Bad Rats is a physics puzzle game where rats finally get their bloody revenge on their new prisoners: The cats. Come up with creative solutions for each puzzle using physics, functional objects, and your specially trained Rats. Try different ways of solving each puzzle to finish faster or earn higher scores.
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Release Date: Jul 20, 2009

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Bad Rats is a physics puzzle game where rats finally get their bloody revenge on their new prisoners: The cats.
Come up with creative solutions for each puzzle using physics, functional objects, and your specially trained Rats. Try different ways of solving each puzzle to finish faster or earn higher scores. Revel in your success as the cat meets a violent demise in any number of humorous ways at the hands of Bad Rats.
  • Comic cartoon violence and cartoon blood
  • Realistic physics simulation
  • 10 Specialist Rats, anxious for revenge
  • 11 different and bloody deaths for cats
  • 10 other functional objects to help you
  • 44 Maps, from easy to very hard
  • Internet and local records
  • Original, cartoon styled characters
  • Challenge your creativity, intelligence and logic
  • Unlock all the Steam Achievements

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP or Vista
    • Processor: Pentium IV 1.6 GHz or better (dual core recommended)
    • Memory: 512MB RAM (1GB recommended)
    • Graphics: DirectX®9-compatible graphics adapter with 128 MB (256 MB recommended)
    • DirectX®: 9 or better
    • Hard Drive: 300MB
    • Sound: DirectX®9-compatible
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better than no mans sky
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Posted: October 8
Today is history. Today will be remembered. Years from now the young will ask with wonder about this day. Today is history and you are part of it. Six hundred years ago, when elsewhere they were footing the blame for the Black Death, Casimir the Great - so called - told the Jews they could come to Krakow. They came. They trundled their belongings into the city. They settled. They took hold. They prospered in business, science, education, the arts. They came with nothing. And they flourished. For six centuries there has been a Jewish Krakow. By this evening those six centuries will be a rumor. They never happened. Today is history.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
This is the game to end all games. I honestly fail to see how any other game could survive in a market with this bad boy in it. When I first heard them announce the sequel I repeatedly came over and over on myself for hours. If you are looking for a game to have fun, go pro at, or play as a nice party game with your friends this is the game for you.
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7 people found this review funny
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ told me to play this or i'll be ♥♥♥♥♥ by a penguin
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
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2.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
To run this game you will need a 4.5GHz Intel Core i7 5960X CPU, 16MB DDR4 SDRAM TKMHz memory, (3) Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan X graphics card, (2) 256GB SSD RAID 0 2TB HDD storage and Windows 10. It will cost you about $8,800 but it's worth it. Trust me.
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3 people found this review funny
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
Got this game gifted to me because they thought it was funny to send it to me and have me play it. Jokes on them though cause I sold the trading cards and made money off of it.
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6.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
Rats are various medium-sized, long-tailed rodents of the superfamily Muroidea. "True rats" are members of the genus Rattus, the most important of which to humans are the black rat, Rattus rattus, and the brown rat, Rattus norvegicus. Many members of other rodent genera and families are also referred to as rats, and share many characteristics with true rats.

Rats are typically distinguished from mice by their size. Generally, when someone discovers a large muroid rodent, its common name includes the term rat, while if it is smaller, the name includes the term mouse. The muroid family is broad and complex, and the common terms rat and mouse are not taxonomically specific. Scientifically, the terms are not confined to members of the Rattus and Mus genera, for example, the pack rat and cotton mouse.

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1 Species and description
2 As pets
3 As subjects for scientific research
3.1 General intelligence
3.2 Social intelligence
4 As food
5 Working rats
6 For odor detection
7 In the spread of disease
8 As pests
9 As invasive species
10 Rat-free areas
11 Taxonomy of Rattus
11.1 Species
12 In culture
12.1 Asian cultures
12.2 European cultures
12.2.1 Terminology
12.3 Fiction
12.3.1 The Pied Piper
13 See also
14 References
15 Further reading
16 External links
Species and description

A river rat

A rat in a city street
The best-known rat species are the black rat (Rattus rattus) and the brown rat (Rattus norvegicus). The group is generally known as the Old World rats or true rats, and originated in Asia. Rats are bigger than most Old World mice, which are their relatives, but seldom weigh over 500 grams (1.1 lb) in the wild.[1]

The term "rat" is also used in the names of other small mammals which are not true rats. Examples include the North American pack rats, a number of species loosely called kangaroo rats, and others. Rats such as the bandicoot rat (Bandicota bengalensis) are murine rodents related to true rats, but are not members of the genus Rattus. Male rats are called bucks, unmated females are called does, pregnant or parent females are called dams, and infants are called kittens or pups. A group of rats is referred to as a mischief.[2]

The common species are opportunistic survivors and often live with and near humans; therefore, they are known as commensals. They may cause substantial food losses, especially in developing countries.[3] However, the widely distributed and problematic commensal species of rats are a minority in this diverse genus. Many species of rats are island endemics and some have become endangered due to habitat loss or competition with the brown, black or Polynesian rat.[4]

Wild rodents, including rats, can carry many different zoonotic pathogens, such as Leptospira, Toxoplasma gondii, and Campylobacter.[5] The Black Death is traditionally believed to have been caused by the micro-organism Yersinia pestis, carried by the tropical rat flea (Xenopsylla cheopis) which preyed on black rats living in European cities during the epidemic outbreaks of the Middle Ages; these rats were used as transport hosts. Another zoonotic disease linked to the rat is the foot-and-mouth disease.[6]

A rat in a suburb of Vancouver
The average lifespan of any given rat depends on which species is being discussed, but many only live about a year due to predation.[7]

The black and brown rats diverged from other Old World rats during the beginning of the Pleistocene in the forests of Asia.[8]

As pets

Main article: Fancy rat

A domesticated rat
Specially bred rats have been kept as pets at least since the late 19th century. Pet rats are typically variants of the species brown rat, but black rats and giant pouched rats are also known to be kept. Pet rats behave differently from their wild counterparts depending on how many generations they have been kept as pets.[9] Pet rats do not pose any more of a health risk than pets such as cats or dogs.[10] Tamed rats are generally friendly and can be taught to perform selected behaviors.

As subjects for scientific research

Main article: Laboratory rat

A laboratory rat strain, known as a Zucker rat, bred to be genetically prone to diabetes, a metabolic disorder also found among humans.
In 1895, Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts (United States) established a population of domestic albino brown rats to study the effects of diet and for other physiological studies. Over the years, rats have been used in many experimental studies, which have added to our understanding of genetics, diseases, the effects of drugs, and other topics that have provided a great benefit for the health and well-being of humankind. Laboratory rats have also proved valuable in psychological studies of learning and other mental processes (Barnett, 2002), as well as to understand group behavior and overcrowding (with the work of John B. Calhoun on behavioral sink). A 2007 study found rats to possess metacognition, a mental ability previously only documented in humans and some primates.[11][12]

Domestic rats differ from wild rats in many ways. They are calmer and less likely to bite; they can tolerate greater crowding; they breed earlier and produce more offspring; and their brains, livers, kidneys, adrenal glands, and hearts are smaller (Barnett 2002).

Brown rats are often used as model organisms for scientific research. Since the publication of the rat genome sequence,[13] and other advances, such as the creation of a rat SNP chip, and the production of knockout rats, the laboratory rat has become a useful genetic tool, although not as popular as mice. When it comes to conducting tests related to intelligence, learning, and drug abuse, rats are a popular choice due to their high intelligence, ingenuity, aggressiveness, and adaptability. Their psychology, in many ways, seems to be similar to humans. Entirely new breeds or "lines" of brown rats, such as the Wistar rat, have been bred for use in laboratories. Much of the genome of Rattus norvegicus has been sequenced.[14]

General intelligence
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Because of evident displays of their ability to learn,[15] rats were investigated early to see whether they exhibit general intelligence, as expressed by the definition of a g factor and observed in larger, more complex animals.[citation needed] Early studies ca. 1930 found evidence both for and against such a g factor in rat.[16][17] Quoting Galsworthy, with regard to the affirmative 1935 Thorndike work:[18]

Robert Thorndike, for example, provided strong evidence for g in rats by the use of a variety of tests such as mazes, problem-solving tasks, and simple avoidance conditioning... Performances tended to correlate across tasks, with stronger associations found between mazes and problem-solving than with simple avoidance tasks. Thorndike... also reviewed a dozen earlier studies which also suggested that the highest correlations are found between more complex problem-solving tasks. However, it should be noted that there were other contemporary studies that found split or near zero-order correlation matrices for other populations of rats across cognitive batteries...[18]

However, some more contemporary work has not supported the earlier affirmative view.[19] Throughout the 1990s and into the 2000s, series of articles have appeared attempting to address the question of general intelligence in this species, through measurements of tasks performed by rats and mice, e.g., with statistical ev
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0.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
At least it isn't no mans sky.
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3.1 hrs
Posted: October 26
Before I played this game I had a great fear of cats. Every time I would walk to work they would stare at me with all those disapproving looks. This really did a number on my self-confidence and my feelings of self-worth. This game gave me the motivation to conquer my fears and gave me the confidence to quit my job and Baskin Robbins and now I am a self-employed stray cat catcher. Thanks Bad Rats!
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0.3 hrs
Posted: October 25
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This game is perfect.
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24.4 hrs
Posted: October 25
Kill it with holy fire.
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4.2 hrs
Posted: October 25
Bad Rats: the Rats' Revenge is a team-based multiplayer first-person shooter video game developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment. It was released in May 2016 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Bad Rats puts players into two teams of six, with each player selecting one of several pre-defined hero characters with unique movement, attributes, and abilities; these heroes are divided into four classes: Offense, Defense, Tank and Support. Players on a team work together to secure and defend control points on a map and/or escort a payload across the map in a limited amount of time. Players gain cosmetic rewards that do not affect gameplay, such as character skins and victory poses, as they continue to play in matches. The game was launched with casual play, while Blizzard added competitive ranked play about a month after launch. Blizzard states that all Bad Rats updates will remain free, with the only additional cost to players being microtransactions to earn additional cosmetic rewards.

Bad Rats is Blizzard's fourth major franchise, and came about following the 2014 cancellation of the ambitious massively multiplayer online role-playing game Titan. A portion of the Titan team came up with the concept of Bad Rats, based on the success of team-based first-person shooters like Team Fortress 2 and the growing popularity of multiplayer online battle arenas, creating a hero-based shooter that emphasized teamwork. Some elements of Bad Rats borrow assets and concepts from the canceled Titan project. After establishing the narrative of an optimistic near-future Earth setting after a global crisis, the developers aimed to create a diverse cast of heroes that spanned genders and ethnicities as part of this setting. Significant time was spent adjusting the balance of the characters, making sure that new players would still be able to have fun while skilled players would present each other with a challenge.

Bad Rats was unveiled at BlizzCon 2014 in a fully playable state, and was in a closed beta from late 2015 through early 2016. An open beta in May 2016 drew in more than 9.7 million players. The release of the game was promoted with short animated videos to introduce the game's narrative and each of the characters. Upon official release, Bad Rats received universal acclaim from critics, who praised its accessibility and enjoyable gameplay.

10/10 fist me ratty
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0.7 hrs
Posted: October 25
Product received for free
So good I thought I was playing something else

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5.8 hrs
Posted: October 24
That fat rat needs a flannel shirt.
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Posted: October 23
Product received for free
Great Graphics, Great Gameplay highly recommend to anyone who likes breathing!!
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