Survival Squad is a free online multiplayer game that puts its players into matches where the object is to stay hidden and pick off your opponents using your weapons before they find you. With different items to collect and areas to hide in, you can expect a number of tense encounters as you play the game.
Although belonging to the same general genre as Medal of Honor: Allied Assault and Enlisted, Survival Squad is more stripped-down and streamlined. There is less emphasis on the realistic recreation of warfare and more on giving the players a fast-paced and accessible experience. The controls are fairly straightforward, with an onscreen interface allowing you to arm and observe.
A tense game of stealth and tactics that rewards cunning, speed and skill
Once the game begins, you will be able to travel across the playing field in a third-person viewpoint. While the background graphics are somewhat basic and the camera can judder during movement, it is easy to overlook these shortcomings and focus on the stealth and exploration aspects of the game.
Design your own fighter with a wide range of customisation options
Survival Squad includes comprehensive character design options that allow you to create your own character. Coupled with the multiplayer aspect, this allows for plenty of enjoyment as you pit your soldier against those created by your friends. Further items of equipment, including bullet-proof vests and headgear, can be picked up during the game for additional customisation.
Fast, accessible and engaging despite lacking some of the more sophisticated shooting game features
Survival Squad is a fairly basic shooting game, but no more than should be expected from a free download. While lacking many features of its AAA counterparts, it keeps enough of what makes the genre entertaining. For anyone who desires a quick round of shoot-'em-up action with their friends, Survival Squad offers everything that is necessary.