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  • Summary: An action-focused and hardcore single-player shooter which embraces the paradigmatic qualities that the genre has it offer. It includes over-the-top destruction, myriads of enemies, weapon variety, a challenging campaign and a cyberpunk setting.


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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. Jun 5, 2016
    A real old school shooter, true to the genre's roots and packed full of action; its main flaw is the uninspired design, but every 90's shooter lover should give it a chance.
  2. Jun 3, 2016
    If you loved Hard Reset when it first released, give Redux a try, especially if you never played the DLC.
  3. Jun 3, 2016
    If you grew up with old-school shooters and you like a cyberpunk setting, Hard Reset: Redux deserves a try. It's quite linear and not too long, but gameplay-wise it's very enjoyable.
  4. Jun 3, 2016
    Hard Reset has a story which drives you forward, but ultimately it is a fun shooter where blowing stuff up is all that matters.
  5. Jun 3, 2016
    The big question is whether or not a game like Hard Reset Redux has a place in today's market... a market that has recently received the superb Doom. Whereas Doom took the essence of the franchise and smashed it, rather bloodily, into relevance, Hard Reset sticks firmly to its roots. There's space for both, but the old-school shooter is starting to show its age.
  6. Jun 3, 2016
    I wanted to love Hard Reset Redux, especially after coming off Doom, which had scratched that 90s FPS itch I have almost annually. There just isn’t enough here to satisfy. Gunplay feels weak, enemies are boring to kill, and the world wears out its welcome quickly. Nothing about this game is overly offensive to the senses, but it just never stands out from the pack either.
  7. Jul 22, 2016
    The developer’s desire to recapture the magic of a previous age clouded their vision of what constitutes good design, and created an experience fraught with antithetical decisions. As a result, Hard Reset offers an average game which becomes particularly tedious long before it ends.

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  1. Jun 7, 2016
    Good old school shooter with good graphics. It is not a GREAT game but it is a good game and a solid deal at $20 on Xbox. I'd say price wiseGood old school shooter with good graphics. It is not a GREAT game but it is a good game and a solid deal at $20 on Xbox. I'd say price wise it is only rivaled by Wolfenstein Old Blood which I also loved and is also $20. This all lines up assuming you like and bought games like Doom and the first Wolfenstein. All of these games are for the same gamer IMO.

    It is true the cut scenes are a waste in Hard Reset and the game is simple by today's standards but it holds up well. Solid 7 or 7.5 game going into it expecting a classic Pain Killer or even Serious Same style game.
  2. Jun 13, 2016
    Hard Reset Redux
    Decently Fun, but super repetitive
    Hard Reset Redux is the extended version to Hard Reset released in 2011 nearly doubling
    Hard Reset Redux
    Decently Fun, but super repetitive
    Hard Reset Redux is the extended version to Hard Reset released in 2011 nearly doubling this games length and of course extending the story...
    that is if you can actually follow what’s going on…
    Something about AI gone wrong and you have to save the city they occupy...
    I’m not even sure...
    If you’re playing Hard Reset you’re playing for the gameplay…
    And this game can be great fun at times…
    You get 3 weapons in this game... a rifle...a plasma gun, and later a katana…
    But both the rifle and the plasma gun all have 5 variations that you can unlock as you collect xp from secrets or just by killing enemies...
    As you progress through the game your meter will fill up and give you a skill point to spend on either a new weapon, a weapon upgrade, or gear upgrade…
    And these weapon upgrades are really all there is to keep the game feeling fresh and ultimately what keeps it even the slightest bit engaging…
    There are a few enemy variants that you can take down with any weapon, but you’ll clearly fall in love with one weapon type to deal with a certain enemy over another, for example I like using the shotgun on explosive enemies.. And I loved using the katana on pretty much everything else.
    I easily had the most fun with the katana... but the fact that I had a favorite weapon for every enemy type tells you a lot about how much weapon variety actually matters in this game…
    That is such a refreshing feeling, where I feel like in most first person shooters I can get away with anything and it doesn’t matter… but here it does
    unfortunately after you’ve played with all of the variants for a while, the game really starts to get boring and feels like it drags out way too long…
    Hard Resets biggest issue is hands down the level design…
    Every levels is activating switches while you kill everything between you and the switch…
    And every level really looks nearly identical…
    and honestly without having known that the game would be the same throughout, I was already unimpressed the moment the game started, as It looked like a dated bargain bin game
    Its gray and boring, but there are some cool nail-biting sections towards the end of the game if you can manage to drag yourself through 7 hours of the same thing to get there…
    You practically see all there is to see in level 1, minus a few boss fights thrown in there…
    Hard Reset Redux offers a great deal of fun with its weapon variety,
    But if you don’t like feeling like you’re stuck in a demo level for 8 hours, you’re better off looking for your fun elsewhere
    I give Hard Reset Redux a