Gauntlet Remake Conquers Top Position On Steam

By   /   Sep 24, 2014

We knew that Gauntlet would probably make some sort of shuffle upon its reappearance, but it seems publisher Warner Bros and developer Arrowhead Studios can rely on even more support than anticipated. Since its launch on Steam yesterday, the modern remake of the arcade classic has been firing on all cylinders.

At a price of €19.99, Gauntlet has had no trouble climbing to the peak of the Top Seller list mere minutes after release and it’s been holding on the spot for nearly a day now. In doing so, the game is holding off Counter-Strike: Global Offensive that just added a new update, Wasteland 2 that soared through charts as well or even the surprisingly strong sandbox title, Life is Feudal: Your Own.

What makes Gauntlet special? Well, its classic gameplay makes dungeon crawling extra titillating by separating tasks in different classes with their own abilities. This raises the cooperative element that requires teamwork to overcome a challenge.

On the other hand, the inner competitive element allows players to screw each other over either indirectly or deliberately. This is a specialty that Arrowhead has been honing ever since the release of Magicka.

For added replay value, Gauntlet also mixes its pre-built dungeons with randomly generated content. There are traps, mobs and even large bosses in your path.

Characters can be enhanced with new abilities and, just like in real life, you can lust for food as if your life depended on it.

If you’ve been meaning to get back to some top-down hacking and slashing, maybe you should give Gauntlet a try.

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