Rise of the Triad

  • Rise of the Triad
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  • Enjoyable game.
  • Ably updates the classic original game.
  • Challenging, fun, often hilarious.


  • General lack of refinement.
  • Difficulty is punishing, some gamers may find it becomes frustrating or tedious.

Expert reviews and ratings

By micromart.co.uk on 40

When Apogee released Rise Of The Triad back in 1994, originally as the second part of Wolfenstein 3D, it was hailed as being an amazing game with superb graphics and tongue-in-cheek, over the top gameplay. Fast forward nineteen years, and we now have the...

By New Game Network on 71

The core of an excellent game shrouded in layers of unfortunate unpleasantness and rough edges. Get it only if you can selectively ignore...

By Gaming Age on 31

CommentOH SNAP. What is it about remakes and reboots these days? OH right, capitalizing on a built-in audience leading to – presumably – more sales. It’s kind of funny though, because I don’t remember too many people actually playing RotT beyond the...

By PCMag on 60

Rise of the Triad is the purest example of "back in the day" shooters we've seen in years, but that doesn't mean it's actually a good game.

By PCGamer on 74

At $15, this is an absolute must buy for deathmatch fans. The multiplayer is stellar although the single-player campaign is a labor of love that’ll probably only appeal to nostalgic gamers. Fast-paced deathmatch games are few and far between. Fortunately, Rise of the Triad is a worthy successor to the forefathers of first person shooters.

By Overclockers Club on

After almost twenty years, does the Triad rise again? Not without stumbling more than is comfortable. The single-player gameplay is fun more often than not, but at times it becomes frustrating and almost punishing as a single challenge can set you back...

By HardcoreGamer on 70

There’s a nice balance between straightforward run and gun and trickier jumping areas, and while the scenery tends towards industrial, it changes often enough to avoid being too repetitious. Rise of the Triad will never be confused for a great FPS, but it’s pure popcorn fun from beginning to end.

By IGN on 43

Rise of the Triad actually does what it sets out to do: recreate the original 1994 game of the same name. But that doesn’t make it a good shooter, at least not by modern standards. It’s a relic from the early age of shooters that, while authentic, is so entrenched in outdated design and mechanics that it’s more frustrating than it is fun.

By PCAdvisor on 60

The graphics might be updated, but really Rise of the Triad 2013 is nostalgia for nostalgia's sake. If you're bored of today's grey-brown, navel gazing shooters it should raise a few smiles, however.

By PC Advisor on 60

Aimed squarely at the They Don't Make 'Em Like They Used To crowd, this remake of 90s shooter Rise of the Triad might have a somewhat harder time impressing folk who weren't raised on Doom and Duke Nukem. ROTT is slavishly faithful to its...

By Destructoid on 85

Rise of the Triad is a proper modern day reboot. It stays true to the original with its design philosophy and retention of some of the original assets, but it also brings modern conveniences to the forefront without all the pay to win or over-saturated downloadable content nonsense. On top of that, Interceptor Entertainment is constantly...

By InsideGamingDaily on 80

Rise of the Triad is a wonderful old-school experience that carries with it all the classic grit that newer players may not expect. Fans of the original rejoice; it’s everything you’d want in a resurrection. Newcomers should exercise more caution. ROTT is a fantastic game with unrestrained charm, but it comes with a little more fire than modern games will have prepared you to expect.

By DigitalChumps on 76

Rise of the Triad is a must-have for fans of the original ROTT or for those that enjoy 1990's FPS gaming. At $15, it's a great value, too.

By StrategyInformer on 62

There’s a lot of fun to be had navigating the levels and finding all the cool secrets, the game looks pretty good with Unreal Engine 3, it’s occasionally legitimately funny, and all the areas are well designed and challenging so are fun to get around - trouble is thanks to the atrocious save system you might not want to explore.

By GameSpot on 55

Interceptor Entertainment's Rise of the Triad does manage to scratch the itch of any gamer feeling nostalgic for old-fashioned key hunting or those who just want an absurd, fast-paced shooter (where you can turn into a dog). While the $15 asking price makes ROTT's flaws more palatable, the sadistic single-player level design...

By GamesRadar on 60

Your reaction to Rise of the Triad, then, may depend on what you hope to get out of it. For those who aren't already ardent fans of the original and are looking for a solid solo experience, it may be an "update" in the visual department only, and one that doesn't even manage to look very good.

By GameRant on 80

For those acquainted with its predecessor, it’s a wonderful feeling to know that gameplay and attitude have not been sacrificed one iota. New players may question some of the more outrageous weapons - like a baseball bat that launches explosive baseballs - but in the face of equally crazy titles like Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, it’s very likely this game will meet with the same success.

By Strategy Informer on 50

Rise of the Triad and me, we have history. It was my first-ever FPS on a PC and kicked off my lifelong love for the genre. Originally intended as a third-party sequel to id Software’s Wolfenstein 3D (the very idea!), rights issues transformed the...

By GameSpot on 55

Poor optimization and a slog of a single-player campaign hobble this fast-paced...

By GameFront on 85

And at only $14.99, it’s an incredible deal, especially when you consider that DLC is going to be free. Get it. Play the hell out of it. And try not to mock me too badly after the fifth time in a row you’ve killed me in multiplayer.