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Guts and Glory crashes out of Early Access

Guts and Glory is oh so simple, but also, kind of hard to explain.

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Guts and Glory

Guts and Glory is oh so simple, but also, kind of hard to explain.

You know Takeshi’s Castle, right? The mad gameshow where people face ridiculous obstacles designed to take them out in a number of hilarious ways? Or even Total Wipeout (or just Wipeout in the US), the crazy assault course on the water park, with the moving obstacles designed to make you look really stupid?

Great. Now hold that idea in your mind, and mash it up with 80s action movie The Running Man, that made a gameshow out of contestants trying not to get killed.

Got it? Now take all of that, and jumble in Garry’s Mod, because it’s a video game so why the hell not?

That, in a nutshell, is the premise of Guts and Glory.

You have to race through a number of checkpoints to a finish line that, in reality, doesn’t look very far away. But in the process of trying to get there, everything imaginable is trying to either impede your progress, or kill you. Or both.

Guts and Glory has been available via the Steam Early Access programme for a while now. Today, it has graduated from the proving ground and onto a full release, for PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Mac, and Linux. The full release features:

  • 25 new Official Tracks for the new characters
  • 15 additional Achievements & in-game Rewards
  • 2 mini Easter Egg challenges
  • Vehicle control updates

It also features 4 YouTuber cameos, which frankly we couldn’t possibly case less about, and new content from Kickstarter backers like, erm, poo cannons, laser cats, and kangaroo avengers. Didn’t everyone learn to stop letting backers create things after the Pillars of Eternity fiasco?

Anyway, Guts and Glory is out now and if you like stupid, raucous nonsense, you’ll probably love it.


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