Imagine Hotline Miami, only you’re an ape escaping from confinement. Sound good? Well, that’s what Ape Out is all about – you smash your way through levels, destroying anyone in your way, and have a blast doing it. It’s a fun smash em’ up with a minimalist art style. Since you are an ape, there’s not a lot of weapons at your disposal. However, you can use your enemies as weapons by throwing them at other enemies, and even use them as shields.
The game is played from a top-down perspective, and you need to navigate maze like levels to find the exit. There will be traps and obstacles along the way, and this is where you apply your gray matter – which hopefully is more evolved than that belonging to the ape you are controlling. Also,the soundtrack is fun, peaking and valley-ing with the action, and really keeps the momentum going.
Really fun gameplay
Over the top action
Minimalist art style
A bit short
Score – 8.5/10
APE OUT is a wildly intense and colorfully stylized smash ‘em up about primal escape, rhythmic violence, and frenetic jazz. Build up nearly unstoppable momentum and use your captors as both weapons and shields to crush everyone on your procedurally generated path to freedom.
Stylish Escape: Embrace bold colors and a dazzling perspective as you rush through tight corridors, open areas, and twisting labyrinths on a mad dash for freedom. Overcome all manner of human opposition, nefarious traps, and breakable obstacles to find each exit and escape captivity.
Grab and Smash: Unleash your primal instincts and incredible strength to overpower your captors. Hold them steady to create a human shield, smash their feeble bodies into walls, or throw one into another in a violent explosion of humanity.
Dynamic Soundtrack: Find your rhythm in the chaos as a dynamic soundtrack of drums, cymbals, and decapitations drive the action to the edge of mayhem.