Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Jun 10, 2020
    70
    After the relative failure that was Duke Nukem Forever, it is great to see a game which rekindles that old classic Duke feel with a new (if not overly similar) IP. It has a number of stumbles, but if you want to take a 25-year blast-to-the-past, Ion Fury doesn’t surpass the FPS games of the age, but it does stand well against them, making it a good choice both for veterans of the age and for those new to the classic shooter style.
  2. 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.
  3. Jun 8, 2020
    60
    Ion Fury blows the Build Engine's dust off, and manages to offer something that seems to hit all the right - nostalgic - notes, but it sort of misses the most crucial ones. Gunfights feel awesome, but the level design is anything but, leading to the many quitter moments being dull as hell. Plus, Voidpoint's creation lacks character, and plays its "comedic" card a bit too safe for something that's meant to be a return to the days of Duke Nukem's political incorrectness. As for the Switch port, while currently the only way to enjoy this on the go, this is definitely something that plays a lot better on the PC.
User Score
7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 16
  2. Negative: 4 out of 16
  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. Full Review »
  2. 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. Full Review »
  3. Jun 6, 2020
    8
    Updated - Now with 1.06 the missing inverted control option was added, the framedrop between the levels (when saving) are almost gone too.Updated - Now with 1.06 the missing inverted control option was added, the framedrop between the levels (when saving) are almost gone too. Took over 3 weeks after release until the game was really playable, another reason that I m definitly will never preorder any game anymore - until its patched and really playable. Happens too often these days. Full Review »