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Rampage: Total Destruction review

Check your brain at the door and everything's just fine

For

  • Self-explanatory gaming
  • Some satisfying destruction
  • It's only 20 bucks

Against

  • Crap controls
  • Punch
  • punch
  • punch...
  • PS2 only supports two players

You're a pudgy, kinda-gargantuan monster that walks around city streets and slowly razes the bustling metropolis to the ground. There you go. Practically everyone on the planet knows what's going on with Rampage: Total Destruction before they even fire it up. With this in mind, there's definitely some guilty, people-munching fun to be had here - and for less than 20 bucks.

You begin with a handful of the towering beasts, but by tearing through locales like New York, London and San Francisco, more than 25 creatures can be unlocked. It really doesn%26rsquo;t matter if you're an oversized nautilus or an angry cyclops, as each monster handles about the same. Yeah, some may scale the buildings a little quicker, but it's more a matter of preference than anything else.

Total Destruction tries to make the mindless button mashing a little more interesting by giving you goals to accomplish in each wave of new buildings. Eat five bikers, learn a new move. Smash a few cable cars and now you can do a roar attack. Each monster can level up in this way, but again, it all amounts to pounding the square button.

The game's morbid sense of humor can add a little something to the mix, if you think violently shaking a bus to spill delicious people into your mouth is funny. It's also pretty cool when you bust down buildings like a kite store, and multicolored kites spray out like a broken artery.

More Info

GenreAction
DescriptionThe ultimate game for short attention spans, Rampage returns in Total Destruction. Smash, crush, destroy!
PlatformPS2, Wii, GameCube
US censor ratingRating Pending, Rating Pending, Rating Pending
UK censor rating, ,
Release date:24 April 2006 (US), (UK)
Available platforms:PS2
Genre:Action
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