Stormrise Xbox 360

Metascore
48

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 36 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 36
  2. Negative: 20 out of 36
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  1. Stormrise also does a terrible job of giving you information.
  2. Stormrise as a RTS will probably not appeal to everyone, it's complicated and frustrating at times, however there is a fun and strategic game lurching underneath
  3. 70
    Stormrise produces an odd sensation: the ideas it proposes are very good for the most part, and its approach could have caused a new milestone in the genre, and set the way for the others to follow, taking advantage of its control. But the execution hasn't resulted so convincing.
  4. We don’t know if the concepts of Stormrise will be followed in the future of the RTS genre in consoles, but now it is a game pumped with great ideas though these are not well executed. Strategy hardcores can find in it an interesting entertainment, but as precursory of a new IP this first effort is disappointing.
  5. 66
    A decent but unpolished strategy game built around a technological concept that only sort of works in any practical sense. An amiable attempt, but a far cry from victory.
  6. Stormrise is, overall, a good game. Great ideas that lack the depth users expect from this genre, along with a whole new gameplay that requires a lot of experience and practice. make up for a game that only the hardcore RTS gamers will be able to enjoy.
  7. This is a game with plenty of good ideas and a decent enough storyline that keeps you interested, but it all gets far too bogged down by the cumbersome camera and twitchy controls.
  8. Some truly neat ideas made ugly and fiddly.
  9. The premise behind Stormrise is pretty decent, commendable in fact as there are some good ideas on offer, yet the execution leaves little to be desired.
  10. The imprecise controls, bad AI and a completely missing overview make this game more hassle than fun. Stormrise raises a storm – of frustration!
  11. Stormrise is the perfect example of good ideas not always translating into good games.
  12. Xbox World 360 Magazine UK
    51
    Not what you expect from the makers of Total War: a flawed real time strategy, with zero thrills. [June 2009, p.74]
  13. Innovation and frustration tango before your eyes.
  14. With so many better RTSs to play there’s no need to even look at Stormrise.
  15. The controls prove to be the game's worst aspect, and the single-player campaign is additionally marred by a pedestrian storyline.
User Score
6.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Sep 23, 2015
    10
    stormrise is still the best game I ever played and its been like 3-5 years ago it has its down sides but the game is amazing how to you notstormrise is still the best game I ever played and its been like 3-5 years ago it has its down sides but the game is amazing how to you not like a game like this if you get bored of first person shooter like call of duty and that this is a game to play (10-10) Full Review »
  2. Oct 6, 2010
    1
    THis game is so boring it is unbelievable. I bought it for about £10 thinking it would be a laugh but immediately wanted my moneyTHis game is so boring it is unbelievable. I bought it for about £10 thinking it would be a laugh but immediately wanted my money back. THe way you change characters is absolutely ridiculous. THere is a total of 0 people who ever go online probably because theyre busy playing a decent game other than this shambolic mess that should be banned as it is so poor. Want my Advice - Dont Buy this game. Full Review »
  3. AaronB
    Apr 21, 2009
    10
    Best RTS on the 360..on any system for that matter including PC, and thats coming from an old Starcraft master lol..simple as that in myBest RTS on the 360..on any system for that matter including PC, and thats coming from an old Starcraft master lol..simple as that in my opinion. Great environments and effects, unique gameplay...turn-based combat/chess theory in some ways, if that makes sense; move,cover,let enemy attack, move etc; the 'whip select' works a treat once figured out. Its got a few issues here and there which ARE going to be patched (patch 2)VERY soon (patch 1 already out), check out Stormrisers.com for more info. Great unofficial fan site only too willing to help u through an admittedly tough, engrossing, totally unique experience. Just add Stormrisers to your friends list, will be accepted in a couple of days, great online community (small but dedicated). Skirmish games are a blast to. Just take your time. Learn the game in single player, play co-op against AI armies learn from players only too willing to help and play skirmish mode against AI. Mature gamers will enjoy this one more I think. Full Review »