• Publisher: Aspyr
  • Release Date: May 18, 2009
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  • Summary: NecroVisioN is a first person shooter that immerses gamers in the claustrophobic trenches and bunkers of the First WorldWar. Reminiscent of a Lovecraft horror, NecroVisioN seamlessly mixes the harrowing battlefields with a nightmarish demon and vampire underworld, unleashing a truly visceralNecroVisioN is a first person shooter that immerses gamers in the claustrophobic trenches and bunkers of the First WorldWar. Reminiscent of a Lovecraft horror, NecroVisioN seamlessly mixes the harrowing battlefields with a nightmarish demon and vampire underworld, unleashing a truly visceral experience. The year is 1916 and the Great War has been raging for two long years when Simon Buker, a US army soldier, joins the front line with the allied forces. During the ferocious fighting, Buker and his battalion get lost behind enemy lines while trying to break through to allied positions. While being pushed back into defensive positions they stumble across a series of mysterious trenches where all is not as it seems. As they push forward they discover that there is a greater evil hiding underneath the battlefields of the Great War, an evil which is forcing its way to our world and threatens to change the delicate balance of power. Battling his way through the trenches, Buker uncovers an enemy more deadly than anything he has ever encountered. Demons and vampires wage a brutal underground war, which is spilling into the human world, and Buker finds himself fighting not only for his own survival, but the survival of Mankind. [505 Games] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 19
  2. Negative: 3 out of 19
  1. The combat is in the game is extremely gratifying.
  2. A satisfying shooter blood feast, if that’s what you’re looking for.
  3. The game delivers non-stop action from start to finish, constantly throws new enemies at you and gradually introduces new abilities. It won't be everyone's idea of a good time, but leave your brain on the installation screen and you're likely to have plenty of mindless fun.
  4. The last half of this game is far superior to the first.
  5. PC Format
    64
    Were NecroVision to turn up on Steam for less than a tenner, then it'd be worth considering. [Apr 2009, p.99]
  6. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    60
    Crazy as hell Necrovision brings a new perspective to the events of World War One. Strictly a linear action shooter excels with an unconventional set of weapons and frantic boss fights. Unfortunately, the graphics don't match the extreme HW requirements. [Feb 2009]
  7. At first, NecroVisioN seems like a fun game. But when you realize that the 1237th encounter with monsters is the same as the 561st, and that melee is just a polygon mess, all the fun goes away.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 20
  2. Negative: 8 out of 20
  1. Dec 14, 2020
    10
    They get a 10 because the game is criminally underrated. Yeah its clunky and lacks the amount of polish we are used to now, but at the sameThey get a 10 because the game is criminally underrated. Yeah its clunky and lacks the amount of polish we are used to now, but at the same time you can clearly see the love and talent that was involved. Im sure a lot these guys went on to greater things. Expand
  2. Oct 17, 2020
    9
    Сгнивший труп величия шутеров
    Крайне недооценённый шутер родом из Польши. По сути является дедушкой того же Bulletstorm. Тематика крайне
    Сгнивший труп величия шутеров
    Крайне недооценённый шутер родом из Польши. По сути является дедушкой того же Bulletstorm. Тематика крайне интересная и в своем роде уникальная (никто больше не скрещивал восставших мертвецов и первую мировую). Геймлей достаточно динамичный, но его скорость зависит от вашего куража и в каком-то смысле скилла. Оружия много и оно приятное, враги разнообразные, левелдизайн смотрится хорошо. Графика даже сейчас не заставляет глаза плакать, а физика тел до сих пор поражает воображение (да каждое тело убитого обрабатывается как физический объект и враги могут о них даже спотыкаться, впрочем как и вы, но в угоду балансу со временем трупы исчезают (иначе ваши компы бы давно сгорели) Единственное что правда подкачало так это техническая реализация, баги и провисания в наличии имеются. Но, парадокс, если играть через линукс протон, то игра почти не тормозит в отличие от винды, в общем польские фокусы.
    Оценка 10 из 10 артефактов вампиров
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  3. Feb 24, 2017
    8
    Nice spooky first person shooter set in World War 1.

    Sadly it tends to crash a bit on my setup (maybe it's because I have multiple
    Nice spooky first person shooter set in World War 1.

    Sadly it tends to crash a bit on my setup (maybe it's because I have multiple screens?).
    The gameplay is quite usual for this kind of game. The weapon picker is a bit uncomfortable when you have stashed many weapons, but I guess there is no easy way to let the player pick between like 20 weapons ;)
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  4. Nov 30, 2011
    6
    The game is fun. If you ever played the old 'Return to Castle Wolfenstein' this game will give you a little nostalgia. The graphics are notThe game is fun. If you ever played the old 'Return to Castle Wolfenstein' this game will give you a little nostalgia. The graphics are not the bad either, not spectacular, but great. The zombies and weapons are fun to use and the array of different weapons are great too! Also the physics and fun to play with as well and the voice acting isn't that bad minus the main characters. But, this game is not without its flaws. You will find yourself killing that same respawn soldier in that window over and over and over again. Also you will tire of hearing the germans shout "I am defending!" since thats usually all they say. This game also makes aiming for the head very critical on harder difficulties since it will take 5+ rifle rounds to down 1 enemy with 15 more enemies to go. But, the one this that will irratate you is your character cheesy one liners after every kill and every event and every cut scene... and after the 100th time of him saying "What the H-ell is going on here?!" and "Remember my naaaame!" you will want to strangle a small child. Expand
  5. Jun 27, 2020
    4
    Necrovision is a hard game to get through because of how clunky it is. actually the whole game is a mess but you can see how much love wentNecrovision is a hard game to get through because of how clunky it is. actually the whole game is a mess but you can see how much love went into it even if it is a mess . it has all the telling signs of a devs First game and that is because it was and they got better as the game went on . sadly by the end of it i just wanted to get to the final boss and rushed through

    Story: an american soldier on the british front lines of ww1 ? ok makes no sense already but i digress , then Hell opens up zombies are a thing and a dragon flies across the sky , it was a kraut scientist, but the scientist as being controlled by vampires , but the vampires were being controlled by demons and the story just keeps getting messier and messier but the end surprised me. also the main character starts out like a guy who just wants peace and ends up a powerful demigod obsessed with violence and that character development is perfect for video games , if this story was in any other medium it would not work or at least work as well Still a wacky mess though (in a good way )
    Story: 6.3/10

    world building : there is minimal world building done here as most locations are varied but not very detailed sure you can find letters and stuff but the games level design lets me know at every step this is just a video game and not a fully realized world , i can appreciate what they tried to do especially in the latter half with the vampires world as well as their weapons cause got dam are they cool .i like how the vampires live underground as they hate the sun , a human would think it was hell as i think the scientist did. and how they use drill trams to get around is a nice touch. but other than that its just a bunch of cliche nazi,vampire and demon stuff only really creative by making them all into one game
    World building:4.5/10

    Graphics: CAN I GET A FRIGGIN FLASHLIGHT jesus this game is dark and not in the edgy kind of way in the lighting kind of way i could barely see anything while in hell , i wasted so much ammo on spray and pray "Raise your brightness and gamma " I DID it didn't help technically this game is a mess and works right half the time , it looks shoddy , like a plastic dollar store toy , a toy you would still have fun with though. this games graphics are saved entirely by art direction
    Graphics 3.3/10

    Gameplay: keeping in theme of this game being a mess the game play is a buggy mess , aiming feels off , why does the rifle look bent ? how come i get sent 20 feet in the air trying to walk over a corpse. how come the ogre monsters are so quick and to get away from them i have to sprint side ways and there is no other strategy for them ? why is every boss justa bullet sponge ( at least some of them have different stages i'll award points for that) why is this game both frustratingly hard and mind numbingly easy ?????. that is the bad , the good is the dual wield and melee mechanics though i enjoyed those especially early game , not so much late game
    Gameplay:4.2/10

    Sound design: is the music good ? its fitting sure, repetitive yes , plays at weird times also yes , final boss music is the same as the menu music ( really?!) voice acting was terrible in a campy funny way though , not that the acting it self was bad cause i think the main character did alright just the direction was off and would tunt the enemies after killing them then he would go into pacifist mode for a cut scene and it would be SO jaring like no one says" DEATH DEATH AND DEATH" as if he is enjoying carnage then says how terrible violence is. it makes no sense and really brings you out of it , sound design that actively takes you out of the game at almost every turn that's just a no from me
    Sound design 2/10

    6.3+4.5+3.3+4.2+2=20.3
    20.35= 4.06/10

    in terms of critically this game sucks , but there is a passion here , and i has charm , a so bad its good feel , don't go in expecting to be blown away but it has its enjoyable moments
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  6. ColinH
    Apr 16, 2009
    3
    Not what i expected, i really am trying to like this game but it infuriates me at every turn, the first thing that got my attention was the Not what i expected, i really am trying to like this game but it infuriates me at every turn, the first thing that got my attention was the (movement), i found that every time i moved i would be tripping/stuck over something or having something block my path very frustrating when all you want to do is get through the door or having to jump up stairs!? (shooting) i can understand zombies taking 4 or 5 shots to kill or having to de-cap them but live humans surviving not only 1 shot but 3 or sometimes 4 shots to the chest, you kill zombies with less bullets. (Character) the main character is a cheesy take off painkiller. apart from these really bad bits (especially the movement) the game is pretty fun to play, graphics are good and so is the sound. but i can only give it a 3. Expand
  7. Jul 15, 2018
    0
    хрень полная стрелять неудобно локаций противные пропускайте мимо не пожалеете

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