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By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Deep war game requires brain as well as (moderate) brawn.

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R.U.S.E. is very good. In addition to several solo campaigns in which players must utilize both conventional RTS gameplay elements and R.U.S.E.'s unique "deception" strategies, there are also head-to-head and co-op modes, in which one's enemies are less predictable and potentially more challenging than the game's artificial intelligence.

The pace is slower than many other RTS titles, but players should enjoy the WWII backdrop and the cutting-edge graphics that let you zoom in from a bird's eye view right down to the level of individual soldiers on the front lines. R.U.S.E. is a great pick for those looking for a deeper war game that requires some brains as well as brawn.

Online interaction: The game offers multiplayer support for all three versions of the game. Players can meet in a central lobby and then launch a game (up to four players in total). It's possible to voice chat in all versions of the game. Common Sense Media does not recommend moderation-free online communication for pre-teens. We suggest using the parental controls built into game consoles to disable online communication features.

Game Details

  • Platforms: PlayStation 3 , Windows , Xbox 360
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: UbiSoft
  • Release date: September 7, 2010
  • Genre: Strategy
  • ESRB rating: T for Mild Language, Mild Violence, Use of Tobacco
  • Last updated: September 10, 2021

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