Metascore
32

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 11 out of 11
  1. Feb 7, 2014
    47
    Multiplayer-only and mod-oriented, Rekoil offers visuals and online features which are too under-developed to be popular among the FPS fans. Not surprisingly, the servers are almost deserted already.
  2. Feb 10, 2014
    45
    The problems of Rekoil are many, starting with the unbalanced weapon system to the extremely annoying and frequent visual bugs. The respawn system has been miscalculated. Bad sound, animations and poor 3D models come together to provide a badly balanced game.
  3. Feb 14, 2014
    40
    Rough around the edges would be an understatement. Sadly, it's just hard to find a reason why you should play Rekoil, given the abundance of choices in its genre.
  4. Feb 10, 2014
    40
    There's actually no one online to play Rekoil, and that's because the game was broken at the time of its release. Many problems were solved, but the experience is still dull and uninspiring.
  5. Feb 4, 2014
    40
    Unfortunately, while its developer can roll out a patch to improve its performance, it can’t roll out a patch that will increase its player-count. With that being said it is impossible to recommend Rekoil, a game which is swiftly heading towards stagnation before it ever had a chance to prove itself.
  6. Feb 5, 2014
    35
    Rekoil is an uninspired first-person shooter that fails to deliver on any of its promise.
  7. Feb 12, 2014
    30
    Rekoil is a banal title with poorly implemented features, confusing UI and ugly aesthetics. I can appreciate what Plastic Piranha tried to do, but sadly they have failed to deliver on promises of balanced, competitive gameplay – and even on some of the basic core mechanics of a competent FPS.
  8. Feb 3, 2014
    30
    Rekoil suffers from game-breaking glitches that range from aggravating to completely bewildering.
  9. Feb 3, 2014
    30
    There was more to the classic shooters than speedy movement and accurate guns, which is just about all Rekoil has going for it. The rest is a mess of bugs and bad design choices.
  10. Jan 30, 2014
    30
    Unattractive, uninspiring, and unstable, Rekoil tries to be every other shooter out there, but one would have more fun with almost any other shooter out there.
  11. Feb 6, 2014
    20
    If you want a multiplayer-only shooter without spending $60, there are plenty of options for cheap (Gotham City Impostors) or completely free (Team Fortress 2). Normally, this is the part of the review where I’d reiterate that you should not play Rekoil under any circumstance, but from the abundance of deserted maps I saw, it seems that most gamers have already received that memo.
User Score
2.1

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 37 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 7 out of 14
  1. Feb 4, 2014
    1
    Why is this a thing? The mechanics are clunky, the game isn't optimized, the gameplay is lacking.... seriously, why does it even exist????????????????? Full Review »
  2. Feb 4, 2014
    0
    Despite the current five positive user reviews, I'd have to say watching the trailers for this game and live game play on youtube made my wallet recoil back into my pocket. This is a boring FPS. The market is so saturated with FPS, you'd have to really put a ton of work to even attempt at originality for this genre. This game might have done well back in 2000 as competition with Counter Strike, but does not stand a chance in today's market. Full Review »
  3. Feb 12, 2014
    0
    Probably one of the biggest let downs in a while. The vision for the game was great. It's a shame the execution was so poorly done. Sloppy, hastily thrown together game. If it were F2P it might be worth a a few minutes of play but as a paid title it just disappoints. there are only ever about 10-15 players online and spawning is almost always a guaranteed instant spawn death. Ridiculous. Full Review »