Gang Beasts: gameplay and controls

Gang Beasts appeared in the Early Access to Steam in 2014. The pro gamers and ordinary players already saw the potential in it. The simplest fighting game, which does not require complicated combinations is well suited for entertainment with friends. Watching the fights of Gelo-men is really fun. So, if you’re about to start the Gang Beasts game, this article will guide through controllers and gameplay.

Gang Beasts controllers guide

This section is going to be separated by the platform you play on (PS4 controller, Xbox One controller, PC keyboard + mouse).

So, PS4 controllers are:

  • Jump: X;

  • Run: X (Hold while pressing a direction);

  • Sit: X (Hold while staying still);

  • Kick: Square;

  • Lie down: Square (Hold);

  • Duck: Circle;

  • Crawl: Circle (Hold);

  • Headbutt: Circle;

  • Lift: Triangle;

  • Taunt: Triangle;

  • Left punch/grab: L1;

  • Right punch/grab: R1;

You can also use the D-pad to change camera viewpoints and R2 to switch your focus when observing.

Controllers for Xbox One players:

  • To jump: A

  • To run: A (Hold while pressing a direction)

  • To sit: A (Hold while staying still)

  • To kick: X

  • To lie down: X (Hold)

  • To duck: B

  • To crawl: B (Hold)

  • To headbutt: B

  • To lift: Y

  • To taunt: Y

  • Left punch/grab: LB

  • Right punch/grab: RB

  • To rotate between spectating players: < and >.

PC Keyboard controllers:

  • Movement: WASD;

  • Jump: Space bar;

  • Run: Space bar (Hold while pressing a direction);

  • Sit: Space bar (Hold while staying still);

  • Kick: M;

  • Lie down: M (Hold);

  • Duck: Ctrl;

  • Crawl: Ctrl (Hold);

  • Headbutt: Ctrl;

  • Lift: Shift;

  • Taunt: Shift;

  • Left punch/grab: key or a left mouse button;

  • Right punch/grab: key button or a right mouse button;

  • Rotate between spectating players: < and >.

How to start a game in Gang Beasts

The essence of the game is simple: several people fall into a small location and must defeat each other by throwing opponents out of the map or in some danger zones. In local matches, a maximum of four users can participate, and online the number can reach up to eight. There is no difference between the characters. In the main menu, you can change their appearance, but it does not affect any characteristics of the your fighters. Though, hats and costumes give them individuality and make it easier for you to understand who’s dead or who’s still alive.

At first, you will have to fight not only for the sake of victory but rather to understand how the controlling works. Part of the action is carried out by pressing and another part by holding the buttons. You can beat your opponent with your head and hands, and then, when he falls unconscious for a couple of seconds, grab a breathless body and take it to the right place or throw it away. It also happens that in trying to eliminate the enemy you fall outside the map itself, but this does not cause irritation.

A simple formula works at the expense of various cards, each of which offers unique ways to punch people. The group falls on moving trucks, on the roofs of which it is dangerous to stand because of road signs. Sometimes characters can be found on a flying airship and almost slip off it and this also increases the danger of death. One of the most fun locations is the subway, where you need to push each other under a passing train.

Each match quickly turns into chaos: everyone beats each other on the head, jumps, faints, someone pulls someone aside. A man falling off a cliff suddenly wakes up and grabs his hands by the wall, trying to climb up, and then approaches his offender and cuts him down in revenge. Some cards have destructible objects like fences, boards and windows, which adds more opportunities in battle, but at the same time makes the fight more dangerous.

As you can see, the game offers simple gameplay to enjoy. For newbies, you have to play several times to get used to controls and then the game will bring you more fun! Play with your friends on parties or enjoy it after a long day, the Gang Beasts will still give you the best experience.