A top-down-shooter with a film-noir-singleplayer-campaign, challenging fights against all kinds of monsters, gory splatter effects and destructible level environments. Real cool characters with quests, boss fights, upgradeable weapons, cutscenes, actions sequences, secret collectibles and an arcade survival mode. This is Splatter.
User reviews: Very Positive (105 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 4, 2014
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"Splatter is a topdown-survival-shooter with masses of zombies.It features a suspenseful storyline with athmospheric and voiced film-noir-style cutscenes"

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January 16


A new update awaits! I know you can't hear it anymore, but I'm still pushing for the Mac&Linux version. In its wake I optimized the shadow shaders, improved the render passes, compressed the savegames, pushed the saving to a second CPU core, and much more. So especially those of you with weaker hardware such as an Intel GPU should now have a much more pleasant stay.

We also put out a Demo version of Splatter. In it you can try the first three levels. And if you liked it, you can continue from that exact spot in the full version.

Have fun! And I promise, the Mac&Linux version is not far away anymore. Really now.

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October 30, 2014

Splatter The Pumpkins!

...because the ground turns orange for a change, instead of the usual red.

Splatter got a little Halloween update which spices up the slaughter with some surprises. Try the arcade or multiplayer modes and see for yourself. Plus again a lot of stuff is changing under the hood, but you shouldn't notice that just yet.

Have fun!

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“Everyone who likes Topdown-Shooter with good graphics and search new challenges, had made a hot deal with Splatter.”

“Well-made Indie-debut of Dreamworlds from Dresden”

Splatter - Blood Red Edition (Steam Version)

  • Completely reworked single player campaign with new highscore lists
  • 2 new story levels to enhance central points of the story
  • All monsters rebalanced to make the fights more dynamic and challenging
  • New hidden collectibles which unlocks permanent bonuses
  • New Splatter effects and improved lighting
  • All characters voiced
  • Steam Leaderboards to compete with your friends
  • Steam Achievements & Trading Cards
  • New & updated Survival & Local-Coop Maps

About This Game

Splatter is a top-down-shooter with a film-noir-singleplayer-campaign, challenging fights against all kinds of monsters, gory splatter effects and destructible level environments. Meet real cool characters with quests, engage boss fights and upgrade your weapons. You also get stylish cutscenes, actions sequences, secret collectibles and an arcade survival modus with worldwide leaderboards to compete with your friends.

Use light to create breathing space in battles and to expose hidden weaknesses of your enemies. Explore the surroundings to find new weapons, resources and secret areas. Spend the money you got to upgrade your guns and unlock new weapon features and discover the best tactics against the variety of monsters.

Find out what happend to Max in the story mode, spanning 16 levels, quests, fully voiced NPCs and dialogs and animated cutscenes. You’re standing alone amongst the inhabitants of a modern city which suddenly took a turn for the apocalypse. Humanity isn’t exactly worth saving, but you might end up doing it anyways.

Try to beat the Highscores in the Survival Mode or gather up to 4 friends in front of your computer to co-op against the horde.

Key Features

  • Topdown shooter with challenging fights against all kinds of zombies and monsters
  • Film-noire-singleplayer-campaign with fully voiced dialogs, cutscenes, bosses, vehicles and side missions
  • Lights and Shadows add a tactical layer to the battles
  • A destructible environment to shatter, with occasional resources hidden inside
  • Upgradeable weapons gain new qualities and features with each level
  • Arcade game modes with online leaderboards pit you against your friends' scores
  • Local multiplayer for upto 4 players with controllers, mice, keyboards... whatever you got there, you can use it
  • And lots of action, of course

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP SP3
    • Processor: 2x 2GHz with SSE2
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: SM3.0 GPU with 512MB memory
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 2x 3GHz
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia Geforce GTX 470 or AMD Radeon HD 4850
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
15 of 18 people (83%) found this review helpful
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 29, 2014
One of the best top down zombie game i have played. Simple and nice graphic. Great music and physical. Easy to control and easy to play. if it is on sale or bundle, buy it. i trade this game with 15 cheap card and i think it is cheap for one great game :D
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 26, 2014
Didn't know what to expect when I got this, actually, that's a lie. I expected a solid top-down shooter.
Turns out, that's pretty much exactly what this is... and not much else.

The story is so utterly forgettable, maybe with the exception of the final area/boss, that it's almost an accomplishment. Especially the protagonist, who I'm sure is called Max Blanderson, has 0 character traits beyond the fact that he feels the need to narrate everything as if this was a Film Noir crime novel... except he only ever saw Sin City.

All in all there's nothing wrong with this game. It's a fun little romp that clocks in at ~3 hours.
There's a decent weapon variety that can be upgraded using cash found around the levels to increase their effectiveness and there's some side quests and collectibles strewn about to make your life easier.
Pick it up if you feel like having some simple fun.
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10 of 16 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 26, 2014
I love FPS games - I'm awful at them, but I still love them. What's not to love about shooting and blowing things up??

With that said, I love this game! It's in black and white (except for the blood) resembling a 1930's or 1940's film. And you can shoot and blow up just about everything. Fire a gun at a car and it blows up, hopefully taking a lot of zombies with it. Shoot boxes and you might find money (used to upgrade your weapons), shells, or other goodies. As a matter of fact, you have to blow up everything you can to find hidden switches to get into hidden areas. There are secret areas that can be accessed if you can find the switch that lets you in.

Both controller and keyboard are supported. I like using the mouse for aiming and shooting (I'm a complete spaz with the controller on shooting), so I have to live with the keyboard for movement (total spaz there, too!).

An excellent feature (and a way to know that you're just about ready to die!) is the auto save. The game will auto save just before a big battle where you could (and I generally did until I figured out the right strategy) die. That's the other thing I love about this game - there is strategy involved. If you use your resources wisely, you can get through even boss battles.

If you like shooters, blowing things up, or zombies, you'll love this game. Recommended for beginers as well as more experienced players.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 7, 2014
This game is alot of fun. plenty of action and lots of splatter. gameplay is a blast. I love the max payne noire type narration. lots of little suprises. really feel the pressure in alot of place when you get swarmed. Fells like you set off achievements like constantly..

has some bugs for me.. may be my rig but I dont have these problems in other games.. mainly every once in awile it kicks to desktop for some reason..although its nice enough to pause for me.. then i have to click on the game in taskbar to continue.. sometimes this doesnt happen for a long time.. other times like every 5 min.. usually its not a big deal.. but sometimes I get back in game and my char either keeps shooting and wont stop or walks in one direction regardless what I try to do.. reloading from last save fix's it but its a bit annoying.

despite the slightly aggravating bugs, Im having a blast so I recommend. fun game. better then expected.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 23, 2014
good little Top-Down Shooter

- not too complex but also not flat
- a bunch of guns which definitely play different
- several different enemies
- cool noire style small cutscenes
- complete voice over, excellent voices
- good story for that kind of game

Definite recommendation!
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
This game is so addictive. I started it just because of steam cards (purchased in some cheap dollar bundle) and now i cant stop playing.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 15, 2014
Early impression: A decent top-down zombie shooter with secret areas and Max Payne-like storytelling.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 1, 2014
A Must Own!
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7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2014
good classic shooter, worth it to buy if you see in a bundle
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 19
Turn off your lights and start playing!

This game is an amazing game, not only do you hear a jumping mother ♥♥♥♥er coming after you behind the door, but you hear a whole story behind the game and you control the vital parts. Do you want to kill the guy in the gun store or do you want to save him. The game is an amazing piece of work and is very recommended.

Also, the game is pretty creepy when played at night with the lights turned off, because of the line of sight.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2014
It is really rare to find a good quality top-down zombie shooter...but Splatter goes into this category.
Good visual and audio elements, thousands of all kinds of zombies to exterminate, different (upgradeable) weapons...
Story is average, but cutscenes " à la Max Payne" with noir elements are really great.
Overall, you should really try this game. :)
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 3, 2014
It is an exact copy of an older game called Larva Mortus, just with new music, sound effects and a actual story and new main guy.

This is a pretty good top-down shooter that came out in June 2014 but I am just finding out about it now during the halloween sale. I wish I would've known when it first came out. I paid around $3.50 for it and it is worth every penny. The graphics are dark and dreary (in a good way) with good lighting and the game has really cool effects, especially when you kill something and it splatters, hence the game's name. The noir cut scenes are cool and the gameplay is smooth and so are the controls. Apparantly at one point the game did not have autofire but the devs fixed it so that holding down right trigger autofires now, otherwise I would be giving this a 0/10 and wouldn't be playing it as to not have a broken hand. Games like Hammerwatch should take a hard lesson from this game and have a proper autofire. I highly recommend using a xbox 360 controller which is a must for a twin-stick shooter type like this.

The only real complaint I have is that sometimes during gameplay and especially during a lot of the cut scenes, the characters voices are way too low and without the subtitles you wouldn't even be able to hear them over the sound effects going on during the cut scenes.

Other than that, to cut things short, highly recommended. Oh and it's about 5 hours long or less. Probably 4 or less considering I spent some time sitting at the menu one day while I was downstairs.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 15, 2014
The main menu is awesome and so far it seems like a good game
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8 of 15 people (53%) found this review helpful
13.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 23, 2014
A top-notch top-down shooter, hands down!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 25
One time.... at band camp....

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30 of 37 people (81%) found this review helpful
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 29, 2014
It's not as much survival like "Teleglitch", nor is it a hell of fun like "Loaded" (PS1). *

But it's a solid Top-Down Shooter nonetheless with many critters to kill and funny punch lines.

* It's not survival with infinite ammo for your main gun and it's not fun when you constantly run out of ammo for the cool guns.
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35 of 46 people (76%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 8, 2014
"Here i find myself in the midst of chaos,but everything breaks if exposed to enough pressure" listening to that and watching the static cinema that came with it i thought i was in a "MAX PAYNE" game,but no i was in the rather enjoyable and action packed shooter that is "SPLATTER : BLOOD RED EDITION".
Ok when you start to play you wake up in your house and after some rambling to yourself wander of outside,*BANG* bullets everywhere and the army telling you to get of the street you follow them and then you get to find your first weapon the obligatory hand gun (which has infinite ammo,of course it does DUH).
As the game progressess you gain acess to more powerfull and impressive weapons (shotgun,rocket launcher ECT) and trust me when i tell you,you are going to need them as some of the boss battles and even some of the normal battles (you do get over run at times) get quite hard and the enemy can overwhelm you if you use the wrong weapon.
Now the most easiest and best way to help from getting overcome is to throw a flare,see the dark abomination's you face have a fear and total dislike of the light ("wonder where we have seen this game play element before" "i dont know ALAN,WAKE up") which can give you time to re-gather your thoughts and blow them away whilst they scuttle away from the bright and painfull light that encompasses them.This game play mechanic is one that you will use to your advantage on numerous occasions and will save your neck more than once.
As the game plays on you will encounter some puzzles but they are usually of the push button variety and are allways easy to overcome and you will never feel lost as to what to do next and this is a good thing as the action should (and does) take a front seat to all else in game.
The graphics in game do a good job and for this sort of game handle really well with no lag no matter how many enemies are on screen (shouldent be in this sort of game),the music in game is good but at times you do find that the spoken dialogue is overshadowed by the music or the gunfire happening in game (minor quibble but i did miss out on some conversations due to this).
The story and script are both good and at times you do feel like you are in a different game (MAX PAYNE anyone),but at times it does feel all a little B-MOVIE but actually this is not a bad thing and does suit this game right down to the ground.
Will you play this game and would you want to even buy it,well enjoy a game that is all bang for its buck and want something that will itch those trigger finger blues then i would say yes,if that doesnt sound like you and you want more from your game than gun blasting action then i would say look elswhere.
In my humble opinion this is one enjoyable blast and i would fully reccomend it just dont expect it to be one of the best games you have ever played just one of the best blasters you have ever played and enjoy it for what it is "ONE HELL OF A BLASTING GOOD TIME"
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30 of 38 people (79%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 5, 2014
One of the best topdown shooters I've played in ages totally worth the price. The story is pretty good compared to most of the games in this genre and I found myself laughing a lot at some of the dialogue between characters, game difficulty is also challenging (I've completed it on normal so far) and plan to go back in on the higher settings. Keep in mind the story is 4-6 hours long but the quality of the content alone is more than worth it!.
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21 of 27 people (78%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 16, 2014
Splatter – Blood Red Edition is a top down twin-stick shooter set right at the outbreak of a zombie invasion. The game begins as you, Max, wakes up in his apartment with the sound of gunfire and havoc outside...

The story while not particularly original, science goes wrong and the result is zombies, is told very well through a series of old school Max Payne like panels and all characters are fully voiced. The VO is decent and the English translation could use some work, but there is an awful lot of style here in the story-telling. The best part of the story is there is no Mr/Ms Exposition to be found, all the characters you meet along the way are in as bad a situation as you, knowing very little of what is going on, they are just trying to survive. The game takes place across more than a dozen levels with optional sub quests and boss fights mixed in.

As said, the view is top down and the graphics are very good for the price. Light plays a huge part in the game-play and is translated very well here, how is bends round corners and through doorways. Very early on in the game you find yourself overwhelmed and here the primary mechanic comes into play, using light to scare off the zombies via either from ambient sources, or from thrown flares. Charging head long into a darkened area full of zombies ensures a quick death. Vehicles also play a part in the game, from riding shotgun on the back of a truck with a machine gun to mowing down the zombies in a combine harvester.

There are many guns to pick up, from the initial pistol with unlimited ammo, to grenade launchers, Laser guns, shotguns, flame throwers and more. All the weapons can be upgraded up to 4 times and the extra damage and abilities will become vital to your survival. Upgrades come through purchasing them at work benches with cash you collect that is lying around the levels, or inside destructibles. You can also collect pieces of a golden pistol that eventually provides an extremely powerful upgrade to the pistol. Since the pistol is the only weapon with unlimited ammo and you can't purchase ammo, only pick it up, the pistol will quickly become your best friend.

Things can get very hectic at higher levels and will provide a very good challenge to even the best players. All in all this is very good example of the genre at the lower price scale and the story will keep you interested to the end.

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14 of 21 people (67%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 12, 2014
Great top-down shooter, great quality, good story, you could have some fun killing some zombies and other creatures. I loved the detail that when you are low in health the colors turns black and white. The story is short, I guess it took me like 4 hours to finish it.

It has a couple of cons:

- You can only replay the full story so you can't choose a specific chapter
- Your finger will die of clicking so many times when using the revolver :p

Also had a bug in the final boss battle that the autosave was made in the instant I was killed so it entered in a loop, but luckily I had another autosave from a bit before.

I really didn't expect much of it, great surprise.
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