Percentile Rank

Rad Rodgers is ranked in the 25th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 30 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

64

Top Critic Average

20%

Critics Recommend

Based on 30 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

GameOctane
A-
A-
Mar 19, 2018

Overall Rad Rodgers offers a solid platform game that I think all or most gamers will love to appreciate, especially those still living for that 90's nostalgic feel. The replay value is pretty solid with the ability to go back and replay levels to find all the secret rooms, bad guys, and collectibles.

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Scored Reviews

Pixelophobia
8.2 / 10.0
8.2 / 10.0
Mar 25, 2018

Rad Rodgers seems to be a good combination of platformer and shooter. Unfortunately it lacks challenging levels and double jump, and hats are present, but of no consequence. It's worth to hunt for retail version of the game. It will be a gem.

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Gamefa
8.2 / 10.0
8.2 / 10.0
May 19, 2019

Rad Rodgers is a nostalgic and beautifully crafted action-platforming game. It is exactly what we need in a world filled with more and more copies of the same games. A game that is original yet rooted in the past and the classics. Rad Rodgers is a game that has something for every gamers to play, enjoy and have fun with it. A nice mixture of action and platforming challenges.

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VGProfessional
8.1 / 10.0
8.1 / 10.0
Mar 1, 2018

All in all, Rad Rodgers is one solid platformer from Slipgate Studios. Sure it's not reinventing anything major in the genre, but knows how to merge the best in platforming games from our past and give it a modern approach.

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GamePitt
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Feb 20, 2018

Rad Rodgers is a decent 2.5D platformer which brings together various aspects of all the old 2D platformers we love and slapped on a modern look. The writing is funny, the story is entertaining and the references thrown in here are sure to make everyone who gets them smile.

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Video Chums
7.7 / 10.0
7.7 / 10.0
Mar 8, 2018

There's a lot to like about Rad Rodgers as it's a well-made platforming shooter fueled by '90s nostalgia.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Feb 20, 2018

It's genuinely difficult to not be charmed by the foul-mouthed shenanigans of Rad Rodgers. The game somehow manages to morph extremely dated design ideals into a form that is palatable to the modern console crowd. If you can get past the constant barrage of unnecessary vulgarity, you will find the muted luster of something special hiding beneath. Here's to hoping that Slipgate Studios gets the opprotunity to make something a bit more substantial the next time around.

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IGN Spain
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jan 30, 2018

Fun & classic, Rad Rodgers strickes back with the same and interesting platforming videogame and several addings that make him a great product for almost all audiences in console. A good product, perfect for nostalgic-platforming addicts

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PSX Brasil
70 / 100
70 / 100
Apr 3, 2018

Rad Rodgers is a simple platform and action game that aims to please those who miss the 90s. It has simple mechanics and non-linear stages. The biggest problems is the layout of the stages, that can confuse the player at certain points. In addition, the enemies and weapons are repetitive.

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IGN Middle East
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Feb 19, 2018

Rad Rodgers offers a great artistic concept in the design of the stages and collectibles it offers, not to mention the presence of two comedians that make the trip more exciting and the world of the 2.5D is designed perfectly and takes advantage of the most prominent elements of this classic games, but on the other hand, the game suffers from Lack of challenges, puzzles, limited artificial intelligence, and only 4 kinds of enemies, plus the Pixelverse puzzles that are of no use at all.

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GaminGuardian
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Mar 5, 2018

The game has several failures, some quite serious, but it's a game that focused on having fun, and after all it succeeds in it.

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NEOsite
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Feb 25, 2018

Rad Rodgers: World One could be a much better title, if the developer would not waste the potential. It's not bad, though.

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SquareXO
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Feb 25, 2019

If you like 90’s platformers, crude humour and don’t mind something that’s a bit rough around the edges then you will like this title. If your looking for a tight, polished platformer then look elsewhere, this is not your game.

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Shacknews
7 / 10
7 / 10
Mar 4, 2018

Rad Rodgers is a familiar yet satisfying platformer that doesn't always hit all the high notes, but it does so often enough to feel like a hit for anyone looking for a reminder of the way things were when it comes to these kinds of games.

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TheXboxHub
Mar 23, 2018

At the end of the day, if you were one of those who loved gaming back in the day, then you’ll enjoy what Rad Rodgers brings. It’s not the best platformer out there, but it’s still fun and will let you kick back with a huge smile on your face. Unfortunately you may begin to find that grin slowly turning to a grimace as the confusion and lack of direction in the latter levels takes hold.

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Areajugones
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Feb 27, 2018

Rad Rodgers is a game with its ups and downs. It is entertaining, even though it does not take too much time to beat.

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Cubed3
7 / 10
Kevin Tsai

Top Critic

7 / 10
Mar 21, 2018

Rad Rodgers is a love letter to games from an older time, and manages to succeed in delivering a violent and satisfying 2D shooting experience. Unfortunately, unpolished platforming and a short length keep it from being a must play, especially considering the plethora of alternatives out there. The humour may not be for everybody, but for gamers looking for a blast from the past, Rad Rodgers is a rollicking and violent nostalgia trip to a simpler time.

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Everyeye.it
6.6 / 10.0
6.6 / 10.0
Dec 12, 2016

The restless Rad and foul-mouthed Dusty debut on PC with the first episode of a new series. Their adventure is a classic run'n'gun, like the ones we used to play in the '90s. It puts on the plate six levels and an awful boss-fight, mixing platforming and shooting in a very trivial way.

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ZTGD
6.5 / 10.0
Ken McKown

Top Critic

6.5 / 10.0
Mar 6, 2018

Rad Rodgers struggles to find its groove through most of the game, but it does spark that nostalgia I grew up with. I wanted to love it more than I did, but never actually hated playing the game. There are bright spots when the design or poor writing isn't dragging it down.

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Impulsegamer
3 / 5.0
3 / 5.0
Mar 6, 2018

Rad Rodgers is a competent 90's run-and-gun platformer revival, despite some frustrating gameplay elements.

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Digitally Downloaded
Digitally Downloaded

Top Critic

Mar 7, 2018

Rad Rodgers is still a reasonably fun experience with decent platforming, highly detailed environments and a funky soundtrack. The game despite the obvious padding is a great length for both casual gameplay and for someone who wants to finish it in one sitting. The misfiring humour and weak standard of the environments however make for a poor narrative, and generally, an experience that isn't particularly memorable.

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WellPlayed
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Mar 14, 2018

Kirby is back in a new platforming adventure and this time he’s bringing some friends aUp in the air, where the eagles fly, there exist excellent 2D platformers that pay tribute to older games while still retaining their own identity. Rad Rodgers came so close to soaring alongside them, but its wings melted a bit, so it has to glide for a bit and look down at the scattered bodies of Kickstarter nostalgiabait…and their own wings. Their very crappy wingslong for the trip

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TheSixthAxis
6 / 10
6 / 10
Mar 14, 2018

The crucial factor to take into account here is the sense of humour. Do you like silly, immature humour that has no respect for the fourth wall? If you don't, the gameplay probably isn't strong enough to maintain your interest, particularly in a crowded genre. If you do however, the gameplay is strong enough to maintain your interest for the length of the game, slightly short though it may be.

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God is a Geek
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Mar 18, 2018

Rad Rodgers is too self aware, and falls short on many levels.

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GameSpew
50%
50%
Mar 2, 2018

Despite my love of the 90s and all its radicalness, I won't be eagerly returning to this one, no matter how rad it may seem.

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Push Square
5 / 10
5 / 10
Feb 27, 2018

Rad Rodgers struggles to find its difficulty sweet spot. Spending far too much time being either too easy or frustratingly hard, the inconsistent pacing means that neither those looking for a fun romp nor a hard as nails platformer will leave satisfied. While the gameplay at its core is decent and the design of each stage provides an enjoyable variety of challenges, the crass outdated humour and the radically varying difficulty mean that Rad Rodgers falls way short of being an excellent adventure.

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Pure Playstation
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Feb 19, 2018

Rad Rodgers is a retro platformer inspired by Jazz Jackrabbit, Commander Keen, and Conker. With his potty mouth console, Dusty, Rad must save First World and restore the Elder Tree. The levels are filled with collectibles and hidden areas, and the visuals and music combine into a game that was created with a lot of love for its inspiration. Unfortunately, this is completely undone by a game-stopping bug in level seven, which I hope will be patched quickly. If it is, the game is good, but for now, I cannot recommend a game that cannot be finished.

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GameMAG
5 / 10
GameMAG

Top Critic

5 / 10
Mar 8, 2018

Rad Rodgers has a nice graphics and animation, but suffers from too simple mechanics, strange game design choices at some points, messy camera and unremarkable bosses.

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FingerGuns
4 / 10
4 / 10
Mar 5, 2018

Rad Rodgers might take its inspirations from the Apogee masterworks of the 90’s but it needed more modern day thinking to avoid mediocrity.

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Destructoid
3.5 / 10.0
3.5 / 10.0
Feb 25, 2018

The foundation for something better is still here, but Slipgate Studios has reworked Rad into something that isn't worth spending your cash on.

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