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HotLead is an arcade third-person shooter set in industrial surroundings. The game takes the players in a world where mankind has reached the deepest corners of space and has encountered new alien species. Humans wanted to defend themselves in the event of a war for space supremacy and built droid bases on strategic planets, which were each supposed to protect a certain area and launch a defensive attack in the event of war.

But the war never came and the droids were left abandoned, while their mission still remains the same – to attack anyone that might seem hostile. This leaves open the possibility of a battle happening by chance any time, where droids could attack even a peaceful visitor.

Humans created an enhanced species to help them decommission these settlements and the remaining droids. They form a division of soldiers with special skills called HotLead.

The central mission requires players to disable an enemy base and then get to the extraction point. To complete their mission they will need to go through a series of smaller, independent tasks – each more challenging than the previous one. Through these side-missions players will uncover and use new skills. Each enemy has its own ability, so they need to adapt their strategy based on their opponents.

The game requires players to use all their functions and skills and make fast decisions. Among the skills they could use, the most helpful are running and wall climbing, using their environment and surroundings as ammo, dodging, special moves or magic.
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Thrill Pill Games
Thrill Pill Games
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System requirements for macOS

  • OS: OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Discrete or Onboard GPU with 512MB VRAM (Nvidia 9600m GT, Intel HD 4000)
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 600 MB available space

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows 7 32/64, Windows 8 32/64, Windows 10 32-bit
  • Processor: Core 2 DUO 2.1 GHz / AMD Athlon X2 2.1 GHZ or better
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Discrete video card with 2GB of VRAM (Nvidia GTX 600 or 700 Series, AMD R9 or HD7900 Series)
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 600 MB available space
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection

System requirements for Linux

  • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 and newer recommended
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-2500 @3.3 GHz / AMD FX-8320 @3.5 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 560 / AMD Radeon™ HD 6870 (1GB VRAM)
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 600 MB available space
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HotLead reviews and comments

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Microsoft from Deutsch
HotLead ... ... Once again, it's a Game where I'm missing the Words. The Gameplay is spongy, the Graphics are sometimes very outdated and there is no interesting Story. The Game is plagued by a Series of annoying Bugs ... So the Character revolves incessantly around his own Axis when you press the Mouse wheel. It also happened that Things blobbing through the Map and I sometimes came across invisible Walls. I would urge everyone to avoid this Game as much as possible. Isn't even worth its nier price of €1...
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Microsoft from Deutsch
-Get free (Gleam)-+ good Soundtrack in the Menu-Bugs in the Form of: Sound and that the Character Makes 360°C Spins with his Head and Arms, etc. -poor Control-no Mouse control to look around?! Somehow nothing works on the Game. I don't know if it's because of Windows 10 64bit or the Game itself. Degree at the Beginning I could only run very slowly until floating over ground And then came other Bugs like a "Vertebrae character" who has made comical Disturbing Movements. After that was over I realized that I could not look around with the Mouse, so a forward coming up looked accordingly weird and not possible. Minimum Requirements is a 2GB VRAM + DirectX 11 Graphics Card, why?! The Game doesn't exactly look like she needs that performance. But then at the CPU: Just a Dual Core or AMD Athlon X2 That I had many Years ago ... Well interesting Idea, but more than Failure she couldn't offer me, sry.
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Microsoft from Deutsch
Product received for free Complete bugs The Game is easy through. It took me 10 Minutes for the time being why I can't turn and whether the Game wanted to do so. But in Reality, the Mouse sensitivity is simply set To 0 by default. The Developer reacted to this and now wants to upload a Fix for it. Otherwise you move very slowly, the Opponents are very static, the Music is missing and the Graphics are not so great now. I still found particularly oblique that even with your Fists you cause small Explosions in front of you (which looks really cracked). And of course, as many have already denounced, at the Click of the right, one should probably actually send out such a Wave Of energy. However, the Character totally twists in the process, as if he had been broken 20 Bones. Verdict The Game is partly really bucked and even if it's bug-free, it's far from nicely done. Of Course, you have to see here, too, that it costs (currently) only €1 and the Developer sits alone and has to pursue a normal Job by the way. Even if I think it's a shame, I can't recommend the Game. Did the Review help you? Then follow me in my Steam Group, where I write my Reviews as a Curator.
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