publisher : Rebellion
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet, players: 1-4
Battlezone for PC and PS4 is a remake of the classic shooter that debuted in 1980 in arcades and then was ported to ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Atari ST, Apple II and other platforms. The title was developed for virtual reality devices by Rebellion – the creators of games like Aliens vs Predator and the Sniper Elite series.
Like many other classic shooters, the title has rather simple story. When Earth is attacked by creatures from an alien planet, the player takes control of a modern battle tank and he is tasked with elimination of enemy tanks, planes and other unidentified flying objects. The action is shown from a first-person perspective and during the game the player will travel through futuristic locations filled with neon elements that are typical for science-fiction movies of eighties, like for example TRON. The gameplay combines dynamical action with the necessity to strategically plan further movements.
When it debuted, the original Battlezone was considered as a technological masterpiece. During the following years it was considered one of the predecessors of modern FPS games. Due to the first-person perspective and futuristic graphics, the title is also considered as one of the archetypes of the augmented reality. The 2016 version of the game that was released on PC and PS4 strongly resembles its predecessor while it uses modern augmented reality sets like PlayStation VR.
PC / Windows
Minimum: Intel Core i5-4590 3.3 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 4 GB GeForce GTX 970 / Radeon R9 290 or better, Windows 7/8/8.1/10 64-bit