Beyond the Wire (Early Access) Review

Beyond the Wire
Redstone Interactive, Offworld Industries

I must start this review off by saying that I may be a little biased towards any first-person shooter that Offworld Industries is involved with. In a world of triple-A, arcade-y shooters such as the gigantic Battlefield and Call of Duty franchises, it’s great to see that there’s still a solid market for more discriminating shooter fans. From the unparalleled teamwork-based masterpiece, Squad, to its World War 2 counterpart, Post Scriptum, there are a lot of great games out there these days.

Beyond The Wire is a very competitive first-person shooter that features massive 100-player battles. The gameplay is very realistic and sports some beautifully-detailed, large-scale maps of the Western Front during World War 1. There’s also a hand-to-hand combat system, as well as weapons that the developers have created with an utmost emphasis on historical accuracy.

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First, you’ll want to choose one of the parties to the conflict, which so far includes Germany, France, and the United States. Then, you’ll jump into the fray and actively fight in order to gradually achieve a high combat rank.

One of the things that Beyond The Wire has in common with both Squad and Post Scriptum is that the game is strictly focused on a multiplayer confrontation between players. There is no single-player campaign. As you might have guessed, the battles in Beyond the Wire are played in two teams of 50 digital men. You’ll have to really concentrate in order to get used to these large-scale battles, the outcome of which are always unpredictable.

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Another fantastic element of playing Beyond The Wire is its wide variety of weapons. You can arm yourself with different types of rare WW1 firearms, most of which are bolt-action, which means slow reload times and taking your time to set up shots. Therefore, you’ll usually want get as close as possible to the enemy to deliver a focused shot.

One of the main features of Beyond The Wire that differs from its contemporaries, Squad and Post Scriptum, is its unique close combat system, which allows you to use not only your digital avatar’s fists, but also use shovels, bayonets and other dangerous melee weapons. Tension runs high in Beyond The Wire because if you make one wrong move, you’ll feel the cruelty of close-quarters combat. Melee engagements can cause a lot of damage in a short period of time.

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Even though the central aspect of Beyond The Wire is massive multiplayer battles, you have to actively communicate with your team for the maximum tactical advantage. Some squads will want concentrate on defense, while others will focus on both setting up ambushes and assaulting enemy strongpoints.

It can be a challenge to keep such a large amount of people organized, but when things go well, you’ll be able to defeat the enemy team successfully.

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Another facet of Beyond The Wire is its historical attention to detail and authenticity. The developers of Beyond The Wire, Redstone Interactive, have gone the extra mile in creating a unique atmosphere and observed the historical ambiance of WW1. As of now, there are only three maps and three factions, so there’s a lot of room for this title to grow. Frankly, I’m looking forward to how this game progresses.

RATING: 8.5/10

Beyond the Wire has some pretty amazing graphics that make its shooter gameplay truly shine. However, you want to have a pretty beefy gaming PC or gaming laptop in order to play it at a decent framerate. So, you may just want to invest in a decent gaming rig:

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