City of Beats

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Shoot. Groove. Loot. Repeat. Cross an ever-changing city skyline, flowing through encounters in tune with the cityscape’s beat. From the weapons you fire, to the enemies you shoot, to the zen-like flow, the only way to win is to become one with the beat.

About the Game

Music is everywhere in the City of Beats and drives absolutely everything in this rogue-lite, twin-stick shooter. Listen to the beat, get into the flow, and unleash bullet hell on the rooftops of the City, blasting through legions of hostile robots.
Don't worry about the damage. Humans left a while ago, and it's just us androids up here. Well, androids and robots, controlled by an ornery rogue A.I., the Zeitgeber, trying to impose its own groove on all robo-kind. Someone should do us all a favor and get out there to pull the plug, yeah?

A Music-Driven Experience

Everything's driven by music. Literally everything. Weapons, enemies, environmental hazards, it all grooves to the underlying beat.
Listen to the music to anticipate attacks, time dodges, and avoid traps - also knowing when to fire, use special skills, and unleash charged super attacks.
Master the flow of the beat and dance atop skyscrapers to become unstoppable.

Randomly Roguish Runs

Embark on endless expeditions across procedurally generated maps. No two playthroughs are the same, meaning different enemies, encounters, and upgrades each and every time.
Experiment with different builds during each run. What will the beat bring tonight? Damage modifiers? Shield boosts? Quirky mutators that can completely alter the flow of combat? Only the music knows!
Make an orchestra of funky friends. Rogue repair-bots down on their luck! Surprisingly honest merchants! Shady robotic bonesaws looking to take some of your juice in exchange for illicit upgrades! The beat brings together all walks of synthetic life.

A Chill Experience

You only get one life, but fret not, destruction is only an inconvenience for an android.
Back in the hub, upgrade core traits, buy new weapons and equip extensions, and make sure to stretch before getting ready for another dance number.

City of Beats Ratings & Reviews

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by Andrei Dumitrescu
8.5 / 10
City of Beats mixes a good set of gameplay mechanics with atmosphere and some great music. Dashing across the rooftops, noticing a sound at the last second that lets you avoid an attack, and striking back at the perfect time, is very fun and engaging. The rogue-lite elements are very familiar and deliver a sense of progression but don’t add much otherwise.
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by Joseph Moorer
6.5 / 10
City of Beats has a lot of genres combined into one, and it may have too much going on for itself. With the game literally stopping you from progressing the way that you want to, it's a little hindering. For the price, you may want to give it a shot. A shot. Like, just one. Don't worry if you lack rhythm, City of Beats does sometimes too.
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City of Beats System Requirements



OS versionWindows 10
OS versionWindows 10
CPUx64 Quad Core
CPUx64 Quad Core
Memory4 GB
Memory8 GB
GPUDedicated graphics card (not onboard) with >= 1GB RAM
GPUGeForce GTX 1060 or similar
DirectXDirectX 11
Storage3 GB
Storage3 GB
Languages Supported
  • Audio: English
  • Text: Chinese (Simplified), Spanish (Spain), German, French, English, Portuguese (Brazil)
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