[PlayStation 4] Immortal Redneck Review
Immortal Redneck is a FPS with roguelike elements such as permadeath and randomly generated content. Learn more in our Immortal Redneck review!
There are three pyramids to explore which are randomly generated, and there is a skill tree where you can grow more powerful as you progress. There is also a good variety of classes to unlock as you play the game, all with different stats and skills. As for the game’s graphics, they are cartoony, colorful and lively.
Your goal is to clear out each floor of the pyramids to reach the Apex to unlock other pyramids. The first and last pyramids are locked, so you are left with the middle one to start with. You have several weapons at your disposal, with a shotgun, pistols, grenades and more. For this game, you will die a LOT, which is to be expected since this is, after all, a roguelike. When you’re defeated, you will you everything you’ve collected, except for your money. Money can be used to purchase upgrades in the skill tree, and any money left over is used as an entrance fee to start your next run in the pyramid.
When you begin playing for the first time you are given a short tutorial thanks to some slabs dotted around with diagrams on how to use the mechanics in the game. The X button is for jumping, and you can fire with the R2 button – you can also cycle through your weapons with the L1 and R1 triggers. There are some dummies available in the tutorial to test your shooting prowess so that you can practice before moving on to the first floor where you’ll deal with real danger.
If you want to unlock the next pyramid, you will need to reach the top of the previous one, which certainly won’t be easy as there are a ton of enemies and plenty of hazards to overcome. Upgrades are your friend, so be sure to make good use of your money so that you can go higher and higher into the pyramid in each subsequent run. You obviously can’t purchase everything from the start, so you’ll need to first dump a ton of money into the lower level tiers of upgrades before you can unlock more powerful skills and upgrades.
Ammo is finite, so once you run out, you need to throw your weapon and use another one. Be sure to make the most of blue boxes since you can only carry a max of three weapons at any given time, and you will find more weapons as you explore. The red boxes slightly replenish your life meter, and there are more than 80 scrolls in the game that will award you with passive abilities – most of the scrolls you will get as enemy drops, but you can also find some in treasure chests.
Immortal Redneck is a fun fast paced first person shooter, and getting to the top of the pyramid is a huge grind as you will need to spend plenty of money on upgrades to have a shot at reaching the top. Patience is a must, especially if you want to get all trophies on this game’s list on your path to what will surely be a very rare Platinum trophy. I don’t mind grindy games, so I enjoyed my time with Immortal Redneck, but if you’re not in roguelike releases in which, due to their nature, you end up repeating things over and over again as you learn from your mistakes, then this one certainly isn’t for you. The game does offer a ton of replay value due to it offering randomly generated content, so it’s definitely worth a shot.
This Immortal Redneck review is based on a PlayStation 4 copy provided by Crema Games.