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  • Summary: Become a medieval thug in a crazy open-world action game, full of pop-culture references. Complete insane quests, kill heroes, steal horses, fight guards, rob peasants, listen to some bard music, and much more! All packed in old-school gameplay style!
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Sep 27, 2021
    80
    Probably wait for a decent sale… but certainly worth a look if you enjoyed the original GTA (or the sequel).
  2. Sep 14, 2021
    80
    If Rustler suffers from anything, it’s just that it sometimes doesn’t quite know what it’s trying to be. Most of the time, it seems to be specifically trying to parody GTA, and it plays a just like the early top-down games from said series. The tone is a bit off-beat, though, with all the jokes, pop culture, and poking of fun. It might not be perfectly cohesive, but whether you’re here for the jokes or because you like games where you can be on the wrong side of the law, there is definitely something here for you. So if you aren’t easily offended by the copious amounts of cursing, blood, and violence, you should definitely give Rustler a go. Pull that guard off his horse, ride off, and don’t look back!
  3. Aug 31, 2021
    78
    Rustler finally arrives on PCs and consoles. If you are passionate and remember with joy the very first GTAs and have a heart close to the atmosphere and genius of groups like Monty Python, Rustler is right what it does for you.
  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 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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. 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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  2. 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? Expand