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Tower 57

An old-school 2D shooter developed by Pixwerk in cooperation with 11 bit studios. The game is inspired by classic 16-bit hits, such as the Chaos Engine series.

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developer: Pixwerk publisher: 11 bit studios Official website

Tower 57 for PC, PS4 and XONE is an old-school shooter inspired by 16-bit games, in particular the Chaos Engine series. The game has been developed by Pixwerk in cooperation with 11 bit studios.


The game is set in a devastated dieselpunk world, where gigantic towers are the only places harboring what remains of human civilization. The story focuses on the adventures of a group comprising seven daredevils who attempt to infiltrate the titular Tower 57.


In Tower 57 for PC, PS4 and XONE, players observe, from a top-down perspective, how characters fight off hordes of enemies and utilize a rich arsenal of diverse weaponry. The gameplay is very dynamic, and players can destroy many elements of the environment.

In the game, one assumes the role of one of the seven available protagonists, each one featuring a unique set of skills and a number of available destructive weapons. The entire experience falls under the typical twin-stick shooter convention, which means the player can freely aim no matter which direction our character is facing.

Game modes

Tower 57 delivers both single player campaign and the cooperative mode – players can choose to play either the online or the local multiplayer co-op. When playing with other players, one should notice that characters’ skills complement each other – e.g. one of the available weapons can nail enemies to the walls, while another player can stick the course with his flamethrower.

Technical aspects

Tower 57 is a spiritual successor to shooter games released on Amiga and Atari ST. Creators did not limit themselves only to recreate the mechanics featured by those games – also the audiovisuals are bound to remind players of these classic productions. Pixels are clearly visible; however, character and location models make for a faithful recreation of style predominant among 16-bit games.

Game mode: single / multiplayer   Multiplayer mode: Internet  

Expectations: / 10 based on 4 votes.

Age restrictions Tower 57: 12+

Tower 57 System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Minimum:
  • Intel Core i5 2.4 GHz/AMD Athlon X2 2.8 GHz
  • 2 GB RAM
  • graphic card 1 GB GeForce 260/Radeon HD 5770 or better
  • 500 MB HDD
  • Windows 7/8/10
  • Recommended:
  • Intel Core i5 2.6 GHz
  • 4 GB RAM
  • graphic card 2 GB GeForce 660 or better
  • 500 MB HDD
  • Windows 10
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