"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.
This game is the definition of harmless. It can run on an older machine, seems difficult, but actually not really, and all the enemies are lifeless robots, that can be slaughtered on mass without thinking about them for a second. The story is somewhat interesting, but nothing extra. If you like Sci-Fi, you know where this is going. The comic style cut scenes are a nice touch though. If you like shooting thing, than this really is your game! Anything that moves tries to kill you, but if you finished any FPS before, this shouldn't be a problem. The game is challenging, even frustratingly so at times, but usually you can accomplish any harder level on the second or third time. The game itself is kinda short, but doesn't really feel that way. For this price I'd say it's exactly the right length.
+sweet oldschool feeling +very fast gameplay +music is awesome +plenty of secrets (yay!) +platforming elements +free "Exile" DLC +interesting bossfights +cyber punk setting +requires some skill to play (real challenge) -enemies are reused and often spammed too much -there could be more weapons (upgrade system doesnt work that well) -story is meh (wait, ... who cares about story in this one?) -highest difficulty setting is sometimes unfair (checkpoint system is unforgiving and enemies are bulletsponges) You should definitely try it!
This game is one of those you can't skip. It has awesome gameplay, graphics, weapons and music. Interesting battles and monsters. Unstoppable action, and sometimes you'll have to find a secret, search for it while a hoard of robots run after you! Play this! 90/100
Pretty good FPS! Old-school in the sense of Painkiller and Serious Sam, rather than DOOM and DukeNukem. The level design isn't as interesting as the latter, but the game still has room for a few secrets for you to uncover. Each weapon is unique, with various uses, although the slow upgrade system doesn't encourage experimentation with the weapons (it's balanced for you to have 80-85% of the upgrades by the end of the game). Still, even though it may take a while, each weapon is pretty satisfying. Wave uponh wave of enemies. The big problem is how resilient they are to damage. Even a rocket launcher is rather inneffective... Then again, I played on Hard mode. It's... really hard. Sometimes frustrating, putting high damage enemies with you into very small spaces. But, despite that big flaw, the game is still a hell of a lot of fun! Visually, it's nothing short of impressive, with a huge, cyberpunk city. The lighting system is pretty good as well. Then, there's the physic's system. It's a big part of what makes this game awesome to play! Everything explodes and breaks apart, and you can basically shoot everything long after they're dead. It gets a bit too resource intensive, but it's worth it. The levels are a bit too long to my taste (usually 40minutes +), seeing how much you die. Checkpoints are really unforgiving as well, with the game lacking a "quicksave" feature. But hey, if you're looking for a game that is purely about the shooting, with little other distractions, definitely check this out!
Hard Reset manages to blur the line between old and new FPS games. Like new FPS games, Hard Reset has regenerating shields and you can only carry two weapons. However, you also have health that does not regenerate and your weapons have multiple modes that make them function as if you have far more than two weapons. And this idea works. The enemies you face in Hard Reset come in huge numbers, and there is little variation, but the different strategies needed to combat them will keep you on your toes. Additionally, despite having essentially more than two weapons, all the different modes of a single weapon shares the same ammo. This means that you can’t machine gun down large enemies from a distance and clear away hordes of smaller ones with a shotgun and expect to have plenty of ammo leftover to use your rocket launcher. You can however chain some weapons together, a feat that is easier when you gain alternative fire modes, to conserve ammunition. You also can use the environment to your advantage and attack consoles and cars to electrocute or blow up your enemies. Hard Reset takes aspects from both new and old FPS games and mixes them into something that is it’s own glorious beast.
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