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  • Summary: Renegade Ops puts players in a mobile commando unit sent behind enemy lines to defeat Inferno, a madman intent on global domination. Defeat enemies across a range of stunning environments using a wide variety of vehicles, from dispersing electromagnetic shock waves to the deployment of aRenegade Ops puts players in a mobile commando unit sent behind enemy lines to defeat Inferno, a madman intent on global domination. Defeat enemies across a range of stunning environments using a wide variety of vehicles, from dispersing electromagnetic shock waves to the deployment of a huge Gatling gun armed to the teeth. Players have the choice to fight alone in single player mode, team up offline with two-player split screen or join the dynamic 4-player online co-op experience. Blast your way through enemy lines by working together, or compete for achievements as you and your friends aim to top the online leader boards. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 34
  2. Negative: 0 out of 34
  1. Sep 26, 2011
    100
    In so many ways, on many levels, Renegade Ops is one of the most refreshingly enthusiastic action games of the year.
  2. Sep 20, 2011
    85
    Reminds us a video game doesn't need much to be fun. Give us a war machine and stuff to blow up and we'll soon be enjoying ourselves. This operation looks great and provides lots of amusing, '80s action movie thrills.
  3. Official PlayStation Magazine Benelux
    Dec 29, 2011
    85
    In this top-down twin-stick shooter everything, from tanks to trains, has to be destroyed. And you know what? As simple as that may sound, it is a lot of fun. [Nov 2011, p.96]
  4. Sep 21, 2011
    80
    Explosive combat and terrific controls make Renegade Ops a great vehicular dual-stick shooter.
  5. Sep 29, 2011
    80
    Are you looking for an arcade title where you can blow up buildings and kill countless of enemies in a campaign mode that will take around six hours to complete? Do you love screen filling explosions? If the answer is yes to both questions, then look no further, because Renegade Ops is just the right game for you.
  6. Oct 10, 2011
    78
    Okay, so it's short and a bit repetitive, but you do get to blow a hell of a lot of stuff up.
  7. Sep 22, 2011
    60
    A brief hit of retro goodness that loses its enchantment all too soon. If you're looking for a demanding blast from the past, Renegade Ops will sort you out for a week or two; just don't expect to be playing it for much longer than that.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Jul 4, 2017
    10
    Avalanche Studios, the company that also brought you the insanely fun Just Cause games, brings you Renegade Ops.

    It's such an incredible
    Avalanche Studios, the company that also brought you the insanely fun Just Cause games, brings you Renegade Ops.

    It's such an incredible gem of a game which combines the best of so many classic, tried and true games such as; Jakal, Choplifter, Blast Corps, Smash TV, Iron Tank and adds so much more to the mix.

    The twin-stick shooting action here is great. The vehicles have a nice sense of speed and are so much fun to control.
    I sometimes found myself just enjoying cruising along, taking crazy jumps, and doing donuts in the sand.

    Crashing your vehicle through small buildings sends little bits of highly detailed debris flying everywhere and is such a great and powerful feeling. If you enjoyed that part of Blast Corps, you'll absolutely love it here!

    The controls are tight, the graphics and sounds are incredibly detailed, and the voice acting is purposely campy...think Starship Troopers.

    At certain points in the game you will switch from your "cruiser tank" to a helicopter and the game takes on a bit of a shoot-em-up (SHMUP) feeling while still being very much on point with the rest of the game.

    The power-up system here is incredibly well designed. There are several types of both weapon and defensive upgrades available here, with each one being very different from the others. It was fun to mix and match the different types as well as max them out for the most fire power and defensive protection.

    There are also different characters you can choose from, each with their own strengths and weaknesses as well.

    I played the entire campain mode with a friend on the other side of the country and it was perfectly smooth and responsive at all times. Soon after that I played the entire campaign all over again on my own to ace each level, save all hostages, etc. Both times were so much fun to play. Renegade Ops is easily one of the best shooters (SHMUPs) I've ever played.

    **Also, fans of the classic arcade game Smash TV should be on the lookout for a hidden easter egg in which pays tribute to that game.

    I highly recommend Renegade Ops, along with its 2 level DLC pack. I hope that some day Avalache Studios can make a follow up game to this, or at the very least release this on current gen consoles so more people can experience how great of a game it is.
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  2. Sep 21, 2011
    10
    Renegade Ops is a brilliant arcade blast coming from Sega nice overhead shooter that is simple fast and frantic gameplay blasting everythingRenegade Ops is a brilliant arcade blast coming from Sega nice overhead shooter that is simple fast and frantic gameplay blasting everything in site, rarely does a game get this mix just right. 4 playable characters each with a unique ability for their vehicle, upgrades can be bought and equipped through leveling up like health regeneration, extra ammo for secondary weapons etc. The online play works quite nicely with 4 player co-op play with plenty of primary and secondary objectives to complete with rhe primary ones you usually get a 3 minute timer if you start dawdling around too much, fail these and its game over.There are different vehicles to use apart from the vehicle you start with which are obtained further on in a mission so a there are score multipliers damage and killsreak, these have a gauge that depletes when not in combat so keep these going to level up faster. Point scoring is a big thing in this game which you can boost by rescuing prisoners taking as little damage as possible and keeping the score multipliers as high and as long as possible which are scored at the end of a mission and a rating given which range from poor to alien. Secondary weapons come in the form of missiles, rockets flamethrower and rail gun you'll find all very effective in the art of destruction as well as the the machine gun you have mounted you can get this upgraded for a bit of extra punch.the only niggles this game has is not many up grades for the guns and upgrades are pretty much the same for all but prioritised differently not really that varied.This game in short is Metal Slug but overhead, to put it simply if you loved Metal Slug than you will love this. Expand
  3. Sep 21, 2011
    9
    Great little game, it was a pleasant surprise. Aside from the good looks, it sounds good and plays even better... Especially good when playedGreat little game, it was a pleasant surprise. Aside from the good looks, it sounds good and plays even better... Especially good when played co-op! Highly recommended! Expand
  4. Sep 23, 2011
    9
    Awesome fun! Reminds me of Desert Strike, a true pick up and play action title :)
    Nice selection of characters, each with a unique weapon of
    Awesome fun! Reminds me of Desert Strike, a true pick up and play action title :)
    Nice selection of characters, each with a unique weapon of choice and the levels are beautifully crafted and diverse... get the trial and enjoy the fun :)
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  5. Mar 15, 2020
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Renegade ops is a very fun twin stick shooter.I like the action,the combat and the explosions effects and physics.Sound effects are also top notch.The story is like from an action movie,but there is a plot hole in the end.How is the General of the Renegades still alive,since he got shot in the head earlier? Expand
  6. Dec 18, 2013
    7
    Very fun game. I didn't have many complaints except that the levels are too long, while this game should be played in short burtst. It's funVery fun game. I didn't have many complaints except that the levels are too long, while this game should be played in short burtst. It's fun to play with two player BUT, when XP is seperate so if one player is not as good as the other, the best player will always have the best weapons and upgrades and then be even more behind his friend. Maybe that's fair but it's not fun at all if your not as good at it. Expand
  7. Aug 16, 2012
    4
    Bought this game plus the bundle for $18. Horrible mistake on my part. It is an entertaining game for the first 2 hours then is just plainBought this game plus the bundle for $18. Horrible mistake on my part. It is an entertaining game for the first 2 hours then is just plain repititive and boring. Anyone looking for a top down twin stick shooter could get either a better bang for their buck on PSN or could buy COD black ops for about $20 and play the unlockable zombie arcade. I would give this game a little higher score if it were cheaper but $15 for a short 3 hour campaign with little variety is a rip off. Unless you're a huge fan of top down shooters (which i am) DO NOT BUY THIS GAME. Expand

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