Gang Beasts review

Gang Beasts

Published & copyrighted by Boneloaf

It is a delight to delve into an extensive review of Gang Beasts. This is an immensely fun and chaotic multiplayer beat 'em up affair. Developed by Boneloaf and published by Double Fine Presents, the game provides an unforgettable gaming experience.

The gameplay revolves around the simple premise of battling your friends in a myriad of absurd, hazardous environments, with the primary goal being to emerge as the last one standing. The charm of the game can be attributed to the endearing "wobbly" physics that makes each match unpredictable and engaging. Its distinct controls, while difficult to master, are intuitively designed, allowing players to pick it up quickly.

The visual style of Gang Beasts is charmingly low poly and colorful, which beautifully complements the absurd physics. The various stages range from factory settings to Ferris wheels, each one equally vibrant and distinct in design. This unique art style serves to mirror the whimsical, if chaotic, gameplay that characterizes the experience.

One feature of Gang Beasts that deserves commendation is its inclusion of costumes. Players have the freedom to customize their characters with various hilarious outfits, effectively adding an element of personal identity to the game. The soundtrack is also worth praising, with its catchy tunes augmenting the amusement of each combat.

The versatility of Gang Beasts lies in its different play modes. You can dive into a competitive melee, embark on a gang war with four players, or even take on waves of aggressive AI in the arduous beast mode. Each mode offers its own set of challenges and dynamics to keep players wanting to come back for more.

Despite the game's comic appeal, Gang Beasts does have a few downsides. The physics-based controls, although hilarious, can sometimes lead to jerky movements and arbitrary outcomes. Additionally, the game's online matchmaking system is quite patchy, leading to network issues and prolonged waiting times. 

Gang Beasts is unquestionably a hilarious, chaotic, and at times silly multiplayer experience. The game's delightful combination of whacky physics, absurd stages, and multiplayer madness serves up heaps of fun to its players. Nevertheless, some areas of enhancement related to controls and network stability could elevate the gaming experience to a new level.


  • Engrossing, unique gameplay that is easy to pick up but hard to master
  • A vibrant, colorful art style that matches well with the game's absurd premise
  • Multiple game modes provide various challenges and dynamics
  • The inclusion of costumes for personalizing characters is an entertaining addition.


  • Physics-based controls can sometimes lead to erratic movements
  • Online matchmaking system can be faulty with network issues and long waiting times.


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    2 GB available space