Percentile Rank

Rad is ranked in the 63rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 42 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

75

Top Critic Average

54%

Critics Recommend

Based on 42 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Unscored
Unscored
Aug 20, 2019

RAD is a good time, and it overcame a lot of my initial reservations. I just wish it wasn’t so built on chance, and the all-too-1980s misery of playing through the same parts dozens of times to get to the bits I want.

Read full review

Scored Reviews

CGMagazine
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Aug 15, 2019

RAD is a gorgeous and addictive entry into the Roguelite genre with creative powerups and a groovy soundtrack

Read full review

We Got This Covered
Aug 21, 2019

Rad delivers a superbly addictive and frequently harsh roguelike experience that stands among the best of them, though you'll sometimes curse the game's randomness for ruining your run.

Read full review

COGconnected
88 / 100
88 / 100
Aug 15, 2019

RAD is a fun, weird, rogue-like game that is incredibly approachable for all players. Whether you love the challenge of sudden death or you just want to branch out, Double Fine has made a game that caters to both sides and has fun doing it.

Read full review

DualShockers
8 / 10.0
DualShockers
David Gill

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Aug 15, 2019

Double Fine's latest title, RAD, provides a unique, imaginative take on the roguelike genre that can't be missed.

Read full review

NoobFeed
80 / 100
80 / 100
Aug 22, 2019

RAD is a tough post-post-apocalyptic adventure that has players relying not only on skill to survive the mutated hordes but luck as well. With each new run offering randomized powerups and maps that constantly challenges the player. Adding to the difficulty is the rarity of health and making purchasable resources expensive. Despite this RAD's addicting gameplay quickly takes over. And once you get into the flow of RAD's rhythm of death and renewal you'll keep coming back for more.

Read full review

Destructoid
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Aug 15, 2019

I've had a lot of fun with RAD, even though I can tell I've really only scratched the surface. Trying to work with suboptimal body modifications is pretty funny in and of itself, and discovering new mutations and lore has been intriguing. I don't think any studio other than Double Fine could have made the post-apocalypse this entertaining.

Read full review

Push Square
8 / 10
8 / 10
Aug 15, 2019

Overall, RAD is a great time. A simplistic roguelike with a humble, yet ingenious mechanic.

Read full review

WellPlayed
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Aug 15, 2019

It's a little light on features, but RAD's world still has depth and a wicked-enough core gameplay loop that I can't stop coming back for more

Read full review

GameSpew
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Aug 15, 2019

Daily challenges and leaderboards add another element to the game if you’re into chasing high scores, but for me the real draw is just seeing how far I can get.

Read full review

PlayStation Universe
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Aug 15, 2019

Beautiful, bold and a lot of fun. RAD is a great game and a great roguelike.

Read full review

Screen Rant
Aug 15, 2019

A permadeath game with tangible progression, delightful characters and dialogue, and satisfying combat, RAD is yet another win for Double Fine.

Read full review

Shacknews
8 / 10
8 / 10
Aug 15, 2019

Roguelikes don't get much more bodacious than RAD. If you take a trip into the Fallow, good luck making it out. You're going to need it.

Read full review

PlayStation LifeStyle
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Aug 19, 2019

I definitely plan to keep playing and think most roguelike fans would be similarly swayed, happily positioning RAD as their latest timesink

Read full review

Attack of the Fanboy
Aug 15, 2019

Rad is about what you expect from the modern rogue-like game in terms of features and structure.  If you dig the 80's aesthetic, or rogue-likes in general, there's a game that you can sink many hours into here.

Read full review

God is a Geek
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Aug 16, 2019

Rad is a great roguelike that constantly evolves to give you plenty of options the more you play, with unique mutations and a different world to explore on each playthrough.

Read full review

IGN Spain
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Aug 16, 2019

Double Fine has done it again. They've chosen a crowded genre like de roguelike games and gave it a spin to offer something new and interesting with RAD. It's a shame it fall too short on contents despite its good manners.

Review in Spanish | Read full review

IGN Italy
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Aug 16, 2019

RAD conquered us with its mix of hack's slash, rogue-like and charming post-apocalyptic world... and fans of the 80s will appreciate it even more.

Review in Italian | Read full review

Metro GameCentral
8 / 10
8 / 10
Aug 16, 2019

One of the best roguelikes for a long time, whose randomised abilities work perfectly to add variety and unpredictability to its tale of an 80s style post-apocalypse.

Read full review

GameSkinny
Aug 15, 2019

RAD is a roguelike that presents a world worth fighting for.

Read full review

New Game Network
78 / 100
78 / 100
Aug 23, 2019

With the vast array of wacky mutations and other random elements, you can milk a whole lot of enjoyment out of this $20 adventure. Roguelike aficionados and retro gamers alike should definitely give RAD a look.

Read full review

Bazimag
7.7 / 10.0
7.7 / 10.0
Aug 19, 2019

RAD is a totally generic Rogue-like but it is combined with the charm we always expect from Double Fine Productions games and that charm has made all the difference. It is a title that looks easy and is actually easy to learn but it is totally challenging to master.

Review in Persian | Read full review

IGN
7.6 / 10.0
7.6 / 10.0
Aug 17, 2019

RAD is deeper and more challenging than it looks, making it a super fun post-apocalyptic adventure that's always fresh.

Read full review

GameCrate
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Aug 15, 2019

RAD was a fun experience and one that I'll likely revisit in the future. However, it's pacing made it difficult to play for long periods of time. It's a decent distraction but it just doesn't hold up as a game you might want to binge all the way through. Luckily, the rogue-lite formula fits perfectly into small distractions like this.

Read full review

The Games Machine
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Aug 19, 2019

A nice roguelike by Double Fine Productions, even if it's a bit shallow.

Review in Italian | Read full review

Cultured Vultures
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Aug 19, 2019

RAD is a madcap rogue-like from the twisted minds over at Double Fine that more than lives up to its name.

Read full review

Game Informer
7.3 / 10.0
7.3 / 10.0
Aug 16, 2019

Frustrations related to random abilities and level layout can be annoying, but the overall aesthetic is inviting. Successfully completing a run is always an exciting achievement

Read full review

Video Chums
7.2 / 10.0
7.2 / 10.0
Aug 15, 2019

RAD is the sort of roguelike that's enjoyable once everything starts to click but after that, repetition and frustration unfortunately rear their ugly mutated heads.

Read full review

Xbox Achievements
70%
70%
Aug 19, 2019

A fairly unique 3D roguelike, RAD is colourful, wilfully silly, devilishly difficult, and imbued with 1980s style. This is pure Double Fine, but will have limited appeal for some.

Read full review

3DNews
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Aug 24, 2019

A very fun rogue-like game with some balancing issues that is very entertaining despite its issues.

Review in Russian | Read full review

Twinfinite
3.5 / 5.0
3.5 / 5.0
Aug 19, 2019

It’s the kind of game that, if players are willing to look past its rougher edges, can provide hours of entertainment, and give them an experience both familiar and entirely off the beaten path.

Read full review

Just Push Start
3.5 / 5.0
3.5 / 5.0
Aug 16, 2019

Given most powers seemed more like a hinderance than an advantage, it lacks the same making due with what you got element, if only for the fact anyone who can make some of these worthless skills work are the same people who can beat the game without the worthless skill to begin with. For some this might be great and it’s perfectly fine if you enjoy it, I just think RAD is one balance patch away from being a solid experience.

Read full review

Digitally Downloaded
Aug 19, 2019

I question just how many 30-somethings are out there looking for a new time-draining roguelike to play, but regardless of just how niche RAD's audience turns out to be, I'm very glad that Double Fine gave it a crack.

Read full review

The Digital Fix
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Aug 21, 2019

RAD's mix of randomized abilities, enemy variation and busy landscapes make for a middling rogue-like. These elements combined with difficulty that's too often mitigated with ranged attacks keep RAD from being truly radical, but there's definitely fun to be had.

Read full review

GotGame
7 / 10
7 / 10
Aug 16, 2019

RAD is only kind of rad, not super rad...That being said, the art is very enjoyable, providing a visual treat throughout each run.

Read full review

Game Revolution
Aug 15, 2019

Taken as a whole, Rad does more right than it does wrong.

Read full review

TechRaptor
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Aug 15, 2019

RAD has that unique Double Fine touch. While combat wavers between difficult and unsatisfying, mutations and exploration create that "one more run" magic. It's a solid experience that will satisfy any post-apocalyptic enthusiast.

Read full review

Everyeye.it
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Aug 20, 2019

[Rad] pays homage to the 80s from a visual, musical and "spiritual" point of view with great success

Review in Italian | Read full review

Press Start
7 / 10
7 / 10
Aug 16, 2019

RAD is a great little roguelike that differentiates itself from others with its unique setting and visual appeal. It's really what you'd expect from a roguelike in terms of gameplay (and is solid in that regard), but everything it does to differentiate itself is largely superficial.

Read full review

PC Gamer
62 / 100
PC Gamer

Top Critic

62 / 100
Aug 22, 2019

All the synths and mohawks in the world can't elevate this serviceable-at-best roguelike.

Read full review

GameSpot
6 / 10
6 / 10
Aug 16, 2019

Double Fine's take on the post-post-apocalypse has a good couple of heads on its shoulders, but it's not quite the warrior of the wasteland it could be.

Read full review

Slant Magazine
Aug 15, 2019

The more often you get stuck with the same items and abilities, the more redundant and shallow the game feels.

Read full review