetics are first-class, and for people who love a challenge, it will certainly provide them with one. The difficulty is really what provides it with any duration, though; were it not for the constant need to start again from the beginning, you could probably complete it in an hour or two. It's certainly a good game, but it needs more content ' in a lot of different ways ' to be considered exceptional.

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66 / 100
Oct 3, 2014

A somewhat anaemic dungeon-crawling first-person shooter with intense core combat that never evolves (and little else worth praising).

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Sep 20, 2014

Heavy Bullets is one of the best dungeon crawlers I've ever played, providing a fresh take on one of the pillars of video gaming.

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Sep 18, 2014

Heavy Bullets is a devastatingly elegant fusion of slippery twitch shooting, procedural exploration and gradual progression without an ounce of unnecessary fat. The rock-solid experience can plateau after a few hours of dying and delving, but you'll definitely get your money's worth first.

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