Deep war game requires brain as well as (moderate) brawn.
Common Sense Media
7 January 2011
Summary: Parents need to know that R.U.S.E. is a WWII combat game, but that it is not as intense as more graphic and realistic modern-day military shooters, such as games in the popular Call of Duty franchise.
Excerpt: Every so often all of that talk about bringing Real-Time Strategy to consoles actually results in a game, but give it a few months and everyone wanders back to their keyboards to play StarCraft.
Space Shuttle Mission Simulator – Collectors Edition
25 November 2010
Excerpt: Back in the day when someone mentioned the word space and computers, one would grasp their copy of Elite close, hoping secretly that one day they’d look down on earth from their battle cruiser.
Conclusion: There are strategy games that push the envelope more than R.U.S.E. does, there's no denying that, but Ubisoft's latest offering is still an enjoyable game. We think ultimately there's going to be less 'subterfuge' and out-manoeuvring then the developers hope for, given this titles pre-disposition...
Conclusion: There's 385 for campaign I believe, about 400 for online, and the rest are split between battles and operations. In summary, this is a good game. At its core it is a wartime RTS, and if you're not a fan of that sort of game there is nothing really to draw people in, but definitely worth a rent for...
Excerpt: The Good : Innovative game system that uses deception as key gaming element. Excellent multiplayer. The Bad : Difficulty finding multiplayer matches. Some significant unit imbalances. The Ugly : Single-player campaign sucks. Omaha Beach again ?
Summary: " R.U.S.E. " doesn’t quite live up to my own personal expectations. Most of my annoyance comes from the annoying menu which skips around with the slightest touch, but the slowdown, dodgy animation and lack of particularly thrilling action at the lowest level all hurt the game to an extent.