Metascore
64

Mixed or average reviews - based on 6 Critics What's this?

  • Summary: Rugby Challenge features online play, licensed teams, and a multiyear franchise mode.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Sep 1, 2011
    70
    It's an imperfect experience but if you're going to buy one rugby title this year, regardless of what anyone says, get this one.
  2. Dec 5, 2011
    70
    If you love rugby, even if you are not an expert, this is probably a game that you should buy.
  3. Oct 21, 2011
    65
    Inconsistent presentation and licensing issues trip up Wallabies Rugby Challenge's run for the try line, but enjoyable gameplay and a wealth of modes give it a decent chance at life beyond the World Cup.
  4. Has some almost crippling gameplay issues that'll have even casual rugby observers weeping into their Guinness. [Christmas 2011, p.97]
  5. Nov 7, 2011
    60
    The sport lovers are indeed in a good place for this year's end. If Jonah Lomu Rugby Challenge doesn't reach the level of other sports games like Top Spin 4 or NBA 2K12, it still remains a deep and enticing game, for the specialists and the newcomers alike. Its simplified gameplay and rich content make it a benchmark, even though one can still rant about some inconsistencies in terms of immersion. Shortcomings that will probably be fixed for the next edition, already announced for a september 2012 release.
  6. Dec 1, 2011
    58
    Ignore the risk and reward of the real thing. [Christmas 2011, p.95]