Wrath: Aeon of Ruin Reviews

Wrath: Aeon of Ruin is ranked in the 44th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
Eurogamer
Top Critic
3 / 5
Feb 26, 2024

KillPixel's shooter demonstrates breathtaking ambition in its 3D level design, but that can come at the cost of pacing and fun.

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8 / 10.0
Feb 27, 2024

Despite some rough edges that risk making it unsuitable for newcomers to the genre, WRATH: Aeon of Ruin is among the best boomer shooters around today, especially if you love open levels and exploration.

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6 / 10.0
Feb 27, 2024

If you approach Wrath: Aeon of Ruin with no expectations beyond a violent way to kill a few hours, then there is fun to be had.

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Unscored
Feb 27, 2024

A familiar yet solid revival of late 90s FPS action that brings back a few annoyances but still sticks the landing.

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8.2 / 10.0
Mar 12, 2024

King Quake is alive, and WRATH: Aeon of Ruin is here to prove it to us. Credit to KillPixel who has been able to create very labyrinthine maps full of secret rooms, hordes of enemies that not only count on numerical superiority but also have an intelligence that guides them to surround us and take us from behind, and a series of weapons that really give the impression of doing harm. The only drawback is a certain woodiness in the controls, especially when using the dash in the air to jump farther. Know that it's a very difficult game, and advancing will be a challenge, but isn't that exactly how boomer shooters should be?

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8 / 10.0
Feb 28, 2024

While Wrath: Aeon of Ruin might give off the impression that it's just another boomer shooter in a market already well-past saturation, it manages to forge its own identity by being a throwback to classics of the genre with a flair of its own. And of course, the incredible level design and gunplay go a long way in making the game incredibly fun. The only real downside is that, for its wild settings and visuals, the weapons never really break the mold of classic shooter archetypes.

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6.5 / 10.0
Feb 26, 2024

Wrath: Aeon of Ruin's gunplay is tight and fast-paced, but it doesn't stand out with mediocre level design, low enemy variety, and overall aesthetic.

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7.5 / 10.0
Feb 26, 2024

WRATH: Aeon of Ruin is a very fun time, but it's not for everyone. You'll find expansive levels and worthy challenges to conquer for those willing and ready to face what it offers.

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6 / 10.0
Mar 26, 2024

Retro FPS builds on nostalgia and pure action, but could have offered more variability. Still, it's not a bad choice.

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7 / 10.0
Mar 17, 2024

Wrath not only looks, but feels like a game from the past. It can entertain fans of the genre, but it will not surprise them in any way.

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Erfan Hasan Zadeh
Top Critic
7 / 10
Mar 7, 2024

Despite being stuck in development hell for years, Wrath: Aeon of Ruin more or less achieves what it meant to and poses itself as a history course for the FPS genre by taking the older gamers to the past and bringing the past to the newer gamers.

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Yes
Apr 1, 2024

Wrath: Aeon of Ruin is a boomer shooter inspired by the legendary Quake that seeks to add to the growing repertoire of the genre, with a decent proposal. It's a videogame that doesn't manage to stand out enough, but even so and despite this, it's an option to take into consideration.

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7 / 10.0
Apr 4, 2024

WRATH: Aeon of Ruin will find an obvious appeal to those who are looking at other episodes, if only it is a pleasant "mellet" in the design of the level, especially if one considers the technological limitations in its development.

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Loved
Mar 7, 2024

Wrath: Aeon of Ruin is not the most imaginative retro FPS, but is elevated by its solid fundamentals and often stunning levels.

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8 / 10.0
Feb 26, 2024

WRATH: Aeon of Ruin is a great spiritual successor to Quake, using the game’s engine to deliver a modern take on the mechanics. Though the map design can feel claustrophobic, the game is fun and has interesting takes on weapons, enemies, and other core boomer-shooter mechanics with minimal bugs.

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8 / 10.0
Feb 26, 2024

WRATH: Aeon of Ruin is a fantastic entry to a genre catered to a niche audience. Its high-octane combat and design choices will take you back to the glory days of FPS gaming, and with the help of the engine that powered those days, you'll be blasting demons like it's 1996. Despite some uneven presentation and a paper-thin story, WRATH lives up to the promise and delivers where it counts.

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8.5 / 10.0
Feb 26, 2024

WRATH: Aeon of Ruin welcomes new players without holding your hand all the way through.

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6.5 / 10.0
Feb 26, 2024

Despite featuring some interesting ideas, Wrath: Aeon of Ruin suffers from an uneven pace, excessively dark (and repetitive) visuals, and some poor level design. The excessive emphasis on storytelling was also a bummer, as this is not particularly what a retro shooter enthusiast is looking for in a game. Whilst blowing demons up with a loud shotgun was indeed fun, there are countless other shooters which allow you to do the same thing, but on a more polished foundation.

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Feb 20, 2024

I found Wrath overall to be a stellar game with tight movement and fun gunplay. The various weapons you acquire through the game are great to use, and I never felt like one was useless. My preferred gun ended up being the shotgun since I found the alternate fire very helpful when dealing with difficult foes. I was glad to see the blade can also be used for crossing gaps instead of becoming forgotten once you have guns. The maps in Wrath are fun to explore, with The Priory being my favourite. Each map gives way for exploration and secrets like in other retro-shooters. If I were to ask for anything in the full release, I would suggest making a weapon wheel when holding Q instead of just switching between the last two weapons. I was happy with what I played overall, and I look forward to what the game has to offer on full release. I hope they have some boss fights planned. Wrath: Aeon of Ruin feels right at home with other modern retro-shooters, such as Cult, Prodeus and Amid Evil. It aces what it sets out to accomplish as a retro-shooter with its great-level designs and fun weapons. I award Wrath: Aeon of Ruin the Thumb Culture Platinum Award.

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