Overwhelm is a brutal action horror game that’s true to its name

It can be difficult to find time to finish a video game, especially if you only have a few hours a week to play. In our biweekly column Short Play we suggest video games that can be started and finished in a weekend.

In Overwhelm, you control a lone soldier who has been sent to wipe out a hive of monsters. You’re armed only with a gun with a limited amount of ammo, and a melee attack that rockets you forward a short distance. The melee attack also acts as a double jump of sorts, letting you get additional height to traverse the Metroidvania-like hive layout. However, unlike a Metroidvania, these actions are the only things you do in the game; there are no power-ups for your character to find as you explore the hive, but there are for…

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