Redneck Rampage (DOS)

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Written by  :  Neil Roy (9)
Written on  :  Dec 17, 2002
Platform  :  DOS
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GET THIS GAME!!! You WON'T be sorry!

The Good

Everything! The levels were designed very intelligently. On one level where there was a house that had burned and was partially destroyed you could almost smell the fire. This was one of the best of all the games made with the Build engine. Xatrix programmed in some very nice features to the engine. Most of the levels for this game are realistic, real world style levels, nice outdoor areas, factories, car wreckers, trailer park etc....the asylum and old haunted house were two of the more creepy levels that really set the mood with the excellent sound effects. The game has CD music, not midi's really well done. The entire game is a satire about rednecks down south with lots of humour. This is one of those game I couldn't stop playing until I was finished it, I went on to buy the entire series of Redneck Rampage games and loved every one of them, well worth buying and the multiplayer is even more fun! Of course, to end each level you have to whack Bubba on the head with a crowbar, too funny and very original. Then there is the junkyard dog... the pitbul that attacks you on some levels, this thing made me jump, it never fails to scare me when it suddenly comes out of nowhere, all the levels are a joy to explore with little details that really set it apart from other games. The textures are superb! When this game came out it had the best textures of ANY game out there, even better than Quake 2 in my opinion and it is still better than most, if the game were done today with opengl it would be the best. The only game that had levels and textures at least as good was Kingpin, made by the same company, so no surprise there. I just can't say enough good about this game and could go on and on and on... it is now the end of 2002 and I still play it head to head against my wife and friends. It definately does not deserve the low rating it got. I honestly think it deserves at least a 4.5 or better (a 5 in my opinion).

The Bad

...thinking....thinking.... can't really think of anything I didn't like, about the only thing that I would have liked to see improved was maybe the character animation, but given the age of this game and the technology at the time, this is normal and doesn't really bother me, but I had to put something here I guess.

The Bottom Line

Fun game set in realistic, real world locations, complete with torn wallpaper, old mattresses (with springs sticking out in some cases) etc.... you're a redneck from the southern USA lacking a little in the brains department fighting your way through various communities, factories, barns, forests etc... etc... against aliens, chickens, pigs... you name it in an effort to find your retarded brother who is always getting lost somewhere. You drink whisky, cow pies, beer and Goo Goo clusters for health, moonshine to give you a boost, then there's the home made vacume cleaner diving helmet... etc... etc... this is NOT like other game, TONS of humour. You won't find a multiplayer game that is more fun than this I don't think... this is one of those classics that you simply MUST play at least once in your life.