FIRST 10 MINUTES | PC Tuesday, September 3, 2013 | 11:30 AM

Our videos of The Chaos Engine

Our videos of The Chaos Engine

The Chaos Engine was a big hit in the nineties, like all the games which were developed by the Bitmap Brothers at the time. Beautiful graphics, incredible soundtrack, amazing gameplay, that was what you could read in the reviews at the time. Of course, 20 years later, things change and although the game remains solid in many aspects, it also shows its age despite the - small - makeover. Here are two videos of this new - digital - edition of the game, one being the "HD" remix (which is more like a "we've added a smoothing filter" kind of enhancement= and the other the original pixelated version.


HD version
Original version

All comments

Commented on 2013-09-03 11:57:02
Ooooohhh yeah...finaly not some pseudo-2D with 3D characters. This is 2D at its full glory. THANKS!
Commented on 2013-09-03 11:58:48
I love the original version (had a play on my A1200 a while ago before the IDE controller popped its clogs) :(

This is just lazy though, and should really be offered for peanuts.
Commented on 2013-09-03 22:38:23
I LOVED the original (briefly worked on the sequel).

This would be better IMO as some "pseudo-2D w/3D characters", but that would be more than a... what do you kids call it? "Cash grab" and more of work.

Still, happy that modern gamers can give this a whirl.

Chaos Engine is a classic!
Commented on 2013-09-05 14:46:33
One of the few games I managed to complete on my A1200. Great atmosphere and amazing music by the now sadly passed away Richard Joseph

Commented on 2013-09-05 17:46:12
Why don't they release it on PS3 and port other Amiga games, it's much better than 99% of indie games with much better music.

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    Melmoth heh, just a week from release. i imagined it was still far off. Timed exclusive VR support for PS4 though. Maybe pick it up late then. (23 minutes ago)
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    MrWhite @Melmoth: Yeah, that appears to be the setting from the demo, but I've read some moderate spoilers, and it's definitely in tune to what the original game was, design and theme wise, with new elements (45 minutes ago)
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    MrWhite Although the contradiction in that is that I don't think I'll want to complete it in VR either. Bad for the heart, and the undercrackers. (47 minutes ago)
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    Melmoth i have no idea about the setting. from the videos i've seen of the demo it looks like texas chainsaw massacre style setting with rednecks and inbreed. (48 minutes ago)
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    MrWhite I won't be playing it on a standard TV. It just feels lame in comparison. If you're interested in how good the genre can get, then you have to experience that to know what I mean. Give it a chance. (48 minutes ago)
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    MrWhite @alimokrane: A standard screen can't even compare. Once you put a headset on, you're in that house. That's all there is to it. You can't know how terrifying that is until you experience that. (50 minutes ago)
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