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Aeon Must Die!

Aeon Must Die! is a 2.5D beat'em up in the atmosphere of Japanese cartoons from the VHS era. The game offers an extensive combat system and mechanics simulating the fight for control over the body of the hero between man and an alien symbiote.

Action | science fiction | RPG elements | beat 'em up | indie games | 2.5 D | side-scroll

Aeon Must Die! Release Date

14Oct2021

PC XONE PS4 Switch

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Aeon Must Die! is an action game that combines walking combat mechanics with RPG elements. This is the debut game of the Limestone Games studio.

Plot

The game tells the story of a man who is infected by a symbiotic creature named Aeon. In the previous body, the creature was the Emperor of the Galaxy, but was betrayed by his comrades and thrown off the throne. Now the creature returns to take revenge.

But a man does not intend to give up his body without a fight. That's why there's a war between him and Aeon for control.

Mechanics

Aeon Must Die! refers to the tradition of beat'em ups The game focuses on fighting hordes of enemies using a highly arcade system. A player can perform a number of attacks, which are divided into two categories. Simple attacks cause the hero's body temperature to rise, and special techniques cool them down. Overheating allows you to use special skills without waiting for them to renew. However, when the hero's temperature drops too low, he falls into lethargy and his combat skills fall heavily.

Special techniques are much more useful than simple attacks, so the player has to keep calculating what is best for him at all times. The game also remembers our fighting style and the decisions made in the campaign and on this basis shapes the course of history. The more immoral we behave, the stronger Aeon becomes and the human part of the hero weakens. Enemies also learn our tactics and in order to be successful we must regularly change the way we fight.

The gameplay is made more attractive by the character development system, allowing to unlock new abilities. Moreover, when we die, the game allows us to start the fun from the beginning, with all the progress and improvements. Alternatively, we may be resurrected in the place where we died, but this strengthens Aeon at the expense of its human host.

Technical aspects

The game boasts a very attractive graphic style. The visual setting is colourful and stylized for a dark cartoon. The authors' goal was to recreate the climate of brutal Japanese animated films from the VHS era and they managed to accomplish this task.

Game mode: single player  

Expectations: 9.6 / 10 based on 10 votes.

Age restrictions Aeon Must Die!: 16+

Aeon Must Die! System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Minimum:
  • (30 fps / 1080p) Intel Core i3-4130 3.4 GHz / AMD FX-4300 3.8 GHz
  • 4 GB RAM
  • graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 560 / Radeon HD 7770 or better
  • Windows 10 64-bit
  • Recommended:
  • (60 fps / 1080p) Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5 GHz / AMD FX-8320 3.5 GHz
  • 8 GB RAM
  • graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 1050 / Radeon R9 380 or better
  • Windows 10 64-bit
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