Ably updates the classic original game.
Challenging, fun, often hilarious.
Variety of play thanks to characters, multiplayer/single players.
You can play as a flying, shroom-eating version of Cujo.
General lack of refinement.
Difficulty is punishing, some gamers may find it becomes frustrating or tedious.
Lack of modern game conventions may be off-putting.
Few multiplayer maps or modes.
By New Game Network on August 27, 2013
The core of an excellent game shrouded in layers of unfortunate unpleasantness and rough edges. Get it only if you can selectively ignore...71
By Gaming Age on August 19, 2013
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...31
By PCMag on August 14, 2013
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.60
By PCGamer on August 12, 2013
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.74
By HardcoreGamer on August 06, 2013
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.70
By IGN on August 05, 2013
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 It’s a relic from the early age of shooters that, while authentic, is so entrenched in outdated design and mechanics that it’s more frustrating than it is fun.43
By PCAdvisor on August 03, 2013
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.60
By PC Advisor on August 03, 2013
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...60
By Destructoid on August 02, 2013
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...85
By InsideGamingDaily on August 01, 2013
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.80