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Recently available on early access on Steam as of March 4th is a game called The Culling. The premise of this online multiplayer game is similar to that of the classic Japanese thriller Battle Royale where students are kidnapped and put on remote island, instructed to kill one another until only one is left standing. The Culling is a 20-minute round of single or teams of twos with a 16 player round where you need to collect items, craft weapons and set traps and if all those things are done right, you will come out victorious and survive the round.
The Culling aims to up the risks and odds. It is important to be aware of the environment. There are various mechanics that can work in and against the player’s favor. Gas tanks are readily available in certain areas that can be detonated but the harm will also be yours if not escaped in a timely fashion. There is a currency called FUNC which can be collected with combats and finding certain items in the arena. FUNC opens up the option to call in air drops and craft other weapons.
Players are given perks before they start the round. The combats and weapons are focused on melee combats with a variety of 24 melee weapons and other long ranged weapons. However, strategizing distance from others and staying alert is key. There is no death respawn available.
However, The Culling also restricts players from staying in one spot for too long. As the clock ticks closer to the end of the round, the arenas start shutting down when it gets infested with poisonous gas, forcing the plays into the center arena for the final showdown.
Can you make it to be the last one standing?
Title: The Culling
Genre: Action, Indie, Early Access
Publisher: Xaviant Games
Release Date: 4 Mar, 2016