Sebastion Mauldin

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Hypercharge: Unboxed Review

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If you grew up in the last 20 years then odds are that you grew up with The Toy Story movies. The first one and the third are the best btw. If you grew up in the 90s then there’s a good chance that you also saw a movie called, Toy Soldiers which was a grittier version of Toys Beefing. Hypercharge: Unboxed is like a video game first-person shooter that takes those movies of toys coming to life premise and gives players a Campaign, multiplayer, and unlockable toys. The premise is 85% of why I wanted to play the game and then do a Hypercharge: Unboxed review. 

So how is Hypercharge: Unboxed? Should you play it and who is this game for? 

Let’s dive into it. 

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Hypercharge Unboxed Review – Image 1

The Narrative:

I wanted more from the campaign. The gameplay of the campaign often boils down to you protecting three points from enemy raids and then a comic book-style cutscene. I will say that I appreciated how you could unlock toys after each level and that there was a dedicated story. The story itself is serviceable and mostly engaging. Even with it’s slow start, I found my more invested as I progressed into the campaign.

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Hypercharge Unboxed Review – Image 2

The Gameplay:

The gameplay plays similarly to a modern first-person shooter. You have different gun types and use them to take down other toys. All toys despite their various appearances play the same way.

I like that you can change from first person to third person which makes this game a bit more versatile. The gameplay in Hypercharge: Unboxed is well-designed. While playing I didn’t notice any bugs, or glitches, and the game ran perfectly.
The action is fun and zippy. The guns perform as expected, the jumping is a bit floaty like Halo, yet the movement is more like Battlefield. It performs like a modern-day shooter.

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Hypercharge Unboxed Review – Image 3

Additional Pros:

The artstyle is fun and spectacular. The environments in every map adds to the theme of the game and each map is well detailed. I also was impressed with the number of game modes that were in the multiplayer mode. These modes add some much needed depth to the game as a whole. The music and the soundtrack works well the the theme and concept with the game.

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Hypercharge Unboxed Review – Image 4


As I said a bit earlier, the campaign is a bit repetitive. The narrative is present and it’s a decent tale, but it’s hampered by having to do the same things over and over again in the gameplay.

I didn’t enjoy the default control layout/scheme. The button prompts like melee was different than what I’ve played in shooters. Thankfully I was able to modify that in the settings, but know that you might have to do some configuration is you want more a traditional control layout.

Overall/Should you Play Hypercharge: Unboxed Review:

I’m not the person to tell you if you should play a multiplayer game. Let’s be real, I don’t play enough of them to be a credible source. For what it’s worth I played a bit of the multiplayer modes and I had a good time. Most of my time was dedicated towards the campaign which was well done story-wise, but repetitive with its objectives. As an adult who likes variety in a campaign, I found the repetition a bit grating, but I had a good time. Overall, this game would be a great introduction for kids to first-person shooters.

Hypercharge: Unboxed isn’t perfect, but if you want to play a FPS that is simple, fun, pick-up and play-friendly, and kid-friendly this might be the game for you. If you are not a FPS or third-person shooter gamer then Hypercharge: Unboxed isn’t the game for you.

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Reviewed on PC and Xbox

Disclaimer: Review code provided by PR/publisher.
Sebastion Mauldin

Hypercharge: Unboxed Review


First-person shooter, Indie game, Tower defense, Real-time strategy, Action-adventure game


Smooth Gameplay, Good Gunplay, Stable Multiplayer, Fun Narrative


Repetitive Campaign


Digital Cybercherries


Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Series S, GeForce Now, Microsoft Windows, Linux


June 21, 2017

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