Hypercharge: Unboxed Review

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Posted: 5 months ago, last updated 3 weeks ago.

Author: Hannah Robertson, @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Hypercharge: Unboxed is a shooting game where you play a small toy from the 1990s in human-sized arenas like a toy shop, back garden and a garage. It combines base defence play with exploration and collection running and jumping in a wide range of single player, co-operative and competitive battles.

Your aim is to prevent the hyper-core from being destroyed by fighting off toy enemies and building defences. The enemies come in waves and try to destroy hyper-core and if they succeed then you lose. You start the game next to the hyper-core and are given a set time to use your gold coins to build defences. This starts with basic Lego-style walls and guns, but you can unlock castle walls, glue traps and toy gun sentry units as you progress. You can also build toys and towers that provide additional ways to combat the waves of enemies.

During the match, you can switch between your stock of weapons, or pick up new guns hidden in the stages. You can also purchase items and upgrade your weapons using gold coins dropped by enemies and found in the levels.

In addition to the single player mode, you can play a co-operative and player versus player mode. This offers battles where you fight enemies directly rather than defend your base. This is extended further by the Plague mode where an infected player has to hunt down and infect others.

This results in a game that offers a great alternative to the more realistic and violent shooting games. It's combination of Toy Story style visuals, multiplayer modes and fun challenges make it great for families.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Release Date: 31/01/2020

Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Adventure, Shooting and Strategy

Accessibility: 4 features

Developer: @DCyberCherries

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: It takes between 10 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. Hypercharge: Unboxed has a cooperative playing mode where up to 4 players can play on a split-screen locally or online. In this mode, you work as a team to defend your hyper-core by discussing the best tactics and building your defences up. During the match, you work together to defeat the waves of enemies.

CostsCosts

Hypercharge: Unboxed usually costs £19.99.
 

Hypercharge: Unboxed

Switch £19.99
 
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.  

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

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Rated PEGI 12+ for moderate violence.

Rated ESRB TEEN for fantasy violence and simulated gambling.


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.


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