Jonah Lomu Rugby Challenge Xbox 360

User Score
6.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 2 out of 8
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  1. 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 tackleits 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. Expand
  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
    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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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. Games Master UK
    Dec 17, 2011
    80
    Just misses the conversion to make it a champion, but still a great rugby game. [Jan 2012, p.96]
  2. Oct 31, 2011
    80
    But Rugby Challenge is the nucleus of a truly great rugby sim. It's certainly the best rugby game currently available and one can only imagine the heights it could scale if a publisher with enough cash were to throw its weight behind it.
  3. Oct 25, 2011
    75
    I have to stress that this is not a "pick and up and play" game if you're new to rugby. There's a lot of learning involved as rugby, turns out, is a pretty complicated sport. Still, Jonah Lomu Rugby Challenge, from the perspective of a novice rugby fan, is a great starter game.