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By Mark Raby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Repetitive gore-fest is heavy on action, light on all else.

Game PlayStation 4 , Windows 2014
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Crimsonland has a retro feel to it, almost like a recreation of a classic arcade shooting game. Of course, the graphics are modern (though not to the level expected from a PS4 title), and there's more customization in terms of weapon selection, but the basic premise is the same. This helps make the game easy and fun to pick up and play. Unfortunately, it misses out on the opportunity to go further. The gameplay is stale and repetitive; the large selection of levels offers some variety but only in how the enemies appear; and most of the levels are played in the same closed environment.

Even the game's features fall short. For example, players can choose from a veritable arsenal but likely will end up feeling unsatisfied, as there's little difference in the effectiveness or attack style of each weapon. The game does have a two-player cooperative mode, which adds an element of fun for those interested in zombie-destroying mayhem with a friend. But for the most part, the game ends up feeling like a shell -- albeit a blood-soaked one -- of what it should be.

Game Details

  • Platforms: PlayStation 4 , Windows
  • Pricing structure: Paid
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: 10tons
  • Release date: July 15, 2014
  • Genre: Third-Person Shooter
  • ESRB rating: T for Violence, Blood and Gore
  • Last updated: August 25, 2016

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