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Bad Rats: the Rats' Revenge

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In Bad Rats, the player controls the rats that try to kill their prisoner, the cat, in a cruel and unusual manner.


The goal of the game is to kill the cat. Each level is a maze with rats on one side, and the imprisoned cat's cell on the other. An object like a bomb, a heavy safe or a chainsaw lies prepared next to the cat. The goal is to navigate anything across the maze to make the deadly object fall and kill the prisoner. The rats themselves can die a grisly death in the process, but as long as the cat is dead, the level is passed.


The game is centered around creating physics-based contraptions with the resources given to the player. The rats cannot kill the cat directly, and they have to make a kind of Goldberg machines and test them before using them on the cat. They can use rockets, trampolines, bombs, and other devices. The player places his or her rats across the level, taking into account their roles and abilities. For example, there's a rat that beats objects with a baseball bat, a rat that fires itself from a cannon, and a heavy fat rat, among others.


Bad Rats is infamous for its rude and overly simplistic visual style. It also became highly controversial and received a lot of criticism for its uncensored portrayal of bloody violence and gore. The game became a sort of a meme in the gaming community, and some claimed it was one of the worst games ever to be released on Steam.

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Invent4 Entertainment
Strategy First
Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows XP or Vista
  • Processor: Pentium IV 1.6 GHz or better (dual core recommended)
  • Memory: 512MB RAM (1GB recommended)
  • Graphics: DirectX®9-compatible graphics adapter with 128 MB (256 MB recommended)
  • DirectX®: 9 or better
  • Hard Drive: 300MB
  • Sound: DirectX®9-compatible
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Bad Rats: the Rats' Revenge reviews and comments

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Microsoft from Deutsch
Actually quite funny and also tricky, the Control has certain corners and edges which can already be very disturbing. I can only recommend this Game in the Sale.
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Microsoft from Deutsch
After the thorough Play of Bad Rats, I awarded the following Score: 10/10 + Next gen Graphic + Good Story + Many Choices-there is only one Part
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Microsoft from French
= ^_^ = Good PTI game of chess tables quite complicated requires a lot of bending, for 0.24 cents plus cards. Almost 6 hours of game finished at 100% = ^_^ =
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Microsoft from Deutsch
The best game in the universe hands down. Good graphics (timeless) aswell as amazing gameplay. The game plays fluently at all ages. You can always comeback and play some badrats. The game just never lets you down. Thumbs UP !!!!
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Microsoft from French
Bad rats is a reflection game in which you have to have the elements that will interargir with a balloon in order to activate a trap that kills the naughty cat. The game is nice, the levels quite numerous, but the physics is very random. Sometimes without touching the elements, the sequence will be good, while it will have made you fail 3 times before. The successes are simple, count between 5 and 7 hours to finish it. Let's note the death of the Cat often spectacular and amusing.
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Just because of the Amounts of Reviews and Videos on YouTube, for example, you should already know Bad Rats. But not because it has such a great Story or a very good GamePlay, but ... Because it's bad. I myself have to confess, though, that I didn't play through the Game completely. But I think that the first Impression is above all enough in this Game. Bad Rats is a developer's name of a "puzzle game" in which you go through different Levels and fulfill the respective Goal, such as exploding a Safe from the Ceiling. Anyone who now thinks that in this Game with similar Humour, as is being worked by Serious Sam, is deluding themselves. It seems to me that the Game wants to take itself totally seriously and thus fails with me. But now to the Most important Part: The GamePlay and this one is not even mature in Bad Rats. So a "Puzzle Game" is it. In My Opinion, should a Puzzle Player Think, here it's just a Nuisance about Physics, because the Physics in this Game is atrocious. Not a single Level I could get through without giving the Thought of switching it off right back. In itself, it even has a few funny Ideas, but they are destroyed by Physics, setting and much more. Bad Rats is not a good Game and is no longer a Puzzle game. It's just a Nuisance. A Nuisance about many Mistakes that can make a Game the Gar.
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