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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 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
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  1. Positive: 33 out of 45
  2. Negative: 0 out of 45
  1. Jan 5, 2011
    "Quotation Forthcoming"
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. The conservative setting and lack of an engaging storyline may do little to excite RTS veterans but, in its ruleset, Ruse expands upon the genre in a way that goes beyond gimmick. [Oct 2010, p.95]
  5. Even with the imperfect controls and average multiplayer, veterans of the genre will find satisfaction in the game's attention to detail. Seeing RUSE appeal to anyone else is harder to fathom.
  6. If you want an RTS that requires a command to be issued every second then you're still going to need that PC, but in the meantime R.U.S.E. in an acceptable distraction for those willing to skirmish online.
  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
    rts with co-op!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! fqya!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111 :-p !!!!!1111111111111111111111111111111111111111 Expand
  2. Sep 24, 2012
    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.
  3. Sep 14, 2010
    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 great controls that delivers a mind bending experience. The art of war has arrived on the consoles. Expand
  4. Sep 14, 2010
    This 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
    Okay 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.
  6. Sep 11, 2010
    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 Collapse
  7. Sep 5, 2011
    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 the rest of my life than be subjected to this crap (yes it's THAT BAD). Expand

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