Percentile Rank

DESYNC is ranked in the 28th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 25 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

66

Top Critic Average

29%

Critics Recommend

Based on 25 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Superlevel
Yes
Yes
Mar 10, 2017

A shooter that's hard to get into, that shows no mercy and requires enough time, but is able to fascinate with its style and mechanics.

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TotalBiscuit, The Cynical Brit
Unscored
Unscored
Mar 11, 2017
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GuyLogicGaming
Unscored
Unscored
Mar 3, 2017
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Scored Reviews

GamingTrend
85 / 100
85 / 100
Mar 20, 2017

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.

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New Game Network
84 / 100
84 / 100
Mar 14, 2017

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.

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VGProfessional
8.3 / 10.0
8.3 / 10.0
Mar 21, 2017

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.

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BaziCenter
8 / 10
8 / 10
Mar 14, 2017

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.

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COGconnected
79 / 100
79 / 100
Mar 17, 2017

DESYNC requires a special blend of patience and precision. It’s a raw power buried way in your guts that this game just might awaken in you anew.

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Spaziogames
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Mar 8, 2017

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.

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Critical Hit
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Mar 13, 2017

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.

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IGN Spain
7 / 10
7 / 10
Apr 17, 2017

A crazy experience, not recommended for players with problems of epilepsy and with a strong "old school" shooter style. Hard, fast & frustrating.

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TeamNerd
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Mar 9, 2017

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.

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God is a Geek
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Mar 19, 2017

Beautiful aesthetics and soundtrack wrapping a Doom-alike shooter, slightly marred by unfair and punishing gameplay that could use a good dose of balancing.

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GameZone
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Mar 15, 2017

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.

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Words About Games
6 / 10
6 / 10
Mar 20, 2017

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.

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3DNews
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Mar 18, 2017

Desync can give you some moments of joy. But more likely you will totally loose it and break a keyboard.

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Hardcore Gamer
3 / 5.0
3 / 5.0
Mar 17, 2017

Desync is not the worst first person shooter I have ever played, but it just doesn't bring anything to the table to make it that worthwhile either.

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Gaming on PC
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Mar 27, 2017

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.

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PC Gamer
58 / 100
58 / 100
Mar 23, 2017

A competent shooter, but lifeless. You could spend many hours mastering Desync, but it does nothing to earn your time.

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Hu3br
Mar 6, 2017

With all its neon covered aesthetics, DESYNC is far too punishing and instead of touting creative kills, it makes survivability the core mechanic.

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GameSkinny
Mar 9, 2017

Desync is a forgettable and poorly designed FPS game that falls short of being a good game.

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Arcade Sushi
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Mar 8, 2017

I wanted Desync to be good. I’m fan of games that actually test your reflexes and mettle but so much of this title just feels unfair.

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MonsterVine
2.5 / 5.0
2.5 / 5.0
Mar 17, 2017

If you’re able to stomach DESYNC’s almost sadistic difficulty, you might find something of worth here, otherwise look elsewhere for something better.

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Cubed3
4 / 10
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Top Critic

4 / 10
Mar 5, 2017

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…

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Hey Poor Player
2 / 5.0
2 / 5.0
Mar 4, 2017

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.

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