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Huntdown (the 2020 GotY) released for PC (EGS)/PS4/XB1/Switch, update - reviews posted from OpenCritic

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Game Information

Game Title: Huntdown


  • PlayStation 4 (May 12, 2020)
  • Xbox One (May 12, 2020)
  • PC (May 12, 2020)
  • Nintendo Switch (May 12, 2020)

Developer: Easy Trigger

Publisher: Coffee Stain
Review Aggregator

OpenCritic - 83 average - 89% recommended


Critic Reviews

Noisy Pixel - 9.5 / 10


Huntdown takes you back to the days of classic arcade 2D action games but utilizes modern tools to perfect the genre. From the beginning to the end, this game is an absolute thrill. The attention to detail in the environments and the ever-changing rollout of enemies play a huge part in keeping each moment of gameplay fresh with a high level of intensity.

FingerGuns - 9 / 10


It may not break ground on the neo-nostalgic front, but it doesn’t need to. It’s a wonderful homage to an era of games and movies that paved the way for this to happen.

Nintendo Life - 9 / 10


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TheSixthAxis - 9 / 10


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.

Boomstick Gaming - 8 / 10


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Destructoid - 8 / 10


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.

GameSpew - 8 / 10


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Hobby Consolas - Spanish - 80 / 100


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

Push Square - 8 / 10


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. The thumping soundtrack and beautiful 16-bit aesthetic are just the icing on the cake, like a perfectly delivered "Stick around!" after Arnie pins an enemy to the wall with an expertly thrown blade.


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