Official PlayStation Magazine - UK Edition|June 2020
Taking down ’80s enemies from the inside
Aaron Potter

The indie scene churns roguelikes out at such a pace, any game craving a slice of this genre pie must do something unique to grab people’s attention. From the outset, HyperParasite doesn’t look like it will, yet again taking place on the all-too-familiar neon-lit city streets, where you fight through legions of enemies against a pulsing synth soundtrack. Y0u’ll eventually forgive the generic set dressing, though, thanks to this twin-stick shooter’s clever namesake.

You are the alien parasite, body-snatching your way to different abilities and getting stronger all the time. It’s a cool gameplay hook, but one with a major central flaw.

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