Incredibly tough but perfectly fair, Ghostrunner cuts the cybernetically enhanced mustard.
What is it? A cyberpunk parkour slasher that thinks Dark Souls gives players too many hit points.
Expect to pay: $30/£25
Developer: One More Level, Slipgate6, 3D Realms
Publisher: 505 Games, All In! Games
Reviewed on: GeForce GTX 1650, AMD Ryzen 5 3550H, 8 GB RAM
Link: Official site
The fundamental concept is easy to understand, and mildly terrifying. Each enemy dies in one hit; and so do you. I’ll sometimes die (many) more times in one level here than I do in an entire game elsewhere. It’s hard—brutally, unforgivingly so—but fair in a way that some obnoxiously difficult games don’t even try to be. I’ve brought a knife to a gun fight, and I love it. Slicing people in half never gets old.