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!
User reviews: Very Positive (647 reviews) - 87% of the 647 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 5, 2014

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About This Game

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
Helpful customer reviews
6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 24, 2015
I picked this up on a whim during a sale thinking it'd be a fun distraction for my fingers whilst I listen to podcasts. It did not disappoint.

Its essentially a twin stick shooter. With an extremely addictive gameplay loop. Unfortunately the reasons it becomes addictive is that its set up almost exactly like a free to play game. The good aspect of this once you buy it, no more actual money is needed to play. There are multiple resources in order to level your character, weapons and gear up.

There are coins, chips and skill points as well as other requirements to unlock new gear which will allow for different styles of play. However mostly its a mixture of fast moving character builds or tank builds or some concoction of assorted gear designed to min/max coin drops or XP gain. There is even some gear that requires the renowned 'prestige' mode to unlock. Another aspect of the free to play model breaking through is that enemies occasionally drop mystery boxes which are opened individually at the end of a mission and yes, some of them are empty.

Another aspect I rather enjoy is that there is drop in drop out co-op up to 4 players and the more players there are an instance or mission, stronger and more enemies are spawned with more XP to be gained for all. It borrows from Diablo in the way the loot on screen is only grabbable by yourself. So there is no fighting over coin and chip drops.

If your looking for something mildly mindless but enjoyable and like games 'where the numbers go up' this is sure to deliver.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2015
Meltdown is a really solid indie RPG twin stick shooter in a futuristic setting devoid of any story.

Some of the main features are VR support (the reason behind my purchase), 4 player co-op, and semi-randomly generated levels.

There are 3 resource types: XP which unlocks skills in a 3-branch tree, money and upgrade chips (weapon/equipment purchases/upgrades).

You can only carry 2 firearms and 1 melee weapon.

The gameplay is solid, and the controls are tight using an x360 controller.

I quite enjoyed the energetic music as well - fits the game well.

There is generally really nothing wrong with this game, but there is absolutely nothing new under the sun either. And there is too little visual variation in the maps. Some more enemy types, attack/movement options might prevent the 30 "campaign" levels from feeling as repetetive as they did.

The VR support for Oculus rift (DK2) is really solid, with large easily readable menu texts, and while it doesn't really immerse you (or attempts to), it definately heightens the sense of involvement and intensity. Only complaint is the zoom effect when someone levels up - it's too much in VR.

If you're just looking for a non-VR twinstick shooter, try the Halo Spartan Assault/Strike games instead which are similarly priced. But if RPG or VR ticks your boxes, then this is a no-brainer at the price.

73%
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 11, 2015
While initially a fun game to play it gets very stale quickly. The "portness" of the game is quite obvious but it's not a bad port. It's like they built the game core and forgot to add more variety content to it.

Subjective: ★★★☆☆
Objective: ★★★★☆ — Graphics: ★★★ — Content: ★★☆ — Handling: ★★★

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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 7, 2015
Thats how Arcades have to developed in the 21th Century!

Meltdown is an isometric perspected 3D stage-base shooter like famous arcades was in the middle of the 80s.
The gameplay is simple, but really challenging like you know it from a Arcade Machine. The Soundcomposing is really harmonic and absolutly cool! The Dubstep genred BGM and the electronical themed Level Design brings a nice feeling into the Battlesituation.

The Experience and Coin system to update and personilizing your fighter is the icing! Also the Option to play with Players Online together or in Arcade mode with your friend on a GamePad. The GamePad Support is great and innovativ! The Game has full XInput support, but your GamePad hasnt to support XInput to play the Game well.

I used a Logitech Wingman Gamepad Extreme. (A Windows 95 Gamepad with RS-232 to USB Adapter) Works like a Charm!

Facit: If you are a Arcade Gamer and a Lover of games like Contra then is this the right Software for you! :)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
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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