Gang Beasts

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Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Fighting and Simulation

Released: December 2017. Added to this library 9 days ago.

Overview

Gang Beasts is an over the top brawling game where you play wobbly characters who kick, throw, push, pull and pummel up to seven other rivals to win. The game models real physics so you have to work with the grappling and jelly-like bodies to both get around and land any attacks.

Because you can also push and pull each other around, it becomes a game of tactical mayhem. Switch at the last minute to duck and attacker or send someone pushing you over the edge of a building.

There are four different modes to play. Melee mode is an open free for all fight where the first to 3 wins is victorious. Gang mode is a team-up battle where you work with other players on the same side to win. Wave mode pits you and other players against waves of computer-controlled characters to see how long you can survive. Soccer mode is a game of football where you are also allowed to attack the players as well as the ball.

Gang Beasts is planned for Nintendo Switch but no date confirmed.

 
This game is good if you want to compete on the couch, dip your toe into online games or connect and challenge friends.

Commitment

Duration: It takes between 3 minutes and 15 minutes to play a round of this game.
 
Players: You can play with 4 players in the same room and up to 8 players online.

Costs

Does not include in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

You don’t need a paid subscription to play this game online.

Ratings

Rated PEGI 7 for violence that lacks any apparent harm or injury to fantasy or mythical beings and creatures. Players need to throw their opponents off platforms and be the last player standing. This involves some comical punching and grabbing. Due to the characters being gelatinous punching bags, the impact of this violence is limited.

This game has been rated ESRB EVERYONE 10+.


Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Accessibility

System settings: Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators. PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping). Xbox One has a wide range of system features including some that can be used on all games, like the excellent co-pilot mode... read more.


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