Ion Fury Image
Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 29 Critic Reviews What's this?

User Score
6.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 281 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • 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: 23 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  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
    The pitch-perfect movement, the enemy variety, creative weaponry, and fantastic level design all add up to a superb shooter campaign. In a sea of retro shooters looking to channel the glory of the genre’s early days, Ion Fury emerges as the title that pushes those thrills into the present in an engaging way, deftly capturing their timelessness.
  3. Aug 14, 2019
    90
    Ion Fury may look like it plays it safe, but it delivers an exemplary first-person shooter that's better than many of the games that inspired it. Genre fans will be missing out if they choose to pass this one up.
  4. Aug 14, 2019
    80
    It's brutal, lightning-fast, and always putting fun before anything else.
  5. Aug 23, 2019
    80
    I went into Ion Fury not expecting much from it, but after finishing the game, I can easily say I bloody loved my time spent with Shelly. Voidpoint has managed to bring to life a retro shooter that takes a beloved style and rigorously craft something so spot-on, so perfectly 90s, but doing so without hampering the experience. The superb and frantic action, well-thought level design and brutal weaponry all play a part in coming together to offer a joyous single player campaign.
  6. Aug 23, 2019
    75
    Ion Fury is a faithful homage to the most popular arcade shooters presenting the same fun gunplay with some hidden secrets to discover.
  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.

See all 31 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 49 out of 100
  2. Negative: 39 out of 100
  1. Feb 5, 2020
    10
    I think its all that build engine can do! Great game like in 90s Shadow Warrior or Duke Nukem!
  2. Aug 16, 2019
    10
    All the low reviews are from casuals used to modern shooter hand-holding. Combat is frantic and punishes mistakes and the level design isAll the low reviews are from casuals used to modern shooter hand-holding. Combat is frantic and punishes mistakes and the level design is fantastic, creating an immersive environment and a good sense of progression. Only issues i had (finished on Ultra Viscera) were some funkiness from the AI (occasionally) and, while a small gripe, i wish there were more call out voice lines from the player character as the 7-10 of them can be a bit repetitive (but that could also be due to me marathoning it on UV). Overall I absolutely loved this game and Voidpoint/3D Realms have done a fantastic job with this throwback to the old school FPS. Expand
  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.
    Expand
  4. Aug 20, 2019
    7
    The game is good, plain and simple. Truly invokes the classics shooters of 90s while still feeling fresh.

    However, I feel truly bad for the
    The game is good, plain and simple. Truly invokes the classics shooters of 90s while still feeling fresh.

    However, I feel truly bad for the developers who put hours of blood sweat and tears into this title. The incompetent leadership managed to destroy any potential audience for the game do to their poor decisions.

    The context of the game as well as the comments of certain of members of staff was such that political sjws decided to crusade the game. At this point that audience is already lost because you're permanently painted an enemy regardless of amends.
    Unfortunately a poor decision to apologize to the bloodthirsty mob and try to force the employees to correct their wrong-think was made. On top of being a gross violation of your staffs freedom of choice I heartily recommend spending your money on a company not run by spineless cowards.
    Expand
  5. Aug 20, 2019
    4
    Just a cheap try from 3DR to return to 90s... when people where people where not afraid to voice their opinion... Yet they bow to an angryJust a cheap try from 3DR to return to 90s... when people where people where not afraid to voice their opinion... Yet they bow to an angry mob of sjw... On the game side, it's quite boring the same levels over and over, the same red soldiers and so on and on. Don't buy this game. 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 15, 2019
    0
    Have to be honest, Ion Fury is pretty lame. AI is weird and all over the place, weapons and enemies don't seem balanced, everything about itHave to be honest, Ion Fury is pretty lame. AI is weird and all over the place, weapons and enemies don't seem balanced, everything about it is very generic too. 3D Realms has great PR, no question about that. Its just the game isn't that fun. Its nowhere near Duke 3D or Blood. I don't understand what everyone is raving about, especially the "professional" critics. Had this come out in the 90's, I'm pretty sure it would have been lost in the shuffle. You are better off buying one of the classics for $5-$10, than spending $25 on this. Just my two cents. Expand

See all 100 User Reviews