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Atomic Heart – DF Tech Review – PS5 vs Xbox Series X/S vs PC

A new FPS action game clearly inspired by BioShock has arrived from newcomer Mundfish. In this DF tech review, Oliver Mackenzie assesses the visuals and performance of the game, which runs on Unreal Engine 4. You’ll see how visual features and performance compare across the current-gen consoles, and what the turn-out is on the Xbox One S too. PC? We don’t have the bandwidth for a full deep dive, but you’ll get to see exactly how the PC code scales against consoles in this video.

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00:00 Overview
00:48 Graphics and visual features
05:17 Image quality and performance
09:53 PC version rundown
15:00 Analysis and conclusion

300 Comments
  • SaReV0k ESP
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    01.10.2023

    Runs incredibly well on my RTX3080 paired with an ultrawide monitor. The art style and setting are simply jaw-dropping. The first 20 minutes of the game worths it more than 85% of the games releasing nowadays.

    Don't expect a GOTY winner, but it's a 100% must play in 2023 so far in my opinion.

  • TheGameLecturer
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    01.10.2023

    One oddity is that Anisotropic filtering maxes out at x8.
    Also you can't play with an AZERTY keyboard, you have to convert it to QWERTY.

  • Takumi
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    01.10.2023

    I will not hear your Duke Nukem slander!

  • Vicknumber7
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    30.09.2023

    Really dont understand what the point in a PC comparison with console. Especially if the comparison is using the most powerful setup possible. Obviously it will always be better no matter what

  • GFSCN69
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    30.09.2023

    Steam and the other stores should not be selling this.

  • Brownie Sg1
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    30.09.2023

    Looks trash

  • Scar778
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    28.09.2023

    Again ps5 wins🤦‍♂️

  • Ralf Kraus
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    28.09.2023

    I just found the Easter eggs in the game… Uninstalled instantly! Mundfish 🤬🤮

  • Gerry Chaplin
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    28.09.2023

    Transmorphers

  • Aj Daniel
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    27.09.2023

    PS5 once again beats the Series X

  • BTMaverick707
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    27.09.2023

    Beautiful game and Runs insanley well on the Steam Deck. Which show's Returnal isn't that well optimized for pc.. a game that is doing less with its linear maps.

  • LaidBackDeveloper
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    27.09.2023

    This is genuinely really maddening. They failed to optimize AND EVEN DELIVER the SAME game to both ps5 and Xbox series X.

  • YOUNG KHALID
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    26.09.2023

    Oh ..the dev version has RTX ….

  • Sanchito BOC
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    26.09.2023

    Reading these comments as someone born in the 80's, it's cool to see that the whole "console wars" mentality is dying down and people instead are appreciative of tech and art direction.

  • JustIn
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    26.09.2023

    Glorifying dictatorship and Nazis is way to go DF!

  • Samaritain56
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    25.09.2023

    i'm so impressed by this game performance tho, yes the execution is not perfect there's issues with outdoor lighting and what not, but the game seems to run and deliver solid performance, good visuals, it seems stable, and creative i mean i'll sure buy the game when it"s cheaper

  • BTMaverick707
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    25.09.2023

    Was anyone else getting no option to turn on Vsync? I got it to work through the Nvidia control panel luckily…

  • Ching Vang
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    25.09.2023

    12 tera Flopped
    -Xbox

  • Dressrosa
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    24.09.2023

    Donde están mis 12 calvoflops

  • Dimitrios F
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    24.09.2023

    Wow the water looks good.

  • gbrading
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    24.09.2023

    Given how good the game looks I'm honestly surprised there's no photo mode. It's far from perfect (the less said about the English dialogue the better) but I'm certainly having fun with it.

  • GDV
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    23.09.2023

    PS5 WINS AGAIN.

  • Doomy
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    23.09.2023

    Nice fun game

  • NatendoSwitch
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    23.09.2023

    Pretty bad first two hours of the game

  • Bits&Bobs
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    22.09.2023

    Damn PS5 wins yet another one. Oof!

  • Enso
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    22.09.2023

    Hope you guys did a real deep scan for malicious software for the PC version 😂

  • GonzaloUSA1
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    22.09.2023

    I see better texture detail in the PS5 version, pause and compare

  • Vladyslav Bozhko
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    21.09.2023

    Huge thanks for promoting the funding of new attacks on our territory!

    I’m sure that the taxes paid from Mundfish revenues will be able to buy a couple of decent cruise missiles. Looking forward to them exploding somewhere near my home! But that’s alright – I’ll just be happy for the people who were able to stay out of politics and enjoyed the game.

  • John Hutchinson
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    21.09.2023

    Is atomic heart Putin's propaganda game ?

  • kostas bousbouras
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    21.09.2023

    The game looks OK. We have seen better games than this, even on lastgen. Also, the reviews are not that great…

  • rageplayer
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    20.09.2023

    Surely the series s is hampering the X version? Devs could spend more time ironing out the issues series X games seem to face

  • ucyer
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    20.09.2023

    Why series x is always worst than ps5 I don’t get it, series x shouldn’t be more “powerful” than ps5?

  • xpgx1
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    20.09.2023

    Uhh, thank god I've waited, had this on my RTX checklist since that awesome demo – Thx again, DF =)

  • W1llKi11edSnake07
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    18.09.2023

    Major Serious Sam and Duke Nukem vibes from this game. I'm sold!

  • John Pilgrim
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    18.09.2023

    This game is awesome and I almost feel like I’ve cheated somehow by getting it day one on gamepass. 😂 I have had a blast playing it so far.

  • phosphor112
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    18.09.2023

    Just an FYI, the 4 minutes of near camera panning made me a little nauseous. Try to cut down on the amount of faster panning you do in these videos.

  • Abrasive Heat
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    17.09.2023

    This game would be better with polishing and more transparency from the developers. It’s not the worst but that’s not a particularly high bar recently.

  • R Valent
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    17.09.2023

    Waiting for rt and i will buy it

  • Mad Deniels
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    17.09.2023

    uhm, the man is a russian, slavic ppl curse all the time.
    the game is also playable in russian, so they translated it wholeheartetly. problem is, that they should've hired someone, that can manage to reflect the tonefall better, and that would translate the cursing more faithfully.

  • Alex Atkin
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    15.09.2023

    Launching without a big hyped feature like RT seems rather dumb, as it just means I will wait until its patched in so their launch sales will suffer.

  • The Rangers Grouch
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    15.09.2023

    The series X version should run better than that. I hope the fix it.

  • Charles Cheung
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    15.09.2023

    I was hoping for a df review when i started this game yesterday. Mostly i can overlook the flaws on console, but it did look last gen-ish but the art direction more than makes up for it (just like bioshock did look of its time, but still acceptable once you start playing)

    Still though, one thing that didnt get brought up is that (at least for me) the load times between deaths seems brutally long (20 secs) even on a series x. Like direct storage had no effect or something. That is what killed the enjoyment for me. I felt like i was playing fallen order on last gen console again. This is in contrast to another game i played concurrently, shadow warrior 3, which had instantaneous load between deaths.

  • Layton
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    14.09.2023

    This game is like a fusion of Bioshock Infinite and Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus. I love it!

  • Barnuner
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    14.09.2023

    Screenshots don’t seem to work for me on Series x, I get an error every time I try to take one.

  • Mat Hall
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    14.09.2023

    It's an impressive outing for their first game, but things like VSYNC not working on PC really let it down, and I got really annoyed by the stupidly narrow FOV after a couple of hours and gave up. I also had that weird "can't pause" bug a couple of times. (And no ray tracing is a big L given that the game was used in some RTX demos.)

  • ProAssassin84
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    12.09.2023

    Xbox being outperformed by PS5 is a common occurrence these days. Seems the faster SSD and IO beats out teraflops

  • Ponlets
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    12.09.2023

    i just remember it did not have RTX when it said it would lol

  • 8bits
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    12.09.2023

    this is why you always get a game on PC to experience premium gameplay and visuals

  • 11.09.2023

    Disappointed tbh, I'm gonna stop playing and wait

  • Ponlets
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    11.09.2023

    4:36 – the reduced rate animations were certainly noticable when you first come across the drill worm as i run the game at 100fps/165hz the 30hz worm was certainly odd looking

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