IGN’s Tom Marks praised WRATH: Aeon of Ruin, a dark fantasy horror FPS powered by the original Quake engine, after sitting down with a preview build. Publishers 3D Realms and 1C Entertainment, alongside developer KillPixel Games, are crafting a literal ’90s shooter with modern sensibilities:
It may be an old engine but the design philosophy behind Wrath is anything but dated. Just because the technology stopped growing in 3D Realms’ universe, that doesn’t mean it can’t take to heart twenty years of hard-learned lessons about what makes a shooter fun. . . . 3D Realms has taken the idea of making “retro” style shooters more seriously than any other developer – it isn’t making an homage to ‘90s FPSes, it is literally making a ‘90s FPS. But similarly to what the developer did with Ion Maiden, Wrath seems like much more than the sum of its parts, and I’m excited to see what more it has to offer.