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Genre: Action, Adventure, Early Access
Developer: Outpost Games, Inc.
Publisher: Outpost Games, Inc.
Release Date: Jan 24, 2018
Edited by KnightAvenger
SOS is a fairly unique take on the Battle Royale genre of survival games. SOS puts you in a PvPvE scenario with or against 16 other players. You fight hordes of enemies to stay alive while also fighting off possible infection. You can find other players and create alliances, but be aware, as they could turn on you at any minute for their own gain or for the entertainment of the masses.
The heart of SOS feels like a reality show where players are “cast” as characters in a reality show to find a relic and make it off La Cuna Island in one piece. The basics of the Battle Royale games is there. Loot, shoot, survive. From melee weapons, ranged weapons, or using melee as ranged weapons. My personal favorite is causing Blunt Forced Trauma with a skull.
The gameplay feels fantastic along with all the other cores of a game. The graphics are impressive, the sound effects are immersive, and the controls feel great. The social interaction with Hero.tv or Twitch is very intriguing.
Still, the game is a Battle Royale with a smaller map, smaller number of players per match, and more than one person can “win.” It still leaves me wanting more out of the game and hoping that early access can bring more maps, characters, cosmetic items, weapons, just more. I want to see SOS have more of everything, especially a game mode with more people and more friends, such as a 4-5 player squad mode.
- Superb Graphics and Art Direction
- Extremely immersive sound effects
- Thrilling gameplay
- Feels lacking
- Social aspect of Hero/Twitch, while intriguing, is confusing as to how it works
Draul gives SOS a Drastik Measure 8.5 out of 10 (85)
SOS is available on Steam for $29.99 (USD).