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.
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Mostly Positive (15 reviews) - 73% of the 15 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mixed (503 reviews) - 67% of the 503 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 20, 2009

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"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.

  • 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
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21.0 hrs
Posted: August 25
First half of the game is pretty good, but then the second half of the game devolves into boring repetitive garbage.
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Hej
0.2 hrs
Posted: August 25
This game did not age well. High resolution looks blurry and upscaled, explosion effects look like parkinsons jitter, and for some reason it won't recognize mouse4 and mouse5 keys.
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HaymakerRising
21.3 hrs
Posted: August 18
While I must say this is definitely a Bioshock/Call of Duty: Nazi Zombies clone, I believe it's done well. There is a huge variety of weapons, combinations, combos, even vehicles to chose from, everything from the mechanics to the close-quarters fighting is epic, fun and no doubt worth the five bucks. Hell, I played the demo years ago and expected it to be $20 to this day. This game ages incredibly well, with the physics, graphics, textures, fluid animations, cut-and-dry story; this is a nightmare that I never want to end.
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playoftheyear
10.7 hrs
Posted: August 16
I just wanted to give this game a thumbs up! It is cool as hell!!
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HybridVenom
0.1 hrs
Posted: August 14
Product received for free
NecroVision? What is that?..

And guys can someone help me, a box pops up and tells me: "crashingsimulator.exe has stopped working."
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Kaiser Darby Crash ScharFuhrer
8.9 hrs
Posted: August 13
Fun and hard game, the idea of this happening in the war is really creative and the guns are great. I enjoyed the game a lot.
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Ranger of gaia
15.9 hrs
Posted: August 12
cheap less polished doom.
fun
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Lopper 🐮🔪
5.8 hrs
Posted: August 10
Bit buggy but pretty cool, gameplay is similar to painkiller but it does have more weapons and abilities, it seemed almost too easy even though I played on normal, it was only really difficult in the last few levels where you don't have many weapons and there isn't much ammo lying around for some reason, not sure if you're meant to do the challenges so you have more weapons available at the end of the game but I still managed to pull through and I have to say it was pretty good. The story gets pretty crazy half way through, there is a lot more to it than the screenshots shown above. I'd recommend it.
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Cunt Destruktor
1.3 hrs
Posted: August 3
Good game with an interesting history during the Battle of the Somme in 1916. (WW1) The game features a storyline that surprising. Well worth the price it costs, now on sale. 7/10
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salt
9.8 hrs
Posted: July 31
Necrovision is a flawed but awesome game. It features nonsense story set in World War 1, the occult, and a lot of shooting things in the face, punctuated by atmosphere destroying laugh-out-loud one liners that the clueless but enthusiastic protagonist spews out diarrhetically through the whole game. If you miss the "don't give a ♥♥♥♥" attitude of old pc shooters, you'll love NecroVision. It doesn't take itself seriously, there are tons of secret areas that are actually difficult to get to, you can kick a ghoul and shotgun it in the face while its still in mid-air. Then the protagonist will drop some godawful one liner that will crack you up. It's great.

Corpses have collision though. Why. Just why. Who thought that was a good idea?
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 31
Necrovision is a flawed but awesome game. It features nonsense story set in World War 1, the occult, and a lot of shooting things in the face, punctuated by atmosphere destroying laugh-out-loud one liners that the clueless but enthusiastic protagonist spews out diarrhetically through the whole game. If you miss the "don't give a ♥♥♥♥" attitude of old pc shooters, you'll love NecroVision. It doesn't take itself seriously, there are tons of secret areas that are actually difficult to get to, you can kick a ghoul and shotgun it in the face while its still in mid-air. Then the protagonist will drop some godawful one liner that will crack you up. It's great.

Corpses have collision though. Why. Just why. Who thought that was a good idea?
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125 of 163 people (77%) found this review helpful
66 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2014
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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70 of 87 people (80%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.2 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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31 of 36 people (86%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2014
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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25 of 26 people (96%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
11.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2015
Necrovision is a strange game. Stuck between a myriad of styles and influences, it emerges as a blend between the atmosphere of classic world war shooters and the crazy mass murder party of games such as Painkiller, Serious Sam or Bulletstorm. The overall result is highly personal and depends heavily on your mindset: don't go into this game expecting an AAA shooter. You'll find cringeworthy cutscenes, amateurish voice acting, a pixelated GUI and weird bugs all around.

However, as soon as you get past its imperfections, you'll be playing a pretty crazy and fun game with a (surprisingly!) relatively readable storyline, zombie beheading, dragons, huge boss fights and lots of other nonsense ♥♥♥♥ happening in WWI. One of the biggest surprises was level design, which, although relatively linear, is huge, well planned enough, often aesthetically pleasing and with a very classic feel and pace.

On less positive points, the combo system is pretty bland and doesn't really feel well-implemented (although it can be fun). The weapons are also sub-par: the historical limitations are understandable, but for a game this crazy, they often slow the action to a crawl as you painstakingly bolt your rifle after every shot fighting giant demon things. Health is also a bit weird: medkits exist and are pretty abundant but are close to useless since your health automatically recharges up to about 75%; which breaks some of the classic appeal in my view.

Overally, Necrovision is a pretty fun experience if you're willing to forget its technical shortcomings and accept its particular brand of insanity. 7.5/10
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35 of 46 people (76%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 3, 2014
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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19 of 19 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 11
When people are so excited for Battlefield 1 because it's an alternative World War 1 scenario hardly seen in videogames and managed to get the most likes in the history of Youtube...

...but you're a masochist and you already explored every inch of all trenches kicking German soldiers in the butt, mutilating zombies, defeating giant monsters and ghosts, riding dragons and driving airplanes (Lost Company) and well-armed robots while wearing the Shadowhand which gives you a lot of magic firepower.
and brutally killing Satan himself

Such an underrated title, though. Despite its flaws and bad reviews, I enjoyed it very much.
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24 of 30 people (80%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
14.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 25, 2015
There isnt much to say if you are fan of Painkiller, it follows the same path, not only bc it uses the same engine but everything similar in term of gameplay, only less enemys are trow at you and few bosses fights and the setting is also diferent.

The game relly on its gameplay, since the story doesnt really make sense, but it also isnt what this game is all about, there are many secrets to be found, tough i find this more easy here that in painkiller, and Artifacts give a diferent touch to the gameplay.

Voice acting is hilarious and there are a few interesting weapons, a nice change from the shooters we have today, it worth a look.
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2015
Balls to the walls flat-out, in your face straight up engaging captivating and maximal FPS action game -with an interesting overarching storyline with a really, really dark atmosphere with a lots to shoot, experience and lots to see[and hear] too.

Really interesting variety in weapons and challenges, enemies and locations in this game. I found that it packed a 'punch' from it's lore which kept me playing through hours I probably shouldn't have been playing playing it in, back in the day. Yes, this game was scary like that and because of it's sound (and possibly graphical ) design -does this to this day (depending on your tolerance to the experience).
Story is 'loosely' based on Chaos of war, around Weapons of Mass Destruction and sinister experiments gone horribly wrong, whereby our protagonist survives and gets to experience the about-to-unfold madness firsthand. The story expands from this point on and extravagates (in a fantastic way) into something that is Unique to this genre of Horror/Shooter, at least back in the day it was very unique. Anyhow, if you choose to pick this gem up; Get strapped in for one 'Hell' of a ride.

Back in the day one thing that stood out and I loved about this game are the visuals which In My Humble Opinion overall look very nice, even to this day. This aspect helps with the immersion factor, for I wouldn't call the game *realistic* persé but it's sublime sound design (ambiance, voice-acting), dark atmosphere coupled with interesting Character interaction/development throughout the course of the game are worth the money, if not so then the -experience alone is something great to behold, if you are into this kind of thing -that is.

"ze Germans are here, ze Germans are heeree!!!".

One note; If you pick up this game, be sure to check out it's sequel/add-on that is also to be found on this Glorious Steam (not joking) by the name of:

Necrovision Lost Company.

Thank you,

-"HellzWind"
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 18
now we know why there arent anymore dragons in the world, they all got killed during WW1
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