Helldivers (2015)

by Christopher
5 minutes read


Helldivers: A Cooperative Masterpiece in a Dystopian Future


In the year 2015, Arrowhead Game Studios unleashed upon the world a top-down shooter that would revolutionize the cooperative gaming landscape: Helldivers. Set in a satirical dystopian future where mankind is ruled by a managed democracy, Helldivers tasks players with the role of elite soldiers fighting against an unrelenting alien threat on Super Earth.

Gameplay: Teamwork is Paramount

Helldivers is a game that demands teamwork above all else. With up to four players cooperating in each mission, every action must be synchronized to achieve the objectives. Players can call in airstrikes, deploy turrets, and heal each other, but only if they communicate effectively and coordinate their efforts.

The game’s top-down perspective provides a unique vantage point on the battlefield, allowing players to see the entire map and plan their strategies accordingly. However, this also means that every move is exposed to the enemy, making stealth and cover essential for survival.

Dystopian Setting: A Bleak and Hilarious World

Helldivers is set in a future where humanity has achieved great technological advancements but has also lost its way. The ruling managed democracy, known as the Super Earth Defense Force (SEDF), maintains control through propaganda and suppression.

The game’s satirical tone is evident in its depiction of the SEDF as an incompetent and self-serving organization. Players are constantly bombarded with propaganda messages and forced to endure the nonsensical ramblings of the SEDF’s commanders.

Alien Hordes: A Formidable Foe

The alien hordes that players face in Helldivers are as varied as they are deadly. From giant bugs to towering mechs, each alien type poses a unique threat that requires different tactics to defeat.

Players must adapt their strategies on the fly, using the environment to their advantage and calling in the appropriate support to deal with each situation.

Community Effort: A Global Cooperative

Helldivers is not just a four-player co-op game; it’s a co-op game that relies on the global efforts of the entire Helldivers community. Players can contribute to the war effort by completing missions, donating resources, and participating in community events.

The community’s collective progress is tracked on the Helldivers Galactic Campaign map, which shows the status of each planet and the overall war effort. By working together, the Helldivers community can push back the alien threat and save Super Earth.


Helldivers is a unique and challenging cooperative shooter that demands teamwork, strategy, and a sense of humor. Its satirical dystopian setting, formidable alien hordes, and global community effort set it apart from other games in the genre.

Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or a newcomer to the Helldivers universe, there’s always something new to discover and conquer. Join the fight today and become a true Helldiver!

Additional Features:

  • Permadeath: If your Helldiver dies in combat, they are gone for good. This adds a sense of tension and stakes to every mission.
  • Procedural Generation: Each mission is procedurally generated, ensuring that every playthrough is unique.
  • Customization: Players can customize their Helldivers with a variety of weapons, armor, and abilities.
  • Split-screen Co-op: Helldivers can be played in split-screen co-op for up to four players.
  • Cross-platform Play: Helldivers supports cross-platform play between PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and PC.

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