The game revives the classic beat 'm up genre which makes this game a fun title for lovers of this particular type of game. If you like a your games to kick you in the teeth with a high level of difficulty, you can't go wrong with Raging Justice either. That being said, the game doesn't stand out enough in any particular area to make it an instant classic. Good fun if you like this genre.
Raging Justice sticks closely to the formula created years ago, for better or worse. The additions of warrants is an interesting one, with challenges giving a reason to replay levels. The difficulty is set a little too high and the presentation leaves a lot to be desired but fans of the genre will probably get some enjoyment out of it.
As a fan of beat ’em ups, I did find a bit of enjoyment in the game at a basic level, but there is no reason for me to return to Raging Justice in the future over something like Streets of Rage 2. Raging Justice should provide some adequate indie beat ’em up fun for genre veterans, but it is not very memorable, and its appeal likely won’t ever be any broader than that.
There’s so much wrong with Raging Justice that it’s easy to forget that it’s not completely unbearable. It’s an average romp through arcade-like levels and while the key gimmick doesn’t hit a home run, it at least is fitting with the theme. That said, this does sadly come off as a cheap imitator that misses the mark more often than not, and as I eluded to earlier, that hurts for me to say.
SummaryThe city is now in chaos. With crime and corruption around every corner, it’s down to a team of hard-hitting justice seeking mavericks to clean up the streets! Raging Justice describes itself as a classic beat ‘em up, dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st century.