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  • Summary: Rust is a survival game created by Facepunch Studios. Inspired by games like DayZ, Minecraft and Stalker – Rust aims to create a hostile environment in which emergent gameplay can flourish. The aim of the game is to survive. To do this the player should gather resources. Hitting a tree withRust is a survival game created by Facepunch Studios. Inspired by games like DayZ, Minecraft and Stalker – Rust aims to create a hostile environment in which emergent gameplay can flourish. The aim of the game is to survive. To do this the player should gather resources. Hitting a tree with a rock will give you wood, hitting a rock with a rock will give you rock and ore. You can then craft a hatchet from the wood and rock, allowing you to gather faster. You can go out and hunt a variety of wildlife such as boars, chickens, rabbits, bears, wolves and deer. Once you have killed an animal you can butcher it to gather its meat and skin. You can craft a fire using wood and cook the meat inside the fire. Then you can eat. You face two major dangers in game. Rust is a multiplayer game, so there will be other players trying to survive in the same way that you are. Unfortunately for you they can find you, kill you and take your stuff. Fortunately for you – you can kill them and take their stuff. Or maybe you can make friends and help each other survive. Rust’s world is harsh – so you might need to make friends to survive. The environment is not kind. Bears and wolves will chase and kill you. Falling from a height will kill you. Being exposed to radiation for an extended period will kill you. Starving will kill you. Being cold will kill you. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. Feb 23, 2018
    85
    Rust goes where no other survival game has and provides an incredibly threatening experience that, like a car accident, is equal parts horrifying and mystifying.
  2. Feb 11, 2018
    85
    Rust is a brutal game, an intense and often sadistically punishing hell with a great potential and a new look.
  3. Feb 20, 2018
    80
    Rust is a malicious experience rife with betrayal, cruelty and greed. That can make it both frustrating and sublime in equal doses.
  4. Feb 18, 2018
    75
    Rust is still as addictive as it was. Maybe, because of its early success, we expected more from it, and in that case it can be disappointed. It still needs to be polished and improved, but at its core, Rust is a great crafting and survival game.
  5. Feb 23, 2018
    70
    For competitive players who want a mix of survival and crafting, Rust is the best there is; for everyone else, there are plenty of other games.
  6. Mar 1, 2018
    69
    PvP-heavy survival game for gamers resistant to frustration, with weaknesses in construction and discovery.
  7. Feb 18, 2018
    30
    Its lack of survival depth and inclination to only reward time served instead of clever play saps whatever life it might have had to give.

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  1. Negative: 85 out of 224
  1. Jan 25, 2014
    10
    Rust is the closest thing to real life that you'd get if you dropped a bunch of guys off on an deserted island. Your personality goes a longRust is the closest thing to real life that you'd get if you dropped a bunch of guys off on an deserted island. Your personality goes a long way... if you run into someone who's cool and helps you out, it feels good... if you run into someone who KOS then it infuriates you, especially if they had nothing to gain... then you'll find people who betray you after being by your side for a good while.

    Starting off naked you earn everything you use... down to medical supplies, food, clothing, and weapons. So when you earn these weapons you appreciate them, and you tread lightly.. which is another pro about this game you'll likely if ever experience anyone running and gunning. There is too much to lose.

    The greatest satisfaction is building your house and living in it, getting supplies running into weirdos and some cool people. Rust is the most authentic social experience you'll get in a game.

    Within a week of playing it the graphics drastically improved. Some reviews people had issue with the graphics, the graphics look fantastic and some models and animations are still in development.

    I once met a group of 5 guys and we had a campfire and cooked food and held it down at night as people passed through camp. I felt like I was actually camping... cool experience.

    Hackers suck. When you launch the game you get a huge warning of hacking and if caught you'll be kicked off the servers forever. Yet, the game is littered with hackers and they aren't shy about admitting it. Some can walk through walls, jump high, speed run, and auto-aim kill from 100 miles away. Keep telling yourself it's an Alpha and pray it gets better.

    I must say I've been playing games since the Atari 2600 and even in Alpha, I'd say that Rust is my most favorite game I've played.
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  2. Apr 20, 2021
    10
    The best game on the world for me. it was really good survival game and if you have really good items soo much you will not go outsite with itThe best game on the world for me. it was really good survival game and if you have really good items soo much you will not go outsite with it because this game isnt easy you feel the game gives the survival challenge very well. Expand
  3. Dec 12, 2013
    10
    Excelente ideia.
    Bom jogo de sobrevivência, com um sistema de criação casa e itens (armas) muito da hora.
    warz, mais minecraft, igual Rust.
    Excelente ideia.
    Bom jogo de sobrevivência, com um sistema de criação casa e itens (armas) muito da hora.
    warz, mais minecraft, igual Rust.

    Recomendadíssimo. :D
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  4. Feb 19, 2021
    7
    A game that's fun to watch but not fun to play alone. Plus it runs pretty bad.
  5. Dec 18, 2015
    4
    Sweet game, till someone teleport's / esp's / aimbot's you...

    I've played this game since it launched experimental, and 1 thing which has
    Sweet game, till someone teleport's / esp's / aimbot's you...

    I've played this game since it launched experimental, and 1 thing which has stayed true and strong, is the hacking.

    No matter what actions are taken, (eac / admins) people still cheat at an alarming rate...

    There was 1 day, when eac updated, and 4,400 people (who logged in were banned) this was maybe 2 months ago.

    uhm thats 1/5th of daily users. lol... 1/5th = 20%... around 20k people play rust daily. 4400 banned one day... (those were active logins OF DAILY PLAYERS)

    so 2 months ago, roughly 20% of players were injecting scripts. Amazing.

    I have never played 1 wipe on any server without hackers, so my 12+ months of playing rust, ive never had a week where i didnt encounter a Hacker, or Hackers. EVEN AFTER EAC UPDATES...

    Honestly rust is really bad for hacks. People dont want to tell you this, cause they want to keep believing and hoping that rust is the best game ever,

    And it is, One of the best games But its being ruined by hackers. Look at cod, look at any game ruined by hacks... THATS THE ROUTE RUST IS GOING. lol.

    COD HAS NO PLAYER BASE DUE TO HACKERS...

    HOW DO YOU EXPECT RUST TO LIVE? lol...

    Google rust hacks, look how many sites come up... LoL...

    Maybe in 5-10 years when rust is complete, maybe they will update the anti cheat... to something useful (not EAC)

    and hopefully be able to actually you know, stop hackers? hahaha...

    This game in its current state, with piss poor optimization, bad hackers, and a really cool concept

    I rate this game a 4/10

    UNTIL IT GETS A BETTER FORM OF ANTI CHEAT.

    If it does ever get a new form of anti cheat, i will edit this review.

    Rust itself is a 10/10 game

    Hackers take away -3

    EAC barely working takes away another -3

    thats -6 off of the high 10/10 score = 4/10

    Hackers and the lack of anti cheat, completely ruin this game for me.

    12/18/2015
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  6. Dec 23, 2015
    1
    The graphics in this game are almost as bad as the performance. The devs also seem adamant that neither needs any work, and instead choose toThe graphics in this game are almost as bad as the performance. The devs also seem adamant that neither needs any work, and instead choose to focus on MORE GUNS! This is just the first complaint of many. The community is without a doubt the worst I've ever seen in a video game. Gameplay-wise, there is nothing notable, and server / client lag ruins any fun you might have fighting. Not to mention the joke that is balance.

    Do not waste even $20 on this game. You will most likely regret it just like I did, and the devs really don't deserve it.
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  7. Oct 9, 2019
    0
    Have played this game for over a year, I have 3639 hours played and I had to fight nonstop to enjoy myself at all for like a hour or so at aHave played this game for over a year, I have 3639 hours played and I had to fight nonstop to enjoy myself at all for like a hour or so at a time. Developed a system to run rig with just a compound bow and they nerfed rig to nolonger have recycler. Got into using balloons and they blocked the windows so theres only one exit (balloons land near to random and sometimes you will find your door in front of a wall and then you realize the balloon is stuck... only two options then, destroy balloon with 1k+ health or just /kill and come back for body, when you used to just use the other two portholes) and implemented newer flying vehicles that aren't necessary and break the game more than rig could. The graphics are sh!t, the game runs like @ss, and the people are all d!cks due to their constant struggle with the game. Personally don't understand why all games have to be so **** I came to this game hoping for inspiration and encouragement that the game industry is doing well because its a bit of a indie title and 76 went around saying it was gonna be a rust clone before it released buggy and broken... like this one. At least their halfway honest I guess. Don't buy. Not even on steam sale. I wouldn't even recommend playing for free because it is so frustrating, hurts the eyes and has no true depth or fun anymore. They just keep making the game worse too. I had better graphics when i started and now it looks worse than minecraft... which is really saying something. Expand

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