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5.7 / 10.0
Oct 4, 2017

Road Redemption's combat is a good but short-lived bit of manic fun, but it didn't offer enough to keep me engaged through the majority of the 13 hours I put into it, and I'm honestly not sure if that would change even with the addition of more to do.

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No Recommendation / Blank
Oct 4, 2017

A scrappy tribute to the long-lost Road Rash series whose raw spirit just about overcomes its shortcomings.

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5 / 10
Oct 10, 2017

A deeply flawed attempt to revive Road Rash, that gets the fighting right but crashes out when it comes to the racing and graphics.

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9 / 10.0
Oct 4, 2017

For as much as I loved Road Rash, it would be hard to go back to after playing Road Redemption. This feels like the worthy successor Road Rash has always deserved. It was a little gem of a series lost in time; the only thing missing is the corny FMV cutscenes.

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6 / 10
Nov 15, 2018

While Road Redemption does have its issues, it did more than enough to keep me playing. Following in the tracks of Road Rash, it nails that one more go feeling that you can lose so much time to. However, while the core gameplay is entertaining, the surrounding package could have been better with basic online and and a roguelite structure that some may find uninspired. Road Redemption is a mixed bag that is fun to play, but it could have been so much better.

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7 / 10.0
Oct 6, 2017

Road Redemption comes full of entertainment and is a great Road Rash successor thanks to a local multiplayer mode and an online mode that gives us hours and hours of fun, although its difficulty could be too hard for a lot of people.

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Charles Singletary Jr

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6 / 10
Nov 15, 2018

While Road Redemption is far from perfect, it taps the popular rogue-lite experience to create an enjoyable spiritual successor to Road Rash. It’s very rough around the edges, but the cost of entry is on the lower side of things. If you’re itching for that classic motorcycle brawler experience, it's more than worth the purchase.

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6 / 10.0
Nov 21, 2018

Road Redemption is a fun successor to the classic Road Rash, but its inclusion of a roguelike element simply leads to far too much repetition.

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Oct 6, 2017
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Jan 12, 2018

A simple yet surprisingly fun motorcycle racer

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6 / 10.0
Feb 7, 2019

Road Redemption isn’t what I hoped it would be, and that may not be entirely the game’s fault. Nostalgia can be a cruel mistress. However, the flaws on show here do prevent the game from standing up on its own, and although it can be fun and engaging sometimes, I would recommend waiting for a price drop before picking it up.

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62 / 100
Nov 24, 2018

It’s fun for awhile but the thrills soon peter out as the scope of combat feels so locked down and restrained compared to what you can do in other games. The inherent limitations of the overall game concept really stand out and the one trick pony nature of a Road Rash game just doesn’t fly today.

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5 / 10.0
Nov 15, 2018

Road Redemption delivers exactly what it promises – an accurate recreation of decades-old racing games that maybe weren't all that hot to begin with. If you legitimately love and have continued to play Road Rash all these years, by all means, give Road Redemption a shot. You'll probably enjoy it. If the 16-bit era was before your time, or you haven't touched Road Rash since you returned it to Blockbuster Video in 1993, be prepared for a bumpy ride.

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6 / 10
Nov 10, 2018

Road Redemption feels like a PS2 arcade racer, for better and for worse. The high speed violence is fun to play in the decent roguelite campaign, online, and single races, and a cheesy tone keeps it down to earth. Visually, it's a generation behind, the controls take some getting used to, and there are undeniable performance problems, but there's a certain boldness and "screw you" vibe that somehow overrides these issues. If you're looking for a straightforward game to let loose in, this is a deeply flawed yet surprisingly enjoyable biker brawler.

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7.5 / 10.0
Jan 8, 2019

Road Redemption is a surprisingly sincere and brutal love letter to the past and its inspirations. It may look like a junker if you glance at its battle-worn chassis, but underneath the fairing is the heart of a surprisingly addictive and fun road warrior game.

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7 / 10
Nov 28, 2018

Road Redemption is not the average racing game - by combining racing and action with a few RPG elements when it comes to progression, Road Redemption got its formula right when it comes to gameplay, aided by a very healthy lifespan that will keep players around it for a good amount of time.

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9 / 10.0
Nov 17, 2018

It’s a shame that there isn’t an online community for matches as this would have carried the experience that much farther. But as it stands, there’s enough here to warrant a purchase if you’re looking for an ass-kicking good time on the couch.

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6.5 / 10.0
Nov 12, 2018

While Road Redemption succeeds in a few ways, there are a lot of ways it doesn't excel. A repetitive campaign, lackluster online play, and difficult progression outweigh the simple quick play mode. Road Redemption may be fun for a short period of time, but it's not something I will find myself going back to play. It's not a bad game, it just doesn't stand out among the array of options available.

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8 / 10
Nov 12, 2018

When it all comes together, Road Redemption can offer some of the most thoroughly entertaining and over-the-top racing action you'll find on the Switch.

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8 / 10.0
Dec 21, 2018

Road Redemption is a spiritual successor of Road Rash, but it fights with it's own merit and proves it is still fun to play this type of arcade style game, even now in 2018.

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