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Eat Lead: The Return Of Matt Hazard

Released on 06 March 2009

Rating: 16+ (PEGI)

3.0 out of 5 (15 customer reviews) | Write a review

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Get ready for a fictional account of the world's most popular video game hero... of the 1980s. Matt Hazard is coming out of retirement and making his next-gen "comeback" against all his old enemies in a hilarious parody of the last 25 years of gaming.

"It's Hazard Time!" The classic 80's videogame star, Matt Hazard, is back in Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard. Eat Lead sees Matt Hazard get his chance to prove once and for all that he is the king of shooters when Wallace "Wally" Wellesley, new owner of mega game publisher Marathon Megasoft, gives Matt his comeback role starring in a new title for Xbox 360 and PS3.

In the world of Eat Lead, however, everything stops being a game and becomes reality when it is clear that Wally is using the new game to bring about Matt's death once and for all. With only the mysterious "QA" to help him, Matt must fight against zombies, cowboys, space marines and more to keep his game from being over.

With an original storyline by David Ellis, Eat Lead's unique blend of comedy and action will provide gamers with a shooter experience like no other with hardcore gunfights intersperced with wickedly smart humour.
  • Ingenious storyline and setting that's never been explored before in a videogame
  • Third-person shooter with polished next-gen graphics
  • Celebrity voice talent - Neil Patrick Harris (Doogie Howser, Harold & Kumar, How I Met Your Mother) and Will Arnett (Arrested Development, 30 Rock, Blades of Glory)
  • Hilarious script written by David Ellis (2008 Writers Guild of America Videogame Writing Award-Winner)
  • Unique visuals that will transform what's typically seen in videogames
  • Point-and-cover system - a new innovation in the cover gameplay mechanic

customer Reviews

 Average rating (15 reviews)

 Prepare to eat lead. . . again!

| | See all Gincairn's reviews (4)

That's right ladies and gentlemen, it's time for another Gincairn Review,

Firstly a bit of back story, to start with how can this be called "the Return of Matt Hazard" when we as gamers have never heard of him before? Well it's all a part of the story behind the game itself, you see Matt is a semi-retired video game hero from the 80's, his career kind of bottomed out after the abysmal HazMatt Kart racing
and the water pistol shooter Soak'em and the video game company he works for has hit rock bottom, that is until a new developer joins the ranks and decides that the new title is going to star the one and Only Matt Hazard!

When Matt enters the first level things seem to be going to plan, well rehearsed script, good dialogue and enemies to shoot, then funny things start happening, enemies from old games start turning up and the other characters don't seem to be sticking to the script. Someone is hacking the game and trying to kill Matt Hazard once and for all.

And that's the basic plot. . .

Eat Lead is a parody game, it never takes itself seriously and pokes fun at a lot of other games while referencing bits and pieces from days gone by, it breaks the fourth wall in almost every level and it has some of the silliest trophies available for any game, a bronze being given for starting a new game, pausing for the first time and finishing the tutorial but there are some harder ones to nab too, killing two enemies with one bullet for example.

Eat Lead is a third person shooter and as with Socom, the player can view from over either shoulder and aiming is made easier depending on your viewpoint.

The weapons available are varied and pretty good fun, going from a Magnum to dual wielding six shooters in a wild west themed level or switching to a grenade launcher picked up from the Russian missile factory each has their own benefits and since guns can be looted from fallen foes, there is never a shortage of ammo.

The guns themselves aren't the main focus of the game however, it's the cover system where Eat Lead excels, find a handy spot of cover to hide behind and you have three options available, blind fire, pop up and aim or even run to the next point of cover (this is done automatically by the player selecting the appropriate space and pressing the correct button). The cover system works very well and really sets the game apart from other titles of its type. You can't hide behind crates and boxes forever though, enough shots will cause the boxes to de-res leaving a glowing
blue hole in the ground where your life saving crate had once been.

Graphically the game is great and certain points of the story will harken back to the old Disney film Tron, with a small twist of the matrix movies thrown in for good measure (for example enemies "bleed" code instead of claret).

There are some nice nods to older games, stealth aspects from MGS, explosive fire extinguisher play from Dead to Rights and silly in-game humour likening back to the old lucasarts point and click games.

The bosses are varied and also come right out from the older games that the title pokes fun at, Altos Stratos for example is a final fantasy-esque character who attacks, heals and uses items all from a blue menu that pops up in front of him.

The sound in-game has it's own good points too, the music is involving and sometimes cheesy with a final fantasy like tune being played when you have cleared a room of the enemies swarming in, voice acting is great from the gravelly Matt Hazard to the Arnie inspired Sting Sniperscope, with Matt plugging his own catchphrase ("It's Hazard time") at every available opportunity.

a decent title that just screams for a sequel.

 Good premise but lacking in all other areas!

| | See all Subkulture's reviews (1)

Well the title say's it all sound's good on paper having a action video game character from a game inside a game whilst making fun of other video games but playing 90% of this game I had to put it down because of bad choices in design, controls and humour. Playing through this, feels more of chore than interactive entertainment as you plod on you start to realise that this game really felt un-finished and un-loved because of bad hit detection, bad jokes, bad A.I and mega bad script. I wished I'd never paid £39.99 for this game it belongs in a bargain bucket.

 No Thanks

| | See all Maclood's reviews (3)

Luckily I tried before I could make the mistake of buying this rubbish. Not recomended to anyone with experience of shooters. The game engine is really bad, which makes for frustrating game play. If you just want quick trophies, then it's probably bearable for about half of them.

 Eat Lead: The Return Of Matt Hazard Is Ok for the price

| | See all Nutgone's reviews (12)

I bought this on a whim as it was on sale for 5.99 here on play.
That was a fair price for this game. Its ok, bit basic but generally a decent 3rd person shooter.
The graphics are fair and cover system is pretty good.
I would doubt I would pay more than 10 seeing there are better shooters at platinum price now.
But for 5.99 I'm happy with my purchase. Extra star given for the low price

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Rating16+ (PEGI)