Recompile (2021)

Recompile PS5 cover

Recompile Overview

Recompile for PS5 is a 3D Metroidvania-like hacking, adventure, platforming game developed by Phigames and published by Dear Villagers.

Recompile features intense combat, tight 3D platforming, super-powered abilities and environmental physics-based hacking mechanics – everything, right down to foes, can be hacked. World obstacles include intelligent enemies and intricate environmental circuitry, and both require the mastery of new abilities such as time dilation and flying with a jetpack.

The adventure is built around a branching narrative system unique to the Metroidvania genre. Unlike a typical Metroidvania, it uses a dynamic narrative system based on playstyle, meaning player decisions alter the world and can lead to any one of multiple endings.

The story explores everything from machine sentience to the nature of reality. The player is a rogue piece of semi-sentient code, trapped in The Mainframe – a sprawling digital wasteland dead-set on deleting trespassers.

Recompile Features

  • Metroidvania progression combined with a unique narrative branching system.
  • A range of futuristic weapons and super-powered abilities, including a jetpack.
  • Intense and intelligent combat 
  • Hack through environmental circuitry, logic gates & even enemies.
  • Multiple endings depending on playstyle.
  • Face colossal entities blocking your path to freedom 
  • Reactive soundtrack of blistering electro.

Game Info

August 27, 2021

April 28, 2022 (Physical)