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  • Summary: Welcome to the Battlefield of the Future. 2103 A.D. Mars needs you. You're E.Z. Wheeler - a biomechanically enhanced soldier built to wage a one-man war. Your equipment: an arsenal built into your steel arm, an electronic eye and a robotic sidekick named IRIS. And you're going to need it. Alien invaders have overrun the colony on Mars and we're sending you to stop them. Your mission: Save the future! [LucasArts] Expand
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 23
  2. Negative: 11 out of 23
  1. RTX shocked me with its design, music, and especially story integration which borders on greatness. [Aug 2003, p.77]
  2. There are a lot of things to do in this game, but at times it seems really scattered, meaning that LucasArts came up with a great idea, but it feels like they didn’t fully realize their vision, and the gameplay reflects that.
  3. The cheesy sci-fi atmosphere won't do much to convince you to play this game, and neither will the derivative gameplay and level design. [July 2003, p.106]
  4. Ultimately, the only ones likely to enjoy RTX Red Rock are the hardcore sci-fi buffs who can look past the flawed game engine and through to the core story. There is a lot of potential in RTX, sadly most of it is unrealized.
  5. 45
    Infinite lives can't make up for gameplay that rivals NES games for cheap deaths, many of which are caused by shoddy controls. RTX Red Rock is an experience in pain.
  6. 40
    Sloppy controls, meandering pace, Ginsu-choppy frame rates, generic environments, and beat collision detection.
  7. From generic character designs to an underwhelming audio presentation (in a LucasArts game??!!), and from its close-to-unwatchable frame-rate choppiness to the endlessly boring fetch quests across Mars, RTX Red Rock is a laundry list of what NOT to put out on the crowded 3rd person action/adventure PS2 market these days.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Feb 10, 2014
    10
    This game was my favorite growing up and I still love it. I think the critics were really harsh about it. Yes the story line's cheesy, and yes the graphics aren't the best, but it's an old PS2 game that deserves more credit than it got. People criticize the game play but I don't hear anyone else criticizing the loose controls on Assassin's Creed and how they're storyline bashes an honorable Christian monk order. The music and level design are what make this game so great and no one gives it credit for that. Expand
  2. [Anonymous]
    Sep 18, 2003
    0
    English: This is the most boring and frustrating game i EVER played! Spanish: Este juego es una mierda,no lo compren por NADA en el mundo.

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