Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 37 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 37
  2. Negative: 0 out of 37
Buy On
  1. Jan 5, 2011
    72
    With a disappointing campaign and a lack of online players to challenge, R.U.S.E. is a tough sell.
  2. R.U.S.E tries hard to make itself stand out from the crowd, but ultimately needs a stool to try and peek over the other strategy giants.
  3. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Jan 5, 2011
    70
    "Quotation Forthcoming"
  4. If you enjoy strategy games, you'll enjoy R.U.S.E.. The best part of the game is unfortunately riddled with balancing issues and saddled with a dead community. A shame really, especially for an overlooked genre.
  5. Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    70
    Online action offers up to four-player wars or free-for-all skirmishes, while the Battles and Operations modes allow armchair generals to take a breather from the WWII campaign and rattle off rounds at a more leisurely pace. [Nov 2010, p.82]
  6. A well made and well rounded strategy war game, but not one that hooks you in the same way as the genre greats. There are enough competent strategy offerings on the PC that this isn't an obligatory purchase, but the lack of good strategy games on the consoles means that R.U.S.E. is definitely worth checking out on those platforms – it even handles well with the controller.
  7. The new gold standard in console real-time strategies, and one that isn't afraid to invent new ideas as well as reinterpret old ones.
  8. Apart from the many original ideas here, RUSE looks like game tied to a campaign that is not bad, but seems to have some problems. The multiplayer is another world.
  9. It could definitely appeal to those who enjoy a more macro-style strategy game, but if you like a faster pace to your strategy, it's going to be easy to get bored or frustrated quick.
  10. Despite a fascinating concept and an undoubted strategic deepness, the console versions of R.U.S.E. fail to deliver a fully satisfying gaming experience for both fans and newcomers to the genre due to some gameplay flaws and some questionable decisions made by the developers.
User Score
7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 50 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 50
  2. Negative: 8 out of 50
  1. Sep 9, 2010
    10
    All joking aside, I do not know what game the critics were playing, and what they think gaming is.
    R.U.S.E. is first and foremost (as with all
    All joking aside, I do not know what game the critics were playing, and what they think gaming is.
    R.U.S.E. is first and foremost (as with all games today) a multiplayer experience. It has been designed as such, with fantastic dialogue between beta testers (of which there were many) and impeccable attention to detail, gameplay, and realism.
    The single player campaign lacks the fast paced run and gun people are use to, but the heavily strategic and tactical gameplay of multiplayer absolutely shines. The art of deception the game is based around gives players an endless multitude of strategies to fool foes, interact with team mates and drag you in to a gaming experience you won't forget.
    My favourite title of the year.
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  2. Sep 15, 2010
    10
    I really have to agree with the last guy - the game was designed for MP. The SP is actually not that bad but when you jump into the MP worldI really have to agree with the last guy - the game was designed for MP. The SP is actually not that bad but when you jump into the MP world it really starts to compare to some of the top of the line RT-Strategy games out there. Judge it for yourself - I recommend a buy but rent if you're skeptical. Full Review »
  3. Sep 15, 2010
    8
    The game is one of the better new games available at this moment. I really enjoy playing it alone and/or with my friends. The singleplayerThe game is one of the better new games available at this moment. I really enjoy playing it alone and/or with my friends. The singleplayer isn't that great, but the multiplayer makes that up.
    I just love the details.
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