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Test Chamber – The Four-Player Mayhem Of Helldivers

by Jeff Marchiafava on Mar 02, 2015 at 12:19 PM

Arrowhead Game Studios' new twin-stick shooter tasks four-player squads of helldivers with saving the galaxy from alien threats, one planet at a time. In this episode of Test Chamber, Matt Miller, Bryan Vore, Ben Reeves, and I jump into the fray and do our best to survive on a world teeming with hostile insects.

Helldivers serves up an intriguing mix of procedurally generated levels, a deep progression system, and demanding gameplay. Part of what makes the game so challenging is the existence of friendly fire, which forces players to choose their shots wisely in order to avoid gunning down their friends. Unfortunately for our crew, not everyone got the memo.

What the video below to get a taste of Helldiver's random objectives, the pace of combat and variety of enemies, and to see the game's deadliest foe: the team-killing Benjamin Reeves. We also discuss the community-focused Galactic Campaign, and take a look at what upgrade options are available to players.

Helldivers comes out tomorrow on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita. Check back later in the week for our review. For more episodes of Test Chamber, click the banner below or visit our hub.