Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 29 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. Aug 25, 2019
    70
    Ion Fury is like receiving another chapter of Doom or Duke Nukem 3D, with all of the limitations that brings with it. Ion Fury doesn't revolutionize the genre, nor is it attempting to, as the game accomplishes what it set out to be - a new title that uses an old fashioned style that might not be to everyone's tastes, but is still a lot of fun to play.
  2. Aug 14, 2019
    70
    For better and worse, a near perfect replication of mid-90s first person shooters, that makes you wistful for the old days… and secretly glad things have moved on in the meantime.
  3. Aug 14, 2019
    70
    Ion Fury is the ultimate retro first-person shooter that feels authentic because of its use of the ancient game engine Build. While it comes with certain limitations, it feel modern enough to be both playable and enjoyable by a 2019 audience. No story, no cutscenes – just shoot whatever moves and find hidden levers and keycards. Love it or hate it, Ion Fury brings back a certain 90s nostalgia reminiscent of Duke Nukem 3D.
  4. Aug 19, 2019
    62
    It does not want to be a modern shooter, of course, but a little more depth would not have hurt.
  5. Aug 14, 2019
    60
    Ion Fury is flawed, but there’s plenty of gruesome fun to be had here, more so if you’ve got fond memories of 90s shooters. If Voidpoint/3D Realms can tighten up the game for an expansion pack or a sequel, I’d definitely be up for more Bombshell. Just don’t expect this outing to blow you away all the time.
  6. 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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  1. Aug 14, 2019
    A thrillingly authentic take on the first-person shooter's 90s heyday, delivered with nerdish enthusiasm. [Eurogamer Recommended]
  2. It’s a game where old-school decisions too often trump good ones. A blast from a past I never lived through, where puerile humour and “area complete” screens tease you about not being a “real player”. Ion’s tongue might be in its cheek, but I’ve got little interest in what it’s saying.
User Score
6.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 284 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 98 out of 284
  1. 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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  2. Aug 19, 2019
    0
    Censorship is immoral. **** this game, **** 3D Realms. Refunded, and not looking back.
  3. Aug 20, 2019
    0
    Game looked cool but you go and bend the knee to resetera and now going to patch out jokes, you deserve to fail and i hope you do.