Listen, I’m not going to pretend Party Hard is the most deep and thoughtful game on the planet, but sometimes you just wanna kill people. The people over at tinyBuild certainly know how to make a good murder simulator. Part stealth game, part strategy, Party Hard is everything great about a cheesy 80s slasher flick made into a game. Using the environment, items or just your trusty knife your goal is to clear out the entire level of partiers without getting caught by the cops. It’s a fun game with a good chunk of experimentation.
The ridiculous 80s synth pop soundtrack really sets the scene for a game that never takes itself too seriously. It’s gruesome and silly and it knows that about itself. The pixel art is gorgeous in the cutscenes, but somewhat unmemorable during gameplay. The biggest problem with this game is the cutscene voice acting. It’s… not good, and not bad enough to be good in a cheesy way. Which is unfortunate, although I can’t say I was overly invested in the story. Party Hard isn’t a game about delivering an intense narrative. It’s just damn fun to kill people.