R.I.P.D. The Game

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R.I.P.D. The Game
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Developer(s) Saber Interactive
Publisher(s) Atlus
Engine Saber3D Engine
Platform(s) Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3
Release
  • NA: July 17, 2013
  • EU: July 31, 2013
Genre(s) Third-person shooter
Mode(s) Cooperative, Multiplayer

R.I.P.D. The Game is a co-op third-person shooter video game developed by Saber Interactive and published by Atlus. It was released on July 17, 2013 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Windows. The game is primarily a survival mode, and is based on the film R.I.P.D.. The gameplay is derived from Old School Game's previous game, God Mode. Players in R.I.P.D. The Game are able to play as Roy Pulsipher or Nick Walker in a cooperative horde mode gametype against renegade ghosts also known as "deadoes", who stay on earth to avoid their fate in the afterlife. Matches are composed of five rounds with each round increasing in difficulty compared to the last.[1] Players are able to buy and upgrade weapons using in game currency. These weapons include a standard arsenal of shotguns, assault rifles, and references to the movie such as a banana or a hairdryer. Enemies can be defeated through in game firearms or by standing next to marked enemies in order to arrest them.

Plot[edit]

R.I.P.D. The Game summarizes the events of the movie, covering Nick Walker's death, to his arrival at the afterlife law enforcement agency, the R.I.P.D. The stylized comic also introduces Nick Walker's partner, Roy Pulsipher, an eighteenth-century law enforcer who also works for the R.I.P.D. The introductory comic also informs the player of motives of the monsters, referred to as "deadoes", and depicts them stealing gold artifacts but leaves their ulterior motives a mystery. However, this is the only cutscene, and the game immediately drops the player in a tutorial afterwards.[2]

Gameplay[edit]

R.I.P.D. The Game is a third-person shooter that has players gunning down monsters called "deadoes", in a horde mode with one other player cooperatively across online matchmaking. There are seven maps for the seven missions and a final boss at the end of each one.[3] At the end of each level, bounties are collected from surviving all five waves of enemies. The game also provides challenges for the player to complete to earn more points at the end of a match. One of the game's unique features is betting, which allows the player to bet in game currency on who will get the most points at the end of a match.[4] The player's main way of interacting with the world is through shooting or grenades to defeat enemies, however some enemies may be marked for arrest which is done by standing near the marked enemy for the specified time limit. At the end of each round, players may buy new weapons or upgrades for existing ones.[5] Achievements can be earned through in-game actions, which include references to the movie.[6]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
Publication Score
PC PS3 Xbox 360
EGM 3/10[7]
GameSpot 2.5/10[8]
IGN 4.5/10[9]
OXM (US) 4/10[10]
Aggregate score
Metacritic 26/100[11] 42/100[12]

R.I.P.D. The Game received negative reviews. The game holds an average of 42% and 26 on aggregate websites GameRankings and Metacritic.[13][14] The majority of complaints about R.I.P.D. The Game are its lack of story, repetitive mechanics, and its similarity to Old School Game's previous entry, God Mode.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "R.I.P.D. The Game Review". IGN. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "R.I.P.D. The Game Co-Op Review". Co-Optimus. Retrieved 12 November 2014. 
  3. ^ "R.I.P.D. The Game Review". GameSpot. GameSpot. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "R.I.P.D. The Game". Amazon.com. Retrieved 12 November 2014. 
  5. ^ "R.I.P.D. The Game Review PSN". Playstation Lifestyle. Retrieved 12 November 2014. 
  6. ^ "R.I.P.D. The Game Review PC". Worth Playing. Retrieved 12 November 2014. 
  7. ^ Harmon, Josh (2013-07-18). "R.I.P.D. The Game". egmnow.com. Retrieved 2013-07-27. 
  8. ^ Johnson, Leif (2013-07-23). "Game Review". Gamespot.com. Retrieved 2013-07-27. 
  9. ^ Sielaff, Matthew (2013-07-23). "Game Review". IGN.com. Retrieved 2013-07-27. 
  10. ^ Lewis, Cameron (2013-07-19). "R.I.P.D. The Game review". Oxmonline.com. Retrieved 2013-07-27. 
  11. ^ "R.I.P.D. The Game for PC Reviews". Metacritic.com. Retrieved 2013-07-27. 
  12. ^ "R.I.P.D. The Game for Xbox 360 Reviews". Metacritic.com. Retrieved 2013-07-27. 
  13. ^ "R.I.P.D. The Game for PC". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  14. ^ "R.I.P.D The Game for Xbox 360". GameRankings. GameRankings. Retrieved 27 October 2014.