Extreme sports games used to be a genre of games that were all the rage back in the late 90’s to early 2000’s. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater, Mat Hoffman BMX and Aggressive Inline to name a few, each having varying degrees of success. However, these games sort of died out, mostly due to over saturation of the market.
Rollerdrome is a roller coaster that goes up so that the tracks are finished just as you are about to go down it. It is one of those games that accompanies you through an incredible learning process. And just when you're ready for the best; just when you're ready to let yourself be embraced by him... it ends up leaving you wanting more.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
Part shooter, part skater, Rollerdrome masterfully strikes a delicate balance as a well-executed, original and fresh mash up.
It may not be always the most accessible game, but this game from Roll7 stands out visually and presents perfect challenges for gamers who love to hit high scores.
Review in Portuguese | Read full review
Rollerdrome certainly has its issues, but the overwhelmingly chaotic action is fun enough to compensate. I continually found myself dropping back into levels to try and chase higher scores and take out my foes with increasing style. There are elements that could have been fleshed out further, but considering the scope of the project, I'm impressed with the results.
While both the gunplay and the tricks might be a bit simplistic, Rollerdrome nonetheless combines them into a fantastic mix of action gameplay that can honestly be hard to pull away from.
Impressive efforts with a few noticeable problems holding them back. Won't astound everyone, but is worth your time and cash.
As a whole, I can’t stress enough how impressed I was with Rollerdrome. Roll7 perfectly picked up two completely different gameplay loops and mixed them together in a cohesive and addictive title with a shockingly intuitive control scheme. It’s fast-paced, it makes you feel cool as hell while playing it, and it’s ridiculously addictive. It’s one of the perfect examples of creativity still looming in today’s seemingly tired and creatively bankrupt industry.
A stylish, slick skater-shooter that'll give you a shot of adrenaline, Rollerdrome's sudden difficulty curve might put some players off, but it's rewarding if you stick with it.
This deadly discotheque of a game is an experience for sure.
Rollerdrome is a unique experience with beautiful art design and smooth gameplay that somehow manages to combine two very different genres and still entertain.
Review in Persian | Read full review
Rollerdrome is everything fans of extreme sports and violent action games could want. The action is frenetic, visually delightful and incredibly fun, and there are few things more satisfying than stringing together various tricks and pirouettes while taking out hostiles with shotguns aimed at your head. There are some problems that generate occasional moments of frustration, and some decisions that end up not making the most of the concept of this game. But nothing stops Rollerdrome from being an experience as captivating as it is stylish, which is a delight to watch and to play in equal measure.
Review in Portuguese | Read full review
A unique and challenging game that will keep you entertained long after the initial charm wears off.
"Rollerdrome" is an excellent game in a genre that is now almost completely extinct.
Review in German | Read full review
When everything comes together, Rollerdrome feels incredible, but too often, things get buried under the weight of its many systems. While even at its worst, there is definitely fun to be had here, this feels like an incredible concept for a game where the developers needed to spend a little more time workshopping what aspects of it were really needed. It’s still a good game, though, and the foundation is in place for a sequel to be truly incredible.
Rollerdrome's unexpected blend of skating and shooting is a joy to master, backed by an arresting art design, thumping soundtrack, and a surprisingly layered story.
So, anyway, yeah, Rollerdrome is Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater with a gun, but it’s also a commentary on the capacity of violent entertainment to dull our senses to the violence in our actual lives. Good luck remembering that when you’re chasing an S-rank score.
At its core, Rollerdrome threatens high-speed, adrenaline-pumping gameplay as you chase combos and high scores with fluid movement and tricking mechanics. It has a deceptively high amount of content hidden inside, with each of the four stages potentially taking a few hours to clear - multiple playthroughs of each level are definitely required.
If you ever loved Tony Hawks, Jet Set Radio, Max Payne or any/all of the above, you should definitely look into Rollerdrome. It’s a smart, well-designed, polished genre hybrid that genuinely does something a bit different while still giving you a game you’ll enjoy and be familiar with.