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.