Metascore
34

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 22
  2. Negative: 18 out of 22
  1. Apr 9, 2014
    40
    It's only when the game reaches Soviet-occupied Afghanistan, the weakest of the movies, that the game boasts moments of genuine enjoyment. [Issue#146, p.119]
  2. Feb 26, 2014
    40
    If you want to watch John Rambo mow through waves of baddies in violent and satisfying fashion, watch the final half hour of the 2008 film. Don’t spend your money and time to recreate any moments in this cheap, broken wreck.
  3. Feb 25, 2014
    40
    Rambo: The Videogame has its good moments and in these moments it can be enjoyable. But when all is said and done, it's nothing more than a mediocre on-rails shooter.
  4. Feb 24, 2014
    40
    It’s a dumb and silly game, and sure, it’s not what you would call a good video game, but deep down there is some sort of hidden charm that makes me have a guilty pleasure when the game’s doing its best.
  5. Feb 24, 2014
    40
    It is a short, trashy and utterly trivial punch line to one of the more amusing running gags of past games trade-shows. Still, in a drunken co-op session with a pal you could do a lot worse than this. In some ways this is the game the second and third installment of the movie franchise deserved. That doesn't make it better, but you can't help but think that there's some success in that.
  6. Feb 21, 2014
    40
    There’s no getting around the fact that on-rails shooters just feel restrictive, and Rambo is a score-attack game that’s gotten a bit lost in time.
  7. Feb 21, 2014
    40
    Rambo: The Video Game is clearly a cash-in, but one that makes little sense, with little relevance.
  8. Feb 21, 2014
    32
    Quotation forthcoming.
  9. Mar 1, 2014
    30
    Simply put, Rambo: The Video Game may be the worst game of the year.
  10. Feb 24, 2014
    30
    Rambo: The Video Game is an awkward, short, ugly and expensive game that tries to generate some nostalgia, but ultimately fails. Instead of spending money on Teyon's creation, it's better to watch the entire game on YouTube, or better yet - watch all the movies. And the best thing to do is: go for a walk, find a video arcade and beat Virtua Cop one more time.
  11. Feb 21, 2014
    30
    In 2014, the idea of slogging through an entirely scripted, arcade rail-shooter with a mouse or a joypad feels like an unmitigated waste of time for everybody involved.
  12. Feb 21, 2014
    27
    Rambo: The Video Game is indeed "Your worst nightmare." This on-rails shooting gallery looks and plays like a game made by two monkeys. And it doesn’t even turn blue...
  13. Apr 7, 2014
    23
    This is not "funny bad," it's just plain abysmal. [May 2014, p.79]
  14. Rambo: The Video Game is not a video game at all. They just tried and ruined it. You can't interact with the character or the story, you are just a watcher. Rather than playing this game, you should watch the Rambo movie series. At least that makes you feel better.
  15. 20
    Duck hunt overloaded with QTEs and terrible graphics. Stay away. [Issue #240]
  16. Feb 22, 2014
    20
    Furthermore, f... this game...Ugly as sin, flimsy beyond belief, and chock full of some of the worst barely-interactive gameplay you'll "enjoy" so far this year.
  17. Mar 4, 2014
    10
    If you found funny a scene from The Big Bang Theory in which Sheldon is willing to voluntarily endure a colonoscopy, know you are going to endure the similar torture by playing Rambo: The Video Game.
  18. Feb 25, 2014
    10
    The fact that Rambo: The Video Game is being sold for almost full retail price is insulting, not to mention the fact that it feels mostly unfinished and uninspired.
User Score
1.9

Overwhelming dislike- based on 269 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 61
  2. Negative: 43 out of 61
  1. Feb 21, 2014
    0
    Who the hell wants a rail shooter... seriously? There is a reason that nobody makes them anymore and that's because the technology hasWho the hell wants a rail shooter... seriously? There is a reason that nobody makes them anymore and that's because the technology has advanced to a point where we can leave bad game design mechanics where they belong...in the trash. Full Review »
  2. Feb 21, 2014
    0
    This game fails on so many levels that it's gone beyond being comical to just plain sad.
    A rail shooter, really?
    The graphics look like an
    This game fails on so many levels that it's gone beyond being comical to just plain sad.
    A rail shooter, really?
    The graphics look like an early PS2 game and I'm betting 90% of the budget was spent on the licencing.
    Avoid like the plague!
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  3. Feb 22, 2014
    0
    This game is a blast from the past, in a very bad way.
    There haven't been that much rail shooter in the last 10 years and this game might be
    This game is a blast from the past, in a very bad way.
    There haven't been that much rail shooter in the last 10 years and this game might be the last nail in the coffin. By today's technological standards the game is just lazy done garbage.
    The screen shots Reef released were definitely prettied up by Photo shop, since the real game could run on a Sega Dreamcast for sure. The decision to
    use voices from the movie could have its benefits, but is just poorly done, sheriff Teasle in the shower scene sounds like his voice comes from loudspeakers in the next room.
    For sure Reef has done this, so they don't have to pay for good voice actors.

    The story of this game turns Rambo in a merciless killing machine, who can slaughter innocent National Guard people like pigs. From a movie in which 1 person dies, just unbelievable.
    The funniest thing is, while you can spare the lives of Americans, every Russian and Vietnamese has to die, because.

    This game turned out to be a parody of the Rambo series, but a horribly bad one.
    Stay away from this garbage.
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