I Hate Running Backwards

I Hate Running Backwards is a never-ending, adrenaline-packed shoot-'em-down roguelite that puts the emphasis on destruction and fighting never-ending waves of enemies while time traveling through procedurally generated, fully destructible worlds!

  • PS4
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  • Release Date: Out Now
  • Genre: Action / Shooter
  • Publisher: Devolver Digital
  • Developer: Binx Interactive
ESRB - T Rating
Fantasy Violence
Suggestive Themes

Select your favorite hero and blast enemies away!

Sam and friends get stuck in mixed space-time continuum and have to battle the giant Ugh-Zan, this time reincarnated as a giant mech, and his armada of deadly monsters. The battle will take them across different time periods and environments - from Aztec jungles to the deserts of Egypt, with a deadly boss awaiting at the end of each environment.


Just when you thought you were done….

Intense never-ending action will have you destroying wave after wave of enemies on your way to the final boss. The game loops and sends even tougher enemies at you. Lucky for you that the arsenal of weapons you pick up along the way is more than enough to help you deal with the threat.


This party is just getting started!

  • Swing like you mean it! - Deflect rockets, bullets, bombs and cannon balls by swinging your mighty melee weapon! Destroy enemies with it! Destroy the environment with it! The more you swing, the more fun it gets!
  • Do you feel special, punk? - Break Special Weapon crates to get one of more than 40 Special Weapons in the game, ranging from the Shrapnel Umbrella to the almighty Jericho!
  • Are you Serious? - Play as Sam “Serious” Stone or other action-game heroes in an endless mega-epic battle to destroy as many aliens and monsters as possible. If you’re going down, how many can you take with you?
  • Shoot ‘em down! - Turn the shoot-’em-up genre upside down with Sam doing what he hates the most - running backwards!
  • Monsters! Monsters everywhere! - Fight against horde after horde of enemies! Endless waves of monsters are coming straight for you! How long can you survive?
  • More powah! - Collect power-ups that give you additional edge in combat!
  • Who’s with me? - Fight side by side with a friend in the couch co-op multiplayer mode for 2 players. Remember to leave some ammo for your buddy.
  • Who else is with me? - Unlock various and unique characters that bring their own special abilities to the battlefield.
  • Destructible environments - Watch as you and your foes destroy everything in your path while battling each other.
  • Guns blazin’ - Dual wield your weapons to glory! Combine Main and Special weapons and turn yourself into the ultimate death machine!

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