Review – RoboCop: Rogue City (PlayStation 5)

Indie Developer Teyon’s Love Letter to RoboCop

Hailing from Kraków, Poland is indie developer: Teyon, known for Terminator: Resistance, and their latest project: RoboCop: Rogue City. This game serves as a tribute to one of the best 80’s Sci-Fi movies ever made, RoboCop. While the gameplay might not introduce anything groundbreaking, it is clear that Teyon’s passion for the movies shines through. Developed in Unreal Engine 5 in collaboration with Metro Goldwyn-Mayer, RoboCop: Rogue City features an original storyline set between RoboCop 2 and 3. Released on 2nd November 2023 for Xbox Series S/X, Windows, and PlayStation 5, let’s dive into my experience with this game.

The Impact of 80’s Science Fiction Cinema

As a fan of 80’s cinema, I can’t help but admire the unique charm and influence of movies from that era. RoboCop, directed by Paul Verhoeven in 1987, stands out as a timeless Sci-Fi classic. It laid the foundation for the Cyberpunk genre, inspiring numerous IPs and setting a benchmark for dystopian sci-fi storytelling. The legacy of RoboCop resonates even today in movies and video games, showcasing a nostalgic glimpse into the societal issues of 1980s America.

A Faithful Adaptation to the Franchise

RoboCop: Rogue City successfully captures the essence of the movie franchise, offering a unique blend of first-person shooter, RPG, and police simulation elements. Players step into the iconic role of RoboCop, navigating through linear missions and open-ended map sections. The game provides different approaches to solving challenges, allowing players to shape their gameplay experience based on choices made throughout the game.

Serve the public trust: Rogue City is unapologetically RoboCop, showcasing the lengths that Teyon went to when it comes to being faithful to the movies.

Immersive Gameplay and Attention to Detail

One of the highlights of RoboCop: Rogue City is its attention to detail and accuracy in recreating the world of the franchise. From iconic locations to familiar characters, the game stays true to its roots. The combat mechanics, upgrades, and abilities all contribute to an immersive experience, making players feel like they are truly embodying the role of RoboCop.

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I’m here to kick ass and chew bubble gum: RoboCop: Rogue City pulls no punches in the gore department, offering a bloody, visceral spectacle that does the original movie the justice it deserves.

Technical Achievements and Visuals

Developed on Unreal Engine 5, RoboCop: Rogue City showcases the latest in gaming technology. With different performance modes available, players can tailor their experience to suit their preferences. The game’s visuals, coupled with the nostalgic soundtrack, further enhance the immersion into the world of RoboCop.

A PlayStation 5 review code was provided by Nacon.