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This brutal cyberpunk brawler could make Hotline Miami look like a kids' cartoon

Ruiner is a cyberpunk-inspired isometric brawler in the spirit of Hotline Miami, but it has the potential to be even more relentless than its inspiration. A deep combat system means you can deploy any number of futuristic firearms, melee weapons, and gadgets in combination to take out crowds of enemies. And with the ability to slow down time, Ruiner's violence is as elegant as it is chaotic. 

Style is as important as substance in Ruiner, apparent in the sharp red neon glow enveloping its dark world and by the accompanying soundtrack, a rad collection of electro-bangers made to murder to. See it all in the video above, and follow our continuing coverage of PAX West 2017 here.

Evan Lahti

Evan's a hardcore FPS enthusiast who joined PC Gamer in 2008. After an era spent publishing reviews, news, and cover features, he now oversees editorial operations for PC Gamer worldwide, including setting policy, training, and editing stories written by the wider team. His most-played FPSes are CS:GO, Team Fortress 2, Team Fortress Classic, Rainbow Six Siege, and Arma 2. His first multiplayer FPS was Quake 2, played on serial LAN in his uncle's basement, the ideal conditions for instilling a lifelong fondness for fragging. Evan also leads production of the PC Gaming Show, the annual E3 showcase event dedicated to PC gaming.