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Developer: Tate Multimedia
Content Rating: Teen
Become one of the Steel Rats, and 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. Steel Rats blends genres like no other game, infusing 2.5D stunt bike racing action with precise platforming and intense vehicle combat. Your motorcycle is your weapon in the fight against an invading horde of alien Junkbots. Combine up-close melee combat with deadly accurate shooting using a ludicrous vehicular arsenal that includes wheel-mounted saw blades, harpoon guns and flame spewing exhausts. Start your engine and master the realistic physics-based controls of your bike to perform stunts and skillfully destroy Junkbots. The more creative the destruction, the better! Ride up walls, perform a backflip off the side of buildings and unleash havoc mid-air while riding upside down. Discover the secrets of Coastal City and reveal the mystery of the Junkbot invasion.
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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.
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.”
The thoughtful and atmospheric world really does the job in Steel Rats, meaning that even after finishing you want to traverse it again. Not only to break the records set by friends but above all to feel the wind in your hair once again. It's just a shame that the moment-to-moment gameplay left something to be desired at times, with the action getting frustrating more often than it should have done.