Forgive Me Father Reviews

Forgive Me Father is ranked in the 48th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
8.3 / 10.0
Apr 6, 2022

Forgive me Father has confirmed alla the good things seen in the Early Access version and is a candidate to become one of the best old-fashioned FPS of the year.

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7 / 10.0
Apr 6, 2022

Forgive Me Father is certainly atmospheric and a lot of fun, although fans of retro boomer shooters will find much more to like than those who prefer a more modern approach.

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Apr 6, 2022

Overall, however, this is a one-of-a-kind horror FPS delight. All the game’s nuances and features come together to craft an ode to H.P. Lovecraft that the author himself would be proud of. With incredible gunplay, myriad secrets to uncover, a gorgeous aesthetic, and memorable boss encounters, its technical issues don’t quite stop Forgive Me Father from being something a die-hard FPS fanatic looking for a fresh, new experience should miss out on.

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8 / 10.0
May 16, 2022

A peculiar FPS that will appeal to those who love H.P. Lovecraft, to those who miss the legendary DOOM of the past and to those who are ready to ignore some flaws in the name of old-fashioned fun.

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6 / 10.0
Apr 13, 2022

Forgive Me Father is a Doom-clone as many are seeing in the last period. A concentration of extreme splatter, comic graphics, Lovecraftian suggestions and some small RPG ambitions that however ends up collapsing under the weight of some anachronistic and superficial game and level design choices.

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6 / 10.0
Apr 20, 2022

In the end it’s hard to look at this as anything but a missed opportunity, where the mix of old and new doesn’t quite come together. The horror aspirations amount to little more than set dressing. Fast-paced shooting is where Forgive Me Father settles, a place where enemies move in predefined patterns and strafing is just about all you need to do to survive. As fun as that can be in doses, there’s little incentive to keep going once you realise that’s all there is.

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5.5 / 10.0
Apr 6, 2022

Forgive Me Father is a painfully average shooter that has a lot of good ideas on paper, but never executes them effectively. As a result, its disjointed areas, upgrade system, and overall level of polish leaves much to be desired.

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6.5 / 10.0
Apr 28, 2022

Cthulhu's face didn't smile again.

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7 / 10.0
Jun 23, 2022

These faults weren't enough to deter me from sinking over 10 hours into Forgive Me Father. There's a lot to love about the game, especially if you turn down certain elements in the audio options. Classic shooters live or die on a handful of core elements, and for the most part, Forgive Me Father meets those needs: a strong shotgun that decimates enemies, fast-paced action that constantly has you adjusting tactics, and hidden secret areas scattered across the levels. Some of this falls to the wayside when you're craving the next ammo drop that the game refuses to provide you, but it's an otherwise enjoyable shooter that's dripping with character. It provides plenty of joy with a dose of Cthulhu madness on the side.

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8 / 10.0
Apr 27, 2022

Perhaps Heavenly Father will forgive us for the violence we commit in this retro FPS full of monsters, weapons, and comics animations.

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7.5 / 10.0
Apr 10, 2022

First and foremost Forgive Me Father is fun old-school FPS.

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7 / 10.0
Apr 8, 2022

If you have the time for another retro FPS in your life, Forgive Me Father will provide some solid entertainment. The fact that it’s fairly inexpensive and has Lovecraft-inspired enemies will be attractive to some, too. There are better examples available in the genre though. So, while it’s in no way a bad game, it’s hard to call it essential. It’s simply an enjoyable but unspectacular old-fashioned romp.

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8.5 / 10.0
Apr 7, 2022

Forgive Me Father is a good first-person shooter that, despite embracing the retro concept, does not rely on nostalgia to draw players in. I played it relatively cautiously, conserving ammo when I could, and I didn’t feel like the madness system worked against me. But the game is at its best in the big arena fights, with big groups of enemies, a shredding soundtrack, and no option but to take the fight to them.

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Apr 6, 2022

Forgive Me Father mixes the tried and true mechanics of classic FPS's with an atmosphere so thick it couldn't be cut through with a hail of bullets.

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8.5 / 10.0
Apr 29, 2022

Overall, Forgive Me Father is an immersive horror comic book style FPS with chilling backdrops and atmospheric sounds, even though the game is linear it lets you experiment with your approach with upgrades that you can implement in your weapons, stats, inventory, or your abilities. All of that is complemented with a chilling atmosphere straight out of H.P. Lovecraft’s novels that urge players to enter the rabbit hole of mystery that the game’s story gives while pushing through horrific hordes of enemies left and right in your own way.

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70%
Apr 9, 2022

Forgive Me Father is basically mix of Lovecraft and John Romero and if that is something that sounds appealing to you, you shouldn't be disappointed.

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8 / 10.0
Apr 9, 2022

Putting special focus on the visuals has put Forgive Me Father in a different class from most boomer shooters and this coupled with magnificent sound effects delivers a unique atmosphere that elevates the high speed action that is the signature of this genre.

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Worth your time
Apr 8, 2022

Forgive Me Father can seem a little off the boomer shooter pace at times. While attractive, its aesthetics could be a bit more cohesive – for example, a pulsating Lovecraftian HUD would be much more appropriate than the flat comic book one that Byte Barrel went for. The level designs are certainly not as inventive as the ones found in the best of the genre. With that being said, the game has a lot to offer retro shooter enthusiasts and from time to time, it comes together wonderfully.

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8 / 10.0
Apr 7, 2022

I wasn’t a huge fan of this in Early Access. It was a great idea but more of an unpolished diamond than something I would have raved about. I’m glad I went back to this title in its final release as all the issues I had with the game have been addressed. It’s more of a complete package and meets the expectations I had when it dropped into my inbox many moons ago. It’s with great and disturbed pleasure that I take back most of my grievances with Forgive Me Father, open my arms in my mentally weak state and offer my soul to Dagon.

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Apr 6, 2022

Forgive Me Father's single-player campaign lasts around eight hours and there's never a dull moment to be had. The game is challenging and the player will need to use every resource at their disposal to survive each stage, but it offers that Soulslike feeling of satisfaction when overcoming overwhelming odds. There has been a revival for retro shooters on modern platforms in recent years, with games like Doom 64 and Quake coming to modern platforms, and Forgive Me Father proves that there's room for new games in the genre that retain everything that makes them fun while adding some new elements to spice things up.

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