Dread Templar is a fast-paced retro FPS that combines 90s classic shooter elements with modern skill-based FPS controls. You are a Dread Templar who entered Hell seeking revenge. But in order to get it, you have to fight your way through the dark realm!
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Very Positive (11) - 90% of the 11 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (395) - 94% of the 395 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Aug 13, 2021

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We want to use the Early Access in order to engage the community and get player feedback that will help us shape the game to its best possible form. We are a small team of developers and therefore we want to get as much help from the community as we can.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We are planning to have Dread Templar ready for the full release during Fall 2022. However, we also want the game to be in a perfect state before releasing it out of Early Access, which means that in this case we might prolong the development for a while longer.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The Early Access version of Dread Templar is around a 2/5 of the full game as it is planned now. The full version should contain 5 chapters, more enemies, more weapons, more secrets and… more fun. We also plan to add more languages to the game.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The Early Access version contains the first 2 chapters that include a total of 10 levels (out of 25 that will be in the full version). The player can shoot his way through the game with the help of 10 weapons (out of total 12), face over 15+ enemies (out of total 25) and upgrade with 70+ skills (out of total 120+). The Early Access version will be released only in the English language.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“Yes, we are planning to increase the price once as we get closer to the full release of the game. We will be informing everyone through the Steam news, Steam Discussion forums and our social media channels before any price change that might occur, so you can plan ahead.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We are planning to do that mainly through our Steam forum and our Discord server. We encourage all players to share their thoughts about the game by posting messages on our forums. We would like to know of their suggestions about improving the game and how they feel about the level design, gameplay elements, sound, and anything they consider important.”
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“Dread Templar Takes Badass to the Next Level”
Tech Raptor

“...a very tightly designed shooter that gets everything right”
Civvie 11

“The guns are fun to shoot, the enemies explode into a bloody mess, and the levels are designed well enough.”
PC Invasion

About This Game

Dread Templar is a fast-paced first-person shooter that combines elements from both modern retro shooters and classics from the 90s. You are a Dread Templar seeking his revenge deep in the evil realm. Explore the levels and solve puzzles to find hidden weapons and upgrades. Face hordes of demons and bloodthirsty fiends using ninja equipment, firearms, and infernal weapons that will make YOU the scariest thing in hell. Gain Dread Powers and customize your skills according to your playstyle, as they will help you in your battle against the dark forces.

  • Dread Templar uses elements from both modern retro FPS and classic shooters such as fast-paced gameplay, dashing, headshots, and bullet time so you can enjoy the old-school shooting games in a modern way!
  • Customize your weapon skills to fit your own playstyle and fight against the demon hordes.
  • More than 10 types of weapons in the game including katana swords, firearms, and infernal guns!
  • Explore side areas and secret places, solve interesting puzzles and get rewards.
  • Handmade retro art style - all elements in the game including weapons, demons, and levels are done in a retro pixel art style reminiscent of the 90s shooters.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

This Game may contain content not appropriate for all ages: Frequent Violence or Gore.

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 64 Bit
    • Processor: CPU 2.5+ GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia GTX 560
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 64 Bit
    • Processor: CPU 3+ GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia GTX 750 Ti
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 2 GB available space

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