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  • Summary: Battle through an onslaught of mystical backwater cultists, possessed militants & even darker forces as you attempt to discover just what lurks beneath the Earth in this retro FPS inspired by the '90s legends.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Apr 4, 2019
    100
    Dusk is a mixture of everything good that the 1990s gave to action games. The fun returns in a form of a straightforward retro shooter, which is intense and dynamic like a ride in a sport car with manual gearbox. Great experience not only because of nostalgia. [Issue#293]
  2. Dec 10, 2018
    95
    This is shooter perfection and something fans of the classics need to experience. Maybe it doesn't redefine what is possible with video games, but it beats out basically every other shooter I've ever played. I know I'll be replaying this for years to come and I look forward to seeing what fans are capable of with mod tools.
  3. Sep 29, 2017
    90
    Dusk has the backwoods setting of Blood and Redneck Rampage, the forbidding atmosphere and murky palette of Quake, the tight, sharp action of Doom, and the subtle sense of place and interactivity of Duke Nukem 3D. Essentially, Dusk is a retro shooter fan’s dream come true.
  4. Dec 31, 2018
    90
    Possibly the best return to the FPS games of the early 90s, DUSK is an excellent homage to a genre and an era that manages to not only recapture but improve on what made those games great.
  5. Dec 12, 2018
    89
    A obsessively tuned, finely crafted shooter that more than recreates the speed and pure joy of '90s classics.
  6. Dec 26, 2018
    85
    The game offers incredible shooting sensations along with great OST and excellent atmosphere. We could have criticized the lack of scenario or the anecdotic multiplayer, but is it really important for this kind of game? We don’t think so…
  7. CD-Action
    Mar 25, 2019
    65
    Dusk does a decent job at recreating elements that were fun in Doom, Quake or Wolfenstein 3D, but as a whole it lacks a direction other than being a love letter to classic FPS games, a homage assembled out of components that do not always fit together well. [02/2019, p.42]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 51
  2. Negative: 1 out of 51
  1. Mar 7, 2019
    10
    The first episode was pretty good. It took me a while to get into it, but I was quite excited by around the 5th level. From there, the gameThe first episode was pretty good. It took me a while to get into it, but I was quite excited by around the 5th level. From there, the game just continues to grow.

    This has some of the best level design in the genre, building on and in a lot of ways surpassing the old guard. DUSK is sublime. Though the low poly graphics are not the most amazing in the world, there are a few moments in various levels that made me pause because of the visuals.

    The weapons aren't the most exciting, but they are functional and feel nice. The game really has you switching between most of your arsenal throughout each of the levels, which keeps things exciting and varied.

    The music is excellent. The sound is excellent.

    There isn't too much of a story but I did find myself genuinely intrigued by things as the second and third acts unraveled before me. I was downright excited about the little tiny shreds of plot the game threw out at the end of the third (and final) act. The mood and scenery is top notch - while it starts as a romp through slightly uninteresting backwoods areas, things quickly escalate towards the end of the first act and throughout the second and third.

    All in all, DUSK is a phenomenal game and worth every bit of the praise it has received. It truly does bear the torch of the FPS games of yore, and hopefully it inspires plenty of new games in the same vein over the next few years.
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  2. Apr 16, 2022
    10
    Great game, would recommend to any and all fans of movement shooters and FPS games in general.
  3. Dec 18, 2018
    10
    Great throwback to the 90's shooters with very well done gameplay upgrades to the current times. The level design is really good which most ofGreat throwback to the 90's shooters with very well done gameplay upgrades to the current times. The level design is really good which most of the modern shooters still are unable to get. It does so much with so little and that is where Dusk Shines!! Its a must play for anyone who even remotely likes the FPS genre. Expand
  4. Jul 11, 2020
    10
    Amazing gameplay, Amazing in-game sounds, Amazing music, Very clever level designs, A unique experience, And only for 15 bucks?!

    I just
    Amazing gameplay, Amazing in-game sounds, Amazing music, Very clever level designs, A unique experience, And only for 15 bucks?!

    I just can't see a reason not to buy it It's Just Great.
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  5. Feb 17, 2022
    9
    The movement in DUSK is beautiful, the gunplay is very nice and has a super shotgun that would make DOOM II's SSG proud and the soundtrack ofThe movement in DUSK is beautiful, the gunplay is very nice and has a super shotgun that would make DOOM II's SSG proud and the soundtrack of DUSK made by Andrew Hulshult is just beautiful. Honestly outta all the amazing games to come from New Blood interactive, DUSK is a great starting point before moving on to their other titles. Expand
  6. Nov 18, 2021
    8
    This is a very well made retro FPS. Fast, smooth, diverse. Great music. Simple but satisfying.
  7. Oct 1, 2021
    0
    Boring and bland. got passed ep 1, and the only thing I got out of that was mild motion sickness. It's suppose to be a doom shooter but IBoring and bland. got passed ep 1, and the only thing I got out of that was mild motion sickness. It's suppose to be a doom shooter but I don't see what the fuss is about with this game. it's a hard pass for me. Expand

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