Meltdown is a tactical arcade shooter featuring both singleplayer and intense online multiplayer. Become the most skilled soldier, choose your weapons, get the best upgrades, buckle up and start your mission. Be careful, each enemy has it’s own combat style, special AI and gear. Adapt to them to survive!
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Very Positive (677 reviews) - 86% of the 677 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 5, 2014

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Meltdown is a tactical arcade shooter featuring both singleplayer and intense online multiplayer.

Set against a captivating sci-fi backdrop, the action game invites players to follow its main character, Zed, as he tries to shoot his way out of the remote space station that he has been trapped on as a result of a system malfunction.

During the course of the adventure, players can collect loot and level-up their character as they make their way through randomly generated levels. They can choose to play single player or co-op multiplayer, while experiencing an engaging gameplay, matching their gaming skills and style.

Clear all the missions and run the prestige mode !

Key Features:

  • Online Cross-Platform Co-Op & PvP Up to 4 Players
  • Local Co-Op Up to 4 Players
  • 30 Random Generated Levels
  • 3 Specializations (Specialist/Soldier/Medic)
  • 3 Big Boss Battles
  • Wave-Attack arena challenges
  • VR Mode

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated Graphics (256MB)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 250 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 / Windows 8
    • Processor: 3.0GHz i5 Dual Core or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Radeon HD 3600 (1GB)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X Mountain Lion
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated Graphics (256MB)
    • Storage: 250 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X Mavericks
    • Processor: 3.0GHz i5 Dual Core or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Radeon HD 3600 (1GB)
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 or Equivalent
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated Graphics (256MB)
    • Storage: 250 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 or Equivalent
    • Processor: 3.0GHz i5 Dual Core or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Radeon HD 3600 (1GB)
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
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PoFeh
( 17.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
Addicting arcade-like shooter. I bought this a while ago when it first came out, and I stopped playing maybe a year ago. hopped in today and finally beat it. Incredibly easy to pick up, but still retains a nice amount of challenge. has it's rough edges, such as having no "final" boss, or even definant ending, which'll leave you a bit unsatisfied when it comes to beating the game. The guns are enjoyable and definately powerful, but once you get to one good one, you'll never use anything else. I'd rate a solid 7/10, only because it gets repetitive and there's no final boss.
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ZeroTacTiX
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 15
Game looked really cool at first, but has the same level and different enemy spawns, got bored within 30 minutes. If only it had fresh new levels it'd be amazing.
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Broom Broom
( 5.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 11
i felt unstopable
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☣Patient Zero☣
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
Played for nearly one hour, six levels of the campaign mode and one of the aracde mode levels and they are all just the same map with objects like sandbags, boxes and so on rearranged within that one map, yet they feel they can claim "30 Random Generated Levels" on the store page. Which aided in me buying it, but turned out to be false.

Game appeared promising at first until I realized its just one map. Can't understand all the positive reviews unless I am missing something.

The keyboard and mouse controls are terrible also.
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ElusiveOne
( 13.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
A pleasant little distraction more than a full-blown package, Meltdown offers simple yet ridiculously fun shooting on a budget.

While no commendable effort has been made to adapt the original mobile version's UI for the PC port, making for a crude interface and inconsistent navigation, the gameplay itself feels awesome with a gamepad. The game also runs flawlessly (except perhaps on Ultra settings).

There is no story, just a guy going through some space station of sorts blasting enemy bots, with lots of cool guns and upgrade options. You can tell exactly what the game plays and feels like by the screenshots alone and that is good enough.

The game looks great, though with a single industrial sci-fi environment modulated with about three variations, linear levels soon start to feel repetitive. Similar surprise spawn tactics are used throughout, and you get to pass by the same sections many times despite some basic randomization.

The few boss fights add a welcome variety to the combat setups, as do the inclusion of locked areas where you must defeat waves of enemies before proceeding. Incomprehensibly, loot crates often appear at the very end of the level when all enemies have already been defeated, making the tons of acquired health and ammo entirely useless (except for upgrade chips).

The sound design is nearly perfect, with licensed upbeat electro music and satisfying sound effects blasting their way throughout.

Unfortunately there is almost no one online, which is a shame because the game shines in coop when it does happen.

Don't expect to get more than a few hours of fun with this one but those hours will be well worth it. Best enjoyed during a Steam sale and with coop buddies. I would gladly support this excellent small development team with a sequel to their fine project.
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Magnetto Man
( 23.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
Addictive nonstop explosive action fun - a definive recommendation! ( MAKE SURE YOU PLAY WITH A CONTROLLER )

Easy too learn and good to start enjoying right away , yet customizable and replayable enough to keep you going.

- Good graphics

- More than satisfatory control response which , while not perfect , is predictable enough to get used and mastered ( and enjoyed! )

- Good mechanics

- Nice music

- Multiple modes including online coop and versus ( only con for multiplayer value right now is not many people online , but you can enjoy the complete game solo )

- Good range of gear that alters gameplay style , fitting for all sorts of players
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Cripple X
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
A really fun and enjoyable twin-stick shooter. There's not a whole lot of content, but it has replay value in the form of upgrades and the mechanics, while simple, are pretty well done. Definitely grab it if you catch it on Steam sale.
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Gentleman
( 5.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 27
this game is just amazing. Buy it. If u like random generated lvls, roge like games, shooter, solid and fun co-op (multiplayer also) and really nice art style
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TheGodDamnGamer
( 25.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
Extremely fun worth the small price!!!!
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VandriX_eVen
( 4.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 17
Meltdown is a good game but become redondent really fast.

Good Graphics, good gameplay, good music.
(no story in multi mode) (and I don't even know if there is a story because I've always played this game in multi)
Well, just a good game. No more.
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Contractor
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 14
I bought this originally for the VR tag but now unfortunately this game has been abandoned. You can still run it in VR with an Oculus DK2 and runtime 6.0.x. only. Don't expect any activity from the Devs or community. Sad really :(
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Niler Zatatey
( 29.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 9
a fun gem. 9/10
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Danilo Pianini
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 2
Pretty interesting game. It is a very classic isometric shooter, your character should just go around and smash everything on its path. There are basically two elements of fun:
* A leveling system, that makes your character better and better, and it's one of the reasons you may get hooked with the game
* The possibility to play with up to other three people, joining their game or waiting for them to join yours. What a pity there are so few players online, I got other four at most.

The bad of the game are the lack of any background story and the repetitivity: going around and smashing things is funny for a couple of hours, then the fun quickly decreases.

Technical note: runs very well on Linux, tested with the choosy AMD Catalyst drivers on a old HD6670.
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Pac ☆
( 10.6 hrs on record )
Posted: March 27
I feel like this game isn't well known. If it was, it would be a hell of a lot more popular. It's a great way to pass the time.
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RobLoach
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: March 7
Repeats itself after a while. Similar enemies, similar level design. Was fun for an hour or so, but after that, ended up being the same.
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kroovadotter
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: March 5
This game is insanely fun and needs more recognition. Its so fun to go around rolling and shooting enemies.
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Little B Gaming
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: February 28
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUpH9nKZIyY

Meltdown is a good game. It's an addicting twin stick shooter with drop in, drop out multiplayer. I played little more than 3 hours, so this is my first impressions of the game.

It's an okay mobile port. It's not the best, nor the worst. There are not enough settings. Just graphics quality, resolution, music and fx sliders and Vsync. Keys are not rebindable. Also there is option for Aim-assist and I think it might be a good idea to be on. I'll explain later way.

There isn't a story here. Well, it's not entirly true, but I wouldn't call it this a plot. You are traped in a space station as result of system malfunction. That's it. In this case I don't mind the lack of any story, because the game is all about shooting. Tense, fun and addicting.

Graphics are alright. All charaters have this black outline to feel cel shaded, but actually they are not. At close inspection the main character is not that good looking, but you see him only when you buy stuff. Overall levels, enemies and your character are nice to look at, but not great.

You've seen this kind of gameplay a milion times before. Here it doesn't offer something new. It's simple and generic, but at the same time fun. You just run, gun, collect coins, chips, mystery boxes and gain XP. Basic stuff. You buy new firearms, armor, melee weapons. Guns have six different stats that can be upgraded. They are all standard – more damage, increase fire rate etc. But beside money for them you need chips. The catch is you can't upgrade the six of them, only three, so choose wisely or if you want to make correction, reset them, but i'm not sure if you will get back your money and chips. The two of them are gathered from dead enemies. And armors can be upgraded too. You can also pick up two power ups – double damage and nuke.

The coolest feature here is drop in, drop out multiplayer. You start alone, but at any time others can join you, up to three more people. It's defenently more fun and little bit more easy to have someone by your side to watch your back literally. You can do the same thing, join someone else to play together.

At the end of each level you will open mystery boxes. From them you can get xp, chips, coins, lives or nothing. Yes, here you have lives. If you loose all of them you have start at the beginning of the level.

Beside all those things, you can buy additional cosmetics like eye patch, hats, shoulder pads and so on. They don't just change the appearance, they also have additional buffs like more health, more damage etc.

After you level up, you have points to distrubute in three directions – specialist, medic and soldier. They also can be reset. In the beginning they are standard buffs, like more damage, but later they become more interesting – health regeneration, fire rate increase with weapon overheat and so on. Weapons can overheat and when this happen you have to wait them to cooldown.

Enemies are all robots with different attacks. They are diverse and require different tacktics to kill them. The two bosses I encounter are fun and tough to fight, especially when you are alone.

Level design is okay. In the beginning the levels are small, but later they are getting bigger. All have similar design – bridges, sandbags, boxes, cars, froklifts, small walls to take cover and so on. Here there is a cover system, but I rarely use it. First 10 levels have different design, than later ones are different, so you have a little bit diversity. Sometimes you'll get locked in a area and to get out you have to kill everything to progress. There is one “But”. As I said all are similar to each other. You will see the same boxes, the same sandbags and after 3 h with the game the layouts and design are still the same

Sound is great. All weapons sound appropriate and feel meaty and explosions are good. The soundtrack is really great. You will hear techno and dubstep, fitting excelent in this sci-fi setting. I won't listen it every day, but throughout my time with the game I never wanted to stop the music.

I have one big issue with the game and few small ones. You can clearly see in the video that the crosshair have to be near a target, not on him to hit him, but this depends where the enemy come from. This is so bizzare and annoying. That's why I said in the beginning maybe the aim-assist is not a bad idea. Through my time with the game I encounter two bugs, one was game breaking. The first was I was frozen when I respawn and I lost a life. And the other was, I fall through the floor in to the abyss. Both bugs are just one time experience. Also the game is build around grinding and there is no doubt about it. I reach a point where I have to repeat few levels to get a better gun. And lastly, almost all menus have to be draged with the mouse to move them and it's annoying. Obvious mobile port.

The game doesn't do anything bad, nor anything great and that's fine. It's a really simple, yet addicting. Easy to pick up and play. But to be fair after 3 h I start to get a little bit bored. I've seen what the game have to offer. You are doing the same thing over and over again. It's a perfect time killer, a game where you can go in play 1or 2 levels before you go somewhere for example. There two additional modes – Wave Attack and Deathmatch, but I didn't try them. As much as I have problems with the game, i'm kinda addicted to it, maybe because of the simplicity and almost great gameplay. It have good gameplay, great sound design and it still have few players online, but it have this annoyance with the crosshair, suffers from repetition both in gameplay and level design. I recommend it, but on sale.
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Valérian
( 5.2 hrs on record )
Posted: February 18
Great fun 3rd person arcade shooter with leveling up & upgrades, including nice graphics and fitting music. Recommended.
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adjeepnavy
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: February 11
will this support sdk 7 if not im returning it ?
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[gritty] Punished Bjørn
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: February 8
Crappy mobile game port. An absolute shame that something like this can be released on steam. There are a million different currencies to collect and it feels like looking for coins under the sofa cushions. It's very tedious and all the levels look the same in order to save space on your mobile phone modern pc gaming system. All the enemies are huge bullet sponges and your weapons do very little damage, presumably to sell you more in-game currency in the mobile version. Spend your real money on literally anything else.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
23.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
Addictive nonstop explosive action fun - a definive recommendation! ( MAKE SURE YOU PLAY WITH A CONTROLLER )

Easy too learn and good to start enjoying right away , yet customizable and replayable enough to keep you going.

- Good graphics

- More than satisfatory control response which , while not perfect , is predictable enough to get used and mastered ( and enjoyed! )

- Good mechanics

- Nice music

- Multiple modes including online coop and versus ( only con for multiplayer value right now is not many people online , but you can enjoy the complete game solo )

- Good range of gear that alters gameplay style , fitting for all sorts of players
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
A really fun and enjoyable twin-stick shooter. There's not a whole lot of content, but it has replay value in the form of upgrades and the mechanics, while simple, are pretty well done. Definitely grab it if you catch it on Steam sale.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 28
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUpH9nKZIyY

Meltdown is a good game. It's an addicting twin stick shooter with drop in, drop out multiplayer. I played little more than 3 hours, so this is my first impressions of the game.

It's an okay mobile port. It's not the best, nor the worst. There are not enough settings. Just graphics quality, resolution, music and fx sliders and Vsync. Keys are not rebindable. Also there is option for Aim-assist and I think it might be a good idea to be on. I'll explain later way.

There isn't a story here. Well, it's not entirly true, but I wouldn't call it this a plot. You are traped in a space station as result of system malfunction. That's it. In this case I don't mind the lack of any story, because the game is all about shooting. Tense, fun and addicting.

Graphics are alright. All charaters have this black outline to feel cel shaded, but actually they are not. At close inspection the main character is not that good looking, but you see him only when you buy stuff. Overall levels, enemies and your character are nice to look at, but not great.

You've seen this kind of gameplay a milion times before. Here it doesn't offer something new. It's simple and generic, but at the same time fun. You just run, gun, collect coins, chips, mystery boxes and gain XP. Basic stuff. You buy new firearms, armor, melee weapons. Guns have six different stats that can be upgraded. They are all standard – more damage, increase fire rate etc. But beside money for them you need chips. The catch is you can't upgrade the six of them, only three, so choose wisely or if you want to make correction, reset them, but i'm not sure if you will get back your money and chips. The two of them are gathered from dead enemies. And armors can be upgraded too. You can also pick up two power ups – double damage and nuke.

The coolest feature here is drop in, drop out multiplayer. You start alone, but at any time others can join you, up to three more people. It's defenently more fun and little bit more easy to have someone by your side to watch your back literally. You can do the same thing, join someone else to play together.

At the end of each level you will open mystery boxes. From them you can get xp, chips, coins, lives or nothing. Yes, here you have lives. If you loose all of them you have start at the beginning of the level.

Beside all those things, you can buy additional cosmetics like eye patch, hats, shoulder pads and so on. They don't just change the appearance, they also have additional buffs like more health, more damage etc.

After you level up, you have points to distrubute in three directions – specialist, medic and soldier. They also can be reset. In the beginning they are standard buffs, like more damage, but later they become more interesting – health regeneration, fire rate increase with weapon overheat and so on. Weapons can overheat and when this happen you have to wait them to cooldown.

Enemies are all robots with different attacks. They are diverse and require different tacktics to kill them. The two bosses I encounter are fun and tough to fight, especially when you are alone.

Level design is okay. In the beginning the levels are small, but later they are getting bigger. All have similar design – bridges, sandbags, boxes, cars, froklifts, small walls to take cover and so on. Here there is a cover system, but I rarely use it. First 10 levels have different design, than later ones are different, so you have a little bit diversity. Sometimes you'll get locked in a area and to get out you have to kill everything to progress. There is one “But”. As I said all are similar to each other. You will see the same boxes, the same sandbags and after 3 h with the game the layouts and design are still the same

Sound is great. All weapons sound appropriate and feel meaty and explosions are good. The soundtrack is really great. You will hear techno and dubstep, fitting excelent in this sci-fi setting. I won't listen it every day, but throughout my time with the game I never wanted to stop the music.

I have one big issue with the game and few small ones. You can clearly see in the video that the crosshair have to be near a target, not on him to hit him, but this depends where the enemy come from. This is so bizzare and annoying. That's why I said in the beginning maybe the aim-assist is not a bad idea. Through my time with the game I encounter two bugs, one was game breaking. The first was I was frozen when I respawn and I lost a life. And the other was, I fall through the floor in to the abyss. Both bugs are just one time experience. Also the game is build around grinding and there is no doubt about it. I reach a point where I have to repeat few levels to get a better gun. And lastly, almost all menus have to be draged with the mouse to move them and it's annoying. Obvious mobile port.

The game doesn't do anything bad, nor anything great and that's fine. It's a really simple, yet addicting. Easy to pick up and play. But to be fair after 3 h I start to get a little bit bored. I've seen what the game have to offer. You are doing the same thing over and over again. It's a perfect time killer, a game where you can go in play 1or 2 levels before you go somewhere for example. There two additional modes – Wave Attack and Deathmatch, but I didn't try them. As much as I have problems with the game, i'm kinda addicted to it, maybe because of the simplicity and almost great gameplay. It have good gameplay, great sound design and it still have few players online, but it have this annoyance with the crosshair, suffers from repetition both in gameplay and level design. I recommend it, but on sale.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2015
Gotta say. Its the best $2.00 ive ever spent. It is worth more than what i payed. honestly it is a fantastic game. It has loads of room for improvment to come for sure!

It is a great patrty/ co-op game as well.

my only gripe is the later helmets interfear with wearing accesories. Would like something around this to be fixed.

But from the selection of early acess games. This is by far the best.



Completed the game With sometimes Co-op sometimes single player. Max presteige Lvl 55 acheived everything but two acheivments.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2015
"Gears of War" meets "Geometry Wars" in this fun little twin stick tactical arcade shooter

Pros

Good shooting mechanics
Lots of guns
Cover system
Local Co-op
Online Multiplayer
Great Controls
Will run on a toaster

Cons

No one plays competitive multiplayer(if this even counts as a con)

Overall a 9/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 12
This game has potential but its gameplay is decent at best. My biggest issue with the game is:

-Too much grinding involve
-The levels start to feel repetitive, same enemies and environment
-Using the covering system doesn't really help or go well with the pace of the game

I still recommend it but only if theres a discount for it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 18
Great fun 3rd person arcade shooter with leveling up & upgrades, including nice graphics and fitting music. Recommended.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 23
Tengo que decir. Es el mejor $ 6,99 que me he gastado. Vale la pena más de lo que pagamos. la verdad es que es un juego fantástico. Tiene un montón de espacio para mejora a venir seguro!
Es un gran juego de mesa / co-op también.
mi única queja es los cascos posteriores interfear con el uso de accesorios. ¿Le gustaría algo en torno a este que se determinen.
Pero a partir de la selección de juegos acess temprana. Este es por lejos el mejor.
Terminado el juego Con veces Co-op jugador a veces solo.
Llegue al Nivel 55 y complete todos los logros un muy buen juego eh!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2015
Awesome game, fun to play solo or with friends.
Easy to control, hard to master ;)

» Nice dubstep music
» Good gameplay
» Awesome graphics
» Good sounds
» Randomly generated levels
» Upgradable Gear

Big shoutout to this little game, incredibly addciting to play.

- sometimes you can get out of the level or get black texture for coins / character.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2015
Exceptional game from a very small dev team. Well worth the price!!!
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2015
It was alright for the first couple of hours, but after that it became really dull.

Only thing going on for this is the unlocks. Gameplay itself is uninteresting, but you just might stick around to get your next thing unlocked. The psychological effect for this is called "Skinner box" or "Operant conditioning chamber", and if a game is relying entirely on this, it's almost never a good sign.

Overall, if you're looking for a game to play for a few hours, Meltdown might be for you. However, if you're looking for a game where long term time investment is worth it, this isn't the game for you.
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
15.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 8
"Meltdown" is what you get from playing this game.

Pros:

It looks nice the first hour you play it.

Wave mode is sometimes fun.

Cons:

Upgrade and level system in general. I mean, what is the point of upgrading your weapons and completing missions just to have it all reset when you prestige? I can understand resetting the skill tree (that's the point of prestige), but this is just blatant padding. Besides, what do you get from prestige? A whopping +5 health and +5 shield and the ability to upgrade your weapons one level higher! Oh, and a golden nickname of course, because everybody wants to be special!
And you have to do it three effing times, btw.

Enemies. They lack in variety and some of them are just a pain in the аss, like the bot that will chase you down and if you ever stop mashing the spacebar or run into something, you get immobilized, and then the other bots come and rip you into shreds.

Game mechanics. I get that only humans can trigger the mines, but why explosions don't affect the bots? Your grenade launcher damages them and the mines don't. Also the bot that throws literally the same grenades at you and nobody takes damage (except you, that is).

Oh, and about mashing the spacebar. If you don't care about drops, you can complete some of the levels just by infinitely dodging the enemies straight to the end.

Overall, don't bother buying it if you don't have a group of friends that can play with you and contain your frustration.
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45 of 47 people (96%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 8, 2014
Excellent top down shooter that actually rewards skill play and not just grinding to get better gear and improvements for it though there is that as well. Having a lot of fun with this game and the way it can throw some really deadly combinations at you that basically can one hit kill you if you make a mistake or react to slow to the challenge at hand.

Check it out, it's well worth it's retail price if you are a genre fan. Even has online multiplayer for up to 4 players which I haven't even tried yet.
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55 of 64 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
31.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 12, 2015
Overall Game
Indie RPG game that is re-playable and I would recommend to buy it in packs. You start off with a character that as you level you can customize it.

[Gear]
You can buy all sorts of equipment's like head gear, weapons (you can have 2 guns and a melee) which give extra perks to your character besides alter the look. You may carry 2 guns, 1 is your main and have a secondary which you can swap in the middle of fights and have separate ammo. A melee weapon which can be a knife, chainsaw, plasma cutter, wrench and more. They have no upgrades and have a base melee damage locked.

Weapons (guns) have upgrades of their own, levels which you can make it more useful like increasing percentage of damage which you can upgrade with money and "chips"

[Currency]
There are 2 forms of currency in the game, 1 coins and another is chips which u can only get through Boxes. These boxes are drops after killing enemies.

Boxes when opened can give you either coins, chips, XP or 1up. 1up is a Life that can be used when you die on a map to come back into the game in the same place you died otherwise you can quit (lose all the boxes only) or restart.

[Skills]
As you level you also gain Skill Points, in game you have a tree of skills that you can put points into and gain extra character perks for your overall character abilities. This may increase your ability to use your weapons more effectively and armor can complement these perks. The tree has 3 main directions you can focus on but ultimately you can have all of them upgraded but keep in mind 1st tier or row must be all upgraded before you can then move to the next row. Specialist, Solider and Medic are the paths you can take.

[Upgrades+Skills]
To make the most of your character abilities the main thing to keep in mind is that you can have your characters (gear) complement your (weapons) Skills can add to these strengths. An example is..

Gear- Carbon Armor (base no upgrades)
Shield +5
Shotgun/spread gun damage +7%
weapon fire rate 3%

PLUS
Gear- Cowboy Hat
Shotgun/Spread gun damage 3%
Weapon Reload Speed +5%

PLUS
Gear- Carbon Pads
Shotgun/Spread gun damage 3%
Weapon Fire Rate +1%

PLUS
Sunglasses
Experience Gain +2% (can be increased to max 15%)

Total
Shotgun/Spread gun damage 13% (Starting base damage)
Weapon Fire Rate 4% (Starting Base)
Weapon Fire Rate +1% (Starting Base)

Complement it with Skills found in specialist but this is just an example in how you can combine your equipment to increase the most out of your weapons. You can swap the sunglasses instead of experience you can get
Hockey Mask which gives u health +5
Melee weapon damage +5%
More fun with your melee weapon which if you finish an enemy off with it you can EXTRA Xp.

What I like MOST about the game

[Music]
The music.. I found myself lost in the game play. The game play is awesome and the music just complements it so well you just seem to let time pass you by. I never found myself wanting to buy the sound track of a game until now!

Online play. The game has a decent amount of players playing this online on multiplayer which make each level a bit more challenging and rewarding. You seem to get more enemies which in result is more XP and Box drops. You can simply start a level and NOT lock the room by not making it password locked. This would allow random "pugs" to join you on your level and assist you in completing the level.

Things that need some work
Server Connection can be irritating, you dc at the start of the game quit a few times before you can finally establish a secure connection to the server when you are playing ONLINE. Single player there are no issues of connectivity but this game is even sweeter when you play online.

Side Note: It is worth full price and comes with cards. If you aim to get 100% achievement for it play it online it is must faster and easier.

Update: The achivement "Rage" is bugged but on 1.7.15 the developer replied on the forums he will be working on fixing this bug. We hope to see this fixed soon so I can work on this last achievement.
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25 of 29 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
28.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: March 5, 2014
Really recommended for People that like fast-paced arcade Games.

Pro:
+ Nice Graphics, simple arcade Pyhiscs.
+ smooth and easy to handle Controls.
+ Co-Op Multiplayer
+ Skilltree, unlockable Weapons, Guns to Upgrade

Contra & big whishes to the development of the game:

- The Menu looks silly and the Icons are way to big
- Didnt see an ingame Chat?
- Better handling with the Multiplayer Part (manage it with rooms to join and not just jumping in a allready started game).

But at all. Thumps Up!

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23 of 27 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
11.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 27, 2015
Meltdown is a fun, pick up and play, isometric shooter that lets you level up, buy new equipment, play with other people and upgrade. It has a lot of things going for it, great look, easy controls, great enemy diversity, randomly generated maps for each mission, drop in cooperative play and accessories that affect your stats. If you want to play alone, there is a quick setting for that, but I think it adds a lot of fun having some random stranger drop into my game. It breaks up me vs everyone. Enemies get increased stats when people enter your game, otherwise it would just be easy and robbing you of fun and challenge. There is an easy list of games to see, so you can drop in on someone else.

The controls are easy and combat is fun. A roll to dodge or move quick. A melee button that will get you more experience for close kills. Change between two different equipped guns and of course a trigger to shoot. Your character automatically aims at the nearest target, which for the most part is exactly how it should be. You can't miss.

You have a shield and health. Your shield regenerates, but your health doesn't. When you're dying, you feel it the screen gets more difficult to see as you go all woozy. There are also random objects to use for cover. If you walk up to cover and just rest without shooting, you're hidden as long as nothing flanks you. When you shoot or melee, then you're standing so enemies can shoot you. Its an easy to use mechanic that has a lot of use further in the game where the sheer amount of damage. Some cover objects can get destroyed, but they are pretty rare. There are even walls that move up and down to take away your cover. Humanoid enemies will also use cover to hide behind. To get over cover, just get up next to it and hit the roll button to vault over. Jumping over cover into an enemy can hurt them, just as they can hurt you. Its such a nice system.

As you kill enemies, you're rewarded with coins, upgrade parts, the occasional mystery box and power ups like double damage or nuke'em that hurts all active enemies. After every completed mission, you'll open all the collected mystery boxes which can contain coins, extra experience, nothing, upgrade parts or even the rare extra life. These extra lives are hard to come by. When you die on a mission, you can use an extra life, but once you're dead, you either restart the mission or quit. One and done with this game, so you need to pick where you use your extra lives to get thrown back into the action where you died.

There are 30 missions, but there is plenty to do even if you don't take on an official mission. There is a death match where you compete against other players. A quick play that generates a map just for you based on your current level and because you're special! A wave battle, where you just keep fighting wave after wave until you die. I usually get bored playing other horde modes, but this is one of the rare times where I kept having fun time and time again. What makes Meltdown interesting is that everything is randomly generated. Even if its your tenth time playing the same mission, it will always be different.

When you're not playing the game, you're upgrading. You have items and the abilities. Items unlock as you level up, but you still need to buy them. There is a selection of five guns (shotgun, flame thrower, SMG, pistol and grenade launcher) that can get upgraded with 9 improvements out of 6 slots in 3 different tiers. Once you get to the 9th or 10th upgrade it unlocks better version of the gun. So you can equip both the shotgun and its better counterpart the spread gun. There are different melee weapons to buy, but it only amounts to more damage. Then equip your four different accessories from armors, headgear, shoulder gear and face wear. Its not just cosmetic differences, but things that change combat stats. Such as a cowboy hat that improve shotgun damage. Armor that regenerates ammunition or a ninja mask that improves move speed and dodge speed. Its all up to you. All the wearable items can get upgraded too!

Every time you level up, you get an ability to use. Each of the several tiers has three different abilities to unlock. Health, melee and guns. Each slot can get upgraded 3 times before it lets you go up a tier. The abilities are subtle, but do a lot, especially the health. They make enemies have a chance to drop shield charges or health. You can get an ability that lets you regenerate health if your shields are full. I would say stick to the health, but you'll have everything maxed out by the end of 30 missions. When you do have everything maxed out, you can chose to rank up your prestige which gives you more health.... but resets your character and missions. A game this good, I enjoy that extra replay value. It also unlocks new items.

With the need to upgrade, level up and buy things, this might sound like a grind of a game. You can grind, but I never did except for the rare times that I wanted lives from mystery boxes. I didn't have to make this a job to level up.

The game feels like it has limited map assets and rarely changes its blue metallic look. As the missions progress, blue and green are thrown into the mix, but its all the same. Since everything is randomly generated, the areas get remixed and while everything all looks the same, it doesn't feel familiar outside of the boss battles. A few times there are cars here and there, parked on platforms that seem crazy to have cars, but whatever. The sad part is that you can't make the vehicles explode. The music is techno or dub step and it seems to fit the game, even if I'm not a fan of the music, its still great game music in this case.

Since the levels rarely change the look, its the enemies that stand. There is a wide array of enemies, tactics and weapons they use. It starts with simple bomb spiders that come to you and explode. Then goes up to small cannon tanks. Stationary sentries that come in a wide variety: fire, machine guns, cannons and even walking electricity sentries that can zap you through cover. Red light hover pods will shoot at you, blue ones will electrocute you exposing you up from cover.

Then come the androids. Easy wrench melee droids that run at you, machine gunners that find cover and shoot, shot gunners that won't just kill you close range, but dash to stab you, grenaders that hide and extra deadly snipers. As the missions progress, some of the robots like the machine gunners and snipers will roll to find cover. If you jump over anyone's cover they'll find cover elsewhere. The enemy intelligence is really nice and every weapon from every enemy seems effective to kill you. Grenades knock you down, electricity stuns you, melee enemies break through your cover so the others can advance closer. They all have their limitations though. Snipers fire one at a time and after a few shots need to reload. Machine gunners are slow to follow your movements, but the number of bullets will melt your health. Cannons do bigger damage, but fire much slower.

Most missions offer some unique gimmick where at some point of the map, the game locks you in an area and forces you to defeat either a giant pink boss version of a normal enemy, a unique boss, a wall or a simple wave battle. The wave battles are the easiest. The unique bosses are pretty difficult and you can tell, because they're the levels that everyone joins you to play. The walls are far more difficult. There are 3 plungers that regenerate their health, 1 wall and 3 sections of force field. Damage the plunger will remove a section of wall for you to take out the sentries behind the section. Why is it difficult? Because you're always aimed at the nearest target. So even if you want to shoot the two machine gun sentries about to annihilate you, your character turns to take out a different plunger.

With all this said, I highly recommend this cheap game. Even if the scenery doesn't change much, the combat is excellent.ThanksRybcka!
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19 of 22 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 15, 2014
I really enjoyed this game , the levels are randomly generated so even if you get stuck on one its not the same everytime. There are not a ton of weapons and armor and the single player is short. Best part of the game is the music.

Pros:
Fun to play
Random Levels Gen
controls well with Keyboard
Great game

Cons:
Short single player
Not a ton of options on weapons, once you find the combo you like it gets a little broken.
Got into the game late so not many online to play

Great game to pick up on steam sale
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31 of 45 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 24, 2014
No rating
Overiview: Isometric shooter

The Good:

+ Kill lots of enemies and upgrade you character and weapons

+ Plenty of weapons/armor/accessories to fit your play style, each piece of equipment is upgradable

+Wave attack mode is the funniest mode the game offers.

+ Good controls

+ The music is phenomenal and is probably the highlight of the game

The Bad:

-The game is built around grinding, if you want to get any of the achievements you will be grinding areas over and over again. What if you don't care about achievements? Then the game will offer no more than 30 minutes to an hour of enjoyment because there really isn't a whole lot to do in the game

-You have to replay areas over and over again because in order to upgrade and unlock weapons you need coins, something that takes a while to collect. There are accessories to help collect coins faster but that still doesn't make up for the fact that it takes a while to collect enough coins to buy upgrades and buy the weapons you want. It seems like such an artificial hurdle to pad the game length for no reason.

- As you kill enemies you gain xp to upgrade your character. You have a total of 55 levels and it becomes incredibly easy to upgrade your character, One online wave attack mode with a few people and you can easily level up 10-15 times depending on how far you get or how many people are playing. Because you can max out every skill, you don't have to make any difficult choices on how you develop your character.

-The game offers 30 levels and they all look and play the same. Every level is linear and you simply kill enemies until you reach the end. Rinse and Repeat. As I said earlier, wave attack mode is the only fun thing in the game.

-The game froze on me one too many times.

Conclusion

The core of the game is solid, it controls really well and it has a lot of solid ideas, the problem is the developers didn't really build a game around those ideas. The upgrade/character development is horribly balanced and with some rebalancing and improvements I can see this game being a lot better. This game is an ios port and it shows and is a perfect example of what works well on one platform may not work well on others. As it stands, I cannot recommend this game, there just isn't enough content to justify a purchase.
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23 of 31 people (74%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: March 5, 2014
Great arcade gaming fun. It's quick and you can play in small bursts. Recommend for people who love these kind of games. Decent amount of upgradable skills and weapons for the price.

Gameplay is fluid and simple.
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