Get Even may look like a first-person shooter – but it’s actually far from one.
In fact, it’s a psychological thriller that’s all about misdirection and puzzle solving with a splash of violence thrown in for good measure.
Here’s why you should be very, very excited.
You play private investigator Cole Black who wakes up in an abandoned psychiatric hospital – only to find it overrun by armed guards. But that’s just the start.
You then try and save a girl from a bomb exploding before waking up with a VR device strapped to your head.
It turns out a scientist called ‘Red’ is using you for an experiment and making you replay memories to monitor and achieve clarity on past events.
Throughout the game, Red will shed doubt on everything that is going on.
You’ll need to find clues, listen to audio logs and solve environmental puzzles to make sense of it all.
The choices are haunting
Throughout the game your actions will have a tangible effect – not so much on the narrative, but on your own emotions. Metro, who played the game earlier in the year, cited a situation where you encounter a guard early on in the game.
If you choose to kill them, you’ll realise he was on the phone to his wife and have to listen to panicked questions about what to do with their children.
Stunning visuals and sound
Developers Farm 21 have used a never-before-seen 3D scanning technology to render the game – making it almost photorealistic.
Not only that, but they’ve worked tirelessly to create truly immersive sound.
As Metro revealed, a strange humming noise that rises and falls really helps put you on the edge.
The producer told the publication: “I want to grab players with the story, enough to make them curious to play the game.
“I cannot do that for 10 hours though, so like the audio we fade elements in and out so you are never sure what will come next but want to find out. That’s basically the strategy we have to drive you through the whole game.”
The corner gun
While shooting isn’t the major focus in Get Even, the Corner Gun is an absolute delight.
It incorporates a thermal reader with whatever firearm you’re carrying – allowing you take down enemies from a 90-degree angle.
Get Even is released on PS4, Xbox One and PC on May 26.
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