OPEN-WORLD carjacking goes back to the '80s in this 8-BIT nostalgic throwback. Run missions! Outrun the law! Rampage the city with weapons, power-ups and vehicles!
User reviews: Very Positive (1,439 reviews)
Release Date: Nov 11, 2014

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"...who am I kidding? I love this game."
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Reviews

“A standout, memorable experience from one mission marker to the next.”
A – Gaming Age

“It is one of the must-have games on PSN.”
9.5 – http://www.ps3blog.net/2013/01/25/ps3-review-retro-city-rampage/

“Retro City Rampage is glorious and downright essential.”
9.0 – Pocket Gamer

About This Game

OPEN-WORLD carjacking goes back to the '80s in this 8-BIT nostalgic throwback.
Run missions! Outrun the law! Rampage the city with weapons, power-ups and vehicles!

This send-up to '80s and '90s video games and pop-culture includes both a full Story Mode of open-world adventure as well as an Arcade Mode for quick pick-up-and-play action. If that's not enough, it also packs an interactive city full of shops, minigames, customizations, collectibles, special guest stars, and more.

*NEW* 'DX' RE-MASTERED VERSION

FEATURES


  • Huge Open-World to Explore
  • Over 60 Story Missions
  • Over 40 Arcade Challenges
  • Over 25 Weapons & Power-Ups
  • Over 50 Vehicles to Steal & Equip
  • Over 200 Character Customizations
  • Includes 15 Steam Trading Cards
  • 3+ Hours of Music (13 radio stations)
    - Critically acclaimed, IGF Nominated soundtrack by virt (Contra 4, Double Dragon: Neon), Freaky DNA (NBA Jam) and Norrin Radd.

EXTRAS & MINIGAMES

  • Includes Prototype Version, "ROM City Rampage"
    - 100% 8-BIT hardware accurate and could've actually been released in '89!
  • Includes Special Guest Star Minigames
    - "Virtual Meat Boy"
    - "BIT.TRIP: Retro City"
    - "Epic Meal Time"
  • Includes Free-Roaming Mode
    - Play as Meat Boy, CommanderVideo, Steve from Minecraft and Mr. Destructoid
  • Includes Mod Support (PC only)
    - Create & Share Custom Vehicles, Characters, and more!
  • Includes Steam Leaderboards & Achievements
  • Supports Keyboards, Mouse, Controllers & Joysticks (including PlayStation®4 and Xbox 360 controllers & others)
  • Supports Anaglyphic 3D Glasses
    - Select Missions Playable in Retro 3D!
  • Video Filters
    - EGA/CGA/NES/SMS/C64/Apple II simulation
  • Playable in 5 Languages
    - English, Francais, Italiano, Deutsch, Espanol

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS:Microsoft® Windows® XP / Vista / 7
    • Processor:1GHz processor
    • Memory:256 MB RAM
    • Graphics:Pixel Shader 2.0 and Vertex Shader 2.0
    • Hard Drive:40 MB HD space
    • Additional:Should run on any PC released within the past 5 years. Older graphics cards (such as those in netbooks) may not support bonus graphical filters.
    Recommended:
    • OS:Microsoft® Windows® XP / Vista / 7
    • Processor:1GHz or faster
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:Pixel Shader 3.0 and Vertex Shader 3.0
    • Hard Drive:50 MB HD space
    • Additional:Should run on any PC released within the past 5 years. Older graphics cards (such as those in netbooks) may not support bonus graphical filters.
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.7 or higher
    • Processor:1GHz processor
    • Memory:256 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive:30 MB HD space
Helpful customer reviews
151 of 169 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 17
In the first 15 minutes I was chased by the Ninja Turtles, hijacked Bill & Ted's phone booth, met RoboCop and drove the DeLorean.
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32 of 34 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
20.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 11
Retro City Rampage is a wonderful homage to all things 80's. Expect references to 80's movies, games, pop culture, and much more. The gameplay itself is like a 2D, 8-bit version of the 3D Grand Theft Auto games, split between on foot combat, and vehicle segements. There are 62 story missions, 23 weapons, and tons of vehicles. The game has a pretty good difficulty curve starting very easy and building up to extremely difficult for the final sequence of story missions. The game is very generous with checkpoints so dying is almost never that big of a deal. Aside from the main story there are 14 "sprees" and 23 "second rate sprees". The sprees involve trying to get a high score while under various effects such as drunkeness, invulnerablity, explosive sweat, normal stuff. There is one second rate spree for each weapon and they just involve killing as many people with that weapon as possible. There are also 70 collectibles hidden around the game world (similar to the packages, magnets, oysters, etc. from the GTA games) along with plenty of other hidden easter-eggs giving plenty of reason to explore the game's overworld. Overall the game was very fun, very funny, and highly recommended by me.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
22.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 20
BEST 8 BIT GAME I EVER PLAYED. I'm not kidding.
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 14
Pre-Release Review
Take GTA and make it 8-bit and silly as hell!

Graphics:
Retro fans will drool over the 8-bit look of the game, which is nice to look at. Lots of vibrant colors and detailed areas to enjoy. And the cutscenes are well drawn and fit the feel of the game. Nothing much to complain about here.

Sound:
8-bit sounds all the way! From the sirens and gunsfire to the music, it's all 8-bit bliss. Much of the music is also nice to listen to, but you have the option to shut it off it it's not your thing. The game also has options for different filters and boarders to make it feel like you're playing it on an old tv back in the day, scanlines and all. Some of the colors filters, while nice options, can hurt the eyes after a bit.

Control:
You can use keyboard/mouse or controller, but controller is HIGHLY reccomended. Controls are a bit of an issue, as the default keybinds feel weird and rebinding them is dificult. Once you get past that though, the game plays fine and control is responsive.

Gameplay:
This games, despite the cartoony look, retro graphics, and hilarious story, is still a GTA clone at heart. You can mug people on the strees, collect weapons and carjack people. There are paint shops and pickups to lose the heat, and shops to buy skins and weapons. But you also get a few tricks that GTA doesn't, like speed boots, the ability to jump on enemies, add weapons to your cars, and even a time machine! The wackiness really sets this game apart from GTA! The story is also a full on omage to old retro games! The game's missions doubly so! You even have to go visit an imfamous dam from a certain turtles game! The only issue I have is that some of the missions are QUITE long and due to random difficulty spikes, will often take more than an hour to complete, and repsawns during the mission are unforgiving. I have ragequitted a few times because of this. Still, this fact does not limit the overall fun factor of the game.

I recommend this game to anyone who has or had enjoyed a GTA game, but want something more light-hearted and crazy!
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 20
If the first GTA was given the elements from the other GTA games and then filled with lots of references, this would be the outcome
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