Berzerk: Recharged review

Berzerk: Recharged review

It’s Berzerk, man. It’s BERZERK!

The cool thing about the Recharged games is that they take the heart of the originals and just ratchet up everything else with colors and light and chaos. Berzerk: Recharged continues the trend of Atari returning to its classic games, playing out like both an update and an homage to the arcade classic.

It’s really like riding a bike, where this is what I remember the game being like back in the 80s, but now with a few modern tweaks it still controls and flows well. Evil Otto is still terrifying, too, and as a progenitor of the survival genre Recharged makes him feel somehow even more terrifying as we try to escape the blocky rooms.

Berzerk: Recharged is yet another successful product in their nostalgia-infused line. It’s Berzerk, man, and there’s nothing wrong with going back for a double dip all these years later.

This review is based on a Steam code sent to SideQuesting by the publisher. It first appeared on the November 26th episode of The SideQuest Live. Images and video courtesy Atari.