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 towards blitzkrieg tactics, but there's enough here to make it unique.
Deep war game requires brain as well as (moderate) brawn.
Common Sense Media
1 November 2010
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. Players can command an army to destroy enemy units and buildings -- mostly from a top-down "eagle eye" view of the action. There is some mild profanity and support for open online communication.
Excerpt: R.U.S.E. a longtemps fait parler de lui pour son support du Microsoft Surface permettant à l’aide d’un affichage tactile de contrôler directement le jeu et les unités présentes sur le champ de bataille. Cette prouesse technologique n’a toutefois aucune incidence sur le consommateur qui a de fortes chances d’être équipé de classiques contrôleurs de jeu comme la manette ou la souris. La manette est justement le moyen de prédilection de la version console de R.U.S.E.
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.
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. That intrinsic link between PC and RTS still hasn't been sawed through, not because of lack of innovation in the genre, but because the Real-Time formula is at its best when you've got one hand on a mouse and the other on your keyboard. So when R.U.S.E.
Conclusion: RUSE is something different, which is no guarantee that you will like it, but give it a chance and the depth and strategy will soon draw you in. RUSE is an RTS that works, and one that works well. Go for it soldier.