Quick Byte Review – Restless Night

Quick Byte Review – Restless Night

Restless Night is an authentically retro horde slaying experience that genuinely feels like it would be right at home on an arcade machine. Hordes of zombies, bats, mutants and other monstrosities relentlessly pursue the player in a wave-based frenzy until the floor is clear. With plenty of power-ups and pick-ups to keep the chaos manageable, Restless Night is some old-school dumb fun.

At its core, Restless Night is pretty straightforward. Survive. Each level throws an increasingly aggressive number of waves at the player, with each wave requiring certain amounts of enemies to be slaughtered and X amount of waves to be defeated in order to complete the level. New enemies are introduced at a steady pace, but most can be defeated with only a few shots.

There are a variety of power-ups that spawn for a brief period that can make things a lot easier. Armed with a pistol by default there are shotguns, assault rifles and laser rifles that can be picked up which bring faster and greater spreading firepower to the fight. As well as new weapons there are bombs that will kill all enemies on screen, health pick-ups, speed boosts and shields.

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Staying still is not recommended, rather it is encouraged to always keep mobile, running across the battlefield to collect power-ups and constantly shooting. As there is no ammo count or reloading required you can shoot endlessly, fitting considering the enemies often feel as though they will never end. Maximising the power-ups available, constantly moving and endlessly shooting is the combination to success.

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Every few levels bosses appear and take an enormous amount of damage, all while spawning in minions to further add to the pressure. These battles are fun, and the added tension keeps you on alert. Much like the normal enemies these are essentially a case of keep running and don’t stop shooting until everything is dead.

Outside of the standard mode there is an Arena mode which tasks players with surviving as long as possible in a never-ending series of waves that I suspect can’t possibly be won. This is a really fun challenge that gets incredibly hectic fast and fails to show any signs of slowing down.


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7Good – This is an all-round solid game that delivers some features really well. It’s a game that most gamers will likely enjoy. If you’re not a fan of the game or genre then you may want to wait for a deal before picking it up.

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Restless Night was reviewed on Xbox Series X and is also available for purchase on Xbox One/Series S, PlayStation 4/5, Nintendo Switch and PC.

A digital code was kindly provided by the publisher for the purpose of this review. Our thoughts are ours and ours alone.

This review can also be found at Games of DAYNE at the link here.

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