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R.U.S.E. - Xbox 360

by Ubisoft
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews) 78 / 100

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Platform: Xbox 360
Edition: Standard
  • R.U.S.E. displays maps a hundred times larger than in traditional RTS games, which makes raises strategy to an unprecedented scale and gives deception a lot more depth.
  • RTS action that includes becoming a master of deception on the battlefield using tactics like decoys, camouflage, radio silence, deciphering to mislead enemies.
  • Experience war as a strategist commanding a huge spectrum of mechanized and infantry units.
  • Choose between six Axis or Allied powers with specific units and abilities and tactical leanings.
  • Test your strategic skills with fast-paced, addictive adversarial skirmishes, up to 8 players.
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Platform: Xbox 360 | Edition: Standard
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0020KXYPG
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.4 x 0.6 inches ; 3.2 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: September 7, 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,595 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description

Platform: Xbox 360 | Edition: Standard

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R.U.S.E is a Real-time Strategy (RTS) game utilizing a revolutionary deception gameplay mechanic that adds a whole new dimension to its classic faction and resource collection based battlefield action. This mechanic allows and encourages players to engage in elaborate tactics of misdirection, which are as important as any other battlefield tactic to overall success in-game. Additional important features include six historically accurate Allied and Axis nation factions from the conflict, each with specific units, huge maps magnifying the importance of strategy and multiplayer support up to eight players.

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Rebirth of the RTS Genre Through Deception
Developed by Eugen Systems, R.U.S.E is a WWII based Real-time Strategy (RTS) game that is set to refresh the genre through the introduction of battlefield deception on a major scale. Of course the existence of deception as a tactic is as old as the RTS genre itself, but the approach to this taken by R.U.S.E is far beyond anything that has come before it. Instead of the one-off ploys and minor misdirections enacted at players' discretion seen in other games, R.U.S.E. Raises deception to the level of an integral battlefield tactic. Deceptive tactics, known as "Ruses," allow players to do things like bluff enemies in order to lead your nation's army to victory, camouflage your troops, lure your opponent with decoy units, sabotage his logistics and more. Ruses are built into the game's mechanics in the form of "cards" that can be played at particular times. There are many of these to choose from and use in accordance with particular scenarios and unit abilities. Just a few of these include:

  • Radio Silence - A way to hides all units in a sector from an enemy intelligence system.
  • Spy Plan - Reveals all unidentified units in the sector and keeps spy units hidden from the enemy detection system as long as they do not leave the affected area.
  • Decryption - Reveals all enemy orders in a chosen sector.
  • Decoy Offensive - Creates 5 decoy units to simulate an actual attack, drawing enemy forces out.
  • Camouflage Net - Hides buildings and production facilities from enemy intelligence resulting in possible flanking scenarios by unexpected forces and unseen resources.
Dimension is another fundamental aspect of R.U.S.E. That highlights the importance of deception. The IRISZOOM Engine, utilized by R.U.S.E. Displays maps a hundred times larger than in traditional RTS games, which raises strategy to an unprecedented scale and gives deception a lot more depth. With the zoom, you are able to both command your units as a chief-in-command and manage your troops at a tactical level as a ground officer; for example by deploying a fake offensive on your opponent’s HQ while carefully hiding your infantry in villages to ambush the surrounding tanks.

Playable Factions and Multiplayer
Because R.U.S.E. Is set during the WWII era, playable factions seen within the game are reflected in the combatants of that conflict. Centered around the European theater, players can expect see nations including: US, UK, Germany, USSR, Italy and France. Each have specific units, strengths, tendencies and tactical deceptive leanings. Also, since fooling a human player is very different than doing the same against AI, in addition to a deep 23-mission single player campaign, multiplayer options play a major role in R.U.S.E., To the tune of up to 8 players getting together and battling it out online across huge battlefields. In fact, multiplayer is the dominant mode available in R.U.S.E. And players will be able to set up games with their own preferences thanks to several parameters (number of available ruses, conditions of victory, game time, 1939, 1942 or 1945 mode, etc.).

Key Game Features

  • RTS action that includes becoming a master of deception on the battlefield using tactics like decoys, camouflage, radio silence, deciphering to mislead enemies.
  • Experience war as a strategist commanding a huge spectrum of mechanized and infantry units.
  • Choose between six Axis or Allied powers with specific units and abilities and tactical leanings.
  • Test your strategic skills with fast-paced, addictive adversarial skirmishes, up to 8 players.
  • R.U.S.E. Displays maps a hundred times larger than in traditional RTS games, which makes raises strategy to an unprecedented scale and gives deception a lot more depth.

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47 of 50 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Fumbling but still fun September 14, 2010
Platform for Display:Xbox 360|Edition:Standard
Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
I desperately wanted to love RUSE and for the first two hours I did. You begin the game as an (initially) interesting US Army Major of the 1st Armored Division in the infamous Kasserine Pass. At your command are historical units engaged in deliberately paced and tactically based action all presented in an attractive and zoom-able tabletop environment. What's not to love?

Unfortunately as the Single Player Campaign progresses the game's mechanics begin to breakdown. RUSE is a game that wants you to look at the "big picture" but ends up forcing you to micromanage on the ground. The combat revolves around the tried and true "rock, paper, scissors" concept. Here this translates as tank units kill infantry units who kill anti-tank units who then kill tank units. This is then reapplied to air units. Pretty simple right? Well not entirely.

RUSE is many enjoyable things but a historically accurate or realistic war game it is most defiantly not. Many of your units, which were historically very versatile platforms, are represented in this game as part time assets that must be babysat so as not to turn into total liabilities. It's very shocking the first time you see armored, self propelled anti-tank units with 88mm cannons and 7.92mm machine guns retreating from Infantry advancing across open terrain because they're "rock" to the infantry's "paper". This creates an environment where the tactical level becomes a burden which must be borne instead of a fun challenge to overcome. The player will also note with frustration that the developers have thrown any and all semblance of historical accuracy out the window at the strategic level as well.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More Strategy less micromanagement September 10, 2010
Platform for Display:Xbox 360|Edition:Standard
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
This game is like risk, axis and allies, and chess all put into one game with crisp graphics and nice animations. Its the true "thinking man's" game. By a long shot R.U.S.E. is the best strategy game for consoles yet! The solo campaign is a little weak story wise, but there are levels where you are tested on how well you can command and keep your men alive from ceaseless attacks on key cities. (which is super fun) The multiplayer is very diverse and well crafted. 9/10 for me!
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sleeper Hit!!! Like Chess and Sun Tzu combined!! September 8, 2010
Platform for Display:Xbox 360|Edition:Standard
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
This game is amazing. Graphics are good, it's well-polished, and has very strong multiplayer. It's a thinking man's RTS, not a "Micro" player, as you have more control over the strategic actions of your army then micro-control of every individual unit (you do control them, but they have an AI of their own--think End War, but way better, more polished, and on more of a 'grand' scale).

The premise of the game is like chess, except with the old adage from Sun Tsu of "All Warfare is Based Upon Deception". This game is almost a tactics simulator--do you go for cutting off the enemy supply lines, inhibiting his ability to make new units? Do you use feints or "Ruse's" to trick the enemy you're attacking somewhere you're not? Is that enemy armor attack real that's about to hit your base, or fake, even though your scouts do not report any enemy armor bases? Do you go for the heart, destroying the enemy HQ directly inhibiting his command/control and logistics?

I love this game, Well done Ubisoft! Thank you for this sleeper hit!

Pro's:
-Strong Multiplayer
-Amazing graphics/detail during combat
-Thousands of different strategy combinations with RUSE system

Con's:
-"Micro" type players may be disappointed. This game is less about individually microing every unit (ala Starcraft) and more about thinking before you act (chess), and creating a winning strategy.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Graphics AND Gameplay: Finally!!!! April 7, 2011
Platform for Display:Xbox 360|Edition:Standard
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
First, let me say this game is not for everyone. The pace is slower than, say, Call of Duty, but the amazing graphics and replay ability make this an RTS lover's dream. The maps ( over 25 of them) are gorgeous and zooming in doesn't make them grainy at all and the units have wonderful detail. The refresh rate is fast and makes for a smooth game. Iv'e been replaying this game in the battle mode (ie- not the campaign) for four months now and it just doesnt get old.

The reviewer that likened the gameplay to rock paper scissors is only correct in the basest sense. One on one (like anti-tank vs. tank) one type of unit does win, but rarely, if ever, does that occur on the battlefield. It is always a combination of unit types used together to accomplish objectives. For example: a grouping of five infantry, two medium artillery pieces and four light tanks VS. An anti-tank pillbox 3 infantry and 2 machine gun nests. In addition, every nationality has very different types of units to produce with different prices. Combine these two aspects and you have a complex and engaging game.

So, the campaign is a bit weak and the cutscenes are really pitiful with awful voice acting. The main issue with the campaign is that it's so linear. If you lose, you must replay the same map. If you win you go onto the next one. That said. The campaign is a great tutorial that should be played fully and this can be done in one day if you like.

The community for this game is small and it can be difficult to find games during day and night. This is not so much the game's fault as it is the gamers. Once you do connect with a ranked match be prepared to have some serious fun and get beat early and often: the ones that do play alot have their strategies and they are good.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good Game
Really good game. Fast shipping time!
Published 9 days ago by Toby Trefren
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
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2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointment
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Published 13 months ago by H. Johnson
3.0 out of 5 stars For the Price
If you get it cheap it's OK. NOT an action game. It's also pretty nerve racking. All in All it's a pretty cheese-y game you can probably find a better one.
Published 13 months ago by dirty
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this game
Purchased this after playing and loving the demo. Probably one of the more underrated games I've played on the 360. Read more
Published 14 months ago by MisterSega
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing games loved it
This game was terrific it arrived on time but that to be expected I love the game I still play because it both realistic and easy to play it is like Warcraft because you build... Read more
Published 17 months ago by nathan
5.0 out of 5 stars it was awsome
i have been looking for a game like this that actuly needs a plan and stuff other then thoose other ones that u just build units and then run in
Published 19 months ago by alan
2.0 out of 5 stars Ho Hum
Pretty low def, repetitive war game. It does require strategy and attention but I doubt that this is going to hold anyone's attention for long.
Published 20 months ago by dgc
3.0 out of 5 stars More or less like other RTS games
After watching the trailer, I was expecting deceptions play a bigger role in this game. But it turns out it is a rather mechanical procedure. Read more
Published 23 months ago by I-75
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