War is Hell NecroVision is a first-person shooter that takes gamers across the frantic battlegrounds of World War I and into a dark underworld of vampires, demons and dark magic. Seeking adventure, young American Simon Bukner joins the British army in war-torn Europe of 1916.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (273 reviews)
Release Date: May 20, 2009

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"World war one just got demonic. You're fighting weird stuff while beating up Germans. This is a bit of a detour, but world war one setting. Try it."

Reviews

"Impressive Visuals" — IGN
"Delivers non-stop action from start to finish" — videogamer.com

About This Game

War is Hell
NecroVision is a first-person shooter that takes gamers across the frantic battlegrounds of World War I and into a dark underworld of vampires, demons and dark magic.
Seeking adventure, young American Simon Bukner joins the British army in war-torn Europe of 1916. During a particularly ferocious battle, Bukner and his battalion are pushed into a series of dark trenches where they encounter mysterious phenomenon. As they move through the labyrinth they discover that there is a greater evil hiding underneath the battle-fields of the Great War — an evil that is forcing its way into our world and threatens to wipe out humanity. In the depths of this newly discovered underworld, Bukner must confront the dark forces and fight for the survival of mankind.
Features
  • An engrossing storyline blends elements of a traditional war shooter with magic and the supernatural world
  • Players fight with authentic WWI era weapons, powerful magic artifacts and vampire powers
  • Hordes of enemies that include humans, demons and vampires
  • Massive, brutal boss battles
  • Intense, fast-paced FPS combat stands out from the trend of plodding shooters
  • Battle online with up to 16 players

System Requirements

    Minimum
    • Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® XP SP3, Vista SP1 *
    • Processor: Intel® Dual Core 2.0 GHz or AMD™ Athlon™ 4000+
    • Memory: XP – 1 GB RAM, Vista – 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 7.5 GB + 1 GB Swap File
    • Video Card: 3D Hardware Accelerator Card Required – 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible 256 MB Video Memory - ATI® Radeon X1600 or Nvidia® Geforce 6800 - NOTE: Nvidia 260 GTX & Nvidia 280 GTX are not supported.
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c Compatible Sound Card
    • DirectX® Version: DirectX® 9.0c
    * This product does not support Windows 95/98/ME/2000/NT or XP x64/Vista x64.
    Recommended
    • Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® XP SP3, Vista SP1 *
    • Processor: Intel® Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz or AMD™ Athlon™ Dual Core 5200+/li>
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 7.5 GB + 1 GB Swap File
    • Video Card: 256 MB 3D Hardware Accelerator Card with Shader 3.0 support - ATI® Radeon HD 3850 or Nvidia® Geforce 8800 GT - NOTE: Nvidia 260 GTX & Nvidia 280 GTX are not supported.
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c Compatible Sound Card
    • DirectX® Version: DirectX® 9.0c
    * This product does not support Windows 95/98/ME/2000/NT or XP x64/Vista x64.
    NOTICE: Some 3D accelerator cards with the chipset listed here may not be compatible with the 3D acceleration features utilized by NecroVision. Please refer to your hardware manufacturer for 100% DirectX compatibility.



    SUPPORTED CHIPSETS

    ATI Radeon X1600
    , ATI Radeon X1900
    , ATI RADEON X1950
    , ATI RADEON HD 2400
    , ATI RADEON HD 2600
    , ATI RADEON HD 2900
    , ATI RADEON HD 3450
    , ATI RADEON HD 3850
    , ATI RADEON HD 3870
    , ATI RADEON HD 4850
    , NVIDIA GEFORCE 6800
    , NVIDIA GEFORCE 7300
    , NVIDIA GEFORCE 7600
    , NVIDIA GEFORCE 7800
    , NVIDIA GEFORCE 7900
    , NVIDIA GEFORCE 8400
    , NVIDIA GEFORCE 8500
    , NVIDIA GEFORCE 8600
    , NVIDIA GEFORCE 8800
    , NVIDIA GEFORCE 9600
    , NVIDIA GEFORCE 9800
    , NVIDIA GEFORCE 260



    SUPPORTED MOBILE CHIPSETS
    , NVIDIA GEFORCE GO 7600 (XP Only)
    , NVIDIA GEFORCE GO 7900
    , NVIDIA GEFORCE GO 8400
Helpful customer reviews
43 of 53 people (81%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
I've played Necrovision for an hour now.

It's awful.

It's so obviously awful.

But I'm at a point now where it's so awful that it has somehow become fun.

I've been skipping the cutscenes because I don't think I can handle that level of awful - I am but a man - but from what I gather you're George W. Bush and you've been sent back in time to fight off a demonic zombie invasion during The Great War.. Although it may just be a reenactment of The Great War, given the obviously fake German accents. You could still be in Texas, I'm not totally sure.

I also couldn't tell you why it's actually fun, but somehow it keeps me playing.

It makes no sense, because the gunplay isn't nearly as satisfying as Painkiller, and mostly it just feels like an even ♥♥♥♥♥ier Singularity without the cool time-glove gimmick. It's almost as if it tries to be just a little bit worse than everything else, and somehow that total disregard for quality ends up becoming endearing.

It is a consummate B-game. It's digital filth. It should never have been made, you shouldn't be playing it, and that's exactly why you want to.
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19 of 24 people (79%) found this review helpful
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
First game made by Farm 51, not so old, not so young at all. But its for all oldschool FPS players almost legend. It is bug, its looking good (this what Farm made with old Painengine is just ridiculus, that game was looks nice and get nice carnage elements shooting out limbs from screaming people). Nice mix of storyline, that at end become clear. Game is a bit to simple in all mechanics (animations etc), but its fun. First War + Vampires + Hell and Demons = good idea, but not all can made it good like Farm 51. This game for me is still a small legend of good carnage FPS with nice storyline and big, darkly locations. 8/10 from me for this game. 2 points was lost for bad animations and old Pain engine that for 2008 was allredy to weak... but that makeup was briliant and ragdoll with tottal max carnage andloots of phisical elements... Perfect. Same riting for Lost Company from me.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
War is Hell, and this game is taking that fact and expanding upon it a metaphorical way.

Its WW1 and a crazy kaiser scientist has gone rogue awakening demon vampires to ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥ up. You play an american soldier who also has an amazing ability to ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥ up. Gameplay is pretty much classic quake and doom, shoot demon monster soldiers and move on. However there are special sort of combos you can perform with the different weapons to unlock rewards. This helps to keep things fresh.

But the WW1 atmosphere is extremely immersive, enough to keep you hooked from the very beginning with your confrontation with sheer insanity. Get this game, at its current price it is more than worth it.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
So imagine your shitn your pants in WW1 and then your war buddy says, "aye man theres Demons n ♥♥♥♥ now comin up around the battlefield 9/10 fought a wizard 10 minutes in the game.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
Paranormal A C T I V I T Y, zombies and WWI. Don't think I need to explain more about the game. You can also chose to have them speak italian. YEY! ;)
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
14.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
This game was better then I ever could have expected! Most fps games are very similar, short, with boring stories. This game brought a whole new level to fps gaming that really impressed me. The story was very good with plenty of cutscenes which many games overlook. Also the FPS is so much fun if a tad on the easy side. Definitely don't play the game on easy. I also enjoyed the wondeful length of it with cool bosses and a weapon system that I fell in love with. The Shadow hand has now become on of my favorite weapons of all time! This was a game that was over underated as it is such a magnificent game! Though I will admit, it is a bit buggy at times but not enough to make unplayable. Definitely play this game and you'll love it just as much as I did! This game needs a new sequal with todays technology, it would be totally epic! So go know and play this game!
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 27
Set in WWII and has Demons, Nuff said.
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
A great game, great and fun weapons to use, a good story, interesting levels.
Very underated, and highly recommended.
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
14.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 21
one of my favorite video games .. the only thing i hate is that the second part of the game changes the setting and the wepeons.. i prefer the ww1 with some occult twists than a whole half game using vamparic wepeons
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
One of those shooters that you enjoy playing mor eand more. The biggest downside is the animations but it's awesome to play! Badguys explode, weapons pack a punch, you can stab, kick and shoot your way though hordes of monsters! Unlike other shooters where a dozen+ baddies can easily defeat you, this harkens back to the action of Wolf3D & Doom where you can plow though them! Can be literterly too, when you run you can melee and knock a group of badguys down!

If you can't played this one, get it. It's got to be one of the most fun shooters I've played in a while.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 7
So theres this guy craig jones who claims he has alot of swag, but quite frankly he doesnt. Now this game doesnt have much craig jones swag so to speak but its a fun time. I mean it has a trench gun and no Josh Getz. That kid almost drowned in a river, what a ♥♥♥♥♥ how do you almost drown a river. Now what about steve for that matter, yeah we get it he likes comic books, but how much does he like them. Now this game is no Indiana Jones throne of atlantis but itll turn you on like a key turning on the car. Yeah that much so if you like zombies, ww1, guns, and hate Josh Getz and Craig Jones this is the game for you.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 28
World War 1 on Steroids, Barely accurate to History, gory as hell, has Magic, Dual Wielding of Weapons and a Shovel as an Weapon years before Shovel Knight made it cool. Gameplay is very Oldschool, avoid the lowest difficulty because you can´t use your Magic Stuff on that one. Runs on the old Painkiller Engine, but on Steroids. It´s an Hidden Gem.

Tip for germans: Buy this on the Indiegala Store and you get the Uncut Version!
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
This game is really good at time killing,when you're bored or just feel like trying this game get this game. But I recently gotten a bug where I can't get past mission 3. :/ besides that it's a good game that should be enjoyed.
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
Great graphics (in my opinion) and brutal gameplay. You get to shoot through levels of undead german soliers and regular ones while random monsters come out of no where and try to kill you. Overall, bought this game just for fun, but money well spent!
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41 of 54 people (76%) found this review helpful
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2013
Once upon a time, Painkiller, Wolfenstein and Bioshock f*cked together and then Necrovision was born...

It's nice shooter with old school vibe - bosses, big levels, lots of ammo, puzzles, switches, secret places, etc...
The visuals are not top notch, but fits well. The cutscenes and voice acting are TERRIBLE, there are many bugs and glitches, but the game is actualy fun to play and thats where it shines - the gameplay.

Nice mechanic is the use of melee combat (and shadohand on later stages), alongside with the pistol.
Once the player get the shadowhand, the gameplay is becoming closer to the Bioshock series, cause the different spells, combined with the tipical gun shooting. Controls are little different compared to the Bioshock though - left mouse button for the left hand, right mouse button for the right hand.

I said "combined", so now is the time to mention the COMBOOOS.
Our hero have three types of melee attacks - kick, left hand melee and gun melee attack. The bayonettas and the shovels can be thrown at the enemies to nail them on the wall, the gas lamps exept to light the way, can be used to burn the hordes of undeads and freaky creatures. The arsenal is impressive.
It's good to perform different attacks to create combo. For example - knock down the ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ on the ground and then finish him out with the pump. Or slice him with the bayonetta for the "Herr Doktor" combo.

There are different "challenge rooms", which becomes avalible after beating any given level. The challenge rooms helps the player to permanently unlock different gear types to be avalible in the inventory.
There are parts of the game when the player controls giant mech or even ride a dragon. Yeah, the it's total mashup of many mechanics from different games (there is even bullet time system implemented in it), but it fun to play and it works...for the most of the time.

It's not AAA title, it screams "I'M A CHEAP, LOW BUDGET, SOMETIMES UGLY GAME", but it's charming in some inexplicable way. So, try it!

7/10
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20 of 26 people (77%) found this review helpful
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 21, 2013
It's an underrated game, and I have to admit I enjoyed it a lot. The graphics are good, the horror WWI atmosphere is decent and the gameplay is enjoyable. You can use melee weapons, guns, explosives from that era, you can do a lot of fast-paced combos and combinations, and even though it's a modern FPS, it aims to have the same gameplay style and feeling of some classic FPS games, including secret rooms. This game has some issues and kinda bugged in some cases, but it's fun and challenging overall.
English voice acting could have been better though.
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12 of 18 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 13, 2013
!!!!!!!!!?????
I played this game for only one hour, but i feel like i just woke up from some kind of psychotic nightmare! This is Serious Sam, Painkiller, Left 4 Dead and Medal of Honor all mixed in one salad of a game. It seems that developers couldn't decide what to put in it, so they just mashed everything together. Strangely enough, it is fun...in a very sick kind of way.
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12 of 18 people (67%) found this review helpful
22.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 14, 2013
♥♥♥♥ World War 2. Face down vile Germans, vampires and demons in World War 1 in this fast paced fun as ♥♥♥♥ shooter.

Necrovision is low budget Painkiller inspired mushy goodness. It's visuals have aged startlingly well and its gameplay is essentially all the good bits to Return to Castle Wolfenstein. Minor complaints are things such as it's linearity, but it makes up for that with it's challenge maps and multiplayer.
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 11, 2013
very underrated game in my opinion
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
12.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
One of the best FPS I've ever played. Loved the fact that you can shoot, kick, melee and perform combos to attack enemies. The ambience is great, long and big levels with lot of details and locations to explore. There's a playable demo so go on and try it for youself, if you liked the demo, the full version goes better and better.
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