Rampage: Total Destruction GameCube


Mixed or average reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 24
  2. Negative: 3 out of 24
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  1. Play Magazine
    Midway didn't over-think Rampage TD, rather, they made it look amazing while retaining and improving on the game's simplistic yet addictive gameplay. [May 2006, p.54]
  2. For $20, getting this Rampage title with its two predecessors is a pretty good deal, so long as you don't mind the shallow, repetitive gameplay.
  3. No matter what speed they're at or what font is used, the thrill of destroying cities remains intact, and that's something this series does better than any other.
  4. It would be an improvement to allow your monster to tear through the Las Vegas strip, then head for Hoover Dam to cause some real havoc. But taking down cities one block at a time will have to suffice for now.
  5. Total Destruction's gameplay is not only a great homage to the original, it improves on it with more monsters and a greater variety of moves, plus a massive collection of unlockable content that will keep you playing for months to come.
  6. Game Informer
    In the end, I don't see this title connecting with an audience beyond the most hardcore Rampage fans. [May 2006, p.97]
  7. Nintendo Power
    But while the lighthearted mass destruction is reasonably fun, particularly in multiplayer mode, the game suffers from a lack of technical polish. [Jun 2006, p.87]
  8. 65
    The problem is that the core game tries to be something it was never meant to be and that really drags the overall fun factor well below where it should be.
  9. If the control wasn't so sloppy and loose, Total Destruction could easily have been a much better game.
  10. Once the novelty of the new graphics wears off, we're stuck with a 20-year old arcade game that I'm not so sure I would label a classic in the first place.
  11. Rampage is an ancient kind of game, unabashedly repetitive and simple, and that makes it a good choice for older gamers who remember pumping quarters into arcade machines other than Dance Dance Revolution.
  12. I seriously question the longevity of this title, even with multiplayer and a ton of unlockable stuff. I think this is a weekend rental for the most part.
  13. 60
    The series' simplified gameplay takes a step backwards with Total Destruction, and the overall experience is decidedly mediocre. But sometimes, after a hard day of work, you just want to knock over a skyscraper.
  14. While the game continues its multiplayer mayhem on a new platform, one can't help but think it's the same old thing all over again.
  15. After an hour or two of Total Destruction button-mashing, you'll be ready to move on to "Q-Bert."
  16. It provides a great old school time, with plenty of levels and things to destroy in them that you can enjoy I short bursts. Any fan of the series will be more than ecstatic with this rendition.
  17. Total Destruction is a glossy coat of paint on an ancient gameplay formula that simply doesn't hold water in 2006.
  18. Rampage Total Destruction is far from being totally fun.
  19. Perhaps you'll see something that I did not, and find an enjoyable game that's average at best.
  20. 50
    The gameplay is simply sub par, and the production value is that of any generic budget title. If classic gaming is what you're looking for, Midway Arcade Treasures is a great series to get a hold of, seeing as they're all at the $19.99 price as well.
  21. 50
    Total Destruction also offers a multiplayer mode, with the GameCube version allowing four players at once, while the PS2 version offers only two players. This clearly makes the GameCube version one of the best choices in frustrating entertainment.
  22. The formula was never that good to begin with, and shiny new graphics, tons of new monsters, and a host of unlockable moves simply cannot hide the fact that Rampage, no matter the generation, is a bore.
  23. 40
    Unfortunately, where World Tour improved on its predecessor in every way, Total Destruction fails to recapture any of the fun of its arcade ancestors.
  24. The game's best feature is its inclusion of the twenty year-old version of Rampage, which is actually smarter, deeper, and just plain better than Total Destruction. That's sad. Flee in terror.

Awards & Rankings

#33 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2006
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Sep 24, 2014
    A fun game with a quirky and embarrassing sense of humor. A great game if you're looking to kill an hour or two with your friends. I rarelyA fun game with a quirky and embarrassing sense of humor. A great game if you're looking to kill an hour or two with your friends. I rarely found myself spending more than 20 minutes with it by myself, but found that I had a lot of fun playing for an hour with my friends to be stupid while eating people, destroying buildings, and making a 75 foot monster fart. The gameplay was horrendously repetitive yet was saved by it's silly art style and "ironically fun" party game potential. Full Review »