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Online battles got a little hotter with the release of Relic Raiders on Steam Early Access. The free-to-play multiplayer action game drops up to sixteen players into randomly generated arenas where they must fight until one remains.
Players choose from six characters that specialize in melee, ranged, or area-wide attacks. However, characters such as Aria offer a balanced selection of abilities. Other characters include an agile ninja, a cybernetically-enhanced black bear, a time-bending sniper, a guy in a power suit with big guns, and a crazed robot assassin.
As a top-down shooter/fighter with a battle royale mode, Relic Raiders dives straight into the action. Players will need to learn when to dash, jump, block, and shoot, but it doesn’t take long to get the hang of the controls. Just knowing half of them is enough to begin fighting.