Ion Fury

Voidpoint, LLC, 3D Realms

Strong Man
OpenCritic Rating
81
Top Critic Average
75%
Critics Recommend
Based on 21 critic reviews
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Ion Fury

Rating Summary

Based on 21 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

81

Top Critic Average

75%

Critics Recommend

Based on 21 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PCAug 15, 2019

Developer: Voidpoint, LLC

Publisher: 3D Realms

Genres: Arcade, Action, First-Person Shooter

While Shelly “Bombshell” Harrison earned her codename defusing bombs for the Global Defense Force, when evil transhumanist mastermind Dr. Jadus Heskel unleashes the members of his cybernetic cult onto the streets of Neo DC, she knows it’s time to start causing explosions instead of preventing them.

Her quest to slay Heskel leaves a trail of carnage throughout huge, multi-path levels filled with gigantic explosions, more secret areas than we can count, and inhuman foes behind every corner. There’s no regenerating health here; stop taking cover and start running and gunning.

Shelly’s crusade to take down Heskel’s army will see her leave destruction in her wake with a wide arsenal of weapons, complete with alternate fire modes and different ammo types. Her signature revolver, the tri-barreled Loverboy, brings enemies pain and players pleasure with both single shots and Old West-style hammer fanning action. Who needs a regular shotgun when you can load buckshot into your grenade launcher? Violent, over-the-top Bowling Bombs rip enemies apart with ease.

Ion Fury laughs at the idea of mandatory checkpoints and straight paths through shooting galleries. But, just because this is a true old-school first-person shooter doesn’t mean we've ignored all the good new stuff the last two decades have brought. Headshots? Hell yeah. More physics and interactivity? You betcha. Widescreen, controller support, and Auto Saves? 3D Realms and Voidpoint have taken the best of both worlds and cooked it all into a bloody stew.


What to expect from the full version of ION FURY upon release:

The true successor to classic shooters such as Duke Nukem 3D, Shadow Warrior, and Blood.

Experience the original BUILD engine on steroids, pumped up and ready to rock again after 20 years!

Duck, jump, climb, swim, and blast your way through 7 exciting zones packed with multiple levels of mayhem!

A beautiful game world assembled from thousands of hand-crafted textures and sprites

An awe-inspiring arsenal of devastating weapons, including multiple ammo types and alternate fire modes. Tri-barreled revolvers, grenade launchers, and heat-seeking smart bombs are your best friends!

The classic '90s FPS action you love, meshed with modern inventions like locational damage and seamless level transitions

ZERO PROCEDURAL GENERATION. All levels are hand made and full of multiple paths, cool effects, and complex set pieces!

Thumping soundtrack comprised of true tracked module music, in authentic FastTracker 2 format

Easy access on to level editor and other development tools on day one, plus Steam Workshop support

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PC Gamer

77 / 100
PC Gamer

A retro FPS built with love by true enthusiasts of the genre.

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IGN

7.5 / 10.0
IGN

Ion Fury is an authentic throwback to Duke Nukem 3D that certainly hails to the king but can't quite dethrone him.

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Eurogamer

Recommended
Eurogamer

A thrillingly authentic take on the first-person shooter's 90s heyday, delivered with nerdish enthusiasm.

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Metro GameCentral

7 / 10
Metro GameCentral

For better and worse, a near perfect replication of mid-90s first person shooters, that makes you wistful for the old days… and secretly glad things have moved on in the meantime.

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Recent News

Ion Fury Developer Donates $10,000 to Charity After Furor Over Transphobic Comments

Ion Fury Developer Donates $10,000 to Charity After Furor Over Transphobic Comments

The studio is apologizing for comments both in and out of the game.

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Ion Fury Devs Are Donating $10,000 After Backlash Over Transphobic Comments - IGN

Ion Fury Devs Are Donating $10,000 After Backlash Over Transphobic Comments - IGN

Ion Fury developers Voidpoint apologize and pledge a $10,000 donation to The Trevor Project following transphobic statements made by the dev team.

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After Transphobic Comments Spark Controversy, Ion Fury Developers Apologize For Employee Remarks

After Transphobic Comments Spark Controversy, Ion Fury Developers Apologize For Employee Remarks

The developers are also patching out slurs found within the game.

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