Beat The Game is a surreal adventure game developed by Worm Animation – an independent American studio established in 2013. The game described herein is available on PS4, PC and XONE and is the first project created by the aforementioned studio.
In the game, a player gets to a weird desert world traversed by the main protagonist on something resembling a motorcycle. On one of his journeys, he has an accident and the machine breaks down. Additionally, right next to him there appear a weird flying eye and an armchair. Without a second thought, the main protagonist sits in the armchair and is kidnapped by a tree, or more precisely, by twigs growing out of the sand. Sometime later, he lands in another location a player has to help him escape. This is how Beat The Game for PS4, PC and XONE starts.
Beat The Game for PS4, PC and XONE is a 3D adventure game that puts a strong emphasis on music. The main protagonist owns a special scanner, which he uses to locate diverse sounds around the diverse locations. These sounds can originate from e.g. animals and figures flying nearby. Upon discovering a sound, it is instantly recorded – during this procedure, a player has to observe a given creature or object. Moreover, as befits an adventure game, a player has to explore diverse locations in order to find valuable items. They can be used to create more advanced sounds – e.g. hitting an empty beverage can with a stick generates a hi-hat. In addition, some of the encountered characters can provide the main protagonist with e.g. new base sequences.
Upon collecting several sounds, one has to combine them using a mixer. This way, a player pushes the story forward, unlocks consecutive cutscenes, and gains access to new locations. The map is filled with new sources of sound – all this in order to organize a concert.
Beat The Game for PS4, PC and XONE delivers unusual visuals – most prominently, a player is bound to appreciate the style featured by the game. The desert locations are filled with crumbling machines, the sky is populated by flying geometric shapes, and sometimes a player is bound to encounter drying scrubs or a resting zombie – to cut it short, the entire experience is wacky, yet intriguing.
Game mode: single player
Expectations: / 10 based on 2 votes.
Age restrictions Beat The Game: Good for all ages.
Beat The Game System requirements
PC / Windows
- Intel Core 2 Duo E660 2.4 GHz/AMD Phenom X3 8750 2.4 GHz
- 2 GB RAM
- graphic card 256 MB GeForce 7900/Radeon HD 7990 or better
- 1.2 GB HDD
- Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10