• Publisher: VRESKI
  • Release Date: Jan 29, 2019
  • Also On: PC
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  • Summary: Inspired by classic action movies, The Hong Kong Massacre places you at the centre of a hard-boiled revenge story, filled with brutal, cinematic shootouts and vivid underworld locations. Take on the role of a former police detective bent on exacting vengeance for his partner's murder and useInspired by classic action movies, The Hong Kong Massacre places you at the centre of a hard-boiled revenge story, filled with brutal, cinematic shootouts and vivid underworld locations. Take on the role of a former police detective bent on exacting vengeance for his partner's murder and use of a mixture of raw firepower, slow-motion and dive/dodge mechanics to tear your way through the criminal ranks.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 14
  2. Negative: 2 out of 14
  1. 85
    The Hong Kong Massacre is a game that will leave you with vivid memories. The awesome stunts you pulled off, the impossible feats you were able to achieve, and the crazy killing sprees will all stick in your mind. It is a game that perfectly executes on a vision and offers some of the most gratifying few hours you can find in gaming today.
  2. Jan 22, 2019
    80
    The Hong Kong Massacre is an intense and gratifying experience that Hotline Miami's fans and lovers will enjoy the most. It has its flaws (low-res videos, difficulty peaks at some points, gameplay repetition...) that draw it from being a must, but VRESKI's first game delivers with strong visuals, rhythm and challenge.
  3. Jan 28, 2019
    80
    It's pretty clear where this game gets its inspiration from and with its intense gameplay, beautiful graphical effects and a steep learning curve this is a solid title. Shame that all bosses are nearly identical and that some screen tearing is present. Besides that, If you loved Hotline Miami, this is definitely a must play.
  4. Jan 24, 2019
    72
    Fun but plain action game in the vein of Stranglehold and Hotline Miami. There's not enough variety to keep you interested for long, but at least it's an intense action game.
  5. Jan 29, 2019
    70
    The Hong Kong Massacre is a game with a specific goal--to capture the feeling of an over-the-top John Woo-style slow-motion diving kill shot, and it succeeds. The game's faults are washed away whenever you leap out of the way of a bullet and quickly take out the person who fired it. It's a game that sticks with you when you're not playing it, as you think through different approaches to the room you died in last time. You'll fail frequently, and the repetition can wear you down, but it's hard to resist the temptation of bursting through a window and perfectly lining up three kill shots.
  6. Jan 23, 2019
    70
    The Hong Kong Massacre isn't as interesting as it looked, unfortunately. While gameplay is intense and challenging, the scenario fails to drive us through those very repetitive sequences.
  7. Jan 28, 2019
    40
    The Hong Kong Massacre's inspiration is clear, but unfortunately, it doesn't have the gameplay, the personality, or the energy to stand alongside it. The slow-mo shooting can be fun, but with tough enemies and a janky dodge manoeuvre, you'll more often than not be frustrated by death after death. With a little more polish, it could've been an entertaining romp, but as it stands, redeeming qualities are few and far between.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Feb 3, 2019
    9
    The story is nonexistent however the action is addictive. This game is two levels above Hotline Miami with the dodge and slow down timeThe story is nonexistent however the action is addictive. This game is two levels above Hotline Miami with the dodge and slow down time mechanics. The trophies involve being able to beat this game without using these mechanics which seems almost impossible.

    If you liked Hotline Miami then you’ll love this game. It’s great at what it is trying to be. Just a fun and addictive game, while at the same time admittedly frustrating.
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  2. Feb 16, 2019
    7
    The Hong Kong Massacre is like Hotline Miami but in a more grounded realistic setting. It is fast, bloody and often difficult. You kill withThe Hong Kong Massacre is like Hotline Miami but in a more grounded realistic setting. It is fast, bloody and often difficult. You kill with one bullet and got killed by one single gun shot. You can upgrade your guns which helps you to get a better rating for previous levels, so you can upgrade them even more. Level design is really nice, you have multiple options to master it and the music always drives you to new heights.

    An unique shooter experience but prepare to die. Often. Very often.

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    Story is pretty much non-existing and hit detection of the shotgun sometimes a pain in the ... I had to lower the score from 9 to 7.
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