I ran out of bullets in my gun and my health was low. Right in front of me, there was an armed soldier aiming to shoot me. With only a second or two left before my demise, I threw my empty pistol at him, knocking him down. In that split moment, I grabbed his gun and swiftly eliminated him and two more guards rushing towards me. This intense action took place in about three seconds, leaving me feeling exhilarated. This is the kind of adrenaline-pumping gameplay you can expect from the new Steam Next Fest demo for I Am Your Beast.

Developed by Strange Scaffold, the creators of the impressive Max Payne-like shooter El Paso, Elsewhere, I Am Your Beast is a first-person hyper-fast murder puzzle game where you play as a lone warrior taking on hordes of enemies using exceptional combat skills. Each level begins with you unarmed, requiring you to scavenge weapons from fallen foes or the environment. Knives, pistols, shotguns, and even tree branches can be wielded lethally if used strategically. There’s no reloading in the game, pushing you to constantly seek out new weapons or rely on hand-to-hand combat to take down enemies.

The combat mechanics in I Am Your Beast are precise and responsive, allowing players to feel in control even during intense battles. With practice, you can evolve into a fierce and unstoppable force, mastering the art of swift and efficient takedowns. The real thrill begins when you aim to complete each level with speed and finesse to achieve a perfect rating. The game’s quick loading times make it easy to retry levels multiple times, striving for that flawless run.

As I delved into the demo, I found myself spending hours replaying the main levels, aiming to improve my completion times. The addictive nature of trying to optimize every move and decision kept me engaged and eager for more challenges. The demo’s limited content already provided a substantial gameplay experience, leaving me excited for the full release on August 15th.

I Am Your Beast’s blend of intense action, strategic gameplay, and replayability make it a standout title in the shooter genre. Whether you prefer precision gunplay or brutal hand-to-hand combat, this game offers a thrilling experience that will keep you hooked for hours on end. Get ready to unleash your inner beast and dive into the heart-pounding world of I Am Your Beast.