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Rust

Facepunch Studios
Feb 8, 2018 - PC
Fair

OpenCritic Rating

67

Top Critic Average

30%

Critics Recommend

IGN
7 / 10
PC Gamer
80 / 100
Game Informer
6.5 / 10
GameSpot
3 / 10
Destructoid
8 / 10
TheSixthAxis
6 / 10
God is a Geek
7 / 10
Attack of the Fanboy
3 / 5
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Critic Reviews for Rust

Rust is an aggressively competitive survival game that thrives on conflict and trash talk. Other games are better at the individual components, like DayZ for the tense player interactions, Fortnite for the battle royale mode, or Subnautica for the survival gameplay, but Rust blends lesser versions of all three together in a way that works. For competitive players who want a mix of survival and crafting, Rust is the best there is; for everyone else, there are plenty of other games.

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Rust is a malicious experience rife with betrayal, cruelty and greed. That can make it both frustrating and sublime in equal doses.

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Rust has deep rewards for those willing to put up with its bundle of technical issues, tediousness, and player toxicity

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Rust's dated survival mechanics and overwhelmingly unwelcoming player base make it an experience more interesting to talk about than actually play.

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So much can happen in Rust over the course of a week. Overcoming the elements is no small task in and of itself, and the game's punishing survival systems make it hard to recommend to everyone. But for those who are willing to put the time in and stick with it, Rust provides both a social sandbox and a deep, functioning crafting system. At times, it feels like anything is possible in Rust; like witnessing players double-crossing one another or stumbling upon a small sheet metal city in the desert. You just have to accept that nothing is permanent on the player-driven island. And sooner or later, you have to build everything back up again.

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Rust Console Edition manages to transcribe the wildly popular PC experience, but a few key missing features mean it falls short of what it should be. It could be great in time, but right now it feels like a disappointing misstep in comparison to the fleshed out PC version.

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Rust is a survival MMO filled with danger around every corner. It's punishing at first, but certain players will end up feeling at home.

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Rust Console Edition is a vastly inferior version of the game being sold at a higher price.

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OpenCritic Coverage

Dying Light Gets Rust Crossover Event

Dying Light Gets Rust Crossover Event

Two of gaming's most grueling experiences, Dying Light and Rust, are coming together in the form of DLC for Techland's open-world zombie game.

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Rust Comes to Consoles in May

Rust Comes to Consoles in May

Rust, one of the internet's earliest favorite survival games, is coming to consoles. That much we've known for a while, but now we have the Rust release date for Xbox and PlayStation as well.

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Rust Comes to Xbox and PlayStation This Spring

Rust Comes to Xbox and PlayStation This Spring

Rust, the "brutal survival game" from Facepunch, is coming to consoles this season thanks to a port from Double Eleven.

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Everything Announced at X019: New IP from Rare and Obsidian, xCloud Expansion, and Much More

Everything Announced at X019: New IP from Rare and Obsidian, xCloud Expansion, and Much More

At X019 from London, Microsoft unveiled new games from first-party studios, showed off more Game Pass and xCloud expansions, and announced Black Friday deals.

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