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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! Explore 60 vast levels in five settings, from frozen Antarctic base to the sands of Egypt to the medieval castles’ courts and graveyards. Find keys to unlock passages, reveal secret caches with ammo and gold, use lifts and hidden buttons to access new areas. Finally descend to hell to face the ultimate challenge and emerge victorious. Combat tons of enemies from flying demons to five-storeys robots, splashing walls and floors with their blood and chunks. Dodge bullets and projectiles, figure out strategies and weapons that work best against each of the nasty villains. Learn their moves and stay one step ahead to survive through the levels. Face megabosses in vast final arenas to complete each world. Expand your arsenal with new weapons found along your way. From powerful blades to massive guns, collect and develop your favourite gear and master the craft of carnage. Reach into vast arsenal of 38 types of weapons and learn their secret tricks to deliver maximum damage, fast! Grab ammo and spit out series of bullets, walls of flames, and bursts of magic shots to bring down enemies foolish enough to stand in your way. Develop your hero the way you like, by assigning upgrade points and perks to the favourite skills between each level. Develop and upgrade spells and weapons to create your unique character through the game, and use their powers to master the game in higher difficulty modes. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Jun 29, 2020
    100
    Project Warlock is a first-person shooter created by a tiny indie team that punches way above its weight. While its reason for existence may initially seem to be for paying homage to its genre’s forefathers, Project Warlock quickly grows into a game all its own, providing an enthralling shooter experience all the way to the end.
  2. Jun 14, 2020
    90
    This game shines and stands out from other games with significantly larger budgets and developer teams. Project Warlock is definitely worth a couple of thousand shots at demons and is as enjoyable on console as it was on PC.
  3. Jun 15, 2020
    90
    Project Warlock wears its 90s first-person shooter influence on its sleeve. It’s fast, violent and perfectly paced—a must play, whether you harbour fond memories of its inspiration or not. Besides some minor setbacks caused by level design quirks, Project Warlock was pure, unadulterated fun from start to finish.
  4. Jun 12, 2020
    80
    Project Warlock enriches and modernizes an old FPS formula, resulting in an highly entertaining and challenging experience. Every fan of classic FPSes should try it.
  5. Jun 20, 2020
    80
    A highly recommended game, not only for fans of retro games, but for those looking for a frantic and simple game.
  6. Jun 15, 2020
    80
    Project Warlock is a blood-splattered love letter to retro-shooters, but still there’s plenty here to hook you even if you’ve never experienced the titles that inspired it. A glorious, gruesome outing, Project Warlock is sometimes unforgiving, but once you push past the first few levels, it’s a bloody joy to play.
  7. Jun 12, 2020
    60
    Project Warlock on Xbox One is a run of the mill clone of classic shooters, but it doesn’t incorporate the ingenious and thoughtful level design that made its forebearers such timeless classics.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Jun 18, 2020
    10
    The game starts off a tad challenging as you are equipped with a wand I guess you'd call it. Also a knife and a Axe. Each weapon slot holdsThe game starts off a tad challenging as you are equipped with a wand I guess you'd call it. Also a knife and a Axe. Each weapon slot holds two weapons you have to hit a button to swap between them. I'll get it out of the way the weapon wheel is my only gripe with this entire game. At times especially in action it can be a hassle to work your way around. There is 38 weapons in all so you can only imagine how hard this wheel can be to use at times. I love all the different types of weapons though. Selecting them though is just a bit clunky. Good thing I love the Axe so much and Shotgun. I mostly just cycle between those two. I love how the weapons sound. It really sounds nice blasting your way through levels. All of the weapons can also be upgraded with stars you find along the way. Like my favorite is the "BloodThirsty" the Axe absorbs enemy energy and puts it into you. This can be real handy in certain situations. I really feel i used this most of the game. Each weapon has it's own bullet type you must find along the way. You can also find magic and energy vials to fill your health and Magic bars. The magics are found a long the way as well. All of these are upgraded at the Workshop you go to between missions. You can also upgrade your characters health, spirit, capacity, and more there as well. You gain this XP by picking up gold and jewels along the way. Some even hidden in secret rooms. Each Level has some of these loaded with stuff to aid in your journey.
    There are 5 different stages, but each stage has a certain amount of levels. There are 60 different levels in total. Each stage is so different than the others. You go from Castles, to Sewers, the Arctics, Deserts, and so much more. The thing about each of these they also have unique enemies as well. It never feels repetitive, and you just can't wait to see what surprises await you. each stage has a unique and super challenging boss fight. I highly recommend starting this on easy , because you have unlimited continues to learn the game with. I think the harder levels you only get like three men, and have to start all over. These bosses will kick your ass on easy, so I can't imagine starting them difficult and playing it over and over again from scratch. Each level has colored keys that open certain doors. Red, Blue, and Gold to be exact. You know you have found the end of a level when you come to a monster door that shoots fire at you. So even if you clear a level, and make it to the end you have to be cautious exiting the level as well.
    I said earlier it sounds nice blasting your way through the levels. that isn't the only nice sound along the way though. Project Warlock has 62 unique musical tracks that will blow your mind. They will hype you up so much, and really give it that 90's FPS feel. These songs are excellent, and really took me back to Quake, and Trent Reznor's music just rocking you all the way through. The music for "Project Warlock" does the same. It is such an epic soundtrack that really just adds to this nearly perfect experience. This game really was going to get a 10 from me. It blew my mind and surprised me so much. I never expected this type quality, with such an affordable price tag. Hopefully they can smooth out that weapons wheel. It's really the only thing holding this back from being the perfect modern retro FPS. I think it is without question the best this Gen. It does and has everything you loved about those classics. I can't wait to see more from this kid, he is a true future face in game development. i see a lot great things from him in the future.
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  2. Jun 20, 2020
    9
    Well not bad game for a few evenings.
    I like it, graphic is cure gamplay also - oldstyle
  3. Jul 4, 2020
    8
    Project Warlock is a Retro First-Person-Shooter. Hailing back to the style of the Godfathers of the genre, Project Warlock is displayed inProject Warlock is a Retro First-Person-Shooter. Hailing back to the style of the Godfathers of the genre, Project Warlock is displayed in gloriously produced sprite based pixel art. Featuring around 60 levels (I lost count) each with their own musical track, this game takes you on an action packed romp to stop the invading forces of hell. It all plays out like Doom and Heretic had a baby. With both Spells you can utilize and a wildly upgradable arsenal of weapons at your disposal. There are also a good variety in environment and enemies, you never feel like your blasting away at the same nasty critters the whole time. Each enemy brings its own tactics, and the larger enemies even lose parts to damage. The game is well mapped even though you're always on a flat level plane it never detracts from the exploration. This game is a near perfect storm, giving a subtle nod to all the greats before it, and leaving its own footprints in the path. One of the most impressive aspects Is the game was entirely programed by Jakub Cislo who was 18 and in High-School at the time, as it was originally on PC in 2018. This is not a game to pass up if you enjoyed any of the games that inspired this game. Project Warlock is a must have homage to some of the greatest aspects of the genre. Expand
  4. Jun 27, 2020
    5
    This text does not contain spoilers
    And that's just a short review, not all parts of the game, and it's just a summary.
    You can easily use
    This text does not contain spoilers
    And that's just a short review, not all parts of the game, and it's just a summary.
    You can easily use the phrase "Where is the story" for this game. Not only does the game not have an interesting story, but it also has a very illogical and superficial story.
    But the good thing is that the gameplay is smooth and exemplary.
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