Summary: : Damnation is a sad case of a game sounding awesome but being awful. The idea of a steampunk Tomb Raider -meets- Gears of War game sounds really awesome, but Damnation never delivers on that promise, instead choosing to be a boring, underdeveloped experience that borrows heavily from better games. It also fails to do anything original with the borrowed elements, and can’t even implement the borrowed elements properly.
Conclusion: It's terrible. Although it should be very cheap in the current day, it's not worth a penny! This game is soul killing. Overall scores: Gameplay: 3/10 (Feels like a chore.) Multiplayer: 4/10 (+1 as it's easy to match up.) Graphics: 1/10 Achievements: 7/10. This review is based on my own personal opinions.
Summary: " Damnation " had a lot of promise- a good story & setting, and some nice level design. However, the tight platforming is let down by the horrible shooting and dreadful, overpowered AI. It is also missing many features from more recent games such as a good sense of direction and good teamplay. Coupled with some terrible multiplayer modes and some pretty bad graphical and gameplay glitches, Damnation is a real let down.
Excerpt: As such, the game gets worse reviews than it deserves because it's a safe target, and it becomes a sort of pressure release valve for frustrated reviewers industry-wide. If you've been gaming for a while, you can probably name a good half-dozen titles like this without even trying very hard. Sometimes, a game doesn't deserve its rep.
There are times when a game gets raked over the coals by reviewers because it's perceived as safe to do so.
Excerpt: There are times when a game gets raked over the coals by reviewers because it's perceived as safe to do so. Maybe it's from a B-list publisher, whose advertising dollars aren't so crucial as to endanger whoever's publishing the review, or maybe the company is infamous for making some truly poor games. As such, the game gets worse reviews than it deserves because it's a safe target, and it becomes a sort of pressure release valve for frustrated reviewers industry-wide.
Conclusion: It’s kind of a shame that there’s so much wrong with Damnation , because there were spots where the level design and gameplay mechanics tried to rise above the rest. It sports a lot of platform-style sections, where you have to find your way from Point A to Point B, taking zip lines, climbing up multiple planks and handholds, and leaping across divides safely.
Conclusion: It is not just a clever title, as Damnation seems more than willing to live up to its name. The game is glitchy, ugly and just not enough fun at all. Even in co-op you will struggle to glean much enjoyment and I had fun playing Fuzion Frenzy 2 with other people. This is a rental at the absolute best and even then you had better have played pretty much everything else beforehand.