Redneck Rampage (DOS)

‘Redneck Rampage – “Ya’ll Should See the Pig!”’


  • GamePro, May 1997 (#104)

    • Scanned by Phillyman, via RetroMags
  • I’ve seen the pig. One day, I’ll show you guys the pig. Just not today.

Redneck Rampage is a first person shooter that was released for DOS based PCs in 1997. It was also released for Mac OS but it was never available for any game console. This was really more of a FPS parody. FPS games were all the…rage at the time. Doom really kicked off the FPS craze in 1993 and Doom II, Quake and Duke Nukem were all relatively new games (among others). In fact, Redneck Rampage was built using the same engine as Duke Nukem 3D.

As far as FPS games go, Redneck Rampage was merely average, even for the time. The one thing it had however was humor. While not spectacular, as an FPS it was at least competent and if you appreciate this particular brand of humor then it was a game worth playing. Any game with a ‘Drunk Meter’ can’t be all bad, right? Personally, I preferred the humor of Duke Nukem 3D and it was a better designed game as well. But for those looking for more of the same could chose worse.

Redneck Rampage was successful enough to produce a couple of add-ons (Cuss Pack and Redneck Rampage: Suckin’ Grits on Route 66), a sequel (Redneck Rampage Rides Again) and a spinoff of sorts (Redneck Deer Huntin’). All were based on the same engine.

Fortunately, if you want to give Redneck Rampage a try, it isn’t too difficult. It has been re-released by both and Steam for Windows and Mac OS. You can always try your luck with the original on original hardware or something like DOS Box too but I always recommend as a place to get old games if they are available there.

The ad above is from the May 1997 issue of GamePro.