60 Seconds! Reatomized is a Big Improvement – If You Overlook the Intro

There are bombs going off outside and you only only 60 seconds to grab what you need? I don’t know about you, but I’m grabbing the cat.

60 Seconds! from developer Robot Gentlemen released back in 2015. I enjoyed playing it the first time round, so I was excited to hear about its re-release. The game is based in an apocalyptic universe where you only have a minute to grab as many supplies as you can and jump into your underground shelter to hold out for the rest of the apocalypse.

The first 60 seconds takes place in a 3D world where you have to scramble around the house grabbing supplies. The rest of the game plays like reading a book of sorts, with interactive elements where you have to feed your family, send family members out on expeditions and more.

60 Seconds! Reatomized is a new version of the game with 4K support, refreshed graphics, and an improved UI system. It looks fantastic; everything is polished and superior in comparison to the original release.

Reatomized also includes new content, including a challenge mode where you’ll be given certain parameters and you’ll have to try and survive using your apocalypse skills. There are also new interactions, new events and more to help make the game exciting to pick up and play again.

Unfortunately, even after four years, 60 Seconds! still has its setbacks. Despite the redone 3D textures, the game’s starting sequence is as clunky as ever. The character is not responsive and, in a sequence where time is of the essence, it can be incredibly frustrating.

On a positive note, the additional content does make it so that 60 Seconds! Reatomized worth picking up, even if you’ve played the original. After five or six playthroughs of the original, you’ve seen most of the what the game has to offer. Of course, many of the events you encounter are random so the game will be different each time, but you’ll still come across the same sequences time and time again. 60 Seconds! Reatomized adds news events into the mix, allowing for more replayability and making it less likely subsequent playthroughs will be too familiar.

60 Seconds! Reatomized is an improvement over its original – although I still find its sequel, 60 Parsecs, to be superior. It’s hard to see past that clunky intro sequence, but if you can ignore it, the rest of the game looks, sounds and plays better – and it’s still good fun for a couple hours at a time. The apocalypse is still an unforgiving place so grab your water and soup, and hope to anyone that’s listening that bandits to don’t come knocking.

60 Seconds! Reatomized is available on PC for £6.99/$8.49.