Whether it’s the bright, flashing colours, promise of constant loot rewards, or the unforgiving loop of death and retrying, there’s just something about roguelikes and roguelites that hits the dopamine centres in our brain the hardest. Die After Sunset on Xbox, PlayStation and Switch is PlayStark Games’ and PQube’s attempt at the genre, and certainly seems to be on the more wacky side of the scale.
Loot, Shoot, Loot, Shoot!
Available now on Xbox, PlayStation and Switch, following an early-2022 launch on PC, Die After Sunset has a very simple, but very key motto. Loot, loot, loot before you shoot, shoot, shoot! It’s an ethos roguelike fans across the globe can resonate with, whether they are rolling and dodging bullets in Enter the Gungeon, or eeking out their best build within Hades.
Die After Sunset, in our opinion, looks most like Returnal, playing out as a third-person, over-the-shoulder shooter. However, this title is much more silly, with a variety of freakishly funny enemies and bosses to dispose of.
Choice in Abundance
Before embarking on each run within Die After Sunset, you have a key decision to make. Playing as one of the three unique ‘Defenders’ will shape your forthcoming build most drastically, so endeavour to check out each one. Rido is the most up-close and personal Defender, with machine gun to hand. April, on the other hand, specialises in accurate sharp-shooting. Further still, the mysteries of the finger-lazor shooting Hune is something that you’ll have to solve for yourself…
And then the fun truly begins. Throughout your run, you’ll pick up a number of abilities and upgrades scattered within this colourful alien-infested interpretation of Earth, each providing the leg-up in combat. You’ll also have to complete some of the 19 in-game missions that can appear within the run, as well as take down a number of difficult bosses.
Death is not the end, of course, and failure will only mean a boost in knowledge, as well as the opportunity to progress level trees with ‘Mucus’, obtained by killing enemies out in the world.
Die After Sunset is now available on Xbox Series X|S, PS5, Switch and PC. To grab a copy on Xbox Series X|S, you can do so via the Xbox Store for £16.99. You won’t be able to play Die After Sunset on Xbox One though – this is a new-gen only game.
Hold tight for our review of Die After Sunset on Xbox
They’re changing the past… we have to go back!
Blast into an action-packed adventure through time, where Earth is under attack by aliens. Lead the resistance against the ‘Murkors’ in Die After Sunset, a vibrant roguelite shooter. Experiment with different item combinations and power up through missions as you race against the clock to take on gigantic bosses! If they take you down, then don’t worry – death is only the beginning!
Return to the fight, levelled-up and stronger with each new run!
Travel through time & save the world! Pick your defender from three unique play styles: sharp-shooter ‘April’, machine-gun spraying cyborg ‘Rido’, or the finger-lazor zapping ‘Hune’!
Fight in the light and prepare for an adrenaline-fueled shooting frenzy! Pick your battles and fight Murkors in sun-lit areas, because when they enter the shadows… they become stronger!
Five colossal bosses! Each level takes place in a different era of time and is always plagued with hordes of Murkors, with an evil leader awaiting you during sunset on every run!
No run is ever the same! 19 in-game missions are uniquely populated every time you start a new run.