Dread Templar Reviews

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7 / 10
Feb 6, 2023

Escaping the deep hell of early access Dread Templar manages to offer you a nostalgic and old-school gameplay style, which is more than enough to set it apart from other shooters in the market.

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6 / 10.0
Jan 26, 2023

Slightly above average or simply inoffensive. Fans of the genre should enjoy them a bit, but a fair few will be left unfulfilled.

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7.5 / 10.0
Jan 28, 2023

There have been quite a few boomer shooters in these last few years and to be honest, Dread Templar is not the best of them, falling just a tiny bit short of the likes of Dusk, Amid Evil or Prodeus, but it's still funny and entertaining, especially if you're looking for a classic FPS experience.

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8 / 10.0
Jan 27, 2023

Dread Templar pays a rocking homage to the classics of the FPS genre, delivering an experience made of pure adrenaline and nostalgia.

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7.5 / 10.0
Jan 25, 2023

With a load of fun weapons to use and frontloaded with creative levels, Dread Templar is a game with a few flaws -- like its relatively repetitive final two acts -- but nothing that detracts from having an action-packed, bloody good time.

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8 / 10.0
Feb 1, 2023

Dread Templar is a good example of a solid boomer shooter. It's fast, the enemies are dumb yet formidable, and the level design begs for exploration. The upgrade system is quite nice but doesn't show off its capabilities until you get further into the game. Weapon types are fine until you get them really powered up. While some things are a bit unfair, with explosions reaching far beyond their intended range and enemies refusing to drop ammo, Dread Templar remains an adrenaline-pumping experience that you'll return to - as long as you aren't expecting anything revolutionary.

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7 / 10.0
Jan 31, 2023

I liked my time with Dread Templar, especially when the game took off and began to offer a challenge on par with the best exponents of the young retro FPS subgenre. On the other hand, I think it needed a bit of work to really stand out, perhaps by handling the upgrade system or the boss battles in a different way. In any case, Dread Templar is a good game that understands the classic fundamentals of the genre and contains adrenaline-pumping moments in polished and emotional combat.

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9 / 10.0
Jan 26, 2023

Dread Templar is a fun, retro shooter for those who want a modern take on a 90s gameplay formula. Simple, sweet, and bloody, this game is sure to entertain despite a few under tuned features.

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7.5 / 10.0
Jan 24, 2023

You probably already know if you are the target audience for Dread Templar. The game skillfully captures the spirit of classic FPS', for better and for worse. The challenging gameplay with a large arsenal of crazy weapons is there, along with deep, secret-filled levels. However, it has all been done before, and while Dread Templar is a very competent and enjoyable shooter, it doesn't do a whole lot to carve out an identity of its own outside of being a homage. Still, if you're into classic FPS games and want a modern title that strongly evokes the era, you could do a lot worse than Dread Templar.

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9 / 10.0
Jan 25, 2023

Dread Templar is a game for hardcore FPS fans looking to return to the pinnacle of fast-paced shooters. It's a treat for old and new fans alike, with tons of variety in weapons, enemies, and environments. The story is a bit lacking, but the game makes up for it with practically everything else.

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9 / 10.0
Jan 25, 2023

The mishmash between retro aesthetics and modern quality of life improvements creates a game that doesn’t innovate at all, but never needed to. Dread Templar is a stellar retro shooter that shines with its fast-paced gameplay and utterly stellar level design, with most of its issues being minute things such as poor (but very occasional) voice acting and some bizarre key mapping.

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