Gunhead: A Surprisingly Chaotic and Addictive Roguelike FPS
It’s not every day that a roguelike completely takes me by surprise, but I can safely say as much for Gunhead. A mech-based first-person shooter where you glide around a randomly generated alien spacecraft, there’s a little bit of Borderlands in the art style and Titanfall 2 in gameplay, even if does do something wildly different from what I was expecting.
A Mech Control Experience Like No Other
Immediately after picking up the Gunhead demo on Steam, I was thrown by how good it feels to control the mech. You’re darting around small spaces while using dashes and jetpacks to get around, firing four different weapons at once, making for a positively chaotic FPS game. With the weapon options and speed on offer, it feels like a lighter and more fast-paced version of Titanfall 2.
Roguelike Elements for Endless Excitement
You’ll be fighting around these small interconnected rooms in Gunhead a lot, which is where the roguelike element comes into this FPS. Randomly generated alien spaceships will need to be navigated so you can destroy their central system core, and you can see the layout ahead of time and plan out your build, with 50 weapons to choose from and a number of mechs to unlock (in the full game at least) for some sweet variety.
Aesthetics that Bring Back the Spirit of Borderlands
Gunhead’s cel shading also brought me back to Borderlands very quickly, as it combines an almost comic book aesthetic with bright colors and plenty of different sci-fi elements. As one of PCGamesN’s big roguelike fans, the Gunhead demo has definitely got me interested in what the full game has to offer.
Try Gunhead Now and Get Ready for the Full Release
You can try Gunhead for free via a Steam demo right now, with the full release coming to the Valve platform on Wednesday, November 8.
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The Gunhead demo has truly surprised me with its addictive gameplay, smooth mech controls, and visually appealing cel-shaded aesthetics. With its roguelike elements and the promise of a wide variety of weapons and mechs in the full game, Gunhead has the potential to become a favorite among FPS enthusiasts. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to try the demo and mark your calendars for the full release on November 8th.