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  • Summary: R.U.S.E. is a real-time strategy game that allows players to bluff their enemies to lead their nation to victory, controlling the action using views that range seamlessly from the heart of the battlefield to the full theatre of war. Players are plunged into the action thanks to the exclusiveR.U.S.E. is a real-time strategy game that allows players to bluff their enemies to lead their nation to victory, controlling the action using views that range seamlessly from the heart of the battlefield to the full theatre of war. Players are plunged into the action thanks to the exclusive IRISZOOM Engine which offers an intuitive interface that allows for smooth, rapid transitions from a birds-eye view of the entire conflict, down into the heat of the battle and vice versa. In R.U.S.E., players use their brain as the ultimate weapon, fighting a war of perception, where the ability to deceive and mislead the enemy determines success. A first in a strategy game, R.U.S.E. promises to reinvigorate the genre by using deception to give new-found depth to the game play. [Ubisoft] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 45
  2. Negative: 0 out of 45
  1. Jan 5, 2011
    93
    "Quotation Forthcoming"
  2. The story might be forgettable, the cut scenes are unimpressive and the first few hours are extremely slow. Get over these faults however and Ruse reveals itself to be an intuitive, complex but nevertheless accessible experience.
  3. 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.
  4. R.U.S.E. works as a console RTS game, thanks to its simplified control system and entertaining gameplay.
  5. 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.
  6. This intriguing real-time strategy game overcomes its feeble campaign by encouraging a different approach to battlefield tactics.
  7. 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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. Sep 14, 2010
    10
    rts with co-op!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! fqya!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111 :-prts with co-op!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! fqya!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111 :-p !!!!!1111111111111111111111111111111111111111 Expand
  2. Sep 24, 2012
    10
    R.U.S.E is a personal favorite of mine, considering I've spent so much time playing it.

    R.U.S.E, although feeling like it was made for the
    R.U.S.E is a personal favorite of mine, considering I've spent so much time playing it.

    R.U.S.E, although feeling like it was made for the PC, still performs great on consoles, with very minor lag issues during very large battles. R.U.S.E also differs from many console RTS' and brings many new and exciting features, which include:

    - The ability for units to make use of the terrain (Eg, using forests to stay hidden, or hiding units in towns)

    - 6 different playable nations which include USA, UK, Germany and the USSR.

    - A filling campaign. Although the campaign is not it's strong point, it is helpful for beginners.

    - A Co-Op Operation mode where players can co-operatively or by themselves complete objectives, similar to the campaign. - LOTS of units, ranging from classics such as the Spitfire and the Sherman, and many unknown things like the MAUS or Calliope. The range of units in R.U.S.E is very good for a strategy game.

    All in all, R.U.S.E is a brilliant RTS game, and not to be missed by any strategy genre fan.
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  3. Sep 14, 2010
    10
    I've been waiting for this game ever since it was announced. Finally playing it is a joy, especially since it's an awesome game with greatI've been waiting for this game ever since it was announced. Finally playing it is a joy, especially since it's an awesome game with great controls that delivers a mind bending experience. The art of war has arrived on the consoles. Expand
  4. Sep 14, 2010
    9
    This is the best RTS game that has appeared on consoles ever.....The standard controller is simple and easy to use which is great consideringThis is the best RTS game that has appeared on consoles ever.....The standard controller is simple and easy to use which is great considering most RTS games fall at this point.....The story is good but it isn't the strong point of this game and that is the gameplay.....The gameplay works very well and after learning the basics it is easy to get into and do well in it. The graphics are good and the zoom in feel is fluid and is done well. The detail of the indervidual troops is not that great but this doesn't distract you to much from the game it self. The RUSE's are a nice feature and is an addition that some RTS need to look at and add to there games to get the player more strategic options. I recommend this game too all and especially to those thinking of getting the move but are unsure about the launch titles. It is a perfect game to get with or without the move but for earlier move adopters it is a must Expand
  5. Oct 26, 2012
    8
    Okay bad points first; The achievements are ridiculous like "play online with 4 friends in one match" I cant even find a single player onOkay bad points first; The achievements are ridiculous like "play online with 4 friends in one match" I cant even find a single player on earth. so yeah multiplayer could have been better that includes co-op. That's all for bad points in my opinion.
    Good points; Excellent graphics and theme for the general layout and design of things,
    the game-play was equally good the menus and units do take a while to get used to however.
    Story; very good considering there is only about 15 minutes of cut scenes in the whole game very, very predictable tho duh.
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  6. Sep 11, 2010
    7
    i thought this game was going to end up being a 9 or 10 out of 10 game but the repetitiveness throughout the multi player really ruins it,i thought this game was going to end up being a 9 or 10 out of 10 game but the repetitiveness throughout the multi player really ruins it, it's always the same few factions churning out 100s of air units at the same time to rush the enemy after the inevitable stale mate. the main game is also in a single word. Meh. it's neither great nor awful. therefore i give RUSE a 7/10 Expand
  7. Sep 5, 2011
    0
    I'm not even going to waste more time explaining why I hate this, it just plain sucks in every possible way... i'd rather play C&C4 for theI'm not even going to waste more time explaining why I hate this, it just plain sucks in every possible way... i'd rather play C&C4 for the rest of my life than be subjected to this crap (yes it's THAT BAD). Expand

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