developer: David Szymanski
publisher: New Blood Interactive
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet
DUSK, available on PC Windows, is a creation of an indie developer – Dawid Szymanski and was released by New Blood Interactive. The developer took inspirations from classic games from 1990s' such as the first Quake, Hexen or Redneck Rampage. Players have to face not only mysterious cultists but also dark forces that are out of this world. However, the plot is only an excuse for effective and brutal gameplay.
DUSK is a shooter where the action is presented from first person perspective. During the singleplayer campaign, divided into episodes, we face hordes of enemies with supernatural powers. We have access to various weapons such as pistols, machine guns or grenade launchers but we can also use sickles and crossbows. The levels are diverse: we can choose from a modern city infrastructure, churches to dark undergrounds. During the game we face diverse enemies – besides well-equipped soldiers we can also fight against crazy and hooded cultists. It should also be mentioned that fights are very brutal.
Besides the campaign we can also play a competitive multiplayer (arena for two players) and Endless Survival Mode in which we have to face subsequent hordes of enemies.
The graphics in DUSK, available on PC Windows, refers to the games from 1990s'. Because of that the game doesn't look very impressive although it can evoke a sense of nostalgia. The game's soundtrack was created by Andrew Hulshult – the author of soundtracks for Brutal DOOM and Rise of the Triad.
PC / Windows
Recommended: Quad Core 2.4 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 460 or better, 2 GB HDD, Windows 10
Minimum: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz, 2 GB RAM, graphic card 512 MB GeForce 9800 GT or better, 2 GB HDD, Windows 7