Hard Reset is a 3D first-person shooter, featuring a cyberpunk setting inspired by many science fiction works. The game is modeled around the concepts of “old-school” shooters, namely Quake and Doom series.
The game’s protagonist is James Fletcher, a hired gun for a mega-corporation of the future. Following his task to secure the city of Belphegor and its Sanctuary, the hero finds himself battling mechanical enemies. Moreover, discovering the mysteries surrounding the Sanctuary and himself. The hero has access to a limited supply of weapons, but, as always, he will have to do on his own, as different modifications for his arsenal will unlock throughout the game. Hard Reset features some RPG elements, as the player can enhance the protagonist’s skills, health and amount of ammunition.
The game’s story is told through comics between the levels, and the central location is the night-shrouded Belphegor. It always rains in a city full of neon lights, piles of mechanical rubbish and dark corners, which altogether adds to the grim dystopic setting of Hard Reset.