Contra 2028 is a free Unreal Engine 4 third-person shooter that mixes together Contra and Vanquish

Now here is something really interesting. A team of students has created a new shooter in Unreal Engine 4 that blends together Contra and Vanquish. This team of 8 students was given 8 weeks in order to design and produce a reboot from a NES game, and Contra 2028 is the result of their work.

Contra 2028 features Hyper-jump mechanics, the ability to slow time while mid-air and the ability to slide across the hangar floor (similar to Vanquish).

This student project is powered by Unreal Engine 4 and is available for download right now. It also comes with leaderboard to show off your skills and supports both controllers and keyboard+mouse.

Since this is a student project, we strongly suggest tempering your enthusiasm. Contra 2028 only features one level in which you can use turrets and weapons in order to kill aliens.

Those interested can download this student project from its official website. Below you can also find its PC requirements, as well as its gameplay trailer!

Contra 2028 PC System Requirements: 

  • Windows 7 64bit and up
  • GTX Geforce 560/Radeon HD 6950 or better
  • 4+ GB RAM
  • Quad Core 3+ GHz Ghz
  • At least 5 GB of free space

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John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities.Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved - and still does - the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the "The Evolution of PC graphics cards." Contact: Email