The more arms the better in stylish side-scroller They Always Run

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Why do they always run? I dunno, mate, but it's probably got something to do with the three gun-toting arms you're packing. 

Jetting in during the PC Gaming Show, They Always Run is a side-scrolling cyberpunk space western that puts you in the boots of an alien bounty hunter, traipsing across the galaxy in search of your next paycheck. Granted, this might just mean hauling cargo or acquiring valuable treasure—but admittedly yes, most of the time you'll be hacking and slashing through criminal goons.

Thankfully, your alien limb-count isn't just cosmetic. Aiden (the alien is called Aiden, yes) is something of a multi-tasker, using his third arm to both throw enemies in combat, pick fights with multiple foes, and opens up options for manipulating the environment.

Aiden's gigs will take him and his growing crew across a galaxy of hand-painted environments, embroiling themselves in an interstellar conspiracy while committing a whole lotta murder with various guns and weapons. They Always Run will hit Steam (opens in new tab) later this year.

Natalie Clayton
Features Producer

20 years ago, Nat played Jet Set Radio Future for the first time, and she's not stopped thinking about games since. Joining PC Gamer in 2020, she comes from three years of freelance reporting at Rock Paper Shotgun, Waypoint, VG247 and more. Embedded in the European indie scene and a part-time game developer herself, Nat is always looking for a new curiosity to scream about—whether it's the next best indie darling, or simply someone modding a Scotmid into Black Mesa. She also unofficially appears in Apex Legends under the pseudonym Horizon.