Virtual Slow-Mo Shooting
- Innovative and unique gameplay
- Minimal but artistic visuals
- 30+ levels
- Dying is punishing due to lack of checkpoints
- Limited replay value
- Shallow plot
SUPERHOT is a first-person shooter game created by the SUPERHOT Team. Players fight against a series of hostile waves by shooting them down. They can only slow down time by not moving at all. Its original concept has been loved by most gamers today.
A Sci-Fi Thriller
SUPERHOT can be best described as a brilliant combination of science fiction and action movies. The plot uses several layers of meta-narrative. The players receive a fictionalized copy of "superhot.exe" from a friend. As the players progress further, they would notice that artificial intelligence called “system” has been observing them for the whole time. Their goal is to go deeper into the game within the game, at the same time, unravel more secrets. The graphics are minimal but conveys an artistic narrative. It gets the player to concentrate on the very fluid action.
Stronger Emphasis On Tactics
The game redefines the action shooter genre by emphasizing on tactics rather than the traditional guns blazing. Players have to navigate themselves in the midst of chaos. Each stage begins with swarms of hostiles. They can pick up guns, melee weapons, and throwable objects. Time slows down if players stand still. They can use that moment to plan, as well as watch out for incoming bullets. They can also aim accurately during the time slow. There are no health meter, ammunition or healing items. Enemies die when hit once but so as the players. Dying will result in restarting the round. This can be very frustrating but defeating waves of enemies and progressing to the next round is very satisfying. Players can pull off impressive moves, dodges, and flurry of attacks as time flows slowly. This game comes with many modes other than the main story. The Endless Mode offers unrelenting waves of enemies until the player loses. The Challenge Mode restraints players with parameters such as no weapons, no restarts, and timed runs. The Replay Editor allows players to edit and upload their personal runs, along with sharing it on Killstagram.com. The Extras mode is a collection of mini-games, artworks, and unlocked secrets.
Going Deeper To The Rabbit Hole
SUPERHOT has inspired many indie games such as SuperTruck. The action game takes the players to the front seat of taking down waves of enemies like in the movies. Players may spend hours of trying to clear a stage but completing it is very cathartic.