Warpath is a fast first person shooter from the dutch publisher Lighthouse Interactive. It claims to offer unique gameplay and diverse arms, but does it?
Well, that question can easily be answered by ‘not really’. Before you close this page and read something else, this game has its minor strong points, the graphics being the main one. It looks quite good and the physics, running on the Havok-engine, are fine. The rest of the game is a bit outdated I’m afraid.
The gameplay offers little news and is built on the regular Deathmatch and Capture the flag-variations. These modes are available online and offline. But it must be said that although they added some kind of board game and a story about three races (strangly similar to Battlestar Galactica’s Cylon, Halo’s Master Chief and the Strogg from Quake) fighting over a planet to hold the singleplayer together, it’s just the same as online. Your enemies are bots that make you question the term artificial intelligence. Not fun, I must say.
So, let’s go online and let the real multiplayer frenzy begin you’d say. NOT. You won’t find many people online playing this game so in the end it comes back to blowing the heads off of some mindless bots. this fragging can be done with eight different weapons that have terrifying names like Tyrant and Wolverine. It is possible to improve these weapons with upgrade points, but everytime you die, you have to do start back from scratch.
In general you could say this game feels a bit sluggish wich holds you back from having lots of fun. The vehicles in the game are the perfect example. They could be fun, but you’ll never use them. The installation is another example as it requires 733 disk changes before you’re able to play. A lot of missed chances and that’s a shame because with its low price, this enhanced Unreal Tournament-mod could’ve interested some gamers.
Warpath is a budget game that doesn’t look too bad, but with unconvincing gameplay. Maybe it could interest you for some hours, but this probably isn’t a game you want to buy.