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Mixed or average reviews- based on 24 Ratings

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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: 6 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. Nov 13, 2018
    85
    Steel Rats is an awesome 2.5D platformer that makes great use of motorcycle based combat. The team of four bikers are badass and unique, prompting you to try them all out, and being able to switch between them on the fly keeps gameplay fresh.
  2. Nov 8, 2018
    80
    Steel Rats is a title that we want to promote, thanks to a successful hybridization of playing styles that are not too simple to match and an immediate, amusing and at the same time varied and satisfying play structure. The smudging of the title is mainly linked to an excessively minimal narrative segment and to a sometimes ineffective sense of progression. Nonetheless, these are rather marginal aspects in the calculation of such an immediate, frenetic and enjoyable experience.
  3. Nov 23, 2018
    75
    Steel Rats tries to combine so many seemingly incompatible elements both aesthetically and mechanically, that it actually shouldn’t work. But surprisingly, it does, and aside from the overleaden controls you’ll start to enjoy most of the elements that Tate Interactive integrated.
  4. Nov 9, 2018
    70
    I think I would have liked the game better if the characters were on foot or the bikes were less touchy. In the end, I give Street Rats some credit for its creativity because I haven’t seen a mashup of gameplay like this before. It’s fun and has a great sense of style that works with the world it’s trying to show off.
  5. Nov 11, 2018
    60
    There is something enjoyable in Steel Rats, but there is a lot it doesn't get quite right. Against the other games of the season, Steel Rats just can’t compete, nor can it live up to the game most people will associate it with.
  6. Nov 11, 2018
    60
    If Steel Rats does offer an unexpected gameplay and a tough challenge, this all comes at the expense of pure fun. Seen what's available on the indie scene at the moment, you can easily find a better use for your dough.
  7. Dec 11, 2018
    40
    While Steel Rats comes with elements that sound interesting on paper, the developer lacks the ability to combine them into a compelling package. It may be a game about an unconventional biker, but I would at least have wanted the developers to keep their hands on the handlebars to prevent this terrible mess.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Nov 12, 2018
    10
    This is a really nice game for a really reasonable price. Motorbikes, robots and survival struggles given in good style.
  2. Nov 7, 2018
    10
    Very nice game, with good performance. Nice levels but could be more intuitive and it could be more interacts with the player.
  3. Nov 8, 2018
    10
    Really good game with wonderful gameplay. It's something innovative and new. Very cool mixing platformer, bike and actions elements.Really good game with wonderful gameplay. It's something innovative and new. Very cool mixing platformer, bike and actions elements. Additionally there is a story behind it which adds depth to it. Art, locations and audio are simply beautiful. There are some minor issues and game can be improved but it's really enjoyable and relaxing experience. Expand
  4. Nov 12, 2018
    8
    Awesome game with cool world, music and motorbikes. Sometimes it's not easy and challenging, but still fun
  5. Nov 12, 2018
    8
    Actually it's a really fun game to play.
    You have to get used to the controls at first but then it's pure fun. Kinda hard from times to times
    Actually it's a really fun game to play.
    You have to get used to the controls at first but then it's pure fun. Kinda hard from times to times which I like.
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  6. Nov 27, 2018
    8
    Game is short, but fun. You need a moment to adjust the controls, but when you get it it's getting easier. A little balance problem - theGame is short, but fun. You need a moment to adjust the controls, but when you get it it's getting easier. A little balance problem - the ingame curency is way to easy to acquire, so you do not have any problem buying stuff. Expand
  7. Nov 13, 2018
    6
    When you will get used to the controls, you'll enjoy it more, for once, adding more challenges to a game that uses bikes feels natural,When you will get used to the controls, you'll enjoy it more, for once, adding more challenges to a game that uses bikes feels natural, making the game in 2.5D open new doors to new challenges for both, the gamer and developer.

    Sometimes the game feels unfair, very frustrating, and quite hard, it surpasses that with the checkpoint system, but sometimes, we felt it could be better. combat feels out of place, needs some improvement, but it's already a step toward something new.

    The controls are a part of the challenge, the faster you master them, the better it gets!
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