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Whatcha been playing this week, Destructoid?

August 08, 2020 1 min read

A light-gun shooter without the light-gun; a cover shooter without cover; a first-person QTE simulator; an awful life experience - Rambo: The Video Game is all of these things and more. Teyon's infamously bad 2014 release attempts to authentically recreate the first three films in Sylvester Stallone's so-so action series, but instead I was left feeling like I'd spent the day covered in leeches while dangling chest-high in a shitty bog.

A bizarre mish-mash of incomplete gameplay styles, Rambo: The Video Game is a rail-shooter first and foremost, but bravely attempts to add depth through awkward, cumbersome, and mostly superfluous mechanics. These include a shoddy cover system, a largely irrelevant weapon selection, an incongruous skill tree, and copious amounts of insta-death quick-time events... I've pushed more cops over more office desks lately.

Here's Co Bao on a riverboat... Look how they massacred my girl...

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