Wryn is a girl with a big arsenal and big dreams -- she wants to be the ultimate videogame hero! Help her take down the Greatest Heroes of All Time in an action-packed bid to claim the title for herself and show the world what a true hero looks like!
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Very Positive (29 reviews) - 93% of the 29 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (1,471 reviews) - 93% of the 1,471 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 3, 2013

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"Insanely fun."
Penny Arcade

"If you have a pulse, if even a fraction of your heart is occupied by videogames, you must play Bleed."
The XBLIG

"There’s so many clever ideas at play here that it’s amazing they could keep them all so balanced."
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About This Game

Wryn is a girl with a big arsenal and big dreams -- she wants to be the ultimate videogame hero! Help her take down the Greatest Heroes of All Time in an action-packed bid to claim the title for herself and show the world what a true hero looks like!

Bleed is an action-platformer focused on stylish, acrobatic dodging and fluid, challenging gameplay. There's no filler -- just you and your skills against seven levels of enemies, obstacles, breakneck set-pieces and inventive bosses!

Key Features:

  • -Unique control scheme enabling crazy fast action
  • 7 levels packed with multiple set-pieces and bosses
  • 4 difficulty levels that remix enemy placement and boss patterns
  • 2-player local co-op for all modes (requires at least one gamepad)
  • 3 unlockable characters with their own gameplay twists
  • Survive the entire game on one life in Arcade Mode
  • Select and battle up to three bosses at once in Challenge Mode

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP (or later)
    • Processor:2.0 Ghz dual core
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:256 MB video card (XNA 4.0 compatible, Shader Model 2.0 or higher)
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:350 MB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX-compatible sound card
    • Additional:Xbox 360 controller officially supported
    Recommended:
    • Additional:Xbox 360 controller officially supported
    Minimum:
    • OS:OS X 10.6.8
    • Processor:3Ghz Intel Core i3
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:256 MB video card, Shader Model 2.0
    • Hard Drive:350 MB HD space
    • Additional:Xbox 360 controller officially supported (requires a third-party driver)
    Recommended:
    • Additional:Xbox 360 controller officially supported (requires a third-party driver)
    OS: glibc 2.15+, 32/64-bit. S3TC support is NOT required.
    Processor: 2.0 GHz dual core
    Memory: 2GB RAM
    Graphics: OpenGL 3.0+, 2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable
    Hard Drive: 350 MB HD space
    Additional: SDL_GameController devices fully supported
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Crocs + Socks
( 6.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
Great game based on your reflex and skill. 11/10 would dodge again.
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Addicted
( 6.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
Love this game super addictive <3
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KrudlerTheHorse
( 5.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
TL;DR:
Fun/challenging with a neat game mechanic. Buy on sale, play once and forget it.

This game is good but despite what others say there really isn't much game here to begin with, never mind the supposed replay-ability many reviewers are talking about.

I beat the game on Normal Difficulty in < 1 hour, and that's about all I desire to play here. I tried Hard Difficulty for my 2nd play-through, but there just wasn't enough variety of ANYTHING to keep me interested.

Likes
  • Female protagonist
  • Funny, tongue-in-cheek story
  • Creative graphics
  • Good sound
  • Good music
  • Good game mechanic (time slowdown)
  • Cool boss fights

Dislikes
  • Grew bored even before reaching final level
  • Very bare-bones enemy behavior
  • Very bare-bones platforming
  • Bland level/monster-placement
  • No secrets, no exploration, totally linear

Buy this on sale - the full asking price is outrageous for the limited play time the average player will get out of this.

The play time shown for me is not reflective of my actual in-game play. Had to idle for a couple extra hours to get my Steam Trading Cards, which as an unexpected plus, are quite valuable relative to other games' cards.
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Laosh'Ra
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 18
This type of game is definately not for everyone! As of this writing, I have finished the normal campaign and nothing else (so my knowledge is limited but the impressions are still fresh):
If you like the Mega Man (X) series AND twin-stick shooters, you will probably enjoy this one. There are some minor flaws here and there, but I'd say it's well-made overall.

Features:
-Quite a lot of minibosses and bosses with several interesting patterns
-4 playable characters (only 1 at the beginning)
-bullet time (combined with up to 3 directional midair-dashes and wall jumps, this makes for some stylish moments / narrow escapes)
-several weapons that suit different situations/playstyles (including a melee weapon)
-rpg-ish permanent upgrades
-NO items are found throughout the levels, not even "medpacks", which might not be welcomed by everyone, but it allows you to focus more on the gameplay (at least you have infinite ammo for all weapons, bullet time recharges quickly too)
-frequent checkpoints upon death; death lowers money a bit (though you can replay levels as often as you want to "grind")
-4 difficulty levels
-additional game modes (e.g. boss gauntlets)
-simple but somehow likeable story
-retro/snes-feel
-secrets

Stay away if:
-You dislike possibly frustrating challenges that require you to fight the same boss several times until you figure out the patterns
-You want many hours of new content for your money
-You are not comfortable with tricky keyboard-movement while simultanously aiming with your mouse (haven't tried controller yet though)
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Mr.Fahrenheit
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 17
Great game, haven't played it.
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nek♥|Guineu
( 8.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 16
  • Good controls with interesting "slow motion" mechanic.
  • Fun.
  • Challenging.
  • Cheap.
  • Cute.
  • Short, but considerable replayability if you want to go for the higher difficulties and the achievements. Trying to get those S-ranks on each boss is actually fun (unlike score related stuff in other games) because of how the slow motion mechanic and the score system work.
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BignoseCaveman
( 4.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 9
Great game with some unique mechanics. It seems impossible at first but once you have a grasp on the controls it's incredibly satisfying. Clearly a labor of love and very much worth the price.
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Sprayface
( 5.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 7
play it over and over, great music, great [latforming mechanics, great weapons... one of my favorite games!
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Joaozinh
( 4.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 6
Dark Souls related game
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Magical Purple Man
( 4.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 6
Bleed is a short but highly replayable and entertaining shooty gun game.

You play as a girl named Wryn who is the default hero and you must go through 7 stages to kill the heroes to prove you're the best hero in the land. You start with Dual Pistols and a Rocket Launcher for the early stages but you can acquire 10 more from the shop or by beating the game on a certain difficulty.

You can dash in the air up to 3 times which allows for rapid movement, positioning and general movement which makes getting through every stage a blast, you also have an action meter, which when used can activate bullet time to precisely land bullets or dodge and wave through theirs.

You have 4 difficulties to choose from (Easy, Medium, Hard and Very Hard) which all change enemy positions, boss attacks etc.

It took me around 70-80 minutes to complete the story campaign on Normal difficulty the first time, so don't expect a super long campaign.

There are 2 other variants on gameplay though besides characters, you can play challenge mode which lets you choose/ random from any 3 bosses in the game and fight them all at the same time for fun, or you can attempt to go through Arcade Mode, which is every stage back to back with no health refills or anything, it can get pretty damn hard when it wants to as well, especially in the later difficulties.

Soundtrack is pretty good too.

Although short, it's a fantastic game, if you're into Score Attacking or overcoming some pretty difficult challenges you'll probably get your money's worth there.
Also goes on sale real cheap sometimes so definitely pick it up then, you won't regret it!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
Very fast paced and challenging, I enjoyed it to the very end! Hell I even went through the game all over again on higher difficulties just for the thrill of it. So yeah, pretty darn great!
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 16
  • Good controls with interesting "slow motion" mechanic.
  • Fun.
  • Challenging.
  • Cheap.
  • Cute.
  • Short, but considerable replayability if you want to go for the higher difficulties and the achievements. Trying to get those S-ranks on each boss is actually fun (unlike score related stuff in other games) because of how the slow motion mechanic and the score system work.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
It's hard.
It's fun.
It's cheap.
It's ♥♥♥♥ing awesome.

Just buy it already.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
This game easily surpassed my expectations. I bought it expecting something simple only as a way to pass the time - fun but ultimately forgettable. It's way better than that.

I'm not exactly good at videogames, and there were times I thought I wouldn't handle the normal difficulty, so I changed it back to easy (eventually I managed beat the game in Normal as well). By doing that I realized the creator didn't only changed enemy hp, player hp or damage. The number of enemies, of attacks, it was all specifically tailored for each difficult. It's a level of effort many don't go through, and it's a great aspect of the game.

This aspect of the game is a part of one of the biggest qualities: the level design is excellent. There is a lot of variety in the ways you utilize the mechanics, the encounters are well planned and each level gives a distinct experience, with a smooth increase in difficulty.

The bosses are the greatest part for me, though. Each one is different and interesting, and finding the weapons that would work best and how to react to the patterns was a great experience. I died a lot, but it was far from frustating.

Bleed is really how a 2D plataformer should be done. It's on the short side, sure, but it's also very cheap. Every aspect of the game is well thought-out, even the silly story has a fun fake-out at the end that makes it less nonsensical. I'm eagerly awaiting for the next release of the developer.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
Bleed is a short but highly replayable and entertaining shooty gun game.

You play as a girl named Wryn who is the default hero and you must go through 7 stages to kill the heroes to prove you're the best hero in the land. You start with Dual Pistols and a Rocket Launcher for the early stages but you can acquire 10 more from the shop or by beating the game on a certain difficulty.

You can dash in the air up to 3 times which allows for rapid movement, positioning and general movement which makes getting through every stage a blast, you also have an action meter, which when used can activate bullet time to precisely land bullets or dodge and wave through theirs.

You have 4 difficulties to choose from (Easy, Medium, Hard and Very Hard) which all change enemy positions, boss attacks etc.

It took me around 70-80 minutes to complete the story campaign on Normal difficulty the first time, so don't expect a super long campaign.

There are 2 other variants on gameplay though besides characters, you can play challenge mode which lets you choose/ random from any 3 bosses in the game and fight them all at the same time for fun, or you can attempt to go through Arcade Mode, which is every stage back to back with no health refills or anything, it can get pretty damn hard when it wants to as well, especially in the later difficulties.

Soundtrack is pretty good too.

Although short, it's a fantastic game, if you're into Score Attacking or overcoming some pretty difficult challenges you'll probably get your money's worth there.
Also goes on sale real cheap sometimes so definitely pick it up then, you won't regret it!
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
68 of 73 people (93%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2014
Bleed is Indie Action Platformer. Fast paced, challenging and unforgivable. You gotta be attentive and focused almost all the time, wisely using your charcater's abilities.

GOOD STUFF

• Looking for a challenging game? You have it right here.

• The stages are very creative. Each containing different enemies requiring different approach.

• Kind or funny story and characters?
Some of those enemies tho. o3o

• Low price. 5€ isn't that much.
(At least not for me)

• Local Co-Op.
It's always a good thing

BAD STUFF

• The game is already hard on normal difficulty. x3
At least to me, I don't know maybe I suck

• Might be frustrating at times.
Oh yes

• To be honest. If you don't have at least decent reflex; You won't like this game.
Trust me


Sum up

My rate; 7/10. Game for action platformers fans, old skool platformers fans or people looking fror challenges.

~D.Punk
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90 of 108 people (83%) found this review helpful
73 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 9, 2014
This game gave better gameplay in 1 hour than COD Ghosts gave in 1 year.

9/10
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60 of 69 people (87%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 27, 2015
** Key was provided by developer for review purposes **
I used a controller to play through this game

Bleed

Bleed is a faced-paced platformer where you become the greatest hero of all time by killing all the current best heroes?? Doesn't really make sense, but i'm not here to question. I will add a TL;DR at the end.

Gameplay

You are Wyrn a girl who dreams to become the greatest hero of all time. To become the greatest hero of all time you must kill the current best heroes to claim your title. The controls were a bit odd and it took me a bit to get used to them. The feature of being able to slow down time is amazingly fun and you have a decent arsenal to pick between. There are 13 bosses to fight through. The game plays fluently and the triple dash is really helpful when you are in a pinch (along with slowing down time). The game can be completed in a quick amount of time, however it's a very enjoyable and challenging experience. There are a total of 4 levels of difficulty to enjoy (Easy, Normal, Hard, and Very Hard) along with 2 other gamemodes to fight through.

Graphics/sound

The Graphics are pixelated and really match with the charm of the game. The music is upbeat and allows you to immerse yourself into killing whatever you happen to be fighting at that moment. The whole game gave me a kinda old-school vibe; in a good way.

Pros/Cons

Pros

+ 3 different ways to play and 4 levels of difficulty
+ Multiple characters to choose from (unlocks characters if you beat story on higher difficulties)
+ Interesting combat mechanic
+ Slowing down time
+ Boss fights are different in nature and strategy
+ Good ending
+ Fast-Paced and Challenging

Cons

- Short game overall
- Controls are a bit odd and take getting used to
- Local Co-op only (It would be amazing with online co-op but still amazing to play alone!)

Final Thoughts

I have thoroughly enjoyed playing through bleed. I honestly felt like a badass when I would slow down time dodge multiple bullets, reflect the rest with my katana, then shoot the hell out of the boss ending him. I might have gotten a bit addicted; only a bit! I enjoyed this game and while it was short, it was sweet. I once tried challenge mode only to realize I'm getting butt kicked by 3 bosses at once. Overall a very fun game which I can recommend to almost anyone who likes platformers or becoming Neo from The Matrix.

TL;DR

Bleed is a highly enjoyable fast-paced, pixeled, challenging platformer where you fight your way though all the old heroes to become the greatest hero of all time. You have 4 difficulties to choose from and 13 bosses to defeat. The combat is fun because of the ability to slow down time and the ability to triple dash. The arsenal has an decent amount of weapons to choose from and the increase in challenge when you go on higher difficulties is noticeable. The controls take a bit to get used to and overall the game is short, but highly enjoyable to play through.

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51 of 57 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 22, 2014
This game is sweet!

Some might ask: Is the game as awesome as the trailer wants us to believe? Yes, every bit of it, BUT it's one of the shortest games I have ever played. To me, it is satisfying enough to maintain a decent replay value. On normal difficulty I would say that you might need an hour to finish the game from the beginning to the end. This game has rather poor animations and colour depth, but a nice retro soundtrack and excellent gameplay. If you need a challenge willing to revisit the game on it's hardest difficulty, then the sweet gameplay is all you need. If you're not the kind of person who enjoys playing the same levels multiple times, then you probably should stay away from it.

This sidescrolling action platformer contains only seven short levels with a lot of mini bosses and of course an end boss in each level. The bosses are this game's highlights. In fact, you will spend more time fighting them than fighting through the levels. None of the difficulty settings are really hard and you probably will not be frustrated at all when playing the story mode, because of its MANY check/spawn points. On the other hand you will unlock the challenging arcade mode after you completed the game once.
In order to achieve 100% completion you have to beat the arcade mode on the hardest difficulty level, which is one of the most difficult tasks I have ever encountered. The game itself has an extremely stylish gameplay. There are no excuses to hide behind. Just you, the game and a 100% skill. I played it using a gamepad and have to say that there's nothing to complain about the controls. It is responsive, fast and it makes you feel like a blockbuster hero.
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77 of 114 people (68%) found this review helpful
119 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 22, 2014
My favorite color is purple. Most of this game is purple

-purple/10
Also good platforming and shooting and stuff...but mostly the purple thing.
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