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You Are Empty (Windows)

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.5
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

Great art + clunky mechanics = ? hydra9 (3853) 4.14 Stars4.14 Stars4.14 Stars4.14 Stars4.14 Stars
I'm not empty; I'm full of joy at having discovered this game אולג 小奥 (169089) 4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars
This game is (almost) empty Tomas Pettersson (19961) 2.29 Stars2.29 Stars2.29 Stars2.29 Stars2.29 Stars
Great looking but slow & boring PH Globox (2) 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.1
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.1
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.5
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.7
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.6
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.7
Overall MobyScore (27 votes) 3.5


The Press Says

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80
Afisha
Выступления в жанре развернутой интерактивной картины на заданную тему не так редки, как принято думать: см. игру Kingpin (своего рода иллюстрация к творчеству группы «Кровосток») или Redneck Rampage (название идеально отражает суть происходящего). Не сказать чтобы во все это прямо можно было играть, но поразглядывать, как ташеновские альбомы, — вполне.
80
Online Games Library (OGL)
На выходе получаем приличный шутер от киевских разработчиков, с отличной атмосферой, соответствующим игре звуковым рядом, чуть устаревшей графикой и классическим геймплеем. Играем!
80
Gameplay
В общем, You Are Empty – игра особенная. Вроде бы по механике это банальный шутер от первого лица, но благодаря своей атмосферности он несомненно привлечет внимание широкой аудитории.
75
GamesLife
Итак, товарищи, что же мы имеем? На одной чаше весов – посредственная графика, слабая физика, отсутствие нововведений и обилие багов, часть из которых, правда, уже исправлена свежим патчем. На другой – неповторимая атмосфера советской разрухи, яркие противники, грамотный дизайн уровней, несколько устаревший, но динамичный геймплей и органичная, тщательно проработанная озвучка. У разработчиков были хорошая идея и желание сделать увлекательный шутер в классическом ключе на просторах СССР. И это им скорее удалось, чем нет. Потратить пару-тройку вечеров на You Are Empty – не самый плохой вариант времяпрепровождения.
75
Gaming Nexus
That feeling of mild disappointment is a good way to sum up You Are Empty. It feels a little behind the times and doesn’t fully deliver in every respect, but it’s still fun from start to finish. To really get the most out of the game, you need to look past the shortcomings and appreciate the work that went into making the levels and setting the atmosphere. I’d certainly like to see Digital Spray do more with their engine—they are obviously quite talented. You Are Empty is a pretty average FPS, but its sense of style makes it much more than the sum of its parts.
67
Shooterplanet
You Are EMPTY lebt von seinem unkonventionellen Kommunisten-Zombie-Szenario. Rein optisch macht dieser ungewöhnliche Mix durchaus Spaß und sorgt für unterhaltende Momente. Doch schwerwiegende Schwächen wie die quasi nicht vorhandene KI verwehren dem Spiel den Aufstieg in höhere Shooter-Gefilde. Doch angesichts der genial designten Gegnertypen wie den üppig proportionierten (aber gar nicht freundlichen) Krankenschwester-Mutanten verdient das Spiel eigentlich schon jetzt den Kult-Status... Die etwas paradoxe Abwechslung von düsteren Horror-Elementen gepaart mit (unfreiwillig?) komischen Szenen ist allerdings Geschmackssache und sicher nicht jedermanns Vorstellung eines spannenden Shooter-Abends. Freunde kreativer – jedoch leicht psychotisch angehauchter – Ballerkost werden jedoch durchaus für rund 10 Spielstunden ihren Spaß haben. "Gewöhnungsbedürftige, aber brauchbare Horror-Ballerei"
65
IGROMANIA
You Are Empty оказалась культурологической постановкой, которая успешно функционирует на дизайне образца первого Half-Life. Здесь имеется густая, почти осязаемая атмосфера (до которой, впрочем, нужно еще дотерпеть), но сам по себе игровой процесс напоминает обширно лоботомированный сюжетный шутер конца 90-x — начала 2000-x.
65
Bonusweb
Jakmile patch tuto nehoráznost opraví, jsou tu jisté důvody, proč si hru přinejmenším vyzkoušet. Má pár velmi světlých okamžiků, které jsou sice doplňovány průměrnou řežbou, jež nemůže plně rozvinout svůj potenciál v omezených úrovních. Dá se říct, že do velké míry staví na své jedinečné atmosféře, jež dobře pracuje se zvuky, ovšem pokud by jí odpovídal i herní styl, mohlo to být mnohem lepší.
60
Hry Sme
K You Are Empty musíte pristupovať tak, že máte pred sebou budget, dokonca jeden z kvalitnejších. Je to len strieľačka, kde postupujete vpred, nemá žiadne výrazné klady, nepochlapí sa žiadnou oslňujúcou vychytávkou, no má svoj špecifický šarm a zavrhnúť ju by bolo určite nesprávne. You Are Empty je typickým príkladom ruskej hry. Buď vám nevadia alebo nimi opovrhujete. Keby sa vývoj zbytočne nenaťahoval, mohlo to dopadnúť omnoho lepšie. A hlavne, preboha, nech niekto vydá patch s optimalizáciou, pretože práve tento fakt považujem za najdôležitejší, podľa ktorého by ste sa mali rozhodovať, či to kúpiť alebo si nechať tri stovky vo vrecku.
60
PC Gameplay (Benelux)
Deze hersenloze Shooter brengt herinneringen boven aan oude klassiekers, maar helaas niet de bijbehorende verslavende gameplay.
50
GameZone
As it stands, it is hard to recommend this title to fans of the genre with so many other tantalizing options on the table. The one-dimensional run-and-gun gameplay mechanic simply fails to generate any excitement when you are faced with opponents that are generally suicidal, and the sometimes claustrophobic, linear level design only makes matters worse. Unfortunately, what YAE has to offer is really too little too late.
45
Game Chronicles
It's hard for me to completely hate You Are Empty, but then again I'm a sucker for those really bad horror movies the Sci Fi Channel churns out on a weekly basis. When compared to best in show shooters like Crysis or Bioshock or Assassin's Creed, You Are Empty comes up sorely lacking. The commissar may be pleased, but the gamers in the free world should take a pass.
41
GamingExcellence
You Are Empty fails to really bring anything new to the table, but it does bring a unique setting and a creepy atmosphere. Where it falls flat, however, is the most important part of any game: its gameplay and its ability to be replayed. It's a dull experience with unpleasant graphics and large amounts of repetition. Though the visual style is moody and atmospheric, that's just nowhere near enough to make the game enjoyable to play.
40
Killer Betties
You Are Empty is an idea full of promise, but lacks all the features it needs to make it a really fun and interesting game. As the game is now, it just feels like a bargain bin budget title. If you love first person shooters and need to play every single one then you might find a passable game in You Are Empty. If you want something of substance and worth your time, however, this game won’t satisfy your trigger itching fingers or stimulate your mind either.
40
Meristation
Estamos ante un claro ejemplo de un juego que puede llegar ser criticado al extremo por la mayoría pero disfrutado al máximo por algunos. Desde pasar horas pensando que tenemos ante nosotros una obra humorística extraída de la mente de un genio, hasta pensar que unos desarrolladores maníacos han tratado de componer un título sin orden y sentido, dejando el proyecto sin concluir.
40
Worth Playing
You Are Empty throws you into the 1950s behind the Iron Curtain and into the industrial nightmare of the Soviet Union. However, the stylish storytelling and the possibilities posed by the setting can't hide the embarrassing localization, the unexciting fetch-the-key gameplay that most every other FPS has moved beyond, and issues with the graphics that might have you reaching for the nearest bottle of pain relievers and asking what happened to quality testing. There are occasional flashes of inspiration that come through the mess, but not enough to save this title from the gulag of the bargain bin.
40
GamePro (US)
I won't mince words here: You Are Empty is a bad game. The graphics look hideously outdated, the gameplay is ridiculously stiff, and the storyline is skeletal and confusing (although the cool cutscenes with their hand-sketched vibe are one of the few things this game does right).
38
Absolute Games (AG.ru)
С точки зрения геймплея YAE — пропахшая нафталином классика. В ней напрочь отсутствуют какие-либо новшества или хотя бы заимствования, лишь давно набившая оскомину формула, не менявшаяся со времен Doom. Скучные пробежки по прошитым скриптами этапам слегка разбавлены сверхинтеллектуальной забавой "отыщи ключ" и иногда выползающими строителями коммунизма.
36
PC Gamer UK
Why am I empty, then? Perhaps because this crass, banal, unchallenging belch of a first-person shooter has left me that way, groaning and giggling like a mental patient. It may offer moaning nurses, festering wounds and buckets of blood, but you can see all those for free just by sitting on a poker.
30
Armchair Empire, The
You Are Empty is four years too late. With games like Half-Life 2: Episode Two, Quake Wars: Enemy Territory, Call of Duty 4, and Crysis available, there's no reason for even giving You Are Empty a first glance (forget second glance), which is too bad because the setting of a Communist Era Russia has a certain allure.
30
GameSpy
So now, we are left wondering what the point is of You Are Empty, because it certainly doesn't even rate as a modern game. Bereft of any sort of challenging AI and sporting a handful of weapons that all seem to have been dredged from some imaginary WWII shooter from the eighties, this game is the kind of thing you can expect to get for Christmas from a grandma that knows nothing about video games and relies on a shifty game store employee looking to move the non-sellers.
21
IGN
You Are Empty needs a lot of things, aside from a title change. More intelligent enemies would have been great, or at least greater numbers of stupid foes. Digital Spray instead decided to throw small numbers of morons at you, give you an infuriatingly inadequate run speed, and make available one of the most boring arsenals in recent memory. It's an absolute must-bypass.
15
GameSpot
Soviet gulags were probably more punishing than You Are Empty, but we're not taking any bets.