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Pressure Overdrive

Pressure Overdrive is a complete overhaul of the original Pressure game. In this enhanced version, you revisit an action-packed world, filled with crazy characters and funky humor. Pressure Overdrive will challenge your skills, while you race, ram and blast your way through countless bullets and enemies. Customize your buggy for clever play styles and have a friend join the cause in local coop mode. “La Resistance” counts on you! Do you have what it takes?
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Game Discussion

Review by Anonymous
Review from Steam

Pressure Overdrive is a classic wearing a fancy new suit, and it's great to have it back - imo better than ever!
Pros:
- Great price!
- Lots of new content (weapons and other items, endless mode, bosses, etc)
- Plays really well, fast paced game
- Local co-op
- Fun campaign
- Great audio - love the soundtrack, and the fake french voices are cheesy but fun
- Great developers, worth sponsoring them!
- Trading cards
Cons:
- No online multiplayer anymore
So, let's put this first: Pressure Overdrive isn't new-new.
Pressure was released in 2013 and published by Topware Interactive.
After a fight between the game studio not having enough creative freedom and the publisher, they won the rights to Pressure.
Chasing Carrots basically rewrote the entire game based on the Unity engine to make it cross-platform, and it is much better than the original with lots new content.
Sadly we also lost the online multiplayer. Some would argue it was cumbersome and unstable while others say it worked great - I for myself never used the online multiplayer so I won't be missing it.
There is a vague promise in the discussion groups that ~maybe they will re-add it in the future, but they were out of budget to include it right now. If they ever decide to add it, that would be a great plus!
So far I'm very impressed by the little game studio that could. They fought a big publisher and won, re-released the game themselves and made it better and have so far been responding to players pretty quickly by things like removing Unity's hardware survey phone home on the day after release.
I think they did the right thing, and I wish them the best!
On the gameplay:
Pressure Overdrive has a fun story, plays really well even on low-end hardware and is a fast paced mix between a racing game and a twin stick top-down shooter.
It's a lot of fun to read the crazy descriptions as you go trough the levels, upgrade your vehicle and unravel the story. There is a lot of dynamic in deciding on upgrades, and there is no 'ultimate best' goal, but a lot of different possible strategies.
The humor is cheesy and old skool fun. It won't make you laugh your brains out, but it might keep you entertained long enough to get trough to the end.
It's sad that the multiplayer is gone, but I personally won't miss it. It's great to find original games like this that are build to have a fun singleplayer campain.
And there are a few nice multiplayer features left, like the online scoreboards for each track.
So the big question is, is Pressure Overdrive worth it's price?
I personally got it 80% off because I owned the original, and I'm not sure if I would have gotten it at full price (since it doesn't add much value over the original, which is no longer for sale) - but if you are coming here and the game is new to you, I would definitely consider buying it.
In my book it's worth a solid 4.5/5 in a pricerange like this one - and it has many hours of guaranteed fun.

Review from Steam

Awesome remake of the original! Nicer graphics, runs a lot smoother and better on Predator x34 1440p then the original..
(But No Extra Wide Support)
I've noticed that default controls are a lot nicer, especially if you're using Steam controller - Nice improvement!

Review from Steam

ok .. just a quick go of the game
and there is good and bad so far
the game is very very similar too the original game
but is graphicly nicer and looks better in loads of ways
BUT
the control set up is WEIRD and hard too deal with
and feels like controls from the 80's and 90's games
having accelerate on the up button or up analouge IS REALLY hard and makes you go all over the place
and this is a bad thing this can be fixed by adding keyboard/controller configurations in the menues
so you can make custom setups
also the boost button is the left trigger .. so hard too cope with that
overall with this super early review more of a quick play
the game is good and has good potenential too be great
just a few minor tweaks and it it will be perfect
if you liked the original pressure you will like this
the controller and keyboard issues will be sorted im sure
8/10 will review this again soon

Review from Steam

Let's just get right down to it. Pressure Overdrive. Revamped version of the original.
I got the game for free from the devs for testing prior to its release and being a great fan of the original, I must say that this game is a breath of fresh air.
They changed a few mechanics, added more modes and a lot of other stuff that makes this game worth your time. It has a nice little story that ties it all together. Do note that there isn't almost anything different from the original game in terms of the story.
But if you are looking for a really good game, with coop and is super fun, go get it!
PS : Thanks devs for the key.

Review from Steam

Love the Game!
Pros:
1) Artwork/graphics
2) Replay of levels (I enjoy the replayabilty and improving my gold haul)
3) Various combinations to upgrade your buggy & 3-levels per upgrade.
4) Smooth game-play
5) Achivements are not impossible (nor luck based).
FAVORITE POWER-UP: Love Bug.
- Honorable mention: double Damage
Cons:
1) In Keyboard/mouse-mode the keyboard controls are very responsive. You need to get used to maneuvering the buggy.
2) Cursor: Can't change the cursor color or shape
3) Power-up: The drops type (rapid fire, double damage, unstopable, Love Bug, etc) seem to be random (but maybe I don't know how to get the drop to be what I want)
4) BOSS: Sometimes it's hard to figure out what is required to defeat the boss. It requires a Google search to watch a viedo to understand. There should be some in-game explaination of the triggering/weakness required for defating the boss (e.g., "shoot at the tiny yellow wheels", etc)
Overall, this is a wonderful game. The game allows the player to customize the buggy in various ways which leads to experimenting and tuning the game to a player's style (Is your play style to shoot, or ram enemy cars? Do you prefer fine tune shooting, or a space/scatter shot approach that doesn't require precision?)

Review from Steam

+Trading Cards

Review from Steam

Great game with better performance then the old Pressure.
I had fun for an hour+ . Will return to play more later.