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  • Summary: Play with the best national teams and biggest leagues in intense single-player and multiplayer matches, local or online: Top 14, Pro D2, Gallagher Premiership and Pro 14. Experience tactical depth that recreates all the intricacies of the modern game. On the pitch, you can tweak your gamePlay with the best national teams and biggest leagues in intense single-player and multiplayer matches, local or online: Top 14, Pro D2, Gallagher Premiership and Pro 14. Experience tactical depth that recreates all the intricacies of the modern game. On the pitch, you can tweak your game plan, manage your line-out, initiate set moves, find spaces and give your side the winning edge. Expand
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  1. Jan 23, 2020
    70
    Despite its problems though, Rugby 20 still boasts the most impressive rugby videogame experience you’ll be able to find. While its lack of atmosphere and limited longevity stand in the way of it being as good as it could be, the joy of actually playing a match is hard to beat. Hard-hitting tackles, tense build-up play and tactical tweaks make Rugby 20 a must-play for any fan, as long as they’re willing to overlook its shortcomings.
  2. Jan 30, 2020
    65
    A game only recommended for fans of this sport. Little playable content and a poor technical section.
  3. Feb 4, 2020
    60
    The Solo mode provides a bit of longevity and a couple of the new features hit the mark, but when you weigh it all up Rugby 20 is finely balanced as a bang average – at best – sporting experience.
  4. Feb 18, 2020
    60
    Rugby 20 is certainly a passable experience for the sport, one of the better ones in previous years, but it doesn’t do much more that’s exciting. The lack of licensed teams was its biggest letdown, but those wanting an authentic Rugby experience really has no better option out there right now, even if it’s a moderate try at best.
  5. Jan 25, 2020
    50
    Quotation forthcoming.
  6. The Six Nations Championship brings fresh hope that we might finally get a great rugby game, but this engaging effort fails to convert where it counts.
  7. Jan 27, 2020
    50
    Rugby 20 falls into the "for fans only" category, but not in the traditional sense because it is a game for those who are willing to buy it only to support the franchise. The lack of budget is obvious, but there is a solid base of something good here that might get better in future sequels.
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  1. Feb 11, 2020
    7
    I think it's important to remember this is not a game made by a big studio, thus can't live up to AAA expectations.

    With that out the way,
    I think it's important to remember this is not a game made by a big studio, thus can't live up to AAA expectations.

    With that out the way, this game feels like rugby. Although a bit clunky in parts and lacks graphical finesse. Rugby 20 is great fun and makes a decent fist if the various concepts with the game of rugby. Its not simple to just pick up and play. The set plays are great and the tactics for defending and attacking are representative of the real thing. Overall I'd have scored this higher but it lacks some important international teams and the player ratings in places are really off.
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  2. Jan 30, 2020
    7
    Rugby 20 is a Sports Simulation Game with Licensed teams. Eko Software and BigBen Interactive Bring us the most complete Rugby game yet. WithRugby 20 is a Sports Simulation Game with Licensed teams. Eko Software and BigBen Interactive Bring us the most complete Rugby game yet. With sharper graphics, and motion-capture animations the game looks great! With the Gallagher Premiership, Top14, Pro D2, and the Pro 14 as well as 13 International licensed teams, you can play all the best. It also hosts a large variety of stadiums to play in as well. Continuing off the mechanics of the former Rugby games from BigBen Interactive, they've added a few new controls, and features. The most notable feature is the Tactics Editor, allowing you to create your own plays and take them to the field. The physics feel good and encompass the action nicely. The announcers feel like announcers, with all the technical terms, and fast quips you'd expect from a sportscaster. Rugby fans should be very happy with this release, as it does everything it can to embody the action and feel of a Rugby game. From Scrum to Score, this the most action in a rugby game. Sports enthusiasts and Rugby fans should definitely add this to their collection! Expand