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Vampire Survivors Free Download GAMESPACK.NET Sometimes the simplest, silliest games sink their hooks into me don’t let go even while bigger, flashier options cry out for my attention. That was what happened with Vampire Survivors, a weird little early access game that started blowing up on the Steam charts despite looking very much like the hundreds of other tiny pixel-art games that come and go every day. What’s novel about it is very simple: it’s basically a twin-stick shooter that does away with the right stick, leaving you to worry exclusively about positioning yourself while it takes care of firing your ever-escalating collection of weapons at the thousands of increasingly spongy enemies that flood the screen. It’s a clever idea that works for a lot longer than I expected before its challenge petered out, and one that feels like it has a lot of room to grow. There’s no sugarcoating it: Vampire Survivors sure doesn’t look like much. The pixelated 2D character sprites seem torn out of a generic and long-forgotten fantasy game from the early ’90s and are barely animated, with the most interesting part being that some of them do have a nice disintegration effect as they die.TOP/BEST ADULT VIDEO GAMES IN UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (USA)

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It’s as simple as it can possibly be while managing to stay as readable as it needs to be so that you can mostly tell what’s going on during the utter chaos that’s about to ensue.The three currently available maps are even more rudimentary: the first is a forest with nothing but a few small clumps of trees and an occasional cul de sac that only a crazy person would ever trap themselves inside of, the second is a library with walls on the top and bottom, and the third is literally just a wide-open grassy field that goes on forever. And I do mean forever: on all three maps you can travel in a single direction for an entire 30-minute run and never hit a wall, which is odd to wrap your head around and can get annoying when you’re trying to keep track of where you left a health pickup you didn’t need at the time.Enemies are also basic in their behaviors: whether they’re the bats you see at the beginning of a run or the mummies, witches, werewolves, and dozens of other monster types that arrive later, about 99% of them just move toward you until they die. In fact, the only distinguishing factors other than how they look is their speed and how much damage they absorb before evaporating.

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They’re effectively just heat-seeking projectiles with hitpoints, and most are little more than fodder. (None of them shoot at you, which is good because there are so many it would probably become overwhelming quickly.) Even the “bosses” are almost all straight-up enlarged versions of normal enemies with bigger pools of hitpoints – there’s not a special ability among them. That last 1%, though, is more than welcome when it shows up. You’ll see occasional swarms of fast-moving bats or ghosts that cut across the screen (they die quick, but if the screen is crowded they can push sturdier bad guys into you), sometimes you’ll be encircled by extremely durable plants that slowly close in on you, and once in a while exploding enemies will charge you. Vampire Survivors could use a lot more of these enemies with distinctive behaviors, because for most of each run it can become pretty monotonous to stomp all over more of the same. When you first start out, Vampire Survivors is extremely tough. I rarely made it past the 10-minute mark in my early runs, and it took quite a few attempts before I made it all the way to being killed by Death himself at the 30-minute mark.OMSI 2 

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Bit as you go you quickly unlock a healthy collection of fun abilities, from simple knives that shoot out like bullets in the direction you’re facing to garlic that projects a damaging aura around you to lightning that strikes random enemies, or even birds that circle you and launch bombardments in a rotating zone (as birds are known to do). Putting together builds of abilities that compliment each other is where a lot of the replayability and enjoyment comes from, and seeing so much damage pour out of my character is a satisfying reward for staying alive long enough to get there. At a glance, Vampire Survivors looks like shovelware. It’s a 2D bullet hell game with NES-inspired graphics that’s available for purchase via Steam Early Access for $2.99. That alone raises some red flags. The game’s Castlevania-inspired art, sprites that look like barely modified tracings, doesn’t really improve that first impression. So why are so many Twitch streamers unironically playing Vampire Survivors, a game with an “Overwhelmingly Positive” verdict from more than 85,000 Steam user reviews? It turns out that Vampire Survivors is an incredibly satisfying game that borders on the dangerously addictive, thanks to its simple concept and deceptively deep mechanics.

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Even at version 0.52, it’s the sort of experience that can easily kill an hour here or there if you don’t let entire evenings go by trying to optimize your runs. For just $3, Vampire Survivors is an easy Editors’ Choice winner for budget PC games.Vampire Survivors is a simple idea with equally simple controls. You use an analog stick, direction pad, keyboard, or mouse to move your character across the screen. That’s it. Your character automatically uses weapons, so you don’t even have to press a button to kill the undead. Axes, daggers, whips, and other weapons fly out of your character on individual timers, so combat is mostly a question of maneuvering and finding the right cadence to attack the most monsters. The only other control is a confirmation button for when you level up. Seriously, you could play Vampire Survivors with an Atari 2600 joystick. Speaking of leveling up, that’s the heart of Vampire Survivors’ deceptive depth. Enemies drop gems as you kill them, and collecting these gems fills an experience bar. When the bar is full, you gain a level and are prompted to select one of three or four random weapons or items.Ravenfield

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Your character (there are currently over two dozen to choose from) starts with a single weapon and no items, with a total of six available slots for each. Choosing a new weapon adds it to your arsenal, which means you’ll have an additional type of attack on its own timer. Selecting a weapon you already have upgrades it, making it either faster, larger, more powerful, or shoot more projectiles. Items grant buffs, like letting you attack faster or increasing the duration of a weapon’s effect. These can be upgraded, as well. You’ll randomly obtain some of these upgrades by opening chests that drop from boss monsters. When you start a run, you toss a paltry axe, dagger, or what-have-you, and desperately try to level up so you can survive. Each level makes you a little more powerful, until you find yourself ejecting waves of blades and blasts across the screen, shredding the incoming hordes. That sense of progression is incredibly satisfying on its own, but Vampire Survivors layers on strategy, depth, and persistent roguelite elements to make it even better.

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The weapons and items you collect work together beyond the simple synergy that comes with stat improvements. For example, you can evolve most weapons when they reach their maximum levels if you have the items they require in your inventory. The axe becomes a ring of sickles. The whip becomes a health-draining whirlwind. The cross boomerang becomes a magic sword. Evolved weapons present an even bigger jump in power, and in glowing objects flying around the screen, than regular upgrades. You only have six slots each for weapons and items, so you must plan ahead to get the most effective builds on each run. Simply upgrading your first options makes you powerful, but crafting a combination of multiple evolved weapons with equipment bonuses is even more effective. Plus, each character has a specific weapon and unique bonuses that change the gameplay tactics. That’s a lot of strategy to factor from run to run, but there’s even more to plan around for overall progression in the game. First, you collect gold coins while you play, which are added to an overall total after you die or survive the time limit of a run (at which point you’ll be killed anyway, usually by the grim reaper himself).

You can spend gold on incremental upgrades like faster attacks or a magnetic aura that sucks in nearby gems, or use gold to unlock new characters. You start with only a few characters, but you can find more by accomplishing various tasks in certain maps, which makes them available to purchase with gold between runs. There are currently 20 characters in the game, not including a few secret characters that require some truly obscure, check-the-wiki moves to get (like modifying your save file in a text editor, or using very specific exploits in one level).The 11 different playable characters that unlock offer at least some additional replayabilty, giving you different starting weapons and slight bonuses to stats. Just to name a few, there’s Arca Ladonna, who starts with a randomly firing fireball attack and whose weapon cooldown times reduce as she levels up, or my favorite, Donmario, an elderly priest who moves slowly but starts with Bibles orbiting him and gets major bonuses to projectile duration and speed. Properly upgraded, he can turn into an almost literal buzz saw that cuts through crowds of enemies with ease. Nearly all of the characters’ starting bonuses are things you can pick up during a round, but if you stack them together it can create some crazy-powerful builds.

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What eventually drains Vampire Survivors of its challenge is the persistent progression unlocks you can buy, which let you boost passive abilities from damage output to movement speed to giving every weapon an extra projectile. Sure, the more noticeable ones are neat to unlock and then see in action on your next run, but there aren’t enough ways to scale up the challenge to compensate for your increased power. Even the third map, which gives enemies +50% to their health, has become easy enough for me to consistently blow through to the end unless I’m deliberately handicapping myself with my ability choices, which takes a bit of the thrill out of it. Even so, I’ve gotten over a dozen hours out of it by chasing down all of the achievements, and there’s already an opt-in public beta where new features are trickling out. I’m more or less done with Vampire Survivors for now, but I’m thinking I’ll be back to check out what’s changed in a few months. With its dead-simple graphics and extremely basic map and enemy design, Vampire Survivors seems like it has no business being as addictive as it is. And yet, I felt compelled to put over a dozen hours into experimenting with its many weapon and ability upgrade combinations, starting round after round trying to reach the end and unlock all of its characters. Burnout Paradise Remastered

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