Platforming Shooter Rive Blends Explosive Combat With Quiet Exploration

Rive is a mixed platforming and shoot ‘em up title out now on PC and the Playstation 4. Frantic and full of robots to blast, it’s a fun title. It’s also the last game that developer Two Tribes will ever make. We jump in and blast all the robots!


The game has an “anything goes” sentiment in the design. It shifts from twin stick shooting and explosions to exploration in quiet, dilapidated spaceship hallways. With a challenging approach to play that feels like it stumbled out of an arcade, Rive has a ton of ups and downs but usually lands on its feet. WiiU and Xbox One versions are planned as well.

Former Senior Writer and Critic at Kotaku.

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I love this game! It’s a good old fashion twin stick shooter and it is brutal has hell but in a good way. It’s not a very long game but for the price, it’s worth it. I’m currently still trying to kill the last boss.

I’m really sad though that this is their last game. =(

Edit: For those who are curious it does have a soft bear mode if you can’t handle hard mode but it mocks you by putting a bear icon letting anyone watching know you wussed out