Rugby World Cup 2011 Xbox 360

User Score
3.9

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 13
  2. Negative: 7 out of 13

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  1. Sep 9, 2011
    7
    Slated by others, although i think it has charm. Its a decent game, graphics are not top notch admittedly and could do with some polishing. No licenses. But a decent game i think. Not much playability beyond world cup mode and place kick shoot out, but turnovers and scrums are good. Multiplayer is great! playing against a friend online is challenging and presents more of a game than singleSlated by others, although i think it has charm. Its a decent game, graphics are not top notch admittedly and could do with some polishing. No licenses. But a decent game i think. Not much playability beyond world cup mode and place kick shoot out, but turnovers and scrums are good. Multiplayer is great! playing against a friend online is challenging and presents more of a game than single player AI. its a solid game. but i do suggest waiting for jona lomuh's challenge which is out in a few weeks. Expand
  2. Sep 17, 2011
    7
    I've waited for 5 years for a Rugby Union game on Xbox360. It has the developers who did the original EA titles, but not the $ in development. It lacks polish and the cutting edge of say EA's Madden or FIFA series - but they've gone through 20+ iterations from PS1 and early PC days to now. It's not a huge evolution on Rugby 2006 or 2008, but these guys need the opportunity to build on whatI've waited for 5 years for a Rugby Union game on Xbox360. It has the developers who did the original EA titles, but not the $ in development. It lacks polish and the cutting edge of say EA's Madden or FIFA series - but they've gone through 20+ iterations from PS1 and early PC days to now. It's not a huge evolution on Rugby 2006 or 2008, but these guys need the opportunity to build on what they have. If anything given the limited content it should have been released at a lower price point (but maybe the RWC license costs are high). Rather than just the RWC tournament there should have been an opportunity to play a Road to the World Cup and attempt to qualify lower tier nations to the pool stages? Or perhaps included Sevens as well? maybe next time?

    Anyway I've had a great time playing with/against my 8 year old son, and it's teaching a lot about the rules and mechanics of the real game. The controls are pretty intuitive after a couple of matches. Like Rugby 2006/8 the players do tend to bunch but hey that's what mini rugby players do as well. I haven't played online as I don't have a Gold account.

    In summary it's a passable "simulation" of rugby union, graphics are OK, the atmosphere is good and the player mechanics/animations are passable.

    Developers - we need more rugby games.
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  3. May 2, 2014
    7
    This game, like its older versions, focus on the basics of rugby and make it an enjoyable experience for the rugby fan. I'd rather play something realistic and strategy based compared to the likes of Jonah Lomu Rugby which is completely off the basis of rugby.

    If your looking for a stable game with controlled variables - buy this one.
Metascore
55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 14
  2. Negative: 3 out of 14
  1. X-ONE Magazine UK
    Nov 14, 2011
    60
    A frustrating affair. [Issue#77, p.91]
  2. Oct 20, 2011
    40
    In a year that has seen plenty of top-notch sports games, this is arguably the worst of the lot.
  3. Oct 12, 2011
    60
    The absence of any tutorial mode makes it an uphill battle for newcomers, while committed rugby fans will probably be put off by its lack of depth. New Zealand games don't even begin with the Haka, and where's the fun in that?