Helldivers 2 May Just be the Most High Octane, Cinematic and Balls-to-the-Wall Video Games Out There

That is one hell of a shooter game out there.

Helldivers 2 May Just be the Most High Octane, Cinematic and Balls-to-the-Wall Video Games Out There

SUMMARY

  • Helldivers is a third-person shooter unlike its predecessor.
  • The game offers a cross-play between PS5 and Windows.
  • It took almost eight years to develop the game.
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Helldivers 2 came out on 8 February 2024 and it is already making a name for itself in the gaming community. The sequel to 2015’s top-down shooter has come a long way, seven years, 11 months, and 26 days to be precise. And players are loving it given that over 200K concurrent users are playing the game at the press time according to game analytics website Steambase.

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Arrowhead Game Studios, the game’s developers announced in in 2020 that they are working on a co-op shooter for PlayStation 5. It got delayed a few times after the announcement before launching this month. As of now, the game has been well-received by critics for its gameplay and visuals. According to the latest data, the game has already sold nearly a million copies globally.

Helldivers 2 feels more like a movie than a game

Helldivers 2 has sold nearly a million copies already.
Helldivers 2 has sold nearly a million copies already.

Developers appear to have poured their heart into the game as the visuals are no less than a work of pure art. One user dubbed SES King of the People shared a Helldivers 2 gameplay clip on his account on social media platform X (formerly Twitter), writing; “Trying to sell someone on picking up HELLDIVERS 2? Send them this video.

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The video showcases the player in the middle of a war-like situation which appears more like a movie than a video game. The video has garnered 2.3 Million views at the time of writing with users showing their support on the post. The game’s popularity can be judged by the fact that the servers couldn’t take the excess users trying to log into the game.

Another X user dubbed AceofAllTrades emphasized having “patience” as matchmaking is time-consuming in the game. He shared his experience by writing “had to wait 45 mins to join earlier today.” This also means developers need to add more servers to meet the demand. One user namely Kevin Owens said disabling crossplay would aid in joining games.

Despite having no pals, it is already in competition with Palworld

The game has received praise for its ragdoll physics.
The game has received praise for its ragdoll physics.

It’s not just the fans who are patting the back of Helldivers 2. Developers including Naughty Dog, Infinity Ward, and more have praised the game for its stellar animations. Naughty Dog’s Michael Barclay appeared mesmerized by the ragdoll physics showcased in a video shared by Greg Miller, founder of the entertainment company Kinda Funny.

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Though not officially announced, Helldivers 2 is already becoming the game of the year for fans. Friendly fire is one feature people are enjoying in the game a lot. Moreover, it also appeared out of the syllabus as fans had a lot of expectations from Rocksteady’s Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League. It became the most disappointing and polarizing game in the Arkhamverse.

Recently, gamers began comparing the Arrowhead’s game with Pocketpair’s Palworld. The game is already among the bestsellers of the year with 19 Million copies sold globally. Although both games are different, the comparison is natural given both the games were received well by them.

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Written by Anurag Batham

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Anurag Batham is a Gaming Writer at FandomWire. He aspires to become a proper Writer and a Journalist in the days to come. With an experience of over two years in writing for different industries, his past works show his passion towards the metaverse and awareness towards environment.

A gaming enthusiast who can prove when you have a round of Call of Duty (COD) with him. And it may take more than a coffee with him if you are to talk to him about Marvel. One can find a reader in him who's always keen to perfect what he already knows and to learn everything new.