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Superhot Review

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Posted: A year ago, last updated 2 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Superhot is a shooting game with a twist. Time only moves forward (bullets, enemies, damage) when you move your character. This is still a violent game, in fact, in slow motion, it feels more violent.

But while the game remains a challenge to shoot enemies in the heat, the time element subverts this by introducing more ways to win and control the field of play. Playing Superhot raises all sorts of questions and interactions that other more frantic games rush past. Not only, whether seeing this violence in slow motion makes you want to put the gun/bat/fists down, but also how to prioritise tasks as you are increasingly overwhelmed.

Players need to assess their situation while time is slowed and move carefully so as to use time to their advantage. Towards the end of the game, you gain the (limited) ability to jump into enemies bodies, further extending the mind-stretching possibilities.

Along with this main game is an Endless mode, where you try and survive as long as you can with wave after wave of enemies. There's also a Challenge mode where you replay the campaign under certain constraints, such as limited time or weapons.
  • Superhot: Mind Control Delete adds levels that are procedurally generated and if you die you go back to the beginning.
  • Superhot VR is a version for PlayStation VR and Oculus Quest
  • Syperhot Browser version can be played for free.

DetailsGame Details

Rating:

Release Date: 25/02/2016, updated in 2019

Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Stadia, Web Browser and Xbox One

Genres: Action and Shooting

Developer: @SUPERHOTTHEGAME

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 3 hours and 5 hours to complete.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

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

Age RatingsAge Ratings

This game has been rated ESRB TEEN.

 

Rated PEGI 12 for moderate violence towards fantasy characters. The game involves shooting, punching and slicing a large number of fantasy characters: red human shapes with a multi-faceted appearance, as though they are made of glass. There is realistic violence towards them: when you shoot a character in the head, its head will explode into pieces; or, using a katana, you can decapitate and bisect the characters.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Accessibility for this game is as follows:

Controls

How you control the game, different options for alternative inputs and whether you can remap these settings to suit your needs.

Multiple Buttons & Two Sticks: Can play with multiple buttons and two sticks.

Mouse and Keys: Can play with mouse and multiple keys.

Motion

Motion Controls Available: You can use motion controls, tilting the controller to steer for example.

Motion Aiming: Can use small movements of gamepad to fine-tune aiming, or as main aiming mechanism. This is sometimes known as Gyro-Aiming.

Motion Controls Not Required: You don’t need motion controls to play the game.

Audio

How you can adjust the audio of the game and whether audio cues compensate for aspects of the game that are hard to see.

Balance Audio Levels: Set music and game sound effects separately.

System Settings

Nintendo Switch has some built-in features, including a lockable zoom, that can be used on all games. 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). Stadia offers some system accessibility features. Tandem enables you to use two controllers to play one character. This also enables you to connect other controllers like the Xbox Adaptive Controller.

Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games... read more about system accessibility settings.

Supported by PlayabilityInitiative and accessibility contributors: @GeekDadGamer


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