Butcher draws inspiration from those 2D shoot-em-ups of the 90s, like Duke Nukem and Contra.

Do you like side-scrolling shoot-em-ups like Contra and Duke Nukem? Do you wish video game and movie violence was still as gratuitous as it was in the 90s? Well then, Butcher may be the game for you. The latest from indie dev Transhuman Design is out now on Steam, and features a pixelated 2D artstyle that is brutal, and awesome.

“The easiest mode is ‘HARD’! Butcher is a fast-paced 2D shooter game and a blood-soaked love letter to the early 90s. As a cyborg programmed to eradicate the last remains of humanity, your sole purpose is to well… annihilate anything that moves,” wrote the developer in a Press Release.

Think Doom and Quake but in 2D, right down to the chainsaw and the ultra-violent uncompromising carnage. Check out the video to the right to see it in action, and some screenshots below:

The game will set you back a mere $10 and is available on PC, Mac and Linux.

Source: Butcher

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