PlayStation shooter Helldivers is coming to Steam

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Helldivers is one of the best, most fun co-operative shooters I’ve had the absolute joy (and frustration, and agony as my team-mate shoots me in the face) of playing. It’s an isometric, twin-stick shooter with an RPG bent that is pretty much the best Starship Troopers video game ever.

Featuring procedurally-generated levels and non-linear progression, the four player co-op shooter is one of the best things on the PlayStation 4. Here’s what we said of the game in our 9/10 review:

“Helldivers is hopelessly addictive and brilliantly brutal. You will find yourself playing with a gleeful smile throughout, either thanks to crushing foes with your drop shipped turret or because of shooting your enemy with bullets full of freedom. Fast-paced and humorous with deep combat, this space romp should be required in every PS4 owner’s library.”

And now, it’s coming to Steam, giving PC gamers their own cups of Liber-tea!

“We have done our very best to ensure that the game will feel as good as possible when played on PC,” Arrowhead Game Studios CEO and Game Director Johan Pilestedt said. “With a wide range of graphic options, rebindable keys and an added text chat, we hope that we will meet the expectations which players have of a PC title.”

The PC release of the game will include all of the game’s DLC to date; Masters of the Galaxy, Turning up the Heat, and Democracy Strikes Back expansions. No word on pricing just yet, or if it’ll support cross-platform multiplayer (which would be amazing).

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Interestingly, the game is being published by Sony’s PlayStation Mobile publishing arm – which is meant for bringing PlayStation games to Android and the poor, discarded Vita. The very first Sony-published game on Steam is coming to the platform next month. It’s great.

Last Updated: November 9, 2015

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • Pieter Kruger

    But but…….EXCLUSIVE! Whahahahaha!

    • Hammersteyn
    • Speaking of those, we have a review at 10 this morning of a *timed one* that’s launching on one platform tomorrow.

      • You will just have to Rise to the occasion. 😛

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        By the way, I just got one of those malicious page warnings on the Fallout sick note article.

        • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

          Didn’t you hear, Darryn finally got the malware award

          • Dis waar.Hy is mal. 😛

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            After all the farming I did over the weekend, I can’t hear much.

    • Alien Emperor Trevor


  • Dear Sony. Can we now get Uncharted and The Last of Us on PC please since you changed your mind on the whole screw pc thing?

    • Hammersteyn

      And Bloodborne. People need to play that

      • I have no need to play it actually. Dark Souls was rather frustrating and the story was shit.

        Yes I just called that series of games shit.

        • Hammersteyn

          The story is confusing as all hell, but the gameplay is addictive and the combat so silky smooth.

          • Combat was way better than say Witcher yes Witcher is still the better game.

            Story > Gameplay > GFX

          • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

            Aye dude, you said it

          • Also

            THAT ME:A Trailer!!!!

          • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja


          • Hammersteyn

            The combat was passable. The story sublime

          • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

            The combat shone a bit more for me at higher difficulties

    • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja


    • K1FF J1MB0B (sizzle edition)

      PC Master Race begging for scraps huh? 😉

      • Hammersteyn


      • Not begging for scraps. More like trying to remove useless devices that are only there to satisfy the need for material from one dev. 😛

    • UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

      Would be pretty awesome. Might just buy it.

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