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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! Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Jun 11, 2020
    85
    Project Warlock is a gem that borrows influences from the greatest FPS titles of our past and throws in a unique presentation with an added dose of magic. The arsenal of weapons and spells allows you to approach the action how you wish, and it continually feels rewarding. There’s plenty of replay value here for those who’d like another go at the hectic carnage each level provides, so it’s an easy recommendation from me.
  2. Jun 11, 2020
    80
    Project Warlock is a bloody and delightful retro love letter to Doom and its classic FPS brethren, and it holds its own compared to modern shooters.
  3. Jun 11, 2020
    80
    Project Warlock is an excellent throwback to the fast-paced, gory strafe-fests of the '90s. It's got tons of big, meaty weapons, magic attack abilities, some light puzzle elements and an endless procession of freakish hellspawn to blow into tiny chunks across five impressively varied settings. Buckshot Software's debut effort is an easy recommendation for retro FPS fans and one of the better shooter experiences currently available on Switch.
  4. 75
    All in all, though, Project Warlock is a reminder of the retro FPS with just a smidge of RPG elements thrown in. The title has a wonderful aesthetic, fantastic music, and enjoyable gameplay. While there are a number of little things that annoy me, it’s unique enough to get a recommendation. Buy it if you grew up loving Doom, Wolfenstein 3D, or especially Hexen.
  5. Jul 10, 2020
    70
    Project Warlock is a FPS that pays homage to classic ’90s shooters like Doom. If you like mazes filled with hardcore monsters and plenty of gore, this game will probably be of interest to you.
  6. Jun 26, 2020
    70
    Project Warlock is a blast when it all finally clicks. It does take some warming up to after being thrown in the deep end. With some small tweaks, I managed to deal with the more fiddly issues. If you’ve finished off the old Doom games on your Switch and need another dose of that retro FPS, Project Warlock definitely goes some way to scratch that itch.
  7. Jun 18, 2020
    60
    By no means a bad game, Project Warlock can definitely be fun, but its many rough edges mar the experience, and fun soon gives way to annoyance. While the ultra-retro style is neat, and the gunplay is great, in the end these alone can't help much with the repetitive and simplistic level design, or how often bullets tend to hit thin air, and how unnecessary a permadeath system feels for such a game. Here's hoping the developer team understands what made titles like Doom so darn enjoyable, and create a much better sequel.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Jun 18, 2020
    10
    Um dos melhoresshooters que ja joguei s, a altura dos classicos. Jogabilidade fluida, trilha sonora impecavel e graficos lindissimos. UmUm dos melhoresshooters que ja joguei s, a altura dos classicos. Jogabilidade fluida, trilha sonora impecavel e graficos lindissimos. Um titulo mais que necessario para quem tem um nintendo switch. Expand
  2. Jun 13, 2020
    4
    This would have been a decent port if it wasn't for the input delay. I can forgive the 30fps lock, but not when the input delay becomes thisThis would have been a decent port if it wasn't for the input delay. I can forgive the 30fps lock, but not when the input delay becomes this noticeable. Aiming and movement just don't feel comfortable, either in handheld or docked.

    The game itself is fantastic. The art style still holds up even with the slight graphical downgrades. It's just a shame about the input delay, which none of the "official" reviews seem to mention. Being able to control your game is one of the more important aspects to look out for, and you'd think it would be something important to mention.
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