Army Corps of Hell is all about the single-minded pursuit of one thing: utter devastation.
Keeping it simple is the key, and from the title screen onwards there’s little to distract your attention from the job at hand – which is great, because the job at hand is the fiendishly fun one of conquering hell with the aid of a tribe of vile and vicious goblins.
The spirit of the game is fast, furious and fantastically gory, and the action rarely slows down for a moment. When it does, it’s only to move the story forward in a series of rapid-fire and hilarious cutscenes that see the skeletal King of Hell yelling commands in his own inimitably freaky way to the cringing, creepy goblin horde.
The controlled chaos of the game, which takes place across a series of floating islands filled with monsters straight from your most colourful nightmares, is amped up by an inspired and amazing soundtrack of death metal, heavy metal and, well, other kinds of metal. After about 30 seconds of play it becomes clear that hardcore headbanging is the only suitable accompaniment to the craziness on-screen. That, and the chipmunk-style screeching of ravenous goblins, of course.