The perfect retro game, especially for Czech players who’ll instantly recognize many environments and even enemies. The gameplay is fun and, together with an original art style, will surely delight all of you who periodically return to classic 90s shooters.
Inspired heavily by Chasm: The Rift, and throw in some You Are Empty with it. Then you pretty much have HROT. A fantastic retro shooter that delivers on all it promised to set out to do, and a commendable effort for a one-man team.
Divertido y terrorífico. Repleto de referencias a otros shooters de su género -sin la cita obvia a lo Project Warlock-. Hrot es un paseo por la historia de los boomer shooters hasta los simuladores inmersivos que sin renegar de su pasado, sabe mirar para adelante ofreciendo mucho contenido y rejugabilidad que espero, cree una comunidad de mods a la altura de quake o doom
HROT is another name to add to the ever-growing list of great boomer shooters, one that boasts some solid gameplay mechanics, a rich and satisfying level design, and a peculiar atmosphere that brings players in an alternative version of 1980s Czechoslovakia that is both fascinating and fully able to stand out from the usual locations that we see in these kind of games. Sure, the game can be a bit "janky" sometimes, but its heart is in the right place, and overall, it's a well-made and thoroughly fun experience that most FPS lovers are bound to enjoy.
HROT is a prime example of old-school gaming at its finest. It distinguishes itself by not merely emulating the likes of Quake, Duke Nukem, and other iconic titles, but by forging its own path. The game skillfully incorporates elements of socialist hyperbole, seamlessly blending it with its dynamic action-packed gameplay that is sure to captivate you. While there may be a few minor imperfections, HROT is an absolute must-play for enthusiasts of the boomer shooter genre.
Hrot draws from Quake, Duke and Blood but does it half-heartedly and due
to the setting resembles the forgotten You Are Empty more than the
aforementioned classics. It holds its own in terms of level design, but
you can feel it was developed by just one person.
In a way, it's fitting that HROT should repeat the mistakes of the games that inspired it, frontloading all the best bits into that first episode inherited from the shareware model, then following it up with level packs that have sparks of brilliance but lack the same coherence. I have zero regrets about playing it, those brown and twisty murder dungeons speak directly to my blackened husk of a soul. But this is a treat baked specifically for shooter enthusiasts, and probably not where you should start your adventure into an imagined FPS past.
Hrot is absolutely oozing with eerie atmosphere and somber liminality. Combine that with the tight gameplay of a modern "quake era" FPS, and you are left with a remarkably unique shooter that simply must be experienced by fans of the genre!
Fun gameplay, beautifully depressing locations, unique enemies. This game turned out to be awesome even though it's pretty short and gets repetitive after a while. And my first playthrough was on lowest difficulty as this isn't exactly an easy game. Anyway, I can recommend this to anybody who loves fast action and retro graphics.
SummaryHROT is a single-player retro FPS set in a small socialist country neighboring Soviet Union (Czechoslovakia) after an unspecified disaster in 1986. Those times were dark and terrifying and so is the game.