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  • Summary: Project Warlock is a first person shooter that fans of Doom, Hexen and Wolfenstein cannot miss. It serves you an exploding cocktail of bullets, spells and monsters. In Project Warlock you battle through 60 levels of non stop action packed with bloodthirsty enemies and challenging bosses. TheProject Warlock is a first person shooter that fans of Doom, Hexen and Wolfenstein cannot miss. It serves you an exploding cocktail of bullets, spells and monsters. In Project Warlock you battle through 60 levels of non stop action packed with bloodthirsty enemies and challenging bosses. The game offers not just firepower, but perk-based character development, weapon upgrades and unlockable spells system. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. CD-Action
    Nov 14, 2019
    85
    While not being an indie games enthusiast myself, I do wholeheartedly recommend this game – both to fans of pixel art aesthetics, and to those who just want to shoot a lot of stuff in an old school FPS. [13/2018, p.68]
  2. Oct 24, 2018
    82
    In the end though, perhaps what sets apart Project Warlock from the very recent old-school shooter renaissance we’ve been seeing is that outside of inspiration and certain elements it doesn’t look any one thing from the ‘90s. Which in the end makes it special, and something well worth checking out.
  3. Dec 19, 2018
    81
    Project Warlock is a fast-paced, fun and challenging old-school FPS, with a hint of RPG mechanics.
  4. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Dec 31, 2018
    80
    Project Warlock proudly points to the forefront of the genre and provides players with a nostalgic ride full of weapons of mass destruction and crowds of various hell creatures and other monsters. [Issue#291]
  5. Jan 4, 2019
    80
    There really isn’t too much to say about Project Warlock because it’s really quite a simple game. There aren’t a ton of bells or whistles, but runnin’ and gunnin’ both feel solid.
  6. Jan 2, 2019
    80
    Project Warlock is a tastefully designed throwback to an era of classic shooters and teenage escapism, and as one would expect, shooting things in this game is so damn gratifying.
  7. Oct 31, 2018
    61
    A charming, but monotonous shooter bar any noteworthy elements.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
  1. Feb 17, 2022
    10
    This is game is awesome:
    + the weapons are fun (it's hard to chose a favorite)
    + the controls fluid + the graphics great + the music
    This is game is awesome:
    + the weapons are fun (it's hard to chose a favorite)
    + the controls fluid
    + the graphics great
    + the music propelling
    + the weapon and skill development keeps you motivated

    The only downsides are:
    - losing map awareness
    - lots of wall hugging for completionists
    - people not giving it enough credit
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  2. Feb 20, 2019
    10
    The best game of 2018. It's like revisiting my fav games from the 90's. I can't express the love for this game, so I'll just say, that I'mThe best game of 2018. It's like revisiting my fav games from the 90's. I can't express the love for this game, so I'll just say, that I'm going to replay it now, see you later boys. Pickens approves! Expand
  3. Dec 4, 2018
    10
    This so freakin' cool. Massive shooter, tons of enemies, overwhelming actions. Legendary!!! There is no subtitling in turkish... ;(
  4. Jan 29, 2019
    10
    What can be better than a game with a great action? For me action is the most important thing in gaming. I really don't mind the graphics butWhat can be better than a game with a great action? For me action is the most important thing in gaming. I really don't mind the graphics but it is also cool in PW. Pixel-ed world where you are a pixel shooting to pixels by pixels :) The strongest advantage is that the game gives fuuuuuun. Collecting guns, casting spells, developing your character, and of course killing monsters is so fantastic that you even won't notice how the time past. IMHO must have it! Expand
  5. Oct 24, 2018
    10
    Game is an instant classic, I spent the whole weekend replaying different builds and didn't study for my exam.
    Excellent sounds, art style,
    Game is an instant classic, I spent the whole weekend replaying different builds and didn't study for my exam.
    Excellent sounds, art style, weapons feel so good to use, especially minigun (oh the sound), shotguns, magnum pistol, mage staff...
    Can easily recommend, well priced with free soundtrack, no pre release dlc BS like we get from ea, ubisoft or others.
    Can't wait what is coming next.
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  6. Oct 24, 2018
    9
    The best shooters often spawn from simplicity. In Project Warlock, you run fast, you carry a large arsenal of weapons, and shoot everythingThe best shooters often spawn from simplicity. In Project Warlock, you run fast, you carry a large arsenal of weapons, and shoot everything that moves. What about the story? Don't worry about it, it's not important. Project Warlock takes you through several episodes, including Castles, Pyramids, Ice Fields, City Streets, and even Hell itself.

    Project Warlock's biggest strength is the gameplay. You get a large arsenal of satisfying weapons, and diverse enemies to dispense with them, all while moving at an inhuman speed. The game has you collecting keycards and finding your way through sprawling, interconnected levels, like a modern Wolfenstein 3D. Also, your character is a Warlock so there are spells you can use and unlock in the game as well, whether it's just a torch to light up a dark area, or a freeze spell that turns enemies into immobile blocks of ice ready to be mowed down. Between each level you will enter the workshop, where you can spend points you earn in a level to upgrade your character. These upgrades consist of 3 types, character stats, spells, and weapon upgrades.

    The only nitpicks I have with Project Warlock is that while the game does have secrets, it merely just consists of spamming the action key against walls until one opens. More cleverly designed secrets would have been appreciated. Also, the game on normal difficulty is too easy, there is a hard mode, but it acts more like a hardcore mode and doesn't give you any extra lives. A difficulty in between the two would benefit the game for veterans of the FPS genre such as myself. Lastly, the game gives out healthpacks too generously, I often found myself at the end of a level on full health, while still seeing healthpacks all over the ground. The healthpacks that are placed within the level are enough, enemies drop them too frequently and I never felt the urgency of my character on low health.

    Nitpicks aside though, Project Warlock is more than a nostalgia trip. Whether you are a veteran of the FPS genre, or have never played the classics, you will enjoy blasting through this fast paced romp of a game. It's a classic formula with modern sensibilities that anyone who loves shooters must play.
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  7. Sep 17, 2020
    3
    "Project Warlock is a first person shooter that fans of Doom, Hexen and Wolfenstein cannot miss" is what the summary text of PROJECT WARLOCK"Project Warlock is a first person shooter that fans of Doom, Hexen and Wolfenstein cannot miss" is what the summary text of PROJECT WARLOCK reads and that is the problem: it mixes everything, present, medieval and sci-fi and that just doesn't work. Stick to ONE theme!
    The graphics are "old school" with a cartoonish look which I did not care for. The level design is poor as well. There are other "old school" shooters out there that do a far better job as WARLOCK like DUSK, ION FURY, APOCRYPH or WRATH: AEON OF RUIN.
    3 out of 9 (Bad)
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