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A campy, underrated classic shooter DOS jTrippy (63)
A good DooM-era FPS with great multiplayer! DOS Ludicrous Gibs! (40)
Deserves to be one of the all-time CLASSIC first person shooters... DOS Mr. Me (34)
*BOOOOOM!!!!* Let's's an arm...there's a finger...oh, is this your spleen? :) DOS Satoshi Kunsai (2074)
ROTT is definitely deserving of its cult classic status. DOS Matt Dabrowski (222)
Bizarre, gory and entertaining FPS DOS Sir Gofermajster (491)
A revolutionary FPS game but very under appreciated! DOS adam payne (18)
A great game... although a bit rough around the edges. DOS Chris Martin (1204)
Awesome, awesome and awesome again. DOS Tomer Gabel (4634)
Gore, Gore, and Triads DOS Plix (204)

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Critic Reviews

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WindowsExaminer (Jul 05, 2013)
Overall-Whether you're an old school gamer or if you're looking for a good deal on an old game, Rise of the Triad is the way to go.
DOSComing Soon Magazine (Mar, 1995)
Rise of the Triad: Dark War is the first title from Apogee that can really compare to Doom, the reference for first person perspective games. With a license from Id Software, Apogee used the powerful Doom engine and added many interesting features. For example, you must choose your character at the start of the game and aim up or down to blast away your your enemies or use one of the ten devastating weapons you find in the game.
Doom games are brilliant, there's no doubt about that, and it's very hard to cock it up when you're using the same game engine. Apogee almost did by adding the platformy stuff, giving you a cross between the most violent of the genre and Sonic. But there are so many levels (all of which are pretty well designed) and the weapons create so much havoc that I'll forgive them this once. Not only that, but watching the game enemies pogo-ing around is something everybody must see.
DOSPC Team (May, 1995)
Rise est un excellent jeu d'arcade en 3D. Le must selon certains.
Rise of the Triad è un prodotto senza dubbio superiore a Doom dal punto di vista tecnico, contando tutti i particolari e le innumerevoli chicche che alla Apogee hanno inserito. Hanno commesso un sole errore, a mio parere: pensare che tutto il fascino di Doom fosse nel massacro, e infatti quello che hanno messo su in Triad è semplicemente una macelleria. [...] È più grosso più cattivo di Doom ma è in fondo semplicemente “avanza e spara”, e perde diversi punti rispetto alla giocabilità, l’atmosfera e l’adrenalina di alcuni livelli del gioiellino della id. Il problema sta anche qui: i livelli della versione shareware di Triad sono progettati peggio di quelli di Doom. [...] È un peccato perché i punti a favore di Triad sono ugualmente molti: l’engine è valido, ottimo graficamente, ha un’opzione multi giocatore in 11 che promette benissimo e una cattiveria assurda con l’arsenale definitivo per sfogarsi un po’ nelle giornate nere.
DOSK (Apr, 1995)
Si è già fatto il paragone con Doom e naturalmente ROTT ne è uscito perdente; con questo non vuol dire che dopo il gioco della id non si debbano più realizzare sparatutto bi o tridimensionali, bisognerebbe però in questi casi sforzarsi non solo di ideare un buon prodotto, ma un prodotto eccezionale, un po’ come ha fatto la Lucas con Dark Forces, perché il paragone è lì dietro l’angolo. Detto ciò ritengo che comunque Rise of the Triad sia uno sparatutto divertente ed immediato che sarà sicuramente apprezzato dalla frangia di doommaniaci più avvezzi alle emozioni forti (probabilmente la stragrande maggioranza).
DOSPC Game Parade (Apr, 1995)
È abbastanza divertente, è dotato di un confortante e perverso senso dell’umorismo e quelli di voi che hanno l’accesso ad un modem o ad una rete si fregheranno le mani con gioia pensando alle numerose caratteristiche multiplayer (che includono anche l’opzione per il collegamento del microfono al vostro PC per urlare insulti agli avversari). Ci sono moltissimi livelli e probabilmente vorrete finirli tutti, magari ricorrendo a qualche sotterfugio. In realtà, alla fine tutto quello che dovete tenere in mente è quello che ho detto all’inizio: che è simile a Doom, ma non è altrettanto valido. E questo è il ritornello che tutti i recensori di videogiochi si sono stancati di scrivere. Passo e chiudo.
DOSPelit (May, 1995)
Valitettavasti ROTT on nykyään liian kovassa seurassa. Viritelty Wolf-engine ei kovin pitkälle riitä uskottavan ympäristön luomisessa, eikä grafiikan lapsellinen tyyli auta yhtään. Ihastuksen sijaan ROTT jättää tyhjän tunteen, joskin huijauskoodien kera ROTTia pelailee mielellään jonkin aikaa, koska tällöin ärsyttävistä ansoista ei tarvitse välittää.
DOSPC Gamer (Jun, 1995)
The latest shoot-'em-up from the creators of Wolfenstein 3D is no Descent or Dark Forces, but it has a lot going for it.
iPhoneMacworld (Apr 08, 2010)
All of these things come together for an ultimately enjoyable gaming experience, whether you’re an FPS die-hard or not. Despite the immense amount of options, power-ups, and scenarios, the game never feels overwhelming or gratuitously complex. Shoot bad guys, pick up shiny objects, don’t die—that’s it. For $4, Rise of the Triad brings something new to the first-person shooter genre on the iPhone.
DOSPC Joker (Jan, 1995)
So schön diese Optionsvielfalt auch ist, wir hätten eine etwas durchdachtere Dungeon-Architektur und abwechslungsreichere Monster bevorzugt. Die Grafik nimmt sich gegenüber „Doom 2“ nicht viel, und der Sound ist atmosphärisch, aber nicht ganz so geglückt wie beim aktuellen ID-Konkurrenten.
DOSGameplay (Benelux) (Apr, 1995)
Voor alle schietfanaten: kopen dus.
DOSShooterplanet (Feb 25, 2006)
„Rise of the Traid“ ist definitiv ein gutes Spiel mit wirklich abgedrehten Ideen und für die Zeit des Release auch einer ordentlichen Grafik. Einzig die etwas undurchschaubaren Level trüben die sonst gnadenlose und schnörkellose Action in tollem Gewand. Insgesamt also ein innovatives, abgedrehtes und brutales Spiel, mit kleinen Schwächen im Aufbau.
Keep in mind that the violence, like many other aspects of ROTT, seems to be somewhat tongue-in-cheek. It seems doubtful that anyone at Apogee seriously thought that this game would offer a serious challenge to the title of Best DOOM Clone, so they instead decided to have some fun with it. RISE OF THE TRIAD cannot be described as more than an average 3D action game, but it does have all the necessary ingredients, especially when it comes to network play, and it has its moments, too.
DOSThe Retro Spirit (Oct 10, 2010)
Det er umulig å sitte igjen med noe annet enn en flau smak og undre på hva dette egentlig smaker. FPS-ene hadde allerede fått sin spede vugge og 90-tallet var en heksegryte for titler i alle variasjoner og fasonger – med vekslende utfall. R.O.T.T kan anbefales for fans av sjangeren, men blir fort kjedelig fordi brettene er lange og mye av de samme miljøene går igjen.
DOSPower Play (Feb, 1995)
Trotz der nach dem 99. Doom-Klon unweigerlich einsetzenden Reizüberflutung in Sachen 3D brachten es die Urväter Apogee fertig, eine genauso brutale wie abwechslungsreiche Variante des immergleichen Spielgehalts zu schaffen. Wieviel in dem Programm steckt, offenbart sich leider erst in der Multiplayer-Funktion. Dort sind zahlreiche Arten von Gruppenspielen anwählbar, darunter auch eine waffenlose Wettsuche nach im Level versteckten “Triaden“ Das Spiel läßt sich mit detaillierten Parametern ganz auf Eure Bedürfnisse zuschustern: Ihr bestimmt unter anderem die Schwerkraft bei Sprüngen, die Geschwindigkeit Eures Helden. die Anzahl der Hitpoints bei Freund und Feind und der Schadenspunkte, die einige Hindernisse bei Euch bewirken. Der für jüngere Spieler absolut ungeeignete Spaß erreicht seinen Höhepunkt, wenn Ihr auf Tastendruck Eurem Gegner vorgefertigte, bissige Kommentare entgegenschmettert.
DOSPress Play On Tape (Jan 14, 2022)
Een klassieker zoals Doom is dit zeker niet. De makers van Rise of the Triad combineren een overdreven hoeveelheid gore met flauwe grappen en grollen, en dat sloeg bij veel gamers wel aan. Het is niet dat de volledige versie van dit spel een must have was, maar als lekker en goedkoop tussendoortje was het best vermakelijk. Het probleem was dat er inmiddels ook games als Special Forces en Decent uit waren, en deze titels waren gewoon beter. Een redelijk spel dat zichzelf gelukkig niet al te serieus neemt.
DOSImperium Gier (Mar 07, 1999)
Jak już wspomniałem, gra "Rise Of The Triad" nie odniosła sukcesu finansowego. Zdeklasowała ją obecna już na rynku druga część megahitu "Doom", a także wydany kilka dni wcześniej "Heretic". Także i dziś program firmy Apogee nie spodoba się graczom. Jest zbyt ciemny, zbyt nudny, zbyt mało efektowny. No i cholernie stary. Szkoda, że niedocenione, acz oryginalne gry nie mają szansy wrócić po latach w glorii chwały, tak jak to robią niedocenione niegdyś filmy. Może ten artykuł-recenzja coś zmieni?
iPhoneApp Spy (Feb 15, 2010)
Rise of the Triad may not be for everyone. The genre has evolved since 1995 and though there is a lot here, the controls and visuals might overshadow what was, for its time, a very fun game.
DOSZETA (Feb, 1995)
Rise of the Triad è un gioco che si presenta come un rivale di Doom e che invece, osservandolo attentamente, si rivela niente di più che un Wolfenstein 3D potenziato, con grafica e sonoro ai livelli dell’ormai mitico prodotto della ID software, ma un motore grafico e un plot generale che ben poco si discosta dal vecchio capolavoro degli stessi programmatori.
DOSHigh Score (Jun, 1995)
Själva spelet är i samma anda som dom andra shoot'em up-spelen typ Doom och Marathon. En vesäntlig skillnad är dock att Rise of the Triad har så mycket renare och bättre grafik än de andra.
iPhoneNo DPad (Feb 18, 2010)
RotT arrives to a very competitive Appstore loaded with shooting games to choose from, and ironically it again finds itself just a bit late to the party behind DOOM Classic and Wolf 3D. Similar to how the game was overshadowed by these behemoths on PC, Rise of the Triad is once again overshadowed by DOOM and Wolf 3D on the Appstore. It’s a solid game and very fun to play but it just falls short of the two classics. People looking for newer FPS’s will likely not be interested in this and people looking for older/retro FPS’s will likely be looking at the two blockbusters. If you liked this game on the PC and want to have it with you anywhere then Rise of the Triad is a no-brainer. If you never played the game before, are looking for a classic FPS, and already have DOOM and Wolf 3D then you will have a lot of fun with this as well.
iPhoneTouchGen (Feb 21, 2010)
There is some fun to be had in ROTT, as I previously mention the controls work well and there are some cool weapons to wield. But the lack of a consistent style really hurts it and stopped me as a player becoming immersed and caring at all for the story and characters. There are better FPS’s out there, retro or not. So unless you are a fan of this game back in the day, I’d avoid.
iPhoneThunderbolt Games (Mar 04, 2011)
ROTT is a long forgotten fast-paced FPS that is exploding with style, let down by a lazy port. Take the time to master the control scheme though and you’ll find ROTT a lot of fun to play and jam-packed with innovative features.
iPhoneSlide to Play (Feb 24, 2010)
Ultimately, what kills Rise of the Triad is that it feels shoehorned in on the iPhone. If they had taken the time to refresh the menus, smooth out the controls, and add automatic checkpoints to ease the pain, then playing through the challenging levels would have been much more palatable. If you never played this game in its heyday, we recommend you pick up a better FPS like Doom, N.O.V.A. or Brothers in Arms 2: Global Front.

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