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They Bleed Pixels

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72.83% Overall Rank: 8984
PC Rank: 2146
2012 Games Rank: 8963
2012 PC Rank: 2146
Score based on 6 reviews


Featuring a distinct visual style that blends pixel art with paper and ink textures, They Bleed Pixels is a singular mix of intense platforming and fierce beat-em-up action. It tells the story of a young girl haunted by a mysterious book and her violent Lovecraftian nightmares. They Bleed Pixels uses a simple one-button combat scheme with surprising depth at its core. Button mashing is discouraged while kicking shadowy monsters into saws, pits and spikes is rewarded thanks to a unique checkpoint earning system: instead of being evenly distributed at set locations, players must earn and place checkpoints through stylish kills. The more and better you kill, the faster you fill your checkpoint meter. Avoid combat or button mash mindlessly and you'll find checkpoints uncomfortably far apart.
Release Date: August 29, 2012

Latest Reviews

Edge Magazine UK 11/06/12 Review 7 out of 10
IGN 09/19/12 Review 8.2 out of 10
Thunderbolt 09/12/12 Review 6 out of 10
GameSpot 09/10/12 Review 7 out of 10
Hardcore Gamer 09/05/12 Review 4 out of 5
Destructoid 09/04/12 Review 7.5 out of 10
GameSpot 07/28/11 Screenshots n/a
GameSpot 07/29/11 Movie n/a