At the time of writing this article, a single player has been diving
into the Battle Royale world of The Culling 2 - which requires 50 just to launch a game - for the last five hours.
Over the last 24 hours, however, it's peaked only eight players. Since its release on 10 June, 249 players have bought and played the PUBG like game, but why has it flopped so badly?
A Twitch streamer who goes by the name of Stripping said: "No one who worked on the original programming or design teams for The Culling work at that studio anymore. They also pushed a broken product to Xbox despite knowing they were shutting the game down right after. It's a scam. Do not buy Culling 2."
And eSports commentator Tkbreezy tweeted: "Culling 2 looks like some hot trash and I'm upset. The Culling was so unique from jump and I was expecting maybe they went back to their roots but instead we get one of those Chinese knockoffs but for PUBG. Hard Pass."
It's obviously a bit of a challenge to jump into the Battle Royale world with big titles like Fortnite and PUBG raking in most players, but the original Culling actually looked promising for the genre.
small map, unique melee-focused combat system and only 16 players per match gave it an intense, yet enjoyable vibe, but the sequel ended up being
bigger, turn into a gun only game and basically look like PUBG's long lost twin.
The game only has 249 purchases, but 159 of those took to Steam to share their views on the release. One person said: "This is about as similar to The Culling as an angry choir of confused beavers playing Monopoly is to The Culling."
The Culling 2 has only 12 percent positive feedback, which, to be honest, sounds pretty generous after reading the
comments and tweets.
Who knows, it might become one of those games that's so bad that it actually gets some kind of following. If you fancy trying it out, it's £16.99 on Steam now - just click here to go to the correct page.
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