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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.
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.
Really good but really shortsheogorath98 | Oct. 10, 2013 | See all sheogorath98's reviews »
This game is bizarre. If you like stuff that doesn't make sense then this is the game for you. The controls are excellent and the action is amazing. The character design is great, but the voice acting and story come up short in my opinion. Great indie title and totally worth 10 bucks.
A classic all should owndeatonis | Sept. 26, 2013 | See all deatonis's reviews »
Some games honestly never get the due they're owed. Zeno clash is one such title. From the beginning to the very end I loved ever piece experience, every plot twist, every turn of the game.
Fps games that promote control of the character (such as games like mirrors edge) tend to be gems that do not disappoint and this title is no different. The controls feel fluid and if needed the title even supports a gamepad.
The game is a little wonky, with bizarre landscapes and totally stunning in concept areas. The graphical appeal for areas is there as well, not being the greatest especially since it is an older title but being crisp and colorful.
All in all if you're thinking about getting the game just go right ahead and purchase it. It is not a purchase you will regret, the world is fascinating, the controls work well, there is definitely challenge to the title and the story is otherworldly, a game of the ages.
Weird, yet fun while it lastsTwisted1410 | July 27, 2013 | See all Twisted1410's reviews »
First off, this game is flat out weird. Everything about it. The story,levels, weapon design and especially the enemy design. There are a number of totally bizarre looking creatures in this game and it might creep you out a little. Luckily, any feelings of uneasiness due to that is covered up by a pretty fun combat system. The game provides you with some varied combat manoeuvres to use against your opponents and stringing them together can be very satisfying. The enemies provide a pretty constant challenge too. The game never really feels too hard but it's definitely not easy. The level and mission design is also quite varied, so you won't get bored by the same things over and over again.
However the game does have a couple of flaws. The story for one makes little sense, however in a way it fits in with the world and not knowing what the hell is going on just feels right. I said the game doesn't get too hard but some battles can get pretty frustrating. There is also one pretty boring level where you ride in a boat shooting at the occasional enemy on the sides of the narrow river that just seems to drag on forever.
Regardless of that the game is pretty fun and is worth the few hours that you'll spend with it.