Hotline Miami


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Hotline Miami is a high-octane action game overflowing with raw brutality, hard-boiled gunplay and skull crushing close combat. Set in an alternative 1989 Miami, you will assume the role of a mysterious antihero on a murderous rampage against the shady underworld at the behest of voices on your answering machine.

Total Rating: 7.40
Reviews: 5

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Post Date: 11:54 24-02-2015
Rating: 8
Author: axwellshm
Comment: Well it's a great game. Really good graphics, sounds, especially gameplay. But I also think that this game started to be overrated, new gens are coming and this game starts to old and old. Gonna rate it 8/10.

Post Date: 01:12 19-12-2014
Rating: 8
Author: altot
Comment: Pointing a gun and murdering silly AI comes easy in videogames. Ethics and morals never factor in during those moments of decision and there certainly isn't any remorse. These are virtual bullets reserved for virtual enemies, after all. Hotline Miami is a simple idea, executed perfectly. Considering that the focus of this retro styled action-puzzle game falls on very graphic murder and mayhem. Your animal-masked character moves swiftly through one chapter after another, clearing out room after room after room with a variety of firearms, blunt instruments and skull-crushing kicks to the head. Blood spills across the floors freely as an invisible timer ticks away, tracking and rating your progress. All the while, a psychedelic and somewhat sinister soundtrack plays along in the background.
The story opens in April 1989 with your nameless, Letterman-jacketed sociopath character receiving a phone message instructing him to go to a specific address for seemingly innocent and random reasons. It turns out that this is just a front, and that your true goal is to hide your face behind an animal mask (of your choosing of course) and murder everyone and everythuing that you see. Each chapter plays out in this manner, with a semi-coherent plot slowly taking shape as the calendar moves through May, June, and July. Details fill out between each chapter as you visit a variety of local stores and bars – all staffed by the same, unusually friendly, red-headed stoner-dude – and receive infrequent visits from a trio of seemingly prescient masked strangers. And it's simple as that, because the story takes itself lightly in the start and through the middle.
The game's AI is dumb as all hell but it suits the pacing and style of combat. Yet, one has to wonder why enemies can't hear their comrades shotgun fire or why they continue to sit on a couch after you blew their friends head off. Maybe it's best to not think about these things, as they are the least of Hotline's problems and contribute to the bizarre world the game creates. You'll be grateful of the AI's quirks once the difficulty ramps up. You'll savor every cheap kill you can get, even if it means repeatedly swinging a door to knock down 5 or more guys.
Hotline is a confident and addictive shooter that stands out among releases this year, even though its flaws bog it down. It can be sickening at times and brutal at others, but it all builds up toward a commentary on games and pointless violence. The narrative's downward spiral of violence, insanity, and crime will not light up your day but it's very engaging in its own way. Hotline contains a surprisingly good plot full of mysteries and dark twists that players won't see coming. The morbid nature of the game won't be to everyone's taste, but it's a refreshing story for a videogame. In a medium where taking a life means so little, Hotline Miami has a way of making each death feel significant. Each step toward a higher score is one further away from your character's sanity. Picking up the gun comes naturally, and Hotline Miami wants to explore why. The game may tease you, exhaust you, and possibly destroy you with its boss encounters and awful forced stealth level, but it all builds toward a focused, dark vision unlike much else in the medium.

Post Date: 14:08 02-08-2014
Rating: 7
Author: Aki013
Comment: Not bad game at all.Graphic aren't bad and gameplay is good.7/10

Post Date: 17:21 27-07-2013
Rating: 8
Author: Thedarkboy
Comment: Hotline Miami is the action game'ss version of Super Meat Boy. It is pixilated, difficult and addictive. Each new room you go to, have to be cleaned on gangsters and is a new intense action beat that requires big plans and improvisation skills. In comparison with many other action-games, Hotline Miami is like a cold soda on a boiling hot day.

You play in a "top down" mode, where you have to kill everything in your way as you are instructed to constantly vary your tactics. For example, should you take a quiet and a personal near-combat weapon or should risk starting a chaos using a loud shooting weapon? The point in Hotline Miami is even awarded depending on how well you vary your strategies and how careless you dare to be. It is an incredibly rewarding system that is simple, yet ingenious. It rewards the player's imagination instead of getting them to use the dominant strategies, like other action games and also serves as a self-regulating difficulty.

Besides being more than acompetent action game, Hotline Miami is at the same time a game that isn't afriad of having a strong creative vision where everything isn't all necessarily printed of how the player plays.

Despite, or perhaps even thanks to its minimalist graphics, this is undoubtedly one of 2012's most brutal games. The violence is cool but messy, the sound effects are loud and realistic while the electronic and amazing soundtrack is that good, that is seems like it's always balancing on becoming too loud and unpleasant while keeping the sounds as good as it should be.

Together, all these features builds up a brutal and lost atmosphere that reminds of a paranoid nightmare. And it makes Hotline Miami completely hypnotic to play. Both in the raw intense and exciting action-pieces but also in the enigmatic story of a lost serial killer who breaks up his brutal behavior with bizarre little episodes where he visits the video stores, pizzerias and nightclubs between the big mass murders.

If there is something negative to say about Hotline Miami, then it's probably that the version I tried contained pretty many bugs that often broke the game. They made the game to spontaneously shut down, the respawn feature stopped working and so on.

Otherwise Hotline Miami is an example of independently developed games when they are at their best. It is creative and free from genre conventions, but instead is driven out of a strong identity and people who actually want something. One of 2012's best serving super stylistic ultraviolence is found here in Hotline Miami. Definitely a game that's worth a try!

Post Date: 10:24 26-02-2013
Rating: 6
Author: akshaj
Comment: i like games like this but actually tis has become too old for tis generation.. i recommend Team fortress 2 on steam instead of tis !





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