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Overview

Developer and Publisher: Freejam

Available on: PC and Xbox One (previewed on Xbox One)

Price: £14.99 (currently free with Game Pass)

Xbox One X Enhanced

Build, drive, fight! Create fully customisable robots block-by-block that can drive, hover, walk and fly in the multiplayer combat game, Robocraft Infinity. Equip weapons from the future and jump into the driving seat as you battle for supremacy in multiple 5 vs 5 game modes against players from across the world.

Combine blocks in an easy-to-use editor to create whatever robot you desire. Jet cars, tanks, flying warships, helicopters, drones, dinosaurs, scorpions – in Robocraft Infinity the creative possibilities are endless!

So what is this game all about? Well, let me tell you I was mega excited when I got the chance to finally preview this title; you get to build your own machine and fight it out against your foes, which is basically my childhood right there.

Many times I used to build my awesome machines out of Lego and longed for them to come to life, so this is basically that and boy… what fun am I gonna have!

The limits to your machine are your imagination (and in game credits).

When you arrive at the main menu you have several options such as play, which gives you instant access to the online arenas, create, where you can either build your own machine from scratch (for me the best option) or use the shortcut body builder, which will give you the start bodies. Another option here would be to download pre build robots from members of the online community.

Next up you have your inventory which lists all the various robot items you have unlocked. In addition to that, we have download, giving you the option to download pre made robots, and lastly you have the store which enables you to buy dreaded “loot crates” for real cash, although it has been announced that this may be taken off the game as the general feedback was against loot crates altogether.

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Gameplay

The game itself is super addictive and I challenge anyone to have a “quick” game as I am yet to achieve this, you will no doubt get trapped into the creation vortex of making your own machine which, believe me, can be a long drawn out process. You will find yourself tweaking and testing every aspect of the robot to make sure you have the ultimate fighting machine ready to take online.

So far you have limited options when it comes to the game modes; a standard choice of 5v5 Deathmatch and BattleArena which is a conquest type mode. I personally found BattleArena a lot harder to get my head around and found myself sticking to my good old trusty Deathmatch.

You learn quickly how good your robot actually is since you are pitted against like minded foes around the globe as you slog it out to reign supreme, the gameplay is pretty straight forward to pick up with the controls being easy enough to master.

In my opinion, Freejam has this game spot on and brings out the small kid in me all over again.

Graphics And Sound

The graphics are surprisingly fluid looking for an indie game with the character builds looking exactly as they should.

The levels are very clean, good to look at and fun to play around.

The theme and menu music is good and fits the game smoothly. Overall, game sound effects are satisfying and generally go with the gameplay, making the game all enjoyable.

Conclusion

To sum up, my thoughts regarding Robocraft Infinity in a nutshell would be a purchase recommendation for you dear readers. Just BUY IT.

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The game is full of everything other games lack, giving you the ability to lose yourself for a few hours and, if you are anything like me and look to relive the hours of Lego building all those years ago, then this is most definitely for you; I mean you get to put guns on a Robo-T-Rex… now, who wouldn’t want to do that?

This game is most definitely worth the £14.99 price tag, and remember it’s currently free if you have Xbox Game Pass… I must say it’s well worth trying it.