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6.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 24 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 24
  2. Negative: 5 out of 24

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  1. 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.
  2. Nov 8, 2018
    10
    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.
  3. 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 which I like.
  4. Nov 12, 2018
    10
    This is a really nice game for a really reasonable price. Motorbikes, robots and survival struggles given in good style.
  5. Nov 14, 2018
    9
    As a fan of Trials games, I really enjoy this take on motorbike physics VS combat styles. Being able to cut trough a bunch of junkbots and driving upside down is a trill ! I just would like to have more variation in the choice of skins. Besides some small bugs the game is really enjoyable and challenging!
  6. Nov 12, 2018
    8
    Awesome game with cool world, music and motorbikes. Sometimes it's not easy and challenging, but still fun
  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, 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.
    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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  8. 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 - the ingame curency is way to easy to acquire, so you do not have any problem buying stuff.
  9. Nov 12, 2018
    10
    A perfect game made by the Polish Team so that the next games will give a lot of nice gameplay.
  10. Nov 8, 2018
    9
    It’s important to note that, contrary to my initial expectations, this is not a racing game. Neither was it inspired by Biker Mice from Mars, apparently, which was also what I expected after seeing the title and learning that it was some sort of a motorcycle game. It’s actually much closer to an action platformer, where a motorcycle is just your means of moving around. You ride acrossIt’s important to note that, contrary to my initial expectations, this is not a racing game. Neither was it inspired by Biker Mice from Mars, apparently, which was also what I expected after seeing the title and learning that it was some sort of a motorcycle game. It’s actually much closer to an action platformer, where a motorcycle is just your means of moving around. You ride across side-scrolling levels rendered in full 3D, but with the gameplay restricted to a 2D plane -- with just a bit of space to move towards and away from the camera (which sort of allows you to “switch lanes”, e.g. you can pass next to a ramp located more towards the background of the given location, make a sharp U-turn and enter the ramp). Expand
  11. 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 easy going, simple arcade game.
  12. 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 simpler in the gameplay way. But it's fun!
Metascore
67

Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. Dec 11, 2018
    55
    Tate Multimedia tried to pack too much into Steel Rats for all of its parts to work together in a fun and cohesive way. It can be done, as proven by roguelike rhythm game Crypt of the Necrodancer, which stuck to the core elements of each genre. Frequently in Steel Rats, the solution is to use one tactic and move on, or skip it entirely rather than fumbling through the different genres. When this kind of gameplay meets the unassuming visuals and banal audio, the title becomes lackluster.
  2. 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.
  3. Dec 2, 2018
    70
    Mixing Sonic-style platforming with Trials-esque, inertia-driven gameplay, Steel Rats is a bold and often fun concept, but some awkward level design holds it back from matching the quality of its inspiration.