[PlayStation 4] 60 Seconds! Reatomized Review

by the_nmac

Can you survive an atomic bomb and the fallout? Put your post-apocalyptic survival skills to the test, and check our 60 Seconds! Reatomized review!

Scavenge supplies, rescue your family, and stay alive in your fallout shelter. Make difficult decisions, hunt mutant roaches… and maybe survive. Or not.

Dolores, Ted, Mary Jane and Timmy return to face the nuclear apocalypse in this new, remastered edition of the classic atomic adventure – 60 Seconds! Reatomized, featuring 4K support, refreshed 2D graphics and hand-drawn 3D textures, new interactive menu, improved UI system, a technical refresh, and of course… new content!

Survival Challenges – unique, short storylines which will put your survival skills to the test!

to escape the wasteland in form of a storyline spanning across multiple playthroughs! Can you escape the wasteland in style?

more stories and crazy interactions between the McDoodle family members!

allowing you to add a little color to your fallout shelter!

With only 60 seconds left to impact, go on a mad dash through the house in search of family members and useful supplies. Everything will be against you: time, your very own furniture, a house that’s different every time you play, and the fundamental question… what to take with you and who to leave behind?

Reaching the fallout shelter in time, alive, is only the beginning. Whatever you scavenged and whoever you saved will play a vital role in your survival. Each survival story will be different, with every day surprising you with unexpected events. Will all of these stories end well? It’s up to you. Ration food and water, make best use of your supplies, face difficult choices and even venture into the wasteland.

Good luck.

60 Seconds! Reatomized is a console survival game from Robot Gentleman that has been revamped for its PS4 debut. It’s a two-phase survival game, with the first phase being 60 seconds long. During this phase, you’ll be taking on the role of either the family patriarch or matriarch. A nuke alarm has just gone off and you have 60 seconds to run around your house collecting supplies – and family members – so that you can rush them to the fallout shelter before it’s too late. EdEN got a chance to review the original Nintendo Switch version of the game – and is currently playing 60 Seconds! Reatomized on Nintendo’s console for a new review – while I got to play the game on PlayStation 4.

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Depending on the difficulty level, you can get some extra time to survey the randomly generated area prior to the alarm going off, which can make a huge difference. The difficulty level will also add some extra supplies to your shelter as well, which can be extremely useful for when you need to feed those in the shelter… which is weird. I mean, who builds a shelter and doesn’t have any supplies in it in the first place?

As you wander around, you can pick up bottles of water, canned food, weapons, radios, health kits, as well as family members – although they should have gone to get supplies and rush to the shelter when the alarm rang. You can only hold so much, so you need to constantly run back to the fallout shelter and put anything you have collected down the chute. You will need to make choices about what is most important for each run. Also, make sure you are as close to the shelter as the bomb is about to go off, or you will perish, and your run will be done.

Once you are finally in the shelter, 60 Seconds! Reatomized shifts gameplay completely to become a text-based resource management and survival game in which every day you are updated with the conditions of your shelter, how to ration… well, rations, any new events that have transpired, and if you want to send someone out into the wasteland to gather resources for you.

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This is the meat and potatoes of the experience, with the choices you make shaping up the future – and length – of your run. Managing your resources will be the main focus, as you will constantly find out which family members need food or a drink. I wouldn’t give them food or water every day, or else you’ll run out of supplies in a blink. When you are running low, you will have opportunities to send a family member out on an expedition where they could come back with some new supplies, come back wounder or sick… or possibly never come back at all. This also adds the benefit of how having someone out on an expedition means there are fewer mouths to feed for a bit.

There will also be side missions you can do that pop-up, whether it’s raiding other people’s shelters, having traders knocking on your door, dealing with raiders, or dealing with issues in the shelter, to name some examples. There are tons of mini-events, all randomly popping up as you play, as the days proceed.

I’m usually not a big survival game type of guy, but something about the text-based game made me really fall for this one. I had some shorter runs where things didn’t go as expected, but then I managed to do everything just right, extending a run to over an hour. There’s some luck involved in the whole experience since depending on what spawns during the initial phase – and how far from the shelter’s entrance it’s located – you might have some runs with fewer supplies than expected.

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I had a ton of fun with 60 Seconds! Reatomized, which honestly I didn’t expect since survival games don’t normally jive with me. Something about the initial 60 seconds where you need to gather supplies and your family members, to then shift into the more text-based resource management, just connected with me.

This 60 Seconds! Reatomized review is based on a PlayStation 4 copy provided by

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