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 (1,456 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 7, 2010

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"Eugen System's first real big shot at the RTS genre. Set in world war II, tolerable story, the battles are massive and intense. Dead multiplayer. "

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
41 of 42 people (98%) found this review helpful
56.1 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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25 of 27 people (93%) found this review helpful
29.3 hrs on record
Ruse is innovative strategy game in a genre that has been the same as long as it has existed. It's design is fresh and everything is well done. Some people seem to think that its lack of micromanagement is a bad thing, and that its unrealistic, but I beg to differ. What kind of commander has time to tell each little unit what to do? They don't. Its up to the people on the ground to micromanage. To any fans of RTS or WWII, I would highly recommend this game.
Posted: April 24
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37 of 55 people (67%) 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 21 people (81%) found this review helpful
73.9 hrs on record
Best RTS Ever! Worth every penny
Posted: March 29
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14 of 19 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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131 of 141 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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