Jumping into a match is nearly effortless.
Makes you appreciate those gameloft clone shooters on the iPhone.
$15 alternative to Call of Duty.
Gold gun camo.
Frustrating spawn system encourages camping.
Broken game modes.
A lot of bugs.
Server lag causes a range of issues, from missed shots to disappearing grenades.
Game glitches include crashes and invisible players.
Inconsistent weapons cause confusion.
Lifeless online community.
Feels like a F2P game (or worse).
Overall is just a huge disappointment.
By Strategy Informer on February 06, 2014
Picture yourself playing a multiplayer online FPS in the late 90s or early 2000s, and what do you see? Perhaps it’s a sparse server browser, dominated by a couple of popular game modes with objectives that never stretch beyond killing anything...40
By GameSpot on February 04, 2014
Those dedicated enough can spend time in Rekoil's map creation tool, but with an online community numbering mere dozens and dwindling, it is uncertain there will be many players to share your map with. Rekoil sets its sights on resurrecting the simple online shooter, and promptly misses its target.30
By IGN on February 04, 2014
There's no excuse in releasing a game that's held together by good intentions. There was more to the classic shooters than speedy movement and accurate guns, which is just about all Rekoil has going for it. The rest is a mess of bugs and bad design choices.30
By GameRevolution on February 03, 2014
Unfortunately, while its developer can roll out a patch to improve its performance, it can’t roll out a patch that will increase its player-count. With that being said it is impossible to recommend Rekoil, a game which is swiftly heading towards stagnation before it ever had a chance to prove itself.40
By Dealspwn on February 03, 2014
If you're going to make an FPS by numbers, then you need to at least make it good. If you're going to attempt to clone Counter-Strike, you'd better be on your game. As it stands, Rekoil is a bland, buggy broken mess; but even when it's all working it has absolutely nothing to recommend it. An insult to the games upon which it is based.20
By GameSpot on February 03, 2014
It is said that first impressions are everything, and Rekoil does a fine job of reinforcing that notion. I felt excited when I booted up the shooter for the first time; a game labeled as a spiritual successor to classic shooters of old was appealing to...-
By TheEscapist on February 01, 2014
If one has to choose between this and Takedown: Red Sabre, get this. That's the only circumstance under which I'd recommend it, though.30
By Geek out Nation on February 01, 2014
What we end up with is a bland, heartless shooter that asks you to spend $14.99 for a handful of maps, unbalanced gameplay, far too many glitches, and game ending crashes. Yes, Rekoil did manage to make me think of Counter Strike, too bad that it only made me think of wanting to play that game instead.45
By Mode486 on February 01, 2014
Rekoil is a disappointing Call of Duty clone that gets basically nothing right and ends up being one of the worst first person shooters I've ever played. While it was hyped as a competitive twitch shooter, it is absolutely nothing like the great multiplayer FPS classics of the late 90s and early 2000s.17