The action is intense, uber-violent and from an overhead 2D perspective, giving the game a really cool retro look, as you can see in this gameplay trailer.
Set in an alternative 1989 Miami, you will assume the role of a mysterious antihero on a murderous rampage against the shady underworld at the behest of voices on your answering machine. Soon you’ll find yourself struggling to get a grip of what is going on and why you are prone to these acts of violence.
Rely on your wits to choreograph your way through seemingly impossible situations as you constantly find yourself outnumbered by vicious enemies.
The action is unrelenting and every shot is deadly so each move must be quick and decisive if you hope to survive and unveil the sinister forces driving the bloodshed. Hotline Miami’s unmistakable visual style, a driving soundtrack, and a surreal chain of events will have you question your own thirst for blood while pushing you to the limits with a brutally unforgiving challenge.
This game has received outstanding reviews so far even getting a 10 out of 10 in some publications! So this is definitely a game you’ll want to check out, as long as you can stomach a Mature, adults-only, extremely violent, killing-spree-style of action game. I am generally prone against “Mafia-“-style crime games…. and I don’t like gratuitous violence… but the gameplay in Hotline Miami looks too good to pick up. So I definitely am looking forward to playing it at some point in the (probably far) future.