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Ryse: Son of Rome

Crytek
Nov 22, 2013 - Xbox One, PC, Xbox Series X/S
Weak

OpenCritic Rating

64

Top Critic Average

12%

Critics Recommend

PC Gamer
57 / 100
Eurogamer
8 / 10
IGN
6.8 / 10
Metro GameCentral
3 / 10
GamesRadar+
3.5 / 5
Game Informer
6 / 10
GameSpot
5 / 10
Polygon
6 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Ryse: Son of Rome

Ryse: Son of Rome's combat and incredible graphics are entertaining, but it's too narrow and repetitive, even for a short game.

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By the time you've seen that ending, though, you'll have unlocked the majority of Marius' upgrades, and there's nothing like enough substance to the gameplay to tempt you to run the campaign on another difficulty setting or to lure you into long-term engagement with the two-player arena mode. There's no brains, no muscle, no fibre beneath Ryse's extravagantly engineered good looks - this game rings loud but hollow. Crytek likes to contrast Marius' moral strength with the vanity and cruelty of Nero and his made-up sons, but Ryse feels like a product of their dying empire. It's just empty decadence.

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IGN

6.8 / 10.0
IGN

Ryse is an entertaining ride that often values spectacle over skill.

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A shallow and unambitious tech demo, of the sort that console launches specialise in. The action works perfectly well but it's instantly repetitive to the point of inanity.

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Ryse will undoubtedly exceed your expectations with its interesting story and unbelievable visuals. Combat might get repetitive, but you'll enjoy your time as a Roman soldier.

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In the five hours it took to complete Ryse, I experienced a whirlwind of excitement and disgust. I loved the sights, sounds, and basic combat, and loathed the finishers and gameplay deviations

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Ryse: Son of Rome is a repetitive and tedious homage to the gruesome battles showcased in the film 300.

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Ryse is beautiful but hollow

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