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  • Summary: RUGBY WORLD CUP 2011 will challenge players to pick from the 20 Rugby World Cup 2011 participating countries, and attempt to lead their team through the pool phase to progress to the Final and the opportunity to lift the prestigious Webb Ellis Cup.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 12
  2. Negative: 6 out of 12
  1. This is a rugby relic from a bygone age. [Oct 2011, p.116]
  2. Sep 2, 2011
    60
    Everything about this game screams "minimal effort".
  3. May 29, 2012
    55
    Unfortunately Rugby World Cup 2011 is not worth the money it costs – not even for a rugbyplayer or -fan.
  4. Sep 16, 2011
    49
    Not the worst sports game ever made, and capable of producing some enjoyment in multiplayer mode. But it won't last, will get annoying, and you will get very bored. [Issue#209, p.94]
  5. Oct 4, 2011
    47
    Technically competent, but a woeful simulation of a sport consistently ignored by gaming. This won't help... [Nov 2011, p.107]
  6. Aug 27, 2011
    45
    Limited licences, stripped features, and disappointing presentation make Rugby World Cup 2011 disappointing to even the most ardent fans of the sport.
  7. Sep 1, 2011
    40
    At the end of the day, it is frustrating enough for New Zealand sports fans and gamers that rugby and cricket titles are so few and far between, and that they will never be made on the sort of budgets that Madden or Pro Evolution Soccer enjoy. To then be presented with such a cynical, half-hearted effort as Rugby World Cup masquerading as a legitimate contender with a full-retail price tag only adds insult to injury.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Sep 8, 2011
    8
    just played the demo...Yeah the price is a little bit akward (49.99)... But this game is FUN! Im not an expert about rugby, but all i know is that it did not take long before i was able to understand how to play the game. Everybody can learn in like 5 min! I dont know why critics are comparing it with games like madden or fifa... Its really not the same budget and how many decent games of rugby have you played in your life? Me, thats sure is the first decent one. Im not going to bash it... it's absolutely not the sports game of the year but it deserve to give it a chance and Im sure that like me, you'll have a lot of fin with it
    (btw : sorry for my english :S it's not my primary language)
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  2. Jan 26, 2013
    7
    very fun game but it gets boring real quick. :( There are lots of visual glitches were you might get tackled through a ruck also if you kick off there is a about a 1 in 3 chance that your player will automatically tap tackle the other teams catcher in mid air and give away a penalty which is really frustrating because you cant do anything about it. Its very fun to run the pitch with the ball and sidestep everyone and if you hand off people you faceplant them into the ground which is fun. Overall not bad game and with minor fixes could get a 9/10 :) Expand
  3. Oct 1, 2011
    2
    Wow, where to start with the flaws or bugs in this game?
    This is nothing more than the previous version, with updated names and logos, and
    way more flaws in the gameplay.
    Here are some examples: 1. It is basically impossible to defend the attacking cross-kick when you are defending in your 22. All the top teams use it and will score nine times out of ten as by the time you get a chance to switch to control your wing, it is too late. 2. If you are viewing from behind (not the side) it is impossible to see what is going on when you are defending. The camera does not â
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