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Severed Steel

Severed Steel is a parkour FPS with a one-armed heroine, where we fight against overwhelming enemy forces in dynamic battles.

Action | FPP | science fiction | FPS | indie games | shooters | parkour

Severed Steel Release Date

17Sep2021

PC

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Prototype

SUPERHOT

Ultrakill

Severed Steel is a dynamic first-person shooter (FPS), in which the action runs at breakneck speed and the heroine deals with hordes of enemies in an impressive way. It is a debut of an independent team Greylock Studio, and Digerati supervised the project.

Plot

Set in an unspecified future, Severed Steel presents a cyberpunk vision in which the world is ruled by powerful corporations. The game's protagonist is the titular Steel, who lost her arm due to an accident caused by one of these megacorporations - EdenSys. Crippled and abandoned, Steel swears revenge on the company. Thus begins her mission, in which she intends not only to return the favor to EdenSys, but also to free other people imprisoned by the company.

Mechanics

In many ways Severed Steel has more in common with classic FPSs than with typical modern shooters. So there is no question of moving slowly from cover to cover or giving orders to subordinates. It's all about eliminating enemies quickly, dodging bullets and moving around locations at a dizzying pace using spectacular stunts: running along walls, sliding under furniture or enemies, etc. The whole thing may bring to mind associations with, among others, SUPERHOT, especially since the scoring system promoting rapid and effective dealing with enemies was also included here.

The game enforces this style of gameplay through several mechanics. As long as Steel remains on the move, she is almost invulnerable to enemy projectiles. She also has a bullet time (or slowmotion mode), but the associated skill bar is only restored after an accurate hit. What's more, Steel's lack of a single hand means she can't reload her weapon, forcing her to rip it out of the hands of enemy mercenaries (sometimes literally).

Severed Steel also promotes creativity in combat. This is partly due to the artificial intelligence of enemies, who act in groups and adapt to the player's actions without the use of scripting. The destruction system also does its job. Voxel-based locations can be destroyed at will, allowing you to surprise enemies hidden behind a wall or a floor above, as long as Steel has the necessary firepower. The heroine can also throw weapons she's holding and deliver kicks.

Game modes

Severed Steel is strictly a single player game - the authors have not included any form of online mode. accompanying accurate shots or even fast movement.

Technical aspects

The almost sterile locations of Severed Steel are not rich in detail, but they are also not as simple as, for example, in SUPERHOT. The 3D graphics were designed using Unreal Engine and Voxel Plugin technologies and present a high level, while giving the game a distinctive style. This is also emphasised by a strong electronic soundtrack, as well as various visual effects

Game mode: single player  

Age restrictions Severed Steel: 12+

Severed Steel System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Minimum:
  • Dual Core
  • 8 GB RAM
  • graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 750 or better
  • Windows 10 64-bit
  • Recommended:
  • Dual Core
  • 8 GB RAM
  • graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 1050 or better
  • Windows 10 64-bit
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