Dead or alive, Robocop: The game is coming with me

Robocop

Remember a couple of years ago, when movie games were prevalent on current-gen systems? Most of the time, they were beyond crap, resulting in messes such as the Thor tie-in, and the legendarily awful GI Joe: Rise of COBRA. These days though, studios are content to pump those games out onto cheaper mobile platforms. Which is where Robocop is headed to next.

If you haven’t heard about it yet, there’s a new Robocop movie on the way this year. It’s going to be more PG than the full-rated Detroit Jesus version that featured Peter Weller and the entire fake blood industry from 1987, but it’s exploring new ideas that the Paul Verhoeven directed film didn’t.

So in other words, we might have another Total Recall film on our hands. To go hand in hand with that simmering fan outrage comes the official game, which lists being free to play as a prime directive. All in all, it doesn’t look bad exactly and this is the closest we’ll get to a new Robocop game outside of the old TV game version in which I constantly failed to destroy all the Nuke drugs.

Man I spent a ton of time back at that shooting range. The film is out next month, so you can expect the game out around that time as well. And so far, actor Joel Kinnaman looks pretty capable as the future of law enforcement.

Because I’d really rather have him backing me up in a tight situation instead of TV License Robocop.

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Author:Darryn Bonthuys

Because he's the writer that Lazygamer deserves, but not the one it actually needs right now. So we'll hunt him. Because he can't take it. Because he's not a hero. He's a loud-mouthed journalist, a watchful procrastinator. A dork knight.
  • Hammersteyn

    I pity people who still waste money on movie games like these. Also my TV licensee Is due this month……… meh.

    • DrKiller

      Whats a “TV license”?

      • Hammersteyn

        LOL once they catch you with this bullshit, you’re caught forever. Seriously. The people who pays this stupid license doesn’t watch SABC but those that do watch doesn’t pay a damn cent. Welcome to Africa

        • DrKiller

          Yeah I also dont get it.. I should’ve used my dad’s TV license to buy my TV.. Wish I did :(

          I was actually just wondering.. How do you change your address when you move?

          • Hammersteyn

            I didn’t :P But they have your ID Number on record so they can probably send the sheriff or someone after you if you don’t pay for a decade or so.

  • Lardus-Resident Perve

    Might be the first movie I bother to go watch this year.

  • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    Sigh! What’s next? A Goonies reboot…? A Back to the Future reboot? A MATRIX REBOOT? Yes, Hollywood take a collective dump on my childhood memories…. :(

    • Admiral Chief in Vegas

      Like this?

      • Sageville

        Akunamotat,,,,, NOOOOO PUMBA!!!

      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        lol, Christopher Nolan’s The Lion King!!!

  • JJ’s horrible secret (John)

    The new RoboCop looks a bit too soft for me.

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    Hmm, I remember playing the old Robocop side-scroller at the arcade back in the day.

    • Hammersteyn

      I used to use the bug against ED 209 on the first level where you stand to the left of the screen and shoot to the left and it hits him on the other side of the screen.

  • Rags

    The Robocop ship has sailed, the game somehow manages to look worse than the movie.

  • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

    This RoboCop helmet looks like a penis.

    So this RoboCop is a dichead
    XD

  • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    What’s with the one fleshy man-hand? If you go full cyborg, go full cyborg, don’t leave the hand… “a fleshy piece of nonsense”. What if RoboCop has to dismantle a pipe bomb and it explodes? What if Robocop accidentally sits on his own hand? Or what if Robocop trips, and falls down a ravine?

    I don’t like it! I demand a robotic hand of awesome!

    • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

      I read somewhere its some gimmick to “make RoboCop more human when he shakes the hands of civilians”

  • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    This is going to be better than Rambo…. :/

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