Berzerk: Recharged Review (PlayStation 5)

For this Berzerk: Recharged Review, we play a reimagining of the 1980 arcade classic, Berzerk: Recharged challenges you to fight your way through a deadly maze filled with waves of menacing, vocal robots. Deft twin-stick control and power-ups are the only way to survive, as you shoot your way through room after room in this never-ending dystopian maze. And don’t forget, Evil Otto may have a smile on his face, but he is deadly and invincible.


Berzerk: Recharged Review Pros:

  • Decent graphics.
  • 322.7MB download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • Own in-game achievements.
  • Controller settings – Invert axis and sensitivity sliders along with vibration strength slider.
  • Colorblind support.
  • Two game modes – Arcade and missions.
  • Missions mode is a set of pre-made missions with unique modifiers.
  • Local two-player co-op.
  • Arcade mode – Iron Man, powerless, and gravity optional modifiers.
  • Twin stick shooter gameplay.
  • The goal of the game is to go room from room and kill everyone.
  • You can leave a room whenever you want.
  • After a short time you get a five-second countdown then a big sphere that is nigh on Invincible chases you until you leave the room.
  • Powerups can be picked up and used for a short time like faster speed, shotgun, bouncy bullets, etc.
  • Arcade mode plays out more like an endless mode as it just keeps going.
  • Missions mode has more variety and points to it as you have to clear each room out, find the rooms and it progressively gets harder.
  • Twin stick controls with a dash and Poweruos usage button.
  • Small rooms with good wall design.
  • Gets addictive due to how quickly you get into the action and the fast loading times reduce the downtime after dying.
  • Excellent soundtrack.
  • Online leaderboards.

Berzerk: Recharged Review Cons:

  • No online multiplayer.
  • Cannot rebind controls.
  • The game in general is slow to start.
  • Feels repetitive over time and it’s mostly due to the speed and small pool of room layouts.

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Berzerk: Recharged:

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Developer: Sneakybox

Publisher: Atari

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“Berzerk Recharged” is a game that offers a decent visual experience with its graphics. It has a manageable download size of 322.7MB and comes with its own in-game achievements, including a coveted Platinum trophy. The game provides a range of controller settings, including the ability to invert the axis, adjust sensitivity sliders, and even modify vibration strength. It also includes support for colorblind players.

The game offers two modes: Arcade and Missions. The Missions mode offers a set of pre-made missions with unique modifiers, providing a varied gameplay experience. The Arcade mode, on the other hand, includes optional modifiers like Iron Man, Powerless, and Gravity. The game also supports local two-player co-op, enhancing the fun factor.

The gameplay of “Berzerk Recharged” is based on the twin-stick shooter concept. The objective is to move from room to room, eliminating all enemies. However, the game does not offer online multiplayer and does not allow for control rebinding. One downside is that the game can feel slow to start and may become repetitive over time due to the limited pool of room layouts.

Power-ups can be picked up throughout the game, offering temporary enhancements like increased speed, shotgun, bouncy bullets, etc. The Arcade mode plays out more like an endless mode, while the Missions mode offers more variety and challenge as it progressively gets harder.

The game features twin-stick controls with a dash and power-up usage button. The rooms are small but well-designed, and the game becomes addictive due to the quick action and reduced downtime after dying, thanks to fast loading times. The game also boasts an excellent soundtrack and online leaderboards, adding to the overall gaming experience. However, it’s worth noting that you can leave a room whenever you want, but after a short time, you get a five-second countdown, and then a big sphere that is nearly invincible chases you until you leave the room. Overall I found this to be one of the best games in the Recharged series due to the accessibility and smooth controls mashed with the visuals. A true twin-stick delight.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!