PS5 - Recompile PlayStation 5
3D sci-fi Metroidvania Recompile features intense combat, tight platforming, super-powered abilities and a unique environmental hacking system. Many obstacles, right down to foes, can be manipulated and bypassed. The story explores many themes from machine sentience to the nature of reality. The player, a rogue program of semi-sentient code, finds themselves trapped in The Mainframe - a sprawling digital wasteland dead-set on deleting trespassers.
Recompile is built around a narrative system unique to the genre. Unlike a typical Metroidvania, it features dynamic outcomes based on play style, meaning player decisions alter the world and can lead to any one of multiple endings.
Challenges include intelligent enemies and intricate environmental puzzles, all requiring the mastery of many unlockable abilities such as time dilation, explosive weaponry and even jetpack flight.