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  • Summary: Fight as a soldier. Lead as a general. Rise as a legend. Ryse is an action game that draws gamers into the epic times of the Roman Empire.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 27
  2. Negative: 2 out of 27
  1. Jan 15, 2015
    80
    If you are in the mood to spend a weekend enjoying some graphic ultra-violence with your brain turned off, then Ryse: Son of Rome should make a nice addition to your library, especially if you can find it on a Steam sale.
  2. Oct 30, 2014
    70
    Brutal combat and simple mechanics are the “bane and the boon” of this Action/ Hack 'n' Slash game. Impressive in the beginning, grows weary, though, after some playtime, following Marius Titus’ journey for retribution. The stunning depiction of some territories of the ancient Roman Empire make it an eye candy and the extremely interesting multiplayer co-op feature adds extra play hours, making it a worthy buy.
  3. Oct 14, 2014
    68
    The PC version of the Crytek’s game is coherent with its roots and that’s at the same time a good and a bad thing.
  4. Oct 9, 2014
    65
    While Ryse's production values are amazing, its gameplay is painfully superficial.
  5. Oct 9, 2014
    60
    Ryse is a decent game, given its length, but it's one that is certainly more fun to look at than it is to play.
  6. Oct 9, 2014
    54
    A bad port and a gameplay that wasn't that great even on Xbox One.
  7. CD-Action
    Jan 9, 2015
    40
    It treats players like drooling idiots that expect games to play themselves. [13/2014, p.62]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 69 out of 155
  2. Negative: 24 out of 155
  1. Oct 11, 2014
    10
    Love this game, something different from usual FPS and 3rd person game. Most games have same/similar story and can be boring. People do sayLove this game, something different from usual FPS and 3rd person game. Most games have same/similar story and can be boring. People do say that Ryse is repetitive but are not all the other games repetitive? E.G shooting enemies in different maps. People are annoyed because of short campaign but like all of the crytek games have short campaigns. Expand
  2. May 29, 2015
    10
    I am delight of this game! The masterpiece of game industry has come! Impressive! So good. I haven't gone it at all but almost. The scriptI am delight of this game! The masterpiece of game industry has come! Impressive! So good. I haven't gone it at all but almost. The script looks like the Hollywood's film. Good slasher and interesting as well.I don't understand people who write that the game has bad gameplay, short, etc. Can't, just can't put this game lower than 10. Expand
  3. Oct 21, 2014
    8
    Very enjoyable action game with phenomenal graphics, runs smoothly, well paced, hard to put down, never becomes a chore. Could do with an FOV option.
  4. Jan 30, 2017
    7
    Una gran sensación me produjo este videojuego, de temática romana, grandes dosis de acción, a mi en lo personal me encanto la historia,Una gran sensación me produjo este videojuego, de temática romana, grandes dosis de acción, a mi en lo personal me encanto la historia, graficos excelentes, música excelente. recomendado Expand
  5. Oct 15, 2014
    7
    For an action game, Son of Rome is not on the top of the list: you have just a few combos, one set of weapons, control is a bit clanky and notFor an action game, Son of Rome is not on the top of the list: you have just a few combos, one set of weapons, control is a bit clanky and not as responsive as it should, and the auto-aim awful mechanics will make you mad.

    But despite all of this, it is still a pretty funny experience. The graphics are impossible to improve and surprisingly well optimized, character animations achieved with motion capture are a delight to watch and the art direction recreates an spectacularly beautiful ancient Rome. The hard difficulty mode is pretty chalenging and I liked to call it "the realist mode" because you can get killed with just 2-3 hits of a sword.

    The story is pretty entertaining too, the characters have a lot of personality and the voice acting is excellent. Although some people complained about the length of the game, I felt it was just fine.

    Finally, the multiplayer in a game like this is always welcomed!

    If you are a fan of action games, probably you want to wait for this to reduce its price. If you like Roman odysseys and want to have a good, although not unforgettable experience, then you won't be disappointed.
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  6. Feb 12, 2020
    6
    Well it has amazing graphics and thats it. Combat is repetitive and by the books but its not boring. Story is very fotgettable and meh. ButWell it has amazing graphics and thats it. Combat is repetitive and by the books but its not boring. Story is very fotgettable and meh. But still a good game worth playing, thankfully its short if it was longer I wouldnt recommend it. Expand
  7. Sep 25, 2016
    0
    НИКАКОЙ ОПТИМИЗАЦИИ!!! no optimization no optimization no optimization no optimizationno optimizationno optimizationno optimizationnoНИКАКОЙ ОПТИМИЗАЦИИ!!! no optimization no optimization no optimization no optimizationno optimizationno optimizationno optimizationno optimization!!! Expand

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