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  • Summary: Tear through cyborg infantry, giant robots and even wendigos with eight retro-inspired weapons. Dual-wield Penetrator SMGs with incendiary ammunition to scorch foes, wreak havoc with the Disperser with either shotgun shells or swap in grenade rounds, or chuck a Clusterpuck into a room andTear through cyborg infantry, giant robots and even wendigos with eight retro-inspired weapons. Dual-wield Penetrator SMGs with incendiary ammunition to scorch foes, wreak havoc with the Disperser with either shotgun shells or swap in grenade rounds, or chuck a Clusterpuck into a room and delete everyone. Utilizing the same Build engine behind the original Duke Nukem 3D, Ion Fury offers the beloved feel of ‘90s shooters. Seamlessly integrated modern features include headshots, environmental interaction, improved physics, auto-saves, and widescreen functionality. Ion Fury’s marriage of both styles provides both a genuine introduction to classic FPS games and a worthy addition to the genre as a whole, as evidenced by winning IndieDB’s game of the year award. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. May 28, 2020
    85
    Ion Fury is a wonderful, lightning fast and damn challenging shooter, with expert level design. Not everything works perfectly - an overpowered shotgun and clumsy auto-aim are the game's main annoyances - but don't let that stop you from trying this.
  2. May 24, 2020
    85
    Despite small restrictions on consoles in terms of control, Ion Fury still is a great old-school-shooter.
  3. Jun 5, 2020
    80
    Despite some of the complaints I have, Ion Fury is still a fantastic game that can hopefully kick-start a resurgence in classic, FPS games.
  4. May 14, 2020
    75
    Ion Fury is a good game, but the adaptation to consoles is not that good. Bad framerate and lack of basic options like inverting the Y axis (although it should be fixed with a patch soon) are a quite disappointing, although the core, retro experience remains.
  5. Aug 9, 2020
    70
    Ion Fury isn’t a bad game. In the conventional sense, it’s a very functional shooter reminiscent of the heady days of all the aforementioned titles, with that modern (albeit minimal) sprucing. But it’s so laden down with questionable and somewhat controversy-baiting humour that lets it down a tad.
  6. Jun 2, 2020
    70
    If you are a Duke Nukem fan (or any other classic shooter which does not bother with iron sights) Ion Fury is a must-try experience. It will take you back in time, make you feel young and happy again. But, if you prefer modern shooters like Call of Duty skip this game because most likely you will not appreciate its corks.
  7. Jul 16, 2020
    50
    Ion Fury pays homage to something that is no longer welcome in modern gaming. Taken in with knowledge of the slurs and the -phobic, sexist comments, it recontextualizes what I saw and heard, and gives the content a misogynistic feel. Whilst I found Ion Fury to be enjoyable as an isolated piece of content, it’s impossible to ignore the context it’s in — as such, I find it hard to recommend.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. May 18, 2020
    10
    Bought this game on all platforms, first enjoyed it on pc now the smooth ps4 version. basically the best of all console versions, this one isBought this game on all platforms, first enjoyed it on pc now the smooth ps4 version. basically the best of all console versions, this one is the smoothest in terms of framerate . about the game? we all know, its one hell of a ride. super enjoyable from start to finish. highly recommended. Expand
  2. Jan 15, 2021
    10
    La créativité, le soin du détail, les différents hommages, le gameplay, la musique, l'ambiance et le travail sur le 3D engine méritent toutesLa créativité, le soin du détail, les différents hommages, le gameplay, la musique, l'ambiance et le travail sur le 3D engine méritent toutes les louanges. En plus j'ai vu qu'un DLC était en préparation.

    Merci 3D realm de m'avoir fait revivre mes premiers émois sur Duke Nukem. J'ai adoré ce jeu, il est génial et parfaitement porté sur console. C'est le jeu de l'amour.
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  3. Aug 9, 2020
    9
    Easy a must play for old school fans of games like Duke Nukem. Like how can you not love this? Not to mention the atmosphere and music my god.
  4. Jul 3, 2020
    9
    Ion Fury is an incredibly fun old school FPS game. Using the build engine, which is now 25 years old, they've done a great job of creating aIon Fury is an incredibly fun old school FPS game. Using the build engine, which is now 25 years old, they've done a great job of creating a vibrant and colourful cyberpunk-esque future. Control and gunplay feel really smooth and the campaign is surprisingly long, without ever overstaying it's welcome. A nice throwback to the days when games weren't saddled with endless dlc, forced multiplayer, hours of cutscenes and the developer's social agendas.

    Only minor complaints I have are the lack of enemy variety in the first half of the game, and 2 small types that are hard to hit and overused. But in many ways it feels like the real successor to Duke Nukem 3D.
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  5. Nov 6, 2020
    4
    This game has not been adjusted to run on console at all. They've just tried to adapt the PC Mouse controls to the controller and it fails bigThis game has not been adjusted to run on console at all. They've just tried to adapt the PC Mouse controls to the controller and it fails big time. Controls are awkward and a concert reminder that you're playing on the wrong platform. Visually it's designed to look like a retro game but as someone who grew up playing this I have two games it really didn't give me that much nostalgia. Expand