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RIPOUT, 3D Realms’ online co-op horror FPS, is free to play until April 8th

3D Realms has announced that its online co-op horror FPS, RIPOUT, is free to play on Steam this weekend. Until April 8th, PC gamers will be able to download and play it. Do note that this is a free-to-play and not a free-to-keep offer. In other words, you won’t be able to play it once its free period ends.

In RIPOUT, players will fight their way through procedurally generated derelict ships filled with mutants capable of reconfiguring their alien bodies. Players will have to survive with their Pet Gun companion, collect loot, and customize their character to fit their playstyle.

In all honesty, RIPOUT is not my cup of tea. Since I’m more of a single-player guy, I find this online co-op shooter a bit underwhelming. And that’s kind of a bummer because I dig its art style and graphics.

The game is currently in Early Access and its recent reviews are kind of mixed. Most of them state the obvious. The game can be repetitive really quickly. A lot of reviews also praise its visuals and art style. And… well… that’s to be expected as this was the first thing that also made me interested in it.

What’s ironic is that there is a lot of potential here. A more story-focused campaign with new environments and enemies could do wonders. However, from what I’ve seen, that’s not the main focus of Pet Project Games. Again, that’s a shame as this could have easily been an indie hit.

Anyway, those interested can download and start playing the game from this link.

Have fun!

RIPOUT - Early Access Launch Trailer