With Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number coming out this week, I figured it was time to revisit one of my favorite games and my very first review… Hotline Miami!
If you are unfamiliar with the game it is an overhead brutal murder/puzzle game. Sounds odd but it works. The art style of the game looks like a cross between what the Nintendo and Super Nintendo could do. Since the game takes place in 1989, it gives it that extra authentic feel. With solid gameplay and a funky art style, it’s extra surprising that the real star of this show is the music. The music in Hotline Miami has an excellent feel for late 80’s electronica. You need to be wearing a pair of headphones when playing.
Hotline Miami is a high-octane action game overflowing with raw brutality, hard-boiled gunplay and skull crushing close combat. Set in an alternative 1989 Miami, you will assume the role of a mysterious antihero on a murderous rampage against the shady underworld at the behest of voices on your answering machine.