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  • Summary: DUSK -A retro FPS that looks and feels like the 90s. Inspired by Quake, Heretic, Hexen, Half-Life and Redneck Rampage.
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  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
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  1. Nov 2, 2021
    100
    It is a devilish delight to navigate Dusk’s hellish environments and labyrinth-like levels, all whilst laying waste to its army of twisted enemies with its second to none gunplay. Not only is this title a fitting tribute to the games that inspired it, but it’s also something that manages to feel entirely relevant to the modern era due to its impeccable gameplay and emphasis on providing a simple but intriguing story. So if you are in any way nostalgic for retro FPS experiences, or for that matter, just a lover of FPS games in general, then do yourself a favor and check out Dusk on the Switch.
  2. Nov 15, 2021
    90
    Dusk is the kind of game I could not help but smile while I was playing it. Every level was a treat to play and the accessibility options really open it up to so many people. The attention to detail in this port is also super appreciated. It really takes advantage of the hardware while not compromising the original concept. This is a game that every fan of shooters needs to play, and I cannot recommend it enough.
  3. 90
    DUSK’s arrival on Switch has been a long time coming. But I'm honestly relieved that the creator took his time sanding down and sharpening every little corner of DUSK for its Switch debut. It feels like a game that was meant to be played on Nintendo’s console and uses its retro inspirations to pump new life into this particular genre of games. If you ask me, it's the beginning of a new dawn.
  4. Nov 15, 2021
    90
    DUSK is a bloody good time on Switch that perfectly evokes the spirit of the best 90’s shooters.
  5. Oct 29, 2021
    85
    We promise: if you accept the "retro" graphic style which can inevitably divide, Dusk is probably the best FPS of the Nintendo Switch.
  6. 85
    Dusk is a fast-paced, fun retro FPS. Its weapons and enemies are well thought-out, and its gameplay shines above its muddy colors and occasional monotonous levels.
  7. Nov 3, 2021
    85
    When this game came out in 2018, I missed it entirely. Don't an ignorant fool like I was, and don't miss the opportunity to play Dusk. It a fantastic retro horror shooter that will delight you long after Halloween is over. The Switch port is amazing as well.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Nov 20, 2021
    10
    I have been following the development of this port rather closely and the 'under the hood' changes they made to get this running at a nearlyI have been following the development of this port rather closely and the 'under the hood' changes they made to get this running at a nearly solid 60fps is incredible. Clearly New Blood love their games and want to make sure the experience is as close to the PC version as possible. If you are sitting on the fence and reading this, if you decide to get this game be prepared for a fast, frantic, heart pounding time. Fast enemies, fast guns and even faster movement. A fantastic fluid experience nearly anyone can just pick up and play. Expand
  2. Nov 21, 2021
    10
    This is the best retro shooter I've played, graphics 10/10, plot 10/10, interface 10/10, visual 10/10.
  3. Nov 3, 2021
    10
    Отличный олдскульный шутер, тонны секретов, отличный дизайн локаций, круто в общем что вышла на свичОтличный олдскульный шутер, тонны секретов, отличный дизайн локаций, круто в общем что вышла на свич
  4. Oct 30, 2021
    10
    That's just a retro style game very efficient who kill all shooter games like doom or every games like this... Very speed, controle are veryThat's just a retro style game very efficient who kill all shooter games like doom or every games like this... Very speed, controle are very good with the motion controler... And the atmosphere of the game is realy crazy.... Juste to have fun... May be the only probleme is the size of the text that is realy too small for a portable use... That is not a probleme when you learn how to configure this (5mn)... Very happy of this game (lite on the SD and realy cool to have fun)...
    Just forget all the Doom and shooters on switch... This one is a killer !
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  5. Nov 16, 2021
    10
    Superb stuff, absolutely superb. I am just under half way through and every map is better than the last. It's full of surprises too. As a hugeSuperb stuff, absolutely superb. I am just under half way through and every map is better than the last. It's full of surprises too. As a huge fan of Doom 1&2,Quake and Duke Nukem 3D,I can't recommend Dusk enough. Expand
  6. ffp
    Nov 3, 2021
    9
    remember those old games that couldn't give u nice textures or graphics but were a blast to play ? i remember playing those kind of polygonalremember those old games that couldn't give u nice textures or graphics but were a blast to play ? i remember playing those kind of polygonal looking game for hours and never get bored.
    this was an instant flashback of me playing those kind of games, perfectly emulating the feel of early pc games but with fluid and comfy modernish gameplay that keeps you playing and playing.
    And now you're telling me i can bring this with me on the switch and play it in handheld like i always wanted my games to play when i was a kid ?
    Fellas you're in for a treat!
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