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Hotline Miami hits Steam, get the stylish launch trailer and screens

Wednesday, 24th October 2012 08:41 GMT By Dave Cook

Hotline Miami – described as a top-down ‘fuck-em-up’ by developer Dennaton Games is out on PC now. It’s a neon lit, icy cool game that sees you killing members of the 1980s criminal underworld in gory fashion. It’s mad, but fans of the film Drive will like its style. Check out more details, the launch trailer and screens below.

It’s a top down game similar to the original GTA, and it sees you running and gunning through packs of goons, as well as dishing out melee-carnage. There are 20 missions, 35 weapons and a twisted story to reveal. It’s oavailable now for £6.99 / $9.99 via Steam. Buy it here.

Here’s the stylish live-action trailer:

And some blood-soaked screens for your pleasure:

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6 Comments

  1. bitsnark

    This game is the absolute shit.

    Had a review copy for the last few days and its just sublime. Utterly sublime.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Dave Cook

    @1 Yeah? How does it handle? Like Alien Breed, Loaded style of control?

    #2 2 years ago
  3. OwnedWhenStoned

    I was going to ask that, because the screen shots look terrible.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. bitsnark

    @2 It handles like a twin-stick shooter, but it requires you to play it anything but. It’s essentially the world’s fastest twitch-based strategy game if you can believe it. You have to factor in everything from lines of sight, to the noise that you make, the route you take to a kill and a myriad of other things. Its the sort of game where poor planning can deaden you as quickly as poor reflexes can.

    It really is great and has a sublime psycho-thriller narrative going on. Really recommend you try it mate.

    @3 The screenshots don’t do it any justice really, you have to see it in action. Despite looking like 1991 era Mode-7 sprites and environments, the level of violence and collateral damage that those ugly little sprites convey, is quite substantial. Not to mention a selection of cool little retro nods that I won’t spoil for you :)

    It’s bleached, wobbly, interlaced look is a visual homage to the likes of Drive that Dave mentioned in the article, among other things.

    Regardless, I recommend wholeheartedly that you try it :)

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Dave Cook

    @4 good lord that sounds incredible. Yep, buying this tonight :) Thanks.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. OwnedWhenStoned

    @4 Thanks for the mini review!

    I love these top downers, but I’m always a bit sceptical when the trailer doesn’t show you the game…

    I’m sure this will be purchased.

    #6 2 years ago

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