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Crimsonland is an enhanced version of the 2003 game Crimsonland. It is a top-down arcade arena shooter that is similar in design to the original game. The player controls a character that needs to survive in an arena against wave of enemies. Just like the original game there are various weapons and power-ups, but with an overhaul for the visual style.

There are two main game modes: Quests and Survival. Quests consists of six sets of ten levels that need to be completed one by one to progress. They have a fixed ending reached when a progression bar near the top is completely filled. By killing monsters the character gains experience and eventually unlocks about 30 weapons and 55 perks. There are three difficulty levels. Survival consists of five separate modes (Survival, Rush, Blitz, Weapon Picker, and Nukefism) each with their own rules for weapons and perks. Some start with an assault rifle, others let you pick weapons and perks at the beginning or after leveling up, or offer limited ammo, etc. In each of these modes the goal is to survive as long as possible without an ending.

The arenas are always slightly larger than a single-screen environment and enemies appear from all directions. The character can be moved around and can also shoot in any direction. The cross-hair counts down the remaining ammo and then the weapon needs to be reloaded. A blue circle surrounding the character shows the remaining health. Various power-ups and weapons can be picked up by destroying enemies, but only one weapon can be carried at all times. There are also bomb power-ups that destroy all enemies in the vicinity

The game has online leaderboards and supports four-player cooperative games in a local multiplayer mode.


Crimsonland Windows These are the 'perks' or in-game power ups. The game starts with many available and has yet more to unlock
Crimsonland Windows The in-game pause menu
Crimsonland Windows The survival mode has been unlocked.
Crimsonland Windows This weapon upgrade is powerful, but only offers a few bullets.

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Critic Reviews Windows Jun 24, 2014 82 out of 100 82
Daily D-Pad Windows Jul 23, 2014 4 out of 5 80
Softpedia Linux Feb 29, 2016 8 out of 10 80 PlayStation 4 Aug 21, 2014 80 out of 100 80
APGNation Windows Sep 06, 2014 7 out of 10 70
Gamegravy PlayStation 4 Jul 23, 2014 7 out of 10 70
Darkstation Windows Jul 02, 2014 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Nintendo Life Nintendo Switch Nov 29, 2017 6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars 60
Switch Player Nintendo Switch Dec 04, 2017 3 out of 5 60 Windows Sep 12, 2014 6 out of 10 60


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Owners of the original 2003 game who can prove their purchase can e-mail the developers and then receive a Steam key for the new version for free.

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