Necromunda: Hired Gun

Rating Summary

Based on 43 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

59

Top Critic Average

20%

Critics Recommend

Based on 43 critic reviews
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7 / 10.0
Jun 11, 2021

There’s one thing I have to make clear: This game isn’t trying to break one’s expectations. It’s a profoundly, if not perfectly average game that comes off as one of those very experiences. Fortunately, it’s a great way to approach the game. It’s not going to go over the top, it’s not going to attempt to fight with other games in a competitive stance.

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7 / 10.0
Jun 11, 2021

So while the running and gunning is generally pretty smooth short of the framerates, there are a lot of other small to medium details such as can bog things down a bit as they are a tad clunky and can only be done from the main hub. It would have been much better to have an actual inventory system window that also allowed for you to see all of your current upgrades instead of having to go back to the vendors to see all of these details. Overall though, what’s present is pretty solid and I came away fairly impressed at the gameplay as even hours down the line it keeps on being robust enough with the new upgrades as they are acquired.

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5 / 10.0
Jun 11, 2021

Whilst Necromunda: Hired Gun has the potential to be a decent game, some technical issues and lacking design choices see it fall short of the mark. It’s a shame too, because it has some real stand-out moments that were a lot of fun to play through; they were just hindered by a sketchy frame rate and some shooting mechanics that were inconsistent and lacked bite. I’d be interested to come back to the game again when all of the problems are fixed because it’s clear that it has potential. As it stands though, it’s pretty difficult to recommend playing Necromunda: Hired Gun on the PlayStation 5.

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48 / 100
Jun 4, 2021

Necromunda is a sight to behold, but it's undermined by wonky shooting, superfluous mechanics, and bugs.

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5 / 10.0
Jun 3, 2021

Necromunda: Hired Gun shoots itself in the foot with bugs galore, brain-dead AI, and a dull, nonsensical story.

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Unscored
Jun 8, 2021

The game's story never captures an ever-shifting gang war landscape of assassinations, ambushes, and back-stabbings. Instead, it leans into the worst aspects of Warhammer storytelling, throwing too many proper nouns at the player while also being too grim-dark for a setting that pretty much coined that term. You could skip most of the dialogue sections and the story could still be told with its visuals; in fact, that might even be more effective. Even though a lot of the levels look similar, there is still a history and sense of massive scale and character in each area you jump, shoot, and sprint through.

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70 / 100
Jun 4, 2021

Necromunda: Hired Gun drives us into the criminal underworld of the Warhammer 40,000 universe with a brutal and frenetic classic-style FPS that will improve as soon as some technical problems are fixed. Said that, it is missing a multiplayer mode that gives more hours of life on our console or PC.

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7 / 10
Jun 4, 2021

An undeniable passion project with incredible world design, addictive gunplay, and a great soundtrack, let down by jank, weak storytelling, and half-baked systems. I could see this getting rave reviews if it had been released in Early Access, though. Give it six months. It's got the makings of a corpse-grinder cult classic.

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5 / 10.0
Jun 5, 2021

Necromunda: Hired Gun tries, but stays there. If you are a lover of the genre, its gunplay and mobility will be interesting for you to enjoy its combats, when the game is left.

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5.9 / 10.0
Jun 4, 2021

Necromunda: Hired Gun unfortunately suffers from several bugs that make it a too immature game to be enjoyed properly. Underneath these issues, however, there is a far from trivial FPS.

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