Wasteland Angel is a throw-back to the era of vintage arcade shooters, where players fend off waves of enemies and ultimately face-off against epic end-level bosses.
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Mixed (202 reviews) - 55% of the 202 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 1, 2011

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“…Wasteland Angel is a game that has captured my heart. I squealed with delight when I got to see the carnage first hand…”
– GamersDailyNews

“There are a whole lot of mutants and crazies to blow up, and Wasteland Angel provides a lot of fun ways to do so.”
– GameFront

“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

About This Game

Bummer! World War III happened and killed most of the world’s population. The ones that got toasted were the lucky ones. Survivors live in constant fear of being murdered or enslaved by violent gangs, renegade military units and, of course; mutants.

Outfitted with a heavily armored car, unlimited firepower and a thirst for vengeance, our Heroine – the Wasteland Angel roams the radioactive wastes, travelling from one God-forsaken town to the next, protecting survivors from being enslaved. She’s on a mission, to defend those that can’t defend themselves.

Wasteland Angel is a throw-back to the era of vintage arcade shooters, where players fend off waves of enemies and ultimately face-off against epic end-level bosses. From a top-down isometric view, players pilot the Wasteland Angel’s overpowered vehicle as its dual machine guns cut a swath across the terrain. To handle whatever the gangs, muties and renegades throws her way, Wasteland Angel has upgradeable weapons and ammo that can rip enemies from this life and toss them into the next.

Key features:

  • 24 Levels of fast-paced action across 6 ravaged landscapes
  • 3 Enemy Factions including Gangers, Renegades and Mutants
  • 4 Difficulty Levels from beginner to suicide
  • Different mission objectives from escort to an all-out offensive
  • Super weapons increase the carnage, including: Mines, Napalm, EMP and Nukes
  • Huge boss battles to test your skill and stamina
  • Bonus levels featuring FPS driving/shooting mayhem
  • Online Scoreboards for each Difficulty Level
  • Star ratings for all levels and 40 achievements for all completionists

System Requirements

    • Operating system:Windows® XP/Vista/7
    • Processor: Intel® 2.0GHz CPU
    • Memory: 2GB
    • Hard disk space: 4GB
    • Video: 256 MB of dedicated video memory with support for pixel shader 3.0. (nVidia 8600 or equivalent)
    • Sound: Sound card with DirectX 9.0c support
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
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AaToSMeD
0.2 hrs
Posted: August 23
Same ♥♥♥♥ over and over. I tried to like it but I thought to myself, I'd rather just play Twisted Metal... any Twisted Metal game even the PS1 vesion!
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Lost Froggy
0.1 hrs
Posted: August 17
I got this on sale cheap, and I am angry that I even wasted my time. Thinking of contacting support for your problem? HAHAHA NO. This game has issues that have been known and not addressed for years.

The configuration options menu is garbage and can't be reset back to default after it screws up by insisting you pressed keys that you did not. Its a hassle to try (and fail) to set it windowed mode (why do so many delevelopers F this up? Its not rocket science!) and even when you succeed, that will cause new issues if you have multiple monitors.

There were so many problems before I even got started that I don't even have double digits of playtime on this piece of sh**. It's not even worth a dollar.
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SajBear
0.7 hrs
Posted: July 30
Not bad, but not really good either. Enemy AI is horrible. It has its fun moments but wears of pretty fast. Get it on a sale for 90% off. You will have fun for about an hour.
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AxeManiac
0.4 hrs
Posted: July 21
This game has a lot of style and production values, they really love this title, the characters and the world. Sadly the action is a bit mixed as the car AI is boring, the waves are uneven and the challenge is too disjointed. The shooting is pretty fun, but you play better as a turret than a car. I can't recommend it because of how unbalanced it is. Xbox Live Arcade had Assault Heroes, it's a great example of a fun car combat game.
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Gr8rSlayer
0.1 hrs
Posted: July 1
First off, let me say the controls are horrible
I didnt like how the game menus worked
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The story is stupid
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Nax_o
3.1 hrs
Posted: May 22
Wow this game has taken a ton of crap in the reviews. It is also constantly bundled so surely it's absolute garbage? Well it turns out that's not the case. It is a quite nice shooter that will give you entertainment for some hours. Nothing fancy but everything just works. '2D overhead view' shooting and protecting towns. '3D bumper cam' shooting during bonus levels etc etc. Pure shooting-driving arcade. I got 3 hours of it. Thats the max you want to play this unless you want to go for a 100% game.

I can understant the critics when the game is full priced but as soon as it's even a bit discounted it's definitely worth the small price. Just pay reasonable price and keep your expectations at a reasonable level and you are fine.

Oh yeah. bring a gamepad if you can.
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MoebiusJones
2.2 hrs
Posted: May 14
Top-down driving shoot carnage, with cool first person bonus rounds. Polished comic book aethetic, very nice!
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Jason Dixon UGR
4.5 hrs
Posted: March 27
Not perfect, but recommendable! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpJmE8nk8ks
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
Fun little game, forgetable, but good as long as it lasts.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 26
WOW i was suprised because this game has the best driving physics i have ever seen!! I have played a lot of project cars and this game is a lot better. This has really good graphics and i have not seen any bugs at all! I can only recommend this game! Even my mom tried it and she fel in love with it now this game is my dad! Loving my life 5/5
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78 of 84 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2013
This game somehow reminds me of the mid-90s sci-fi flick Tank Girl, but maybe the similarity begins and ends with the post-apocalyptic setting, the cartoonish art style and the main characters, both girls whose favourite activity seems to be shooting mutants. You take on the role of Angel, who drives around in her car and saves the inhabitants of post-world war III settlements from mutant attacks. So much for the backstory.

Gameplay wise, Wasteland Angel is a no-nonsense top-down shooter. You're looking at a desert landscape from an isomotric perspective, drive around with a car whilst shooting at other cars that likewise shoot at you. That's pretty much all there is. Your main armament consists of two fixed guns, additional weapons can be aquired by driving over power-ups. Each level has three stages and, after you defeat the stages final boss in the third, a short bonus stage that leaves the top-down view and switches to a first-person perspective. The game never breaks from this pattern.

Your car can be controlled with the keyboard or a controller, both work equally well and what you prefer is just a matter of personal preference.

I chose to write a negative review but that doesn't mean there's no fun to be had. There certainly is. There's nothing wrong with the simplistic approach to vehicular combat, driving around in a car blasting everything in sight. The game plays smoothly, the controls are responsive and intuitive, there's nothing bad to say about the sound effects, music and voice-overs and the visuals, while definitely not on par with bigger budget titles, are pretty much what can be expected from an indie game, at least they won't give you eye cancer.

The main problem with Wasteland Angel is that its initial appeal wears thin all too fast. It's incredibly repetitive. Every level offers the exact same scenario, level structure, you're fighting the same enemies again and again, even the environment looks exactly the same in every level.

The game is very short and not particularly challenging. You can easily play through the whole game in one session. While most players probably consider this a downside, achievement hunters might appreciate the fourty easily obtainable unlocks.
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43 of 53 people (81%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 26, 2014
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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21 of 30 people (70%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 6, 2014
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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25 of 39 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 8, 2013
God-awful game. The very bad version of Renegade ops. Whole game is basically shooting generic enemy wave after wave after wave. Even if this was on a phone, still would be boring. Avoid this!
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17 of 25 people (68%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 14, 2014
I really enjoyed this game for the first 10-15 minutes, but experience that, and you seen the whole game. Endless waves of the same type of enemy, only the location changes. There is an occassional boss fight, and a first-person experience on bonus rounds, but other than that, it's just a boring, repetitive grind.
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20 of 31 people (65%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 11, 2013
Seriously, do not buy this game, i was trying to play it, everything was kind of good, but it lags horribly, even of high end PCs, there isn't a single graphic tweak in the game and the config files are encrypted, it always says that i must lower the resolution because it's slow, and i can't get anything lower than 1024x768, still the game says it must be lower, thanks to this issue you cannot play it correctly, the enemy tanks fire at will at you and you recieve more damage than anything else. another big issue it's one achievement for 25 checkpoints on a bonus level... you've just started the level and you have 5 seconds to reach the next checkpoint, and the next one give you even less time, it's impossible to get it, i was going to give it a so-so recommendation but now it's the worst steam game i've ever played, DO NOT BUY THIS GAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!, by the way it's extremely easy, you get achievements all of the time and it can be finished it a couple of hours.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 30, 2015
This game can be fun for a bit but it does get repetitive but thats not my big issue. My big issue is that the game has some bugs in it that render it unfun to play. For example my score at one point reached the max possible. (That is possible without cheats, this game is fairly easy) and apon killing more people it reached the negatives from going over the limit and then after going to far into the negatives was reset to 0. This happened 2 times in my playing of the campaign. This means the leaderboards are useless if you play so well that your score can reset. I also experienced a bug at one point where i had god mode for one of the frenzy levels. Its not hard to survive when you are unkillable, I eventually just let the time run out.

On the plus side its easy to learn and an easy 100% for achievement hunters.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 13, 2014
Fun enough with easy achievements for those who like it

Even being a little fun, it's not worth your time. I will just say bad design. I gave the game a second chance and it was really a waste. As one can see on my only screenshot of said game, the freaking boss got stuck on the same spot enough times for me to give up on the game. Not only the boss is stupid, but the enemy AI too...

The game is bad, I could have finished the game if not for these bugs (not really bugs, just bad design and poor AI, let's just call it bug for lack of better words) and still I wouldn't recommend it.
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