developer: ACE Team
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet / common screen
The Deadly Tower of Monsters, released on PC and PS4, is an action game maintained in a retro science-fiction style. The production was created by ACE Team, known for such titles as Rock of Ages, Abyss Odyssey or the Zeno Clash series.
The campaign in The Deadly Tower of Monsters focuses on the adventures of three human astronauts and a robot, whose ship crashes on a foreign planet known as Gravoria. The only way to escape from this place is to climb up to the very top of a huge tower. The problem is that this building is known throughout the universe as one giant and deadly trap.
The events are observed from a camera placed high above the hero's head, and the gameplay focuses mainly on eliminating hordes of enemies. During the fights, the astronauts use a wide arsenal of weaponry. They face, e.g. humanoid lizards, giant ants, dinosaurs and mechanical monkeys mutated by radiation.
The level of difficulty increases with each new floor. Interestingly, enemies can throw us down from the tower to the lower floors, but this doesn't mean that we will die. Instead, this often allows us to reach previously inaccessible locations. All four characters have different equipment and skills. We can switch between them in special chambers scattered around the maps. An additional attraction is the cooperation mode for four people.
The most interesting element of The Deadly Tower of Monsters is its stylistics. The game is stylized to look like a re-edition of an old black-and-white science-fiction film, which was colored for a DVD release. The character and world projects also reflect this idea. The monsters were designed as if they were played by actors dressed in costumes or complicated puppets, and the scenes with flying spaceships have visible lines attached to their models. Also, the gameplay is accompanied by a constant commentary by the director, who describes how much time he and his team filmed specific scenes.
PC / Windows
Recommended: Intel Core i5 3.3 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 280 or better, 4 GB HDD, Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
Minimum: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz/AMD Athlon X2 4800+ 2.5 GHz, 2 GB RAM, graphic card 512 MB GeForce 8800 GT/ Radeon HD 3850 or better, 4 GB HDD, Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10