You-Have-to-Win-the-Game-is-Free-and-Brilliant You Have to Win the Game is Free and Brilliant

   07/05/2014 at 16:06       Chris OToole       4 COMMENTS.
 - PC, Steam, Platformer, FREE

Originally released in May 2012, You Have to Win the Game has now arrived on Steam with a more difficult remixed campaign and Playable Cat DLC (you only get nine lives, of course).

It's a completely free exploration platformer with a delicious retro 1980s PC aesthetic, seriously it's so damn pretty, It even does that CRT corner bend thing and made my wizened old heart flutter with joy. 

You'll be running, jumping, and avoiding deadly pitfalls as you explore the ruins of a lost world in search of hidden treasures and rare artifacts with no map, this is truly old school people.

If you are clinically insane and want an even tougher challenge you can try the YOLO mode, You only live once and if you die it's right back to the start of the game for you.

It controls like a dream with full joypad support included, so if Super Meat Boy floated your boat this is going to rock your cruise liner, and come on, it's bloody FREE, so what have you got to lose?

Get it here, hurry up now, chop chop!

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frod - on 07/05/2014 at 19:31 wrote:
 
looks like a DS game
 

evilashchris - on 07/05/2014 at 22:06 wrote:
 
The DS wishes it had a game that looked this perfect :D
 

Trip SkyWay - on 20/05/2014 at 22:00 wrote:
 
Looks ace.
 

Trip SkyWay - on 08/06/2014 at 13:12 wrote:
 
Thanks for the recommendation, good fun.

Preferred the 8-bit colouring to the 16-bit with the monitor simulation off. But loved its look.
 


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I found combat tough at first too! I thought that was mainly because of my refusal to block and parry. I ain't got no time for that!.. Would probably last much longer if I did....
 
ClaytonNotClive - In response to: Abyss Odyssey Review - 2day(s) ago.
 
Nice review. I really ought to try the multiplayer.
 
FlexibleFeline - In response to: Sniper Elite 3 Xbox One Review - 4day(s) ago.
 
Yeah, it's looking pretty damn good!
 
evilashchris - In response to: Project CARS Gets A Distributor - 19day(s) ago.
 
Wow - nice review. Not a series I'd heard of before, but the review makes it sound worth checking out....
 
Flying_Pig - In response to: ONE PIECE Unlimited World Red Review - 22day(s) ago.
 
I've been watching someone play through this on Youtube. Going just by that I would completely agree with you. Seems to create a great atmosphere and some of the music is very good, but the gameplay i...
 
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