With the completion of the third title in the RIP series, the RIP games have become an instant classic in the arcade-shooter genre. RIP — Trilogy brings all three RIP titles into one exciting and heart-pounding pack. RIP Not afraid of Death? What if he is accompanied by Halloween and Rock-N-Roll?
User reviews: Mixed (251 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 1, 2007
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GameTunnel gives RIP 3 a 73%

"The RIP series is getting better with every game in my personal estimation. The wide variety of characters with vehicles and weapons that get cooler with each new game should not be missed". Read the full review here.

GamePlasma gives RIP - Trilogy an 8.4

"I had no idea what to expect, but after a couple minutes with the game, I was lost to it. This shooter brought back memories of Smash TV and the countless hours that I had lost to it in my youth." Read the full review here.

About This Game

With the completion of the third title in the RIP series, the RIP games have become an instant classic in the arcade-shooter genre. RIP — Trilogy brings all three RIP titles into one exciting and heart-pounding pack.

RIP
Not afraid of Death? What if he is accompanied by Halloween and Rock-N-Roll? Play the part of these antiheroes and go to war in this all-out action experience! Each character has their own strengths and skills, but this is not a game for the faint of heart. With over 40 levels to RIP through, the results are murderous!

  • 40 levels of murder and mayhem
  • A variety of guns and battle magic
  • Three chilling characters
  • A toned-down, less violent kid's mode

RIP2 — Strike Back
Your favorite antiheroes are here to strike back with another score to settle. Death, Halloween and Rock-N-Roll...each character has his own strengths and skills, so pick one and start shooting. In Story Mode, you'll fight through 60 furious levels using an arsenal of upgradeable weapons, tanks, helicopters and turrets or for a quick adrenaline fix, play Rush Mode and see how long you can last.

  • Choose from a large arsenal of weapons
  • Assorted vehicles including gun turrets, tanks and helicopters
  • Variety of abilities and power-ups
  • 60 levels of unlimited gameplay
  • Huge boss levels for more challenge
  • Two modes of play; Rush Mode or Story Mode

RIP3 — The Last Hero
RIP3 — The Last Hero combines the dynamics of a hardcore shooter while preserving the elusive classic arcade appeal and never lets up on the intense action. Every level presents a new challenge, requiring you to not only prove your sharp-shooting, but to think and act tactically.

The terrain and environments must be employed to survive waves of adversaries, but since all in-game objects are destructible, you must think fast. Your hero will travel all over the world from the African jungle to the Arctic snow, through secret labs and bunkers, in the streets and skyscrapers of Metropolis city and also go into deep space using a hijacked spaceship.

  • 100 levels of arcade shooting action
  • 6 unique playable characters with varied and powerful skills to develop
  • A huge arsenal of destructive weaponry, each with 2 shooting modes
  • Capture and control military vehicles, including Tanks, Helicopters and Battle Turrets
  • Fully destructible battlefield - all the objects can be damaged and destroyed
  • Includes a space adventure minigame, where you pilot the Vostok-23 starship
  • 12 Huge, challenging bosses evoke classic arcade gameplay
  • 3 difficulty level settings to increase the intensity
  • Special bonuses and secrets are scattered throughout the game
  • Cooperative multiplayer for two players to battle against the enemy hordes
  • Multiplayer death-match for up to 6 players over LAN

System Requirements

    Minimum: Windows XP/2000, 1 GHz Processor, 256 MB RAM, 128 MB 3D Video Card, DirectX 9.0c, 50 MB of available Hard Disk Space

Helpful customer reviews
34 of 50 people (68%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 5
Still better than CoD: Ghosts.
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 6
RIP is a top down shooter where you are in control of a single canon tower. Swams of enemies come from all around as you fend them off. This is another 8 bit style graphic game which I seem to be playing a lot of recently, but you don't seem to notice it much as you are more focused on not dying.

Some of the levels are pretty hectic until you find the Gatling gun, like in many other games, this weapons rips through anything that comes your way. I found myself getting stuck on level fifteen, this was the hardest level in the game, while the game is short, it's just the right length before the gameplay started to feel stale.

I am very much looking forward to playing RIP 2; hopefully this will add some more mechanics.

Definitely recommend trying this title.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
11.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2014
Simple arcade shooter that does not fit everyone's taste. I like all three games from trilogy even if I rather play the first or third one and not so much second. This retro feel is my liking and characters are cool, what more could I want?
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2014
In RIP, you're controlling a stationary turret and shooting hordes of enemies.
In RIP 2, your character can move, but it's still boring.
RIP 3 is ok, if you're into casual games (I'm not). It has pretty nice graphics and actual story (the first 2 games don't have one, although they claim to offer "Story mode").

In all three games, you can play as Death, Halloween character and Devil character (also, additional human characters in RIP 3) and all three games have skill trees, which is nice.

I got RIP trilogy from Indie bundle pack and I was hoping that it would be similar to Jackal (a game on NES), but it's not even near that. Although, RIP 3 is not that bad. It suits as a brainless time killer, if you have nothing better to play or do. Also, it provides a good example of a simple game, you can create in few days yourself.

Overall rating: 5/10 for RIP 3. 4/10 for RIP2 and 3/10 for RIP
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10 of 19 people (53%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 5, 2014
Bettter than COD:Ghosts
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 11
The RIP Trilogy, along with the other Meridian4 games, are among the first games I've bought here on Steam. Most games published by Meridian4 are 'OK' games. As far as I know none of the games are amazing but none of them are garbage aswell. Same goes for the RIP trilogy.

The RIP Trilogy, obviously exists of three games:
-RIP
-RIP2:Strike Back
-RIP3:The Last Hero

All three games are pretty much the same; Kill all spawning enemies, Pick up powerups/weapons and level up. The only real difference I can come up with would be the fact you controll a stationary base cannon in RIP(1), whereas in the other two games you'll be able to walk around and in later in the game, you will be able to controll vehicles.

Gameplay is standard but fun and quite addictive. You could compare it to 'Crimsonland' which, most likely took this game as an example. The weird thing though, while many people rate Crimsonland positively, I do not get the negative ratings about this trilogy. It's obvious a lot more work has been involved in the RIP-Trilogy compared to Crimsonland, just look at the screenshots.

The RIP-Trilogy is not perfect and it's not for everyone but I believe fans of the genre won't be dissapointed.


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5 of 10 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 6, 2014
Rip 2, 53 level, difficulty hard, you not win
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 2
Another forgettable top down slaughterfest with hoardes of copypasta enemies tossed your way throughout the game. Don't waste your time and money buying this snorezville of a game. Even as the best in the trilogy, it doesn't warrant taking up even a second of mine or anyone else's time.
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169 of 206 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
I can easily, EASILY say that the RIP Trilogy are some of the worst games I've ever played. They are the secret shame of my Steam library. The graphics are amateurish, the gameplay forgettable, the story could have been written better by an eleven-year old. Do yourself a favor and play Crimsonland, or some other good game of this genre.

Even if this is on sale for a dollar, you'd get more enjoyment physically lighting a dollar on fire, and watching the brief flame.
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80 of 107 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2013
After sitting through 5 minutes of this complete garbage just to write a review, I can honestly say that it was the worst 5 minutes of my entire life. The fact that this game released on Steam is appalling because it looks to be programmed by a five year old on LSD. Never buy this game, the developers were high on cough syrup for thinking once that this game is worth giving a title. The graphics are awful, the gameplay is worse than Farmville's, and the sound effects are of the devil.
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55 of 73 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 4, 2013
One of the dullest games I've played on steam - all three of them felt like a waste of time. There's nothing in this game that is interesting or motivates the player. No graphics settings, very shallow game with boring gameplay. Don't buy it even if it's for a dollar. Even for free, it probably isn't worth your time.
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57 of 81 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2013
If you get this as part of a bundle - meh.

If your going to pay good money for this - don't.
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36 of 46 people (78%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 7, 2014
RIP 1:
In RIP 1, you are a turret. You can't move, and you are usually located in the center of a small map. Enemies come at you from all directions, most of the time in groups and in formation, and attack you. That's it. There is nothing else to the game. Looking at the screenshots you may think, “this looks like it was made in the early 90s even though it was released in 2007.” You may be right, but it does manage to be mildly fun. As you progress through the 40 levels, you will unlock perks, and there are also about five or so weapons available to you in each level. Sometimes you will have access to three or four of these weapons, and you may choose which one you will use. By trial and error you will figure out that depending on the level, some weapons are much better than others. It took me about one hour to beat the game, and I would say that it was a decent hour of simple, yet fun top down horde shooter action. There is no reason to play through it again, but what it provided in that hour was enough.

RIP 2 - Strike Back:
RIP 2 takes your character of choice out of the turret and makes the game much more twin-stick-shooter-like. With that said, there are still a few levels that require you to use the turret, and they have also added two vehicles you could use in several levels. There is a tank and a cumbersome helicopter. In addition to the vehicles and new control mechanics, the developers also added some new enemies and a few bosses scattered throughout the 60 levels. RIP 2 is noticeably more difficult than the first game in the series, but it's still manageable with the exception of having to repeat one or two levels several times in order to beat them. The enemy pathfinding problems are still there, and because some levels have many more obstacles than on the first game, it becomes much more obvious to notice that the game's AI leaves much to be desired. RIP 2 is basically 60 more levels of the original game with the addition of a few things here and there. It's virtually the same game, but with more levels and some new mechanics. With that said, it's comparable in enjoyment to RIP 1.

RIP 3 - The Last Hero:
This is the first game in the series to actually make an attempt at fleshing out the story. This adds nothing to the quality of the game, even though some of the cutscene artwork is decent if you like their 90s style. The AI and pathfinding problems are much more noticeable in RIP 3 than in the two previous games. This has more to do with the level design being generally worse than in the other two games. Strangely enough, even though it may seem like the developers spent more time with this third installment by adding a few more interesting weapons and polishing the graphics and overall presentation a bit, the game suffers technically, as the AI's behavior is erratic at best, and extremely boring at its worst. Not much has been done to make it better than the other games. It's as if the development team had the urge to make the third game, but very little interest in attempting to make it better. RIP 3 is the least enjoyable of the three games, as it steps down in quality quite frequently through the 100 levels.

The other reviews of RIP - Trilogy are quite harsh. I agree that these games aren't good, but the amount of negativity seems to be coming from people who didn't even give it a chance. If you like simplistic, retro style arcade action, this package is at an OK price and will provide you with a few hours of fun.

RIP - Trilogy is okay.
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41 of 57 people (72%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 12, 2014
I can't understand all the negative reviews for this game. There is a free demo of this game. All I can do about guys screaming how bad this game tends to be, is to laugh about you being so m*therf*ck*ng stupid and / or having too much money, so you think you don't have to read the despricption and / or try the demo before buying. Do humanity a favour and please never make childs guys.

Anyway ... on to the review of this game:

This is a nice and mindless arcade style top-down shooter. It features nice graphics, enjoyable sound-effects and a stomping soundtrack.

You shouldn't expect anything from this game but aiming with your mouse and shooting. I mean LITERALLY THAT IS ALL THERE IS TO DO! You can't even move because in the first installment of the series as you are in sitting with your charakter in a tower that is fixed in the landscape of each level.

In the second and third part of the game you can even walk around, what makes the game maybe more enjoyable but it also makes it harder as the difficulty setting of the levels is risen up by adding even more enemies and a casual boss-fight here and there. Apart from that each game at heart is pretty much the same:

Each level consists of only one screen. There are rocks (that can be shot) and explosive barrels (that of course can be shot) and most of all there are hundreds of enemies (that should be shot) in each level coming at you in waveforms trying to get to you or to shoot at you to destroy you.

All you can do to prevent them from doing so is holding down your mousebutton and shoot like hell.

The game has three characters to choose from, each one plays a little different as each character has seperate tech-trees which can be upgraded by spending XP you get from killing enemies. Also from time to time there are cyber skeletons running around on the battlefield which when shot leave some extras behind, that once collected (by - you guessed it - shooting at them) can be anything from weapons, shields, smartbombs and so on, to give you a little advantage over the massive agressing hordes of enemies storming onwards.

This game is a lot of fun to me. I already owned it before steam was even there and if you enjoy the demo you might give it a try as you maybe will enjoy it too. Just don't expect anything from this game that it does not even promise or tend to be.

I bought all three installments of the series in a sale and you should most wisely do the same. Though the game offers a decent amount of replayability with it's different characters and difficulty settings, yet after all this years i think it's a little overpriced at it's normal price.

So for now I recommend you to try and play the demo until the next discount is on and then get the full version of the game !!!
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26 of 33 people (79%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 27, 2014
The first one is boring, the second terrible, and the third mediocre.

The story sounds like it was written by a 14 year old, in Russian, then ran through BabelFish.

Not worth it, even at this low a price.
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16 of 22 people (73%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 10, 2013
It's a typical top-down shooter. It's actually quite challenging. The big difference here is that you can't move. It's enjoyable for the first 10 minutes (or at least until you die). The rest of the trilogy (the 2 games) are more of the same thing only with movability and/or more guns. Nothing more to write about. It's a fun and quick alternative if you are looking to kill time.
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77 of 135 people (57%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 15, 2014
Instead of playing this game you’d probably have more fun playing backgammon online with your grandmother... 1/10
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 3, 2014
The RIP Trilogy are basic shooter games. The first one is painful as you sit stationary, and have to shoot enemies as they approach from all directions. The second and third are twin stick shooters that are more comical than anything else. The second one is fair, but the third one is was incredibly easy until a train decided to derail and chase me, which was the most hillarious moment I had in the game. I died instantly, which was totally worth it.

If you like twin stick shooters, try Smash TV, Robotron, Hotline Miami, and just about anything else. After you tried them all, come check this out just for a good laugh.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 5, 2014
RIP 1 is a decent hour of fun.

RIP 2 is crap, avoid entirely.

RIP 3 is the best of the bunch, with 6 characters with skill trees and crazy overpowered weapons to combat hordes of hundreds of enemies.

Play 3, skip the first two. Yes, they are glorified flash games, and you should not get them at the full asking price, but in a sale or in a bundle I'd recommend it if you want to waste some time killing hordes.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 26, 2014
If you're up for a fun, no-nonsense, classic style, old-school, twin-stick shooter with very straightforward bish-bash-bosh gameplay then you can do a lot worse.
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