3D Realms, creators of Duke Nukem 3D, Prey, and Max Payne, are excited to team up with Voidpoint to bring back the legendary Build Engine, famously known for classic first-person shooters like Duke Nukem 3D, Shadow Warrior, and Blood.
Ion Fury made me feel like a kid again and it's not just nostalgia that makes the game great. The is classic run and gun FPS action at it's purest and despite running on 20 year old tech, it's still a hell of a lot of fun and is one of my favorite games of 2019 so far.
Even among its retro FPS peers, 3D Realms has put out a best-in-class experience that rivals anything released this year. The fact that such a game can come after the character’s inauspicious debut in Bombshell makes it all the more miraculous.
Ion Fury is one of the best fps old style of this generation, a perfect choice for the old gamers.
If you like old-school shooters, you can’t miss this one. It’s the true successor of Duke Nukem, and even with its flaws, it’s an absolute blast.
3DRealms' return to the Build engine almost twenty years later proves they can still punch with the best of them. A masterfully crafted work of sound and fury this game never once ceases to entertain but can at times feel a little less imaginative than it could be. If only it had as much fun with itself as we had playing it.
In this modern era where almost every shooter has convoluted skill trees, shared multiplayer worlds, and a bolted-on battle royale mode, Ion Fury is a welcome return to a far simpler brand of first-person run ‘n’ gun action. But although it’s a frenetic, fun, occasionally frustrating yet inarguably authentic throwback to Duke Nukem 3D, it ultimately hails to the king without making a strong enough effort to dethrone him.
The issue is that it is trying to nail something that started to feel stale almost 20 years ago when a little game called Half-Life came out and changed everything.