Hypercharge: Unboxed is a PVP About Action Figures Going to War

Hypercharge: Unboxed is a new wave-based survival game where players take control of action figures wreaking havoc inside a suburban house. This game can be played from either a first or third-person perspective. This title has been out for a couple of years, but hardly anybody has heard about it. It appears to be beautifully crafted and the controls are air-tight. No doubt, it offers a little bit of everything for every type of gamer out there. It even has split-screen support, which is rare these days.

There isn’t much of a story to be told with this IP. Except for the fact that it is going more toward the Toy Story approach with its basic notion. Without any people around, toys come alive and start demolishing each other for control of a certain room. Yes, the maps in this game are essentially just different rooms of a house, like a bathroom, garage, kitchen, and even a toy store.

The main appeal of Hypercharge: Unboxed is the co-op component that comes with it. Players will be tasked with defending a certain sector against waves of enemies that come in all forms. There are even defense mechanics that are somewhat similar to Fortnite. Thus, there is even a heavy emphasis on PvP to help give this game some added appeal. Anyone that grew up in the 80 and 90s will certainly get a kick out of this game.

The sole reason for this is that it’s the digital manifestation of how they pictured their action figures going to war in their own room. This can be the dream game for many older players out there. Now, the action figures aren’t any licensed IPs like GI Joe and their ilk. However, the skins that are available look very similar and nobody will really know the difference at a glance.

Batteries Not Included

So, the basic format for a match is that the defending side needs to defend the Hypercore, while the offensive side tries to destroy it. The basic “defend and attack” game modes that are found in many PvP games out there reign true here and it’s not going away anytime soon. Up to eight players can compete in PvP matches and it is even possible to just play solo with a bunch of bots.

Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch are essentially the two main types of modes to try out in Hypercharge: Unboxed. The collectibles are unlocked through the standard accumulation of coins, items, and XP. When it comes to this game, there is a slew of unlockables to obtain, all of which are done through old-fashioned grinding. There is no Pay-to-Win to be found in this title.

All of the guns have unlimited ammunition, which is an interesting design choice. There is a hefty list of firearms to choose from. Everything from the standard, pistols, shotguns, and machineguns to something more exotic. These are in the form of ice blasters, flamethrowers, and even laser cannons. There are difficulty tiers to Hypercharge: Unboxed. They are adjusted automatically depending on how many players are on screen.

Things get pretty hectic during matches, too. There will be drones attacking the base, robots stomping around destroying defenses, and other players trying to outwit each other. We also see a lot of activity on screen for sure. Plus you won’t see much time to really take a breather until between rounds. Whenever that happens, it’s prime time to scour the map and look for resources and even find secret areas that hold gun components and other items that could give a gamer some perks.

Toying Around

However, if a player has a hard time finding collectibles during matches due to the heat of the battle, Hypercharge: Unboxed comes with a ‘free roam mode.’ This will enable players to explore entire maps in peace while finding all the collectibles. This will certainly help all the completionists out there who want to find everything without getting fragged. Speaking of collectibles, this game also comes with a rather robust customization menu where players can spend all day dressing up their avatars.

The list is pretty expansive and the arenas can easily be filled with unique-looking characters making mayhem. With action figures being the focus of this title, there are some rather original-looking characters to unlock. Everything from a lizard man to a knockoff of a certain DragonBall Z character. There is a lot to choose from and it will entice players to keep grinding to unlock a certain soldier they have their eye on.

There is also a game mode called “Plaque.” This centers on a player getting infected and hunting down the survivors to turn them to their side. It’s kind of like the old playground game of ‘tag’ in some regards. The survivor player either takeout the infected or simply hide and wait for the timer to run out.  This game is now gaining some recognition rightfully so. It’s been out for a couple of years and sometimes it can take some time for a game to be appreciated for what it is.

Hypercharge: Unboxed still has a rather healthy player base in its servers and it is easy to jump in and have a few rounds. The game’s menu is clean and straightforward.  Since this game is now starting to really gain traction, hopefully, there will be some new content being added to the menu sometime in the future.

Nuclear Nostalgia

It’s nice to see a game that is so well-crafted start to capture the attention of the gaming community. Hypercharge: Unboxed is a solid outing and it still has the potential to grow. This game may be a couple of years old, but players are beginning to unearth it like a buried treasure. Hopefully, the developers will continue to stay active with its maintenance and keep drip-feeding content. Hypercharge: Unboxed is now available on PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, PC, Linux, and Mac. There are also rumors that this game will also be coming to next-gen consoles sometime in the near future.

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.