Percentile Rank

DUSK is ranked in the 99th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 20 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

90

Top Critic Average

100%

Critics Recommend

Based on 20 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Unscored
Unscored
Dec 18, 2018

Honestly, this is purist FPS as good as it gets, just a constantly stunning game. Don’t miss this.

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peppage
Loved
Loved
Dec 10, 2018
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Scored Reviews

Saving Content
Dec 10, 2018

DUSK looks, feels, and acts like a classic first-person shooter from the 90s, but doesn't rely on anything but itself to impress you. From the first moment when the ominous voice saying "KILL THE INTRUDER", DUSK sets a tone that it delivers every step of the way. The DUSKWORLD multiplayer is mildly disappointing, but doesn't take away from what an amazing offering the campaign is. DUSK revives the first-person genre with a customizable retro aesthetic, a head-banging soundtrack, and levels that rival modern first-person shooters; DUSK is the FPS dreams are made of.

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Twinfinite
5 / 5.0
5 / 5.0
Dec 11, 2018

If you want to relive the halcyon days of the FPS genre, a time when games strove to be unrealistic and challenging, you can't get any better than DUSK. Here's hoping for future episodes.

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Gaming on PC
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Dec 10, 2018

DUSK achieves something that seemed out of reach until now, as it surpasses its inspirations in every way, not only standing shoulder to shoulder with the giants of the genre, but even going beyond that, and creating an adventure that must be experienced by any FPS fan worth their salt.

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MonsterVine
5 / 5
5 / 5
Dec 10, 2018

Dusk captures the essence of those 90s shooters you grew up playing and adds enough new to not only set itself apart, but also stand toe-to-toe with those giants.

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Destructoid
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Dec 10, 2018

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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Rely On Horror
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Jan 9, 2019

DUSK is the rare shooter that understands what made games like Blood, DOOM, and Quake so great, and stands beside them as one of the best shooters in years.

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COGconnected
92 / 100
92 / 100
Dec 14, 2018

It’s the closest you’ll get to that feeling of shooters from yesteryear, and you’d do yourself a disservice as a shooter fan by missing it.

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Gaming Nexus
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 29, 2017

Dusk has the backwoods setting of Blood and Redneck Rampage, the forbidding atmosphere and murky palette of Quake, the tight, sharp action of Doom, and the subtle sense of place and interactivity of Duke Nukem 3D. Essentially, Dusk is a retro shooter fan's dream come true.

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GameSpace
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Dec 10, 2018

DUSK is love story written about 90s FPS games that perfectly encapsulates everything that was great about the genre in the 90s. From the pixilated graphics to the classic weapons and gameplay, DUSK is a must have for any older gamer seeking a taste of childhood nostalgia.

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Game Revolution
Dec 10, 2018

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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Hardcore Gamer
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
Dec 14, 2018

Dusk is easily one of the best pure-action FPSes to come along in years, mixing gunplay and exploration in equal measure.

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GameSkinny
GameSkinny

Top Critic

Dec 17, 2018

Dusk delivers an exciting classic horror fps adventure that fans of the genre are sure to love.

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AusGamers
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Dec 18, 2018

Full of memorable moments, fast-paced action, moody set pieces and surprising narrative twists and turns - Dusk may look like a long-lost gem from 1998, when it's actually one of 2018's best.

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PC Gamer
89 / 100
89 / 100
Dec 12, 2018

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
8.8 / 10.0
Dec 13, 2018

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

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TechRaptor
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Dec 15, 2018

DUSK is a thoroughly unapologetic retro-inspired shooter. It's got flaws, but its excellent combat and emphasis on exploration should see it rocket-jump to the top of every shooter fan's wish list.

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Screen Rant
Dec 14, 2018

Dusk provides those pining for the first-person shooters of the 1990s with a reason to celebrate, including fast-paced action and buckets of blood.

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Geeks Under Grace
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jan 30, 2018

Those craving for some FPS nostalgia need to look no further than Dusk, which mercifully offers its thrills at break-neck speed.

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