Metascore
62

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. Dec 18, 2021
    90
    Yu-Gi-Oh! RUSH DUEL takes notes from the success of Duel Links: it has a lot of quality content which will also be increasing as time passes. It's a must-have for Yu-Gi-Oh! fans.
  2. Dec 17, 2021
    75
    Focusing more on the single player again, the game manages to be an interesting opportunity for Yu-Gi-Oh!'s veterans and a smart entry point for new players in the saga.
  3. Dec 19, 2021
    70
    Yu-Gi-Oh! RUSH DUEL: Dawn of Battle Royale !! is a game prisoner of its nature, if you love dueling and you are not afraid to grind matches after matches then it's the game for you, bearing in mind, however, that variety is not at home in the Konami game and that the single player mode offers a very limited challenge and a plot suited to a very young audience. The Rush Duel make their promising debut here, representing an alternative to the main mechanics of Duel Monster, which have become undeniably complicated for a novice to approach. We hope this title can represent a fresh start for Konami, a return to more ambitious video games for the franchise in the future. The potential is there, we hope there's also the desire to make the most of it.
  4. Dec 15, 2021
    70
    Yu-Gi-Oh! Rush Duel: Dawn of the Battle Royale offers a whole new plot, new characters and above all, rules of the game never seen before.
  5. Dec 20, 2021
    68
    Yu-Gi-Oh! Rush Duel: Dawn of Battle Royale modernizes the formula by changing some of the core mechanics of the card game, and the result is a quicker, faster-paced gameplay that is fun to play. Unfortunately, under the technical aspect the game is not as exciting, with frequent and inexplicable frame drops and a drab open world.
  6. Dec 27, 2021
    63
    A breath of fresh air to the classic mechanics that you may like more or less depending on your age and the experience you have in the genre. A game necessary to revitalize the formula of the franchise among the youngest. However, the exploration, story and characters could have been improved.
  7. Jan 7, 2022
    30
    Rush Duelling is a great idea, but Yu-Gi-Oh! Rush Duel: Dawn of the Battle Royale!! is a poorly executed waste of time. While it could be a fun entry point to the franchise for 5–7-year-olds, the frustrating pace of play, coupled with the issues where things just don’t work as they are supposed to, makes it far more trouble than it’s worth. Do yourself a favour and let this one pass you by.
  8. 30
    The boring music, the simplistic graphics style, the awful UI-elements and these new rules that make battles a slog to sit through have made this game one of the worst YGO experiences I’ve ever had. Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution is a fantastic battle simulator that pays homage to the anime and gives you so many cards to experiment with. RDBR locks you into a system that doesn’t seem to understand what has made YGO so diverse and fun to play. If anything, I’m glad we got Rush Duels out of the way since next year will see the release of a proper YGO card simulator in the form of Master Duel. If this is all we hear of Rush Duel in the West, that will be fine by me. With this Battle Royale, everyone ends up being the loser.
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  1. Dec 23, 2021
    A decent card game with an interesting story, but it is far from being perfect. It deserved more dedication.