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  • Summary: An action-focused and hardcore single-player shooter which embraces the paradigmatic qualities that the genre has it offer. It includes over-the-top destruction, myriads of enemies, weapon variety, a challenging campaign and a cyberpunk setting.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Jun 3, 2016
    85
    Whether you’re new to Hard Reset or have played the previous versions, there’s plenty to be enjoyed in Redux.
  2. Jun 3, 2016
    85
    If you’re sick of all the military shooters vying for your attention but still want an honest, straightforward FPS experience, Hard Reset has the cure for your fever.
  3. Jun 12, 2016
    80
    If you played Hard Reset before, there may not be quite enough here to make a return, but if you're otherwise down for a good FPS experience, this is a pretty solid choice.
  4. Jun 5, 2016
    70
    For those who take kindly to games that are as much about agility as they are indulgence in many an unfolding set-piece, Hard Reset Redux might just be one to check out.
  5. Jun 10, 2016
    70
    Hard Reset Redux is a great upgrade for the game from 2011. A FPS with a classic touch and frenetic action. However, it's really short and becomes a little bit repetitive.
  6. Jun 7, 2016
    70
    Quotation forthcoming.
  7. CD-Action
    Aug 21, 2016
    60
    A low-budget but solid arena shooter that drops superfluous mechanics for the sake of fast-paced gameplay. [08/2016, p.57]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Jun 3, 2016
    10
    This game led the old school FPS charge back in 2011 when no other dev dared, and the upgraded version doesn't disappoint. Has more creativeThis game led the old school FPS charge back in 2011 when no other dev dared, and the upgraded version doesn't disappoint. Has more creative weapon design and upgrade system than the new Doom, along with wonderfully atmospheric levels. Expand
  2. Jan 22, 2019
    9
    Graphismes sympa, scénario mode cartoon, a bien vieilli je trouve. L'arsenal n'est pas varié mais les évolutions le sont. Plein de secrets àGraphismes sympa, scénario mode cartoon, a bien vieilli je trouve. L'arsenal n'est pas varié mais les évolutions le sont. Plein de secrets à découvrir. Je l'ai eu sur Steam pour un prix dérisoire et je ne regrette absolument pas mon achat Expand
  3. Feb 21, 2019
    9
    One of the purest FPS experiences out there, Hard Reset Redux is the toybox that Doom, Wolfenstein and Duke Nukem wanted to be, but wereOne of the purest FPS experiences out there, Hard Reset Redux is the toybox that Doom, Wolfenstein and Duke Nukem wanted to be, but were limited by the technology of the time. The weapon variety is excellent and the shooting is spot on and challenging thanks to cluttered environments and frantic enemy encounters.

    For weapons, there are two to begin with, a conventional machine gun and an automatic energy weapon. as you gain upgrades those weapons gain new modes; turning the machine gun into a rocket launcher or the energy gun into a rail gun for sniping and doing heavy damage to targets. the animations for switching modes is nice and gives you a sense of action and purpose.

    Enemies come in several types ranging from small two legged hopping melee attackers to re-purposed human bodies infused with mechanical parts (I can't tell if they are actually alive or just used as shells for the machines).

    Difficulty: depending on your personal level of familiarity with shooters is going to determine your level of challenge. Easy mode is pretty challenging if FPS games are not your usual forte and difficulty is modulated by number of enemies, their toughness and their damage output. On the hardest setting, the game is sheer chaos and should only be attempted if you want a serious challenge.

    All is not wine and roses, however. The level design is sometimes confusing and/or repetitive and the enemy spawns can be a little "cheaty" at certain points. Aside from that, I really enjoyed my time with the game.
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  4. Feb 10, 2017
    7
    This game is a breath of fresh air. I picked up on sale as I was looking for a good old-fashioned, not complicated, shooter. I wasThis game is a breath of fresh air. I picked up on sale as I was looking for a good old-fashioned, not complicated, shooter. I was disappointed with the new Wolfensteins and was looking for something with more action, some skill but not too much brainwork. BINGO!

    The graphics and sound are just about acceptable (for this day and age), but the basic shooty gameplay is just right for me. I have head-scratchy RPGs if I want to think. When I want to unwind, this is the ticket.
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  5. Jun 8, 2016
    7
    Hard Reset: Redux deja claro en todo momento el público al que va recibido; al de la vieja usanza, al del quick save y al del "la saludHard Reset: Redux deja claro en todo momento el público al que va recibido; al de la vieja usanza, al del quick save y al del "la salud regenerable es lo peor que existe". Ante la tremenda saturación de shooters modernos, ver algo como esto es poco menos que una bendición, sintiéndose hasta original y diferente. Expand
  6. Jun 13, 2016
    6
    Hard Reset Redux
    Decently Fun, but super repetitive
    Hard Reset Redux is the extended version to Hard Reset released in 2011 nearly doubling
    Hard Reset Redux
    Decently Fun, but super repetitive
    Hard Reset Redux is the extended version to Hard Reset released in 2011 nearly doubling this games length and of course extending the story...
    that is if you can actually follow what’s going on…
    Something about AI gone wrong and you have to save the city they occupy...
    I’m not even sure...
    If you’re playing Hard Reset you’re playing for the gameplay…
    And this game can be great fun at times…
    You get 3 weapons in this game... a rifle...a plasma gun, and later a katana…
    But both the rifle and the plasma gun all have 5 variations that you can unlock as you collect xp from secrets or just by killing enemies...
    As you progress through the game your meter will fill up and give you a skill point to spend on either a new weapon, a weapon upgrade, or gear upgrade…
    And these weapon upgrades are really all there is to keep the game feeling fresh and ultimately what keeps it even the slightest bit engaging…
    There are a few enemy variants that you can take down with any weapon, but you’ll clearly fall in love with one weapon type to deal with a certain enemy over another, for example I like using the shotgun on explosive enemies.. And I loved using the katana on pretty much everything else.
    I easily had the most fun with the katana... but the fact that I had a favorite weapon for every enemy type tells you a lot about how much weapon variety actually matters in this game…
    That is such a refreshing feeling, where I feel like in most first person shooters I can get away with anything and it doesn’t matter… but here it does
    unfortunately after you’ve played with all of the variants for a while, the game really starts to get boring and feels like it drags out way too long…
    Hard Resets biggest issue is hands down the level design…
    Every levels is activating switches while you kill everything between you and the switch…
    And every level really looks nearly identical…
    and honestly without having known that the game would be the same throughout, I was already unimpressed the moment the game started, as It looked like a dated bargain bin game
    Its gray and boring, but there are some cool nail-biting sections towards the end of the game if you can manage to drag yourself through 7 hours of the same thing to get there…
    You practically see all there is to see in level 1, minus a few boss fights thrown in there…
    Hard Reset Redux offers a great deal of fun with its weapon variety,
    But if you don’t like feeling like you’re stuck in a demo level for 8 hours, you’re better off looking for your fun elsewhere
    I give Hard Reset Redux a
    6/10
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  7. Jun 26, 2016
    5
    Unnecessary version of the game.

    This version of the game has worse graphics than the original, as well as some of the additions to this
    Unnecessary version of the game.

    This version of the game has worse graphics than the original, as well as some of the additions to this version are useless, like the katana.

    This version of the game also has bugs that have not been addressed yet.

    If you're interested in playing this otherwise good FPS, then the original game is a much better option, with better graphics and without the bugs that were introduced in the redux version.
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