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Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

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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: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. 85
    Ion Fury is nothing short of a giant love letter to the classic shooters of the 1990s. From the cheesy one-liners to the secret-filled stages, the game oozes style in spades. Though it doesn't improve much over its predecessors, Ion Fury really doesn't need to. Fans of classic shooters will definitely not want to miss this, while fans of modern shooters looking for a change will find an experience not too far outside of their comfort zone.
  2. 85
    Ion Fury is not only an incredible love letter to ‘90s first-person shooters; it’s a great first-person shooter in its own right. It leverages a classic engine in new and exciting ways and is only very rarely hampered by it. While the humor may rub some players the wrong way, it’s arguably worth suffering through for a game that is in many ways better than its source material. This is a ‘90s shooter the way you remember them, rather than perhaps how they actually were.
  3. May 21, 2020
    80
    However, if you’re unbothered by framerate, the Switch version of Ion Fury is just as complete content-wise as it is on any other platform. You won’t miss out on or gain any content on the Switch, and this is the only way to take the game on the go. If you’re set on picking up Ion Fury, your choice of platform really comes down to portability vs. framerate. If a handheld version of the game is essential, the Switch is the only console that can offer that feature. Otherwise, you’re best off picking the game up elsewhere.
  4. May 22, 2020
    80
    With its frantic action and sharp level design, Ion Fury on the Nintendo Switch is more than worthy of the time and efforts of any players who enjoy a more old school experience that didn't stop in time.
  5. May 13, 2020
    75
    Ion Fury on Switch is a great version, it suffers a little from too small text in hand-held mode and has some frame-rate tear during auto-save moments, but otherwise it is a retro fan's dream.
  6. May 15, 2020
    70
    If you’re looking for a retro shooter that isn’t actually a 25-year-old port of a N64 game, then Ion Fury is the time-travelling love letter from the past you’ve been waiting for. While its weapons and boss fights won’t leave much of an imprint on your memory, the speed and intensity of its gunfights and the intricacy of its level designs more than make up for it. If you want to be punished and rewarded by the shooter principles of old, this is the new/old FPS for you.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. May 15, 2020
    10
    Great game. Switch version is amazing with smooth framerate, crisp graphics, and looks BEAUTIFUL on handheld mode. If you love oldschool DukeGreat game. Switch version is amazing with smooth framerate, crisp graphics, and looks BEAUTIFUL on handheld mode. If you love oldschool Duke Nukem 3D, you'll love this game. Expand
  2. May 18, 2020
    10
    Absolutely great game! was a hit on PC and now im glad its out on all consoles, bought all 3 versions. highly recommend it!
  3. May 20, 2020
    5
    I will update the score once a patch or fix comes out, with today ( a week after release ) the promised patch for the messed up control thereI will update the score once a patch or fix comes out, with today ( a week after release ) the promised patch for the messed up control there is no inverted y axis on Switch which makes it unplayable for me. Unstable framerate - once the game saves between areas it looks like the game crashes, (screen tearing). The game looks promising, the PS4 Version shows the game can be great, but on Switch its not recommended ... yet. Expand
  4. May 14, 2020
    4
    The Switch port is awful. Unstable 30fps in a game that has graphics from 1996, which heavily impacts the fast-paced, hardcore gameplay. TheThe Switch port is awful. Unstable 30fps in a game that has graphics from 1996, which heavily impacts the fast-paced, hardcore gameplay. The aiming controls are completely messed up and need to be fixed in a patch. Big disappointment after having played the excellent PC early access build. Expand