• Publisher: Aspyr
  • Release Date: May 18, 2009
Metascore
63

Mixed or average reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 19
  2. Negative: 3 out of 19
  1. 69
    If the story had been a lot more coherent and decided whether it wanted to be tongue-in-cheek or tragic, then it would be a bit easier for me to get on board and enjoy the ride. Even so, having made the commitment to play through the game, I found myself appreciating the abundance (sometimes overabundance) of combat features and the hundreds of enemies waiting around each corner.
  2. This moody alternate-history shooter can be a ton of fun--it just doesn't put its best foot forward.
  3. The last half of this game is far superior to the first.
  4. A satisfying shooter blood feast, if that’s what you’re looking for.
  5. Necrovision is overall a good game, with some fun moments and original features, something to praise nowadays... but it does not reach to be a great game. Thus, combining the little awareness of the game in comparison with the latest larger productions, will probably make Necrovision go mostly unnoticed.
  6. An insipid and trite game that struggles with plot, consistency and character, settling instead for a mindless headlong charge. [Mar 2009, p.118]
  7. The game delivers non-stop action from start to finish, constantly throws new enemies at you and gradually introduces new abilities. It won't be everyone's idea of a good time, but leave your brain on the installation screen and you're likely to have plenty of mindless fun.
  8. Budget price and no more. NecroVision fails.
  9. A game that can be fun, but overall not so good. Great visuals and an interesting combat system, with some good moments. But its story is not as good as it should be, gameplay is a bit harsh playing with keyboard, and it's so typical that it isn't a fun experience overall.
  10. Crazy as hell Necrovision brings a new perspective to the events of World War One. Strictly a linear action shooter excels with an unconventional set of weapons and frantic boss fights. Unfortunately, the graphics don't match the extreme HW requirements. [Feb 2009]
  11. World War One with zombies somehow ends up being no fun. [Apr 2009, p.81]
  12. Were NecroVision to turn up on Steam for less than a tenner, then it'd be worth considering. [Apr 2009, p.99]
  13. Thanks to the close combat parts, Necrovision feels a bit like Serious Sam for brawlers. But all in all there's not enough variety and most of the 15 hours of playing time are filled with battles against the same enemies again and again. It's still fun though.
  14. NecroVisioN is out-and-out old school corridor (or rather trench) blasting and is unrepentant about it. [Apr 2009, p.69]
  15. At first, NecroVisioN seems like a fun game. But when you realize that the 1237th encounter with monsters is the same as the 561st, and that melee is just a polygon mess, all the fun goes away.
  16. A weird mixture of WW1-shooter, zombies, demons and mechanical monsters. Though the bossfights are exciting, the leveldesign and the endless waves of dumb standard-enemies are boring. Graphics and sound are just average quality.
  17. The combat is in the game is extremely gratifying.
  18. NecroVisioN falls short of its own self-imposed mark, to rekindle the old-school shooter experience, but that was a particularly high bar to reach. So if you fancy a simple run-and-gun experience with a few twists, you’ll get your money’s worth.
  19. It's not a new Painkiller, but the constant carnage acts as a perfect stress reliever and it has a great variety of drastic antics, some of which, like the burning shovel-throwing kaiser zombies, make me all warm and fuzzy inside. The story is completely brain-dead, the hero's monologues worse than Vogon poetry, and the (painfully long) letters of the deceased soldiers that are read on the loading screens even worse, but these obstacles can be overcome if you are after pure, absurdly intensive action. [Mar 2009]
User Score
6.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 65 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 15
  2. Negative: 5 out of 15
  1. Sep 5, 2012
    10
    I guess if ZacharyB can score this game without playing it, I can too. I'm happy to see WW1 get some attention without worrying about how accurate a video game is. I really don't think anyone is going to become confused about whether or not World War 1 involved zombies. 10/10 to make up for the guy being an ass. Full Review »
  2. Jun 10, 2012
    2
    The fancy is okay, but the implementation is terrible. The graphics is too old, some sounds and musics is sucks. There are a lot of bugs. Bad story, monoton, boring. The AI is one of the worst in games history (maybe the Sniper: Ghost Warrior is the worst which i played). Full Review »
  3. richardm
    May 21, 2009
    3
    This game is very poor indeed the graphics are outdated.And the controls are very cumbersome witch makes it really hard to control player and weapons. Full Review »