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. Stormrise is, overall, a good game. Great ideas that lack the depth users expect from this genre, along with a whole new gameplay that requires a lot of experience and practice. make up for a game that only the hardcore RTS gamers will be able to enjoy.
  2. The imprecise controls, bad AI and a completely missing overview make this game more hassle than fun. Stormrise raises a storm – of frustration!
  3. We don’t know if the concepts of Stormrise will be followed for the future of the RTS genre in consoles, but now it is a game pumped with great ideas though these are not well executed. Strategy hardcores can find in it interesting entertainment, but as precursory of a new IP this first effort is pretty disappointing, especially in this PC edition.
  4. That's one thing we didn't want to know: That Creative Assembly can create bad games, too. The main reason for this is a new control concept that went terribly wrong. It's almost impossible to control your troops which enables the otherwise dumb AI opponents (no control problems there) to dominate in massive battles. In addition to being unplayable, Stormrise requires Windows Vista and a DirectX 10-card, too.
  5. What started as a strategy experiment became the worst case scenario of gaming. Ugly, impossible to handle and extremely demanding for hardware, Stormrise is possibly the worst strategy game of the year! If this is the future of RTS, I’d rather stay in the past!
  6. Play (Poland)
    50
    Real time strategy with mediocre features, twisted storyline and boring gameplay looking for experienced gamer with a Vista PC. No takers? I am not surprised. Issuing orders is such an unnecessarily complicated task here that it takes a real effort not to throw the mouse in frustration. [May 2009]
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 »