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Today I am talking about a game called Teardown. As I write this the game is not released so think of this as an advanced preview of the game. This is one of the most interesting games of 2020 for me and I am surprised that more people are not talking about it. This at its heart is a heist game, a heist game where you are free to do pretty much anything that you want.
Get The Item, Get Out!
The premise of Teardown is quite simple in theory. You are a person who needs to get a series of items and then you need to get the hell out of there before security arrives. That is the basic idea behind Teardown, but it is the execution of this idea which makes it so interesting and unique.
The visuals of the game are basic by design and I like it. I think that it has a kind of less blocky/more detailed Minecraft thing going in with the visuals. This is especially true when you break or blow stuff up.
Break It All Down!
The game world here is fully destructible and you can interact with pretty much everything you can see on a map. For example, the level that is being shown at the moment has you needed to get a series of key cards from a factory. There are multiple key cards to get, but as soon as you take one the security timer starts so you have to be fast and get the rest.
Planning The Perfect Heist
What seems like a lot of fun about Teardown is that you cannot just go in with your sledgehammer or shotgun blazing. You have to really think about what you are doing before you take that first key card. You need to plan your route. So, you can smash down walls, build up basic structures to make short cuts and you can even use vehicles to smash things, move heavy objects, or even just to be something else you can jump on.
The world really is your oyster to play with and figure out the best way to make this heist happen. If things go wrong and you fail, you can always try again. One cool feature is that you can check out the map after you do a mission and see your progress this will let you know what to change next time.
So Much Destruction
As I write this, we know that the maps are very interactive. You have a sledgehammer which can break down walls which is very handy as you would expect. You can also pick items up and throw them or use them to make structures to climb on. You have explosives you can use too, but these also have some strategy to them as these explosives can damage the environment so it could be you try to blow a wall up, but you accidentally also blow up a table you could have used to climb on.
So far Teardown is shaping up to be something really special. I love the idea of the game and it is looking like this is going to be a great deal of fun when it is fully released. Planning the perfect heist is going to be very addictive and I am excited to see what is planned for this as it moves along in development. Some kind of multiplayer mode where you work together or try to beat each other’s times or something like that would be a lot of fun.
Final Score: 9/10 (well this is how much I am anticipating the game)
- Plenty of items to use
- Planning the heists is going to be lots of fun
- I am sure the game will be very nerve-wracking once that timer starts
- I like how you are free to do what you want
- It is shaping up to be a fantastic game already
- Not sure when it will be fully finished
- Also, not sure if there will be any multiplayer in the finished version
Have you ever wanted to wreak havoc in a destructible world, with the added bonus of being paid for it? Well, look no further than Teardown, the latest game from developer Tuxedo Labs.
In Teardown, you play as a contractor tasked with stealing various items from buildings and then demolishing them. With an array of tools at your disposal and a fully destructible environment, the possibilities are endless. Just be sure to watch out for the cops, who won't be too pleased with your antics. It's like being a kid with a sandbox, but with more explosions and a paycheck.
Teardown's gameplay is unique and addictive. Players are given the task of taking down buildings or completing heists using any means necessary. This means explosives, vehicles, sledgehammers, and more are at your disposal. The game's physics engine is impressive and realistic, making destruction feel satisfying and strategic.
The creativity of the gameplay is unmatched, and the game is at its best when you're experimenting with new ways to destroy a building. It's just immensely satisfying to see how every aspect of the game's world reacts to the user in wild and creative ways: just hitting a brick in the right spot can start a chain reaction that ends in a whole building collapsing. It's tons of fun.
Blocky but Beautiful
Teardown's blocky graphics might not be everyone's cup of tea, but they work perfectly for the game's destructible environments. The game is visually stunning, with vibrant colors and realistic lighting that bring the game world to life.
The level of detail in the environments is impressive, and the game's physics engine makes it even more impressive when you see everything come crashing down. Despite the blocky graphics, the game has a unique style that sets it apart from other games in its genre.
The voxel-based rendering gives the game a distinctive "Minecraft" look that's sure to attract players who love Mojang's legendary title.
A Sandbox of Possibilities
In addition to the main campaign, Teardown features a sandbox mode that lets players create and share their own custom maps. The possibilities are endless with this mode, and the community has already created some impressive creations.
The game also features a level editor, allowing players to create their own campaigns and share them with others. This extends the game's lifespan and ensures that there's always something new to experience.
It's worth noting that Teardown is a game that requires some serious horsepower to run smoothly. The physics simulations, destructible environments, and detailed graphics all contribute to a game that demands a lot from your hardware. If you're running an older PC or laptop, you may struggle to run Teardown at all, and even those with beefy systems may need to tweak the settings to find a good balance between performance and visuals.
Teardown's wildly unique concept will unleash your imagination – and destructive powers. It's the most fun I've had in a sandbox-style game in a good while.
- Highly interactive and destructible environments
- Offers players a great deal of creative freedom
- Unique and challenging gameplay
- Requires a powerful PC to run smoothly, making it inaccessible to some players
I have been having fun with Teardown since it first entered early access in what feels about 20 years ago! This is a fantastic sandbox style heist game that once the game gets a hold of you, it does not let go. I feel that the developer has done a fantastic job of making the game more and more fun with each update and as it has been quite a while since I talked about this game, I thought I would jump in and have a go of it and share my thoughts with you fine folks.
Taking Care Of Business
Some people may be surprised to hear that a game like Teardown has a story, but it actually does. We basically have this company that we take a great deal of pride in and want to be legit and successful. However, times are tough and we need access to some quick cash so we take on jobs for less than good clients if you know what I am saying. It is a decent premise that gives you a good reason to be doing what you are doing and I like that.
Getting In And Then Getting The Heck Out
I would class Teardown as a heist game. Your objective 99/100 is to get into an area, find the item you need to secure, and then get out again before the timer ends and you end up busted or worse! I think that this sounds like a great premise for a game and while heist games are certainly nothing new, with each update, I feel that this game has just gotten more and more refined to the point where it truly stands out from all the other heist games.
My Way Or The High Way!
Remember Limp Bizkit, there were awesome in the late 90s and early 00s. Anyway, what I love about Teardown is how you go about getting in and out. Each area is like a big playground and you can pretty much use anything you want. You have a decent array of items like weapons and hammers and so on too. You will be given the items you need to get and they are usually spread out across the level. As soon as you get one the timer starts! This means that you need to plan your heist out before you grab that first item. You can build ramps, and blast holes and try to make as straightforward a path as possible so you can run from item to item and then get the heck out of there.
I’m A Voxel Girl, In A Voxel World
Visually, Teardown is at first nothing to yell about. However, I love the whole voxel style of the game and when I first looked at this title, I talked about how it felt like a higher end Minecraft and I still do think that somewhat rings true. The game has been polished up a bit over the course of its development and the way that the developer has made it so that pretty much everything in a stage can be destroyed or interacted with in some way is great.
I think that Teardown is one of those games that just got better and better with each update that was released. The game is one of the best heist style games that I have ever played and while there is a ton of content in the game, I would love to see these guys take another crack at this with a sequel that has even more cool stuff for us to steal and more ways that we can go about it.
- This game is a ton of fun
- I love trying to come up with creative ways to get the items
- It is a very addictive game
- I have yet to hear anyone who has played this say that they do not like it
- A bit more story would have been cool
- I hope that they keep adding content, but I would also like a full sequel at some point