First-person shooting games are a dime a dozen in today’s gaming market, so it takes a unique premise or amazing execution to really standout in the overly-saturated FPS market. Between the two, Ravenfield definitely falls in the latter category. At first glance, it just looks like your standard FPS game with some low-quality graphics. However, it really excels in its execution, as evidenced by the overwhelimingly positive response that it has received. Can it stand up against the massive triple A FPS games from major game developers?
The only thing Ravenfield truly aspires to be is an amazing FPS game. To that end, it dispenses with unnecessarily convoluted plots and complex gameplay. Instead, it focuses on making the shooting game aspect as perfect as it can possibly be.
However, it does have a little bit of a premise. You play as a soldier of the Blue team in their war with the Red team. Your objective is to lead your Blue team to victory in battles on the eponymous Ravenfield.
As a FPS game, Ravenfield is as basic as it can get. You have to shoot as many enemies as you can to lead your team to victory. Ravenfield also features vehicles like ships, boats, helicopters, jets, and tanks. You can fight with as few or as many combatants as you want on the field. There is no limit to how many you can add, except for how much your computer can handle.
Availability and System Requirements
Currently, Ravenfield is available for all three of the major desktop operating systems: Windows, Mac, and Linux. What’s even more impressive about Ravenfield is that it can be played in a huge number of desktop builds since it has very low system requirements. At a minimum, the game requires 4GB of RAM, 1 GB of storage space, Intel HD 3000 graphics, and a 32-bit system with a 2GHz processor. Of course, it is ideal to have a more powerful build, but these minimum requirements would ensure that the game will run even on low-end desktops.
The low minimum requirements might be due to the unpolished graphics. The game has limited details and characters look like toy soldiers. It is clear that the developer took no trouble to strive for realism. Unlike most games, this actually works to Ravenfield’s advantage as it can deliver fast-paced and satisfying action without being restricted by graphic resources.
Has a Lot of Potential
Ravenfield may look unpolished,
but it is already a great standalone game despite an independent game developed by one person. It also has mod support, so if it is lacking in
any way, the community is there to compensate. If you’re looking for a
well-executed FPS game with a lot of potential then Ravenfield is the
game for you.