Goddess of Victory: Nikke is a free-to-play shooting game for Android created by Level Infinite. The game is set in a post-apocalyptic world, and the player is tasked with recruiting and training a team of anime girls. The game bears visual similarities to gacha games and other anime-themed IP, but is quite a decent shooter.
If you enjoy these types of shooting games, you may also like Left to Survive or Into the Dead 2. Both of these games are striking alternatives to the type of gameplay you’ll experience in Goddess of Victory: Nikke. Although neither of them contains scantily clad anime girls, so they would be more suitable for younger players than this game is.
This game, as stated previously, is set in a post-apocalyptic world. Here, humanity is in ruins subsequent to the havoc wrought by a technologically advanced alien species. The player’s task is to take control of a small team of anime girls that each have their own skills and special abilities.
Each girl also has proficiency in particular science fiction-themed weapons, such as advanced guns. In order to beat the game and rake up victories, the player must ensure that their team is strong and highly skilled enough to outperform their opponents.
Shooting on rails
For anyone new to the genre, shooting on rails basically means that the player’s position is fixed and all the player needs to do is aim and shoot. The player cannot move around the map as with other shooters. However, this kind of gameplay gives Goddess of Victory: Nikke a different feel from most other modern shooters. While the player aims and shoots at technologically advanced enemies, they can also use their teams’ special abilities to help stave off the attack and protect what’s left of the planet.
Not suitable for children
Goddess of Victory: Nikke might look like a children’s game, but it is far from such. While there are arguments against allowing children to play shooting games, many games are inherently non-descriptive enough with their most violent aspects that they are rated suitable for younger players. The violence is not where the issue comes in, though.
The issue with this game is that the characters are dressed and posed very provocatively and would be considered as close to NSFW content as mainstream mobile games can get. Otherwise, it's a decent shooter with a deep enough storyline that it remains entertaining.