Most people have their game of choice when enjoying a few pre’s with the lads, some choose cod, some choose FIFA, my game of choice is Gang Beasts. A modern-day WWE, just without the dodgy wrestler names and intros. One of the best parts, you make your own dodgy outfit! My personal favourites are a couple of guys who I’ve seen on the online feature dressed as my favourite brands and grandson duo, Rick and Morty.
You can play this locally and also online. The online bouts you throw yourself into are filled with creative outfits and creative wrestling moves.the online game can include a maximum of 8 of you which can lead to nice game of hangman, quite literally hanging onto somewhere out of sight and mind! Local play can include you and three losers of your choice. Now it does take time to get use to the moves you use in this game but once you’ve got a handle on things, you’ll seem like the new Triple H in no time.
There is no storyline however the mini and different games you can go through are enough entertainment to make you laugh historically and in the same game have a fit of rage. Some of the fighting style remind you a drunk girl fight as you can just drag your unfortunate loser to their fate or you can reenact the Mufasa death scene from the lion king (I’m not crying, your crying) and throw them to their endless pitiful death.
The aim of each level you undertake is to knock your friends out and then like we’ve previously said, throw them into their pit of hell. Now one of my favourite games they run is takedown, you can team up with friends but like that horror film Leatherface, you are fighting a family that only gets bigger with each round you take on.
This round is simply tire them out, knock them out and bin them off, as soon as and as quick as. Now there is a football round, this reminds you of the much loved and original fifa street. Skill and just sheer god damn luck you bounce it off the wall in such a way it miraculously dodges past the keeper. Along with this, it does feel like moments of hand ball as you can just run the length of the court dragging the ball behind you.
The levels do have some of their own interactive-ness, using pipes to help take down your nearest and dearest or you can simply use the evil master of deception. There is the best level in the game – trucks. You must use your years of training in Assassins creed to jump and hang on the side of a van, this is the manipulation I am talking about, think your friends have won until they miss time a jump between the trucks and fall to their untimely death. Proceed to raise your chalice of triumph as you have won in the best way possible.
Now customising your characters doesn’t mean buying any additional contents or bolt on’s, it’s you using the best imagination toy have available. It’s all about the qwerty and strange. Take my own character for example, I took inspiration from my best friend, his nickname being the gimp and mixing this with the nacho libre inspired wrestling costume.
It is currently on sale in the PlayStation store for the beautiful appealing price of £9.79 rather then the normal retail price of £15.99. I advise you to make the most of this offer and make those pre-drinks that slightly more entertaining and more competitive.
Simple yet interesting co-op brawler with unique elements such as environment take downs, but it leaves much to be desired as it gets stale pretty quickly with limiting gamemodes
- Striking graphics
- Fun party gaming
- Pick up and play gameplay
- No Narrative
- Repetitive gameplay
- Gets boring quickly