Hellbound is pretty upfront with what it is. If you've already burned through most of the homages I listed above, give this a shot.
Hellbound has potential, and will surely find an audience for both its nostalgia and its challenge.
The team at Saibot Studios have made exactly what they promised to their Kickstarter backers, but I was left wanting more.
If you're hankering for more of that simple, unfettered Doom action, Hellbound may well scratch your itch.
Hellbound is a fun shooter that's got all the hallmarks of what made the 90s FPS genre so great. Unfortunately, just like the 90s games before it, it's pretty dated in both optimization and graphics. There's a large number of bugs and game-breaking glitches to be experienced, all of which tarnish what is otherwise an incredible experience.
Hellbound has really good movement and the texture quality looks nice, but it's insanely short, the level design is mediocre, and there's nothing here that FPS fans haven't seen done better for decades.
An earnest but empty love letter to Quake and Duke Nukem 3D that never gets around to doing anything to call its own.
Bottomline, all things considered, if you’re looking for a fun, fast, short-lived, throwback FPS game, Hellbound is definitely worth considering. Just don’t expect too much out of it and you’ll find your time and money well spent.
Hellbound's core gameplay loop is punchy, satisfying, and cathartic. It's just a shame there's so little of it.
Hellbound may not be great but it's a short, sweet thrill ride while it lasts.
Overall Hellbound meets expectations as a retro style 90’s Shooter. Whilst it does not innovate as much as some people would like, this game has enough about it to be worth the pickup.
Saibot Studios clearly has a fair amount of talent and passion, they just need more experience and a greater budget to expand upon what Hellbound offers. Hopefully, the developers are able to keep at it and deliver a truly unforgettable game sometime later on.
There’s a good few hours of fun to get from Hellbound‘s campaign. Maybe even more if you’re the type that wants to discover every secret and beat every par time.
Hellbound resembles 90's shooters very well but on a much smaller scale, its a modern version of those games but with a noticeably shorter content and less charisma.
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Hellbound is a rip-roaring homage to classic Doom that hits almost all of the right notes.
Hellbound is a great experience. Although it does rely heavily on the DOOM aesthetic, Saibot Studios have created a core gameplay experience that could be the launchpad of something brilliant.
The fact is, Hellbound is too loyal to 90s shooter games. The game has nothing eye-glazing new compared to classic games. Only big fans of DOOM series might tolerate this game.
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The fact that 90’s shooters are as popular as ever is a testament to their sound design philosophy. Of course, the catalogue is as extensive as ever, what with a steady stream of retro-styled shooters gracing our screens on a nigh-regular basis. Hellbound is another such title, now a full-fledged game, which has emerged from languishing in Steam’s Early Access. And does it hold up against its peers? To put a fine point to it: oh, Hell yeah.
Hellbound is more imitation than inspiration. Lacking in originality and flair with merely passable gameplay, it makes us wonder why we shouldn’t just play Doom.
While many will at first dismiss the game as a DOOM clone, Hellbound lovingly takes its ques from a myriad of games and creates a nostalgic, challenging, and fun experience.