• Hard Reset
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  • Creative weapon variety and upgrades.
  • Stunning cyberpunk visuals.
  • Everything explodes.


  • Common accidental deaths.
  • Unforgiving checkpoint system.

Expert reviews and ratings

By TechSpot on -

Before commenting on how Hard Reset plays using various hardware configs I'd just like to thank Flying Wild Hog for this great video game. There is a lot to love about Hard Reset and not all of it has to do with how the game performs. For starters the

By Gaming Age on 69

Hard Reset isn't the shooter you've been playing for the last few years. Well, unless you've been busy at work with the Painkiller series. Instead, Hard Reset fills a niche of shooters from about a decade ago by serving as a throwback to a...

By PC Gamer on 58

An explosive ride of a game, but limited long-term satisfaction, priced roughly £10 too high for its own...

By NowGamer on 77

For all it's atmosphere and impressive technical flair Hard Reset is an old school shooter at it's core. That will briefly appeal to those looking for some intense shooter action, but it'll ultimately be far too one dimensional to maintain...

By Blogcritics on 60

Hard Reset is a new and original FPS from Flying Wild Hog that came seemingly out of nowhere. Announced just a few months before its release, the slick visuals and Blade Runner-esque vibe had many people, including me, very excited. The game does have...

By Expert Reviews on 60

A great-looking homage to the classic shooters of old, but Hard Reset doesn’t bring many new additions to the formula...

By Gaming Nexus on 62

There have been few games over the past years that have tried to bring the the old school FPS route for today's gamers. Flying Wild Hog, who has pulled folks from The Witcher 2, Painkiller, Bulletstorm, and Sniper, is putting out Hard Reset, a...

By AtomicGamer on 80

I'm an old-school fan of classic, frantic FPS games like Quake and Serious Sam, and many times I've heard a lament over how the days of those games are gone. Nothing seemed to nail that coffin shut for fans like Doom 3's claustrophobic...

By Techgage on -

If Hard Reset is one thing, it's fun. Those who like action-packed FPS titles, look no further. This is about as action-packed as a game could get. It offers the action of a Serious Sam but has a much darker tone. The music is good, voice acting...

By Strategy Informer on 60

In rather an odd situation for the games industry, Hard Reset was only announced two months ago and it’s already out on the shelves (so to speak, it’s digital only). For a new FPS that’s quite a big deal, especially one from a new...

By GameZone on 75

Don’t expect much in terms of plot. Between the mayhem are comic-style drawings that poorly attempt to explain what is going on. It’s your typical man vs AI story. Hard Reset takes, what I like to call, “the Michael Bay...

By GamePro on 70

Hard Reset is true to its name, both in difficulty and in bringing the FPS genre back to its roots.Hard Reset has drawn a lot of attention lately, and rightfully so. Created by Polish indie studio Flying Wild Hog, the unapologetically PC-exclusive...

By Gamers Daily News on 95

on Hard ResetI encourage everyone to buy this game. Even at full price. I want to see this developer do well because the quality that they put into Hard Reset is unsurpassed. If you are a PC gamer and don’t buy this game, then I am hoping you are...

By IGN Gear on 75

Though a limited in many ways, it's still easy to have a good time with Hard Reset. It's a classically styled shooter where your main concern is how to blow stuff up as fast as possible without losing all your health. The disposable story and...

By Games Radar on 80

It takes less than ten seconds for Hard Reset to define the kind of shooter it truly is. There is no crouching, no cover, and no reloading. It has exactly two guns; one of 'em is an energy gun that shoots lightning-lasers, and the other is a rifle...

By Destructoid on 80

What happens when former Bulletstorm and The Witcher 2 developers club together to make a first-person shooter about insane robots? Well, if Hard Reset is anything to go by, you get something very promising indeed. Hard Reset has gained attention...

By New Game Network on 79

Hard Reset is a PC exclusive cyberpunk shooter from the developers Flying Wild Hog. Set in the fictional city of Bezoar during 2436 you take the role of Fletcher, a soldier who battles hordes of robot nasties. The game will feel familiar if you have...

By GameSpot on -

It's short and occasionally frustrating, but the fireworks display that is Hard Reset is still a...

By HardwareHeaven on 80

Last month we previewed Hard Reset for the PC and found it to be a romping, stomping, carnage filled chaotic FPS with enjoyable gameplay and an engrossing environment. It combines all of the best bits of classic shoot 'em' ups and sets it in a...

By GameSpy on 80

Pros: Gorgeous new game engine; droves of killer robots to thrash; intense and satisfying shooter gameplay.

Cons: Weak story; game ends rather abruptly.