Redneck Rampage

Moby ID: 936
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Redneck Rampage is a pseudo-3D first person shooter much like Duke Nukem 3D, with 2D sprites for enemies and other objects. In fact, it uses the same Build engine as Duke Nukem 3D.

Redneck Rampage also has a singularly unique setting... instead of taking place in an alien installation or secret government facility, the game is set in the backwater small town of Hickston, Arkansas.

It seems that a bunch of tabloid leather-fetish cyborg aliens have abducted the town's stereotypical redneck inhabitants and cloned them. The aliens have also abducted Bessie, the prize pig of brothers Leonard and Bubba. As Leonard you'll have to fight the local yokel clones as well as the aliens throughout Hickston to rescue your pig.

The 'Redneck' theme is used very heavily. Levels range from trailer parks to chicken processing plants, and the arsenal of odd weapons include a gun that shoots circular saws, a TNT crossbow, and even a machine gun bra. Also, instead of armor and health kits, you restore health and become tougher by drinking whisky and eating pork rinds. But if you drink too much you go into "drunk mode" with blurred vision and stumbling movement.

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Critics

Average score: 73% (based on 27 ratings)

Players

Average score: 3.6 out of 5 (based on 83 ratings with 6 reviews)

Just an OK Shooter

The Good
OK, the premise of this game is funny. Growing up in the deep south, I could appreciate the redneck humor here. So the drinking and eating pork rinds for health was pretty funny (as was getting drunk).

The Bad
The humor wears off after a while. Once the game stopped being funny to me, I no longer found the desire to play it and haven't touched it since.

The Bottom Line
Ultimately this is a 1st-person shooter game with some redneck humor that gets old after a while.

DOS · by AstroNerdBoy (35) · 2002

A FPS with a dark sense of humor

The Good
It made fun of all the southern redneck stereotypes. Somebody on the game design team must have lived in the south...

It was fun listening to the bad guys (aliens), saying "git off my land", before they started shooting at you. Then there was the pickup truck, constantly running over the chickens. Chickens running loose everywhere, in fact. And barefoot dudes shooting at you.

Drinking cheap-ass whiskey, beer, and moon pies for power-ups. Pretty creative! It was always funny to smack the dude with the crowbar to end a level

The Bad
I didn't get too far into the game because the secrets were difficult to figure out. I never went back to redneck rampage because better FPS games arrived with superior graphics and fewer secrets.

The Bottom Line
A funny FPS based on southern stereotypes. About what one would expect from a Build-engine based game (for other stereotype Build-engine games, see Shadow Warrior and Duke Nukem 3D)

DOS · by ex_navynuke! (42) · 2005

A bit easy to play, but sheer eye candy all around

The Good
The graphics. The high resolution graphics are absolutely gorgeous, and the level design is outstanding. If you think this game looks horrible, get your eyes checked. Anybody with a eye for design will say this game looks good, even by modern standards. The humor is good too, and reflects the 'redneck' style theme of the game perfectly. If you thought this game wasn't PC enough, you should get hold of the Cuss Pack! You'll end up burning in hell for it!

The Bad
It's a little bit easy across the skill levels, but that's all good if you're into repetition and like shooting things over and over. The game is a bit buggy as well, especially when exiting and quicksaving. The CD music's not the best either. I was expecting 'Beverly Hillbillies' style bluegrass music, but instead you get ear-bleeding ballads from the likes of Mojo Nixon and The Reverend Horton Heat. It's also somewhat frustrating that the source code hasn't been made open source, like Duke Nukem 3D and Shadow Warrior, as it would really benefit from a Windows compatible port.

The Bottom Line
An essential game in the collection of any FPS fanatic. The Hi-res textures and level design is a treat for fans of eye candy, and the un-PC humor is a defining characteristic of this game, especially with the 'Cuss Pack' add-on. Well worth getting hold of, a true classic.

DOS · by Dave Billing (24) · 2009

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Redneck Rampage is worth rescuing from the bum bin for the 8 song hoot & Holler soundtrack (that can be played in any standard CD player)

  1. Mojo Nixon - UFOs Big Rigs & BBQ
  2. The Beat Farmers - Baby's Liquored Up
  3. The Reverend Horton Heat - Nurture My Pig
  4. Cement Pond - Trash Can
  5. The Beat Farmers - Gettin' Drunk
  6. The Reverend Horton Heat - Wiggle Stick
  7. Cement Pond - Vixen
  8. Mojo Nixon - You Can't Kill Me

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Game added by Alan Chan.

Windows added by lights out party. Macintosh added by Jeanne.

Additional contributors: ClydeFrog, Apogee IV, Atomic Punch!, MrFlibble.

Game added February 29, 2000. Last modified April 7, 2024.