Dark Raid is a Retro FPS Action game developed by an indie developer 'Vector Games'.Dark Raid is a new concept of mixing good old-school FPS game styles and new generation graphics and game-play.Brace your selves to fight with sinister enemies and save the world!
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Overall:
Mostly Negative (108 reviews) - 25% of the 108 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 3, 2014

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About the Game
Saving the world from an alien invasion is in your hands. Dark Raid is a FPS Action game developed by an independent developer studio 'Vector Games'. Dark Raid is a new concept of mixing good old-school FPS game styles and new generation graphics and game-play. With the next-gen graphics and scenario, Dark Raid offers the players an amazing FPS Action game experience.

A research ship named S.W.A.N, receives an unknown signal from an unknown source while cruising throughout the deep space. The ship gets attacked and invaded all of a sudden. You're the only one who can stop this invasion and save the human kind from total extinction. Brace yourselves to fight with sinister enemies and save the world!

Key Features
- Two different game modes, Single-Player(Story) and Multi-Player

Single-Player:
- The Real FPS Action : Mixing good old-school FPS game styles with new generation graphics and game-play, in this game you will find the old-school FPS Action that you missed.
- Enemies with different levels of intelligence and fighting skills.
- Old-School Boss Fights
- Fast paced game-play
Multi-Player:
- Fast paced game-play
- Death Match, Team Death Match, Capture The Flag Modes
- Tough enemy bots
- Enjoy being a robot warrior and fight the sinister enemies without mercy

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: 2.0+ GHz Processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: SM3-Compatible Video Card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: 3.0+ GHz Processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 500 Series or Higher Video Card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 9
This is quite possible the worst game I have ever played! The 20 euro price is laughable to say the least!
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 7, 2015
It's alive...

...Well and that's about all that I would call positive about this game.

Even for me, as a player who likes to play his games thorougly it's hard not to bash my head on the desk, for it's really, really a bad game. Indie or not, this game isn't worth even a penny, and I will tell you why.

Pros:
  • Thankfully you can uninstall this game from your Harddrive, do so before massive damage in your long term motivation is caused.

Cons:
  • The game has a buggy setup, you need to give the UDK administrative rights to get it going.
  • The game is buggy to no end, sudden and abrupt crashes are the norm.
  • The AI is not so smart as propagated.
  • The price is too steep for a game with the given quirks.

Not Recommended

I can't recommend the game with a good conscience. First it's buggy from the start, you will sooner or later manage to get it running smoothly. But, what you then get is a game with much promises that aren't even kept at the lowest level. Even though the graphics look ok, it's not all that a game is about. You are left dumbfounded with a simple mission. Nothing else, a real introduction as it is often done with a lot of other games would have been nice.

But if it were only those things that make the game bad, it's so much all around that you really can say the package as a whole is not worth time or money invested into it. And what's also anoying a lot is the constant blur effect, as soon as you move the line of sight - I can understand that people want and want to try to program realistic settings but, this just isn't.

Customer, please save the money and spare your nerves and your motivation an all time low.
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225 of 282 people (80%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 3, 2014
Built with the Unreal Engine, which is great, though the game feels like its still in its Alpha stages and not ready for public, and the version that I played felt like it isn't even a full/final compile. It's missing a lot of things, and the multiplayer mode is lacking a lot as well.

In its current state it was not worth $20 to me. Perhaps $5-10.

Intro gameplay:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GE4trs5x0cM

Deathmatch gameplay:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emVVDG7RPH0
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57 of 71 people (80%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 28, 2015
In today's world of hyper-reactionary gamers, where decent games are routinely dog-piled by the community and even minor issues are denounced as game-breaking travesties, along comes a game like Dark Raid to remind us of what a truly bad game looks like.

In fact it's probably a compliment to call Dark Raid a game; better games have done more with less. Dark Raid is only a game in so far as it pretends to be one. It might be more accurate to describe it as a first-year student game development project, except the student(s) in question started this project late and only had a day to complete it.

This game just screams "minimum effort" on the developers' part; everything from character design and AI, to weapons, story, animation and level design are attrociously underdeveloped.

Level design, in particular, bears the unmistakable fingerprint of amateurs at work. Dark Raid's levels consist of either identical, mostly empty, rooms (literally) copy-pasted together or huge nearly-featureless rooms with platforms and ramps; rinse repeat for 5-6 levels until you've beaten the game. Levels consist mostly key/button hunts while clearing rooms of robotic enemies who relentlessly aimbot (no pun intended) you from the other side of the level.

Were Dark Raid a free game one might forgive its failings, but as a commercial game it is inexcusably lazy.

Overall Dark Raid is a joyless, tedious experience unworthy of its retail price. I was (ahem) lucky enough to get it in a bundle at a fraction of the steam store price and I still feel ripped-off.

There is nothing it can offer that other better, more complete games can at the same price. Save your money and buy them instead.
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60 of 80 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 11, 2014
I can not recommend this game, especially not for this price. The level design is confusing, if not misleading at times; the story is incoherent and badly written - the "puzzles" and platform passages are infuriating. The difficulty levels vary greatly throughout the game and some passages are surprisingly hard on easy; checkpoint placement is just weird. Apart from modified damage, the difficulty levels don't change much. The game is full of typos or just plain wrong sentences - even Word spellcheck would have caught those ("Chekpoint", "wierd"). This is a 08/15 shooter, but badly executed. You can count the different enemies on one hand. The graphics are decent, but very repetitive and when you play it you will feel like that you 'have seen this before'.

I can see that a lot of effort went into this game and I do respect the work of indie developers, but it is lacking severely on so many levels and I feel it was not tested at all because some issues are so obvious. For a game that wants 20€ / 20$ its not offering enough.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePwzvkeLBfw
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