Ion Fury

released on Aug 15, 2019

Shelly “Bombshell” Harrison earned her nickname as a bomb disposal expert for the Global Defense Force. When transhumanist cult mastermind Dr. Jadus Heskel unleashes a cybernetic army on Neo DC, Shelly decides it’s time to start chucking bombs rather than diffusing them.

Her journey will leave trails of blood and gore in huge, multi-path levels filled with those famous colorful keycards and plenty of secrets and Easter Eggs to discover behind every corner. There’s also no regenerating health here, so stop taking cover and start running and gunning. Honestly, Ion Maiden should probably come out on three hundred floppy disks.

Shelly’s quest to take down Dr. Heskel’s army will see her use an arsenal of weapons, all with alternate fire modes or different ammo types. Her signature revolver, Loverboy, brings enemies pain and players pleasure with single shots, or Shelly can fan the hammer Old West style. Shotguns are fun, but tossing grenades down their barrels and firing explosive rounds is even better. Bowling Bombs are just as violent and over-the-top as one would hope.

Ion Maiden laughs at the idea of constant checkpoints and straight paths through shooting galleries. But just because this is a true old-school first-person shooter doesn’t mean there won’t be 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 took the best of both worlds and cooked it all into a bloody stew.

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can shelly step on my nuts
really damn fun, love the utterly stupid weapons - tri barrel revolver, a ''''''''''''''shotgun''''''''''''''''' thats actually just massive cartridges loaded into a grenade launcher. some decent exploration of the levels. can be quite hard at times to the point of frustration on higher difficulties, but once you get the tactics down it becomes fairly easy

Decent shooter hard as shit but aren’t all build engine games hard as fuck? I recommend it but not on console pc is where you’ll get more of a kick from it

A stellar return to the Build engine. Fast, fluid shooting pairs well with the polished level design, bringing out one of the best boomer shooters to hit the market.
Now if only 3D Realms could bring Duke home...

Great weapon variety and level design, aside from it feeling a bit too long at times. Beat on max difficulty and wasn't too hard besides the last level. Game has auto aim on by default which messes with headshots as it forces you to hit center mass from further away, would have saved me lots of ammo and given me more armour if I had noticed earlier.