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Inspired by revered action movies like John Wick and EquilibriumPistol Whip stylishly dovetails the pulse-pounding energy of a rhythm game with explosive first-person shooter gameplay. Journey through a cinematic bullet hell powered by a breakneck soundtrack to become the ultimate action hero.

Featuring arcade-style scenes/songs, story-driven cinematic campaigns, the Styles system for endless ways to play, Contracts, Party Mode and more!

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Pair the pulse-pounding pace of an FPS with the flow-state energy of a music game in a cinematic symphony of violence.

Take it over-the-top with a variety of gameplay mods, such as Dual Wield, to enable the ultimate gun kata experience.

Form your rhythm and find your playstyle, from tactical to musical, then challenge your skill with friends and world leaderboards.

Featuring EDM artists from Kannibalen Records, including Apashe, HVDES, and Black Tiger Sex Machine; with more to come..

Infiltrate a fever dream of hand-crafted scenes, from bank heists to android uprisings, each uniquely designed to music.

Constant momentum and comfort-first design allows non-stop speed without the fear of motion sickness.

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The 50 best games of 2019

“An instant VR classic, from a studio that clearly understands the medium.”

SteamVR Game of the Year

“Cloudhead Games thrusts into the genre with its addictive and mightily impressive title Pistol Whip.”

Best VR Games of 2019

“No VR game is as exciting or makes you feel as cool as Pistol Whip does.”
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October 28, 2019


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