It seems like boomer shooter fans have been treated well over the past few years. Ever since DOOM 2016 reignited the fanbase, there’s been great shooter after great shooter that recapture that classic feel. With some newer technologies as well, these games have a fresh look while maintaining that classic feel. Among the many released now, some of my favorites include DOOM 2016, Ultrakill, and BPM: Bullets Per Minute. One more is about to enter the ring though, looking to take a different approach than the rest. Prodeus, a boomer shooter from publisher Humble Games, is entering Early Access a day early on November 9 (earlier access, if you will). Get ready for some more top tier carnage the old school way.
As detailed by the game’s Steam page, Prodeus is a first-person shooter straight out of the retro days. That old school look and style is retained, but with modern rendering techniques to make use of technological advancements. Everything from each pump of your shotgun to the various explosions happening all around you has a modern feel to it. It all stays true to the aesthetic limits of older titles, but you can tell it’s from a more modern age. Despite its simplistic look, Prodeus’ trailers and images look stunningly beautiful.
But of course, looks aren’t the main reason you’re here. You want to shoot guns, and Prodeus has more than enough of that to go around. The arsenal has that limited roster like older titles, but each gun feels weighty and varied in trade. You’ll rarely find one gun that outperforms the rest in most situations, so you’ll be switching guns on the fly to handle various situations. All of this is joined together by a beautifully crafted campaign, a level editor, and community workshop support. Not only is the team promising a great game at launch, but options for fan content. Creation tools are the lifeblood of games like this, so I imagine Prodeus will remain alive and well for a while.
All in all, I’m excited to see how Prodeus progresses through Early Access. There’s a lot of promise thus far, so I trust they’ll make the right changes and additions. Will you be trying Prodeus? Do any boomer shooters remain among your faves? Let me know in the comments below!