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PS4 Game Review



Filthy Animals: Heist Simulator


Format: PS4
Publisher: Green Man Gaming Publishing
Developers: Pewter Games and Studios LoPoly Games
RRP: £16.99
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Age Restrictions: 7+
Release Date: 11 May 2023

Filthy Animals: Heist Simulator is a chaotic multiplayer Heist game for 1-4 players, spanning across 8 different chapters featuring a total of 21 unique heist levels. Take on the role of mutant animals following the orders of Tony, the Filthy Animal Bossman Criminal Mastermind. Wreak havoc through a series of heists starting with a convenience store, a bank robbery, then break into a super secret military base, with missions ranging all the way into outer space...


Get in! Grab the cash! Collect the hidden items and get out!

Chaotic multi-player games like Filthy Animals are generally hit and miss. There was a bit of a trend a few years ago where there seemed to be an endless stream of these being released (for some odd reason most seemed to be food related) and I never really understood them. Sure, they were fine for about 20 mins if you had some friends round that weren't into gaming... but otherwise, once the novelty wore off, they were pretty dull affairs.

Filthy Animals is a different kettle of fish. It works just as well in single player mode as it does in multiplayer. It's fast, frantic and incredibly fun to play. You start off with a basic tutorial that allows you to quickly learn all the moves you'll need to complete each level.


It works just as well in single player mode as it does in multiplayer

Once the main game starts you're thrust into an environment with a set list of tasks to complete - like collecting a certain amount of cash, eating a number of food items, collecting secret items and collecting large letters (F I L T H Y) that are dotted around the level. Complete all of these to unlock the next arena. Failure is not an option, as your gang leader will send you back to complete the level fully.

Each level is populated with humans who will either ignore you or attack you, depending on how suspicious you're acting... Mind you, it's almost impossible to keep out of their way as you'll be flinging items all over the place, and the chance of hitting people is pretty high - which means they'll then want to pick a fight with you.

Progress through the level by finding items (axes, electric screwdrivers, keys) to unlock hidden rooms. Find new items of clothing to wear and gain XP in order to spend on special items.


Watch out for speeding cars and irate pedestrians

If I had any complaints, it's that the game is a little messy. You'll be accidentally pick up things which will hamper your progress and this can be more than a little frustrating. But then, it adds to the chaotic fun, especially in multiplayer mode when you can't pick up the items you want because you've accidentally picked up a large door or some other cumbersome piece of furniture.

It's fun and entertaining, but I can see people rage quitting when they get stuck in a level and can't work out how to progress. However, for £17 you really can't go wrong.


Darren Rea

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