Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Oct 20, 2011
    91
    Rugby Challenge is a pleasant surprise in a crowded Fall release season. The game does a great job of both teaching players about the sport of Rugby and giving them a chance to virtually experience the hard-hitting action from the field. The polished presentation, excellent control mechanics, and robust amount of options create one of the best video game representations of a sport that I have seen.
User Score
6.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 2 out of 4
  1. Nov 4, 2011
    8
    For a first attempt at a union game and a lack of funding, this game is an incredible attempt by sidhe. Beautiful to look at, good gameplay licenses for all club teams aswell as some international teams and a customisation tool as good as any. The only flaws have to be the career mode which lacks any real depth and seems lazy at best. Hopefully sidhe will push on with a Rugby Challenge 2 and with more funding could make a great game! A VERY solid platform and the best rugby game ever by far. Rugby fans, this is a MUST. Wipes Rugby World Cup 2011 right off the slate! Full Review »
  2. May 2, 2014
    0
    How can this game have such a positive review? If anyone gives it a good review they must never have played rugby in their life.

    You have
    50+ offloads in a single game ?
    You can pass pinpoint from anywhere?
    You have a slow-mo kicking setup which is awesome but utterly useless if your backline is FULL of forwards?
    Why cant you pass the ball to forwards to drive or pick&go to make safe gains ?
    Scrummages can be won by anyone ? How unrealistic is that?
    Kicking is the most annoying part - it uses no basis but timing on a single scale ?
    Players can run through you and not get tackled ?
    Your backline stands still after you run ? Whats the point of a backline then ?

    I can go on for days about how many BASIC SIMPLE things are wrong with this game. I;ve changed all the settings and it makes the smallest difference. I'd rather burn it than play it.
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  3. Jan 27, 2014
    1
    its very unreal and it has the rules of rugby badly stated so it is not a pleasant game to play due to those flaws it has. having the possibility of doing a lot of offloads makes the game boring because you are never tackled and when you are tackled automatically you lose the ball. moreover, some teams are unbeatable like the crusaders, when playing against them they are too hard to tackle and that is why i do not like this game at all, it gets on my nerves in some way when i play the game. Full Review »