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. 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.
Conclusion: A l’instar de Company of Heroes, R.U.S.E. repose sur un ensemble de stratégies variées et une bonne lecture du jeu adverse. Il privilégie clairement la gestion efficace des unités au détriment d’une production limitée. Les bâtiments de production sont présents, ils servent à mettre sur pied une armée mais n’occuperont pas l’essentiel de notre temps.
Pros: Les stratégies possibles, Accessible sur consoles, Le mode multi-joueurs, L'univers sonore
Cons: La campagne solo simplette, Les limitations d'unités, Les doublages
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.
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 casual players, and I believe anyone who has a history in this genre will enjoy this new face.
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.
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.
Excerpt: In 1944 the Allies undertook a massive campaign of deception against the Germans prior to the invasion of Normandy. Due to “leaked” classified information through diplomatic channels, false radio traffic from non-existent units, and the construction of fake tanks and planes from wood and canvas, the German leadership was led to believe that the invasion of Normandy was a feint.
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 ? In 1944 the Allies undertook a massive campaign of deception against the Germans prior to the invasion of Normandy.