Developed by The Bitmap Brothers and published by Renegade Software in 1993, The Chaos Engine is a weird overhead shooter for up to two players.
In The Chaos Engine you can play as any one of a number of different characters, such as the Navvie, Thug, Gentleman, Mercenary, Preacher, or Brigand. Each has different skills, weapons and traits and must fight their way from beacon to beacon.
If you’re playing single-player the computer will control your sidekick. Another player can take control of him too. Two-player Chaos Engine is excellent fun – as is single-player, to be honest. In spite of the game’s simplicity, The Chaos Engine has weathered the sands of time quite well, and this Megadrive/Genesis version may well be the best out of all of them.