Percentile Rank

Ion Fury is ranked in the 81st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 34 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

81

Top Critic Average

81%

Critics Recommend

Based on 34 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Eurogamer
Recommended
Recommended
Aug 14, 2019

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

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Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Unscored
Unscored
Aug 14, 2019

It’s a game where old-school decisions too often trump good ones. A blast from a past I never lived through, where puerile humour and “area complete” screens tease you about not being a “real player”. Ion’s tongue might be in its cheek, but I’ve got little interest in what it’s saying.

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Niche Gamer
Unscored
Unscored
Aug 31, 2019

From its graphics to the gameplay, Ion Fury is everything I wanted and more in a bite sized 90mb download. Ion Fury does not rely on nostalgia alone and instead takes the charm of classic FPS games and pushes the boundaries of what can be done, creating a new standard for retro games going forward.

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Doublejump
Unscored
Unscored
Sep 8, 2019

Ion Fury is a game that knows what it’s about, a polished version of the very best of yesteryear with the right attitude to boot. That attitude might be disagreeable to some; however, this is far from a game that should be taken as seriously as to believe it has a stance on social politics. If you can keep that under wraps, then it’s a great little homage to the titles that were once kings of the industry and maybe, just maybe, you’ll have a bit of fun.

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Scored Reviews

Gaming Nexus
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Aug 14, 2019

Ion Fury made me feel like a kid again and it's not just nostalgia that makes the game great. The is classic run and gun FPS action at it's purest and despite running on 20 year old tech, it's still a hell of a lot of fun and is one of my favorite games of 2019 so far.

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SomHráč.sk
95%
95%
Sep 1, 2019

Ion Fury is a worthy tribute to the classic Build Engine first-person shooters. It offers gripping action and gives you a chance to reminiscence about the perfect atmosphere of the 90s video games. If you're fan of the classic Doom and the like, Ion Fury might very well end up your game of the year.

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Pardis Game
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 17, 2019

Ion Fury is a nostalgic tribute to the classic '90s first person shooter games such as Blood, Shadow Warrior and especially, Duke Nukem 3D and despite running on a 20 year old technology, delivers a superb and extremely fun experience that even rivals most of the recent games released in this genre. FPS fans might not want to miss this game.

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Game Revolution
Aug 14, 2019

If you're a fan of any breed of first-person shooters, Ion Fury should be on your playlist. Even among its retro FPS peers, 3D Realms has put out a best-in-class experience that rivals anything released this year.

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TechRaptor
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Aug 14, 2019

Ion Fury is a high-energy, action-packed retro ride with great gameplay, level design, visuals and audio. It's a reminder that great old-school design is forever.

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PCGamesN
9 / 10
9 / 10
Aug 14, 2019

A nostalgic '90s throwback that's challenging, funny, cleverly designed, and shockingly attractive both despite and because of its ancient engine, which enables gigantic levels packed with detail. Chris J Capel

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PC Invasion
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Aug 21, 2019

Ion Fury may look like it plays it safe, but it delivers an exemplary first-person shooter that's better than many of the games that inspired it. Genre fans will be missing out if they choose to pass this one up.

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GameSkinny
Aug 14, 2019

Ion Fury mixes old and new in a throwback FPS that deftly builds its own enduring identity.

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Game Informer
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Aug 14, 2019

More than just a throwback to frenzied '90s shooters, Ion Fury is a fantastic game filled with creative weaponry, oodles of humor, and memorable levels.

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COGconnected
90 / 100
90 / 100
Aug 22, 2019

Ion Fury was an absolute treat to play and truly felt like I was reliving my teenage years again.

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The Games Machine
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Aug 14, 2019

Ion Fury is a love letter to 90s shooters, especially addressed to Duke Nukem 3D. A well written love letter, although it could have been more varied in some parts.

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Handsome Phantom
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Aug 14, 2019

Ion Fury is remarkably smooth, much like you would expect from a traditional Build game, or nearly any first-person shooter from the mid-90s.

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Chalgyr's Game Room
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Aug 15, 2019

Ion Fury is fantastic. Fast paced old-schooled smooth as silk gameplay, it’s both amazing to play today while perfectly reminding me of gaming on a PC that required me to boot Windows 3.1 through DOS. If there’s one shooter that you should play this year, it’s this one!

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Gamerheadquarters
8.2 / 10.0
8.2 / 10.0
Aug 17, 2019

Ion Fury is one blazing fast paced experience that brings classic shooter action with many modern upgrades.

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Digital Chumps
8.1 / 10.0
8.1 / 10.0
Jun 1, 2019

As long as you know what your’e getting into with Ion Fury, there’s not a whole bad that I can say about it.

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Destructoid
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Aug 14, 2019

Ion Fury not only recaptures what made retro shooters so memorable, but it improves on them in a number of ways. While not as excellent as some other recent entries in the same genre, this is a game that fans of the past should not miss. It's brutal, lightning-fast, and always putting fun before anything else.

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Shacknews
8 / 10
8 / 10
Aug 15, 2019

There are not a lot of flaws in Ion Fury, but it is hard to not compare the game to its Build Engine predecessors. The game definitely succeeds in carrying the torch from the Duke series, and little details like ultrawide monitor support and a jazzy soundtrack will go a long way to winning players over.

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3DNews
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Aug 25, 2019

Build's return is a blast. Ion Fury is fast-paced and great balanced non-stop shooting experience.

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DarkZero
8 / 10
8 / 10
Aug 23, 2019

I went into Ion Fury not expecting much from it, but after finishing the game, I can easily say I bloody loved my time spent with Shelly. Voidpoint has managed to bring to life a retro shooter that takes a beloved style and rigorously craft something so spot-on, so perfectly 90s, but doing so without hampering the experience.

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GameGrin
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Sep 20, 2019

A very well-made, entertaining throwback shooter with some useful quality of life improvements, but nothing you didn't see 20 years ago.

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Skewed & Reviewed
Aug 14, 2019

In the end if you are in the mood for some retro action; then Ion Fury is one that you will not want to miss.

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PC Gamer
77 / 100
77 / 100
Aug 14, 2019

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

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Critical Hit
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Aug 14, 2019

Ion Fury knows what it wants to be: A satisfying romp through the past, emboldened by the future and metal to the max.

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IGN
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Aug 14, 2019

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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SECTOR.sk
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Aug 15, 2019

Solid successor of Duke Nukem with just common weapons. There should be more kinds of enemies and more interesting bosses.

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TrueGaming
7.5 / 10.0
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Top Critic

7.5 / 10.0
Aug 22, 2019

Fans of the arcade shooter genre can depend on Ion Fury to provide the same fun gunplay and the classic soundtracks the genre is known for. This game has the potential to present something special in a sequel.

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Metro GameCentral
7 / 10
7 / 10
Aug 15, 2019

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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Screen Rant
Aug 25, 2019

Ion Fury is a return to the classic 2.5D shooter style of game.

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Cultured Vultures
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Aug 14, 2019

Ion Fury can be a fun time, but you will start to feel the age of the game design before long. Only for real nostalgia junkies.

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GameSpew
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Aug 14, 2019

Ion Fury is flawed, but there’s plenty of gruesome fun to be had here, more so if you’ve got fond memories of 90s shooters. If Voidpoint/3D Realms can tighten up the game for an expansion pack or a sequel, I’d definitely be up for more Bombshell. Just don’t expect this outing to blow you away all the time.

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