You're outnumbered, low on ammunition and the paranoia sets in. This is an action horror-world where enemies get power-ups and you don’t.
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Very Positive (77) - 81% of the 77 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jun 11, 2018

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October 27, 2018


Greetings! Halloween, like an angry bear in a dark alley, is almost upon us. It's the best season for having a bad time - and I couldn't let that pass without giving OVERWHELM some fresh teeth.

Introducing NEW GAME+

For those who have beaten the Hive, here's a new challenge! The post-game NEW GAME+ mode mirrors the map, mixes up the enemy spawns and raises their aggression from the very start. If that wasn't enough, NEW GAME+ decides the order in which you'll fight the bosses and which upgrades the Hive will take first. Every run is different!

Additional Features

For a little extra fun, there are now shader options in the display menu. Switch the entire game into warm sepia, retro green or a murky midnight blue for a fresh look. (Enemies may blend in more... but that's part of the fun, right?)

This update also brings several improvements to gamepad control, with a pretty laser sight and a few improvements to aiming. You may also notice a smattering of bugfixes and artwork tweaks, a smoother camera, and an improved "Reflex Speed" adjustment that's been moved out of Assist Mode as a general difficulty setting.

And finally - OVERWHELM is now translated into French, German, Italian and Spanish.

Happy hunting!

- Ruari
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About This Game

    OVERWHELM is an action horror-world platformer where enemies power-up and you don’t.
  • Horror-world Exploration: Explore the oppressive caverns of the hive, guided only by a sparse map. Enemies can appear from anywhere at any time.

  • Bosses Give Enemies Power-Ups: As you defeat each of the five unique bosses, their abilities get distributed to the enemies of the world with escalating difficulty.

  • Tactile, Tense Combat: Combat is crunchy and fast. One hit and you die. Three deaths and the run is over. Defeat bosses in different orders to optimize your playthrough.

  • Intense Soundtrack & Soundscape: The sparse but powerful soundscape keeps you focused and scared. The soundtrack provides occasional ominous synths to compliment intense boss fights and big moments.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo 2.4GHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 5000 or better
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • OS: OS X Yosemite (10.10)
    • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo 2.4GHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 5000 or better
    • Storage: 200 MB available space

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