60 Seconds! Review: Stay Alive After Nuclear Bombing
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60 Seconds! is an apocalyptic game with elements of strategy in which you will need to play as a person who must survive together with his family after the nuclear bombing. You can download 60 Seconds! if you have Windows XP SP3 or later and Mac OS X 10.6 or above.
Even though the visuals slightly resemble a cartoon, the game has pretty good graphics. The colors of the picture correspond to the desperate atmosphere of the post-apocalyptic existence.
The game consists of two stages. First, you’re given 60 seconds to gather supplies before the nuke drops down. It’s important to quickly make the right decisions on what to take and what to leave behind.
The house layout and supply locations change from game to game, and you’ll have 20/10/0 seconds to look around, based on the difficulty level. Choose wisely what you’ll need. You only have four slots of capacity and items/people take a varying number of slots.
Thus, you run around the house, collect essentials necessary for survival, take with you your family members, and hide in the bunker. Now, you need to wait for militaries to come and rescue your family.
Here’s when the second stage of the game begins. It is taken day by day, and for each day, you decide how to ration your supplies and deal with events as they come. Events are presented as a brief text description and a couple of choices, some of which will be quite controversial.
For survival, you need to make the best use of the scavenged supplies, and if something is lacking, you or one of your party members should go out to the surface in order to find required items. It is dangerous because of the radiation and other people who are also hungry and can harm you. Some other survivors will ask for food or medicine, but some of them will want to take away what you’ve found. The part in the shelter is a text-based game, with the decisions being made inside the family’s journal.
As for the controls, they are quite easy to handle. It would be good if the main character could move faster during the collection of supplies process but perhaps that what makes the game challenging.
Replay Value 5/5
When you start playing, you find the game mechanics exciting and intriguing. After a while, you may feel that the game becomes repetitive. Yet, some time later, when you have some sort of a “dark comedy” mood, you might get the urge to play this game. Besides, there are multiple endings available so if you think that you’ve seen it all, just start playing, and you’ll see that you missed the bunker and its inhabitants.
The Bottom Line
60 Seconds! is a slightly creepy but fun game, which has an interesting and relatively fresh idea behind it. The game can be challenging at times and in our 60 Seconds! review, we would like to warn you that there are tough choices to be made when playing this game.
60 Seconds! is a dark comedy game, which is pretty entertaining despite being a bit gloomy. Will you be able to keep up with the world, even after it ends? An exciting adventure awaits, so download 60 Seconds! now.
Pros : You can test your survival skills and the ability to think fast (during the first stage) and strategically (in the second part);
Good sound effects;
Cons : Some users find the game slightly boring.
Replay Value 5
Average : 4.3
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