Enter the Gungeon for PC, PS4 and etc. is a two-dimensional combination of a classic dungeon crawler and a shooter game, in which the players traverse a randomly generated dungeon. This is the debut of an American studio called Dodge Roll. The studio consists of five people, all of them experienced gamedevs, who decided to build a team, and this game is the outcome. Enter the Gungeon was created in cooperation with Devolver Digital - one of the most important publishers of the indie industry.
In Enter the Gungeon for PC, PS4 and etc., the plot is simple and serves merely as a reason to begin the adventure. The player assumes the role of a vagabond who travels to a distant planet in search of a legendary weapon, which is supposedly capable of changing the past. Having reached his destination, the protagonist decides to infiltrate the titular Gungeon - a mysterious, ancient temple full of surprises and threats.
The gameplay mechanics were inspired by many popular roguelikes and 16-bit console RPGs, but the game also draws inspirations from modern-day hits, such as Dark Souls. The player explores subsequent levels of the temple while encountering numerous enemies and bosses, as well as different shops and NPCs who offer help in the journey. All the elements of the titular Gungeon are procedurally generated.
In Enter the Gungeon for PC, PS4 and etc., the combat system resembles popular shoot'em up games utilizing both analog sticks. It means that direction of fire doesn’t depend on the direction of movement and the other way around. The game features dozens of firearms, including different blasters, as well as more fantasy-driven and spectacular tools of destruction. Using the environment to one's advantage in combat is a strategically important aspect of the gameplay. For instance, the player can flip a table using it as a temporary cover, throw explosive barrels or drop chandeliers on the enemies. The protagonist is very sensitive to attacks, thus the player is forced to maneuver between volleys of bullets and explosions all the time. Using a dodge roll which makes the protagonist untouchable for a very short period of time plays an important part here as well.
The game offers two-dimensional, retro visuals and an isometric camera. Enter the Gungeon was inspired by the aesthetics of console games which were in their prime in the first half of the nineties.
Last updated on 12 April 2016
Game mode: single player
User score: 8.2 / 10 based on 1165 votes.
PEGI rating Enter the Gungeon
Enter the Gungeon System requirements
PC / Windows
- Intel Core 2 Duo E6320 1.86 GHz
- 2 GB RAM
- graphic card 512 MB GeForce 7600 GS or better
- 2 GB HDD
- Windows 7