• Publisher: Konami
  • Release Date: Mar 12, 2001
Metascore
82

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Definitely a cut about the rest. Not only is it one of the best console-based strategy games of all time, it also shows a level of quality that is lacking in many PS2 titles.
  2. Behind the striking visual façade lies a deep strategy game, enhanced by the interesting addition of ground troops and solid interfaces for both the real-time and turn-based components.
  3. A game that’s easy to get into and fairly simple to play but that’s heavy on both strategy and skill – a rare combination.
  4. 87
    With many new elements to the strategy genre, RoR will be loved by many, while others accustomed to usual strategy gameplay will grow into it.
  5. 85
    A very satisfying strategy experience. I recommend it wholeheartedly to anyone who enjoyed the "Front Mission" series or "Carnage Heart," and other wargaming fans should get a kick out of it as well, both its combat system and the involved world-building that surrounds it.
  6. Winning Ring of Red could take nearly as long as quashing a real world war, but hey, at least it's a nuclear blast all the way up to that pesky peace declaration.
  7. Fans of anime should rejoice in the story, and those looking for a strategic level game for the PlayStation 2 will no doubt be captivated by this intense title.
  8. A solid title, featuring a believable and interesting storyline, plenty of missions to work through, and even good graphics. However, it can get very tedious at times, testing the patience of the most tolerant of gamers.
  9. Easily the best strategy game out on the PS2 at this time, not to mention one of the more inventive to ever grace a console.
  10. Being time consuming, this game may not be for the passive gamer, but for anyone who is willing to put in the energy, Ring of Red will provide a rich experience filled with both great tactics and a wonderful story.
  11. A great design with a hint of innovation and style, and enough strategy to make you grow new brain cells.
  12. One of the best action strategy games I have ever played.
  13. 70
    Despite slow and repetitive gameplay and the lack of a compelling story, the premise is cool and the low-tech mech shootouts are tense. Ring of Red will be hypnotically fun to some and sleep-inducing to others; rent first.
  14. Incorporates many elements familiar to the genre in different ways, and wraps them all in an intriguing story that gives this game its own distinct feel.
  15. ROR offers decent strategy elementis and is easy to understand, but the gameplay crawls and may be a turn-off for even the most hardcore strategy buff.

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