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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Mixed (471 reviews) - 67% of the 471 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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Overall:
Mixed (471 reviews)
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sascomander
( 8.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Well I bought this game and the sequal or should I say prequal lost company for under $3. With Verdun , Battlefield 1 , and ad infinitum all being ww1 I decided to but this. I have to say when you get used to the weird weapon selection controls this game is very fun. The Graphics are fine especially for a 2009 game. The weapon models look very well done.

The gameplay is sort of like a WW1 doom game. You character is bullet sponge that holds tones of weapons and can jump extremly high. The weapons get pretty absurd with the ability to dual wield MG-08s water cooled machine guns but its fun.

I havent finished the game yet but the enamies and the story are interesting + there is alot of voice acting in this game. You do run into a lot of German soldiers as the main enamy but the monsters are pretty varied. From zombies , to ghost and even dragons.

The game is fun has has interesting art pieces.

Ya buy this game if you want some weird horror ww1 action. I am doing a lets play on this game the first episode went pretty bad since the weapon selection controls are a bit weird. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHsHovm-oA3Q4FzCeO6F5Ng

There is also a taunt button for some reason.
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Xandward Kenway
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
Aged quite badly. Guns feel floaty and dissatisfying to fire, the melee is basic and the voice acting is atrocious although the premise and story are pleasingly bombastic. Feels like a very low budget Eastern European game from 2002 and I'd recommend Clive Barker's Jericho instead if you're looking for a decent horror FPS.
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Shadow Ops
( 8.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
NecroVision
fast game with modern day graphics with easy controls that moves from location A to B to C and so on,
good amount of action and special effects

good game.
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Level Up
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 13
v fun game 10\10
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sohei kuma
( 3.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 9
Spoiler Free Synopsis: George W. Bush time travels to World War I and begins hearing demonic voices. Heeding their call, he launches a patriotic one man assault on the Kaiser's undead legions, battling evil wizards and probably some kind of ghosts or demon things. 'Murica!
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WAS GUD NYUGGUH?!?!?
( 8.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 2
necrovision is a fictionalized version of ww1 where demons from hell came from the ground and started killing everyone. this is a little bit like doom where you get a gun and start killing zombies and demons. this is a pretty mediocre shooting game (i like playing story based shooter games like metro 2033) but a good one. i wish the same devs who made this will make a ww1 game without demons or any other fictional stuff, but with both sided human emotions on what they think about the war.
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Herr Leutnant
( 12.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 31
Do you like Doom? Do you like Wolfenstein? Then you'll like this game. Would have liked to see some more of it take place fighting in the trenches but that game if fun, and it's $4, so why not? If you like old school FPS then treat yourself, it's an awesome experiance.
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MassiveAssMan
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
This game sucks.....just sucks.....
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Bomtaker01
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
This game is pretty bad in generall but it has one major flaw, the recoil makes the screen go up and down to a ridiculous extent, this makes the single shot lee enfield so unpleasant to use that its not even funny, i've never gotten motion sick playing a game in my life but this title sure managed it. The voice acting is pretty bad as is the character animation and the sounds are either really quiet or really loud with no option to decrease the voices and increase the ambience. being on the menu nearly deafened me and when i was in the game after turning the master volume down to about 10% i could still the hear the characters as if they were shouting in my ear and practically nothing else. Even the weapons were quieter. Its disapointing as it had potential but by god this is one of the worst games i have ever played
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
NecroVision
fast game with modern day graphics with easy controls that moves from location A to B to C and so on,
good amount of action and special effects

good game.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
Spoiler Free Synopsis: George W. Bush time travels to World War I and begins hearing demonic voices. Heeding their call, he launches a patriotic one man assault on the Kaiser's undead legions, battling evil wizards and probably some kind of ghosts or demon things. 'Murica!
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118 of 156 people (76%) found this review helpful
61 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.1 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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66 of 83 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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30 of 35 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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22 of 23 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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24 of 28 people (86%) found this review helpful
2 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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18 of 18 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 a World War 1 scenario hardly seen in videogames and managed to get the most likes on Youtube ever...

...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.
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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
24.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 14
One of the wierdest shooters I've ever played. If I had to describe it as briefly as possible I'd say it's DooM set during WWI, with some LOTR mixed in because kraut zombies wasn't strange enough. The first half of the game is a relatively standard period shooter with bullet-sponge opponents; These levels are well designed but drag on a bit.

The second half of Necrovision is where things start to shine, as you find yourself dropped into the middle of a compelling underground fantasy realm populated by imaginative (and truly chilling) monsters like gas-mask spiders, flamethrower rat-men, ninja vampires, angry spirits and yes, DRAGONS. The needlessly convoluted story concerns the subjugation of this under-world by demonic forces, who are now spilling over onto the surface. It is here you receive an entirely new set of weapons and a nifty melee super-gauntlet that can be charged with the souls of fallen enemies to unleash powerful explosive attacks. I wish some of the opening missions could be shortened or cut completely to make way for this part of the game, as no doubt many players will be turned off by their first-impression of Necrovision before having a chance to experience the good stuff.

Technically the game is rough around the edges, with some maddening difficulty spikes, but worth it for shooter enthusiasts in search of an original premise and oppressive atmosphere.
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