Duck Game (PC) Review

Justin Celani

Duck till you quack and burn.

Yes you read that right, this is a game about a duck, being in a game. Hard to wrap your head around it right; but it’s as simple as that. With such an ambitious and vague title, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. An hour later, I was laughing, crying, screaming, and shouting at the screen. This duck has game, for you and your friends to partake in.

For players unaware of what Duck Game is, let’s put it simple. A 2D side scrolling title that has retro graphics, something players have seen plenty of times beforehand and doesn’t exactly scream original. Here players will be going to various arcade machines in a hub arena, each featuring three challenges. Now when first starting, players might think to themselves “ok this is a game about shooting enemies” with little variation, as first impressions were not great.

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MSRP: $14.99
Platforms: PC
Price I’d Pay: $14.99
Multiplayer: 1-4
How long to beat: Five hours

Granted after finishing those challenges, new ones opened up. Chainsaw races, grappling hook shenanigans, rocket boost traversal, and more. The amount of variation and style of gameplay here was impressive. It’s wacky, it’s crazy, and it works on an absurd level.

Single player consists of doing challenges, with each stage offering bronze, silver, and gold criteria. Doing so nabs the player tickets which can then be used to open new silly hats and masks, and also gameplay variation tweaks. Multiplayer is 1-4, online or couch co-op, and it can lead to some hilarious and zany all-out warfare as you try to take each other out with guns and powers. The game offers players absurd gameplay, fighting against each other for domination and the win. Adding the ability to create your own levels, Duck game can offer some longevity in creation for those that enjoy it.

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Duck Game is simple in name and fun in style. While the multiplayer aspect is fun, as is playing with friends or online strangers, the real absurdness comes from the crazy challenges in single player mode. It doesn’t show its true colors in single player challenge mode right away, but if you stick with it, you’re bound to see some of the funny missions at hand. Sometimes silly, sometimes crazy, fun alone or with friends, duck game is tasty.

Review copy of game provided by publisher.

Good

  • Fun, wacky, challenges
  • Fast MP battles
  • Fun sense of humor
  • Nice retro OST

Bad

  • Some challenges are really hard
  • Aiming of guns
7.5

Good

Justin Celani
Justin is a long time passionate fan of games, not gaming drama. He loves anything horror related, archaeology inspired adventures, RPG goodness, Dr Pepper, and of course his family. When it comes to crunch time, he is a beast, yet rabies free we promise.
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