Top Critic Average
An immensely tough, but amazingly satisfying shooter experience for only $15 (USD). If you’re looking for a serious challenge, a brightly colored, uniquely appealing geometric aesthetic, or the best ‘80s soundtrack you never knew you needed in your life, then Desync is your jam.
A fast, punishing, stylish first-person shooter with a unique character-action-style formula and nuanced combat to boot. Hardcore and rewarding, if you can get a handle on it.
Desync can be frustrating at times, but it’s a well-designed shooter that forces you to focus and choose your moves carefully as you battle hordes of neon monsters. Its thumping, bass-heavy soundtrack and neon world make for a very immersive shooter experience, and it’s an easy recommendation for fans of shooters.
DESYNC is suffering from lack of new ideas, boring visuals and some gameplay flaws, but if you are a classic shooter fan, you'll enjoy its faced-paced gameplay, insane difficulty and great mix of enemies and weapons. Death Squared is a fun and challenging puzzle game if you don't mind its many flows. In fact, you'll probably enjoy it only if you are a puzzle fanatic or you are a very social person who loves solving puzzles with friends.
Review in Persian | Read full review
DESYNC is a retro-futuristic shooter, that mix the killing-style of Bulletstorm, the art direction of Tron and the fast-paced action of Painkiller, all wrapped with a thick fog and a sadistic level of difficulty.
Review in Italian | Read full review
A crazy experience, not recommended for players with problems of epilepsy and with a strong "old school" shooter style. Hard, fast & frustrating.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
In short, we are in front of a very special FPS that is set in a strange and psychedelic world and invites us to face hordes of different and ever increasing enemies. Technically it looks very good while keeping a constant frame; Graphics and audio compartments are also well cared for and have no imperfections to point out. Only one sinner is perhaps the repetition of the title, although there is a ranking that calls us to improve with our friends, with the passing of time the title may be somewhat monotonous and repetitive.
Review in Italian | Read full review
DESYNC mixes fast-paced action with gnarly visuals of a bygone era, living up to a promise that that it’ll kick 50 shades of neon out of your butt and then some. Your mileage on such punishing and relentless gameplay however, might vary depending on your tolerance for pain and synth.
DESYNC’s shooting mostly feels good, but ultimately this game is for a niche and mildly masochistic crowd. Hopefully, your mouse and keyboard can take a beating, because that’s exactly what this game is going to provide.
DESYNC is a stylish first person shooter let down by a few questionable choices. Gamers willing to overlook unfair enemy spawn mechanics and frustrating level design may end up loving The Foregone Syndicate‘s debut title, but it’s definitely not for everyone.
It’s not a bad game by any stretch of the imagination, and hardcore first-person shooter fans can find a lot to love here, but it can turn into a bit of a slog the further into the game you progress.
As it is, Desync is just another poorly-designed FPS that, for all its bells and whistles, requires little more strategy than W+M1 and learning the cheap spawn locations.
DESYNC had a nice idea on its hands, but it executed it pretty poorly, as it forgot the most important thing when it comes to video games: not gameplay, but a carefully planned and balanced design. As a result, it's annoying instead of challenging, the combat feels sluggish and not fast or varied, and the whole thing is a bit too much of system hog for what it has to offer. Better stick to Quake…