R.U.S.E. PlayStation 3


Generally favorable reviews - based on 37 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 37
  2. Negative: 0 out of 37
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  1. 85
    R.U.S.E. is kind of unique game. This is by far the greatest RTS game on a console in a sense of controls. The game works great with the DualShock 3 and the PlayStation Move and the gameplay on itself is quite different from other RTS games.
  2. I'm hoping that with patches (and some more players) that most of those can be corrected, and the basic concept of the ruses is solid and very enjoyable. It really is an RTS that plays like no other, and it deserves a second look on that basis alone.
  3. 85
    The singleplayer storyline is far from interesting but the awesome gameplay makes up for it. R.U.S.E. brings a fresh breeze into the RTS genre and strategists will have, without a doubt, tons of fun with this game.
  4. This is a great and smart RTS experience that will definitely appeal to real time strategy gamers. Hardcore PC gamers may find this a little too simplistic in gameplay terms, but its amazing control, its refreshing concept and great on-line modes are really interesting options for console gamers.
  5. Ruse is doing really well on consoles. The controls of the game are very good (PlayStation Move on PS3 is working fine for Ruse) . You never lose track at all. The missions convince with new tasks and unexpected, but never unfair events. Moreover, the degree of difficulty moves slowly, but surely Ruse offers a challenge even for professionals. The story and the main character are some of the rare things we dislike.
  6. Play UK
    A solid strategy romp and well worth any strategy fans' time. [Issue#197, p.94]
  7. Jan 5, 2011
    This really just boils down to if you enjoy RTS games and the methodical level of pacing that comes with the genre. This is the first RTS game on a console that I have been able to tolerate.
  8. R.U.S.E. is not a title suitable for casual players, and it requires a certain amount of commitment and a flexible and strategic mind. If you want a spectacular, frenetic and anchored to the old system RTS, we do not recommend you this title, but if you want something really new, strategic and tactically considered approach, R.U.S.E. is for you.
  9. The story of R.U.S.E. might not be interesting and the action is kind of slow, but the game has a lot of impressive strategic elements. The game is deep and exciting.
  10. 80
    R.U.S.E. is a breath of fresh air in a genre that consoles have seemingly not been able to perfect. The inclusion of Move controls in the PS3 version really make a difference and even with a standard controller, the game plays great.
  11. R.U.S.E. is a great RTS. It may not be as robust as some of the RTS's that are available on the PC, but this is easily the best RTS's you can find on the PS3.
  12. Great tactics, unique design and great multiplayer - this is easy to recommend.
  13. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    As an RTS game R.U.S.E. succeeds. It's tough and it's tight. As an RTS game, however, it's destined to only be embraced by a small, hardcore community. [Oct 2010 p.75]
  14. 80
    Only after some hours does RUSE become what it really is: a challenging, well-made game, although with clumsy first steps, something difficult to accept nowadays, in a market that moves very quickly.
  15. 80
    RUSE takes a while to warm up, but once it does, it's cracking stuff, as the game's unfailingly proper British generals would no doubt put it. It makes real-time strategy accessible with pad controls without sacrificing either complexity or challenge.
  16. With a much lower pace than its competitors, in favor of its truly strategic (rather than tactical) approach, R.U.S.E. provides large-scale battles filled with subtlety, twists, and finesse, for its solo adventure and multiplayer alike. Its system of ruses, most notably, is absolutely brilliant for building up effective attack and defense strategies, especially when you're able to keep most of your real intentions concealed up to the very last minute. It's a game one needs to approach from afar, with the intelligence of a general, and a real soft gem in a world of brutish RTS games. It's a really different alternative to StarCraft II that really deserves attention, if only to discover another way to wage war.
  17. It really is too bad that the Campaign has to fall so far short of expectations. If they had only managed to refine that entire mode, and allow us to dive into the nuts and bolts of the game earlier, R.U.S.E. could've been a great – perhaps even an elite-level – RTS.
  18. R.U.S.E. is a good game that has some flaws. The one thing that Ubisoft and the devs were counting on to entertain (the R.U.S.E. option) pays off really well in the end. The rest of the gameplay elements aren't overly different from what we've seen before in an RTS, which makes R.U.S.E. simply good and not great.
  19. Unfortunately, the only place this intriguing design has a place to shine is in multiplayer. The campaign is laughably awful, with a tepid story told through awkwardly acted cutscenes surrounding poorly scripted scenarios.
  20. PSM3 Magazine UK
    Jan 5, 2011
    "Quotation Forthcoming"
  21. A good amount of multiplayer value rounds out a substantial single-player portion. There's a good amount of game for your dollar here, but some of that is due to how slow moving the game can be at times.
  22. Jan 5, 2011
    R.U.S.E. isn't doing anything particularly groundbreaking in the world of RTS, but in the world of console gameplay, it is doing well to stand apart.
  23. 75
    Overall, R.U.S.E. is an interesting take on what some would consider a stale topic these days. It brings some great ideas that have never been seen before into the RTS genre, and executes them well for the most part.
  24. R.U.S.E. is a smart videogame in his genre with huge doses of tactics and interesting playability. One of the best RTSs for console gamers.
  25. This intriguing real-time strategy game overcomes its feeble campaign by encouraging a different approach to battlefield tactics.
  26. R.U.S.E. succeeds as a solid RTS with a fun focus on deceit, even if it's a little more conventional than we were hoping for.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 50 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 3 out of 13
  1. Sep 9, 2010
    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
    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
    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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