Generally favorable reviews- based on 20 Ratings
User score distribution:
Positive: 12 out of 20
Mixed: 4 out of 20
Negative: 4 out of 20
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Oct 31, 2022It's a surprisingly good game.
- Many secrets.
- Upgrade weapons.
- Map design is very nice and neat.
- Game design.
- Story and notes.
- Sometimes the colors look dull.
Oct 15, 2022Amazing game, divided in chapters, right now you got chapter 1 which is about 4hrs, but the content here is incredible, the game is told from the perspective of multiple protagonists, the one that you play as, which is a survivor of the cult, simply trying to find your way out from where you are, and also the one from a detective, you can find his notes around that tell you his entire actAmazing game, divided in chapters, right now you got chapter 1 which is about 4hrs, but the content here is incredible, the game is told from the perspective of multiple protagonists, the one that you play as, which is a survivor of the cult, simply trying to find your way out from where you are, and also the one from a detective, you can find his notes around that tell you his entire act as a private investigator, and then an undercover detective, you also get some notes about the cult itself and some other survivors, there are some cutscenes but the main way the story is presented is through notes, is incredibly well written and paced though.
The gameplay is fantastic as well, the music kicks in just in the right encounters and everything from the enemy variety to the weapon feedback is simply pristine, the headshots in this game destroy your enemies heads, and the shotgun just melts the freaking enemies apart.
The game also has a number of distinctive and different weapons and items you can pickup within the enviroment and use against your enemies such as explosive barrels, lanterns, chairs, etc.
All of this adds variety to the combat and it makes the game's first person shooting feel great, you're also incentivized to get secrets because of the weapon parts you can get which then you can trade for upgrades, is fantastic, the upgrades are quite significant, ranging from damage upgrades to even an alternate firing modes, one gives the regular pistol a burst fire mode for example, effectively turning the gun into a mini machinegun.
The atmosphere and diversity within the levels is also fantastic as well, you go from a multitude of different areas and the whole things plays out in a seamless way, it just feels like a journey as you go along, it all becomes very natural as you progress.
Then there's the set pieces and fantastical elements, which I was worried a bit about them at first in case they changed the gameplay too much, but they're implemented in a beautiful way, it actually makes it so the fantastical and ficticious enemies function almost the same as the regular ones, this might seem like a detrament, but it actually keeps the quality and consistency of the gameplay intact.
There are some minour annoyances here and there, there's a slide mechanic that isn't really used, there's also some enemies that start being used quite a bit after a while, and there's also the fact that one particular enemy can be a bit annoying because it shakes your screen and gets you stuck in place, but frankly, when you consider all of the bonuses here, this is an incredible package that you're getting, the fact that this is made by one person just mades the whole thing worthwhile even further.
Really recommend it, it also has a multitude of different difficulty options for casual and hardcore players alike, and they're actually well balanced too!… Expand
Oct 15, 2022it's an indie horror title but the gameplay doesn't make me want to peel the skin off of my face
Oct 16, 2022This game is amazing. The gunplay feels superb, the level design is first class with very nice secrets and variety and throwing TNT into hoards of enemies until they are only mush never gets old.
Combine all of this with the fact that this was developed by only one guy really says something. Not only about the skills from this developer, but also how damn bad today "Triple A" games withThis game is amazing. The gunplay feels superb, the level design is first class with very nice secrets and variety and throwing TNT into hoards of enemies until they are only mush never gets old.
Combine all of this with the fact that this was developed by only one guy really says something. Not only about the skills from this developer, but also how damn bad today "Triple A" games with millions of budget are in comparison.
I haven't finished the game yet, but others have said it is fairly short. Maybe, but for the price of 10 bucks this is really nothing to complain about. I'm really looking forward to the next chapters.
If you enjoy singleplayer FPS games do yourself a favor and get this game.… Expand
Oct 23, 2022Я сразу вспомнил BLOOD! Игра порадовала своей атмосферой и пикслельная графика придала эффекту! Для одного чела - это очень круто!
Nov 14, 2022Just another Doom clone that does not live up to its expectations. Music is good and the sound effects are good, but nothing else.
Mar 27, 2023Just another game trying to be 'different' by purposefully copying ancient successful games on a shoestring budget using the 'retro aesthetic' as an excuse for the game to both look and run terribly. Looks just enough like old doom/wolfenstien to get rubes to buy it but just different enough to avoid an IP lawsuit.
Jan 1, 2023Incredibly well done retro shooter. It has similarities to other shooters of its genre, mainly Blood, but it does enough to stand on its own that it doesn't reiterate. Enemies are 2d sprites in a 3d environment much like games like Duke Nukem 3D and Ion Fury, but delves more into a semi-horror atmosphere. If that sounds like something you'd like, I'd highly recommend.
Nov 15, 2022An extraordinary game that takes me back to the early 2000s. I didn't think I would enjoy a game like this during this period. Pretty satisfying.
Dec 12, 2022kill kill kill kill kill kill kill kill kill kill kill kill kill kill kill kill
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Nov 29, 2022A great return to classic pixel FPS. Although graphically it may not suit everyone and it does not bring anything new, the gameplay and the atmosphere are definitely excellent.
Nov 20, 2022CULTIC is a love letter for boomer shooter fans that has the perfect mix between old and new, resulting in a product with the potential to rise above similar games. It's a worthy look back to the roots of the FPS genre, while also forging a path into a new genre.
Nov 14, 2022One of the finest retraux FPS games available, CULTIC pays homage to titles like Blood, and actually surpasses them. From running, jumping, sliding, and reloading, to chopping heads, firing and reloading weapons, and throwing explosive dynamite or flesh-burning Molotov cocktails at the feet of robed fanatics, everything feels awesome. The levels are large and decently non-linear, and the atmosphere, visuals, as well as the OST, are top notch. Solo-dev Jason Smith has every right to feel proud of this wonderful ode to the era it was inspired from.