Oil Rush PC

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6.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 55 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 55
  2. Negative: 14 out of 55

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  1. Jul 7, 2016
    7
    At the start of the game if you just jump right into a quick match against the computer AI, you don't really know what to do. You can't highlight (like in most RTS games) over your vehicles/fleet that you control, it's mostly a right click RTS game (via the mini-map). You right click to send your vehicles somewhere to take over a base, production line, etc then you right click again toAt the start of the game if you just jump right into a quick match against the computer AI, you don't really know what to do. You can't highlight (like in most RTS games) over your vehicles/fleet that you control, it's mostly a right click RTS game (via the mini-map). You right click to send your vehicles somewhere to take over a base, production line, etc then you right click again to move them to a different area. You can of course put these vehicles into groups so that you can control them better, but that is still hard to do when you can't highlight over the vehicles as I stated. Once you get past the whole right click, the game is actually fun to play.

    Gameplay/graphics wise, the game runs and looks great for a 2012 published game. For those who want more out of the game, there is a single player campaign in which you can dive deeper in the storyline (which I haven't). If you play a quick match against the AI in gamemodes like Sabotage, the computer will always have nukes. The nuke has a huge blast radius in which it can destroy your whole fleet of vehicles if it's in that area (even out of the red circle vehicles can get damaged). Having the AI with the nuke 24/7 makes the gamemodes kinda boring, but more or less kinda intense since you always have to predict where the AI will put the nuke down. If you have enough skill points, you as well can get the skill trait of using nuke but that will take some time.

    For $8, it's a fun game to waste time.
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  2. Jun 18, 2013
    6
    I don't want to be this short, but in my opinion the game is entertaining but not fun.
    Everything is nicely polished (forgetting the cutscenes) and the music is cool too, but it really doesn't click for me.
  3. Jun 17, 2013
    7
    Oil Rush is a very simple RTS. You can't individually control units, you simply send them in mobs from one platform to the next in your bid to finish the level. The game adds various different units and defense towers to deepen the gameplay and it works relatively well. I enjoyed my time with Oil Rush, though I can say that it really doesn't warrant another playthrough. The graphics andOil Rush is a very simple RTS. You can't individually control units, you simply send them in mobs from one platform to the next in your bid to finish the level. The game adds various different units and defense towers to deepen the gameplay and it works relatively well. I enjoyed my time with Oil Rush, though I can say that it really doesn't warrant another playthrough. The graphics and smoke effects are easily the high point of the game as they are very well done. The game isn't without its flaws. Oil Rush is very poorly optimized and will often chug along and run at a lowly 20-25 fps. The sounds and voice acting are very poor. Sounds will cut out and the "music" (which isn't very good) is very loud and goes over the sound effects, which should never happen. I found myself having to mute the music just so i could hear what's going on. The voice acting and grammatical errors are horrendous and persistent throughout the whole game. These flaws were not enough to completely ruin a game which is enjoyed for the most part. Expand
  4. Mar 4, 2012
    7
    This is more or less an iPhone game with high tech PC graphics. The gameplay is fairly casual, story best ignored, but with some pleasing aesthetics. What makes the gameplay so simple is that although it's an RTS, there's no micro management of units. Nor do you control the production of any units. They just pump out of your platforms automatically, then they'll automatically patrol theThis is more or less an iPhone game with high tech PC graphics. The gameplay is fairly casual, story best ignored, but with some pleasing aesthetics. What makes the gameplay so simple is that although it's an RTS, there's no micro management of units. Nor do you control the production of any units. They just pump out of your platforms automatically, then they'll automatically patrol the platform and automatically attack anything that comes nearby.

    Once you're ready to attack attacking, by default you'll select the entire navy at one platform and then give them an order to attack another platform. You can't send them half way then wait, you can't tell them to focus on a particular unit, and so on.

    Many RTS gamers may feel this is dumbed down, but for those looking for a more relaxed RTS experience, without having to manage so many things at the same time, this may be the game for them.
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  5. Jan 31, 2012
    6
    To think about every RTS game,this game feels like lacking something from this game,and they lacking some gameplay.....and every time i play is....Click your army,Engaging,press "F",Capturing,build tower defense and thats all...Nothing new about this game...Graphics are good...just as expected from russian made game,water effects are good too....but others,feels uninspiring.And Story feelsTo think about every RTS game,this game feels like lacking something from this game,and they lacking some gameplay.....and every time i play is....Click your army,Engaging,press "F",Capturing,build tower defense and thats all...Nothing new about this game...Graphics are good...just as expected from russian made game,water effects are good too....but others,feels uninspiring.And Story feels weak and dialog is poor.
    Not sure to recommended this game.But i just hoping this game would be better if they improve the gameplay....
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  6. Jan 30, 2012
    6
    As far as gameplay, Oil Rush is a highly-polished version of Phage Wars and other node-based games (Eufloria, Galcon Labs, etc.). Course, that's just dandy. After all, even Starcraft 2 is just a ton of cosmetics on top of a pretty simple 12-year-old resource management game, and that's why we love it! But speaking of cosmetics, the other reviewers are right. The Russian devs apparentlyAs far as gameplay, Oil Rush is a highly-polished version of Phage Wars and other node-based games (Eufloria, Galcon Labs, etc.). Course, that's just dandy. After all, even Starcraft 2 is just a ton of cosmetics on top of a pretty simple 12-year-old resource management game, and that's why we love it! But speaking of cosmetics, the other reviewers are right. The Russian devs apparently tried to do the translation by themselves, and it doesn't sound good. The intro speech from the commander actually sounds fine, but after that it's a big mess. If you can shut your ears to the goofed up language, then it's an amusing and visually nice game. But for a game that prizes itself on cool cosmetics, they really boned the hound on the whole translation thing. Expand
  7. Jan 28, 2012
    5
    It's a nice game, but it sounds like it was poorly translated from Russian. Why make a great game, invest so much money and time in pro-quality visuals and sound, tell a great story, but make it sound so poor? Most of the time it's clear the voice actors have no idea what they're supposed to be saying, because the script doesn't make any sense. It's the modern equivalent of "all your baseIt's a nice game, but it sounds like it was poorly translated from Russian. Why make a great game, invest so much money and time in pro-quality visuals and sound, tell a great story, but make it sound so poor? Most of the time it's clear the voice actors have no idea what they're supposed to be saying, because the script doesn't make any sense. It's the modern equivalent of "all your base are belong to us". In the grand scheme of things, getting the text translated right is a very minor expense, but it makes a huge difference. It's really a shame they cut that corner, scarring what would otherwise have been a masterpiece. Expand
Metascore
67

Mixed or average reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 23
  2. Negative: 2 out of 23
  1. 70
    Oil Rush manages to separate itself from the flock through a range of novel ideas and features, while still remaining accessible to all fans of the genre. It has a few flaws, but is still well worth getting.
  2. Apr 9, 2012
    60
    A game that has a great little concept, a wonky campaign, AI bots that aren't quite up to the challenge of challenging you and somewhat dodgy netcode. It's incredibly frustrating, because the core concept works, and it works well. It's just all the rest that's falling apart at the seams.
  3. Apr 4, 2012
    80
    It is not an epic strategy game like Dune but this little gem offers something for almost everybody: Beginners will not be overburdened while experienced players will get a challenge with the unusual mechanics and veterans can ramp up the difficulty level to get their money's worth.