developer: Samurai Punk
publisher : Surprise Attack Games / Fellow Traveller
Game mode: multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet / split screen, players: 1 - 8
Screencheat is an unusual first-person action game prepared for multiplayer gameplay, in which the key to success is skillfully watching other players in split-screen mode. The game was created by an independent Australian studio Samurai Punk, and Surprise Attack Games played the role of the publisher. The title made its debut on PCs, and then also on the eighth generation consoles.
In the PC version of the game the maximum number of participants can participate in the game. 4 people who compete on a split screen, regardless of whether the game is played in local mode or via the Internet. The unusual character of the game lies in the fact that during the game players become invisible. So the only way to "locate" another player and shoot him on the spot is to read his approximate position on the map from his part of the screen.
The game takes place in 10 different arenas in several different game modes, in which apart from the traditional Deathmatch you will also find other original variants, such as Single Shot or Murder Mystery. Players can compete or cooperate with each other, and detailed rules of matches and conditions of victory are set before the start of the game. Players have at their disposal 10 unique weapons, among which, apart from traditional guns, rifles or grenade launchers, there are also such unusual "tools of murder" as horse's head, candlestick, car engine or a teddy bear filled with explosive materials. Each weapon has its advantages and disadvantages, and some of them drag a cloud of smoke or a stream of fire, making it difficult to play, revealing the position of the player who controls them.
Screencheat graphic design is far from realism. Individual maps were made in a slightly cartoon style and filled with a whole mass of characteristic objects, whose task is to make it easier for players to orientate in the field. The whole is filled with a large dose of adrenaline and a sense of humour, which is proved by even the most original weapons.
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PC / Windows
Minimum: Intel Pentium 4 1.4 GHz, 3 GB RAM, graphic card 512 MB GeForce 8800 GT/Radeon 4770 or better, 2 GB HDD, Windows XP/7/8
Sony PlayStation 4
Uses: PlayStation Network
Microsoft XBOX ONE
Uses: Xbox Live