Steam Nextfest – Turbo Overkill

EASY pick this week everyone. I saw this game on the front page of Steam’s Nextfest demos. All that I have to tell you is that this game is something special. I made time to play this demo a few times and I’m glad that I had. This week is a game that resembles a faster-paced ps1 looking version of Doom with added chainsaw leg technology, this week is Turbo Overkill.

Turbo Overkill is a fast-paced first-person shooter from Trigger Happy Interactive and it will be published by Apogee Entertainment.

Turbo Overkill puts you in the shoes of a man named Johnny Turbo. What a god-awful name. Johnny is in pursuit of a huge score that requires, apparently, the death of loads of people. I can’t really put into words what this game’s story is about because it is so over the top, I put the developer note below.

“…Johnny returns to his hometown of Paradise and finds its entire population possessed by Syn, a rogue AI, and its army of augmented minions. Desperate for enough money to outrun his past mistakes, Johnny takes on the impossible job of destroying the greatest AI ever created. Rival bounty hunters want to claim the prize first…”

The gameplay consists of going really fast, shooting bad guys, and splattering the screen with so much blood that it is almost impossible to see. If you have ever played Doom, Quake, Duke Nukem, or any of those other games, then you will feel right at home with this fucking game.

I shot double magnums, a shotgun, some uzis, killed some people with my chainsaw leg and even wall ran into a group of enemies and just eviscerated them.

Levels are really intricate and are reminiscence of the games above with a cyberpunk coat of paint. I didn’t look to see if there was a map, I just went and if I found bad guys to shoot, I figured I was going in the correct direction, which I was. Lots of really fun action moments take place within the game. For instance, I was hopping across some boats to get to a key and when I returned, the boats and the opposite dock were brimming with enemies. jumping from boat to boat with a shotgun, just blowing baddies away was a very pivotal moment for me.

Each level has loads of secrets to find, weapons, and augments to purchase through simple vending machines. Money is required to purchase items and the only way to get money is to kill the bad guy. Augments are, simply stating, upgrades to your overall character, like the recharge rate of your chainsaw leg.

Turbo Overkill is a gritty-looking game, and it works out great. The city has really gone to shit with trash, blood, and remnants of old technology lying around everywhere. It looks like a PS1 game, which is never a bad thing, and it hits all the right marks with its visuals.

The electronic music goes perfectly with this game, which I have no doubt.

Great game. I looked at the video and the end time was around one hour and forty-two minutes. Is it a long demo? Or was I having so much fun that I played it more than once? Honestly, it was the latter. The gunplay feels great, the speed in which you move is perfect, the guns are fucking cool, the amount of blood is staggering and the level design is choice.

Don’t sleep on Turbo Overkill, it is going to be a hit.

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