The Culling: A New Game Based on The Hunger Games?
So What's The Culling All About?
The Culling is a new indie Early Access game on Steam, made by the creators of Lichdom: Battlemage. But I’ll tell you right now, it doesn’t show. As someone who wasn’t a fan of Lichdom, I say The Culling is a well-executed, enjoyable slaughterfest. A bloody mess in a good way, if you will. Here’s ten features that should be praised if you’re going to play this game.
10. So... It's the Hunger Games?
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Yes! No. Look, it's complicated. Hear me out before you and your Katniss Everdeen body pillow run into the sunset.
The Culling, like the Hunger Games, pits fighters against one another in a large jungle-like arena filled to the brim with traps, weapons, and oddly excited voice overs from a man in a heavenly sound booth. Okay, maybe not that last one. But it is a pretty fun feature.
If you're looking for a game that encourages mindless violence, look no further. If you're looking for a game that will make you feel like you're in the Hunger Games, minus the "luck" of being raffled into it, look no further. If you're looking for a game that will let you hide in trees and drop hives of genetically-engineered bees upon unsuspecting foes, keep on looking. And hit me up when you find that game. That sounds awesome.
The Culling is the best arena-based slaughterfest out there right now. No other game can offer a scenario in which you're a hit away from the “Hunted” screen (a.k.a. the “You’re Dead, Stupid” screen), and you jump off a rock cliff, spin around midair, and shoot an opponent with an arrow to win the game. Now sure, that's a very niche market, but it's one The Culling fills. And just like the Hunger Games, the Culling will make adrenaline pump through you like a spear through Rue.