We all love nostalgia and games that combine old and new in a glorious combination, it’s what made DOOM 2016 one of the best games of the decade. This leads us to this week’s game recommendation: Chaos for PC.
Chaos was developed by the four man team Frinky and was released back in April 2020. Chaos is a Free to Play Online First Person Shooter that feels like someone combined the fast paced movement of the old school Quake series with the movement mechanics of Halo 5, and glued them together with explosive super glue.
The movement of the game is the main focus. You have double jumping, wall jumping and a thrust that can be directed depending on where you are facing. Despite how simple this looks, this has an incredible amount of depth and complexity.
There is no sprinting ability or iron sights that you see in most First Person Shooters, helping Chaos stand out in this heavily saturated genre. Even grenades serve a different purpose than being a damaging attack, they destroy the buildings’ walls. They don’t even do damage to your opponents, they instead push them backwards.
The weaponry in this game is currently quite simple, but what is there is incredibly fun to use. You have your simple pistols, your shotguns, auto rifles, heavy machine guns and, my personal favourite, the Laser Katana. There is no story in Chaos, you simply jump into one of three different game modes, with more on the way.
These three game modes consist of the following: Free for All, simple to understand, get the highest amount of kills out of everyone to win. Team Deathmatch: another simple gamemode, work together to get the most kills than the opposite team. Free for All perma-death: one life, that’s all you get, how long can you last and how many kills can you get?
However Chaos is far from perfect and there are a lot a problems. Joining a server is very inconsistent, you will regularly be forced out of the match, you can wall jump infinitely by rapidly pressing jump and there’s not a large variety of content.
Chaos also does not have any customisation. All players look the same, with no distinction aside from a change of colour in your lights, but this is more of a personal flaw. However despite all these flaws and considering it was made by only four people, the fact it’s only a month old makes me willing to overlook these issues. I did have fun playing this game and I can’t wait to see where this game goes in the future.
A strong recommendation for the summer if you’re a fan of games like Halo 5 and Team Fortress 2 which have incredible movement mechanics. You can find the game on Steam here. For more reviews and gaming news you can keep up to date at Informed Pixel. Want to speak to the team and interact with other gamers? You can do so over on the Informed Pixel Facebook page or on the Informed Pixel Twitter account.