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The Warriors meets Metal Slug in Huntdown

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Huntdown is little bit The Warriors, a little bit Escape From New York, and a lot bit Metal Slug. It's relevant to my interests, then, and I suspect yours if you've ever runned and gunned baddies in a two-dimensional world, and liked it. Here's the properly '80s E3 trailer:

"In the future, mighty gangs rule the streets as the police desperately lost control," Huntdown posits in slightly broken English. "Crime is king, and the authorities put their trust in hired guns to solve the problem." You're one of these hired guns: a bounty hunter who sets out to wipe out every gang leader, in this "hard-boiled arcade shooter" from two Swedish chaps.

Yes they mention phones and tablets a lot on the website, but it's just been announced for PC and consoles too. We can expect it sometime this year. (Ta, Gamersyde.)

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.