Gauntlet Brings Classic Co-Op Carnage to PC with GameStream Support

Gaming News, SHIELD

Nearly three decades have passed since the original Gauntlet first hacked and slashed its way into arcades. The game became an instant coin-op classic for its brutal blend of action and cooperative gameplay, in which a quartet of heroes must battle their way through dungeons crawling with monstrous adversaries.

Gauntlet has now been completely reimagined for modern PC gaming hardware. NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet and SHIELD Portable owners can also play the new Gauntlet anywhere they have a strong Internet connection as the game features built-in GameSteam support. We fired the game up on the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet.

Developed by Arrowhead Game Studios, the team behind the Norse Mythology-themed action game Magicka, the new Gauntlet casts players as one four characters fans of the franchise will remember: Warrior, Valkyrie, Elf and Wizard.

Just like classic Gauntlet, the new game allows up to four players to fight together in treacherous dungeons featuring monster generators that will continue to spawn new enemies until the generator itself is destroyed.

The further the progress in the game, the more of these strange generators you’ll come across, which makes for an often relentless pace of combat that is a lot of fun when you have four players battling together either locally or through online multiplayer. The offensive support of your allies especially comes in handy when combating nastier boss enemies, too.

Whether you’re slaughtering enemies with buddies online or playing the game in the same room with friends through local multiplayer, cooperative play is at the heart of what makes Gauntlet such a blast to play.

To really bring the arcade experience to your living room, you can enable Console Mode to play Gauntlet on a high-definition TV, which is awesome.

While the core experience hasn’t dramatically changed since 1985’s Gauntlet, the dark fantasy world of Gauntlet has been entirely recreated. From the impressive level of detail exhibited in your dank subterranean surroundings to the imaginative creatures you face in battle, Gauntlet has never looked better, especially on a powerful PC. It is, without question, one of the best reboots we’ve played in a while—and a perfect showcase for remotely streaming PC games to an NVIDIA SHIELD device via GameSteam.

Gauntlet is now available to download on Steam for $19.99. If you’re planning on butchering your way through hordes of enemies with friends, you can save $20 by getting the Gauntlet 4-Pack for $49.99, which comes with three additional copies of the game you can give to friends via Steam.