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  • Summary: Choose from among the 20 teams in the World Cup and take part in the most prestigious competition in rugby.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 6 out of 6
  1. Sep 10, 2015
    40
    Saying it's improved is like admiring the silver lining on a nuclear mushroom cloud. This is a series slowly urging its squat, miserable bulk in the right direction, but it’s impossible to recommend.
  2. Sep 13, 2015
    30
    Rugby World Cup 2015 isn’t completely without merit, but with so many issues, it’s all but impossible to recommend this overpriced, under-featured and often flat-out broken game of virtual rugby.
  3. Oct 26, 2015
    30
    Terrible AI leaves this as the most unconvincing World Cup simulator possible. Not recommended.
  4. Sep 7, 2015
    20
    Rugby World Cup 15 is bad, really bad. If it was being sold for peanuts it could be forgiven, maybe. But it's a full retail game, and that is shameful. The game is absolutely not worth your time and if you are a fan of Rugby then either wait until something better comes along or go buy the Rugby 15 game that was released last year and is just as terrible as this one, but at half the price.
  5. Sep 18, 2015
    20
    There is little to redeem the myriad of fundamental flaws and inadequacies that are apparent throughout.
  6. Sep 5, 2015
    15
    Ultimately, when you start to play, all it amounts to is an attempted sidestep around the messy maul of last year’s game, that’s quickly tackled back onto the same unattractive heap.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 11 out of 12
  1. Aug 6, 2017
    10
    I love rugby and I love the world cup and I love the year 2015 as there are many good games that came out during the year, so 2015 is a goodI love rugby and I love the world cup and I love the year 2015 as there are many good games that came out during the year, so 2015 is a good year for gaming. Thus, the game must be perfect and worthy of 10/10, GOTY. Expand
  2. Dec 5, 2016
    4
    This is very much a delayed review on this title, reason for the delay is because I wanted to be able to rate it against it's competitor RugbyThis is very much a delayed review on this title, reason for the delay is because I wanted to be able to rate it against it's competitor Rugby Challenge 3. Firstly, Rugby World Cup 2015 is an improvement on its predecessor Rugby 15, you can actually kick with your flyhalf and the passing controls are much sharper, possibly the best and most accurate in a rugby game yet, especially if you played Rugby Championship 3 which is the worst along with EA Sports Rugby World Cup 1995 on MegaDrive. a Big let down is the lack of licenses, a few international teams, but none of the top 4 nations, unlike Rugby Championship which was loaded with licenses, but extremely outdated, one does miss all the teams which was in Rugby 15, it would have given a shallow game perhaps a little bit life. The editor is sad, you can edit everything from players but their look, so you can edit fake players in the game to real ones but not their actual look, which kind of kills it. All and all less frustrating than Rugby Championship 3 to play, but with a bit of hard work could have actually been a decent arcade style rugby game, however it just missed that extra couple of man hours and a too high price-tag to allow it that. Expand
  3. Feb 3, 2016
    3
    Rugby World Cup 2015 is another less-than-mediocre rugby game which seems almost identical to another poor game, Rugby 15. Centred around theRugby World Cup 2015 is another less-than-mediocre rugby game which seems almost identical to another poor game, Rugby 15. Centred around the biggest sporting event of the year, the Rugby World Cup in England, developer HB Studios seem to have learned nothing from the many criticisms angled at their previous title, Rugby 15 (and again, sorry if some of the terminology is wrong as I'm not really a rugby expert).
    The set plays are again so tedious, with the analogue sticks being slightly easier to control but still extremely difficult. One thing that has been reduced a little bit is the speed of the players, no longer being like a cheetah on ecstasy, but still being quite unrealistic. The developers have also seem to have tweaked some other things slightly such as feats of strength (sorry) being much easier to win, and jumpy throw-ins (sorry again) also being easier. However, the game doesn't seem to have improved too much.
    Overall, the game is slightly better than its predecessor, with set plays and throw-ins being slightly easier and player speed being reduced, as well as a structured tournament mode. To be honest though, this game is still nothing to write home about and like Rugby 15, do not buy this game, and certainly not at full retail price.
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  4. Sep 15, 2015
    0
    Where to start? Well the obvious I suppose, warning cash cow alert!! I was lucky enough to find this on eBay rather than buying from any majorWhere to start? Well the obvious I suppose, warning cash cow alert!! I was lucky enough to find this on eBay rather than buying from any major retailer who are selling this between £40-50 pounds. The game is so flawed it's untrue.

    I'll start with where the basics let the game down first.
    1) When you kick off the opposition receiver will always kick to touch, So long as you can operate the controls for the lineout 9/10 this will lead to a try because the AI isn't clever enough to move players back into a line to defend.
    2) Rugby has made attempts to keep the game flowing rather than held up in a ruck etc the mechanics of this game go against with the player have to release the ball and then battling to keep it and therefore that gap you can clearly see can never be hit because it takes about 5 minutes before you can get going again.
    3) Game content = World Cup mode, Friendly, Create your own world cup with 3/4 groups and whether this goes to playoff games or not

    Dig deeper and this game becomes even worse.

    4) Before you play you first match you are shown all of these complex moves that you could use in order to beat a defense.... these are never needed you chuck the ball down the line win the ruck and then go back the other way ultimately with the opposition powerless to stop you
    5) The game has 3 difficulties Easy (Why did you buy this game) Medium (the real Idea of easy) Hard (You'll only find the game hard if you choose to be Samoa) when playing as England my hardest game was the final against.... New Zealand hardly a surprise there then
    6) For all the achievement/trophy collectors go get this game because there is hardly any challenge to it at all you can unlock most of them within one game!
    7) Less content than provided in there rugby challenge series this year - there could have been a lot of scope for this for example historic matches where you have to turn the score around etc
    8) Licensing they pretty much only have the license to the logo and designs made by RFU... Some of the teams have real players and others don't most notable would be England

    STEER CLEAR OF LAZY PRODUCED GAME
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  5. Feb 14, 2017
    0
    This game doesn't even deserve a review, it's that bad. I get it, rugby games are hard to make, there's too many variables. But they can beThis game doesn't even deserve a review, it's that bad. I get it, rugby games are hard to make, there's too many variables. But they can be better than this. In-game minutes will go on while the players lie there, motionless, due to some stupid glitch. The AI is broken and no skill is needed for running past them, and the game never changes up or gets any less boring. Rucks and mauls play out the same and everything is honestly broken, often resulting in draws and uneventful matches. Expand
  6. Sep 7, 2015
    0
    Can HB Studios please stop making crap rugby games. This game is over priced with fake teams .the only thing original is the world cup and itsCan HB Studios please stop making crap rugby games. This game is over priced with fake teams .the only thing original is the world cup and its logo, but never mind that same carp game as Rugby 15 , full of glitches, bugs I stopped played it after 1 hour never to see my PS4 again . Rather make a 1080p version of Rugby 08 and i will buy it .Gee wiz I would say buying this game is actually HB studios steeling your money (AGAIN). Sorry Rugby Fans yet another disappointing Rugby game. Expand
  7. Sep 13, 2015
    0
    I have never even played this game, but coming into contact with the reviews made me start excessively checking the mcdonalds youtube channelI have never even played this game, but coming into contact with the reviews made me start excessively checking the mcdonalds youtube channel for their new master of faster, playing outside, his treat is a box with a smile on the side ads. Also it gave me the urge to have caterpillars devour my left ear. Expand

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