Tunnel Rats is a dark and intense single-player shooter for PC that depicts the horrific realities of the Vietnam War as seen through the eyes of a young US soldier. As member of a “Tunnel Rats” squad, the player is trained to clearing out the huge tunnel systems underneath the jungle of Vietnam.
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Mostly Negative (24 reviews) - 29% of the 24 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 15, 2009

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Tunnel Rats is a dark and intense single-player shooter for PC that depicts the horrific realities of the Vietnam War as seen through the eyes of a young US soldier.

As member of a “Tunnel Rats” squad, the player is trained to clearing out the huge tunnel systems underneath the jungle of Vietnam. After all of his mates got killed in an ambush, the young GI finds himself all alone, fighting against the Vietcong, their deadly traps and his growing inner madness...

  • Relive the atmosphere and unique scenes of Uwe Boll’s simultaneously released movie “1968 Tunnel Rats”
  • Face the claustrophobic, pitch-black tunnel maze and a war-torn jungle on the surface, riddled with the most nasty traps ever built
  • Experience the dark horror of war, expressed through expressive,harsh visuals, a creepy soundtrack and shocking scenes of torture and death
  • Intense, story-driven campaign with 8 levels
  • Complex underground tunnel systems and hidden places
  • Dark inner monologue and growing loss of grid
  • 10 authentic weapons, including flamethrowers
  • 20 trap types, including whip and pits, snakes and water traps

System Requirements

    Minimum:

    • OS: Windows XP and Windows Vista
    • Processor: Singlecore CPU with 2 Ghz
    • Memory: 512MB RAM
    • Graphics: Pixel Shader 3 Graphics card with 256mb VRAM (Geforce 6800 or Ati X1600)
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 2GB free hard disk space
    • Sound: Standard stereo soundcard

    Recommended:

    • OS: Windows XP and Windows Vista
    • Processor: Dualcore CPU with 2 Ghz
    • Memory: 1GB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce 7900GT or Ati X1900 XT
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 2GB free hard disk space
    • Sound: 5.1 Surround sound
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Mostly Negative (24 reviews)
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Pitdeadite
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 4
First things first. The game is broken and as far as I know....is currently unplayable. The developer went bankrupt after they released this game and nobody is around to do any kind of patchwork on it now. But with that being said....I did play the game when it was first released. The graphics were servicable. Far from good....but not horrible either. There were a handful of weapons that you could alternate between....however the grenades only had a 1 in 100 chance of working properly. The game had a few interesting features....namely the large assortment of traps that you had to either difuse or sidestep....and the fact that you could actually collect dogtags and severed ears. I heard that by collecting them it increased your health bar....but I never saw any significant improvement in that area. At $20 the game is ridiculously overpriced and even back in the day when it ran without a hitch....the gameplay only provided a few hours of play worth no more than $5.
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cameron
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: February 1
DO U LIKE ME NOW POPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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ThePonifiedStalker
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: September 29, 2015
It doesn't ♥♥♥♥ing work, fml. I don't even know why I bought this.
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Bionicman
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: March 14, 2015
$20 is asking far too much for this game. Whoever's responsible for pricing this garbage doesn't deserve to keep their job.
It's a 3 hour ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥, and that's including getting lost in level 2 and playing on Hard. It's an xbox 360 game that keeps all its 360-related code and content (achievement icons, controller info, etc.) but wasn't allowed to release on the platform.

Visuals straight out of 2001, except the flashlight casts shadows and there's some barely noticeable bump mapping. FOV is alright though.

Weapon handling is awful, none of the guns are worth using, ADS helps precisely 0%, staring at the ground and mashing the use key is mandatory to avoid floor traps.

Mediocre voice acting. Terrible story with a "twist" ending (hint: you get killed because of some ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t) and a protagonist more worried about his daddy issues and his girlfriend than using the radio he has in his hands to communicate with the squad he's trying to catch up with.

If you have equipment newer than say, 2008, don't expect it to work. If you have a gaming laptop that has that hybrid NVIDIA and Intel GPU switcher or have only an Intel iGPU, it'll work (slowly) on that.

Recording for youtube is the only reason to ever touch this garbage, and I'll even say right on steam: Pirate it instead. Not like the development company is around to get paid for making it, they're bankrupt because of this.
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iddqd
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: January 22, 2015
Doesn't work on Win7.

Edit: And not on Windows 10, either.
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Monsieur-Owly
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: January 6, 2015
War is hell not because of its violent nature
But because Uwe Boll was behind the game development...

Rating:
3.0
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Sam I Am(TheStealthGamer)
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: November 2, 2014
This game is a joke. I've played some buggy games in my gaming days, but this one takes the cake. The studio that created this, aren't even around anymore. Nuff said about this one. Played it once back in Feb. Of This year, and it ran fine. The second time I tried to play, the game would crash, and got an error message saying I was missing an exe file in the game directory. What?? The Error message gave me no notice of what the file was that was missing, and gave me no other option but to close the game(got an ok message), and to try again. Frustrated, I quit the game, and now, I list this as Abandonware. Think twice before buying, and buy something that is Correctly made, because this "Game" is far from that. Thanks for reading.
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hb44c
( 14.9 hrs on record )
Posted: October 31, 2014
Very good game, great to play
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X.
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: October 19, 2014
The game won't even run. I was able to play it a year or two ago, now it crashes immediately on start up. Well played Steam, you're no better than the ♥♥♥♥♥♥ developers for selling a broken game.
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stroker286
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: September 22, 2014
Its junk cant even use key board to play the game!
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
23 of 24 people (96%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 14, 2015
$20 is asking far too much for this game. Whoever's responsible for pricing this garbage doesn't deserve to keep their job.
It's a 3 hour ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥, and that's including getting lost in level 2 and playing on Hard. It's an xbox 360 game that keeps all its 360-related code and content (achievement icons, controller info, etc.) but wasn't allowed to release on the platform.

Visuals straight out of 2001, except the flashlight casts shadows and there's some barely noticeable bump mapping. FOV is alright though.

Weapon handling is awful, none of the guns are worth using, ADS helps precisely 0%, staring at the ground and mashing the use key is mandatory to avoid floor traps.

Mediocre voice acting. Terrible story with a "twist" ending (hint: you get killed because of some ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t) and a protagonist more worried about his daddy issues and his girlfriend than using the radio he has in his hands to communicate with the squad he's trying to catch up with.

If you have equipment newer than say, 2008, don't expect it to work. If you have a gaming laptop that has that hybrid NVIDIA and Intel GPU switcher or have only an Intel iGPU, it'll work (slowly) on that.

Recording for youtube is the only reason to ever touch this garbage, and I'll even say right on steam: Pirate it instead. Not like the development company is around to get paid for making it, they're bankrupt because of this.
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32 of 40 people (80%) found this review helpful
28 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 6, 2015
War is hell not because of its violent nature
But because Uwe Boll was behind the game development...

Rating:
3.0
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21 of 26 people (81%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 22, 2015
Doesn't work on Win7.

Edit: And not on Windows 10, either.
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30 of 44 people (68%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 13, 2014
The Good:
You get to shoot Commies.
Uhhh... you can collect ears (Vietnamese) and dog tags (Americans) to gain more total health.
Did I mention you can shoot Commies?

The Bad:
Graphics are at best passable - character and weapons models are subpar, but some of the outdoor areas look nice.
AI is stupid - tactics consist of standing in position or charging at you.
Buggy weapons - knife hit detection is bad. Throwing hand grenades can result in grenades stuck in midair or your character throwing invisible grenades. The grenade launcher has the same problem. Ironsights are useless.
Certain levels had areas that appear to be unfinished - one outdoor level had a snake trap hanging in midair.
Traps get repetitive and annoying after a while.
You are forced to listen to your character's insipid, psychotic ramblings throughout the game.

Conclusion: You may as well throw your 20 dollars into the street.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 29, 2015
It doesn't ♥♥♥♥ing work, fml. I don't even know why I bought this.
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2014
This game is a joke. I've played some buggy games in my gaming days, but this one takes the cake. The studio that created this, aren't even around anymore. Nuff said about this one. Played it once back in Feb. Of This year, and it ran fine. The second time I tried to play, the game would crash, and got an error message saying I was missing an exe file in the game directory. What?? The Error message gave me no notice of what the file was that was missing, and gave me no other option but to close the game(got an ok message), and to try again. Frustrated, I quit the game, and now, I list this as Abandonware. Think twice before buying, and buy something that is Correctly made, because this "Game" is far from that. Thanks for reading.
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
Posted: April 22, 2013
DO NOT BUY THIS GAME. IT IS A WASTE OF MONEY. YOU CAN'T GET PASSED THE FIRST LEVEL THE GAME IS DESIGNED THAT BADLY!
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 4
First things first. The game is broken and as far as I know....is currently unplayable. The developer went bankrupt after they released this game and nobody is around to do any kind of patchwork on it now. But with that being said....I did play the game when it was first released. The graphics were servicable. Far from good....but not horrible either. There were a handful of weapons that you could alternate between....however the grenades only had a 1 in 100 chance of working properly. The game had a few interesting features....namely the large assortment of traps that you had to either difuse or sidestep....and the fact that you could actually collect dogtags and severed ears. I heard that by collecting them it increased your health bar....but I never saw any significant improvement in that area. At $20 the game is ridiculously overpriced and even back in the day when it ran without a hitch....the gameplay only provided a few hours of play worth no more than $5.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 19, 2014
The game won't even run. I was able to play it a year or two ago, now it crashes immediately on start up. Well played Steam, you're no better than the ♥♥♥♥♥♥ developers for selling a broken game.
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10 of 18 people (56%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
Posted: November 24, 2010
Absolut unterirdisch.
(Abysmal) Herr Dr. Uwe Boll
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