‘Rambo: The Video Game’ Trailer: First Blood On-Rails

Nov 6, 2013 by  

Sylvester Stallone may be getting older, but his legacy is something that is likely to stick around for a long time. Teyon, a development studio based in Poland, has been working since 2011 to tap into the legacy of one his most famous characters, Rambo, with the creatively titled production of Rambo: The Video Game.

The first batch of details from the game poured out this summer, but the studio has remained tight-lipped on further progress. Given that most videogames based upon movies tend to be underwhelming, the silence – for a game they stated would be out in late 2013 – wasn’t seen in a positive light. Now coming back out of the shadows with a new 2014 release date, Rambo: The Video Game is ready to show off its official trailer.

The trailer itself is stock-full of gore and explosions, with plenty of cannon-fodder soldiers seemingly disintegrating into red puffs of mist as explosions rain down all around them. The game itself will feature content from several of the Rambo movies including First Blood, First Blood Part 2 and Rambo 3. Earlier this year, a spokesperson for the game’s publisher, Reef Entertainment, confirmed that the studio was given rights to use the actual voice tracks for John Rambo and Colonel Sam Trautman, who were played by Sylvester Stallone and Richard Crenna respectively.

Rambo The Videogame Gameplay

The gameplay looks to be mostly on-rails shooting action in the style of classic arcade games like Virtua Cop, where the player is mostly prone to one location as enemies run around on-screen, shooting with Stormtrooper-level accuracy. Rambo then mows them down one after another, utilizing both a torrent of bullets and the seemingly endless will to summon so many explosions that even Michael Bay would have to take a step back and question their inclusion.

In addition to the blood-riddled action, Teyon has assured gamers there will be several quicktime sequences mixed in with the action. From the looks of the trailer, fighting scenes like Rambo’s escape from the prison in First Blood are a prime selection for these sequences, though the graphics themselves leave much to be desired. Featuring some questionable-looking gameplay in a genre with a bad reputation, Teyon looks like it will be facing an uphill battle as the release date looms closer once again.

What do you think, Ranters? Are you interested in this Rambo game, or will you be giving this movie-to-game production a pass?

Rambo: The Video Gams is poised to hit shelves early 2014.


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  1. From what I was given to understand this is a quicktime event game like what Ryse has become. That alone makes this a pass for me.

    • You’re clearly not a fan. This game is nothing but a tribute to the purely epic MURICA ridiculousness that Rambo is. If you’re looking for an innovative, hardcore gaming experience, you’re in the wrong place, buddy. Rambo is anything but serious.

      • “If you’re looking for an innovative, hardcore gaming experience, you’re in the wrong place, buddy.” I said nothing about innovative or hardcore gaming. I asked about quick time events (key). I hate QTE (quick time events). So what did I do? I dismissed a game based on QTE…so far not out of character for me.


        “Rambo is anything but serious.” It’s the 80s macho soldier that I grow up on. By the way I’m a big First Blood fan.

        • You’re taking it way too seriously. Leonidas is right, Rambo is nothing to take too seriously, so don’t expect a hardcore game or you’ll be disappointed.

          • Again I ask where did I say anything about hardcore? I didn’t. That was him and you.

          • For a game like Rambo you are supposed to feel like Rambo. I agree with Cariannis more loose controls would make it a lot more enjoyable. I’m neither looking for “hardcore” or “innovative” gameplay but all I want to do is shoot and fight the way I want in a Rambo game not with some random sequence of buttons on the screen.

          • I have no idea where the misunderstanding of your comment came from, lol. Was pretty straight forward, to me.

            Honestly, I was pretty excited for this game, but if it really is just a bunch of QTE then I’m, for sure, not getting it. :/

          • I would love a Rambo game…but not a QTE Rambo game. Now if they had to do an on rails Rambo game I’d look at House of the Dead.

          • There’s a difference between not taking a game seriously, and dismissing a game because it looks like s***, which it does.

      • That’s not the point he’s making. Sure, you don’t have to take it seriously, but even then, if you’re not having fun, then the game is pretty much just a big bore; fan of the movie or not.

        Look at Expendables. If you don’t take the movie seriously, it’s a fun-ass movie to see! But if the movie had just been an effortless, lackluster movie to cash in on the glory days of the 80s, then taken seriously or not, the movie would have failed either way.

        Same goes for this game. If it proves that it can be a fun experience whether or not it’s just an on rails shooter, then yeah, it’s a great homage to it! But if it just turns out to be a repetitive, boring time, then it would prove that a title like Rambo you just can’t make it an on-rails shooter and not put a lot of effort to it.

        The point is, on-rails shooters and nothing but quick-time events barely ever make to be such fun experiences, but it would fit and probably within Rambo’s gunning down everything and massacring thing. That being said, one can’t help but think that with a character like Rambo, there could be more done with him.

      • And congrats, you are 1/3 dumb, or at least uninformed. The first of the 3 movies they are doing here has incredibly little bloodshed, and the only deaths are accidental or caused by the people who died. Rambo doesn’t go murder happy, it’s a look at how Vietnam vets were treated after the war and the psychological impact upon them.

        You dolt.

    • You obviously don’t know anything about Ryse either. It has deep combat systems. The QTE’s are for executions…

  2. Love the movies… but I’ll pass on the game. Give it a bit more immersion than just rails and QTEs. Then maybe I’ll reconsider.

  3. Why does Rambo need a game…of the movies?

    If it’s a rail shooter and nothing but quick time events, all that means is that you’re watching the movies and pressing a button combination every so often.

    Why would anyone rather do this than actually watch the movies?


  5. Wow. This looks terrible.

  6. well when i heard about this game i was under the impression it would be a digital download game so i was thinking i might try it out if the price isnt too high, but if its going to be a full priced game im not going to bother till its down to 12 bucks used. did they seriously think people would pay 60 for an on rails shooter?

  7. Is this a PS2 game?

  8. it reminds me of the arcade rambo shooter… only this looks worse :P

  9. if this is a $20 downloadable game i’ll totally get it

  10. Is this a PS2 game?

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