You don’t see games like Door Kickers all too often. The interesting mechanics and easy to learn yet hard to master gameplay make it an early access game worthy of a thumbs up. Top down SWAT tactical games can be easily ruined with bad gameplay or strange mechanics. Door Kickers is easy to pick up and learn with mechanics and loadouts that are explained to you with each mission that requires special tools. You click where you want your team to go and hold down the mouse button for other options. As of right now this game is in development but is available on Steam for $9.99 or your regional equivalent. This means that you can get the game cheap and get all the updates that are to come free of charge before the price increases.
A full review cannot be done for an early access game; it just is not a representation of the full version. However, from what I have played and seen so far this game has the potential to be a surprising addition to the indie realm. The planned updates for this game will include many things, from loadouts to custom maps and everything in between. This means that you’ll always have a new way to tackle situations and even new content with the implication of the Steam Workshop. The replay-ability of Door Kickers is actually very high, with each mission allowing you to use different weapons and equipment in order to get the highest score and the most flawless run in the same way that Hotline Miami rewarded players for using different weapons and getting kills in combination with others in quick succession.
If you are a fan of strategy games, Door Kickers is for sure worth a look. Even in its early state it is a fun and interesting game with many different ways to handle even the most basic of situations, and even more options as you get into more elaborate and open missions. The game itself takes you through situations that are very well scaled in difficulty in order to teach you mechanics without the need for a hand holding tutorial, although you have the option to go through the controls and mechanics if you choose to do so. This is the kind of game you don’t have to devote tons of time to in order to complete missions, making Door Kickers a quickly rewarding game with a cruel outcome for bad decisions. Plan, execute, secure. Door Kickers is a game to be on the lookout for as it come to fruition.