Turbo Overkill Ramps Up its Retro Shooter Vibes with Chainsaw Legs


    As in your character has a chainsaw that pops out of their knee to slice up foes and even cut off the barrel of a shotgun to make it a sawn-off. Turbo Overkill, the self-described “ultraviolent cyberpunk FPS” is a new standalone release from the creator of the DOOM II conversion mod Total Chaos and none other than Apogee Entertainment.

    With a planned 2022 launch across PC (Steam), Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One today comes a new trailer for the game which is essentially three minutes of gameplay. And it looks damn good, with fast and fluid movement bolstered by a forward and backwards dash alongside all manner of weaponry.

    Hunt down a rogue AI in Paradise, a dystopian Blade Runner-meets-DOOM hellscape. Rev up mercenary Johnny Turbo’s chainsaw leg for brutal slide and jump attacks. Wall-run and dash around levels packed with secrets. Outrun rival bounty hunters by surfing on the hoods of flying cars. Unload a dizzying array of inventive firepower, like the auto-locking Twin Magnums or the Telefragger Sniper Rifle, which warps Johnny inside the target, exploding them from within.

    “Turbo Overkill is fast, frenetic, and ferocious—excess personified,” said Sam Prebble, one half of Trigger Happy Interactive. “This is the game we’ve always wanted to play; making it is a dream project. Relentless enemies, extremely deadly and fun weapons, speed and precision above all else—if you love Quake III Arena, modern and classic DOOM, or Apogee’s legendary first-person shooters, you’ll feel right at home in Paradise.”

    “As the guy who helped launch the shooter genre with Wolfenstein 3D, Rise of the Triad, Duke Nukem 3D, Max Payne, and Prey, I haven’t been this excited about an FPS since the golden era of Apogee/3D Realms,” wrote Scott Miller, founder. “Turbo Overkill is a sandbox of fun and original gameplay ideas that come together like a night of melty hot pizza and your favorite cold, frothy brew. Playing this game made me a Turbo Lover all over again.”

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