Dead End Job

Ant Workshop Ltd, Headup

Fair Man
OpenCritic Rating
66
Top Critic Average
33%
Critics Recommend
Based on 9 critic reviews
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Dead End Job

Rating Summary

Based on 9 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

66

Top Critic Average

33%

Critics Recommend

Based on 9 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:PCDec 13, 2019
Xbox OneDec 13, 2019
Nintendo SwitchDec 13, 2019
PlayStation 4Dec 13, 2019

Developer: Ant Workshop Ltd

Publisher: Headup

Genres: Arcade, Action

Dead End Job sends you into a madcap, Ren & Stimpy-esque world to bust up ghosts. It’s a procedurally generated, couch co-op, twin-stick shooter that straps a vacuum pack to your back, and puts a plasma blaster in your hand. For you, it’s just another day in the office. FEATURES: Exorcise restaurants, offices and other buildings. Use a plasma blaster, your trusty vacuum pack and a whole range of supernatural items. Save your mentor's soul or she'll spend eternity as a spook (voted “Least Preferred Fate” in Ghost Hunter Monthly). So many ghosts. A madcap story written by IGF nominee Xalavier Nelson Jr Drop in/drop out couch co-op, as your mentor appears to lend a hand! Stunning cartoon-quality artwork inspired by 90’s favourites like Ren & Stimpy. Actually, maybe too many ghosts? Featuring original music by the award-winning Will Morton (Grand Theft Auto series). Twitch and Mixer integration allows viewers to help or hinder the streamer. Seriously, can someone please get rid of all of these ghosts? FAMILIAR HAUNTS You take on the role of Hector Plasm, a worker at Ghoul-B-Gone – ‘the Number One experts in paranormal pest control’ – as you’re tasked with heading to haunted offices, restaurants, and other everyday buildings before freeing them of unwanted guests. One minute you're sucking up specters, the next you're sucking up to your bosses, chasing that promotion. Have you got what it takes to be the best at putting pests to rest? DON’T SUCK… WELL, ACTUALLY DO Exercise that fighting spirit, since every specter you snag and every resident you rescue is added to your client’s bill at the end of the job. Haunted by the ghost of your mentor, quite literally, you must learn the ropes and to save her soul before she’s forced to spend eternity as a spook (voted “Least Preferred Fate” in Ghost Hunter Monthly). KINDRED SPIRITS Play alone or bust ghosts with a buddy in drop in / drop out co-op that works seamlessly within the main adventure. Plus you can play to an audience with Twitch and Mixer interactivity that allows viewers to help or hinder your assault on the afterlife. GHOST WRITER Do you love 90's cartoons? Yeah, so do we, and we grew up on their stretchy squishy gross-out laughs. Our love for them spills over into the game like so much ectoplasm. See every nose hair in wacky, vibrant art that brings everyday items to life as screwball spooks to suck up. To top it off, the entire adventure is backed by music from the award-winning Will Morton (Grand Theft Auto series).

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I can’t knock Dead End Job for anything other than its redundant level design and mechanics, as it really does succeed in every other aspect pretty well.

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Dead End Job on the Nintendo Switch is a twin-stick shooter that gets part of the combat system right, with its direct and simple action and whose art style will find a place with fans of 1990s animation. That said, the game's areas are way too repetitive and monotonous, and several aspects just don't stand up to what is expected, with the result being a work that is often difficult to enjoy.

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Despite having a lot of fun with Dead End Job, it’s hard to ignore where it falls short.

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Its art style, based on the overly detailed gross out humor of 90s cartoons, may vibe well with some people, though I truthfully am not one of them. It's a game that is clearly trying, but sadly misses the mark, making it feel very much like a career that isn't really going anywhere. What do you call that again?.

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