Tower of Guns

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Tower of Guns is a first-person shooter that borrows from roguelike games, with randomized environments, enemies, items, perks and power-ups for each session. It also has permadeath. A gameplay session offers different arena-like rooms where a large amount of enemies need to be destroyed. A single door leads to a new room and after a large opponent an elevator is used to move to a new part of the tower.

At the start of the game the player chooses a weapon and a perk. There are ten weapons and eleven perks in total. To unlock all of them certain conditions need to be met. Each weapon has a different effectiveness complemented with a perk such as faster character speed, more armor, a triple jump, no falling damage, permanent loot, no self damage etc. Destroyed enemies leave behind red orbs that restore health, coins and blue items that fill up a weapon experience meter. Each time a new weapon level is reached (up to five), the main gun becomes more powerful. When the character gets hurt not only health is lost, but the weapon level can be lowered as well. Other random gameplay elements are badges that permanently alter characteristics similar to the starting perks, such as faster speed, more chance for critical strikes, gun modifications or additional double jumps (up to such a large amount it is almost like flying). There are also items of which only one can be carried. These offer additional bonuses, special attacks or a giant jump. Coins can be used at vending machines to unlock an item or badge on display.

Levels and enemies often have an industrial look and the game has a humorous touch visible in the text during the game, visual elements, giant bouncing projectiles and extreme gun modifications such as a rocket launcher that acts as a shotgun. The gameplay is twitch based and requires constant movement, dodging and quick reflexes. It also supports air control for character movement, bunny hopping, circle strafing, gaining movement speed through slopes, jelly-like cubes that provide boost, and double jumps that can be performed multiple times in succession. Next to the variation in enemy and level design, the different rooms contain secrets on hard to reach places, usually by walking through walls or dropping down floors. When stuck in a part of the level without the ability to jump out of it, a key can be held to respawn at the start of the room.


Tower of Guns Windows This room is filled with cubes that allow you to boost around.
Tower of Guns Windows Dr. Turret is a large opponent with its own health bar.
Tower of Guns Windows Choose a gun and a perk when starting the game.
Tower of Guns Windows Exchange 100 coins if you would like to have this item.

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Destructoid Windows Mar 03, 2014 8.5 out of 10 85
Calm Down Tom Windows Jun 04, 2014 4 out of 5 80
Spazio Games Windows Mar 29, 2014 8 out of 10 80
Riot Pixels Windows Apr 05, 2014 75 out of 100 75
PC Games (Germany) Windows Mar, 2014 72 out of 100 72
PC Invasion (INC Gamers) Windows Mar 14, 2014 7 out of 10 70 Xbox One Apr 16, 2015 70 out of 100 70
TrueAchievements Xbox One Apr 10, 2015 3.5 out of 5 70 PlayStation 4 Apr 16, 2015 70 out of 100 70
D+PAD Magazine Windows Apr 30, 2014 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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