[PS4] Filthy Lucre Review
Filthy Lucre is a stealth action game, with around 15 missions in total spread over five different locations. How good is the game on the PlayStation 4? Read our Filthy Lucre review to find out!
In Filthy Lucre, players can choose to play in split screen co-op, online or solo. You can also choose how you want to play: you can go for full stealth takedowns and keep the noise down to a minimum or enter a room guns blazing. Either option will require that you bring the right equipment for the job, not to mention an upgrade or two under your belt.
As for the game’s story, here it goes. Your boss has had his money and his precious items stolen, and he wants you to steal everything back and for you to get rid of those responsible for the thefts. You play the game in top-down isometric view, and you can choose one of eight characters for your missions – male or female characters are an option. You can even customize your loadout, but, at first, you won’t have much to choose from.
Each mission has a set of objectives to complete. You have a primary objective, secondary objectives and a series of challenges. It might seem like a lot, but don’t worry since you don’t have to do it all in a single go. All objectives you complete will be saved so that you can go back later to get what you missed the first time.
You will also earn bonuses for not triggering any alarms, not being detected, collecting dirty money and more. So in short, the better you do in a mission, and the more stuff you complete, the more money and XP you gain and the better score you receive. So do try and complete as many objectives as you can in one go and earn yourself a nice spot in the leaderboards!
Leveling up is a bit of a grind, but the rewards are worth it – you will get better weapons, and you can use the money you earn to purchase upgrades. Upgrades will be really important as the missions will get very tough as you go. If you don’t upgrade your tools, you won’t get far in this game!
One important thing of note as you play: In the top left corner you will see a circle that will go red and increase as guards start to become aware that something is a miss. This could be something such as seeing a dead body -which might make them call in radio support. You can still take the guy out before he does that, and you better do it fast or else.
The game is a lot of fun. My only niggle is that the loading times are a bit on the slow side, but it’s not a deal-breaker. Being able to play on your own or in couch or online co-op definitely adds value to this release. Writing my Filthy Lucre review as I unlocked trophies here and there was very rewarding, since this one has a full trophy count with a shiny Platinum that can be yours in around 12-14 hours, give or take a bit.
This Filthy Lucre review is based on a PS4 copy provide by Fabrik Games.