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  • Summary: Rampage The Open-World! Run Missions, Steal Cars, Evade The Law

    Rampage the open-world, steal cars and run missions - all while jumping on civilians for coins and outrunning the law with power-ups! This send-up to '80s and '90s video games and pop-culture includes both a full Story
    Rampage The Open-World! Run Missions, Steal Cars, Evade The Law

    Rampage the open-world, steal cars and run missions - all while jumping on civilians for coins and outrunning the law with power-ups!

    This send-up to '80s and '90s video games and pop-culture includes both a full Story Mode of open-world adventure as well as an Arcade Mode for quick pick-up-and-play action. If that's not enough, it also packs an interactive city full of shops, minigames, customizations, collectibles, special guest stars, and more.

    FEATURES

    -Huge Open-World to Explore
    -Over 60 Story Missions
    -Over 40 Arcade Challenges
    -Over 25 Weapons & Power-Ups
    -Over 50 Vehicles to Steal & Equip
    -Over 200 Character Customizations
    -Includes Prototype Version, "ROM City Rampage"

    Includes Guest Star Minigames:

    -Virtual Meat Boy
    -BIT.TRIP: Retro City
    -Epic Meal Time

    Includes Free-Roaming Mode. Play as Meat Boy, CommanderVideo, Steve from Minecraft and more!
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. 100
    While Retro City Rampage DX’s story was somewhat short, its time on my Switch will not be. I still have plenty of side missions and collectables to grab, or I might just run down some pedestrians while riding the train. I love this game. And I think it loves me, too.
  2. Sep 6, 2017
    90
    This is the third time we've reviewed this game, on each occasion a more feature-packed and improved iteration. Despite its 2010 roots - and pop culture references to match that time - it stands up extremely well, as pixels this stylish and action this chaotic don't lose their edge. Retro City Rampage DX is still an anarchic, almost overloaded game that bombards the senses while, at the same time, maintaining impressive polish in its gameplay. Whether you're playing it for the crazy story, excessive retro-styled violence or a mix of both, it still has the goods.
  3. NF Magazine
    Oct 30, 2017
    90
    A super awesome send-up of '80s video games and nerdery all in a fun 2D Grand Theft Auto- esque wrapper. [Issue #30 – November/December 2017, p. 23]
  4. Oct 1, 2017
    85
    On the Switch, in handheld mode, it plays marvelously, though I admit the chaotic action is a bit rough to follow on the smaller screens.
  5. Aug 21, 2017
    82
    Even if you don't have a penchant for pixel art or consider yourself a popular culture vulture, there's plenty to enjoy in Retro City Rampage DX. Take the 5-6 hour main story stages at your own pace while exploring all the little nooks and crannys of Theftropolis and you'll find a wealth of customization, add-ons, minigames and a variety of vehicles and weapons to try out. A thoroughly enjoyable and satisfying retro themed sandbox which will appeal to both fans of the 8 bit era and open world adventure games.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. Oct 18, 2017
    10
    Nice Xbox 360 game, good storyline, graphics are like old-school, featuring characters like Super Meat Boy, Minecraft Steve andNice Xbox 360 game, good storyline, graphics are like old-school, featuring characters like Super Meat Boy, Minecraft Steve and CommanderVideo. (I bought this game in June 2014. Still playing it.) Expand
  2. Aug 16, 2017
    10
    Un GTA con gráficas antiguas en toda orden.
    Muy bien pulido, con muy buena jugabilidad y sobre todo unas grandes referencias a la cultura de
    Un GTA con gráficas antiguas en toda orden.
    Muy bien pulido, con muy buena jugabilidad y sobre todo unas grandes referencias a la cultura de geek en general.
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  3. Mar 24, 2019
    8
    It's easy to say Retro City Rampage is a faux-8-bit de-make of Grand Theft Auto, but the truth is RCR is a lot more than that. Lots of varietyIt's easy to say Retro City Rampage is a faux-8-bit de-make of Grand Theft Auto, but the truth is RCR is a lot more than that. Lots of variety and challenge accompanies a zany, well-written story with genuinely funny dialogue. RCR is among the best indie titles for Nintendo Switch. Expand
  4. Jun 20, 2018
    7
    Does the job of filling that gap for the top down classic GTA urge. Story is fun, side quests are fun but the game can feel a littleDoes the job of filling that gap for the top down classic GTA urge. Story is fun, side quests are fun but the game can feel a little repetitive and tedious at times. Expand
  5. Apr 6, 2018
    7
    Nostalgia based humor is without a doubt hit-or-miss, but overall a fun romp for a decent price.
  6. Dec 10, 2017
    3
    This game is one of the biggest disappointments for me on the Switch so far. I dont like the graphics after playing it, gameplay is way toThis game is one of the biggest disappointments for me on the Switch so far. I dont like the graphics after playing it, gameplay is way to easy. The story is okay, but not as amazing as stated. Overall i really regret buying this game. Other than NBA Playgrounds this is the worst game out of the 20 i have on my Switch so far without any doubt. Expand
  7. Jan 3, 2019
    2
    The "Demake" idea is fun, and it is apparent that a lot of work went into pixel-crafting and baking together all the references used in theThe "Demake" idea is fun, and it is apparent that a lot of work went into pixel-crafting and baking together all the references used in the story.
    Unfortunately, while the result should be an immersive game, Retro City Rampage is stuck with overly simple controls, allowing for only the simplest of missions. Thus, the gameplay quickly becomes boring, and starts to feel like actual labor, for which you get some more mildly funny cliches and references.
    It's just one of those parodies: fun for five minutes, and utterly pointless beyond that.
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