RRP: $ 20 ( reviewed on PC)
IN A congested first- person shooter ( FPS) genre laden with Call of Duty clones, it’s refreshing to experience
ShootMania Storm, a title that brings competitive PC gaming back to its roots.
This online- only multiplayer run- andgun shooter has none of the trappings of your typical FPS.
Forget about endless choices of upgradeable weapons and in- game perks. Shootmania Storm is about one thing only, players’ skills.
Success in this game comes down to your ability to compete on a level playing field against equally equipped competitors.
Crafted by the same development team behind TrackMania, this shooter shares much in common with its four- wheeled counterpart. The pace is electrifyingly fast, the controls are dead easy, and the gameplay is simple.
The game features just three weapons and you don’t get to choose when to use them.
If you’re the creative type, just like in TrackMania you have at your disposal the same map editing tools that the developers used to create the game.
Here you can design original maps and devise new game modes with unique objectives.
And, of course, these can be uploaded and shared with other players.
If you’re expecting a Hollywood script, a charismatic cast, and reward- based progression other than moving up the leaderboard, better look elsewhere.
Shootmania, instead, makes players the heroes, and rewards only those with skill, determination and the patience to become the best they can be.