Metascore
65

Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. 70
    Rustler isn’t shy about its homage to the classic Grand Theft Auto games, as it puts on its persona as a goofy, medieval Grand Theft Auto imitator with unabashed glee.
  2. Sep 2, 2021
    68
    Rustler is a fun pastime without particular pretensions that succeeds discreetly, and at a low cost (on Steam it is in promotion for only 14 euros), in order to entertain the player with a series of characters and events beyond all logic.
  3. Aug 31, 2021
    68
    Sense of humor is personal and what you respond to is none of my business. Rustler might very well be your comedy jam, mixing GTA with wannabe Monty Python and firing the joke cannon at every opportunity in the hopes that the humor will hit with someone. What we can agree on is that mechanics and gameplay are at least as important as the setting and story, and this is where Rustler fails to deliver a consistently fun experience.
  4. Aug 31, 2021
    65
    Classic GTA gameplay in a medieval setting, coarse humour with countless pop culture references and a horrible save system.
  5. CD-Action
    Nov 15, 2021
    60
    The “medieval Slavic GTA” (inspired by the early GTA games, mind you, not the 3D ones) is crude but also fun, unpretentious and full of positive energy. Chock-full of jokes, easter eggs and pop culture references, Rustler is never serious. If you enjoy such titles and are willing to accept the game’s intentionally old-fashioned formula, you could consider giving it a chance. [11/2021, p.70]
  6. Oct 6, 2021
    60
    Grand Theft Horse is the best way to describe the game since it is created as a tribute to old GTA games. Unlike the original games, this one is a pure parody set in medieval times, where you play as a small-time thug in a crazy open-world action game, full of pop-culture references. If you can ignore some minor and repetitive bugs, and you want to experience early GTA styled game that is set in the Medieval times, Rustler is worth a shot.
  7. Sep 24, 2021
    60
    If you want to experience a "what if" of an early GTA styled game that is set in Medieval times, Rustler is your only choice. Be warned though, the crude humor and the problematic controls might not be ideal for everyone.
  8. Sep 7, 2021
    60
    With its widespread irreverence and punchy visuals, the work of the Polish studio does not leave you indifferent. Soaked in pop-culture references, the game - which is translated into French - will appeal to any regular in the genre, but it arrives with its bundle of bugs and suffers from a bit too repetitive structure. Fortunately, its original universe and its pace make it possible to mitigate its shortcomings and one would almost come to hope for a more successful sequel. Because as it is, it is better not to be too picky to fully appreciate it.
  9. Sep 27, 2021
    50
    Rustler is a game that does a little of both but doesn’t commit to either idea enough to make an interesting experience. This indecision to commit hampers the game’s enjoyability and leaves players with a confused understanding of what the game wants to be. This compounded by a lack of black representation while directly referencing black culture everywhere, makes this game difficult to recommend.
  10. Sep 12, 2021
    50
    Rustler copies ideas and mechanics of Grand Theft Auto 2 and tries desperately to squeeze them into a medieval setting. Neither the story nor the gameplay are exciting. Even the Monty Python-inspired Quests do not make it a good game and the highest of feelings was us smirking about the silly humour.
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  1. Feb 23, 2021
    Rustler is a brilliant and fun-filled game that is inspired by GTA but renews itself with great originality. [Early Access Score = 70]
  2. Feb 21, 2021
    Most of Rustler's mechanisms are directly inspired by the first GTA games. This, combined with the games Monty Python-inspired sense of humor, result in a truly unique blend. Some aspects, like the lack of manual or even checkpoint saves, might be a bit "too hardcore for today's world", but its Early Access status means that feedback can be received and that any shortcomings can be remedied. [Early Access review]
User Score
5.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 10
  2. Negative: 3 out of 10
  1. Sep 1, 2021
    3
    Criminally untapped potential for "comedic medieval". Boring missions, tone of stupid decisions, awful combat model and just bare bonesCriminally untapped potential for "comedic medieval". Boring missions, tone of stupid decisions, awful combat model and just bare bones gameplay. Constant appeal to Monty Python isn't funny and clever guys, y'know? Full Review »
  2. Oct 1, 2021
    8
    Thanks to this game I feel like I felt 20 years ago with gta 2. Different games, but same vibes. I enjoyed dum.b humour, medieval jokes,Thanks to this game I feel like I felt 20 years ago with gta 2. Different games, but same vibes. I enjoyed dum.b humour, medieval jokes, easter eggs. Stu.pid but so funny. Combat is okay, not great but it doesn't seem broken or cheap. Different weapons act differently.
    Missions are very simple, repetitive, but I just enjoyed the plot.
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