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by Karl Carpenter on Tuesday 9th Nov 2010

Start a Revolution

In the future a virus has wiped out the majority of humanity and the machines and their artificial intelligence are now determined to seize power, hell bent on eliminating any human survivors. Well,
that is according to the future set out by Revolt, anyway.

You play as Guy, a resistance fighter who has made a stand, taking it to the robots on their own turf. You have broken into the robots base and are fighting for human-kind. Using the plethora of high powered firearms your task is to blast your way through the many levels trying to get answers for what has happened, even though you may possibly be the only survivor.


Revolt for iOS is a return to the 3D dual stick shooter that the industry seemed to be infatuated with
last year, with every other release seeming to be from that genre and saturating the market. After such
a break from shooters it was nice to get back into the genre.

Character and weapon models seem quite bland and could quite easily be moved into and out of
Generic Shooter A to Generic Shooter B without even noticing. However, this can be forgiven with
the fantastic level design on offer here.



The levels, for some reason, reminded me of Smash TV but with reworked and revamped texture maps, all of which have been superbly planned. The piéce de résistance however are the lighting effects, every room is beautifully lit with spotlights and atmospheric hues that truly compliment the tone of the game. It's quite clear to see that each level has been designed with great care and attention to detail.

Gameplay is pretty much as with every other game in this genre; you shoot absolutely everything that
moves using the progressing levels of firearms, grenades and explosives to do the job. As you
advance the levels difficulty increases and this is enough of a hook to keep you playing and coming
back for more.


I haven’t stopped playing the game for the last week but found it hard to decide whether this is
solely due to the game in question or because I haven’t played a game in this genre for some time.
After a quick play of some older games I wanted to come back to Revolt so I think that is all the
evidence I needed to commend Revolt for a job well done. If you are a fan of the genre this game is a


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  • Sound: 8
  • Graphics: 9
  • Gameplay: 8
  • Longevity: 8



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