The year’s best sci-fi game might be a 2D space shooter

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2014 is shaping up to be a very good year for sci-fi video games. There was the mech shooter Titanfall earlier this year, and soon we’ll see the launch of Bungie’s next space epic Destiny, as well as the retrofuturistic horror game Alien: Isolation. Even strategy series Civilization is getting in on the action with the upcoming Beyond Earth, a game that lets you build a new society on a distant planet. But as wonderful and epic as these games are shaping up to be, the most intense sci-fi game of the year might be something a whole lot simpler: a 2D space shooter for the PS4 and Vita.

Velocity 2X looks like an old-school game. You control a tiny spaceship speeding around a harsh-looking mechanical world, where alien ships and creatures…

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