Game of the Year Shortlist: Hotline Miami

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Posted 3:06pm on Wed 5 December 2012
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Game of the Year Shortlist: Hotline Miami
The game Neon plays every lunchtime.

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Posted 3:06pm on Wed 5 December 2012
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The game Neon plays every lunchtime.

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I don't just play it at lunchtimes. I also play it after work.



IN REAL LIFE.
Posted 3:09pm on Wed 5 December 2012
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Just awaiting news of the forthcoming Mac version!
Posted 3:32pm on Wed 5 December 2012
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I love Hotline Miami. It's certainly one of my favourite games of the year. That soundtrack...
Posted 3:37pm on Wed 5 December 2012
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Agreed, it's sublime. Not just the tracks from the levels, either; I love the tune used on the title screen - Horse Steppin' by Sun Araw:

Posted 6:34pm on Wed 5 December 2012
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I'm massively rubbish at it, but totally appreciate its place in the list. Maybe one day I'll learn...
Posted 8:19pm on Wed 5 December 2012
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Hotline Miami is absolutely incredible, and in my opinion does more to further the cause for "Games are art too" than any of the more obvious contenders have managed to do. Why? Because it stops and makes you walk back through the pile of dead bodies. That moment where the tension is done, the relief is palpable, and the silence is eerie ... suddenly is imbued with a mild horror at what YOU just did.

Nothing I have played has given me cause to think to that same degree.

Also, soundtrack of all time. OF ALL TIME! The track Neon picked above is quite breathtakingly beautiful, and the rest of them re equally great. It is a game that is absolutely enhanced by the soundtrack, evoking the spirit of the times perfectly.
Posted 11:40am on Thu 6 December 2012
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I was really enjoying Hotline Miami until a bug prevented me from getting past level 10 because I'm on Windows 8. Incidentally the bug is to do with windows breaking and the sounds crashing the game. I will contribute my full thoughts once I install Steam on the work server (running W7) and finally finish it.

And yeah the soundtrack is god-tier.
Posted 11:42am on Thu 6 December 2012
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You are not the only finding it hard. Are you using a joypad as well by any chance?
Posted 11:42am on Thu 6 December 2012
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If you don't want to wait, you could edit your save file to open up the later levels. Here's a guide:

http://hotline-miami.wikia.com/wiki/Save_File
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