January 3, 2017 8:00 AM | Joel Couture
A couple of tough guys don't seem to care for the attitude of the aliens that have come to take over the planet, so it'll be up to you and a buddy to join them on their quest to drink and shoot in co-op sidescrolling action game Operation Hardcore.
You can choose from four different short, angry guys, taking them through a dozen levels of alien gunfire. You can shoot back in any direction with 360 degree aiming, using an array of different machine guns, lazer beams, and other weaponized expressions of your displeasure. If you're finding you're having a hard time dealing with vastly-superior numbers, you can take shots of whiskey to slow combat and increase damage while increasing your chances of waking up naked in a public bathroom.
You can also do all of this with a buddy, doubling your chances of making it through the day through co-op, sharing in he joys of upgrading gear with coins and flying jet-packs while hammered. Hopefully your pal will pull your pants up should you end up drunk and nude with alien bullets flying over your head, though. What are friends for, after all?
Operation Hardcore is available for $5.99 on Steam. For more information on the game and developers Adam McLellan and Ricardo Chirino, you can head to the game's site or follow them on Facebook, YouTube, Tumblr, and Twitter.