Metascore
40

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 19
  2. Negative: 14 out of 19
  1. Sep 3, 2013
    40
    It may only be $10, but considering the genre and the number of games that offer more or do better for that price, there isn't much of a reason to get your shooting fix from this title.
  2. Sep 1, 2013
    36
    Rough textures don't help. [Oct 2013, p.71]
  3. Aug 20, 2013
    30
    Only an incurable dependence on third-person shooter will push you to buy this title. Move over. Seriously, there's nothing here that can attract your interest.
  4. Aug 12, 2013
    49
    Scourge: Outbreak is a simple, by-the-books brown shooter with ideas taken from a few of its more superior brethren. It is light entertainment is brought down by poor controls and its unoriginality.
  5. Aug 5, 2013
    20
    There’s no good reason to play Scourge: Outbreak. It functions (sort of), I’ll give ‘em that. But realistically, and even at a cheaper asking price, why would anyone ever want to play this game? Even the most middling third-person shooter is more desirable, and thankfully the last eight years has got your back pretty well covered in that regard.
  6. Jul 30, 2013
    20
    Scourge: Outbreak is one of the poorest games of this generation.
  7. Jul 23, 2013
    70
    Scourge: Outbreak is a solid game, either single player or co-op. While it has some quirks (like starting me from the wrong checkpoint when I resumed a game), for the price it’s a solid and fairly lengthy experience. There’s nothing Earth shattering here, but for 800 points it’s a good option for players who enjoy the style.
  8. Jul 19, 2013
    33
    Scourge: Outbreak does so many things badly that it’s become impossible to excuse. It might even be the poster child for everything that’s wrong with the current shooter landscape. The low price softens the blow, but this can’t be the excuse to release a game where so much simply isn’t finished or doesn’t work.
  9. Jul 18, 2013
    30
    Scourge: Outbreak is simply awful. The game has no good elements to share with players. The AI is stupid, the gameplay is boring and the graphics are old and clumsy. Just ignore it and buy something else.
  10. Jul 18, 2013
    45
    A derivative and mediocre game with not a single fresh idea and just the budget pricing and a decent co-op mode to make it mildly interesting, if you're into that kind of multiplayer experience.
  11. Jul 15, 2013
    45
    Another "gears of war" shooter into the market with just too many problems to be worth your time and money.
  12. Jul 12, 2013
    30
    Scourge: Outbreak may seek to mimic the thrills and achievements of its blockbuster inspiration, but it serves merely to underline their superiority. Tragnarion has clearly put effort into polishing the game, but it’s fatally neglected to work on the underlying basics that were crooked three years ago.
  13. 40
    All that said, Scourge is cheap, and if you're looking for a no-frills co-op shooter to keep you and three friends mildly entertained, you could do worse.
  14. Jul 11, 2013
    50
    We know there's a lot of talent in this studio, but this time they offer a mediocre experience where, even though the main mechanic works, it's hard to highlight something.
  15. Jul 10, 2013
    66
    We've seen this type of third-person action game before, and done better at times. Scourge: Outbreak does bring the action it promises, but also brings some flaws with it that hurt that action. Still, it's tough to argue what you get with the price it's being sold for, which is at a very affordable 800 MSP. Give this one a shot, but don't expect perfection.
  16. 35
    Predictably, you’ll have a much better time blasting away in by-the-numbers deathmatch, team deathmatch, and capture-the-flag engagements — well, if you can find any other players in the ghost town that passes for Scourge’s multiplayer lobby. Given the game’s crippling problems, it’s hard to blame folks for staying away in droves.
  17. Jul 7, 2013
    60
    Had there been some polish in some of the controls, an added depth to the story mode and more matchmaking online, Scourge: Outbreak would have been one of the biggest downloadable surprises this year. Still, for around $10, it’s worth playing — especially with friends.
  18. Jul 5, 2013
    60
    It´s a decent effort to create a budget TPS, but its falls too short to the kings of the genre to save that gap with price alone. Best in co-op, especially local.
  19. Jul 2, 2013
    20
    It somehow even manages to make the Unreal engine look a pop-in-fest full of awful repetitive textures and jaggies worthy of the original PlayStation. There's no place in the world for a lemon of this magnitude.
User Score
6.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 52 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 3 out of 12
  1. Jul 4, 2013
    8
    After watching the videos, I thought "This is the kind of game I'll grab when it's about 8 bucks", so when the trial was out, it wasn't bad at all; and hey, it was already only 800MSP. I can't understand all the hate reviews, people seem to be stuck at thinking that everything that doesn't fit The Last of Us standards is a piece of garbage. This game is just coming a couple of years late, but apart of that, it's great value for the money. Full Review »
  2. Jul 4, 2013
    9
    Un TPS por 800MsP que no se juega con el maldito avatar de XBOX? SI GRACIAS! El genero Arcade de xbox necesita mas juegos como este! Ofrece campaña coop de 4 de mas de 6 horas y multiplayer de 8. Es un gran producto a un precio perfecto. Full Review »
  3. Jul 5, 2013
    10
    this game offer so much for such of little cost is just amazing I will recommend this game to any who likes co op or competitive pvp give this game a chance! is worth the price Full Review »