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Gigantic Rampage Edition Review | Nostalgic, But That's It

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Gigantic Rampage Edition is a re-release of an unlikely beloved MOBA Hero Shooter that was discontinued back in 2017. While I’m glad that it’s making a comeback, not much has changed from the base game. The reality is that the game still runs the same engine, has a lot of server issues and matchmaking problems, and is now pay-to-play.

Gigantic: Rampage Edition is a re-release of the original 5v5 hero shooter from 2017. Read our review to see what it did well, what it didn't do well, and if it's worth buying.

Gigantic Rampage Edition Review Overview

What is Gigantic Rampage Edition?

Gigantic: Rampage Edition is a definitive re-release of the original 5v5 MOBA Hero Shooter that was released back in 2017. It features a diverse roster of heroes with different abilities for you to team up with four different players and take down the enemy team’s guardian. The re-release also comes with a new game mode, crossplay, heroes, maps, and other improvements to give the fans a bigger, better, and more complete Gigantic experience.

Gigantic Rampage Edition features:
 ⚫︎  5v5 Team-Based MOBA Hero Shooter
 ⚫︎  25 Different Heroes with unique offensive and defensive abilities
 ⚫︎  New game modes, heroes, and maps
 ⚫︎  Build your chosen hero’s abilities and adapt throughout the match
 ⚫︎  Unlock hero and weapon skins, profile decorations, and more as you play

For more gameplay details, read everything we know about Gigantic Rampage Edition's gameplay and story.


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Gigantic Rampage Edition Pros & Cons

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Pros Cons
Checkmark Diverse Hero Roster
Checkmark Unique and Interesting Gameplay
Checkmark Cross Play Available
Checkmark Now Pay-to-Play
Checkmark Massive Server Issues
Checkmark Not Much of An Improvement

Gigantic Rampage Edition Overall - 66/100

Gigantic Rampage Edition is a re-release of an unlikely beloved MOBA Hero Shooter that was discontinued back in 2017. While I’m glad that it’s making a comeback, not much has changed from the base game. The reality is that the game still runs the same engine, has a lot of server issues and matchmaking problems, and is now pay-to-play.

Gigantic Rampage Edition Story - 5/10

There’s not much of a story in the game, other than the two guardians just looking to beat each other up. There are some lore tidbits about the heroes themselves, but they don’t really tell much of the game’s overall lore or don’t really interact with each other either.

Gigantic Rampage Edition Gameplay - 9/10

The game is a mix of a MOBA and a hero shooter. To be more specific, it’s something between a cross of Heroes of the Storm (HotS) and Paladins. Each hero is unique in how they play and has different roles in the game. From its original release, it plays pretty much the same way, which is undoubtedly fun, but has an additional game mode and maps.

Gigantic Rampage Edition Visuals - 7/10

The game does look good, but it’s quite obvious that it’s dated. It may even be safe to say that it looks exactly the same as before. Don’t get me wrong, I like the visuals. However, they probably could’ve enhanced the look a bit more than before.

Gigantic Rampage Edition Audio - 7/10

The music, voice acting, and sound effects are all pretty good, but it’s not the greatest either. They all contribute to the game’s identity in a way and don’t pull the game down.

Gigantic Rampage Edition Value for Money - 5/10

Sadly, the game is no longer free-to-play as it was before. For $19.99 you can relive the time when Gigantic was a beloved niche that didn’t take off, even if it deserved to do so. Additionally, the game is locked to 60 fps in-game and has a ton of server issues right now.

Gigantic Rampage Edition Review: Nostalgic, But That’s It

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Ah, Gigantic. I missed playing this game back in 2017 before it was gutted a year later due to publisher issues. It was a very unique hero shooter that let the gameplay speak for itself. Imagine my surprise when the game suddenly came back with a new coat of paint, evoking all of those old memories. Sadly, it was bittersweet. As much as I want the game to succeed, it’s literally the same game from seven years ago, despite having a new game mode and new heroes.

The gameplay is what makes the game special, and clearly, it’s apparent that they didn’t want to change that. It’s a hero shooter that mixes MOBA elements with it, having objectives around the map to either kill, steal, or protect. The heroes themselves are pretty fun to play with; they all play differently and have different strengths and weaknesses. It’s still a chaotic mess when it comes to fights and being able to pick your targets properly is the key to victory.

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The new game mode is typically the original one but shorter. It has all of you straight to max level, so the game mode is all about making the right team composition and dominating early. It’s still a race to generate the maximum amount of power to take down the enemy team’s guardian. Personally, they could’ve made a totally different game mode instead of just making a lite version of the original mode.

The re-release has a lot of issues, and they might not be resolved soon. The devs are hard at work just trying to get the game to a playable state as some people don’t even get to try the game out currently. This, along with the game’s lack of new features, doesn’t justify its new price.

Overall, the game is nostalgic. But that’s just it. If you remove the rose tinted glasses and get out of the past, the game is quite literally the same as seven years ago. I’m still disappointed that the game never took off before, but I don’t think this is the way that the game should be marketed or revived. I do want to support the game, but with the server issues and lack of modern improvements, it’s hard to justify buying a game that was already free a long time ago.

Pros of Gigantic Rampage Edition

Things Gigantic Rampage Edition Got Right
Checkmark Diverse Hero Roster
Checkmark Unique and Interesting Gameplay
Checkmark Cross Play Available

Diverse Hero Roster

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The game features 25 different heroes that are usable in the game, each with their own playstyles, strengths, and weaknesses. With a roster this big, it’s hard to believe anyone wouldn't be able to find a hero that they would like. Also, each hero has a role to play for their team, and some even have the privilege to upgrade their abilities to fulfill other roles to help the team out.

Unique and Interesting Gameplay

The game is a mix of Heroes of the Storm and Overwatch, but plays nothing alike in these two games. It’s an objective-based, third-person, team-hero shooter that has MOBA mechanics, which isn’t something you see everyday. Interestingly enough, the game isn’t purely a shooter, as there are some heroes that are melee-focused. It’s a unique game with how teams compete to win the game, and it’s definitely the game’s strongest selling point.

Cross Play Available

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The re-release now fully supports cross-play functionality. This is the new feature that I think stands out. For a 2017 game that was abandoned, the new cross-play functionality makes it so that it isn’t just going to rely on the PC players but can also pull in a new audience from the console enthusiasts.

Cons of Gigantic Rampage Edition

Things That Gigantic Rampage Edition Can Improve
Checkmark Now Pay-to-Play
Checkmark Massive Server Issues
Checkmark Not Much of An Improvement

Now Pay-to-Play

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The biggest downside to the new re-release is that now it’s pay-to-play. It’s bad enough that the game died a year after it launched back in 2017, but now it comes back seven years later, with a price tag with not much to show for. With the game playing the exact same way and a change in price, the game is a hard sell, even to those who like the genre simply because it was free before.

Massive Server Issues

The game had a rocky launch, with tons of server issues plaguing the game. Matches were canceled due to a single player not loading in or due to a player not accepting during queue, which was oddly too common. There were more technical issues that were found in the game, but I’d leave that up for you to find out instead of listing all of them instead.

Not Much of An Improvement

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The game plays and looks the exact same way as before, excluding the new faster game mode. Kill heroes and take orbs for power, then kill the enemy’s guardian to win the game. It’s a simple game and it plays well, but if you exclude crossplay, it’s like they just decided to release the same game on Steam, running on the same engine and framerate lock.

Is Gigantic Rampage Edition Worth It?

If It Was Cheaper, Sure.

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The sad part of this re-release is that the game was previously free-to-play. Personally, it’s already hard to sell something that was free before, and now adding a price tag with the additional benefit of having a "definitive" release, it doesn’t seem like it improved from before. I personally do like the game a lot, but the new price doesn’t justify the lack of improvements made to the game.


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Gigantic Rampage Edition FAQ

Are the Gigantic servers down?

While I was able to play the game as of writing, the devs have been constantly updating in social media on the status of the game and what they’re currently fixing.

Does Gigantic support full cross-play?

Yes. In my experience, I was able to play with PC and console players during my matches.

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Gigantic Rampage Edition Product Information

Gigantic Rampage Edition Banner
Title GIGANTIC: RAMPAGE EDITION
Release Date April 9, 2024
Developer Abstraction Games
Publisher Arc Games
Supported Platforms PC(Steam, Epic Games Store), PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One,
Genre Action, MOBA, Shooting
Number of Players Online PvP (5v5)
Rating ESRB Teen
Official Website Gigantic: Rampage Edition Official Website

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