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Radiant is a tremendous old school arcade inspired shooter that is one of the most addictive games I have played this year. This is one of those games where you will tell yourself “just one more go” and then an hour later still be playing the game. If you grew up in the 80s and 90s or even just have a love and respect for old school shooters, prepare to have your life taken over by this game!
Defeat The Super Creep
As Radiant is a classic arcade style of shooter you will probably not be all that shocked to learn that there is not much of a story going on here. What is going down is that in the galaxy there is this alien horde that is trying to destroy everything in its path and they are led by this entity that is simply referred to as the Super Creep. You are on an epic space quest to put this alien jerk in his place!
I think a huge part of what makes Radiant such an addictive game is the way that it controls. You can use a touchscreen phone or a controller and both ways work fine from what I have seen. Each level has you facing an onslaught of alien spacecraft that keep coming at you and shooting at you. You need to have your wits about you as you dodge the incoming projectiles and kamikaze aliens all the while shooting back at them. To change things up, aliens come at you in different waves, there are boss battles and you even have to navigate your way through asteroid fields too!
Like all good shooters, you have no shortage of upgrades that you can purchase as you earn currency as you progress through the game. You can buy a whole range of new weapons that give you an edge. My favorite and the one that I recommend is the heat seeking missiles which are awesome. You can even buy yourself an extra life if you want.
Another aspect of Radiant that keeps you wanting to play are those epic visuals. The game in many ways reminds me of the Pac-Man Championship Edition. It is very bright and almost vector like in the way the visuals are done. It also has many little nods to classic arcade games such as Space Invaders and Asteroids. The aliens have a ton of personality to them and it is a real joy for the eyes as you play. Plus, it has a very fitting soundtrack that I highly recommend you crank the sound up as you play.
I can see this being one of those games that I play forever! It is such a fun and timeless kind of game and if you are into shooters, Radiant is going to be a game that truly will become addictive for you. It is one of the better “hardcore” shooters of its style and the funky visuals and the progression system in the game also help keep you wanting to play the game.
- It is a very addictive shooter
- I love all the different weapons that you can use
- It has a very cool and funky visual style to it
- I love the little parodies of other shooters
- Some may not like using touch controls
- A bit more to the story would have been nice
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP