Prepare for the dark world of The Chaos Engine, a steampunk Victorian age in which one or two players must fight the hostile creations of the Chaos Engine across four dynamic landscapes and take part in the ultimate battle.Read full description
Prepare for the dark world of The Chaos Engine, a steampunk Victorian age in which one or two players must fight the hostile creations of the Chaos Engine across four dynamic landscapes and take part in the ultimate battle.
Choose from six hard-nailed mercenaries each with their own unique weapons and skills.
Those who have the strength and skill to overturn the Chaos Engine will be remembered.
(The Chaos Engine was originally known as Soldiers of Fortune in north America)
Battle through four unique worlds in single player or online and local co-op modes.
Play in ‘Enhanced mode’ or ‘Classic mode’ with its original graphics and controls for the true Amiga experience.
Gamepad support with optional 16-directional movement.
Steam achievements to test the mettle of both new players and old fans.
Relive the classic 90’s Richard Joseph soundtrack.
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The Chaos Engine is a top down shot em up with a cyberpunk setting and six different upgradeable characters. It feel better to play it with a controller but from a gameplay perspective it can feel outdated when it comes to movement (you can't aim with the right stick) and how savepoints are done. What does make the game more interesting than a lot of similar games is the good looking graphics, six characters with different items and starting abilities, and the ability to increase your characters health, speed, and weapon power every two stages with the money you have found. Another thing setting the game apart is needing an AI partner with you if you do not have a second player, the AI companion actually does surprisingly well for how they usually act in games like this and for the time and you can upgrade their wisdom to make them better (I'm not actually sure how this changes them exactly). There are 16 stages with four different areas to fight through. There are better games like this now but this is still an enjoyable one to play if you find it for a lower price.
I loved this game as a kid. I could never complete this game when I was younger, and I still can't now; but that is what I loved about it. The level of mechanics for such an old game is amazing. The diverse characters adds a lot of replayability. Steamworks integration allows Online Coop however, if you want to feel like a kid again, hook up two controllers and play locally. Would definitely recommend picking up this game if you ever had it on older platforms, for those nostalgia trips and for those who love a good shooter.
Last time i played this title was on the iconic commodore amiga, and it makes me sad that top down shooters ain't a thing so much anymore... This game was really something new for me at that time, with selectable chars and their abilities, and as for graphics... Yes, outdated, but with very good gameplay. A blast from the past, for you to take a trip down memory lane.
I'm a huge fan of shoot-em-ups like this. A lot of my childhood was spent just gunning through waves of enemies, and I've really missed doing that. Now I have the chance to do so again, with a wonderful remake, nonetheless. The updated graphics do well to bring this game to our time, while the old school tracks still give you a feeling that you're playing something old. Old, but still strong to stand the test of time. The Steam achievements really make it interesting by adding goals for you, or for you and your friend, since this game allows for some 2-player co-op, either online or locally. I'm not at all "bothered" by the limited options. I think that's what some old games do well. It doesn't overwhelm you with too much, and the limitations only prove to make you more conscious of your decisions. This game does that well. This game was well worth that walk down memory lane.
The Chaos Engine brings back the reminiscent days of the very early PC gaming era in the early 90's. The game incorporates more freedom of movement and aiming in its shooter form in comparison to Metal Slug whilst also keeping to the "2 Player" co-op mode type shooter that was so frequent back in those times. This game however is not for the weak willed as the difficulty is incredibly punishing even to the seasoned veteran which adds to the splendour of wanting to explore every nook and cranny of the levels for that one bit of upgrade or just that little bit of cash to upgrade your character to give you a better fighting chance. For those of you wanting a nostalgia fix, this will definitely fill you, and then some.
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