Paranautical Activity combines the classic FPS action of games like Doom and Quake, with the randomness and difficulty of modern roguelikes like Binding of Isaac and Spelunky.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (1,251 reviews) - 74% of the 1,251 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 14, 2013

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Paranautical Activity combines the classic FPS action of games like Doom and Quake, with the randomness and difficulty of modern roguelikes like Binding of Isaac and Spelunky.


-Unique FPS/Roguelike combination
-Procedurally generated levels
-Impossibly fast gameplay
-Hidden levels
-Over 100 items
-40+ enemies
-Ridiculous bosses‏
-Kick ass Dubstep soundtrack


The Deluxe Atonement Edition includes the following
-Developer footage & commentary, from prototype to pre alpha to full release!
-The Seafarers Guide; A pro guide with a nautical twist. Consult the pro guide to become the leanest, baddest, mostest bestest Paranautical Activity player you can be.
-1 new level type, 1 new weapon and 1 new item.
-Wallpapers baby!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP or better
    • Processor: Intel P4/NetBurst Architecture or its AMD Equivalent (AMD K7)
    • Memory: 2GB GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel GMA 950 or AMD Equivalent with OpenGL 1.2 Support
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    • Sound Card: N/A
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS 10.5.8 or better
    • Processor: ntel P4/NetBurst Architecture or its AMD Equivalent (AMD K7)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel GMA 950 or AMD Equivalent with OpenGL 1.2 Support
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    • Sound Card: N/A
    Minimum:
    • OS: Any
    • Processor: ntel P4/NetBurst Architecture or its AMD Equivalent (AMD K7)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel GMA 950 or AMD Equivalent with OpenGL 1.2 Support
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    • Sound Card: N/A
Helpful customer reviews
65 of 90 people (72%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
47.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 2, 2015
The Binding of Isaac + Quake.

Great work, Mike and Travis. Keep it up.
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11 of 17 people (65%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2015
After Lord Gaben smited this game and later decided to give it some mercy no updates have been seen.
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25 of 46 people (54%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2015
Not really worth. Extremelly repetitive and for hardcore players. After some minutes playing (and maybe frustrated) you could be bored. There are others rogue-like games with still support and patches. I can't recommend it, perhaps for collectionist or very very hardcore players of rogue-like.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 30
Voxel pixel game but with primary objective on guns. This is what the game does well. Comes with cards.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 3
Paranautical Activity is a dungeon crawler FPS with arcade elements, it shares trashy dubstep music and voxel graphic with Dead Bits, the level construction and power ups with The Binding of Isaac and the fast paced gameplay with DooM and Unreal.

Just like in The Binding of Isaac, this game plays on several different floors, each with rooms that have to be cleared before proceeding into the next room, each floor with two bosses, one of which is optional and rewards the player with an additional power-up.

The graphic is quite simplistic, yet is nicely colourful and blends well with the very arcadish sound effects and the not-deplorable dubstep soundtrack.
Regarding the soundtrack... I can't abstain from admitting that the quality isn't great: it's dubstep, raw, crude, pumping and absolutely "videogame-like". The final product is an OST that is hardly playable outside of the game, but if you let it run on background as you play, if you can bare with it for a while without getting an headache, it becomes a fantastic soundtrack that only makes you more and more eager to keep playing this apparently mediocre videogame.

Paranautical Activity isn't for everyone, it's an hardcore game that will surely faze any casual gamer in matter of minutes: this game is unforgiving, it requires fast reflexes, great aim and ability to adapt to the new. The dozens of power-ups and the repetitive yet different level design can offer a new experience each and every new playthrough; on top of this, the player can choose up to six different characters, each with its own stats (such as health, speed, power, etc.).

As final note, the customisation in terms of graphic and sound options is minimal, however, it is possible to modify the FoV (Field of View) from 30 to 150.
If you need ratings:

Graphic: 6/10
Sounds: 7/10
Gameplay: 8/10
Longevity: 8/10

Overall 7/10

Buy this game if you're an hardcore FPS player who enjoys dungeon crawlers and/or arcade games. Skip it if you don't have experience with FPS.
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