Friends Killing Friends by Brainwash Gang is a free PvP shooting game like Call of Duty and Fortnite but with a unique twist. It adds deck-building capabilities, letting you take cards with you into battle. Your cards determine your strategy, as you can go in guns blazing or taking it slow.
There are a few arenas available at this stage, but more will appear as more development progresses. The game invites you to call your friends over for a few days of killing at your leisure. You’ll have good laughs as you see who has the better hand of cards.
When someone decides to put deckbuilding with FPS, you get Friends Killing Friends. Much like Battle Arena games, you’ll choose your loadout before the match, aiming towards your strengths. In this case, it consists of cards that have specific actions and assignments. They consist of health, stealth, weapons, and ammo.
There are five unique characters in the game consisting of various animals in humanoid form. It mainly depends on how you want to look instead of any special abilities. Furthermore, you won’t be able to upgrade them after a victory. You merely choose one and head into battle.
The visuals look like FPS games from the 90s, reminiscent of the original Doom games. The grainy, retro effects are only appealing to nostalgic gamers, but they aren’t worth praising. It’s clear the developers put more time into the card and FPS mechanics than graphics.
When you play online, you’ll only have deathmatch available. It limits your choices, which can become monotonous after a while. Offline offers more to enjoy, such as target practice, AI training, and obstacle courses. Once again, it leaves much to be desired.
Kill your friends slowly
Friends Killing Friends is a novel idea that doesn’t deliver properly. It consists of short matches where you try and kill your friends using cards. While the concept is amazing, it’s brought down by sub-par graphics and few character choices. It’s good for a giggle but lacks longevity.