Wrath of Aeon, a monster from latest 3D Realms game

3DRealms’ Wrath: Aeon of Ruin is now done with Early Access

Part Quake, part Turok.

3DRealms is known for its many, many retro first-person shooters, and though Wrath: Aeon of Ruin doesn’t necessarily stand out in this respect, it’s a marquee example of the niche regardless. It’s pretty exciting, then, that its 1.0 version has now launched from Early Access.

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Described as a “great mixture of old and new” back in 2019, Wrath: Aeon of Ruin is a strange and enticing combination of the first Quake and Turok, of all things. It’s a rapid-fire boomer-shooter, not unlike DUSK, but with a bit of additional pizazz added on top. Now, with the 1.0 build available and about, players can enjoy the game’s full story, a revised encounter design and improved AI, and a wealth of other previously unavailable goodies.

Wrath: Aeon of Ruin releases from Early Access at long last

Wrath: Aeon of Ruin began its Early Access stint in late 2019, and though it was relatively slim in content at the time, it didn’t take long to see that the game had oodles of potential. Now, with four extra years’ worth of production under its belt, the developer KillPixel Games has announced that the 1.0 version of Aeon of Ruin is ready to go.

The full release of Wrath: Aeon of Ruin includes all of the following content:

  • Full, completed campaign mode featuring 3 major hub areas and 15 unique levels, with three end-boss encounters
  • 3 all-new weapons (9 in total)
  • 4 all-new enemies (15 in total)
  • 2 new Sigils (3 in total)
  • 5 new Artifacts (10 in total)

KillPixel Games also claims it has delivered big improvements to a variety of the game’s existing systems and features, including (but not limited to) general AI performance and encounter behavior, optimized map layouts, better performance, and superior item and weapon balancing. The game should generally be more pleasing and satisfying to play, in other words.

Players eager to jump into Wrath: Aeon of Ruin can do so at 15% off for the first week following its release, and those who’d like to potentially score an even bigger discount may wish to check out one of the three Steam retro FPS bundles that the game is a part of.


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