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  • Summary: 3D Realms, creators of Duke Nukem 3D, Prey, and Max Payne, are excited to team up with Voidpoint to bring back the legendary Build Engine, famously known for classic first-person shooters like Duke Nukem 3D, Shadow Warrior, and Blood.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. Aug 14, 2019
    95
    Ion Fury made me feel like a kid again and it's not just nostalgia that makes the game great. The is classic run and gun FPS action at it's purest and despite running on 20 year old tech, it's still a hell of a lot of fun and is one of my favorite games of 2019 so far.
  2. Aug 14, 2019
    90
    Even among its retro FPS peers, 3D Realms has put out a best-in-class experience that rivals anything released this year. The fact that such a game can come after the character’s inauspicious debut in Bombshell makes it all the more miraculous.
  3. Aug 25, 2019
    88
    Ion Fury is one of the best fps old style of this generation, a perfect choice for the old gamers.
  4. Aug 16, 2019
    80
    There are not a lot of flaws in Ion Fury, but it is hard to not compare the game to its Build Engine predecessors. The game definitely succeeds in carrying the torch from the Duke series, and little details like ultrawide monitor support and a jazzy soundtrack will go a long way to winning players over.
  5. Aug 14, 2019
    77
    Even alongside other recent, excellent retro FPSes, Ion Fury reminds us of how much this period of PC gaming has to offer. It's surely the best thing that's ever happened in the Build Engine, and although limitations of enemy and weapon design reveal themselves over time, the swift movement and sleek maps make Ion Fury a worthy indulgence in the past.
  6. Aug 14, 2019
    75
    Ion Fury knows what it wants to be: A satisfying romp through the past, emboldened by the future and metal to the max.
  7. Aug 14, 2019
    60
    The issue is that it is trying to nail something that started to feel stale almost 20 years ago when a little game called Half-Life came out and changed everything.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 90
  2. Negative: 39 out of 90
  1. Aug 25, 2019
    10
    Best 3D shooter of 2019! Plz support this project, or we will play only at garbage pay 2 win or game-services.
  2. Aug 17, 2019
    10
    It doesn't reinvent the wheel but it never intends to. It delivers a very solid 90's FPS experience with an ambition that is clearly massiveIt doesn't reinvent the wheel but it never intends to. It delivers a very solid 90's FPS experience with an ambition that is clearly massive in the developers! Given what the aim of this game is, I think it delivers a perfect experience. Many comparisons are being made to other Build Engine games but just because they share an engine doesn't mean they need to be exactly the same either.
    -Sidenote
    A small group of users are misusing the site and giving the game 0's due to drawing conclusions and comparisons where there are none. This site is for reviewing products, not people. With the same logic these people use, they should stop banking, using tap water, electricity, the internet... Because I assure you, all of these exist due in part to people with much more "old fashioned" values.
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  3. Aug 26, 2019
    10
    A duke nukem wannabe... that bends the knee.
    Buy it today and lose all content the next day.
    Edit: The game is not getting censored
    A duke nukem wannabe... that bends the knee.
    Buy it today and lose all content the next day.

    Edit: The game is not getting censored anymore, but people are most likely still going to remember the « betrayal » to some extent. The company needs to take this as a lesson and move forward. Nobody knows how they'll censor their future games after this, but this game is worth buying and playing if you like old school FPS.
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  4. Aug 27, 2019
    7
    Brought back some nice memories. C'mon guys the site is supposed to help other people to make a meaningful decision whether to buy this gameBrought back some nice memories. C'mon guys the site is supposed to help other people to make a meaningful decision whether to buy this game or not. All these 0s are completely ridiculous as well as all the 10s. Grow up. It's a decent game with some very good moments, it's not perfect but it's not garbage as well. Expand
  5. Aug 16, 2019
    1
    This game is so bad with that weird AI and game is so generic. I don't know what happened to the 3D Realms we know. I don't know how peopleThis game is so bad with that weird AI and game is so generic. I don't know what happened to the 3D Realms we know. I don't know how people are giving positive reviews on this lol. Expand
  6. Nov 11, 2019
    0
    omg i finaly know how to pass some levels i dont know. Fireboy and Watergirl game on hudgames so interesting
  7. Aug 20, 2019
    0
    Really wanted to love this game, but knowing that much of the game's charm will be lost due to an upcoming patch has soured me on it. WhyReally wanted to love this game, but knowing that much of the game's charm will be lost due to an upcoming patch has soured me on it. Why can't devs just release a game with character and an identity of its own without caving to SJW's with too much time on their hands? Pathetic and really disappointing. Expand

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