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  • Summary: RAD is a 3D action rogue-like set in a post-post-apocalyptic world, where humanity has faced armageddon not once, but twice.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 31
  2. Negative: 1 out of 31
  1. Sep 16, 2019
    90
    For children of the 80’s there’s a lot of familiarity here and that does mean there’s a lot to love. It is a roguelike so if you get frustrated by dying and having to restart at the beginning, it’s likely not for you. If you like a challenge and your retinas can stand an onslaught of bright neon colours with 80’s references and an environmental message then this might just be your can of 7up… so don your powerglove, put on your acid wash jeans and get ready for some new retro gaming.
  2. Aug 15, 2019
    88
    RAD is a fun, weird, rogue-like game that is incredibly approachable for all players. Whether you love the challenge of sudden death or you just want to branch out, Double Fine has made a game that caters to both sides and has fun doing it. The heavily 80’s inspired content is refreshing and quite enjoyable from the soundtrack and over-saturated colors to cassette tapes and floppy disks as currency. Every death is met with joy and curiosity as to what horrible cartoonish monstrous limbs I’ll mutate in my next run and I could easily play for hours on end.
  3. Aug 15, 2019
    80
    If you are a fan of top-down roguelike dungeon crawlers, keep RAD on your radar. Bonus points if you like this kind of 80s neon aesthetic and the world-building it provides. It’s a good choice for those who just want a quick gaming session—or a long one if you really want it.
  4. 80
    Conceptually it’s quite familiar, but the game injects a lot of bizarre fun and skill-based gameplay into what can otherwise be a very serious, numbers-based genre.
  5. Aug 18, 2019
    76
    RAD is a lot deeper than it looks at first glance, and a lot more challenging too. Both are good things, and the procedurally generated layouts and mutations guarantee that variety will always be served. Sometimes you’ll play for minutes and other times for hours – I’m about eight hours deep so far – but the more time you spend with RAD, the more likely you are to click “New Run” when you finally die.
  6. Aug 20, 2019
    75
    RAD was a fun experience and one that I’ll likely revisit in the future. However, it’s pacing made it difficult to play for long periods of time. It’s a decent distraction but it just doesn’t hold up as a game you might want to binge all the way through. Luckily, the rogue-lite formula fits perfectly into small distractions like this.
  7. Sep 5, 2019
    40
    RAD, synonymous with "cool" in the 80s in English, is really not the appropriate title for this new Double Fine production. Difficult to understand the very proposition of this title, a rogue-like relatively tasteless while the market abounds with very successful productions of the same kind, that the 80's aesthetic worn until disgusting in recent years fails to save.

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Score distribution:
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  1. Aug 21, 2019
    10
    Creative world, tight combat, cool music. Yes, it's hard - it's a rouguelike!
    Double Fine delivers.
  2. Aug 22, 2019
    10
    Another classic game from Double Fine! It’s so colorful and original the music is also really retro and nostalgic In a way. I love theAnother classic game from Double Fine! It’s so colorful and original the music is also really retro and nostalgic In a way. I love the fighting and overall just a lot of fun ! Expand