Bad Rats

Bad Rats

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Bad Rats is a physics-based puzzle game created by Invent4 Entertainment for the PC. The game, notorious for being known as the worst game on Steam due to it's poor graphics and gameplay, has gained notoriety for its reviews, and its use as troll gift on the platform.


On July 20th, 2009, the game was released on Steam. It did not receive any reviews from major reviewing publications, and was stated to be by Kotaku as "nearly universally reviled"[1].

On December 18th, 2015, Invent4 announced that a sequel for Bad Rats, titled Bad Rats 2 was to be released in 2016.


The game is focused on building contraptions to kill a cat using limited resources, requiring the player to build a Rube Goldberg-esque device in order to complete the task. The game lets you set up the device beforehand and play test it indefinitely, allowing infinite attempts at finishing the objective. Despite being a 2D puzzle game, the game has a Z-axis, atypical to the normal X- and Y- axis of 2D puzzle games.


Bad Rats has became an in-joke in the Steam community due to its poor gameplay and graphics, which has lead to its notability for the parody reviews on the game's Steam store page[2], many of which are trollingly favoring the game with excessive amounts of acclaim. On December 11th, 2012, the Youtuber TotalBiscuit did a review of the game as part of his "WTF Is…" series, stating that the game "is an interesting concept, just horribly executed." On February 24th, 2015, the Youtuber VideoGameDunkey did a play-through of the game.

transethnic » Reviews > Bad Rats 7,042 of 7,675 people (92%) found this review helpful Recommended 4 hrs last two weeks / 12,254 hrs on record its ok H-M Posted: Dec 17, 2013@11:28pm 401 of457 people (88%) found this review helpful 3 Sir Digby Chicken Not Recommended 79 products in account 3 reviews 0.1 hrs on record I got this game for free, it was quite the insult. Posted: 3 January 2014 Was this review helpful? Yes No

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