Teardown isn’t your typical heist game. For starters, it’s very loud. You don’t sneak around or smooth-talk your way into a restricted area. No, you set a truck on fire and drive it into a house.

Watch more well-planned destruction in Teardown’s Gamescom 2020 gameplay trailer. It’s really something else.

Teardown is destructible sandbox, where you need to collect your targets and leave before security arrives. You can try doing it the old-fashioned way, by going up stairs and opening doors, or you can shape the environment to create a fastest path possible.

Once you pick up your first target, an alarm will sound off, and you’ll have a short time to collect all the rest and escape before security arrives.

You can use anything you come across to help you plan, and create, the perfect route. Collapse balconies to turn them into ramps, blow holes in ceilings for a quick way up, and arrange wooden beams as bridges for useful shortcuts. Be as efficient, and as destructive, as you like.


You’ll be able to start pulling off heists later this year when Teardown enters Steam Early Access. The Early Access version will launch with the first of three campaign chapters for a total of five environments and 20 missions.

“With your company pressured by increasing debt, you start accepting work from some more or less shady individuals,” reads the game’s Steam page. “Soon you are knee-deep in a murky soup of revenge, betrayal, and insurance fraud.

“Beginning with some more or less legitimate assignments, you soon find yourself stealing cars, demolishing buildings, blowing up safes, and more.”


In addition to the single-player campaign, you’ll complete challenges missions with various objectives, and play around in Sandbox mode to hon your destructive skills.

Developer Tuxedo Lands plans on keeping Teardown in Early Access for about a year, and add more chapters and missions are development progresses. We still don’t know when the full game is coming out, but when it does, Teardown will be available on PC only.

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