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First-person melee combat expands in Paint the Town Red

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The highly rated first-person melee combat game Paint the Town Red is violent, bloody and getting bigger.

Released into Early Access back in 2015, this ultra-violent game of punching and kicking has continued to expand with new content and game modes with it going on to receive a very high user rating on Steam. As bloody as it is, Paint the Town Red isn't supposed to be taken seriously at all with it's blocky voxel-style.

Over the last few months it's had some pretty huge updates which includes a 2-4 player cooperative multiplayer addition to Beneath, the rogue-like campaign mode. There's also now an Endless Mode for the Arena so you can keep fighting for as long as you can survive. Together the new modes add quite a bit of extra gameplay.

Admittedly, I only picked it up today after seeing it pop up on Steam so I've not spent too long with it but it's pretty amusing. Being able to just run through a Bar in one of the included quick scenarios and just smash chairs and all sorts onto people was pretty funny.

Some of the features:

  • Completely destructible voxel-based enemies
  • Biker Bar, Disco, Prison and Pirate Cove scenarios with unique enemies, weapons, etc
  • Beneath: A massive rogue-like campaign filled with upgrades to unlock, secrets and bosses to fight
  • Arena mode with multiple challenges
  • Online Co-op Multiplayer
  • Level Editor and Steam Workshop support with hundreds of user created levels

Completely ridiculous, over the top gory and a lot of fun to have a quick blast with. My favourite feature though? Like a few other games, it can capture a quick gif of the action:

You can buy Paint the Town Red on Humble Store and Steam.

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Nanobang Jun 30, 2020
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I bought this game on a lark (and on sale, I'm sure) back in 2016, played it for a few hours with a buddy and put it out of my mind. It was good fun and seriously funny. I couldn't stop smiling at the earnest expressions plastered on the faces of everybody's oversized cube heads, a sublime, cartoon-y mayhem.

Back then, there simply wasn't much to it, a handful of scenarios, the arena, and it was over. I was glad when I would see that it had an update (because its an Early Access game, and it meant that the game was still being developed) but I really never paid much attention to what was being updated.

Now it has a campaign? I'm gonna have to play it again, see where it's at! I highly recommend it to all but the dourest of gamers. You don't have to be at all into FPSs, if you have a sense of humour, if you still laugh at Chuck Jones era Warner Brothers cartoons, then you're gonna enjoy this game!
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