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User reviews: Mixed (138 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 1, 2011
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“Wasteland Angel is one of those games you want on your games list, even if it’s just for a quick adrenaline fuelled warband killing romp. You will always come back to it when you have some time to kill, or whenever some punk has topped your score. GREAT!” EGamer

“Wasteland Angel is a good amount of game for a great price. Any fan of oldschool shmups will be pleased, and newer gamers will have a ton of fun with game that is easy to jump in to and blow stuff up.” Grade B - The Multitap

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Helpful customer reviews
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
I enjoyed this game. It gets old, pretty much the same mission concept 20 times.

The bonus rounds were fun to mix-it-up.

I dont see myself playing this again, but it was a nice - easy perfect game for the achievement ♥♥♥♥♥ in me.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
What the heck... How you can`t like it??
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3 of 10 people (30%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
Bought it for 0,69€. I regret that. Could've bought a snickers instead.
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2 of 24 people (8%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
worth
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3.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
The game is so short and contentless that I can't write more than "It's not very good". Period.
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1.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
Damn straight! Talk about hell on earth - a Wasteland stinking of burning rubber and toxic smog, where the average lifespan is shorter than the time it takes to beg for water.

Interesting, as short as the time dedicatedd to this game?
PROS
+ interesting idea
+ comic cutscenes
+ TPS and FPS mode
+ arcade-style funny shooting

CONS
- terrible problems with resolution
- game freezing in different moments
- Wasteland ok, but too poor maps
- boring story building (day, night, boss, bonus, day, nigh...)
- specific car control


Subjective rate: D (if you like on/off game after one finished map)
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0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
Dont buy it. Chances are that it wont even load.
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0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
I want to put something witty here but UGH this game is not worth it.
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38 of 47 people (81%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
there are a couple redeeming sides to this classical top-down (mostly) driving-shooting game - story, as much as this type of game needs one, and the fact that it partially is a good bit of fun.

it takes a couple hours to run this through on easy and considerably more on hard or nightmare where you definitely will retry and retry and retry several of the fairly lengthy levels. with how repetitive it is, i do not see many people wanting to do that.

i cannot really recommend this is earnest. there are bits of fun in there but as this game type/genre is seeing revival recently, if you really need to mindlessly drive and shoot in top-down perspective - you would probably be better off with another game.

technically, it is mostly competent. while not looking exceptional, it looks good or ok - except for the out-of-box 1st person perspective bonus levels where models have the same level of detail as top-down perspective and look like something from end of 90s. control scheme is adequate and keys can be remapped. for some reason every time i started the game from steam, it decided it needs to run a visual c installer with the uac prompt this causes but that might be just my environment.

the only technical gripe is about clipping problems. when you run into something that obstructs the screen, you can get stuck and not even see which way you are facing, making it really difficult to get free quickly. also, the decision to reverse the direction immediately when you drive straight out the level limits is occasionally very annoying, especially in the last set of levels where one of the cities is right at the edge of level.

unfortunately, there is the main downside - this game is repetitive. repetitive, repetitive, repetitive.

you have 3 or 6 different levels and 3 sets of enemies plus bosses but there is no real variance.
- levels are functionally all the same - first you defend one city at day, then at night, then 2 cities on similar map at day, then at night. repeat that three times.
- there are three types of enemies - one that fights you, one that steals civilians and one that does both. the three sets - they are just different skins for the same functions.
- bosses are formulaic as well. big, deal and absorb a lot of damage, can be killed with gathered superweapons.
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14 of 21 people (67%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
I tried to like this, I tried to finish this. But... it wasn't to be. Having had quite a bit of fun with top-down drivers in the past, be they racers or shooters, I had high hopes for Wasteland Angel. While it wasn't the worst game I've ever played, the game still disappointed on almost every front. Although... if you are an achievement hunter, the 40 achievements are not TOO difficult to acquire...

The campaign is only 6 chapters/levels divided into 2 missions, one boss fight, and one bonus mission - very short indeed. The plot was essentially irrelevant. Worse yet, the game is incredibly repetitive and boring. Every chapter plays the same way, with the same enemies painted differently - only 3 generic enemy types, doing the same thing, over and over. And you, defending against them for wave on end. The maps are stale and all have the same objective: defend one area. Once during the day, once during the night, and then the same thing with two towns... Even the additional/optional objectives don't really bring anything interesting to the game: escort a vehicle to the town, pick up some crates, become a turret. However, the bonus missions are all the same and incredibly strange: changing you from a top-down view to a first-person view, where you either race for checkpoints or kill as many enemies as you can.

While the game offers weapon upgrades, they are arbitrary and do not carry over from a past map - every mission sees you start with the most basic weapons. Killing enemies and running over pick-ups automatically gives you more/better weapons. Sadly, you are unable to tinker with either your vehicle, or your weapons yourself.

Then there were the bugs. Being stuck in mid-air, enemy AI resulting in them being stuck and unable to move, and therefore unable to be killed (especially the bosses). This is complemented by the top-down camera angle, which can be blocked by terrain, causing you to get stuck. The automatic 180 degree reversal whenever you reach the edge of the map (which also isn't particularly well delineated) was also disorientating. These issues were exacerbated by the controls: while it may not be the case for everybody, the controls were very sluggish and laggy for me, making it incredibly difficult to turn.
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13 of 20 people (65%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 29
I think this game is ok for what it tends to be.

It's a straight forward - some may call it dumb - little shooting game where you drive a car around a settlement and shoot every other car that comes close. The game seems to have a story but it's overall forgettable as the game itself is a simple arcade-style setting throwing wave after wave of enemies at you.

Some of the enemies just try to kill you, other ones sort of "dock" to your settlement and try to kidnapp the people from it while you have to prevent them from doing so by killing them of course. Then there is a third type of enemy that can be either of the two types but you can't tell in advance because of their look.

That's quite all there is. Between waves you can replenish your health and often killed enemies leave power-ups behind that give you a better shot or more ammo.

As I said before this game could easily be called dumb but it tends to be that way by design. So I personally wouldn't call it dumb but arcade-ish. Just like in the good old days. Don't think - just shoot.

One thing that is annoying though is the standard joypad-setup, but once you set it to "standard-PSX-style" controls (for eg x is gas, shoulder buttons for shooting) it's ok and very direct with no mentionable input lag.

One big advantage of this game is that is seems to support any gamepad you throw at it and not just the x-box one which I found very nice since I tend to use a "Thrustmaster Modena Vibrating U-Pad" that I got pretty used to by now and while the game does support this by default I hadn't to fiddle around with xpadder or something else to get it up and running.

I would recommend this game for people who like oldschool arcade style shooters. Maybe not for full price but for sure when it's on sale, just like it is atm I'm writing this.

I liked games like this back in the days and I'm still happy to find new games like this nowadays.

If you're serious about wether you would like it too just try the demo. It's a fair deal - so get it!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
I took this game from sale, and I'm not sorry. It's not a masterpiece for sure, but i like it alot.
+ Classic post-apocalypse Mad Max style (so-called "postapunk") without zombies, "realism", and so on - rare stuff now.
+ Classic Hard Rock / Heavy Metal music - also not often now.
+ Tons of fun!

Short, but fun game!
Totally worth the sale price, maybe worth the regular price, but kinda too short.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
Considering that I got all of the achievements in this game I guess I should say something about it.

Wasteland Angel is the humble story of a woman and her car trying to make it in America. The Wasteland Angel doesn't have a name, so let's call her Mad Maxine. Her car Gypsy is built like a tank, ready to take on World War 3....oops? WW3 already happened and everybody lost. The scant remnants of humanity are just trying to survive under the crushing weight of evil. As the vigilante heroine you gotta protect the cities and kill all the bad guys.

This game has been making the rounds on various indie bundle sites. It's likely that you already have it (and you don't even know). My suggestion is to give it a shot and here's why:

First and foremost this is an arcade-styled game. There's a scoring system, multipliers, bonus points, all that good stuff. Your primary objective is the survival of both yourself and 100 civilians. The enemies arrive in various vehicles and they're either targeting you, the civvies, or both. Regularly out-numbered (but never out-gunned) you make short work of everyone as they arrive in waves. Any leftover time in-between waves is best spent recharging in the city for bonus points. Occasionally secondary objectives will pop up. They are of the "do this" or "destroy that" variety.

Aside from the first-person bonus rounds, Wasteland Angel uses an overhead view. It's pretty easy to track the action and indicators will light up if enemies are kidnapping people. Destroyed vehicles tend to drop power-ups. I'd probably be a little worried if everyone happened to have an air strike or a nuke in their car but eh...it's a videogame. Every few stages there's a boss fight. They're pretty standard, though they can only be damaged by power-ups (napalm, mines, etc).

For the most part Wasteland Angel does the job. It's a fun game. Destroying those stupid bad-guys is satisfying, especially when it involves dropping a nuke on 6-7 of them. After you destroy their vehicles you can gun them down. The controls are satisfactory, and with 20+ stages and leaderboards there's no lack of content.

HOWEVER. There is room for improvement. First and foremost, Wasteland Angel runs a bit long for an arcade-styled game. While playing single stages for score is fine, going through the entire campaign is going to take a few hours. Even with the option to save and quit between stages, this isn't quite ideal. I'm thinking instead of one long campaign, just cut it up into three or four. Also in the interest of pacing, each stage would have less but more intense waves.

Another issue is that the controls could be better. Well maybe better isn't the right word. Maybe uh...more technical? Technique? Ehh I'll think of a better word later. Anyway I'm thinking that Gypsy could use some more moves. While getting around the wasteland is fine as is, some tricks would help getting in getting out of screwy situations. It would also give the developers more room to try more ideas. For example, maybe the RB & LB buttons could be used for doing barrel rolls. Yeah I know "Do a barrel roll!" is hilarious & timely but seriously. Give the car a flippy move for dodging dangerous crap like missiles. Or if it looks like you're going to hit a building and crash just WHOOSH look at all the time you're saving. As a bonus, pressing LB & RB together could result in a 180 spin. The controls in this game are responsive as is, but more abilities couldn't hurt.

Updating the controls would also lead to better boss-fights I imagine. The few in Wasteland Angel 1 are lacking. The first couple are indirect fights. By this I mean you're dropping mines or napalm for them to run into, you're not actively fighting them. The current level of maneuverability just isn't enough to take these big guys head-on. Also there's a fight with a super mutant. I guess it's kinda direct in that you actually have to shoot him, but that's only after dropping an EMP to stun him for a couple seconds. Also the tank boss can be annoying, since it prefers to hang back and snipe at you rather than run over all the fresh mines you've laid out for him.

Also this probably counts as more of a nitpick but there have been a couple occasions, where I got stuck on something. There was also a time an enemy seemingly disappeared, but it didn't count as destroyed so I lost out on bonus points. Some of the stages are also a little too cluttered and lack the proper amount of "flow". Maybe for a sequel, they could use a base design for each stage. It doesn't have to be something obvious like a circle, but it has to be easily indentifiable to the player so they're not driving into a seemingly random wall just to rescue some hapless civilians.

Oh and make it so it's easier to run enemies over.

Still, Wasteland Angel isn't too bad a game. It has the right concept, a solid core, it just needs some tweaks and it could turn out to be something really good.

YMMV

PS - Everytime I type "Wasteland Angel" I keep accidentally typing "Wastleand". Yeah I don't know either.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
Similar to Renegade Ops, GTA 2, or Zombie Driver. Top down vehicle based shooter, with a more unique first person bonus level mechanic. Lots of fun for $1.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 28
Currently $0.99. I've played 5 whole minutes and WA is easily worth it. It's a fun little arcade "car wars" shooter, complete with power-ups, a couple different kinds of missions, and some wonderfully goofy voice acting.

Excellent. Get it while it's still on sale.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 6
Ehh Not a Bad Game... Cheap game on sale, Picked it up through a bundle. Very Short, you could beat it in an afternoon. Kind of gets repetitive, but by time you get sick of it, you have already beat the game!! Slightly buggy at some points, and controls can be kind of floppy. This game is a Solo clone of Vigilante 8 or Twisted Metal game in my eyes. One of my biggest complains is lack of Multiplayer. I really think Co-Op would be fun!


Rating: 5/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 9
I don't want to take a large crap on this game because let's be honest. Take a look at the screenshots and you get what you think you are going to get. It's a top-down car shooter. If that is all you want then by all means.

If you want more, then look elsewhere. There are some pretty large bugs, such as randomly getting flipped over, enemies getting stuck off the map and you can't recharge at end of "waves", bosses glitch out and just spin in circles with their aimbots. (Mutant Boss could hit me ANYWHERE on the map) and overall it's just not a fun experiance.

If you are in it soley for the achievements, then it's not too bad. I finished the game in just over 2.5 hours and got them all while just doing the story.

Would not recomment, especially not at the current price of 9.99.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
this game is great got it for $1 and in my oppimion it is worth the full price , the graphics are nice and it is a great time killer that will make time fly by . http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=310052041
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 3
its look like zombiedriver but a bit diffent ..no zombies.. but the game is good to play and cheap because i lovecar games i give it a 7 + on my persenal list ... try it out
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
Totally awesome!
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