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R.I.P.D. The Game
Reviewed by
Cameron Grimes
on
R.I.P.D. The Game PC Review. Poor design choices and a lack of content result in R.I.P.D. the Game fitting the stereotype that movie tie-in video games arenít worth your time and money.
Rating:
1.5

Gameplay 4.0
Graphics 4.0
Sound 3.0
Value 3.0
Distirbutor: Atlas
Rating: M15+
Review Date: July 2013
Reviewer:
Cameron Grimes

3.0


R.I.P.D. The Game
Available on PC (Reviewed), PS3 & XBox 360

Movies and their tie-in video game counterparts have never had a steady relationship; itís all about the promoting of a film which leads to the video games becoming rushed and unloved products. Rest in Peace Department: the Game is sadly a perfect example of this. While I cannot comment on the quality of the movie itself (as I have not seen it), I can certainly comment on the game, although I wish I didnít have to. 

Donít expect a quality campaign or story mode when you boot up R.I.P.D. the Game, because there literally isnít one. What you get for your $10 is essentially an uninspired co-op hoard mode, where the aim is to fight off constant waves of ďdeadiesĒ until you and your partner either complete set challenges or run out of lives. 

The gameís visuals arenít the worst on the market but theyíre certainly safe and dull to look at. Character models of Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges are a nice touch, but thereís little to no voice acting so the potential to make these characters likeable is wasted. Enemies all look the same except for some special ones with different abilities and the overall animation quality is nothing short of stiff and lazy. 

As you progress through the levels you unlock different abilities depending on the amount of enemies you kill, which can be used at any time to assist you in completing challenges. The problem is the game does a poor job of explaining what they are, leaving it up to the player to try each ability to see if itís worth it rather than knowing what to save experience for. 

Poor design choices and a lack of content result in R.I.P.D. the Game fitting the stereotype that movie tie-in video games arenít worth your time and money. While thereís some cool looking weapons (such as a banana) to unlock as a reward for continuous play, after playing for a few hours nothing really seems worth the trouble.

 






 
 



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