Review: Ice Rage Hockey

Ice Rage brings ice hockey into the 21st century, whilst paying tribute to 1984’s Hat Trick. Players face off across a ice rink, in a hockey duel – one player and one keeper one each side. Play is rapid and rough, with players spending as much time eating the ice as on their feet.


  • Chunky cartoon graphics. Very reminiscent of characters from Nintendo world cup on the NES.
  • Single player has 3 game modes: Quick match, Tournament and Rage off, Where you face off against players with only have one energy bar basically making it a survival game mode.
  • Over a dozen characters to choose from.
  • Multuplayer is all on the same screen and you have a side of it each. Obviously the bigger the screen the better.
  • Two control types. 2 Button or 1 button. 2 Has you moving as well as shooting/passing. 1 Button has you just controlling the shooting and passing.
  • Three difficulty options. Easy,Medium and hard. Hard is faster gameplay and you have to control the goalie as well as the players. Easy is a lot simplier.
  • Gameplay in general is fast and fun with a old school vibe about it. KJind of like a bite sized NHL 3 on 3.
  • Good sound effects and music.
  • No adverts at all even though it is a free game.
  • Hold down the button for shot power and again sticking with the simple control scheme.
  • Slick funny animations from shooting to knocking over players over.
  • Multiplayer works really well.
  • Cheap price point as lets face it, FREE is pretty cheap in todays market!


  • In App Purchases.
  • Gameplay can quickly become a simple Pong reinactment scenario.
  • Manual movement is not as fluid and responsive as you would like and is quite tricky to keep up with the fast pace.
  • 1 button just makes the game so easy.
  • No Google Play integration.
  • Single player is fun in short bursts but soon loses its appeal.
  • Needs whacky game modes and even the introduction of power ups.

In Summary, The game is FREE and worth your time. its a short burst type of game but it still serves as a brilliant time waster. Fans of old school games like NHL hockey on the Megadrive will get enjoyment from it. In short it is a good time waster but lacks any longevity and multiplayer works well.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!