The voice performances from Jason E. Kelley as Colt and Ozioma Akagha as Julianna are superb and delivered with genuine gusto, while the dynamic soundtrack beautifully adapts to fit the action. The music is excellent, with a sultry, swaggering sense of style.
Deathloop's '60s-inspired design is fantastic, every environment drenched in bold colour and detail. Environments are diverse, taking in concrete facilities with huge steel doors, craggy coastal regions, and towns with narrow alleyways. The occasional flickering texture is forgivable.
Initially a bit of a muddle, wielding weapons and powers very quickly becomes second nature, everything perfectly mapped to the DualSense. Shooting feels weighty and tactile, supplemented by the rippling of the PS5’s nifty controller.
Comprising four large districts connected by Colt’s subterranean tunnels, Blackreef is a wonderfully layered and complex place to master. Like Dishonored, objectives are open-ended, offering freedom to complete the game in whatever way you like. An action game with brawn and brains.
A great list that rewards exploration and discovery, differing approaches and thinking outside the box occasionally resulting in a satisfying trophy ping. There’s an excellent spread here, and some cool approaches in taking out targets to figure out.