Today I am taking a look at the free-to-play game UNDEFEATED. This is what is being referred to as a “Superman simulator” style of game. In many ways, I get some serious Megaton Rainfall vibes from the premise of the game, and let me tell you, that is not a bad thing at all.
How to Download UNDEFEATED
You can download the game for free from Steam. To start, click on the button located below the review. And if you like the idea of being a Spider-Man check out also our review of Marvel’s Spider-Man.
The Game Review
From what I understand this is a game that is actually a student project made by just a handful of young game developers. This along with the fact that the game is free needs to be taken into consideration before you play it. Still with that being said, UNDEFEATED is a game that is far more polished than I ever thought it would be.
You play as a superhero. A superhero who wants to use their powers for good and to protect the city from any dangers and crazed villains that want to do it harm! You need to patrol the streets, looking for people that need help, bad guys that need a beat down, and anything else that may need your attention.
The game is a rather large sandbox and flying around is great. Seriously, I have had a blast playing the game just by flying around and taking the city in. This is something that some games do struggle with, but somehow this small team of designers managed to nail the movement aspect of a superhero.
The combat is not quite as smooth as the overall control of the game. You do have some superhero abilities such as using cold to put out a fire. This along with the general fighting do work, but it just has a little “rough” kind of feel to it. There is no actual story to the game so if you are like me you will probably just play it until you have had enough.
Which may take longer than you think as patrolling the city feels great. Coming across a “boss” is cool as is helping out the city in general. There are two challenge modes that you can do. One has you flying through rings, which is thankfully a billion times better than it was back in Superman on the Nintendo 64.
There is also a challenge mode all about destruction! Here you need to break stuff in a time limit. This is shallow I will admit, but it is also extremely very satisfying. These two modes do give the game a bit more legs, but I feel that just a bit of narrative would have actually gone a very long way. I am sure if these guys do make another game, that a narrative will be something they do.
For a free game from a team of guys just making their start in the industry. I must say that I am very impressed with UNDEFEATED. I could just imagine an actual Superman game with this game engine being something truly amazing. As it is free to play on Steam there is really no excuse not to give this a try.