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Outbuddies is a deep-sea adventure singlehandedly developed by Julian Laufer and published by Headup Games. This Metroidvania indie game draws heavily from classic titles to create a gaming experience thatโ€™s both nostalgic yet innovative. You play as maritime archaeologist Nikolay Bernstein, who awakens within the sunken city of Bahlam after seemingly being knocked unconscious. Heโ€™s greeted by a Buddy unit, a small flying robot that tags along as a co-op companion throughout his subaquatic journey.

The game offers a fresh take on a classic formula by seamlessly incorporating a co-op gameplay element into what is otherwise a solid indie game with a heavy dose of nostalgia. If you enjoy games like Axiom Verge, then this game should be right up your alley. Outbuddies is available on PC for $17.99 and will be released for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch in 2020.

Watch our full Review in 3 Minutes for Outbuddies.

Review copy provided by the publisher. Reviewed on PC.

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3 Comments

  1. This game looks pretty cool; Axiom Verge is awesome, but there are still a lot of Metroidvanias I still want to play, like:

    Hollow Knight
    Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
    Guacamelee 2
    Yoku’s Island Express
    …gosh, probably still more I can’t remember at the moment.

    Guess I’ll keep my eyes out for this game as well ๐Ÿ™‚ awesome highlight.

    1. Hollow Knight is gorgeous and the mechanics of the game are so great. I didn’t like Bloodstained so much because I could never pass from the 1st boss.

      1. Awesome, I’ll try to prioritize Hollow Knight in my backlog of Metroidvanias ๐Ÿ™‚

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