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  • Summary: RAMBO The Vidoegame puts players in Rambo’s combat boots and takes them on an action-packed adventure through the iconic action- sequences and story-arcs of FIRST BLOOD, RAMBO: FIRST BLOOD PART II & RAMBO III. The game features the original movie voice-tracks of John Rambo and Col. SamuelRAMBO The Vidoegame puts players in Rambo’s combat boots and takes them on an action-packed adventure through the iconic action- sequences and story-arcs of FIRST BLOOD, RAMBO: FIRST BLOOD PART II & RAMBO III. The game features the original movie voice-tracks of John Rambo and Col. Samuel Trautman as well as selected music from the original Rambo Trilogy. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 11
  2. Negative: 10 out of 11
  1. Feb 26, 2014
    50
    A mediocre on rail shooter that could become somewhat enjoyable for huge fans of the character that are willing to play with the PlayStation Move.
  2. Mar 5, 2014
    30
    This game cannot live up to the bar set by its protagonist, but still, if you're really willing to give it a try, it's more "playable" than you might expect.
  3. Mar 13, 2014
    30
    Underpolished, repetitive, and littered with difficulty spikes, it’s a hard-sell to most gamers and even those who adore the Stallone trilogy.
  4. War may be hell, but it’s not as bad as this ugly, unbalanced, short excuse for a rail-shooter. [April 2014, p72]
  5. Apr 30, 2014
    20
    Rambo: The Video Game just disappoints, over and over. There are no new power-ups or twists to keep you interested, no memorable boss fights, and no touches that fans of the film will go "ooh" over. The team at Reef could've done a lot more with this, something along the lines of what Sega did with its arcade Rambo game. Instead, they took the easy way out. Go watch the movies instead. All of the thrill, none of the pain, Johnny.
  6. It only avoids the worst score I can give by virtue of the fact that it (just about) functions. Rambo inspires more anger than biting your tongue just after you’ve stubbed your toe.
  7. Feb 26, 2014
    0
    Rambo The Video Game is a complete mess... Actually, it is so crappy that it could become a cult game!

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 5 out of 9
  1. Feb 24, 2014
    10
    Yeah it may be ugly, it may be a rail shooter, it may be the worst game of the year (or worst game ever) but it's still damn fun to play! IYeah it may be ugly, it may be a rail shooter, it may be the worst game of the year (or worst game ever) but it's still damn fun to play! I love it! I love Rambo! This game looks and sounds like a complete joke, but who doesn't wanna be RAMBO! Here's your chance! Expand
  2. Feb 1, 2015
    10
    Melhor jogo do mundo, sério gta v ? Não, The last of us? Não, Red dead ? Não nenhum jogo se compara a Rambo The video game. ÓtimosMelhor jogo do mundo, sério gta v ? Não, The last of us? Não, Red dead ? Não nenhum jogo se compara a Rambo The video game. Ótimos personagens, dublagem ,jogabilidade GOTY Expand
  3. Apr 30, 2014
    9
    AWESOME game for the "Playstation Move Sharp Shooter"!! Graphics could have been better. But, 5 Stars because of the RAMBO fun factor. AndAWESOME game for the "Playstation Move Sharp Shooter"!! Graphics could have been better. But, 5 Stars because of the RAMBO fun factor. And yes, I am a huge Rambo/Stallone/ACTION fan. But, if you weren't, would you be here reading this? The game is an arcade style rail shooter. So, most of the bad reviews that are being written, people are playing the game with the analog controller. They are dragging around a cross hair with a control stick. Let me assure you that this was the "secondary" method of play and only if it is the only way you can play it. Then, I say skip it. However, this game was designed with the "Playstation Move Sharp Shooter" in mind. In my mind, this should have been a "PS3 Move Sharp Shooter" exclusive. Forget the xbox and pc. Heck they did eliminate the Xbox version in the US. The blasting action is non stop. It is much more immersive and challenging with this peripheral add on. The QTE's (quick time events) act as a nice violent break from all of the RAMBO AK-47 CARNAGE since you can rest the gun to your side while performing these. I was actually upset that there WASN'T a QTE for the epic knife kill on the gun boat in Part II. It took me 6-8 hours to complete this game on EASY. The 2-4 hour completion time people are clocking themselves at is with the mouse and keyboard. There is ZERO"aiming skill". They are just pointing, clicking and popping heads. Lame. The graphics are my only complaint. But, REEF took a risk with this game on a restricted budget. And, we are comparing it to next gen games already. The graphics are decent enough. As a RAMBO fan, I still love playing through some of the greatest action movie moments of ALL TIME. Riddle the police station with M60 bullets? check. Ride inside the Huey for the epic bazooka battle against the Russian? yep. Shooting helicopters out of the sky with the DShK Heavy Machine Gun accompanied with epic slow motion explosions. OH YEAH. 5.1 surround sound? DO IT. Turn it to 10. Make the neighbors complain like I did. The only mistake with this game is that they should have made this game 5 years ago with the release of the Playstation peripherals. The graphics would have been above average then and Sony would have sold more controllers. Better late than never. This game is getting bad reviews because of the release date. But, this game is much better than "The House of the Dead: Overkill - Extended Cut" which got a 75 on Metacritic just 3 years ago IMO. Expand
  4. Feb 1, 2015
    3
    Why does this game exist? Unlike most movie tie-in games that come out to cap on a movie's success, Rambo the Video game simply unearths theWhy does this game exist? Unlike most movie tie-in games that come out to cap on a movie's success, Rambo the Video game simply unearths the license well after it's last debut in the theaters. Sadly enough, that would make you think the company behind it was probably trying to create a game worthy of the license. Unfortunately, as soon as you saw the first screen shot of Rambo in 2013, we all knew it was just going to be a lazy, poorly made cash-in, and that's exactly what we got here.

    Initially, setting up Rambo as a rail shooter isn't exactly a bad premise, especially for a game that's supposed to be following the story line set by the first three movies. Plus, rail shooters have proven to be fun on consoles as well as the arcade, so it comes off as a smart move at first. Along with the standard rail shooting, you also have an ability called wrath, which puts you into a rage mode where ammo is unlimited and kills restore your health. It all sounds promising at first, but quickly becomes boring after the first hour without the presence of any real challenge.

    The cover system is abysmal and sometimes, it doesn't even work. Often your cover will be destroyed or will fail to take you out of the firing line of your enemies, and that's even if you have the ability to take cover. More than likely, Rambo will just stop and start shooting out in the open, forcing you to take damage against your will. The developers obviously didn't know how to make a game difficult without making it cheap, and nowhere is that more clear than when the game throws new enemy types at you.

    You'll fight enemies beside the standard grunts, but none of them are good ideas. Grenadiers suck because the window you have to kill them is so small. If you're in cover yourself, killing them is hopeless. Flamethrowers and armored grunts are sound like good ideas at first, with both of them having their own weak spots, but even then they still absorb a ridiculous amount of bullets before they die. Plus, if you have the auto-aim on, aiming for their head or flame pack is almost impossible.

    Nowhere are the game's flaws more prominent than in the final level. The last engagement in Rambo III is punishingly difficult, with the game throwing absolutely everything at you. Divided into three sections, Rambo manages to throw anything and everything it can at you, forcing you to duck in and out of cover while you fire a shot every few seconds. The auto aim is helpful in ensuring you'll hit your enemies when you pop out, but like I said earlier, the auto-aim only inhibits you when taking on armored enemies.

    The only relief of gameplay you have from the shooting are the quick time events, which are meant to substitute for any melee combat or stealth mechanics, but they're too easy and grow stale. Even the stealth sections with the bow are boring, and go on for way too long. In all honesty, I did like seeing the fights (which are supposed to be recreated from the movies) from a different camera perspective than the movie, but it was disappointing to see all the inaccuracies involved, which is the biggest insult to this franchise.

    The stealth montage of Rambo taking down the officers isn't accurately recreated to begin with, but the biggest problem with it is that the game has you slaughter almost every cop you face. It's one thing to take an alternate approach to a story, but changing it outright is unacceptable.

    As if that all wasn't bad enough, the game looks and sounds terrible. The graphics are pathetic, and character models fail to accurately recreate their movie counterparts, with Rambo probably being the worst example. With his freakishly big hair, dumb face, awkward muscle placement and his constant glow from way too much sweat, Rambo ends up looking like a deformed and sweaty Gene Simmons.

    As for the sound, almost all of the dialogue is ripped directly from the movie, but the developers were so incompetent they didn't even bother to enhance the sound to standard quality. Needless to say, all the dialogue and speech from movies made over 3 decades ago don't hold up, especially when compared to the rest of the game, making the sound design inconsistent. Plus, hearing the same dialogue and music repeat over and over is beyond annoying.

    Rambo the Video Game is just sad. With so many bad elements here, it's easy to ignore the few good things the game had going for it. The prologue, the perks system, and the upgrades are all bogged down by the rest of the crap you have to sift through. With only three hours of gameplay to offer, Rambo the video game is a lazy, incompetent, badly designed cash-in that takes away from the legacy the license already has. Nobody should play this game, not even if you're a hardcore Rambo fan. Stay away.
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  5. Jan 5, 2015
    1
    Why do we need a Rambo Video Game? Because this company is near bankrupt. They used the voice of Stalon from the actual movie. The actual gameWhy do we need a Rambo Video Game? Because this company is near bankrupt. They used the voice of Stalon from the actual movie. The actual game is a little fun at times if it was made just after the movie came out, like most movie based games. Even for a movie game this is utter terrible. Don't waste your money on this game. There was NO point in making this game, there isn't even a new Rambo movie coming out anytime soon. I would of actually liked this game if they recorded Stalon's voice instead from the movie and not so many f*cking "Press O". I think there is more in this game then there is in Resident Evil series alone. Expand
  6. Sep 12, 2014
    0
    The fact that this is a rail shooter blows my mind, humanity ditched it for a REASON: because of progress. If this was a IOS game, it would beThe fact that this is a rail shooter blows my mind, humanity ditched it for a REASON: because of progress. If this was a IOS game, it would be acceptable if it was 1 dollar, but I might think twice. Between fake trailer's and HORRIBLE voice acting, there is almost nothing to admire about this abamination Expand
  7. May 10, 2014
    0
    I just rented this game for fun... I knew it was horrible before I rented it but I'm a crazy guy that likes to have fun with crappy games onceI just rented this game for fun... I knew it was horrible before I rented it but I'm a crazy guy that likes to have fun with crappy games once in awhile a lot of games are crappy but still can have fun moments...this can not be said about this title.. I have nothing against on rail shooters but this game cant even do that right..All this game is, is cashing in on the "RAMBO" name, you can clearly see no effort went into this game.. The game is also annoying where you have Rambo screaming almost every time he shots his gun, I must admit I did laugh at first, but wow it got annoying fast... This game doesn't do anyone any favours and it actually is a chore to play.. I only recommend this game to people who like to review **** games on Youtube... I don't usually rate any game a 0 because some games might be crappy but I like to give credit where it's due and try and look for the good in games.. I could not find any good from this game... Quick and easy cash in... Expand

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