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Rambo: The Video Game

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Rambo: The Video Game is a first-person shooter based on the three Rambo action movies starring Sylvester Stallone, released between 1982 and 1988. It consists of a series of sequences from the three movies in chronological order, preceded by a flashback tutorial level set in Vietnam. The gameplay is based around the rail shooter concept and does not offer freedom of movement. Instead the camera guides the player through the levels while the player moves the cross-hair in a first-person view to take out enemies. These are often combined with non-lethal takedowns using quick time events. In those sections the player is encouraged to shoot hands and legs to disarm opponents instead of killing them directly. Sometimes the two gameplay concepts are combined in stealth sections.

Lots of enemies need to be killed and the player is rewarded with a multiplier for linking kills. Sometimes an enemy has an exclamation mark over the head and needs to be killed quickly, or his shot is lethal. Other gameplay elements include a cover system through arrows on the screen, active reload for double ammunition, and a kill cam for precise shots. While fighting Rambo builds up a wrath meter. Once activated, time slows down, there is unlimited ammo, and enemies glow orange and provide health when killed. By killing people and completing sections experience is earned to assign skill points and unlock perks. Up to three can be assigned simultaneously. Next to the main mission goals there are optional challenges provided by Colonel Trautman. Completing these opens up the ability to determine which weapons to take into a level. Rambo fights with a knife, guns and grenades. The game offers two-player local cooperative multiplayer games.

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Rambo: The Video Game Windows Maximum destruction
Rambo: The Video Game Windows So let's start shootin'!
Rambo: The Video Game Windows Killing Russian soldiers in Afghanistan
Rambo: The Video Game Windows Hey little soldier! You'd be better off watching the movie!

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GameSpot Xbox 360 Feb 26, 2014 6 out of 10 60
Eurogamer.net (UK) Windows Feb 21, 2014 5 out of 10 50
4Players.de Windows Feb 24, 2014 43 out of 100 43
4Players.de Xbox 360 Feb 24, 2014 33 out of 100 33
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Feb 27, 2014 6 out of 20 30
IGN Canada Xbox 360 Feb 21, 2014 3 out of 10 30
PC Games (Germany) Windows Feb 21, 2014 27 out of 100 27
Mouse n Joypad Xbox 360 Mar 04, 2014 20 out of 100 20
The Guardian Windows Mar 16, 2014 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20
Destructoid Windows Feb 25, 2014 1 out of 10 10

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