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Warstride Challenges Review: An FPS Speedrunner's Delight

  • Satisfying and addictive speedrunning experience
  • Tight FPS controls
  • Fast-paced and competitive online gameplay
  • Ho-hum enemy designs
  • Narrative depth would be welcomed
  • Repetitive nature of the game may not be for everyone

A PC code was provided to SVG for this review. "Warstride Challenges" is available now for PC.

In a gaming landscape abundant with fast-paced shooters, "Warstride Challenges" emerges as a refreshing adrenaline-fueled joyride that harkens more to the high-octane chaos of "Quake" than the demonic realms of "Doom" — although, you'll find plenty of the latter here, too. This is an FPS speedrunner's paradise where each trial pulsates with electrifying intensity, tempting you into the addictive loop of "just one more try" as you strive for that perfect run. With its satisfying gunplay, ever-increasing challenges, and vibrant community, it comfortably earns its spot within the realm of upper-echelon speedrun classics.


Embarking on the "Warstride Challenges" journey is akin to stepping into an exhilarating rollercoaster that refuses to slow down. You're thrust into a brutal yet addictively fun realm where speed, precision, and agility are your best allies. The game mechanics resonate well with aficionados of the genre; a lightning-fast FPS that requires the player to evolve through level-by-level progression, honing their skills against different types of enemies and unlocking devastating weapons and powers.

Race ya to the top

Every trial is a test of your mettle (and muscle memory), encouraging you to race against the clock, overcome multifarious obstacles that require you to jump, slide, and dodge, and navigate levels in a way that is oddly reminiscent of the relentless competition levels in "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater." Just like nailing the perfect combo line in "THPS," here, the satisfaction derived from stringing together a flawless run is immense. It's a tantalizing dance where the line between frustration and accomplishment blurs, compelling you to restart — 50 times, perhaps 100... 150... — to achieve that perfect run where you're headshotting multiple enemies en route to your top-tier medal, before doing it all over again on the harder variation of the level that eventually unlocks. This relentless pursuit of perfection happens whether you're indulging in a solitary run, battling for the world record spot on the online leaderboard, or vying for bragging rights against friends.


"Warstride Challenges" invites you into a fiercely competitive playground where every millisecond counts, spoken in the most literal sense of the word. The global leaderboard stands as a testament to the sweat and tears shed in the pursuit of glory during the game's time in Early Access. Nemesis Mode amps up the excitement, offering asynchronous or real-time racing, and fostering a thriving competitive community.

Imagine the heart-thumping moments where you're neck-and-neck with a friend (via their gameplay ghost), and every move could either cement your victory or see you toppled from the throne. The joy derived from these competitions can be electrifying, plunging you into an endless cycle of rivalry that's hard to break away from. This keen sense of competition is a cornerstone of the "Warstride Challenges", enhancing the game's replay value and nurturing a vibrant, engaged community.


Community built

An aspect that shines brightly in the realm of "Warstride Challenges" is the symbiotic relationship between the community and the development team. The game beckons players to unleash their creativity through its level editor, fostering a space where individuals can craft, share, and indulge in unique challenges designed by fellow players. This feature not only extends the game's lifespan but nurtures a collaborative and creative environment.


This extends to Dream Powered Game itself. The developer's seemingly proactive approach to fixing bugs and being receptive to player feedback during the game's Early Access phase paints a promising picture for the game's future. The reciprocal relationship fosters a sense of unity and anticipation, fueling the belief that "Warstride Challenges" is a game that will likely continue to evolve and dazzle its speed-hungry audience.

There are some cheesy moments and the enemies aren't necessarily anything to write home about, but ultimately, "Warstride Challenges" knows exactly what it's trying to do and is unapologetic (and successful) in its execution.

Hit the ground running

"Warstride Challenges" is not just a game; it's a community, a challenge, and an invitation to immerse yourself in a world brimming with potential. The inclusion of easter eggs and other hidden secrets adds layers of mystery and exploration, encouraging you to delve deeper into each level. Moreover, the smooth performance at launch is a testament to the meticulous effort invested by the development team.


Whether you are an FPS pro with a penchant for speed and precision or a novice eager to carve your niche in the world of speedrunning, "Warstride Challenges" extends a warm welcome. Its blend of fast-paced gameplay, community interaction, and competitive elements crafts a captivating space where every player can aspire to become a master in their own right.

"Warstride Challenges" stands tall as an FPS speedrunner's delight, promising hours of exhilarating gameplay and community collaboration. It's a game that beckons you to embrace the challenge, hone your skills, and perhaps, become the greatest demon slayer the world has ever witnessed. One thing is for sure; once you step into the electrifying world of "Warstride Challenges", it's hard to step away.