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Rise of the Triad





Apogee Software and Interceptor Entertainment proudly present the rebirth of the cult-classic first-person shooter, “Rise of the Triad” Bigger, better and more ludicrous than ever before.

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New Rise of the Triad update available via Steam. Rise of the Triad v1.2 is here and with it come some of the most requested fan features!

  • The Ludicrous Development Kit!

    Create your own custom maps and mods with over 16,000 ROTTen assets including the complete set of assets imported from the original classic so you can party like it's 1995! Check out the previously released video of the Classic Editor Mode on YouTube.

  • Quicksaves!

    The most requested feature by the community allows players to now save and load their game anywhere at anytime! Try not to use it TOO often.

  • No More Loggins, Kenny!

    Forgot your username? Forgot your password? Who cares! With ROTT 1.2 you will only need to login to our servers if you want to post your high scores to the leaderboards or chat with other players via our in-game chat rooms. Logging in is no longer required for multiplayer at all! Now nothing gets in the way of you and your game - not even a few simple mouse clicks and keystrokes!

Apogee Software and Interceptor Entertainment proudly present the rebirth of the cult-classic first-person shooter, “Rise of the Triad” Bigger, better and more ludicrous than ever before. Powered by the industry-leading Unreal Engine 3 from Epic Games, “Rise of the Triad” includes a full single-player campaign, a fully featured multiplayer experience and so much more.

Key Features:

  • Step into the shoes of the H.U.N.T. (High-Risk United Nations Taskforce) with five unique characters, each with different play styles.

  • Blast through over 20 of levels of explosive single-player action.

  • Unique multiplayer maps bring back all the fun and excitement of classic ROTT.

  • The full arsenal of over-the top weapons is back, including the Flamewall, Firebomb, Split Missile, Drunk Missile and, of course, the Excalibat!

  • The maniacal modes return, too, with God mode, Elasto mode, Mercury mode, Shrooms mode and everyone's favorite, Dog mode!

  • Build your own levels, mods and share them soon with Valve's Steam Workshop

  • Offline single-player and multiplayer allows for instant action.

  • Find tons of secrets, collectables, special events and hidden areas to explore.

  • Get more than 100 achievements to add to your score, which is tracked on our worldwide leaderboard and stat-tracking system.

  • ROTT is bloodier and more ludicrous than ever, with full character and enemy dismemberment.

  • The iconic original soundtrack has been completely re-forged in the fires of heavy metal!

  • Nostalgia abounds with the option to play with all the original sounds and music.

  • Built on fully-licensed Unreal Engine 3 technology, ROTT will run on low-end PCs and push high-end PCs to their limits!

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Apogee Software
Interceptor Entertainment
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
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Minimum Requirements
  • OS: Windows XP
  • Processor: 2.4 GHz Dual Core Processor or Better
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 3870 / NVIDIA 8800 GT
  • DirectX®: 9.0
  • Hard Drive: 5 GB HD space
  • Sound: DirectX Compatible
Recommended Requirements
  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • Processor: 2.4 GHz Quad Core Processor or Better
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 6950 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560
  • DirectX®: 9.0
  • Hard Drive: 5 GB HD space
  • Sound: DirectX Compatible
  • Other Requirements: Broadband Internet connection

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Fall of Dark War


This game is bad and does incredible disservice and lack of respect to one of the fathers of FPS. Graphics are not that bad, but it can put even top card on its kness, because of horrible optimisation. Soundtrack is pretty much the same as in original, so nothing to complain here, but the worst offenders are level design, controls and bugs. While it is more or less a remake of the original, it concentrates much more on the platforming and here it is not fun, because not only the game requires incredible precision (good luck with that), the levels are designed so bad, sometimes you will hit the invisible wall that is near the launchpad. And if that's not enough, controls are incredibly floaty, so perfect platforming is pretty much impossible. As for the bugs, there are plenty to choose from. From being locked to one weapon, weapon disappearing, being locked in place, enemies flying everywhere to crashes, because the game has a problem with handling the fire and it loves corrupting quick saves (especially in 2-2). It feels like it is more concentrated on the platofrming, which is incredibly bad with pits of instant death, spikes of annihilation or just sliding into the wall, because the game feels like it. Even the launchpads don't have universal force and from time to time you won't reach a platform, because it doesn't feel like it. Overall, you're better off getting the original Dark War - it is much cheaper, has more stages and feels like a much better game with old school pixelated graphics that aged well, unlike this game, because sometimes it looks incredibly ugly. If you must pick it up, then wait for sale, because then it is incredibly cheap, for now, it is way too expensive for 5-6 hours of meh fps gameplay.

A Great Throwback to the Classic FPS era


While far from perfect, Rise of the Triad (2013) kept me hooked from beginning to end. Its plot is nothing too special, it has framerate issues at some points, and the amount of gore may turn the squeamish away from the game. I also encountered some bugs in the last two levels, having to restart them once each because I was stuck in the ground (fortunately, both levels are short) However, there are two aspects where the game shines: Gameplay and soundtrack. The game is a remake (or rather, a reboot) of a cult classic in the genre that came out in 1996, and it feels like a modern take on the games of that era. The fast paced, adrenaline-rushing combat will make you feel right at home if you miss that style of gameplay. The ridiculous weapons are there, the comedy is there, the cheesy one-liners are there, the ludicrous difficulty. While the original had some puzzles related to getting keys, pressing interruptors to get obstacles out of your way and whatnot; the remake features lots of platforming sections that can get frustrating at times, but feel satisfying to beat. They require some good timing as well. The soundtrack is amazing as well. Fast-paced music for the most part that definitely fits the violence going on in the game. The game also lets you choose between the original's soundtrack or a remastered version of it. The voice acting is alright for the most part. In conclussion, I recommend getting Rise of the Triad (2013) on sale, at least at half price. It is on the short side, taking me 7 hours to beat on Normal. If you are a fan of the original and other shooters of that era, it might be worth getting at full price if you do not mind the framerate drops you might experience at times.

Old game with a new face


I remember when I lost hours playing the original ROTT. That's amazing how this new version has a very similar gameplay but with new graphics. Most of the weapons are the same and it is awesome. The sounds are better, but we can switch to the old version sounds. One word to describe it: NOSTALGIC

Not bad but...


Look, as much as I dislike the modern shooters, some of their features are there for a reason. Regenerating health for example is something i don't wan't, and don't miss here, but quicksave on the other hand is something that can save you a lot of frustration, especially in such a weird game like this. An enemy shooting me in the face? That Can be expected. A platforming section, and insta death traps? Not if you don't know this game. Ultimately, this game is silly fun, and can be enjoyed, just don't expect it to be user friendly. It's hard, and fair, but not the way other games were in the past 20 years.

A bit of a letdown


Everything I heard from this game was that it is "old school cool" fps. Now, I lived the days of the old school fps games and really liked those games. Also the original ROTT. But this remake, it just doesn't feel right. It feels tacky somehow, pretentious. The level design is unrealistic but in the wrong way. It is trying to give a realistic vibe with the graphic technology but ends up having design choices that leave you wondering what the devs were thinking. Maybe a different look would've helped, cel shading or something. The shooting mechanics are alright, as they should be. Audio is ok. I'll give it a "meh, you can do better".

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