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Heck Deck (2022) is a shooting action game where all the bullets are cards and time only progresses when you move. You direct your ghost to selectively collect the cards that grant attacks, however, they also cause you damage so careful risk-reward consideration is crucial. It stands out for making a bullet-hell dodging game more tactical with its pausing time and card-based attacks.

You work through five different stages, to take down a series of enemy bosses. It's an unusual shooting game that challenges your precision, dexterity and forward planning as much as your reflexes. The cards do you damage and act like bullets, but collecting them puts them in your deck to grant new attacks.

As you progress you learn which of the cards are worth the hit to your energy and which are not. There are dozens of different attacks and using the right one for each of the 30 enemies is key. The result is a game that is both knife-edge and thrilling but also allows you to take your time.

Our examiner, Jo Robertson, first checked Heck Deck 7 months ago. It was re-examined by Ellen Robertson and updated 3 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Action, Collecting, Shooting and Traversal game with Brain Game elements. This is a single-player game.

You can play this game in the following styles:


Play Time: This game will take between 3 hours and 3 and a half hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 3.

Skill Level

8+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. You need to be able to plan your movement to avoid lots of bullets, but because the game pauses if you are not moving you can take your time.


Heck Deck usually costs £2.89.

Heck Deck

Steam Store PC £2.89
Steam Store Mac £2.89
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 11/01/2022

Out Now: Android, PC and iOS

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Action, Collecting, Shooting, Traversal and Brain Game

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Side-On and Pixels

Developer: Torcado (@Torcado)

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