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DUSK

Rating Summary

Based on 20 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

90

Top Critic Average

100%

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Game Information

Available on:PCOct 31, 2017

Developer: David Szymanski

Publisher: New Blood Interactive

Genres: Action, First-Person Shooter

DUSK reintroduces you to a world where butchery and bloodshed must be mastered if you're to make it to dawn. Inspired by Quake, Blood, Heretic, Hexen, Half-Life and Redneck Rampage, and featuring a soundtrack by metal music mastermind Andrew Hulshult (Brutal DOOM, Rise of the Triad), DUSK unfolds in the eerie backwoods of the American Northeast where, gaining consciousness hanging on a meat hook, you must fight to survive.

In three distinct campaign episodes hand-crafted from straight outta the 90’s, players battle through an onslaught of mystical backwater cultists, possessed militants and even darker forces and attempt to discover just what lurks beneath the earth. Featuring a vast arsenal of badass weaponry including saw blades, dual-wielded shotguns from 1887 and an incredibly necessary grenade launcher, DUSK is unapologetic retro action from start to finish.

In addition to the main campaign, DUSK features an Endless Survival Mode, putting you front and center of wave after wave of enemies. For those looking for an extra challenge, DUSK offers the chance to go head to head online to battle your friends in a 1v1 arena, where darkness hosts the worst of humanity in surprising new ways.

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Mighty Head
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Strong Head
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DUSK - TwitchCon 2016 Gameplay Reveal

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DUSK LIVE Gameplay Demo with Twitch at PAX East 2017

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PC Gamer

89 / 100
PC Gamer

A obsessively tuned, finely crafted shooter that more than recreates the speed and pure joy of '90s classics.

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Game Informer

8.8 / 10.0
Game Informer

Fast-paced and violent action hits the ground running, but the intense horror atmosphere might turn off some

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Game Revolution

Alex Santa Maria

Even while calling back to a previous era, Dusk adds on top of those legacies. This is retro first-person shooter perfection, the next evolution in a genre once frozen in time. Long may it reign once again.

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Destructoid

9.5 / 10.0
Peter Glagowski

That really explains DUSK well. This is shooter perfection and something fans of the classics need to experience. Maybe it doesn't redefine what is possible with video games, but it beats out basically every other shooter I've ever played. I know I'll be replaying this for years to come and I look forward to seeing what fans are capable of with mod tools.

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