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No score yet - based on 3 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 3 out of 3
  1. 43
    With its shoddy Sixaxis support, Sony Online's version of Rampart doesn't do much for the game's memory. Even with online versus play, Leaderboards, and support for resolutions all the way up to 1080p, the overall lack of control seals this classic's fate.
  2. It was an interesting mix of action back in its day, and it's still interesting today. Unfortunately, even the three-player online play can't make up for the PlayStation 3 version's terrible, touchy control.
  3. While Gamestyle enjoyed the action far more than Joust or more than we actually expected originally, next time someone argues that games were better all those years ago, direct them towards Rampart and see that argument crumble far more quickly than the castle walls.
User Score
3.6

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 3 out of 6
  1. H.V.T.
    Jan 16, 2009
    2
    It gets 2 points just for being Rampart, one of the most beloved games from my childhood.
    But the controls are just awful- to the point
    It gets 2 points just for being Rampart, one of the most beloved games from my childhood.
    But the controls are just awful- to the point where it's nigh unplayable. Rampart is all about being able to execute precise moves under pressure, so when the controls prevent you from being able to accurately put down your castle pieces in a timely manner, that's more than a problem, it's a fatal flaw.
    Hardcore Rampart fans will have to keep on looking for a worthy successor to the old SNES version, which remains the gold standard for Ramprt games.
    I can't in good conscience reccomend this game to anyone.
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  2. KevinR.
    Jul 23, 2008
    5
    Excellent game... Butchered... It truly is a shame that they released this game in its current form. The sloppy controls kill what wasExcellent game... Butchered... It truly is a shame that they released this game in its current form. The sloppy controls kill what was once one of the best games out. For those who don't know, the game has 2 phases... one being shoot enemy with cannons, second being rebuild your castle with "Tetris-like" pieces. If you play solo you fight boats, multi-player games you will fight other players castles. This new version just totally ruins it. The original arcade version used a track-ball (which worked best) but... there were several home versions released. I had the Sega Genesis version as a kid, and the controls handled much, much better than this new PS3 version does. Such a shame... if they just took the control scheme from the Genesis version, hell..... take the whole game and just direct port it, add real on-line ladder rankings, and put a little effort into it, they would have a sleeper hit on the playstation arcade, and many young players would discover a great piece of gaming history. Its one of those games, that takes a minute to learn, and years to master. Full Review »
  3. NickW.
    Jul 13, 2007
    2
    This game is possiably the worst game ive ever played, definitly the worst on the psn store. The controls are slow and frustrating, and the This game is possiably the worst game ive ever played, definitly the worst on the psn store. The controls are slow and frustrating, and the gameplay is slow, unresponsive and very frustrating. Full Review »