Cruelty Squad review | PC Gamer


What is it? A psychedelic assassination nightmare.
Expect to pay $20 / £15
Developer Consumer Softproducts
Publisher Consumer Softproducts
Reviewed on Nvidia RTX 3080, Intel i9-9900K, 30GB RAM
Multiplayer? No
Link Steam

Just looking at Cruelty Squad can make you queasy, but it passes the most essential immersive sim tests with bright, nauseating colors. I used classic vent routes to quietly assassinate a bouncy castle made of flesh one playthrough, switching to a rocket launcher and using my guts as a grappling hook for a more direct approach the next. I stacked enough barrels to climb over entire buildings, and picked off some targets with perfectly timed sniper shots from across the map. 

Cruelty Squad is Deus Ex if it were made today, the natural product of furious people exhausted by wealth inequality, police militarization, and the stubborn structures that keep humanity rolling towards total annihilation of the soul. Yeehaw.