The trailer is a treat, full of silly and over-the-top moments that aim to emphasize how the game is the “fastest, bloodiest, deadliest, most adjective-abusing, action-packed first-person shooter of 1996.”
Following a delay from March, Strafe is out now on PC and PS4 for $20. The game was made by independent studio Pixel Titans and published by Devolver Digital, which is also behind Hotline Miami and Broforce.
GameSpot’s Strafe review scored the shooter an 8/10.
“As unforgiving, repetitive, and frustrating as it can be, the urge to jump back into the game and take out that frustration on hordes of enemies to the tune of the most-proper soundtrack with a toy box of guns is hard to resist,” reviewer Michael Higham said. “Strafe wears its influences on its sleeve but stands on its own as a fun, intense, and fast-paced shooter with distinguishable charm.”