A one-of-a-kind real-time strategy game that allows players to bluff their enemies to lead their nation to victory.
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (1,527 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 7, 2010

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About This Game

R.U.S.E™ is a one-of-a-kind real-time strategy game that allows players to bluff their enemies to lead their nation to victory, controlling the action using views that range seamlessly from the heart of the battlefield to the full theatre of war. Players will be plunged into the action thanks to the exclusive IRISZOOM® engine which offers an intuitive interface that allows for smooth, rapid transitions from a birds-eye view of the entire conflict, down into the heat of the battle and vice versa.

In R.U.S.E, your brain is your ultimate weapon as you fight a war of perception, where your ability to deceive and mislead your enemy determines success. A first in a strategy game, R.U.S.E reinvigorates the genre by using deception to give new-found depth to the gameplay.

System Requirements

PC
Mac

    Minimum:

    • OS: Windows® XP (with Service Pack 3) or Windows Vista® (with Service Pack 2) or Windows® 7
    • Processor: 2.8 GHz Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD® Athlon™ 64 3000+ or higher
    • Memory: 1 GB for XP / 2 GB for Vista and Win7
    • Graphics: 128 MB DirectX® 9.0c-compliant video card (ATI® Radeon X1000/GeForce® 6 Series or better)
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c (included)
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c-compliant sound card

    • Requires a UPlay account

    Recommended:

    • OS: Windows® XP (with Service Pack 3) or Windows Vista® (with Service Pack 2) or Windows® 7
    • Processor: 3.5 GHz Intel® Pentium® D or AMD® Athlon™ 64 3500+ or higher
    • Memory: 2 GB (XP / Vista / Win7)
    • Graphics: 256 MB DirectX® 9.0c-compliant video card (ATI® Radeon X1900 series / GeForce® 7800 or better)
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c (included)
    • Sound: DirectX® 9.0c-compliant sound card

    • Requires a UPlay account
    Minimum:
    • OS: Only OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3.
    • Processor: Intel ® Core 2 Duo 3Ghz / Intel ® I7 2.6Ghz
    • Memory: 3 GB
    • Graphics: 256 MB video card (Geforce GT 120/330M or ATI HD4670)
    • Hard Drive: At least 6.3 GB of free space
      Requires a UPlay account
    Recommended:
    • OS: Only OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3.
    • Processor: Intel ® Core 2 Duo 3Ghz / Intel ® I7 2.6Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB
    • Graphics: 512 MB video card (ATI HD5670)
    • Hard Drive: At least 6.3 GB of free space
      Requires a UPlay account
Helpful customer reviews
67 of 68 people (99%) found this review helpful
59.9 hrs on record
If you are a fan of RTS (real time strategy) games the R.U.S.E. is a must have.

R.U.S.E. is a simplified version of the famous Wargame Series.

Pros

-No limit cap

-8 players max

-All nations (excluding DLC nation) are equally powerful in personal proffesion (Italy is great for spamming and rushhing, United States is equally balanced all around, Germany contains extremely powerful units but they are very pricey ect)
In other words all nations balance each other out.

-Free Nuclear War DlC (gives nuclear gamemode that contains nuclear units)

-High replayable action

-Same creators of the Wargame series

Cons

-Not as many units like Wargame, but does contain decent amount of units, its not like 3 units per bulding

{Updated Added Con}
-Multiplayer lacks many online players. Rank matches are dead. Public player matches contain mostly players who been playing the game for hours (in other words too many elite players, rookies don't stand a chance.)

-Japanese Nation available for $9.99 is out of balance and contains a very over powered units that can and does leave fellow players without much of a fair fight.

-DLCs are over priced...

-No R.U.S.E. 2... not much of a GAME con but still why :(

-Level Cap 100

Intense campaign, Seat grasping battles, well speculated gameplay, and easy to manage micro units
this game gets a

10/10 when Japan is either on my team or not in the match at all

and a

9/10 when Japan is against me.
Posted: June 5
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74 of 109 people (68%) found this review helpful
68.9 hrs on record
if this was a potato this would be a good potato
Posted: June 23
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17 of 23 people (74%) found this review helpful
1,087.0 hrs on record
Ruse is one of my favorite games.
I just played over 1000 hours and love it every hour more. :D
I hope they will release R.U.S.E 2 soon. :-)

Just buy it, its one of the best strategy games ever....
Posted: May 28
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
95.4 hrs on record
I could write an essay about all the things I like about this game, but joblodorifto said has already said all that needs to be said about the game.
Posted: June 29
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
48.7 hrs on record
Probably the best RTS out there, if you're a fan of the genre you'll find yourself grasping R.U.S.E. in a heartbeat then spending hours mastering it. A nice new approach to a genre that hasn't seen any new ideas since a very long time, I believe R.U.S.E. is a must have for any fan of RTS.

The best things about the game are:
  • Fantastic 3D, set up a barrage of artillery, zoom-in on the enemy units and enjoy.
  • True to WWII units, with names and a nice history in the encyclopedia section which is a must-check.
  • The ruse system makes for some really nice tricks you could pull off.
  • Balanced nations.
  • The scouting units and the hiding ones make for some seriously hard decisions and nice tactics. You'll always have to keep an eye out for traps and keep your scouts protected.
  • Unit specifications are a very welcome tactic, you'll have to learn your units weaknesses or you'll get wiped out for misusing them.
  • Decent AI, not the best but makes for some fun game-play.
  • While it might seem minor, the feeling of operating on a map is very interesting in my opinion, the edge of the map is a model and the units with the tiles under them and the arrows lining your commands are really something to enjoy.

Cons:
  • The game urgently needs to allow the player to manually rotate a grouping of troops to face in the desired direction without having to move them. Some unites also retreat way too far when attacked and never go back to position making other units vulnerable unless you remember to re-position every grouping frequently.
  • AI is a bit too direct (battle mode), it plays well but if you're looking for a massive wave of enemy units against a massive wave of yours you might need to trick-setup the board for that but it can totally be done. The game should have had more options for "battle" mode.
  • The research sections, though excellent in principle are a bit too limited. If you want to play straight-to-the point you'd be able to finish the whole game with just 2 or 3 researches made and it would be enough.
  • Too few units, and too few options with them. While the forests and city traps are really cool, too few units can do that and too few other units are really specialized. I would have liked to have the option to send fighters to cover for a bomber run.
  • Air units are almost impossible to fully operate. They are treated by type, selecting a group and labeling them does not guarantee they will be at the same airfield and therefore can't guarantee that they will hit at the same time.
  • The campaign mode, while it has a nice story, is sometimes just plain stupid and lacking details or flooding you with dull moments. Either way you might find yourself either stuck or just fed up.
  • Field defense structures are way too weak, most of these buildings were made to be the first line of defense but R.U.S.E. obviously wants to push the player towards a more unit-based play style where field defenses are only, hardly ever useful in the beginning of a game.
Posted: September 15
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136 of 147 people (93%) found this review helpful
378.9 hrs on record
The good:
- Addicting multiplayer game mode.
- Working together as a real team is a must to accomplish a victory.
- Great WW2 settings.
- Nice graphics.

The bad:
- Laggy multiplayer games.
- Single player isn't really mind-blowing.

The verdict:
A great strategy game for the real strategy game addicts. If you have enjoyed playing games like Command and Conquer or something like that in the past, this would be a must-have for you. Since the game is already out for a while now, it is pretty cheap as well, but trust me, it is worth every penny.
Posted: November 25, 2013
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