Mayhem in Single Valley review (PS5)

Mayhem in Single Valley is a delightful action-adventure game developed by Fluxscopic and published by tinyBuild. The game has a unique blend of humor, puzzle-solving, and action, making it an engaging and memorable experience. The game is available on PlayStation 5 as well as most other major platforms now that that 2021 PC original has been ported over to consoles, and we enjoyed our time with it – here’s our review.

The game’s premise is charmingly simple – players take on the role of Jack, a high school student in a town that accidentally unleashes a virus that turns animals into zombie monsters. Luckily, Jack feels responsible and decides to take action. The game’s story follows Jack’s journey to find a cure for the virus and save the town. The story is well-written and packed with humor and heart. The game’s dialogue is witty and sharp, with plenty of laughs to be had.


The game’s graphics are beautiful and vivid, with an art style that feels like a mix between a pixelated cartoon and a comic book with a lot of retro flavor. The game’s world is filled with vibrant colors, and the characters are all unique and memorable. The sound design is also impressive, with a nicely varied soundtrack that adds to the game’s overall atmosphere.

The gameplay mechanics in Mayhem in Single Valley are engaging as well. The game combines elements of puzzle-solving, action, and exploration to create a unique and engaging experience. Players must use their wits and skills to overcome obstacles and enemies, with a variety of weapons and abilities at their disposal – including trashcan lids that act as shields and a slingshot that you can upgrade.

The puzzle gameplay is particularly well-executed, with a variety of challenges that require players to think creatively and use their surroundings to their advantage. The puzzles are never too difficult or frustrating, and the game provides enough hints and clues to help players if they get stuck.


The combat in Mayhem in Single Valley is also great, with a variety of weapons and abilities that make fighting the zombies a lot of fun. The game’s boss fights are particularly fun, with unique mechanics and creative designs that make them a highlight of the game.

One potential negative of the game is its relatively short length. Some players may find themselves completing the game in just two to three hours, which could be disappointing for those looking for a longer experience. However, the game’s high level of narrative polish and engaging gameplay make up for its brevity.

In conclusion, Mayhem in Single Valley is a highly enjoyable game that’s well worth playing. The game’s unique blend of humor, puzzle-solving, and action make for a fun and engaging experience that’s hard to put down. The game’s charming premise and storyline, combined with its impressive gameplay mechanics, make it a standout little indie title. If you’re looking for a fun and quirky adventure game, Mayhem in Single Valley is definitely worth checking out.

Score: 7.2/10

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