Browsing the internet today I came across an interesting looking game called Atomic Heart.
Atomic Heart is an action RPG both online and offline from the developers at Mundfish. The story is centred around everything that could have happened in the reality of the USSR but didn’t. The technical revolution has begun early in Russia, robots, the internet, holograms, all achieved within a small amount of time. Everything that has been invented by the USSR displays an atmosphere of communism, imperialism and confrontation with the West. Players will take on the role of a Soviet KGB officer who is sent with his party to facility 3826.
Atomic Heart has several open world styled sections each with different and unique biomes and also contains multi-level structures and underground systems. The combat system has different rules in different areas such as a the non-PVP zones that encourage you to use more of a melee style weapon and PVP zones that will give the player more choice in the weapons they use.
The trailer seems to display a reality that is almost completely warped by both robots, horrific entities that look as if they’ve jumped out of your worst nightmares and landscape anomalies. In another trailer below you can see that the game is definitely driven towards the horror genre.
Atomic Heart over 2018 was both met with excitement and questions. Most games journalism sites praise the amazing visuals displayed in the gameplay trailers and the cutscene trailers. Gamers opinions range from the incredible environments, creepy enemies and all together they seem mostly positive about what we have been shown. The question that is asked most though is why the game is available for pre-order when there is no release date yet? Either way, the game looks absolutely amazing, you can view the gameplay below to get a full view of Mundfishes vision.
Atomic Heart looks right up my street personally. I love stories that present a what-if scenario and this seems to be a pretty big WHAT IF. The horror scenes look tense, the open segments look phenomenal and display such strangeness with creepy enemies dotted around here and there. Though only time will tell if the game lives up to the hype or not.
You can pre-order Atomic Heart for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on Mundfishes website HERE.