[edit] Background

Hotline Miami is an action game developed by Dennaton Games and published by Devolver Digital released in 2012 for PC, later receiving ports for PS3, PS Vita and PS4, and also OS X and Linux. It received Android support in 2015. The game follows the protagonist, Jacket, as he receives several calls commanding him to commit mass murders against the Russian Mafia in multiple instances.

[edit] Game Play

Hotline Miami is a 2D top down action game in which there are 20 chapters, many of which are separated into numerous stages. Most chapters begin with the protagonist, Jacket, receiving a cryptic phone call in his home, telling him to perform a task at a certain location, each call a euphemism for murdering everyone at that location. Then the player may choose a mask for Jacket to wear for the chapter, each one providing a certain perk or bonus. More masks are unlocked as the game continues and some can be found in select areas of chapters.

Jacket must then traverse the building, making sure to kill everyone he encounters, however, Jacket is just as vulnerable as the enemy, leaving a tiny margin for error, meaning that the player must learn from their mistakes in order to complete the task.

Points are collected based on a number of factors, such as Killings, Boldness, Combos, Time, Flexibility and Mobility. These factors garner points based on how the player has navigated the level. At the end of each chapter, these points are tallied and the player is given a grade ranging from F to A+. Gaining higher scores will unlock more weapons and masks for the player to use.

[edit] Features

  • Online Leaderboard - Compare your scores to those of others in the world and compete with friends.
  • Top Down Gameplay - Numerous ways to complete the objective and monitor your surroundings.
  • Retro Atmosphere - Set in Miami in 1989, with an appropriately old school soundtrack and feel.
  • Controller Support - Option to use your own gamepad instead of the default keyboard and mouse.

[edit] Players Liked

  • Addictive Gameplay
  • Killer Soundtrack and Atmosphere
  • Introspective Storyline

[edit] Players Didn't Like

  • Frustrating Boss Battles

[edit] PC Hardware Info

  • Minimum System Requirements
  • OS - Windows XP
  • Processor - 1.2GHz
  • RAM - 512MB
  • Graphics Card - DirectX 8 compatible card with at least 32MB of VRAM
  • Hard Drive - 250 MB of free space.

Recommended System Requirements

  • OS - Windows XP or later
  • Processor - 1.4GHz or faster
  • RAM - 1GB or higher
  • Graphics Card - DirectX 8 compatible card with at least 32MB of VRAM

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Humble Indie Bundle 8 goes live, Awesomenauts, Little Inferno, Dear Esther, Hotline Miami and more

Update Four more games added to the Bundle

Jun 04, 2013, by Rory Young | 7 comments
Hotline Miami asks PlayStation 3, Vita owners "Do You Like Hurting People?" this spring

One of our favorite games of 2012 coming to console

Feb 19, 2013, by Rory Young | 1 comment
Neoseeker's Game of the Year 2012 Nominee Spotlight: Hotline Miami

Our second of ten nominees for Game of the Year 2012

Dec 06, 2012, by Rory Young | 7 comments

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Release Dates
  • North America:
    • July 2013 (Linux)
    • Oct 23, 2012 (PC)
  • Europe: Oct 23, 2012
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