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  • Summary: OilRush is a real-time strategy game based on group control. It offers mechanics of a classical RTS combined with a Tower Wars genre: control the upgrade of production platforms as well as their defence forces, and send battle groups of naval and air units to capture enemy platforms and oil rigs.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 23
  2. Negative: 2 out of 23
  1. CD-Action
    Feb 13, 2012
    85
    The only real flaw I can point out is optimization – Oil Rush slows down randomly once in a while. It does not impair its great playability though. [March 2012, p.46]
  2. Jan 30, 2012
    80
    Oil Rush is an interesting hybrid that combines RTS and Tower Defense mechanics with a great success. Visually remarkable, and with fresh and addictive gameplay, we miss more deep strategy elements.
  3. Mar 20, 2012
    80
    Oil Rush could have been an all graphics, no gameplay showcase for Unigine, but somehow they have managed to make a neat looking and refreshing RTS that makes for a great evening in front of the computer.
  4. Feb 15, 2012
    70
    Oil Rush is simple, intuitive and technically sound. However, there is only one way to really appreciate its qualities: the multiplayer. Unfortunately at this time the online fan base is still very small.
  5. 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.
  6. Mar 1, 2012
    65
    Oil Rush delivers a new experience within the Tower Defense genre and Unigine Corp. delivers a decent game. The flaws of Oil Rush are the lack of variety and freedom within the game. Despite these flaws, the game is a real brainteaser at times.
  7. Jan 30, 2012
    40
    For the most part, this is a game about running around for five minutes and then a long grind of the winner winning until he wins while the loser loses. Press "F" to watch.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 26
  2. Negative: 6 out of 26
  1. May 12, 2012
    10
    love the graphics.node based gameplay rocks! the developers have released patches to support nline multiplayer which will be a blast! havelove the graphics.node based gameplay rocks! the developers have released patches to support nline multiplayer which will be a blast! have been playing this game for the past couple of months and there has never been a dull moment in it. Expand
  2. May 12, 2012
    10
    beautiful graphics,simple but engaging gameplay and runs smoothly even on my old laptop.developers provide good support through the forums.webeautiful graphics,simple but engaging gameplay and runs smoothly even on my old laptop.developers provide good support through the forums.we linux users seldom get to play such a high quality game.
    the game is really fast paced even though there is no micromanagement because you have to continuously rebuild the towers that get destroyed and keep the control over the oil towers because oil is the currency in this game.there is no multiplayer server in this game,though the skirmish mode is really addictive.it introduces a new gameplay concept in the rts genre and is much better than the recycled fps games today in the market released once every year.highly recommended!
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  3. Feb 6, 2012
    10
    Very fun game! Gameplay: it's like a speed chess in multiplayer: you need to make the right decisions very quickly, each wrong move can costVery fun game! Gameplay: it's like a speed chess in multiplayer: you need to make the right decisions very quickly, each wrong move can cost you the whole match. I'm glad that there is no micromanagement: you can concentrate on real strategy instead of moving each unit like crazy.
    Single player campaign could be longer (took me about 8 hours), but all missions are different, so it was also fun, especially for an indie game.
    Graphics quality is amazing! Eastern villages are my favourite maps, they are just beautiful.
    Conclusion: great looking cross-platform (Windows, Mac AND Linux) game with fun gameplay for just $20. I love it!
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  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 pleasingThis 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 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,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 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
  6. 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 inIt'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
  7. Jun 4, 2013
    0
    This game is not in English, it was apparently translated by a chimpanzee to produce something that I can only describe as "almost English".This game is not in English, it was apparently translated by a chimpanzee to produce something that I can only describe as "almost English". Aside from that, the game play is something which probably wouldn't even entertain a chimpanzee.

    It doesn't warrant a detailed review because no sane person would want to get into the details after seeing how worthless this game is.
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