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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
It's 'Hard' so 'Reset' your difficulty please.cor_sleep | Nov. 13, 2013 | See all cor_sleep's reviews »
It's a decent FPS with a fair graphics. They say it's good old fashioned FPS or whatever.. It's really hard. I'm a Quaker myself but this game is still too hard even on the hard difficulty. Never stuck in any Doom or Quake series like this game. It seems like even a puzzle to me. Every stage I must pass through with bunch of hostile machines is a puzzle.
They hurt you so hard but your weapons are almost useless. You have to think twice to pass through. and There is no stealth feature neither. You got to use grades or rockets, or whatever with massive fire power which can hurt yourself too when you shoot the projectile too close from your position. and the weapons are with massive fire power only for yourself, not for enemies. means the combat will be hardcore tough. I can't even dare to try Insane difficulty.
I'm not trying to say this game is bad or numb. but you have to be ready for this kind of puzzled combat situations before you start the game. I think so at least. This game is too much challenging maybe you play as hard and then reset the difficulty immediately. Maybe this is what the title of the game Hard Reset really means.
Game is not bad. Story is interesting with fascinating comics style storyboard animations. graphics are fine, gaming interface is really simple. and there is a experience based upgrading rigs (weapons, detection devices or shield etc..) features too.
If it sounds cool this game is for you. Just try it out.
Best fps-game you never playedeL_Jay | Oct. 24, 2013 | See all eL_Jay's reviews »
This game is a hommage to oldskool shooters like Quake and Unreal.
It features fast paced skill-based fps gameplay in a very flashy modern skin. It looks fantastic, the action really splashes of the screen.
The gameplay is great and even tough it has a oldskool feel it provides some very great innovative features. Especially the weapon selection and upgrading is awesome: You have to weapons (Q an E button) the first is based on conventional ammo like bullets and rockets the other is based on energy. These 2 guns can be upgraded to provide different attributes in total there are 10 sorts of weapons from a shotgun to rocket launcher from a plasma gun to target seeking plasma bolts.
All in all it is the best single-player shooter i have played in years. Only downside is the lack of a multiplayer.
Damn GoodGuyver72 | Oct. 2, 2013 | See all Guyver72's reviews »
Hard Reset is a single player Cyberpunk FPS by Polish indie developer, Flying Wild Hog. As most of my online friends may know, I buy a lot of cheap Steam games... and admittedly I bought this game during the Christmas 2011 sale for five dollars. Needless to say, I was pleasantly surprised. This is one polished FPS.
Gameplay: This is pretty standard ol' skool FPS fare. One thing that did stand out which I felt was odd at first, is that there is no duck function. Being a Counter-Strike and Day of Defeat player, I often found myself trying to duck to get to certain areas, as well trying to avoid getting hit by enemies. There is a sprint function, which allows you to get away from enemies and to get to areas quickly.
You play as Maj. James Fletcher, a boozy, down-on-his-luck employee of The Corporation. You have two weapons, a rifle and a plasma gun, both of which can be upgraded to allow alternate firing modes and functions via the game's money system, called N.A.N.O. bars. Your weapons, and other things, are upgraded at "terminals", also located in various areas. You can also find heath and ammo lying around... like I said, pretty standard.
There is no quick-save feature, saving is done automatically at various points within a level and at the end of a level. Human interaction is very minimal, the city has been mostly overrun by the machines. The game does have environmental damage, and I must admit, blowing !@#%$ up puts a smirk on my face. You can also use this to your advantage, as enemies will be damaged by whatever bedlam you choose to unleash. This will come in very handy throughout the levels. I will say that this game is NOT easy... even on normal. There are some very frustrating areas, however this didn't seem to turn me away from the game. I often found myself thinking, "Hmmm... well what if I try it this way next time?"
Sound: Most of the sound in Hard Rest consists of your basic city/urban elements, from the bleeps and blurps of neo-vending machines, to blaring police sirens, to ominous public service announcements providing advice for your "safety" and "well-being". The sounds of enemies adds a bit of survival horror to the game (at least in my opinion). The screeching, squeaking, and growling just lets you know that, "Awww @#@!!%#.... something is coming and it's going to try to kill me."
Graphics: This is a DirectX 9 game, that being said... it looks amazing. From the huge spaceships hovering above, to the behemoth machines, it all looks really good. As with most newer games, there is a blood overlay on the screen when you take a hit... as well as a blur effect when you sprint. However, if either of these features annoy you, they can be disabled in the game's options.
Conclusion: As any gamer worth his salt knows, the FPS genre is highly saturated. However, Hard Reset is definitely a gem, among many lumps of coal. You'd be hard pressed to find another game that looks this good and is this enjoyable, from start to finish. Kudos to Flying Wild Hog for creating a great game.
Oldschool FPS in era of MMSspectatorx | Aug. 16, 2013 | See all spectatorx's reviews »
Secrets, variety of enemies, futuristic and mindblowing locations, unique weapons... that's why i love FPS genre. Since the youngest years of my life i was playing games like quake, unreal tournament and these are games to which i always compare fps, i'm looking for their successors. Console gaming, MMS games broke my favorite genre of games but here it is, polish studio: Flying Wild Hog appeared from nowhere, without big commercial campaign they released their first game: Hard Reset and i have to tell about this only one thing: I LOVE IT!!!
Game is difficult, enemies are rushing onto you in hordes, you have to use your weapons to fight them all, exploit weaknesses and pros of weapons and locations to beat all these crazy enemies in front, behind, over and under you.
I love the support which flying wild hog gave to this game. They released few DLCs for this game and all of them were free, like things used to be in old good times. Also they were releasing a lot of updates for pretty long time and updates improved the game even more than it was on launch.
In short: Hard Reset is decent FPS in times of indecent "fps games". You have to buy it.
A solid shooter with a retro cyberpunk feeldarkyhbk | July 6, 2013 | See all darkyhbk's reviews »
Hard Reset is a very simple first person shooter in itself, but can be loads of fun if you're in the mood for shooting robots to pieces. A lot of robots. First of all, it has a not very unique, but still well designed dark cyberpunk world. The color palette is remarkably well chosen, and the delicious special effects really add to the game's immersion. The music is pretty well chosen, and while it certainly does not stand out, it blends well with the rest of the game's elements. The shooting part is solid, and very atmospheric. Maybe not so much as Painkiller, but still, it's unbelievably satisfying to shoot robots to bits. The weapons are good fun, even though there are not many to choose from, but the upgrade system adds further diversification. Enemies come in waves and waves, and the few different models would start to bore you if the game wasn't pretty short. Thankfully, a boss fight comes in when you're starting to get tired of the endless waves of the same robots, and they're pretty memorable as well. In a nutshell, Hard Reset is an entertaining , classic style FPS with great visuals for an indie game, and is perfect for a rainy weekend.