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 (1,613 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 7, 2010

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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

Windows
Mac OS X

    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
14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
803.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
One of the best real time strategy games out there, featuring World War II in all its glory! Here you have it all, from Tigers to Shermans, from Paratrooper strategy to Tank Blitzkrieg Rush.... A trully great tactical game, with 1 massive problem, a lack of MAP Editor. This is the sole reason the games community is lacking and depleting, but still you can find some great tactical players out there, who are worthy of your time.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
37.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
This game is amazing, don't let its release date fool you into thinking you should buy something newer.

Pros:
- Affordable
- There is a skirmish mode
- Multiplayer is still very active and a lot of fun
- The campaign is mind blowing, you learn how to adapt when against overwhelming odds
- Several factions with a lot of units to choose from, making battles very interesting

Cons:
- None, I can't think of anything.

Seriously unlike "Wargame", R.U.S.E might look confusing at first, but you'll master it in no time, while actually having a fun.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
22.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 21
R.U.S.E. is a strategy game that is based off of world war 2. There are a HUGE amount of things that are just awesome about this game.

Imagine that you are a general, leading the American army, and you find out you are up against the germans. You build your base and eventually start building some units. You use some RUSES (which are kinda like special tactics, only every faction has these) and find the enemy base. Then suddenly, a group of panzer IV's goes on a rampage in your base, but you survive. You start building anti-tank units and recon units to see where they are coming from. You see that they are using tanks along with air support. You see that there is a flaw with this, as they don't have any long range support, so you build some artillery (suprisingly, they work kinda like wargame. Long range, but only effective against large groups of units and buildings.) You start sending volley after volley against the enemy base, so he is forced to counter this. Meanwhile, you start building your own tanks and infantry, and while he is busy tracking down your artillery and trying to counter it, you attack. His Panzars, weakened by the barrage, fall easily to your Sherman medium tanks and you destroy his base, winning the match.

The units are actually accurate to history, meaning they have their own strengths and weaknesses that are reasonable. For ex: tanks are excellent against infantry and other tanks, but are no match to fighter-bombers. Another example are the bombers. They are slow and can't defend themselves from fighters, so you have to escort them with fighters.

I haven't really tried the multiplayer out yet, but it seems pretty good.

The graphics are awesome in this game. You can see the explosions up close, with all of the dirt and debris flying all over the place. The units are also detailed, you can see the damage as units like tanks and other vehicles look more and more beaten up as they get shot at. The is awesome to look at, especially up close. The camera actually shakes from the impact of tank shells and heavy artillery and the explosions are just beautiful to look at, even at low graphics.

The damage is also effective. Certain units have more firepower than others, making them really effective at what they do, especially the units that you can get later in the game. Like the Germans King Tiger and the Americans Pershing heavy tank. One of these things could hold off against at least 4 medium tanks before they succumb.

There are also experimental units that are in this. The super pershing for the Americans is one of the most powerful tank in the American arsenal, but you need to get a experimental factory in order to make one. Experimental units can range from super-heavy artillery to anti-air guns that can wipe the sky clean of even the biggest squadrons of bombers single handedly.

Overall, this game has a very good impression. You can have firefights that can last from 5 seconds to 20 minutes if you aren't careful. The graphics are amazing to look at. The overall strategy required for this game is tremendous, as every unit has a purpous and even one unit can ruin your chances of winning the game.

I rate this game a 9.5/10.

P.S. There are a few things that make this different from Wargame. Like the fact that you don't have a limit to how many units you have or can have.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
217.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 19
One of the best RTS games i have ever played this game got me to play more. I am a huge ww2 person so when i saw this game i was so happy. the game has popular units and awesome battles. i will never forget this game. if you like ww2 rts games you should play this
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
28.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 19
very fun and addicting , its like company of heros on a very large scale
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
232.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
Despite what many of my friends have said this is a fun, unique and very enjoyable RTS I've sunk many hours into. While the campaign story isn't exactly the best I've ever seen the gameplay more than makes up for it with the use of many Ruses to throw your enemy off and launch sneak attacks which is damn satisfying to do.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
38.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
Great game, really fun and has some unique game mechanics that make it different from other RTS.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
27.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
i love this game so much the only problem is that there is few if not any at all multiplayer games playing and if the multiplayer was to be full and have a lot of active players the game would be even more better than what it already is
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
34.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
very great game. Fun to play with people and fun to complete the campain
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
98.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
great game!
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
40.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
The best stratgy game after Rome total war
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0 of 10 people (0%) found this review helpful
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
Why is my army mentally ill??
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0 of 28 people (0%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Slow, lost interest.
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42.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
This game is very entertaining. The story...well...dont bother. Its really one giant tutorial. Play a mission or two and youll be good to go. Multiplayer and battles are the only worthwile things. Overall, good game. Some lag but worth it when you have 250 artillery pieces. Yeah. NO UNIT CAP. 8/10
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311.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
a fine RTS game that makes sense, Japan is OP on DLC, The community is still alive yet small, it takes an hour to learn but a lifetime to master because of the micro
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16.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
dis pretty good
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188.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
great game played for ages non-stop, soooooo addicting
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22.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
This is hands down one of the best RTS games I have ever played. It performs well, has great content and game types, it is just wonderful. Playing online is a buger but that really is its only down side.
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23.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
This is a Great Strategy Game. Patience, deception, and tactics are all utilized. Massive armies can be completely destroyed with a good ambush, but artillery and air bombers can devastate any treeline. the best thing to do is to be the last to reveal their hand.
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133.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
Good graphics great voices in story. just wish there was a two
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