Hrot's very final boss was a joke that didn't land for me after an unbroken string of ones that did, but otherwise it's pure boomer shooter excellence.
HROT is another name to add to the ever-growing list of great boomer shooters, one that boasts some solid gameplay mechanics, a rich and satisfying level design, and a peculiar atmosphere that brings players in an alternative version of 1980s Czechoslovakia that is both fascinating and fully able to stand out from the usual locations that we see in these kind of games. Sure, the game can be a bit "janky" sometimes, but its heart is in the right place, and overall, it's a well-made and thoroughly fun experience that most FPS lovers are bound to enjoy.
Review in Italian | Read full review
HROT is a retro shooter that uses nineties style 3D graphics to build an oppressive late Soviet dictatorship afflicted by an unspecified disaster. It offers a masterclass in classic FPS map design, but has a weaker arsenal than other boomer shooters, and becomes less coherent as it progresses.
HROT is a prime example of old-school gaming at its finest. It distinguishes itself by not merely emulating the likes of Quake, Duke Nukem, and other iconic titles, but by forging its own path. The game skillfully incorporates elements of socialist hyperbole, seamlessly blending it with its dynamic action-packed gameplay that is sure to captivate you. While there may be a few minor imperfections, HROT is an absolute must-play for enthusiasts of the boomer shooter genre.
Review in Slovak | Read full review
Incredible early access period, incredible state of the full version. HROT is a success in every possible way. The result is a faithful and enjoyable boomer shooter with a fantastic atmosphere, capable of competing with foreign genre competition, which can hardly offer you an option to visit Vyšehrad castle, Strahov stadium, or Roztyly prefabs during the brutal socialist era. Moreover, this visit will allow you to shoot stuff and tame a pack of cute Prague Ratters.
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