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[PS4 Review] Giana Sisters: Dream Runners

Giana Sisters Dream Runners

Giana Sisters: Dream Runners is a pure multiplayer focused platforming runner. You control one of four characters, and you have to keep running until the timer reaches zero or until you get far enough ahead to push your opponents off screen. There is no finish line and the level will loop until there is a clear winner, or the timer runs out.

There are nine levels to choose from, and each level comes with its own challenges and obstacles to conquer. Every level also has enemies that you can either attack or avoid by jumping over them.

You can play the multiplayer modes locally or online with up to four players. If you choose to play online with random players, it might be a bit difficult to get a game. It’s always the same when a new game releases since there aren’t many online matches available. Luckily you can play levels with up to three AI bots with varying difficulty options, and I have to say they definitely give you a run for your money!

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Once you start playing the game will show button prompts telling you what to do, so there will be some trial and error at first as you learn what you can and can’t do in Giana Sisters: Dream Runners.

Something I loved was the art style since it is vibrant and full of color, carrying on with the designs and general feel set for this universe in Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams, the previous release from the dynamic duo.

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The game has boosts and power-ups that can either help you or cost you the race. For example, one of the power-ups will launch a weapon in front of you to slow down the other runners, while another will launch behind you so that you can put a longer distance between you and the other runners, giving you a big advantage and a good chance of winning. But there is another power up that can do wonder for you or send you to your death! What is this intriguing power-up? Why, it’s the catapult! This power-up will send you in a random direction, meaning that when it is activated you might win, lose or die!

Giana Sisters: Dream Runners has 21 trophies for you to earn, the good news is you can 100% the game without playing online and you can get them all just using AI bots if you wish. And as you can imagine, all the trophies are bronze.

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Overall, this is a pretty good runner. I had a lot of fun, and I do wish that the online multiplayer continues to grow since the mayhem of playing against three other people online is something I greatly enjoy. There is a good amount of power-ups that can help you along the way, and the levels are not random so you can definitely learn the layouts and improve your running and platforming skills.

pros=”Vibrant and colorful.
Easy to enjoy.” cons=”Online multiplayer needs more players” score=80]


This review is based on a PS4 copy of Giana Sisters: Dream Runners by Black Forest Games.