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Speed of quake 3 with the tact of counterstrike

5 Rating: 5, Useful: 7 / 7
Date: June 19, 2002
Author: Amazon User

Gore is fast. Much faster than games like counterstrike and global ops, and even outpacing quake 3. With the speed, however, there is a dose of tact that makes this one's gameplay better than most of the standard FPS's out there. It has player classes, much like the more lifelike games out there, but it also packs the weapons and such (rocket launchers, miniguns, etc.) that make it more like quake 3 and such. I played the full version and quickly became addicted, especially to the tactical mode, which is much like counterstrike in that you only have one life. The balance of the player classes make it so any class can win, even a woman versus a 1000 pound robot. One guy has c4 charges, so he can camp around home base and detonate when somebody comes prancing along with his rocket launcher.

Other people may put down the graphics for this game compared to other games coming out, but the system requirements are very low.. people play this game and get 30 frames per second with 350 mhz. machines and a 2 year old graphics card. The graphics aren't even bad. I thought they were better on my 333 mhz. machine with a gforce 2 than what Unreal Tournament could pump out.

Although you may have not heard of this title before, in my opinion, it is a far superior game to Unreal Tournament and Quake 3, and even counterstrike fans could go for it. So buy a copy, and while you're at it, get one for your freind =].

frustrating and invasive

1 Rating: 1, Useful: 9 / 12
Date: November 18, 2004
Author: Amazon User

I was looking for a single player first person shooter. What I got was signed up to a lot of online spyware. I did not expect the game to require an online connection to play, and I resented being subjected to a gaming paysite as I loaded the game. Otherwise, the game might have been fun... except that I could not figure out how to save anything.. having to start out from the beginning every time got old fast. I was persuaded to buy the game by all the other glowing reviews; thus my advice... don't waste your time or money!

A great multiplayer game: addictive and funny

5 Rating: 5, Useful: 6 / 7
Date: June 15, 2002
Author: Amazon User

Gore offers the speed of quake with elements of various other more tactical games, where there are player classes and a stamina system. The combination of strategy and speed made this one really addictive to me, and I was surprised how a small company based in Nebraska (4drulers) could make a game that, in my opinion, tops games like unreal tournament in quake for gameplay, community, and addiction.

The graphics, in my opinion, are not the BEST they could be, but my ever since I started playing it I've thought the graphics were better than Unreal Tournament, and the textures are far superior. I run gore on a 333 emachine with a $30 geforce2, and I get 35-45 frames per second usually. And if you would have any trouble getting the game to work properly, then I am sure the you will be able to receive help from the makers of the game themselves (in fact, you can even see them in the game sometimes).

Gore is meant for multiplayer. The netcode is already rock solid, and the design of the multiplayer missions/modes is excellent. [....]

Superb Action With No Frills

5 Rating: 5, Useful: 4 / 4
Date: June 03, 2002
Author: Amazon User

Having played the beta multiplayer tests for quite some time, I can honestly say this is the most unique FPS game out there at the moment. Although the settings and aesthetics are similar to classic Quake-like sensibilities, the gameplay is streamlined for action with a touch of strategy. Blow up an ammo crate that some dope is standing next to. Don't forget you will have to then grab a stamina pill to keep running. Otherwise you will start crawling around like a dead duck. Yes, the duck is dead.

There's plenty of unique characters that have weapons other character don't. So if you play Brutus, the fat bartender, you may not be able to use the sniper rifle. If you play a scout you will have access to health grenades that will heal anyone who walks through the blue cloud. The netcode to the multiplayer game is fantastic. Australian players with 56k connections are still able to frag along amazingly. System requirements are not going to be outrageous like Unreal 2. My Pent III 800 with 512 megs of RAM, GeForce2 GTS hums along at about 110 fps. There are also at least 5 clans so be prepared for a great cult title with a strong hardcore gaming community.

Fast, Fun and Furious

5 Rating: 5, Useful: 3 / 3
Date: June 19, 2002
Author: Amazon User

-Great design
-Solid and fast graphics
-New multi-player game types
-Plays very well on all types of internet connections
-Something a bit different compared to all the sequels and military first person shooters that are currently being played.


5 Rating: 5, Useful: 3 / 4
Date: February 18, 2003
Author: Amazon User

Don't bother buying any other fps, this game rocks. Single player mode is a good way to get comfortabe w/ controls, then g
et ready for some awsome, violent, game play on line. it works solid on my xp, no problems w/ connection, & very addictive game play.I'v played UT2&3 I always default back to Gore.

For 56K modems this is your FPS Game

5 Rating: 5, Useful: 2 / 2
Date: October 20, 2002
Author: Amazon User

The engine coding and online performance is so slick - I could compete even with a 56K modem. That did it for me. It's the only game I know where i can do well with a slow modem.

The single player game plays like Doom2, only the graphics are much, much better (ofcourse). The multiplayer absolutely rockxs.
If Ut2K3 has the STAM drain feature then I would say it is just as good as GORE! But it doesn't.

GOOD First-person Shooter

4 Rating: 4, Useful: 2 / 2
Date: August 01, 2002
Author: Amazon User

"Gore" is one of those indipendant developer projects that you admire despite its flaws - which are plentiful. After all, the single player campaign isn't much different than "Doom," and the missions, while sometimes interesting (like the haunted house or the escort scenario), feel very disconnected from one another despite the ongoing (but ultimately feeble) plotline. After all, what does an old Western town have in common with an ancient temple, a gothic cathedral, or a futuristic cityscape? Not much. If you're looking for a FPS with a good story, avoid this one. However, if you're looking for a shooter with some solid action moments, "Gore" is the budget-priced title for you (assuming you've already played your way through the "Serious Sam" games). After all, "Gore" offers loads of cool weapons with alternate fire modes. In fact, I'm hard-pressed to think of a game in recent times with this many weapons to pick from. Some of them are conventional FPS material (like the beloved chain gun or missile launcher), and others are truly unique (like the shielded shotgun). Though the enemies can quickly become repetitive, and have maddeningly poor voice-overs (which sound remarkably like an enraged Weird Al), the damage modeling is surprisingly good. It's not Soldier of Fortune by any means, but head-shots count, and that's a plus. Don't expect to interact with your environment much, though. This game doesn't even contain a single door to open, let alone any kind of puzzlers. It's a strange move, but it keeps the action flowing.

The Bottom Line: "Gore" is a good FPS, particularly if you're in the mood for multiplayer action. The single-player campaign is fairly entertaining, but nothing to write home about. In any other case, this would warrant 3 stars, but given the affordable price and the game's admirable origins, I had to give it 4. "Gore" isn't a bad little game if you're not expecting great things.

Works with Windows XP ?

5 Rating: 5, Useful: 2 / 2
Date: September 27, 2002
Author: Amazon User

The Graphics are Great but no Sound Hope the Patch Works

Many new FPS ideas, nearly all of them failed.

1 Rating: 1, Useful: 4 / 9
Date: June 09, 2002
Author: Amazon User

I was really wanting to play a new FPS and was excited to try Gore, but this is not a very good shooter. Many of the extras that were meant to help Gore stand out from the pack, in reality hurt the game.

First the was the stamina concept, good in theory but bad in pratice. Picture this, you're going about looking for the other players then suddenly the screen goes black. Were you shot? Nope your stamina just got too low and you passed out. Just imagine how fun that is in the middle of a firefight.

Then there's the whole armor issue. Unlike games such as UT and Q3, in Gore if you have a helmet on then if someone pops you in the head with a rocket you take no health damage! So if someone is in full armor then they are a walking tank. Only way to hurt them is to wear away the armor first.

Finally there's the look of Gore. The ppl at Dreamcatcher Interactive did say they were focusing more on gameplay than graphics and that is a good idea. But the game looks bad. Reminds me of Quake 1 using a GL patch. Well looks like I'll have to wait for UT 2003 for a good FPS

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