Deadbolt is a superb 2D action shooter, created by the developers of Risk of Rain, that plays like a mix of Hotline Miami and Gunpoint, featuring fast paced, tactical combat, air vent sneaking, and OTT gore.
You play a modern day grim reaper, who has ditched the scythe in favour of some weaponry with a bit more ‘bang’. You enter each level with one aim – kill everyone without getting killed yourself. This is easier said than done, as although a lot (but not all) of the enemies can be dispatched with a well aimed headshot, so can you – one hit and you’re dead.
Much like Hotline Miami, you can run in guns blazing if you like, but you’ll have a much better chance of success if you plan your actions. You start each level with a loaded gun, but it will most likely not have enough bullets to dispatch of all the enemies. This means you must choose your shots, avoid wasting bullets and scavenge weaponry when possible. This turns each level into an intricate puzzle, which can be solved in a variety of ways – especially if you utilize the handy air vents.
Limited bullets and instant death make Deadbolt a tough game to master, but a deeply satisfying experience – especially when you succeed and exit a level filled with the corpses of the gangbangers that you’ve slain. Brutal, stylish, tactical and extremely fun combat. Highly Recommended.
The tutorial is particularly tricky (when you go upstairs), but stick with it, it’s definitely worth it!
After the tutorial you enter your ‘home’ screen, to activate missions you must sit in your seat and click on all the highlighted words at the left side of the screen, then go to the table on the right and choose your mission.
Follow the Development of Deadbolt HERE
UPDATE: This Alpha Is No Longer Available