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  • Summary: One man and his guns. Become a mysterious Warlock who embarks onto a dangerous mission to eradicate all evil. Put your finger on the trigger and travel through time and space to wreak havoc like in the golden days of fast paced, adrenaline-pumping first person shooters, hooking you for hoursOne man and his guns. Become a mysterious Warlock who embarks onto a dangerous mission to eradicate all evil. Put your finger on the trigger and travel through time and space to wreak havoc like in the golden days of fast paced, adrenaline-pumping first person shooters, hooking you for hours of super fun carnage. Let’s rock and roll! Explore 60 vast levels in five settings, from frozen Antarctic base to the sands of Egypt to the medieval castles’ courts and graveyards. Find keys to unlock passages, reveal secret caches with ammo and gold, use lifts and hidden buttons to access new areas. Finally descend to hell to face the ultimate challenge and emerge victorious. Combat tons of enemies from flying demons to five-storeys robots, splashing walls and floors with their blood and chunks. Dodge bullets and projectiles, figure out strategies and weapons that work best against each of the nasty villains. Learn their moves and stay one step ahead to survive through the levels. Face megabosses in vast final arenas to complete each world. Expand your arsenal with new weapons found along your way. From powerful blades to massive guns, collect and develop your favourite gear and master the craft of carnage. Reach into vast arsenal of 38 types of weapons and learn their secret tricks to deliver maximum damage, fast! Grab ammo and spit out series of bullets, walls of flames, and bursts of magic shots to bring down enemies foolish enough to stand in your way. Develop your hero the way you like, by assigning upgrade points and perks to the favourite skills between each level. Develop and upgrade spells and weapons to create your unique character through the game, and use their powers to master the game in higher difficulty modes. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Jul 20, 2020
    85
    Project Warlock is a delightful tribute to 90’s shooters. It manages to find a perfect balance between old and new all the while still being its own entity. The console port is exceptionally well handled and offers some great options for players. The game attention to detail really helps make PW stand out among others retro titles in the genre.
  2. 80
    A sharp retro shooter with a compelling progression system and satisfying fast-paced combat, Project Warlock is an easy recommendation for anyone looking for an easily accessible blaster which does more than just seek to emulate its classical inspirations.
  3. Jun 9, 2020
    80
    With five worlds, each with five sub-levels consisting of between one and four stages, as well as a plethora of secrets to find, there’s enough here to keep any FPS fanatic entertained for hours. Each stage quickly becomes a repetitious dance which somehow never becomes dull, and reaching its end is euphoric and rewarding. Project Warlock is great; a pastiche of brutally tough and charmingly gritty 90s first-person shooters, with only a few quality of life improvements to be made.
  4. Jul 8, 2020
    80
    Project Warlock is a Doom-like that packs a punch. The levels are full of secrets, the enemies have a great range of behaviours, and the weapons – boy, the weapons – are a joy to use. Add all of that to the 60 levels to learn and explore and the challenges provided by the higher difficulty levels and you have a winning formula. Even if the pixel graphics aren’t your usual cup of tea, Project Warlock is more than worth your time. This is a journey to Hell that is well worth the ride.
  5. Jun 18, 2020
    70
    Project Warlock tries to revive the memory of classic shooters, and does a great job at that, but half-way along the way, it gets repetitive and ultimately fails to be a superb shooter.
  6. Jun 25, 2020
    70
    Other than some incommodious bugs and a lackluster story, Project Warlock on PS4 is a stylistic gem, with an incredible soundtrack, that pays homage to its predecessors while providing an extremely high skill ceiling.
  7. Jul 22, 2020
    50
    It’s so wholly indebted to the past, it never tries to do anything new. Sure, it looks a little cleaner, and I suspect the controls are a little smoother, but there’s nothing here that suggests it’s aware of any developments in gaming post-1995. There’s barely even a story holding it all together — it’s just all nostalgia, all the time. Obviously, if that kind of nostalgia speaks to you, then you’ll probably find plenty to enjoy in Project Warlock. But if you want anything more than reheated Doom, you’re better off looking elsewhere, because you won’t find it here.

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Score distribution:
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  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Jun 10, 2020
    10
    Fast, fun, addictive! A very satisfying game, which clearly aims to deliver pure joy of shooting while sweeping levels. One can say: like inFast, fun, addictive! A very satisfying game, which clearly aims to deliver pure joy of shooting while sweeping levels. One can say: like in the good old days, but no, it's a solid game, not exploiting your retro sentiment. But feeding it a lot if you want! Expand
  2. Jun 11, 2020
    5
    Was expecting it to be much better. This just isn't on par with games like ion fury or wrath. Even the anniversary of duke nukem 3d is betterWas expecting it to be much better. This just isn't on par with games like ion fury or wrath. Even the anniversary of duke nukem 3d is better than this. So its not cause I dont like the genre but this isnt fun. The levels are boring, enemies are not much better. Guns are not fun either, lot of magic stuff.

    It just feelt like im playing Wolfenstein again, but not in a good way. Other retro fps takes from the old existing ones and improve upon them. This one is just like someone ported a mod of Wolfenstein
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