Published on March 11th, 2016 | by Derrick0
Review by Derrick Simmons
I would love to say the name of the game speaks for itself which it does but the game is so much more.
Screen Cheat brings you back to the good old days of split screen multiplayer FPS. Golden Eye comes to mind – an oldie but goodie. I had a love-hate relationship with this game mode and Screen Cheat was oh-so reminiscent. Aside from the cross-eyedness and temporary vertigo side effects the game initially offered me, it was quite enjoyable. But that is not to say it’s without flaws.
The concept of this game is quite simple and I use the term loosely. You must master the art of screen cheating. The reason being is you are unable to see your opponent on your own screen so you must be fully aware of all screens to locate the surrounding players. If you were familiar with yelling, “Stop cheating! You’re looking at my screen!” during your old Golden Eye days you are well aware of the strategy. I myself sucked at this method of gameplay back in college when I actually spent many hours playing split screen Golden Eye. I was too focused on my own screen. I guess I sucked at multitasking. Who knows?
10 colorful maps to choose from
10 modes of game play (local/match making/host game/time trials)
Team Deathmatch: First to 5
Capture The Fun: Hold a piñata for 80 seconds
Hill Camper: Stand in Hill to win
Gold Rush: Hold onto the most by time expire
Juggernaut: Only the juggernaut can score
Elimination: Be the last one standing
Bombs: Grab a bomb and destroy everyone
One Shot: You get a reload once everyone has shot there once bullet
Murder Mystery: Follow the clues to achieve the win
The game is definitely nothing to go screaming about in the way of graphic but it’s my assumption that was intentional. The game is simple and easy to to jump right into and with an arsenal of weapons at your disposal upon respawn this gives you an opportunity to find your go to weapon of chose. It’s comical and filled with lots of frustration and fun. This is definitely a local party game. Have your 4 sticks ready at next get together and let the intense joy happen. Even with its online match-making this area lacked with opponents. I tried playing at various point in the day and night and the most I could link up with was 2 or 3 and the rest of the time I competed against BOTS.
I give it a 3.5 out of 5 only because I feel it’s a little late and the life span is extremely short. That’s not to say I won’t get in a match when I have a houseful of guests over for game night.