Review: State of Anarchy (PlayStation 4)

A simplistic top-down shooter that will put a smile on your face. Fulfill your inner sociopath as you mow down enemies with guns and cars alike, in a bid to pull off the world’s largest heist.

Pros:

  • Hand drawn comic style graphics.
  • 517MB Download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • Top-down shooter gameplay.
  • Twin stick shooter controls.
  • Over 40 levels.
  • Earn EXP, Level up and pick new perks.
  • Cash drops from enemies and you use this to upgrade your abilities like fire rate, Health etc.
  • Has a GTA feel to it.
  • Levels roll into the next one unless you quit out.
  • Unlock new guns by finishing levels.#
  • The big end of level boss battles and usually turns into a bullet hell affair.
  • Fast loading times.
  • Easy to get into.
  • Vehicles everywhere that you can drive and shoot from.
  • Can replay levels.
  • Use scenery to block bullets.

Cons:

  • Shooting from vehicles is awkward.
  • Difficulty spikes.
  • Repetitive music.
  • A basic premise that we have seen many times before.
  • Hard to see what is selected in menus.
  • Really small text.
  • Soon feels repetitive.
  • Little replayability.

The Numbers:
  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 6/10
    Sound - 6/10
  • 7/10
    Accessability - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Fun Factor - 7/10
6.8/10

Summary

It is a strong twin-stick shooter, It does have a decent upgrade tree and perks to change up the game flow. My only beef is that it all feels the same after a handful of levels. Its a simple looking game with a simple game formula, Get guns, shoot and kill the boss. Ok so in short its a tight little package of a game with many good points, The music and repetitiveness of it all could grate but to be honest, it is still fun to play.

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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