Bad Rats

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Bad Rats: The Rats' Revenge
Bad Rats Logo.jpg
Developer(s) Invent4 Entertainment
Publisher(s) Invent4 Entertainment
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows
Release
  • WW: 20 July 2009
Genre(s) Puzzle
Mode(s) Single-player

Bad Rats: The Rats' Revenge is a puzzle video game developed and published by Invent4 Entertainment. It was released for Microsoft Windows on 20 July 2009. In May 2010, the game was acquired by Strategy First. A sequel, Bad Rats Show, was released exactly seven years later, on 20 July 2016.

Development[edit]

Game's developer Augusto Bulow said the game was intended to be humorous.[1]

Reception[edit]

The inventory in Bad Rats, located in front of the puzzle. It holds objects and rats available to use in the puzzle given

Bad Rats did not receive any critical reviews aggregated on Metacritic,[2] and, according to Kotaku, is a "putridly awkward", "nearly universally reviled" game.[3] However, its appearance on the Steam marketplace in 2009, at a time when that platform was relatively tightly curated for quality, caused it to stand out as an oddity. It attracted a community of followers still active in 2015, six years after its release.

Bad Rats received a majority of positive user reviews, possibly beginning the trend of users jokingly giving over-the-top positive reviews to bad games, and became a popular gift to troll other players with.[3] Rock, Paper, Shotgun described it as "the gaming equivalent of neckties with kooky prints or fart-scented soap".[4]

IGN expressed that it was an overall bad game.[5].

Sequel[edit]

A sequel, Bad Rats Show, was released on 20 July 2016.[4]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://steamed.kotaku.com/meet-the-proud-creator-of-the-worst-game-on-steam-1784147668
  2. ^ "Bad Rats: The Rats Revenge Critic Reviews for PC". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 24 July 2016.
  3. ^ a b Grayson, Nathan (20 May 2015). "Six Years Later, Bad Rats Is Still Known As Steam's Shittiest Game". Kotaku. Gawker Media. Retrieved 24 July 2016.
  4. ^ a b O'Connor, Alice (20 July 2016). "Send In The Clowns: Bad Rats 2 Released". Rock, Paper, Shotgun. Retrieved 24 July 2016.
  5. ^ https://www.ign.com/videos/2015/12/16/is-this-really-the-worst-game-on-steam