teleglitch
Metacritic: 78/100
Release: Jul 2013
Reviewed on: PC

Teleglitch: Die More Edition

Site Score
7.5
Good: Variety and crafting mechanic – Line of sight limitation and blur adds to atmosphere
Bad: Randomisation is not finely tuned making some runs brutally unwinnable
User Score
9.3
(3 votes)
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Teleglitch: Die More Edition is an enhanced version of the original Teleglitch game with more levels, items, weapons and improved AI to take this challenging roguelike action game even further.

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Set in a dark future that has seen the human race expand out into the stars on behalf of the mega-corporations that dominate it players find themselves alone on a small planet at the edge of space.

Being in the edge of the known galaxy has its advantages, in particular the ability to engage in shady research. This is where players join the game as a lone scientist who awakes to find that nobody else is alive, instead they’ve been killed and reactivated to fight on behalf of the central AI at the facility.

Players control this nameless character from a top down perspective and explore a highly retro pixel landscape. While definitely ugly at first glance the graphics quickly grow on you with a few subtle graphic features such as motion blur of weapon firing that makes this simple visuals impactful.

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Gameplay in Teleglitch is focused mostly on exploration and inventory management with players having the ability to craft items to create things such as an enemy detector, more powerful explosives and many other recipes. This makes finding the limited items and ammunition present in the game world a top priority and will often also mean conserving ammunition by relying on your close quarters knife weapon, although this often leads to the loss of health points.

Other notable elements of gameplay include a large number of hidden areas that require you to break down walls to unlock the items contained within and a line of vision feature that only reveals areas of the map within your line of sight, with the twisty corridors using this mechanic well to add to the anxiety of the game.

Summary:

  • Over 20 enemy types to combat with more than 40 weapons and items.
  • Vision is restricted to your line of sight, adding to the environmental fear.
  • Play as a lone scientist on a shady military base running dark experiments.
  • Find secret rooms to obtain more loot to aid your journey.
  • Permanent death makes each attempt a challenging one.

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Teleglitch: Die More Edition, 9.3 out of 10 based on 3 ratings
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