Hot summer days, when you have nothing to do– the first thing that pops, in a gamer’s mind is of course– Video games. Fortunately for all our FPS gamers out there, Riot Games has dropped their latest title called “Valorant” which is a free to play, First Person Shooter game. And we are here to review the game and will try to get deeper to find out whether if it’s worth your time.
How good is the gameplay?
Well, It’s 2020, and gamers have finally realized that a game with super realistic graphics with shitty gameplay is big NO-NO for them. Fortunately, Valorant passes our gameplay test with flying colors.
Valorant is a 5 players Vs 5 players game, where two groups each of having 5 players called “Defenders” and “Attackers” will engage in a gunfight to win the round. To simply explain, “Valorant is CS: GO with a lot of magic involved”. For those who have played a little bit of CS: GO can relate what I am talking about.
So must be wondering, how does Valorant compare with CS: GO?
First of all, The gameplay is pretty much the same, In valorant the “attackers” will find a spot and plant their bomb to blow up the place into smithereens, and as a “defender” your job will be to either kill all those baddies before they plant the bomb or somehow manage to defuse the bomb.
Each match will consist of just a few minutes and if by any chance, your opponents are skilled it might as well take 30 seconds for them to finish the game. You will be paid before each game to purchase your weapons and spells, just like CS: GO.
Let’s talk about graphics
Talking about the graphics, the developers slouched back a little in this part. Valorant is a very lightweight game which is the very reason why it doesn’t have the “OMG, Look at those hairs” kind of graphics.
Valorant being a competitive game, most players will love to trade smoother gaming experience over realistic graphics.
Is it safe for kids?
Despite having comic graphics it is, however, rated for T, which means, it is suitable and safe for kids older than 12, unlike the CS: GO which is rated M for matures only.
There is not much blood and gore involved in Valorant which makes it perfect for teenage gamers, who can’t play CS: GO.
It is free right? What’s is the size?
Yes, Valorant is completely free to play a game which means you won’t have to empty your pockets. However, not everything is free here, (how else would they make money?)
There are thousands of skins available for your characters, guns, and stuff which are, to be honest very expensive. If you are an old school gamer and don’t like to get fancy on skins, valorant might be a better option for you.
Valorant, as we’ve discussed before, is a lightweight game and hence you can download it for less 10GB. The download sizes may increase in the future as it gets regular updates.
Playable System Requirements:
- CPU: Intel i3-370M
- RAM: 4 GB
- OS: Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
- VIDEO CARD: Intel HD 3000
Recommended System Requirements:
- CPU: Core i5-4460 or Ryzen 3
- RAM: 8 GB or more
- OS: Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
- VIDEO CARD: GTX 1050 Ti or better
Final Verdict: Should you play Valorant?
As far as our opinions are concerned, we would say “Try all games that are free, What else have you got to lose?”. The same goes for valorant. If you ever played CS: GO and currently looking for another competitive game with unique gameplay, YOU SHOULD DEFINITELY TRY VALORANT.
However, Valorant being a competitive FPS game (+being a free one) there will way too many skilled players on the server (mostly bored CS: GO veterans), and they will crush you up if you aren’t much familiar with FPS games.
Our overall rating for valorant will be a 8.2/10.