Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
2015 Tribeca Film Festival Line-Up Announced: James Franco’s ‘Adderall Diaries,’ Olivia Wilde In ‘Meadowland’ & More 2015 Tribeca Film Festival Line-Up Announced: James Franco’s ‘Adderall Diaries,’ Olivia Wilde In ‘Meadowland’ & More First Look: Joseph Gordon-Levitt As Edward Snowden In Oliver Stone's 'Snowden' First Look: Joseph Gordon-Levitt As Edward Snowden In Oliver Stone's 'Snowden' Drew Goddard To Write And Direct Sony & Marvel's 'The Spectacular Spider-Man'; 'Sinister Six' Scrapped Drew Goddard To Write And Direct Sony & Marvel's 'The Spectacular Spider-Man'; 'Sinister Six' Scrapped Premature Oscar Predictions: The 2016 Best Picture Contenders Premature Oscar Predictions: The 2016 Best Picture Contenders Watch: Original Short Film Version Of 'Whiplash' Starring Oscar Winner J.K. Simmons Watch: Original Short Film Version Of 'Whiplash' Starring Oscar Winner J.K. Simmons Watch: Nifty Video Examines David Fincher’s Subtle Repetition Of Framing And Blocking In 'Gone Girl' Watch: Nifty Video Examines David Fincher’s Subtle Repetition Of Framing And Blocking In 'Gone Girl' Sigourney Weaver Says She'll Be Playing A New Character In The 'Avatar' Sequels Sigourney Weaver Says She'll Be Playing A New Character In The 'Avatar' Sequels Margot Robbie Says 'Suicide Squad' Is More 'The Dark Knight' Than 'Avengers'; David Ayer Says Joker Is "Majestic" Margot Robbie Says 'Suicide Squad' Is More 'The Dark Knight' Than 'Avengers'; David Ayer Says Joker Is "Majestic" Kristen Stewart Joins Kelly Reichardt’s Untitled Montana Drama With Michelle Williams & More Kristen Stewart Joins Kelly Reichardt’s Untitled Montana Drama With Michelle Williams & More Watch: Paul Thomas Anderson's Sophomore Short 'Cigarettes & Coffee' Watch: Paul Thomas Anderson's Sophomore Short 'Cigarettes & Coffee' Another Oscar? First Look At Eddie Redmayne In Tom Hooper's 'The Danish Girl' Another Oscar? First Look At Eddie Redmayne In Tom Hooper's 'The Danish Girl' 'Prisoners' & 'Enemy' Director Denis Villeneuve To Helm 'Blade Runner' Sequel, Harrison Ford Confirmed To Return 'Prisoners' & 'Enemy' Director Denis Villeneuve To Helm 'Blade Runner' Sequel, Harrison Ford Confirmed To Return The 50 Best Films Of The Decade So Far The 50 Best Films Of The Decade So Far "I F*cked It Up": Neill Blomkamp Says He Wants To Go Back To 'Elysium' And "Do It Correctly" "I F*cked It Up": Neill Blomkamp Says He Wants To Go Back To 'Elysium' And "Do It Correctly" New Looks At Daniel Craig, Dave Bautista, And Lea Seydoux In 'Spectre' New Looks At Daniel Craig, Dave Bautista, And Lea Seydoux In 'Spectre' The 25 Best Films Of 2015 We've Already Seen The 25 Best Films Of 2015 We've Already Seen Best Of 2014: The 15 Best Movie Soundtracks Of 2014 Best Of 2014: The 15 Best Movie Soundtracks Of 2014 The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki

Watch: A Videogame Was Made Based On The First Three 'Rambo' Movies, It Unfortunately Looks Like This

The Playlist By Jason McDonald | The Playlist July 12, 2013 at 12:58PM

The idea of a "Rambo" video game doesn’t sound too terrible. In fact there have been a couple in the past that weren’t outright god-awful. With the influx of popular of shooters like “Call of Duty” over the years, it’s a shock that a game publisher hasn’t made an earnest attempt to bring the classic Sylvester Stallone series to modern game consoles. Well now that’s about to change, but the results are a little questionable.
4
Rambo Videogame (skip crop)

The idea of a "Rambo" video game doesn’t sound too terrible. In fact there have been a couple in the past that weren’t outright god-awful. With the influx of popular of shooters like “Call of Duty” over the years, it’s a shock that a game publisher hasn’t made an earnest attempt to bring the classic Sylvester Stallone series to modern game consoles. Well now that’s about to change, but the results are a little questionable.

UK publisher Reef Entertainment has undertaken the challenge to bring the first three “Rambo” films to PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. That means you’ll get the opportunity to kill Americans, Afghan soldiers, and the Viet Cong all in one game. Okay, it sounds a little deranged when you put it that way. Assuming the game follows the story of the movies to the letter, it should prove to be an entertaining experience. That is, of course, if the game plays well...  

...but if the trailer below is any indication, players are in for an incredibly generic experience. From the basic looking shooter mechanics to the dull and lifeless graphics -- it kind of looks PS2 at best -- the game seems to be excelling in mediocrity. In short, it looks like every other dull POV shooter you've played since you first put a controller in your hand. It's perhaps another cautionary tale of videogames based on movies (a category littered with terrible, terrible efforts and very few successes) but you can find out for yourself (if you dare) when the game hits store shelves this winter. [MTV]

This article is related to: Rambo 5


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


Check out Indiewire on LockerDome on LockerDome

E-Mail Updates