Gang Beasts Xbox One – Review

I guess you’ve seen the videos with the wobbly jelly-figures whilst going through the recommended section on YouTube. The videos often portray a group of friends hanging out while playing the game, often accommodated by laughter. But playing this game is no laughing matter.

Name: Gang Beasts
Developer: Boneloaf
Publisher: Double Fine Presents
Released: 12.12.2017/27.03.2019  (Xbox One)
Platforms: PC/Mac, Linux, Playstation 4, Xbox One
Reviewed on: Xbox One
Acquired: A copy of this game was provided by a publisher for review purpose

Graphics

The game was originally released back in 2017. A lot has happened since that time. However, the game has a 3D-cartooney-look too it, making the graphics perfect for this game. The graphics just work for this game, with its simple backgrounds and 3D environment and Gang Beasts.
6/10

Gameplay

Well, I think that you either love or hate the gameplay. The game is simple: You and your friends try to drag/punch each other into the abyss or some awful machine in order to grab the victory. The game does provide some elements to mix it up a bit like soccer and fighting on trucks, but the game is still the same.

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I’ve tried this game with a couple of friends, and in the end, we felt like it was still a game in beta. The game is entertaining for some time, but after you’ve played through the different game modes, the flashiness of the game sort of disappears. Hopefully, the developers will introduce more game modes in the future. The game simply lacks substance.
4/10

Controls

Although the controls are simple, I never really felt like I was in control of the Gang Beasts. The game is more or less button-smashing and hoping that it works. But this was what me and my friends actually liked about the game. We laughed so hard when I was in total control of the fight and was about to grab my friend, only to see the Gang Beast raise his arms and throw his head to the ground.
2/10

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Replay Value

The game is intended as a grown-ups party game I think. Sure, you’ll get some laughs and have some entertainment, but it is not a game that I would play in the near future. I can see why a lot of people enjoy the game, but for the average consumer, this is not the game you’re looking for.
4/10

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Written by: Daniel Aass Bredesen
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Overall
4/10
4/10
  • Graphics - 6/10
    6/10
  • Gameplay - 4/10
    4/10
  • Controls - 2/10
    2/10
  • Replay Value - 4/10
    4/10
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Verdict

Gang Beasts is a game that you accidentally might think is still in beta. You’ll have some laughs during your first playthrough, but then you’re not likely to play it again.

Pros

  • Jellyfigures tossing each other of elevators
  • Some funny situations
  • Slapstick-game
  • Brings friends together

Cons

  • No substance
  • Poor controls
  • Almost replay-value

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