The world needs the law and it’s time Judge Dredd had a new game. Here’s how a new Judge Dredd game could do the character justice.
Judge Dredd has become an icon in the comics. With the original 2000 AD comic book series and now two feature films, the futuristic world of crime and the totalitarian rule of Judge Dredd paints a dark picture of humanity’s future: a futuristic dystopia where a man, who is himself a representation of oppression, tries to fight back criminals on the street and in the same institution for which he works. With his iconic uniform, cool weapons, and permanent scowl, Dredd is made for video games.
However, despite being a property ready for video game adaptation, Judge Dredd Y 2000 AD They’ve had a difficult series of releases over the years. With a mediocre side-scrolling library, light gameplay, and mobile releases, the world of Judge Dredd it has hardly been done so far.
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With the popularity of comics growing in film through the Marvel Cinematic Universe and DC Extended Universe and in the realm of video games with the massive success of Marvel Spider-Man Y Miles MoralesNow seems like a perfect time for Judge Dredd to get a proper video game release.
A Judge Dredd with a third-person perspective and an open-world Mega-City One it would be the perfect way to bring this franchise into modern video game form. Players can roam the streets of the city, patrolling on Dredd’s motorcycle. Players can also receive calls from Halls of Justice dispatchers on the go as random crimes appear on the map as pop-up missions. The campaign could take Dredd to the Mega-Blocks, the huge high-rise buildings that house thousands, and also explore the wastelands, bringing law and order to the lawless outside the city walls.
Whatever the mechanics, the true charm of the Dredd The franchise is the myriad of ways a developer can distinguish Judge Dredd history. 2000 AD Y Judge Dredd have more than 30 years of story full of mature material for a video game campaign. Over the years, Judge Dredd has faced clones, vampires, evil judges, corrupt authority figures, mutants, and even Batman.
Also, Dredd himself was created as a container to tell a story about fascism. Dredd exists in a world where crime has become so rampant and ubiquitous that the only way for the government to fix things is to employ officers who have the power to be “judge, jury, and executioner” on the street. This mandate grants judges massive amounts of power that corrupts them and creates a totalitarian society in which the comic, time after time, is not the saving grace it was meant to be.
Despite the government’s efforts, Dredd’s society remains just as bad, if not worse, than before. Automation has left the majority of the population without work, desperate and prostrate before the proliferation of gangs and criminals. The system is still in shambles, regardless of Dredd and the “street judges.” This scenario has long been a way for writers to satirize and criticize modern society, and a Judge Dredd game that did the same could be something really special.
Currently, the series as a whole is owned by Rebellion, the studio best known for the Elite sniper Y Zombie Army games. Rebellion owns the rights to both the comic and the movies, and over the years, the studio has been rumored to be developing a new Judge Dredd TV show, with Karl Urban set to reprise his titular antihero role that he played so successfully in the 2012 film Dredd. Clearly, there is still interest in this property, so hopefully Rebellion will take note and give Judge Dredd a game that does it justice.
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