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"Zeno Clash sticks with you long after you play it, and that's a compliment many games aspire to have associated with them." - IGN.com
"most battles give you a bit of a rush and are enjoyable to play, particularly the unique boss battles" - Destructoid.com
Zeno Clash is an action/fighting game set in a punk fantasy world. The game is played from a first person perspective and the combat is generally up close and brutal.
Experience a deep storyline set in a fantastic world. Play the role of Ghat, a man banished by his own brothers and forced to begin a desperate journey past the forbidden desert and to the end of the world.
Nominated in 'Excellence in Visual Art' at the Independent Games Festival, the original visuals, which make full use of the Source engine features, breathe new air in the fantasy game genre. The new close combat mechanics are also a deviation from traditional action in the first-person genre that will feel fresh for new and veteran players.
Engaging melee combat in first person
The new melee combat system allows players to perform a variety of movements like deflect & elude combos, knockback finisher punches and punishing grab attacks. Learn new attacks as the game progresses and confronts you with more formidable foes.
Fantastic visuals powered by the Source engine
Players will be immersed in a fantastic world, beautiful and disturbing at the same time. The unprecedented art style brings a fresh new approach to the first person genre. The surreal environments and characters will keep players wanting to discover more.
Survival mode challenges
Jump right into the action in engaging unlockable "tower challenges". The player must overcome enemy waves to progress through the tower levels. The game will rate the player in different categories like speed and performance. A leaderboards system will rank you against your friends, so the challenge never ends.
Players will play the role of Ghat; the son of a impressive hermaphrodite creature called Father-Mother, whose children form the most powerful clan in the city of Halstedom. Ghat must escape from his family and start an incredible journey with his female companion Deadra, who will aid him in the dangerous lands of Zenozoik.
The game features an unusual arsenal of eccentric weapons that are built from scraps and junk. Hammers and clubs will be the most effective when fighting heavy characters that can only be brought down with extreme force.
The Zeno Clash Model Pack for Garry's Mod
The pack includes 70 models with the characters and creatures to be used with the popular Source engine mod Garry's Mod. "This is a great addition to the existing library of assets and we really hope the fans will enjoy the content and start developing their own Zeno Clash inspired videos, screens or machinima." says Andres Bordeu from ACE Team. Zeno Clash owners can download the free DLC from the Tools tab in their Steam client.
The play to take yourcristiano171 | Aug. 22, 2014 | See all cristiano171's reviews »
Gameplay and combat
The gameplay in Zeno Clash is somewhat complex. Learn all the controls of the game takes some time. But after dominating them, pleasure becomes elusive. The game is a mixture of action, adventure, and fight in first person. The player can perform different moves and combinations of different attacks, and can execute combos that literally burst with enemies. You also have bombs, which can be thrown at enemies and cause havoc. However, the artificial intelligence of the enemies is very well developed, and it is very difficult to catch them off guard. They run the pumps very often, when you spear. These pumps, it is worth mentioning, are shaped like skulls: well according to the ambiance of the game. Other game modes
The title of Ace Team has some additional game modes besides the campaign mode (Main Adventure). In Zeno Rush, you can play the levels that already released, racing against the clock. Finalize them as soon as possible. In the Challenge Tower, you enter a kind of arena and fight against hordes of various Corwids: very good to train your skills. And there is also the online cooperative mode, which is also very interesting and entertaining.
There is also, within the "Extras" option, the item "Character Gallery", through which you can check out and get more information about all the characters that have come across in the game, including própro Ghat and the Father-Mother.
Zeno Clash: It's a very fun and cute title. Despite the campaign mode is short, the additional game modes and the beauty and fun afforded by own way "Main Adventure" can quietly make you play the game the Ace has a second and / or third time, for example (or more ).
This is an XBLA that, in my opinion, can provide great moments of pleasure to those who get carried away by the surreal world of Zenozoik and all its peculiarities. This is a game that I recommend to those who enjoy action, adventure, and fight in large doses. This game, in fact, some surprises, for whom the end.
FPS Brawler in a strange, enjoyable universeradenthefridge | March 25, 2014 | See all radenthefridge's reviews »
In this land of strange buildings, weird people, and anthropomorphic critters, your best solution is punches!
All joking aside, I had a ton of fun with this FPS brawler/shooter! The story is strange, unique, and it'll stick with you for years to come. The combat is fluid, and using weapons adds an interesting layer to combat. While the sequel was a bit of a letdown, I would say this game can stand on its own merits and deserves your attention, if only to play something quite-unlike anything else.
Punk fantasy? Punk fantasy!Neonberry | Dec. 20, 2013 | See all Neonberry's reviews »
To be honest I didn't know anything about the game but the setting of a "punk fantasy" world sounded intriguing so I picked it up. The game itself is a first person brawler and to be honest I am not really a first person kinda guy so I struggled a bit in the start and it was only the artwork of the game that kept me playing. About at the half of the game however, when I got used to the controls and gameplay the game turned from struggle into enjoyable fistfights in one of the most original worlds recently created. When you picture the punk world you shouldn't think of Blink 182 or Green Day but more like something that happens on the back alley at a GG Allin concert told you by Rudimentary Peni. The game IS twisted so if you are weirded out easily then you might want to skip this one - however in every other case I highly recommend it. The story itself is pretty good, for some reason it reminded me a little bit on House of the Dead: Overkill, though far less extreme. The only sad thing about it is that it is really short, but hey, as Blag Dahlia once said, it's better if a band rocks for 10 minutes than if it sucks for an hour.
FPS Beat'em'up done rightRaideoul | Nov. 14, 2013 | See all Raideoul's reviews »
Since FPS became popular, there has been a few attempts to use the 'first person' part on other genera. With woeful results almost ever. Zeno Clash presents a first person combat system solid and fun to play, something i never thought i should see. Oh, and a great story inspired by the early works of Alexandro Jodorowsky, and stunning visuals near in concept to some Silvio Cadelo works.
Game one of a kindRubin1993 | Nov. 3, 2013 | See all Rubin1993's reviews »
Zeno Clash is pretty good game. You play a role of Ghat and must defeat some of his family members. This game is very bizarre. None game have world like that. The combat is simple, but very well made. The game ends in about 3 hours (story) + you can beat challenge tower which should take about 1-2 hour(s). Overall this game is very decent and one of a kind. Unfortunely it's very short for a game and don't have multiplayer.