Aftercharge Image
Metascore
69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critic Reviews What's this?

User Score
5.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 8 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: AFTERCHARGE is a 3 vs 3 competitive game pitting invisible robots against an invincible security squad in high-octane tactical skirmishes. The robots must sneak around to destroy all the energy extractors on the site while the guards are tasked to spot the attackers and stop them.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Jan 25, 2019
    85
    Aftercharge truly has the potential to be “the next big thing”, with all fundamentals of what makes a shooter great, but in its early days its clear there is still polish that could done to the overall experience.
  2. Jan 14, 2019
    75
    A good concept and a nice gameplay are the basis of Aftercharge, a team based first person shooter that could shine with a good support and more contents.
  3. Jan 14, 2019
    70
    Smaller issues aside, Aftercharge is a quirky, thrilling and uniquely demanding good time.
  4. Jan 25, 2019
    70
    Aftercharge offers us a fresh and original asymmetric multiplayer experience, with an entertaining gameplay. Too bad for its lack of variety, though: one mode and two small maps are a bit too little to keep people interested, so we can only hope in a good influx of post-launch content.
  5. Jan 13, 2019
    65
    Aftercharge’s fun and unique cat and mouse-like concept is both neatly structured, and finely balanced. However, whilst the game offers a decent amount of depth through its well designed and diverse cast of interesting characters, it’s greatly held back due to its lack of gameplay variation. The bottom line here is that distinction alone will only go so far, Aftercharge needs to cover more ground, and soon.
  6. Feb 11, 2019
    65
    If you’re looking for a competitive game with some truly unique ideas and interesting mechanics, Aftercharge has you covered if you’re wanting something new, it’s just hard to recommended in its current state knowing that you’ll mostly likely sit queuing for a match longer than it actually takes to play one. With a deep discount and a much bigger install base, Aftercharge could really be something unique and interesting to play, but that’s a steep mountain that’ll need to be climbed before it gets there, which is a shame, as the game has a huge amount of potential.
  7. Jan 18, 2019
    60
    There’s nothing really to dislike about Aftercharge. There just isn’t much Aftercharge to like. Without a campaign and lack of in-game story, you won’t find yourself intrigued nor have the ambition to continue on. There’s supposed to be a competitive mode, which wasn’t active during the time I played. It may entice people to continue on, especially if they have friends on mics. In its current state, there just isn’t enough content to warrant return after a few hours. While I enjoyed the aesthetics and original idea of the multiplayer mode, I got bored.

See all 9 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Jan 20, 2019
    10
    Very fun game and I enjoy playing with friends because this game is very much communication based
  2. Apr 9, 2019
    10
    ayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy it's a good
  3. Jan 12, 2019
    8
    Very interesting and very unique take on FPS. On one side you are invisible , on other side invincible. Sounds weird said like that but itVery interesting and very unique take on FPS. On one side you are invisible , on other side invincible. Sounds weird said like that but it turns out it works. Lot of fun. From what i can tell both sides are evenly balanced.
    The competitive game mode is not up yet wich is a bit of a disappointement for me. Besides that i can't say anything wrong.
    Gameplay is intense, tactical and fast paced.
    Expand
  4. Jan 13, 2019
    7
    Definitely has potential to be fun...clean graphics and smooth gameplay. Unique take on team based class shooter, but the game launchedDefinitely has potential to be fun...clean graphics and smooth gameplay. Unique take on team based class shooter, but the game launched without competitive multiplayer? The bots are not a challenge to defeat, especially if you team up with friends. This game would definitely be worth a look once MP launches, but I would recommend waiting for that to happen. Expand
  5. Jan 15, 2019
    7
    The presentation side of the game isn’t perfect I actually enjoyed the atmosphere that both the visuals and sound design that has beenThe presentation side of the game isn’t perfect I actually enjoyed the atmosphere that both the visuals and sound design that has been created. When played with friends the game does offer you some fun and enjoyable moments and I loved the amount importance that’s gone into communication. There are a few interesting and unique mechanics present in the gameplay and this definitely makes the game stand out from others in the genre which I found to be refreshing. Unfortunately the game suffers with a few technical issues and this does impact on your overall experience, which in time I am confident will be addressed. In terms of content there isn’t a great deal for you to sink your teeth into and more content definitely needs to be added to keep you coming back for more, as with most games of this genre. It can become repetitive and even though there are unique aspects present in the gameplay you’ve basically seen them all after only a few games, friends playing along either made or broke my experience with Aftercharge. Getting into games with real players isn’t very easy and it tends to take a while before you see a real player which can be tedious and at times frustrating. After playing the Beta it became clear that Aftercharge can be fun in short bursts it just didn’t have enough depth to it and I was hoping that the game would release with more content on launch day. Unfortunately in terms of content the game doesn’t have much more included in the full release and this will without a doubt stop people from returning back to the game time and time again, unless we see continuous support launched. Another thing that may stop people from returning back to the game is by how repetitive the gameplay gets and this repetitiveness happens almost too quickly. This is a shame because Aftercharge has quite a few unique elements included in its gameplay and it does stand out from others in the genre but for me there just wasn’t enough of a pull to keep drawing me back in. The draw of the game is further dwindled by the technical issues that are present which do cause you to become frustrated quite quickly and not being able to find real players isn’t easy either. This is a shame as well because when I did finally get to play with friends I had a very enjoyable time to say the least. At the end of the day then as it stands at the moment I can still give Aftercharge a recommendation, with the hope they sort out the current problems because they have got an interesting and unique core idea, it just needs quite a bit of work on it. You may or may not love it but the price of admission is worth it in the end. Expand