My Experience with NERO

By Banu Athuraliya | Published: 2:00 AM Oct 23 2021
Tech Talk My Experience with NERO

By Banu Athuraliya 

With the 30-year civil war coming to an end in Sri Lanka in 2009, games focusing on the Civil War have been quite popular. Thinking about the newest games makes me nostalgic with the likes of Operation Thoppigala from back in the day. As someone who played Operation Thoppigala back in 2008 when it was first launched, it feels great to see another war game coming out from Sri Lanka, but this time, a much higher quality version.

This new game NERO comes from Arimac - the makers of Kanchayudha game, which was Sri Lanka›s first 3D video game launched in 2016. NERO is a high-quality AAA game title with a complete single-player campaign fully developed in Sri Lanka using the Unreal engine. The developers of the NERO game say the game was created NOT to promote war and violence in Sri Lanka but as a tribute to war heroes via a fictional storyline. After months of hype building, I was really excited to check out the early access of NERO as soon as it was made available on Stream worldwide.

Just like any other shooting game, in NERO you have to eliminate your targets hidden deep in the enemy territories and sabotage heavily guarded military bases. The gameplay is exciting and the AI performs well. You gotta play this game on the hard level if you want a good challenge. The storyline is an untold fictional story of a South Asian war hero creating a new dimension in the genre of Stealth Action shooters.

What I really loved in the gameplay is that from the very beginning you feel like this is a Sri Lankan game. With the Sinhala dubbed players and the overall experience being very ‘Sri Lankan’ to me. When compared to the best games in the world made with millions and millions of dollars and many resources working on it for years, the graphics in NERO doesn›t look like the best, however you have to consider that this is still an early access version and Arimac promises updates to further improve the gameplay, so it will hopefully only go up from here. If you›re a Sri Lankan gamer, then this is a game you must play and experience. I liked that NERO had a good combination of stealth and assault in the game and held my attention throughout the storyline and the skill menu also keeps things exciting.

The game is available on Steam for you to download and experience, and it is available at an affordable price. The game download size is around 12GB and given below are the specification requirements for NERO.

Minimum requirements 

Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

OS: 64-bit Windows 7, 64-bit Windows 8.1, or 64-bit Windows 10

Processor: Intel CPU Core i3-2100 or AMD equivalent

Memory: 4 GB RAM

Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 7870 (2GB) or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 (2GB)

Storage: 12 GB available space

Recommended requirements

Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

OS: 64-bit Windows 7, 64-bit Windows 8.1, or 64-bit Windows 10

Processor: Intel CPU Core i7-3770 or AMD equivalent

Memory: 8 GB RAM

Graphics: Nvidia GPU GeForce GTX 970 / AMD GPU Radeon RX 480

Storage: 12 GB available space

Of course, for the best graphical experience, you need to ensure you must have the recommended requirements or better.

NERO pushes Sri Lanka’s name to the global stage of gaming and showcases the talent of our very own Sri Lankan game developers and that only keeps us excited about what’s to come in the future! Looking forward to the future updates to the NERO game and what’s to come. Check out my gaming channel, for my gameplay video of NERO and more cool games, and for the latest tech, stay tuned to my main YouTube channel,

By Banu Athuraliya | Published: 2:00 AM Oct 23 2021

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