Agents of Mayhem is a game that sits in one of the weirdest spaces in the gaming spectrum. It’s part of a beloved franchise and uses many aspects of the original stories and characters that we’ve come to know and love but delivers it in such a unique package that it feels like its own game entirely separate from the rest.
Instead of a group of wannabe thugs trying to take over the streets of Stilwater, you now play as a group of secret agents fighting to stop the evil villain and his forces from taking over Seoul in South Korea. It’s a massive jump, to say the least, but I enjoyed my time with the game despite its overly repetitive nature.
Especially since the difficulty scales as you upgrade your agents and it provides a satisfying challenge for those that want to play through until the end. It’s one of the many reasons I kept coming back until I finally took down Legion and got to explore this well-crafted city at my will.
But which Agents should you pick and which squad isn’t going to work best for you? With an incredible roster of characters an abundance of moves to get acquainted with, it can seem like a daunting task trying to figure that all out. So, without further ado, here’s how to beat Agents of Mayhem.
HOW TO BEAT
AGENTS OF MAYHEM
I’m a sucker for games with great movement mechanics, which is why gravitate towards games like Titanfall 2, and it’s why I was absolutely addicted to Agents of Mayhem. You could perform a triple jump that carries you across the map while simultaneously dashing mid-air to avoid an incoming attack, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
Sitting still in one spot and simply shooting your weapon (or swinging your sword) is the quickest way to get your health down to zero and will only leave you frustrated and defeated. This game is all about staying on your toes and using all those great movement mechanics to your advantage.
So, if you can keep jumping, sprinting, and climbing your way around the arena, you’ll have no trouble taking down every enemy you encounter while successfully dodging everything they have to throw at you. It helps to also keep an agile character in your squad for those tenser moments.
Find Your PlayStyle
With such a diverse cast of characters at your disposal, it can be tough trying to decide which of the dozen Agents you’ll be keeping in your main squad and you’re going to want to do that as early as possible. The faster you know who your favorite 3 are, the sooner you can get them maxed out to level 20.
The easiest way to do this is to simply find which are the 3 characters that best fit your playstyle. Experimentation is the name of the game, so use each Agent’s introductory mission to your advantage and see what they can do firsthand, paying close attention to the ones that you’re the most comfortable playing.
Once you have a better understanding of how you want to play the game, you’ll have an easier time adapting to whatever situation comes your way. Later levels and higher difficulties will be a breeze and you’ll never be outmatched or outgunned no matter what the Legion may throw at you.
Keep The Skills Diverse Too
Each Agent on the roster has two Specializations, one unlocked at Level 1 and another unlocked at Level 10, and each makes them more suited for certain situations and enemies than other Agents. There are six unique Specializations and finding a good balance for your squad can make or break the full strength of your squad and increase your effectiveness.
The 6 Specializations are:
- World Savior
- Master Programmer
So beyond just picking the main characters that you vibe with or those that suit your playstyle, try to make sure you’ve got a decent mix of specializations in your squad. You don’t want to end up with a full team of Sheildbusters that can barely do any damage when one Skinpiercer would have easily gotten the job done.
You don’t even need to memorize which specializations work best with the enemies or situations you’ll encounter. As long as you’ve got the right member on your squad, they’ll let you know that they’re better suited and you should swap to them at the earliest possible convenience. So diverse specialization is key.
Use Your Imagination
With all the skills and abilities at your disposal, it’s easy to get a lot of variety out of the gameplay in Agents of Mayhem. You can attack up close or from a distance, you could even take things slow or unleash hyperactive hell on your enemies but, at the end of the day, it’s all up to you and your imagination.
I got a lot of fun out of experimentation and trying out different strategies even when I was using my regular squad that I had grown extremely familiar with. I felt like I could tackle any situation in any number of ways, especially since swapping between Agents can be done in a split second during a firefight or even mid-air during a jump.
There is an abundance of tools at your disposal and each can be used in a dozen different ways, so make sure that you keep trying new things and see just how far down the iceberg can go. It’s games like this that keep me thinking outside the box that also keeps me coming back for more.
Agents of Mayhem is the kind of game that might seem shallow at first but has a lot going on below the surface when it comes to engaging combat. While the level design may leave a lot to be desired, there’s something here for everybody and it won’t take long for you to find the Agent that’s right for you.
Have you played Agents of Mayhem? What are some tips and tricks that you’ve learned along the way? Let me know in the comments section below.