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Get ready for the apocalypse!
With its mix of topdown shooters like Alien Breed and rogue-likes such as Hack or the more modern Darkest Dungeon, Nuclear Throne makes for a supremely entertaining time. It's got heaps of challenge, plenty of customization, a slick visual style and bags of strangely cute but still terrifying mutants, so really, how can it go wrong? There's little in the way of story to bog things down here, and the game simply plants you in a post-apocalyptic world where mutants roam the land and where humanity has lost all hope. Your job isn't to save the planet but simply to take as many of the mutants down with you, so all you really have to do is explore and blast everything which you find. You've got some wonderfully over-the-top weaponry to help out, while you can also collect radiation to mutate yourself, growing new limbs and abilities in the process. You've got 12 heroes to choose from, including some pretty surreal ones like a headless chicken, while there are seven main worlds and loads of procedurally generated levels to explore. The icing on the cake is the co-op mode and this really is the way to play, bringing back fond memories of Gauntlet, if you're old enough of course. Nuclear Throne is incredibly fast and there's no let up right from the start. It's this sense of exhilaration that's at its core and there aren't too many games which are as downright thrilling as this one, especially in two-up mode. At first, it might seem like the game is all about reactions, but you'll soon discover its hidden depths and it's here that it really shines. Throw in some cracking pixel graphics, a massive range of weapons and abilities, and you have a top notch game.