The game was released on November 2 by a Polish developer studio Teyon, whose previous productions are worth noting mainly two other games, which were modeled after the big action films of the 80s. Specifically, Rambo: The Video Game from 2014 and Terminator: Resistance from 2019 (the Annihilation Line content expansion was released for it in December 2021). Robocop: Rogue City is an FPS shooter that uses Unreal Engine 5, thanks to which it offers advanced graphics processing. He also tries very hard to stick to his film templates:
Additionally, there was a playable demo available on Steam for a limited time prior to release, so you could try the game in advance (it’s no longer available now, but you can check out his gameplay footage). The PC version now has an average rating on Metacritic 76 from 14 reviews. A summary of some of them:
RoboCop: Rogue City excels as an action game with light RPG elements and delivers many hours of high-quality action.
An impressive effort with a few noticeable issues holding it back. It won’t wow everyone, but it’s worth your time and money.
The love for the source material really shows, and it’s evident that Teyon understands what fans want from a RoboCop title… The game does come a little too heavily into the fan service at times, which is excusable, but still a gripe.
RoboCop: Rogue City is a game filled with love and appreciation for the source material, made by RoboCop fans for RoboCop fans. But frustrating late-game combat and clumsily resolved stories raise questions about whether it’s for everyone else, too.
Robocop: Rogue City’s fantastic shootouts are hampered by boring storytelling and bloated pacing.
“Dead or alive, you’re coming with me”
RoboCop: Rogue City is available for PC (Steam, Epic), PS5 and Xbox Series X|S. It’s on Steam now €49.99or you can buy the “RoboCop: Rogue City Alex Murphy Edition” version for EUR 59.99, which additionally includes the following (all can be purchased separately later):
- OCP Shotgun
- The damaged armor RoboCop skin from the first RoboCop movie
- Skin of the prototype version of the Auto-9 weapon
- Early access to the game 48 hours before release (this is irrelevant now)
- A digital version of the artbook that contains 100 pages of images and comments from the developers
Furthermore, the Vanguard Pack DLC can be purchased for EUR 4.99, but it only contains the blue armor skin from the movie RoboCop 2 and the pitch black Auto-9 weapon skin (both were a bonus for subscribers).
– RoboCop: Rogue City screenshots, click to enlarge –
I have to say for myself that I have a soft spot for iconic action movies from the 80s, so I was intrigued by this :-).