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Xbox One / Xbox Series X/S Game Review


After Wave: Downfall


Format: Xbox One / Xbox Series X/S
Publisher: Totalconsole
Developer: 7 Raven Studios
RRP: £12.49
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Age Restrictions: 7+
Release Date: 03 August 2022

After Wave: Downfall is an arcade shooter where the player battles against monsters, completes various missions with a cool battleship. Deathrix invaded the world and released a mysterious meteorite causing a great flood. Players can upgrade their ships for better performance to fight the most brutal enemies. A Local Co-op mode allows the player to team up and adventure with others...


After Wave: Downfall is an arcade shooter

After Wave: Downfall is a run-of-the-mill arcade shooter which takes the usual space scenario and transforms it into a water-based adventure. After a couple of easy levels, to get you into the swing of things, the challenges are quickly ramped up, resulting in a game that is punishingly difficult. However, if you take your time and concentrate, it soon becomes a case of working out your strategy in order to complete each level.

When you die you'll be transported back to the main menu, where you can continue on from the last checkpoint.


This is a cheap, fun slice of old skool gaming

The graphics are bold and lovingly crafted in a retro style and for those of us of a certain age the game has the ability to transport us back to simpler times.

This is a game that you can pick up, play to death and then leave for ages before getting the itch to return, at which point you'll play it to death once again.

It's not particularly original and hardly delivers anything new that you've not seen done better elsewhere, but this is a cheap, fun slice of old skool gaming that's hard to resist.


Nick Smithson

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