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KINGDOM of the DEAD

HOOK, DIRIGO GAMES
Feb 10, 2022 - PC
Fair

OpenCritic Rating

68

Top Critic Average

48%

Critics Recommend

TheSixthAxis
6 / 10
Screen Rant
4 / 5
Checkpoint Gaming
7 / 10
DarkZero
7 / 10
TechRaptor
6 / 10
GamingBolt
7 / 10
VGChartz
5.5 / 10
SECTOR.sk
6 / 10
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Critic Reviews for KINGDOM of the DEAD

TheSixthAxis

Steve C
6 / 10
TheSixthAxis

As things stand, Kingdom of the Dead is a great proof of concept that is still an enjoyable retro FPS but doesn't quite live up to the aesthetics. I'm keen to see what the developer produces next though as they clearly have a real flair for design and a love of old school FPS games.

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Overall, Kingdom of the Dead is a true love letter to arena shooters and the horror genre. This game stands out among its peers and its visual design, as well as its soundtrack, highlight how unique DIRIGO's style is. It won't be for everyone, as the same things that make the experience tight and replayable can paradoxically make it repetitive and unengaging. Despite this risk, anyone with an interest should absolutely check out Kingdom of the Dead and enjoy some good old-fashioned demon hunting.

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KINGDOM of the DEAD is a pretty damned good horror FPS with enough compelling ideas to stand on its own. The monochrome, hand-drawn visuals really sell the game’s Lovecraftian-noir tone, without interfering with gameplay. Plus, its varied additional mission objectives make its difficulty settings feel more multi-layered. Still, with its short play-time, minimal plot, and lack of unlockable content, it won’t be engaging for everyone. However, for those looking for some retro FPS fun, KINGDOM of the DEAD is a unique enough experience to be worth the recommendation.

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Kingdom of the Dead is a solid retro-inspired first-person shooter created by Dirigo Games who understandably love the 90s approach to level design and gameplay.

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Kingdom of the Dead has solid combat and good level design, but it's let down by an absence of challenge and some severe performance issues.

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GamingBolt

Usaid
7 / 10.0
GamingBolt

Kingdom of the Dead might not always stick the landing, but it might be worth experiencing for fans of games like Wolfenstein and Quake.

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It likely won’t win any awards, but if you’re in the mood for a competent movement shooter and don’t feel like replaying Titanfall 2’s campaign for the 30th time, this is an acceptable choice.

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KINGDOM of the DEAD has some potential to be a good oldschool FPS game, but bugs, strange design decisions, poor variability of weapons or enemies and uninteresting bossfights pull it down.

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