Summary: All in all there is little improvement from the 2003 game (I did not play the 2007). There are no licenses for New Zealand and Australia and as such you are forced to play using made up characters. There just isn't enough in the game to keep one engaged for more than an afternoon.
Summary: Like other reviews I am really glad there is another rugby game out on new consoles, as I am an avid rugby fan.But unfortunately the game will never be a classic! Firstly there are not enough game play modes and after your world cup run around you are left with nothing else to do except try it again...
Excerpt: With ever major sporting event comes a licensed game these days and one of the games that every era of consoles never seems to have got right is the sport of Rugby Union. Could this game be the one that changes all that?
Excerpt: Having always enjoyed the international rugby games and been a fan of the rugby games released way back when by EA Sports I have long now been waiting for a rugby title to come out on the next generation consoles and when I heard that Rugby World Cup 2011 would be released I felt this was the one to...
Pros: Official game of world cup
Cons: Poor graphics, poor commentary, feels like a rehash of a PS2 level game
Save yourself from disappointment at yet another failed attempt to bring rugby to the console masses
8 October 2011
Excerpt: Another big tournament and another big sports game comes our way but finally not just for football! Rugby World Cup 2011 sees the next generation consoles with their first widely available and known title for rugby fans but does it meet the expectations?
Conclusion: This game has awful graphics and doesn't feel anywhere near as polished as the football equivalents. Artificial intelligence doesn't work very well as the attacking team and defending team are continually out of position. the only good thing i can say is that the speed of play is satisfactory.
Conclusion: Yes it's great to have a rugby game for the PS3 (finally) and the only reason I have given this game a 2 star rating id because you can play online. Let's be honest though HB Studios must be the laziest developer ever because this game is exactly (and i mean 99% exactly) the same as Rugby 08 by EA...
Summary: I completed the single player mode over a few days. Played a few games on Hard mode, I swear the only way of scoring points is through penalty's.. I could never get in the position to score a try.
Summary: Unbelievable!! For all those other rubgy fans out there....if you havnt purchased this game yet then I advise not to as it is really disapointing! We have waited 4 years since the last rugby game was released (Rugby'08 on the PS2) and this game is no better than that. If anything it is worse!