Hard Reset

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Description

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

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


Update:

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

72

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.

100

Hard Gameplay

lajvjjajajaaaa | July 31, 2014 | See all lajvjjajajaaaa's reviews »

Hard Reset is first-person shooter game which take place dangerous lands beyond the last human city of Bezoar. The gameplay is kinda similar to Quake, it's kinda old school shooter. You are Major Fletcher army veteran and you're dragged into a conflict between the humanity greatest enemies. Also you're gonna meet new enemies and friends. The Hard Reset also includes the Exile which includes several new foes, bosses and maps. The graphics are enjoyable to the eyes, the sounds are quit good and the story too. The levels are with good design, there are good amount of secrets in all of them. The game have cool weapons but they're somehow disappointing.

100/100

100

Never Hard Reset this game please.

iMichaelCortez | July 26, 2014 | See all iMichaelCortez's reviews »

Many, many FPS games should be like this, still hard to believe this is an indie game, it's too well made, astonishing graphics,pretty straight forward controls as every FPS should be, incredibly good playability, beautiful physics and the list never ends. Recommended for FPS lovers, and Steam Punk lovers too, that marriage os Steam Punk and FPS feeds my gaming soul with joy. Buy this game, totally worth the price. No, this game is underpriced.

89

What many FPS games wished they were

AkiMatti | March 21, 2014 | See all AkiMatti's reviews »

Hard Reset is what hardcore fps games should be all about. Great graphics, works well on low specs, fast paced, top notch controls, weapons customization and as a bonus cyberpunk world!

For myself an added bonus is also that I don't have to fight people in this game so there is no blood. Shooting robots is kind of more innocent, I think, and harder to feel bad when you shoot them to junk.

The movement also reminds of Quake, which basically invented strafe-circling.

A great game, really. Oh, I almost forgot to mention how you can also use the environment to scorch your enemies! Blasts of electricity, fire etc. from different sources are available and can really change the outcome of the firefight.

Recommended.

80

Strafe key we miss you !

McHawk | Feb. 11, 2014 | See all McHawk's reviews »

Are you looking for old school fps? Do you miss your strafe key? Hard Reset is the answer! Flying Wild Hog did a great work wit this game, bringing us a funny shooter with a lot of enemies, explosions,and different weapons. To be honest ,we have only two guns, one firing rounds, the other working with plasma cells, but we can upgrade these two basic weapons, collecting nanocells and using them in upgrading stations found in many locations through all the stages. Our two guns can assume five different configurations, for a total of ten destruction tools, each one with two alternative fire modes: a lot of choices for our play style!

Graphics is very good,with good models and nice textures , but there are frame issues in some points of the game. Soundtrack does its work, without memorable tracks though.

Conclusion : buy this game, it is not innovative, but you will have a lot of fun playing it.