Fantastic water and weather effects; a variety of units to tinker with, an efficient minimap.
Interesting blend of realtime strategy and tower defense, Art design creates an engrossing setting, Plenty of variety in multiplayer maps.
"Simplified" controls are cumbersome; campaign grows tedious, minimap dominates attention.
Uneven strategic gameplay, Some boring missions, One dreadful escort scenario.
By Expert Reviews on March 16, 2012
A good looking strategy game set on the water, but it’s ironically lacking in depth...60
By Gamers Daily News on February 10, 2012
Unigine Corp. did a good job in developing Oil Rush. If it wasn’t for the terrible voice acting, wonky unit control scheme, and lacking multiplayer, this would be an amazing game. Some may say that by being able to select the percentage of units...65
By GameSpy on February 06, 2012
I'm sure that an RTS that completely eliminate typical unit micromanagement seemed like a good idea at the time -- and in the early levels of Oil Rush's campaign, you might be inclined to think so, too. There's a certain friendliness to this...40
By Neoseeker on February 04, 2012
Oil Rush can be summarized simply as a naval strategy game, but as there's a widespread lack of micromanagement and huge emphasis on capturing and defending various points, you might call it alt strategy. If you're normally terrified of the...70
By GameSpot on February 02, 2012
The earth is awash in water and its up to Jason Wilson to give you the review on this tower defense RTS game, Oil...60
By IGN Gear on January 31, 2012
Oil Rush offers a lighter style of strategy gameplay. It automates a large percentage of combat and production, challenging you to instead built turrets and manage fleet movement to capture and defend territory. The simple unit relationships and...65
By PC Advisor on January 28, 2012
Oil Rush is a smart and tight fusion of two very different types of strategy game - but despite all the sturm und drang of its Waterworld-esque conflicts it might just work better as a lo-fi matter of pushing shapes around a full-screen map....70
By Destructoid on January 25, 2012
Late last year, Anno 2070 tried to explore the post-apocalyptic setting of an Earth flooded by drastically risen sea levels, where Kevin Costner would have to drink his own filtered pee. If you just wanted a new Anno game with shinier graphics and a...80
By computertotaal.nl on May 26, 2012
Oil Rush is een degelijke rts-game die op speelse wijze strategische knooppunten toepast. Hoewel het geclassificeerd wordt als een tower defense-game, lijkt het meer op een gelimiteerde speelstijl zoals we die kennen van Warhammer 40.000: Dawn of War...70
By GameCaptain on April 09, 2012
Oil Rush ist eine kleine Überraschung. Ein frisches Spielkonzept, schöne Grafik und gute Bedienbarkeit sind die Pluspunkte. Dagegen sind die flache Story, wenig Abwechslung und mangelnde Einheitenvielfalt die Minuspunkte. Schwächen hat...75