Reviews for Redneck Racers
An impressively bad gameLocke | June 12, 2014 | See all Locke's reviews »
Review originally posted on Steam.
I am fairly certain this is the worst game I have ever played. Often even bad games may be worth a low price, but this game is not worth a single penny or moment of your time. It fails on every level, from technical issues to braindead gameplay. Avoid at all costs.
Let's start at the beginning, the launcher. The highest the resolution can go is 720p. This can be forgiven if the game is good enough or it's heavily dependent on 2D art (such as visual novels), but no such excuses exist for this game. And as far as I can tell no option for a windowed mode either, so I hope you like stretching. And even with all the options maxed out here the screenshots do not begin to describe how terrible this game looks in motion.
Moving onto the game itself, the UI is hideous and clunky. Once you've managed to get past that, you are stuck with the longest loading screen I can recall in anything short of a Source game in many years (and the art you're stuck looking at doesn't help pass the time). Then you are in the "game." Unlike virtually every other single racing game from a behind-the-car perspective, you control both movement and acceleration with the left stick of your controller. I suspect this was done to lazily match the keyboard control scheme, rather than taking consideration for what plays well (a concern you will see equally ignored throughout the rest of the game). The driving itself is incredibly lifeless, from the physics to the track design. Other tractors will come towards you and slow you down if you hit them. You get points for doing so, but it doesn't seem worth it considering how much they get in your way. If only you could plow through them and watch tractor and driver alike careen through the air, perhaps that would have been one sole redeeming factor for this game. There are also anti-power-ups (why would you do this?) in abundance in this game. That floating thing in the middle of the road that looks like it'll be fun? It apparently makes you so drunk your controls lock up for around 15 seconds, leaving you with nothing to do as you stare at a wall. Between the time it took to figure out the travesty of the controls and discovering which of the power-ups actually help you (only one), I failed the mission. Blissfully though, the game gives you the option to quit to desktop right then and there. That is the best design choice the developers made in this whole trainwreck of a game.
In short, do not buy this game. Do not even redeem the key if you buy it from a bundle, like I did, hoping for a quick joyride. Do not let this game anywhere near your computer. It is, frankly, less playable than Bad Rats. If you do end up with a key, give it to someone you don't like or something. Maybe prank a friend with it. Do not play it.
Gets better laters on..psychicparrot | Oct. 8, 2013 | See all psychicparrot's reviews »
I didn't like this at all, at first. I gave it 36.. which I now think was a bit unfair. I find that after playing it for a while, it gets better .. it's actually quite fun. Don't expect Need for Speed, but you can expect some silliness in a kart racer styled game.
The levels are too long, which means that until you start unlocking faster tractors is can be quite a bind. If you can get through the first bunch of levels and unlock more stuff, it does actually start to get fun!
Not great, but certainly good for a little Sunday afternoon silliness.
Close, but no cigar.psychicparrot | Dec. 2, 2012 | See all psychicparrot's reviews »
The graphics are fun and the idea is good, but the execution is way off. The games biggest problem is that the pace is too slow. The tracks are also too long and the whole thing is just too easy; I've completed around 10 races with hardly any real challenge and I'm already quite bored with it. If the game ran faster and there was more of a challenge then perhaps the tracks wouldn't seem as long as they do, but it's quite laborious which is a shame because I think there is a ton of potential that just didn't come together. Faster game speed, shorter tracks and more powerups would have made this game a barrel of fun. Pity.
Tractor races?DrHouse | July 27, 2012 | See all DrHouse's reviews »
Yeah, tractor races. it might not be the most fun thing in the world, but you'll have lots of laughs with this game. And well, while the graphics are bad, the sound is bad too, the gameplay is actually fun.
But this is not the price it deserves. Maybe a 25% or ever 50% of it's actual price would be ok. But if you have some spare money, buy it!
Mario Kart with RednecksAldren | July 27, 2012 | See all Aldren's reviews »
This game really doesn't have much to say about it. Its been heavily inspired by Mario Kart, so it has a dynamic system for racing in which you can get different bonuses which help you to win the race. Its single-player only, so don't expect to play with friends. Its graphics are nice and it has some funny features and events, but overall, I really don't think this game innovates enought to be considered something new.