Prodeus Reviews

Prodeus is ranked in the 89th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
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Recommended
Oct 6, 2022

Bounding Box delivers an anachronistic high-wire act, and the perhaps the best shooter outright since Doom Eternal.

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8.3 / 10.0
Sep 30, 2022

Almost two years in early access were apparently enough to rough out the edges and Prodeus 1.0 is an intense, fun and satisfying first person shooter.

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8.5 / 10.0
Nov 7, 2022

Prodeus is an unashamedly loud and brash FPS that manages to put a true modern twist on the retro shooter.

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8 / 10
Oct 5, 2022

There's no denying that Prodeus is derivative, but that's not necessarily a problem when the end result is this well realised. An absolute blast from start to finish.

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83 / 100
Oct 4, 2022

Prodeus’ ultraviolent combat is fantastic if that’s what you’re in the mood for. But even the most delicious meal can sour in the stomach if there’s simply too much. In short bursts, Prodeus not just stands on the shoulders of giants, it dwarfs them. Over hours, though, the incessant action and jackhammer sound design start to feel a little restrictive and repetitive. Prodeus is a near-perfect homage to late 90s shooters, but you don’t need to be a demon spawn of Doom to enjoy it.

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8.5 / 10.0
Sep 30, 2022

In recent years, the old-school FPS genre has been undergoing a kind of rebirth; and if the results are games like Prodeus, we should be glad it has. Solid gunplay, excellent soundtrack, and graphics that might be old-school, but never feel dated: this is an excellent debut for Bounding Box Games. Granted, it's not flawless and the checkpoint system especially raises some eyebrows, but Produes is definitely a game worth checking out if you're into old-school FPSs. And even if you're not, honestly.

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9 / 10
Nov 3, 2022

Prodeus is the kind of game that knows exactly what it wants to do and executes that vision flawlessly. It's not complicated and it's nothing you haven't seen before, but every inch of this experience was clearly crafted with passion and talent. The intense firefights, expansive arsenal, metal music, and sprawling level designs all come together to make Prodeus feel like a game that's just the right mix of retro and modern. If you have ever been a fan of Doom, Quake, Wolfenstein, or any of the indie boomer shooters of the last few years, you owe it to yourself to give Prodeus a shot. Even if you haven't much been into the genre before, we'd say this is an excellent place to jump in and see what it's about. Wherever you stand, we'd give Prodeus a strong recommendation; this is absolutely worth both your time and money.

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80 / 100
Oct 10, 2022

An amazing tribute to the old FPS, with modern graphics techniques and an awesome-bloody-action

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9.6 / 10.0
Aug 10, 2018

Prodeus invokes a feeling of classic FPS games that any fan of the genre will enjoy. In a familiar setting, you get to fight back a horde of demonic entities. Simply put, Prodeus is devilishly delightful.

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9.5 / 10.0
Sep 26, 2022

Early Access was kind to Prodeus, as the end result gives us a masterful game with incredible maps, punchy and satisfying gunplay, as well as some kick-ass visuals and sound design.

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8.5 / 10.0
Oct 19, 2022

Prodeus is the reincarnation of classic FPS games from the '90s. There isn't much of a story here, but let's be honest, if you are playing this game, it's for the blood and mayhem!

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8 / 10.0
Oct 10, 2022

Prodeus is a great retro shooter that impresses with complex levels, brutality and variable weapons. But it still feels a bit like Early Access, because it is very short and with insufficient variability of enemies.

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84 / 100
Oct 3, 2022

Despite some flaws regarding progress and also enemy variation and AI, Prodeus is an excellent shooter inspired by the first FPS we had. Intense action, outstanding fun and delightful to play are the great qualities seen here.

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70 / 100
Oct 1, 2022

Prodeus is a noble tribute to the original Doom with plenty of action, excellent stylized visuals, and great level design. However, the brief campaign grows repetitive as the mechanics don't evolve beyond the basics, and multiplayer is unfortunately empty.

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9 / 10 stars
Sep 27, 2022

The 2020s resurgence of "boomer shooters" continues with Prodeus, one of the best examples of the subgenre, and one of the best games in it, period.

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Oct 28, 2022

Prodeus is a top-notch old-school first-person shooter that takes what made the classics great and amplifies it with fitting modernizations.

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Nov 16, 2022

An okay port of an amazing game

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5 / 10.0
Oct 22, 2022

I certainly can’t claim Prodeus is a bad game, it just left me thoroughly underwhelmed. Perhaps this encapsulates the underlying issue with the desire to create a game whose primary ambition is to recreate the feeling of playing older titles.

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7 / 10.0
Sep 27, 2022

Prodeus travels down well-worn territory but does so covered in substantially more red (and blue) goo. Its mix of modern effects and retro visuals coalesce well and give it enough of its own identity that’s bolstered by its buckets of blood.

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3.5 / 5.0
Oct 8, 2022

Prodeus is self-consciously an old-school shooter, and it does a good job in replicating the frenetic, explosive gunplay and oppressive atmosphere of classic 90’s FPS titles like Doom and Quake. Sadly, beyond some interesting aesthetics, it doesn’t really stake out much of an identity of its own. The lack of any real story, worldbuilding or unique gameplay mechanics stops Prodeus short of being something really special. Still, if you’d like a game where you can switch off your brain and just exercise your trigger finger, Prodeus provides a great world to blast your way through.

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