Review: Guns And Robots. A Multiplayer Battle Arena Free-For-all Slug-fest.

January 24, 2014 | By | 1 Comment

Guns?  Check. Robots? Check.  Gun and Robots?  Yes please!

Guns and Robots

Guns and Robots

Enter Guns and Robots, a free-to-play cartoon-style online shooter where players assemble deadly robots, and pit them against each other in violent arena-style combat.  It isn’t all oil and wires, spilling across the packed dirt.  This game has a humorous edge too and blends fun, inventive character design and deep customization features, to produce a solid arena-style PvP battle experience.  Players are provided with exciting situations and challenges, across multiple maps and arenas, and are given a nice variety of weapons and weapon enchantments to play around with.  All in all Guns and Robots checks some important boxes for any arena PvP fan.

Getting into the game is quick and easy.  Just provide an email address (validated of course), a nickname, and you can start playing right away in your browser.  There is also a downloadable client, which is possibly a better option, as the game crashed my browser a couple of times.

Guns and Robots

Guns and Robots

Once in the game, you start in your garage, where you can repair and customize your robot.  Robots are modular, and each piece can be upgraded and enhanced in various ways.  Customization costs your credits, and credits can be purchased for real money in the game shop, but don’t worry, you can still play the game for free, but you’ll need to spend a few dollars to get ahead and stay ahead.  Once you’ve made your mods, you can test your robot in a small test area where you roll around, pick up ammo and shoot at targets.  Once you’re happy with your little fella, you can take him (or her) out and see how it works in a real PvP battle situation.

Guns and Robots

Guns and Robots

Multiplayer games live and die by how many people are playing them, and there’s nothing worse than jumping into a game and having no one to play with.  No such problem here as the game seems lively enough, and I had no problems finding a game to join.   The multiplayer game play is smooth and responsive with good controls, and I didn’t notice any lag to the game.  The gameplay is fairly standard fare for this type of game, and it’s not too subtle.  You basically spend your time chasing down other robots, usually ending up in a chaotic and fun free-for-all melee.  No complaints here!

Guns and Robots is a slick, fun, playable and well put together game.  The graphics and sound are both very polished, with obvious high production values.  The game has all the things you’d want and expect from a multiplayer arena-style PvP battle game, including multiple play modes; Capture the Batteries, Team Deathmatch, and Bomb Squad (team up to destroy the enemy base), and themed maps and arenas, including a Castle, Pirates (aarrrr!) and Suburbia.  The game also has guilds, leaderboards and achievements, all designed to keep you going back for another game.

Guns and Robots

Guns and Robots

Taking a funny looking robot and weaponizing it by strapping huge guns to it is definitely my idea of a good time.

The game is currently on Steam’s Greenlight, but can be played for free right now.

Play Guns and Robots here.

Check out the Steam Greenlight page here.

Visit Masthead Studios web site here.

 

Category: Action, Arena, Browser, Fighting, FPS, Greenlight, Linux, Mac, MMO, PC, Reviews, Shmup, Steam

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