Hard Reset

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"a fun marriage of gaming tropes from different generations." - The Telegraph

"if you loved classic FPS games, you'll enjoy Hard Reset." - WorthPlaying.com


Hard Reset: Exile continues the original story.

Follow Major Fletcher into the Barrens - dangerous lands beyond the last human city of Bezoar, where our hero will meet new foes and make new friends. Get ready for more machine madness!

Hard Reset: Exile features:

Five new levels outside Bezoar Four new enemy types New boss fight Two new survival maps Additional achievements

Hard Reset: Exile is Free to owners of Hard Reset.

In the only remaining human city of Bezoar, Major Fletcher, an Army Combat Veteran and soldier of the CLN, is dragged into a conflict between two of mankind's greatest enemies. He is to discover that nothing is what it seems to be.

Hard Reset is an action-packed, single-player shooter for the PC. With over-the-top destruction, loads of enemies, great weapon variety and a beautifully realized cyberpunk setting, Hard Reset is sure to shake up the shooter scene.

  • A haunting cyberpunk / dark sci-fi setting
  • Fast-paced, old-school shooter gameplay
  • Hordes of enemies to destroy
  • Epic boss fights
  • A deep, experience-based weapon upgrade system
  • High-fidelity graphics with full dynamic lighting
  • Extensive use of physics and dynamic environments

Customer reviews


The good old days

Brownninja97 | May 4, 2015 | See all Brownninja97's reviews »

This is an interesting game, it provides a nice insight on what games used to be like, what people used to enjoy in the fps scene. Its not easy ill tell you that and and you likely die a lot so you might not like that and the enemies while different can be a pain in the backside. As for weapons you have two types which then branch off into different types. Its nice in theory but in practice its a pain to deal with the controls especially when you need to be able to change weapons on the fly but you forget which number leads to what and as the configurations look similar it can get confusing. graphics are an odd topic, there are parts where it looks stunning and others where its not so much but the odd things is that you dont really care about that, there are parts such as the options where they went overboard with the effects but honestly how can i really complain about that, its a lot of effort so they deserve recognition right. Storyline is also like the older fps's, rubbish and linear filled with silly one liners and you have a silent protagonist. The cutscenes are a nice comic like effect which is awesome. Overall its a nice game but i want more, im not sure what it is but this feels like its a nice allrounder but its not a stunner so there wasnt much to motivate me to play the game.


On of the best singleplayer FPS games

dadnaya | April 25, 2015 | See all dadnaya's reviews »

This review is my review from steam. Overview: Hard reset is a game that happends in the future. It has many options and you don't just go and kill the enemies like most of the FPS games, you need to find secrets and destroy things like explosives or digital machines to open new areas. I enjoyed this game very much, it was very interesting, the maps were good, the story was awesome. Weapons here are nice because you can choose (plasma or rifle) your weapon path (you eventually get all of them). The enemies weren't to strong, but when they needed to be a bit hard, it was there. Many kinds of enemies, flying, running, giant, shooters, melee and more and more. Explosives - my best friend, may be yours as well! This game is replayable - you can just play it over and over in other difficulties without getting bored. Pros and cons: Pros: +Pretty long +Has good graphics +Has a good storyline +Voice acted +Has 'secrets' +Has achievements +Has many kinds of weapons +Has many upgrades of weapons +Has a free DLC +Has awesome boss fights +Challenging puzzles while fighting enemies +Has more than one difficulty Cons: -No cards -Storyline is hard to understand -Has 'detectors' of various things (enemies, N.A.N.O, etc.) In summary: even though it's length wasn't satisfying, it still is recommended to play!


A solid FPS

IPaidForWinrar | Oct. 25, 2014 | See all IPaidForWinrar's reviews »

I honestly really like this game, and I got it for a really low price so that's always a plus. If you are a fan of games like Unreal Tournament and old FPS games, you should give this a try.


A great mix of old and new FPS stylings

Lorddyran | Oct. 23, 2014 | See all Lorddyran's reviews »

If you grew up in the days of Duke Nukem 3D and Deus Ex, this game will fill a nostalgic little hole in your heart that you might not have even known was there. It's a pretty, tight FPS with old-school shooting action. Light on story, heavy on explosions - it's an '80s sci-fi movie brought to life. Watch Johnny Mnemonic and then play this game and you'll find yourself feeling an odd sense of deja vu. Basically, if you understood any of what I'm saying, you owe it to yourself to give this game a try.


A Little Bit of Retro

bwrussell | Sept. 15, 2014 | See all bwrussell's reviews »

Hard Reset is an FPS in the vein of the genesis of FPS. Combat is quick and based around movement and lots of guns rather than cover and patience. Unfortunately it feels a bit clunky, you have a jump but it's basically useless and there is no crouch. Sprinting is fairly limited and the screen distorts so much you can't really see anything, leading you to often rush headlong into enemies. As expected you can unlock a plethora of weapons to help you along the way. There are 10 guns in total, each with an alternate fire. The weapons are split into two classes, one firing physical ammo the other firing energy. While I didn't use a number of the weapons or firing modes it was enjoyable to work out the best gun/mode combos for each enemy type. The weapons feel decent and some are pretty fun to use, but the swap time is agonizingly slow. The level design is that of a corridor shooter but the fact that it is essentially linear is a bit of departure from the days of yore. There are plenty of secrets tucked into corners or behind destructible walls but it's not like you'll be exploring vast open levels to find them. The world is heavily cyberpunk and takes place almost entirely at night in the rain. It looks pretty good for what I suspect is a pretty minimal budget. It's an interesting world that is severely undersold by the story. Mostly told between levels by clunky animated, poorly voice acted "cut scenes" done in a graphic novel style, the story is underdeveloped and poorly explained. I wanted to to care about the story and the world but I just couldn't get drawn in. It just feels like there was supposed to be so much more. The included DLC, Exile (previously Path to Exile or Extended Edition) is essentially more if the same. There are a couple new enemy types but one of the guns completely removes them as a threat. Partly through Exile I realized I was just grinding and going through the paces. In the end Hard Reset is just a bit shallow. The potential is there for a much more engaging experience but it just doesn't deliver. If you're a fan of circle strafing this is probably a must have but for generalists or people looking for a deeper cyberpunk world this is a bargain bin/bundle pick up.