Indie roguelike shooter Teleglitch: Die More Edition's new Guns and Tunes DLC tells you exactly what it is: "Music to kill by and weapons to make it happen." And for only $2, it's probably a reasonable investment in a game where death is permanent, levels are random, and every pixel works to promote anxiety and paranoia.
Teleglitch has had it in for the human race ever since we neglected to hold a lift door open when Teleglitch was late for an important meeting. You can understand why the sci-fi horror roguelike is trying to kill us all then, and why developers Johann Tael, Mihkel Tael and Edvin Aedma have just re-released the game in even more deadly form, via new publishers Paradox. Out today, the Die More Edition adds "more weapons, more levels and more stress" - the perfect antidote to this sickeningly chilled-out summer.
Die More Edition? Not likely, guys. There's almost no conceivable way to create a version of top-down indie roguelike horror Teleglitch in which I could die more than I already do. Unless this upgraded re-release packs in death so densely that it warps time around it into a constant nightmare of unending, overlapping demise... Wait, hold on. It's got new levels, items and a more ruthless AI? Okay, that makes more sense.
In Teleglitch, you’re never safe. Your assessment of your performance will change in an instant. “I’m doing brilliantly! Health, weapons, ammo, armour, a large tube...” You enter a room.
Zombies swarm out of pipes. You back away, firing, attracting the attention of a hulking armoured robo-beast. Suddenly, you have barely any health, a couple of pistol rounds, a large tube.
This is level three. Of ten.
If you've room in your life for another sci-firoguelike, then you might want to give Teleglitch a look. It's a top-down real-time roguelike shooter that reminds me of Alien Breed, and those are some words that look very good together indeed.
Time for a trip back in time with this week's best free PC games. In the days before Halo, Bungie made a different series of FPS games. The Marathon Trilogy has been available for free for a while now, but only this week has this carefully constructed update hit version 1.0. Elsewhere, top-down shooters, action-platformers, and music-rhythm-action-blast-'em-ups. Read on for this week's picks...