Classic GTA fans: This one’s for you! The top-down 2D shooter RISKERS is now available on Steam – developed by Shot X Studio and published by M4.
Experience a sordid tale of revenge, merging brutal gunplay and reckless driving in a nostalgic nod to two of the best top-down shooters in recent history: the original Grand Theft Auto (1997) and Hotline Miami (2012).
In Riskers, you take on the role of ex-con-turned-lowly-garbageman Rick Paradis. After finding a briefcase filled with money and deciding to keep the cash, Rick must now fight to survive as he is hunted down by thugs out to get what is rightfully theirs. Things quickly take a personal turn as Rick’s brother becomes a casualty. He must now make things right – even if it means breaking the law once again.
Choose from an arsenal of weapons including shotguns, pistols, automatic rifles, and sniper rifles. No ammo? No problem! When all else fails, you can pick up chairs and throw them at enemies to take them down a notch. If stealth is the name of the game, it’s time to slip into darkness – thanks to the game’s day and night cycles.
Tackle the main storyline and enjoy comic book-style cutscenes – or delve into a variety of side missions. The choice is yours in the open world of Riskers.
Available on Windows and Linux, Riskers has been featured in a number of outlets – including One Angry Gamer, Hardcore Gamer, GAMBIT Magazine, Geek Nifty, GameSpace.com and Gaming Cypher.
Read more about Riskers, Shot X Studio, and M4 here.