SUPER HOT SUPER HOT SUPER HOT the sound of victory has never been both so unusual but instantly recognised, because trust me when someone hears this they will ALL start repeating it in the same monotone voice.
At this point almost everyone has seen super-hot, the first person “Matrix” simulator where time only moves when you move. Starting out as a fantastic flash game, it was fully fleshed out into a PC game. However finally console gamers get the chance to play what is essentially a first-person puzzle game, hiding as a PC game.
The game is simple, kill every enemy, when you move time will move, use this to dodge and weave around bullets or other dangers as you pick off each enemy, this is the key to the game, making sure you are always in a position to not be caught out and finish off anyone coming for you.
You have quite a few tools at your disposal to complete this, you have your fists which is an obvious, however you can also pick up a lot of equipment from the environment. Bottles or pool balls, there are many different items you can use to throw and stun enemies, these will not kill them straight away but only stun them, give them another knock however they will go down a second time.
Your goal is to knock the enemies, or sometimes straight up punch them, to take their weapons from their hands, and deal with the wave of them that will come at you to kill you, they won’t only come from where you expect and a lot of later levels will cause a lot of trial and error as you try and figure out the best way to go through a level, sometimes it’s not the best Idea to take out that person in front, maybe stun and grab his weapon to deal with others.
There is a story, however it is a little vague, you are a hacker using a seemingly DOS OS, hacking into…something to control…something to kill people wherever you deem necessary. The story is not a main part of the game, it is more a sprinkling onto the fantastic gameplay for those of you who want to see something more to dig into, or just to add the flavour onto a heavily stylised gameplay. However I 100% see a Theory based game youtube channel milking this to pat more of their ego again, but hey that’s…just an opinion.
Now there is a big thing I need to talk about here, and that is SUPER HOT VR. If you are one of those who bought SUPER HOT on steam, congrats! You now have access to SUPER HOT VR, and that has been automatically added to your account.
PS4 players? I have some bad news for you, you do not get automatic access to the VR version of this game, you have to purchase each version separately, so for another £20 you can get access to SUPER HOT VR…if it Is worth it to you though?
SUPER HOT VR is a great game, however it isn’t necessarily worth the total cost of over £35, if you are sitting there unsure of which version to go for, VR easily, the difference is immense, being able to crouch down, grab weapons from mid-air to throw or shoot as you see fit, not just from a static height of your character creates a vastly different game.
Graphically speaking the game is extremely simplistic, instead of highly detailed locations, instead you have a modelled area with the bare minimum, enemies are coloured red, you are coloured white, it makes it extremely easy to identify who it will be you are aiming at. The only real detail that can be found in each world outside of play models is the equipment that can be used to fight. Bottles, sticks, pool balls all are ready to be picked up and thrown to quickly stun and easily seen thanks to the visual difference when compared to other objects, this gives the world a massive surreal feel, where the idea is a very stylised game where you control them through a computer terminal.
SUPER HOT is a fantastic game, and one that is hiding secretly as a fantastic FPS mixed with a puzzle game, getting to the end will get you a feeling that other games just do not give you these days. However, that is IF you can get through some of the trickier later games that is. If you like matrix and love the idea of a Cyber Punk styled game, and like the idea of basically being a god within a first-person shooter this is the game for you. 10/10 easily for fantastic style and gameplay, I would argue it’s a cheeky 11/10 if you get the VR version.