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I Hate Running Backwards

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Sam and friends get stuck in mixed space time continuum and fight across different time periods, all in one single crazy run! How far can they go?
Test your skills in this fast paced, procedurally generated endless shoot'em down destruction mayhem!

Key Features

  • Non-stop never-ending adrenaline packed action
  • Couch co-op multiplayer
  • Randomly generated levels
  • Destroy the environment! Destruction is beautiful!
  • Swing your mighty melee weapon!

Other Features

  • Swing like you mean it! - Deflect rockets, bullets, bombs and cannon balls by swinging your mighty hammer! Destroy enemies with it! Destroy the environment with it! The more you swing, the more fun it gets!
  • Why run, when you can walk? - Drive cars, boats, choppers, ride mine carts! High speed destruction FTW!
  • Do you feel special, punk? - Break Special Weapon crates to get one of more than 40 Special Weapons in the game, ranging from the Shrapnel Umbrella to the allmighty Peacekeeper!
  • Are you Serious? - Play as Sam “Serious” Stone, or other action game heroes in an endless mega-epic battle to destroy as many aliens and monsters as possible. If you’re going down, how many can you take with you?
  • Shoot ‘em down! - Take on the shoot ‘em up genre upside down with Sam doing what he hates the most - running backwards!
  • Monsters! Monsters everywhere! - Fight against horde after horde of enemies! Endless waves of monsters are coming straight for you! How long can you survive?
  • More powah! - Collect power ups that give you additional edge in combat!
  • Bosses and perks - Battle huge bosses and get perks after every victory ranging from faster movement, bigger health to bigger melee range and more ammo.
  • Who’s with me? - Fight side by side with a friend in the couch co-op multiplayer mode for 2 players. Remember to leave some ammo for her/him.
  • Who else is with me? - Unlock various and unique characters that bring their own special abilities to the battlefield.
  • Destructible environment - Watch as you and your foes destroy everything in your path while battling each other.
  • Guns blazin’ - Dual wield your weapons to glory! Combine Main and Special weapons and turn yourself into the ultimate death machine!
Release date
Devolver Digital
Binx Interactive
Croteam Incubator
Devolver Digital, Croteam Publishing
Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows 7 or later
  • Processor: Dual core from Intel or AMD at 2.8 GHz
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD 3000
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 700 MB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
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I Hate Running Backwards reviews and comments

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Ship's logbook "Waiting for Serious Sam 4", 4 month Moon 2089 year. I don't know how far I've been able to go in the time that Croteam makes 4 Sam. At first I thought it would be very soon, but how long I fed myself with these thoughts and expectations is already unknown. First I hooked on the light branches of the series on the type of Next Encounter on the emulators, then everything was getting worse, I tried the sidebars, then I finally suffered and I went to the step-up G-RPG on Sam and mobile games, well, now I have moved to I Hate Running Backwards, and I'd rather have sat down for it yet after passing the Next Encounter. Great Beavers! I Love Sam, it was done as much as four (generally three, but Second Encounter I consider for a separate part) the main game, overdo ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Branches and even more content from the fans. Among This it is very easy to find a place while waiting for the fourth part, and this time my view fell on I Hate Running Backwards. I'm not going to drag, Bite! Subscribe to me and Curat Dreams of Genesis, get a plus to karma! The Rogaque on Sam? Sounds interesting! The game Itself is a Shoot Em Up and a bagel that looks really interesting enough in the cast. Your task is to escape and shoot familiar monsters from different weapons. In addition to the main weapon will be available special weapons and a sledgehammer, which destroys the environment around you, so she and more than once save your ass from a difficult situation. With weapons here Complete order, each effectively against any type of enemies. The Claim I have to the soundtrack, it was all taken from other parts (seemingly only from the main menu was original). This is certainly not what the reason, because the soundtrack was in Sam always beautiful, and here it looks like appropriate. The Graphics in the game are cubic (no, not as in Minecraft) and as for me it goes to the detriment of the atmosphere, as in any way I loved Sam for the relative realism, as in the Second and First coming. Just look at the appearance of Sam and all immediately become in place. Drive the original games in place, and what is just excellent, so it is the complexity of the game. IT ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Just a marginal! That is, for me it is even cool, the game challenges you and says "I'm not in your teeth, baby", but for people who are difficult to think cop, this game will destroy them. The game did not step on the rake of the second part, so the game is a lot of interesting locations. Like in the Second coming there is the Jungle and the Middle ages, and from the First Coming there is Egypt. The Locations are many and they are not like in the third part, it pleases. The Combination of characters Devolver also pleased, it was nice to see Richard, Lo Wenga and other guys in the game. Also each of the characters has their own weapons and abilities, which is cool. The Result of the Game is clearly recommended to buy fans, people who are looking for a game with a multiplayer and just fans of drive jokes! The Game is not without minuses, but the game from this much worse does not become! Recommend. Beaver recommends: (+) Original Drive (+) Interesting locations (+) Many familiar characters (+-) Difficulty (+) Old and familiar enemies Beaver does not recommend: (-) Not relevant cubic graphics (-+) Difficulty
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