Pick your contracts. Hunt your targets. Collect the bounty.
Navigate an ocean of crime and corruption to balance the bloody ecosystem of Necromunda as a merciless hired gun. The money's good, the dog's loyal, and the gun's reliable but can you survive the hunt? Necromunda: Hired Gun is a fast paced, violent, and thrilling FPS set in the darkest reaches of Warhammer 40,000's most infamous hive city. For the right price, eliminate the most notorious gangers and mutants.
Your armory is a sprawling arsenal. Your body is enhanced with a dozen customizable augments to run on walls and leap over chasms. Your cyber mastiff will sniff out and eliminate enemies for you, while your grappling hook allows quick, agile traversal of the massive environments.
Necromunda: Hired Gun is a fast-paced FPS that makes the most of the Warhammer 40K license. The attention to even the smallest detail by the developers and the excellent level design are the setting for a dynamic and frenetic shooter. Unfortunately, just like Streum On Studio’s previous titles, this latest video game by the French team is plagued by a number of technical problems and issues in the AI department.
Like so much of the Warhammer 40K universe, Necromunda is a richly imagined world filled with the potential for conflict and storytelling. Using it as the setting for an action-filled shooter makes total sense. Although its mechanics are essentially a greatest-hits collection of ideas from other shooters, Necromunda: Hired Gun is a competent introduction to this particular slice of the Warhammer 40K-verse. At some point, however, repetition and fatigue with the one-note approach to pacing and the relentlessly hopeless nature of the world set in. You begin to desperately hope for some humanity, emotional depth, humor, or variety…which I guess ultimately is the plight of the Underhive’s residents. It just shouldn’t be that of the gamer.
A fairly fun bullet-hell shooter frustrated by under-realised features and missed narrative opportunities. Ultimately, Hired Gun falls into a pitfall all too common to Warhammer adaptations: that of only ever feeling skin deep.
Necromunda: Hired Gun fails to exploit the full potential of the fascinating universe of Warhammer 40K. It’s a fun action game that is heavily inspired by Doom Eternal but lacks attention to detail and there are several problems in its gameplay structure.
Necromunda Hired Gun rests its foot on the accelerator of dynamism and violence, yet it has an imprecise aim. Many of its problems derive from strictly technical stumbles, some of which can be solved with special updates (such as bugs or application crashes), while others are innate in its playful DNA, and have to do with feedback from the shots almost totally absent, with an artificial intelligence crude beyond belief, and with a general flatness of the shootings. The always timeless charisma of Warhammer takes care of everything, but with a license of this value available, we are convinced that Streum Studio could have done more to honor the Imperium.
Necromunda is a sight to behold, but it's undermined by wonky shooting, superfluous mechanics, and bugs.
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