developer: Revival Productions
publisher : Revival Productions
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet
Overload for PC, PS4 and XONE is a 6DoF (Six Degrees of Freedom) first-person science fiction shooter developed by Revival Productions. The game is a spiritual successor to the cult game series Descent. Studio that created Overload is made of the creators of the original Descent games, but they have lost the rights to the franchise when they sold it to the studio Descendent, who developed the official contuniation called Descent: Underground.
Just like in the Descent games, plot in Overload for PC, PS4 and XONE is not that important and elaborate and works as a modest background for gameplay. We control a futuristic space vehicle and our goal is to destroy a reactor that is defended by dozens of robots and escaping in one piece.
Gameplay mechanics in Overload for PC, PS4 and XONE are an updated version of what players could see in the original Descent. We will fight with numerous robots from which every single one uses different battle tactics. During our adventures we will explore many locations (designed according to the “deformed cube” scheme known from Descent), look for shortcuts, search for keys that will give as access to new parts of the compound, and free the cryogenically frozen hostages. In combat, we will use one of the twelve available weapon types which we can upgrade as we play, making them more powerful. It is important because we will have to face not only regular enemies, but also more powerful bosses. Depending on player’s skills and preferences, the game offers five difficulty levels.
Unlike the original Descent series and the multiplayer Descent: Underground, Overload for PC, PS4 and XONE focuses on single player and has no multiplayer modes.
Overload for PC, PS4 and XONE combines solutions from the original Descent games with modern, highly detailed and advanced visuals. Soundtrack was composed by the real veteran composers, Dan Wentz and Allister Brimble. They have created music for the original Descent games and other productions like Freespace: Great War or Dungeon Master II. The game comes with a functional editor that allows the players to create their own maps and missions.
PC / Windows
Minimum: Intel Core 2 Duo 2 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 512 MB GeForce 8800 or better, 8 GB HDD, Windows XP SP2