John Carpenter's Toxic Commando is every bit as chaotic as you'd hope for

John Carpenter's Toxic Commando
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We've just had our first look at John Carpenter's Toxic Commando which features bloody zombies, brutal shooting, and 80's rock hits for the tone that's perfect for the horror legend. The game is scheduled for a 2024 release. 

The mastermind behind such classics as Halloween and The Thing has lent his influence to what could very well be one of the best FPS games of all time. It strikes a similar note to zombie shooters such as Left 4 Dead and Killing Floor with its fast movement speed, realistic weapons with colorful background contrast, and vehicular slaughter. 

The full trailer down below shows off more of what you can expect from the Vampires and They Live director. Fans of 80's action and horror flicks are likely to get a kick out of this one, and we can't wait to see what it's all about in the next few months leading up to the full release. 

Given the fact that John Carpenter is behind some of the most iconic monster designs of the past five decades, we're likely to see some truly terrifying zombies in Toxic Commando. If it's anything like Turtle Rock and Valve's Left 4 Dead series, with undead hoards of all different shapes and sizes, then the wheels can be greased to go as grotesquely as inhumanly possible. 

The decision to debut alongside Bon Jovi's Shot Through the Heart encapsulates everything that makes sleazy schlock fests of the decade hit so good. As long as we can mow down undead hordes with rock and roll scoring the slaughter then we'll have little to complain about next year when John Carpenter's Toxic Commando tears its way onto console and PC. 

While E3 2023 isn't going ahead this year, that hasn't slowed down the momentum of the summer games showcase. There's a lot to look forward to and we'll be bringing you all you need to see so you don't miss a thing. 

Aleksha McLoughlin

Aleksha McLoughlin is an experienced hardware writer. She was previously the Hardware Editor for TechRadar Gaming until September 2023. During this time, she looked after buying guides and wrote hardware reviews, news, and features. She has also contributed hardware content to the likes of PC Gamer, Trusted Reviews, Dexerto, Expert Reviews, and Android Central. When she isn't working, you'll often find her in mosh pits at metal gigs and festivals or listening to whatever new black and death metal has debuted that week.