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  • Summary: Become one of the Steel Rats, a biker gang sworn to protect their city against an invading army of alien robots - Junkbots. Wreck and ride through hordes of enemies, switching between four unique characters as you wreak havoc with the ultimate killing machine; your flame spewing, saw bladed,Become one of the Steel Rats, a biker gang sworn to protect their city against an invading army of alien robots - Junkbots. Wreck and ride through hordes of enemies, switching between four unique characters as you wreak havoc with the ultimate killing machine; your flame spewing, saw bladed, motorcycle. Expand

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Steel Rats - Launch Trailer
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Nov 27, 2018
    85
    Even if it enjoys a nice art direction, cool audio and nice level-design, Steel Rats hardly deploys its full potential, mostly because of a poorly calibrated gameplay.
  2. Nov 27, 2018
    80
    Steel Rats, with its demanding combat and big-budget action, pretty much builds a whole new genre around itself. I’ve seen stunt racing and vehicular combat before, but the developers have blended the two so exquisitely that the it defies comparison to anything else. Naturally, Steel Rats ends with an obvious sequel hook, so I’ll end this review with a ‘More, please.’
  3. Dec 6, 2018
    80
    Steel Rats comes like a breath of fresh air in the platformer genre thanks to the vehicle combat elements mixed in, which boost the game's intensity to a level any hardcore gamer dreams of. While you may start off cursing at how you control your bike, a few hours into the game you'll be going faster and faster, chopping through bots, dodging falling debris and speed running through levels like you've been born doing it.
  4. CD-Action
    Feb 6, 2019
    70
    Steel Rats is built around a fun, refreshing concept, offers more than meets the eye and is varied enough to keep boredom at bay for the whole duration of the game, but could use better visuals and audio, and more creativity when it comes to enemies’ design. [01/2019, p.55]
  5. Nov 8, 2018
    64
    When Steel Rats works, it works really well. Levels where you’re gunning it through well-charted courses, flipping and spinning through the air, burning through obstacles like a hot knife through butter—these are an absolute joy to play. Somewhere in Steel Rats is a game I would gladly play and recommend. Unfortunately, the pieces just didn’t fall into place often enough for me to call the full game good. The game overall is a very stylistic “okay.”
  6. Nov 30, 2018
    60
    We really wanted to enjoy Steel Rats (and there were moments when it showed its true potential), but ultimately it’s marred by derivative combat and the occasional erratic behaviour of the bike, especially in jumping sequences, leading to some unfair deaths.
  7. Nov 12, 2018
    40
    Steel Rats ultimately ends up being a good platforming game idea marred by unfortunate controls and physics, Combine that with a storyline that seems to be trying too hard to be taken seriously and you're left with almost no driving reason to play other than stubbornness, which does not really equate to fun.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Nov 8, 2018
    9
    The controls can take a bit to get used to but its fun, fast, it has got a great look and solid graphics. This is one of those little gamesThe controls can take a bit to get used to but its fun, fast, it has got a great look and solid graphics. This is one of those little games that pop up out of nowhere. Expand
  2. Nov 22, 2018
    9
    Very good and fun game. Finally someone did something different than FPS. Brave move. I want to wish company good luck and bright future. TheVery good and fun game. Finally someone did something different than FPS. Brave move. I want to wish company good luck and bright future. The best game since Duke Nukem Manhattan :) Expand
  3. Nov 30, 2018
    8
    Final boss is soooooo broken.
    Beside this it's enjoyable and short Trials + combat mashup. It could use more attention, and maybe be a little
    Final boss is soooooo broken.
    Beside this it's enjoyable and short Trials + combat mashup. It could use more attention, and maybe be a little simpler in the gameplay way. But it's fun!
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  4. Nov 30, 2018
    8
    Controls seems to be a little odd at the beggining, and the toutorial isn't super helpful. But. When you get familiar with them - it's easyControls seems to be a little odd at the beggining, and the toutorial isn't super helpful. But. When you get familiar with them - it's easy going, simple arcade game. Expand
  5. May 22, 2019
    7
    "Steel Rats Review"
    Reviewed By: Carless yen
    Developed By: Tate Multimedia Platforms: PC, Xbox, PS4 Steel Rats is a pleasant surprise.
    "Steel Rats Review"
    Reviewed By: Carless yen
    Developed By: Tate Multimedia
    Platforms: PC, Xbox, PS4

    Steel Rats is a pleasant surprise. Something a little different then the usual. It's like "Trials" meets "Inside" A platformer on bikes where you solve puzzlers, fight robots, while making crazy jumps and riding on walls. You fight tons of different type drones, and bosses while looking for secrets and collecting junk you can use to upgrade your characters. There are different characters to find, and they all have different skills and attacks. I loved the voice acting for all of them. Really good voice acting for a small Indie like this. Everything about it seems high quality for a small Marketplace title like this, The cut scenes are beautiful, the level design really high quality. So many positives I can say about this game. It really feels special, the only thing is the controls kind of ruin that, If the controls were more spot on, this game could have grabbed a 8.5 or maybe even a 9. The controls how ever are very frustrating. The game is challenging so when the bike does what it wants to some times it can ruin your game, and make you have to start the levels over. If you hang in there, and grind past these issues it is really worth it. I won't go into a ton of details, more can be seen in the video below.

    Pros: Beautiful Cut scenes and levels
    Cool idea and story
    Amazing Voice acting.
    Gnarly music and sounds
    Rad characters and enemies.

    Cons: Horrible controls at times

    Overall: 7.0 Clunky controls and bike acts on it's own at times, but if you can over look this there is a hidden gem to be found here. Some thing totally different then games your used to.
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