BONEWORKS

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  • Release date: 10 Dec 2019
  • Genre: Action,  Adventure,  Indie,  Simulation,  Puzzle,  Shooter,  Sandbox
  • Developer: Stress Level Zero
  • Publisher: Stress Level Zero
  • Languages: English
  • Features: Single-player, Steam Achievements

Boneworks revolves around having realistic guns and a complicated physics system. In the game, the player must escape and battle their way out of a virtual city, revolving around realistic physics interactions. All objects in the world can be manipulated by the player according to the object's real-life size and weight. Small objects like cups or hammers can be easily picked up one-handed while larger objects like crates or axes take more effort to be picked up.

Gameplay

Weapons in Boneworks require physical movement, with manual weapon reloading and hefty melee action to replicate how much effort the action would take in real life. Players can also pick up small enemies and throw them or bash them into a wall; enemies can be simultaneously grabbed and shot. Levels in the game have many ways of accomplishing them, such as stacking boxes together or climbing a ledge. The game encourages all ways of completing puzzles, even if it means cheating or solving them in an unintended way. There are multiple game modes and maps, including arena modes and sandbox modes. Different maps can be unlocked by finding "modules" to plug into the main menu. Other items can be unlocked by finding "bone boxes" that have unlockables in them, and putting them inside a reclamation area near the end of a level. You can also put guns and melee weapons in the area to use them in arena or sandbox. Multiple variants of guns can be found, including attachments such as sights, grips, and laser attachments.

Graphics

The graphics in Boneworks are fairly simple, but also have a cartoonish style. Boneworks is not an open world game, and so the player can only explore a small area at a time.

Replayability

Boneworks has a high replayability value, but not as high as other games. This is because the game is not an open world game and so the player has limited exploration abilities.

Conclusion

Boneworks is a game that has a lot of customization options and a lot of replayability, but is not as realistic as it wants to be.

Pros:
  • Boneworks has a high replayability value
  • The game has a lot of customization options
  • The game has a lot of levels and maps to explore
Cons:
  • The game is not an open world game, and so players cannot explore as much as they would like
  • The game is not as realistic as it wants to be

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