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Livelock is a top-down shooter video game featuring both solo and cooperative multiplayer, developed by Montreal-based Tuque Games and published by Perfect World Entertainment on August 30, 2016.

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Developer(s)Tuque Games
Publisher(s)Perfect World Entertainment
Platform(s)Microsoft Windows
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
ReleaseAugust 30, 2016
Genre(s)Top-down shooter
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

The top-down twin stick shooter game has been described as similar to the Diablo series in gameplay, but with guns and in a post-apocalyptic setting.[1][2]

Development and releaseEdit

The game was first announced in January 2016. It is the first game by Perfect World Entertainment that is not a free-to-play title.[3][4] The game became part of the Xbox Games With Gold program in September 2018.[5]


The game received "mixed or average reviews" from 14 PC and PlayStation 4 (PS4) industry critics, and "generally favorable reviews" from 7 Xbox One industry critics, and holding aggregated Metacritic scores of 73/100[6] 69/100[7] and 77/100,[8] for its PC, PS4, and Xbox One versions respectively.


  1. ^ Mahardy, Mike (February 23, 2016). "Frantic Co-Op Shooting Meets Diablo in New Game Livelock". GameSpot. Retrieved August 25, 2016.
  2. ^ Saed, Sherif (June 23, 2016). "Co-op isometric action-RPG Livelock gets release date on PC, PS4, Xbox One". VG247. Retrieved August 25, 2016.
  3. ^ Bohn, Jason (January 26, 2016). "Perfect World Announce First Non-Free-to-Play Game 'Livelock'". Hardcore Gamer. Retrieved August 25, 2016.
  4. ^ Tack, Daniel (June 15, 2016). "Livelock: Twin-Stick Hero Shooting Takes Off". Game Informer. Retrieved August 25, 2016.
  5. ^ Kain, Erik. "Here Are All The Free 'Xbox Games With Gold' Coming In September (2018)". Forbes. Retrieved 2018-09-03.
  6. ^ "Livelock for PC Reviews". Metacritic. 2016-08-30. Retrieved 2017-01-08.
  7. ^ "Livelock for PlayStation 4 Reviews". Metacritic. 2016-08-30. Retrieved 2017-01-08.
  8. ^ "Livelock for Xbox One Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 2017-01-08.

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