Stormrise PC

Metascore
42

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 15
  2. Negative: 9 out of 15
Buy On
  1. PC Zone UK
    48
    The only things you'll get out of Stormrise are a headache and a stress-related heart attack from trying to select a unit. [June 2009, p.66]
  2. PC Format
    46
    A great idea that's failed because of execution. [May 2009, p.96]
  3. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    40
    Is there a single person at SEGA or at the Creative Assembly who thinks they made a really good game? A game someone would want to buy? It’s about time to consider some sacking in both companies. [Apr 2009]
  4. PC Gamer UK
    35
    An awful vision of strategy's future. [May 2009, p.69]
  5. One can’t blame this failure on the studio's youth or lack of experience. The Creative Assembly Australia are not some clumsy outsourcers. After all, the well-received Kingdoms expansion to Medieval 2: Total War was entirely their doing. This is why Stormrise is not just another faceless RTS clone, but a total disaster.
  6. A simple design idea for controllers created a massive chain reaction in how the game is played, and frankly, it’s for the worst.
  7. It's a re-invented fifth wheel on a car driving the wrong way up a one-way street. [Issue#20, p.55]
  8. 21
    There are so many incredible RTS games on the PC -- Stormrise is not one of them. Avoid it at all costs.
  9. This frustrating, broken mess is one of the worst strategy games in years.
User Score
4.7

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 6 out of 7
  1. Oct 8, 2011
    8
    OMG, what is everyone going on about, this game is m!nt, if you're bored of First Person Shooters (e.g Call Of Duty, Battlefield etc.) andOMG, what is everyone going on about, this game is m!nt, if you're bored of First Person Shooters (e.g Call Of Duty, Battlefield etc.) and want to try a tactical game, BUY STORMRISE Full Review »
  2. Aug 10, 2013
    0
    This game is terrible beyond all reason. The controls make the game a total mess and you have to micromanage the units at all times, whichThis game is terrible beyond all reason. The controls make the game a total mess and you have to micromanage the units at all times, which makes the game a total in most parts of the game.
    The story and voice acting is so utterly terrible that it makes C&C4 look like a damn masterpiece.

    Sometimes it takes several seconds before a unit responds to a command, and while the unit is moving it will often run in slow motion and damage can be done and taken before the unit is even in line of sight of the enemy. The AI is so terrible that units often forget what they were supposed to do, and instead of attacking the enemy they will just run around in circles like retards.
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  3. Oct 23, 2011
    0
    This is the worst game I've ever played (over 20+ years of gaming). The interface is a crime. You can't freely move the camera. You can'tThis is the worst game I've ever played (over 20+ years of gaming). The interface is a crime. You can't freely move the camera. You can't hotkey or easily move between squads you have to flick (whip) your mouse towards them and hope you get the right one. The path finding is hopeless. The squad sizes are capped at 3 per group, and took random mashing of keys to figure out how to group at all, since the options menu has no keyboard controls listed. Combat is rubbish and unsatisfying. Unit uses aren't explained very well and units generally seem fairly useless. They are cheap throw away units, but you have to exert so much effort fighting the camera, interface, pathing, grouping, etc to use them it's frustrating to spend 2 minutes just moving them over the cumbersome terrain only for them to die. This is a game that ignores all the innovation in RTS and regresses back to 1988 in terms of game design. This will sit proudly at the top of my list of worst games ever. Full Review »