Ruses provide a nifty and original strategic element.
Slick tabletop interface makes it easy to stay organized.
Recon, ambushes, and other elements make for lots of flexibility.
Online and skirmish matches are really fun.
The virtual tabletop concept and cutscenes have a great level of presentation and production value.
Bland story characterized by poor cutscenes and inferior voice acting.
Campaign is boring and badly paced.
Problems finding online opponents.
Combat is very slow and the Ruse mechanic doesn't count for much, as throwing a big army can win 95% of your matches.
By IGN Gear on September 24, 2010
RUSE takes a while to warm up, but once it does, it's cracking stuff, as the game's unfailingly proper British generals would no doubt put it. The Ruse mechanics do much to breathe fresh air into the genre, allowing for a pleasing game of...85
By Neoseeker on September 16, 2010
Shooters have been gradually moving away from World War II in favor of more modern conflicts, but Ubisoft dives in headfirst, making this overused era the backdrop to their real-time strategy game, R.U.S.E. First thing anyone’s going to notice is...70
By 1UP on September 14, 2010
Ruse is a tough sell. You might not realize the developer, Eugen Systems, made a fantastic Command & Conquer clone back in 2005 called Act of War. Ubisoft's marketing doesn't help by trying to sexy up Ruse with their ridiculous promo videos....75
By Strategy Informer on September 14, 2010
I know what you're thinking - "Oh noes, not ANOTHER World War 2 Strategy game!?" The industry's love affair with that particular time period will probably never go away, not soon anyway. There's just something about it, it's one of the...70
By GameSpot on September 13, 2010
This intriguing real-time strategy game overcomes its feeble campaign by encouraging a different approach to battlefield tactics....70
By GamePro on September 10, 2010
On paper, R.U.S.E. seems like an exciting idea: a real-time strategy game played on a virtual tabletop with realistic landscapes, infantry, tanks and airplanes, coupled with special espionage abilities called Ruses sounds like the kind of concept that...60
By PC Gamer on September 07, 2010
Compelling, slick, handsome. The predictable campaign and so-so skirmish AI are mere flesh...84
By GamerLobby on September 30, 2010
Die zusätzliche Entwicklungszeit hat R.U.S.E. gut getan. Das Spiel weiß auch die anspruchsvollsten Strategen mit einigen Innovationen zu überzeugen. Das „ausgelutschte“ 2.Weltkriegs - Szenario stört mich nicht, da es...87
By ComputerBase on September 24, 2010
Ubisoft und Eugen Systems gelingt mit „R.U.S.E.“ sicher keine Revolution. Für frischen Wind im Genre sorgt der Titel aber allemal. Dies liegt allerdings nicht etwa an der durchschnittlichen, ziemlich beliebigen Handlung und schon gar...-
By Level 7 on September 20, 2010
I år har det verkligen varit ett bra år för strategispelsfantaster. Spel som Command & Conquer 4, The Settlers 7 och speciellt Star Craft 2, har alla varit gedigna inlägg i genren. Blue Byte var redan inne och nosade på mer...70