Review: Random Heroes-Gold Edition (PlayStation 4)

The Earth is being invaded by terrifying aliens! It’s up to you and a bunch of random heroes to save the day and stop the invasion! Shoot and jump your way through over 108 levels to stop the alien menace and bring peace to the planet. Will you be able to survive?


  • Nice graphics.
  • 88.20mb download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • Stackable Platinum trophy list.
  • Cross-buy with the PlayStation Vita.
  • 2D Shooter gameplay.
  • Nine chapters.
  • 24 characters-each unique with attacks and stats.
  • Enemies drop coins that you spend in the shop for new guns and characters.
  • 20 weapons to unlock.
  • Simple controls.
  • Stars-3 to collect in each level and are awarded for-secret found/not getting hit and killing all enemies in the level.
  • Can replay levels.
  • Basic tutorial.
  • Crystal skull-increases overall health.


  • Slowdown happens a lot.
  • Have to quit out to change characters.
  • Can’t pan around level and see where you can drop or lookup.
  • Levels just roll into the next so you never know when and where you are.

  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 6/10
    Sound - 6/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Fun Factor - 7/10


Random Heroes is a very basic platform shooter with a handful of good ideas just let down by bad decisions. I mean you unlock new heroes so naturally you want to try them outright? Well quit out the game and go reload your save and pick the new guy cos ain’t no way you doing in-game in real-time. That with the level structure of just keep going with little to no direction or sense of advancement means random Heroes keeps the random nature of things up all the way through and makes a mediocre platform shooter.

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!

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