Community Review: R.U.S.E.

What’s better than one person doing a review? A whole community! R.U.S.E. was released last week, and we’d like to know what you think. Considering picking it up? This is the thread you need to see. Already played it? Or perhaps just the public beta? We need your thoughts below!

R.U.S.E. is the WWII strategy game in which you can employ ruses, such as staging a false air offensive, to trick your enemy.


The most standout thing for me in R.U.S.E. is the idea of a board game in which both players don’t see the same thing. Of course, different games have explored this in different ways, but most people’s only experience of this will have been punctuated with “You sunk my battleship”.

Sure, R.U.S.E. plays like an RTS. Resources trickle in at a certain rate, troops move across the map. But the importance of unit positioning and the pace of the game is such that it can be thought of as a board game. You don’t need a wicked build order, or blistering micro.

With that style, it seems like this would be a good game to introduce non-gamers to. Such as a mate who plays chess, but hasn’t discovered the cerebral side of video games yet.

I did find, however, that the defensive advantage was very strong. Did anyone else experience stalemates due to infantry holed up in towns or forests all over the map? Or long artillery battles? What’s the best ruse combo you’ve come up with?

What are peoples’ opinions of the strengths of different races? Did Will anyone be trying this out with the Playstation Move controller?

Leave your thoughts below…


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