Rated 9 out of 10
by CoreyPowersLumbertonNc Seriously!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This game has all the good stuff. I like the graphics. Its a real true Exclusive for the Xbox One. Its definately a must have. Game is kinda short but I love it !!
Rated 9 out of 10
by CoreyPowersLumbertonNc Great game
Great game !!. Its a must have . Get it !!!!! I love how the praphics and and gameplay mix in and it compliemnts together =)
Rated 8 out of 10 by chips0701 Incredible graphics, Quick to complete game...
Compared to other games currently out on the Xbox One this one tops them in terms of graphics. It shows you where the game devs are and where they can be in the next year or two in terms of graphics. The game is a typical hack and slash with the occasional option to throw a spear making the game easy to master. MAJOR problem for this game is that anyone could rent this and pretty much return it the same day. The story to the campaign is captivating but short lived.
Online play is mildly entertaining but matchmaking is terrible unless you have a friend to play with. The arena mode is easily completed on solo mode though so if you just want to go through round after round of beating bots then this is the game for you. If you are looking to play player v player gladiator style fights you will not find that in this game.
Overall I would recommend playing this game but I would be think twice before spending 60 bucks on a game that loses its luster after the second time through the campaign.
Rated 6 out of 10 by NewbornRiddler Great, but never again.
The game that showed Xbox One's capabilities truly did just that. The games graphics are unbelievable, the voice acting spot on and the story is one that should honestly be made into a movie. Where the game falls flat is it's meat and potatoes gameplay. There is nothing new or inventive about it, although fun to watch the finishers, because its simply slash, smash, stab and toss. The levels are beautiful to look at and help make the game, but the boss fights are exactly the same and so is everything else. I understand this game was simply to show off Xbox Ones new features, but still there could've been more to the gameplay. This is a game I'd tell everyone to play just for the story, the graphics and to see Ancient Rome, but to get it pre-owned because you'll knock out the story in a few hours and due to the lack of changing gameplay not want to play it again. Once again although I rated this as a 6 overall, the story is what makes the game worth a play through.
Rated 7 out of 10 by SP4RT4N Great graphics
Love the graphics in this game, a lot of neat angles and the surroundings look amazing. The concept of this game is rather original considering you're a roman soldier on the warpath (almost has that 300 appeal working for it, just as a roman). The voice commands are alright if you're into it. Sometimes they are just annoying though, when you have to keep giving the commands over and over again "FIre Volley"! Also, this game can become rather repetitive, in the sense that you just keep moving forward without any real objectives, just keep pressing X and then Y while you are executing barbarians, which by the way is always awesome. It provides that extra cinematic feature of the next-gen. gaming. Along-side the cinematic executions they have incorporated a new way of using button sequencing, where your enemy flashes a color as oppose to the little button flashing on top of the head of your enemy. All and all i am enjoying playing through this game but as fore mentioned it can be a little repetitive.
Rated 7 out of 10 by therealdarktick It's a ok game
I normally don't write reviews but there is to many people putting 10's on this and it is not. 10 is the rating you put for one of the best games you've ever played and this is not it. I've got all 3 new systems plus several of the older ones. The graphics on this game is beautiful but it is nothing that couldn't be done on the ps4. The story is very good but kind of feels like a lesser God of War mixed with sparticus. The gameplay is fairly smooth but does have bugs in it. It fails with the linear gameplay that doesn't let you do much but going forward. The really villian here is a bad camera angling several times I had to fight with it because my guy was behind something and couldn't see to fight. It's not the worst I've played but for a next gen it should be smoother game playing. It is a solid game, great cut scenes and a good story line but it's not great or mind blowing. The game is a solid 7 at best not one to spend the full $60 on and keep but good enough to rent and enjoy then return it.
Rated 10 out of 10 by SolidN321 Rome > Greece Yeah I'm looking at you Kratos!
WOW!!! I MEAN WOW!!! I've never played a game that was so smooth and so beautiful in my life. I felt more like I was in control of the lead in a movie. The game play is flawless, the battle system would make AC and the Arkham series blush, not to mention the spot on voice acting, and the amazing graphics. If you buy a X-Box 1 and don't buy this game it's because your either to young to play it (This is a STRONG warning to parents the game is rated M for a reason) or you just don't like great games. If this game is intended to be the X-Box answer for Playstation's God of War then I'd have to say the folks over at Sony have their work cut out for them.
Rated 9 out of 10 by DudeBrah Gladiator the game
I've always been a fan of Roman history, both factual and fictitious. I, like most, was blown away by the graphics when I saw the first trailer of Ryse. But then all the first impressions came out stating it was nothing but QTEs and dull combat. Action games tend to rely on QTEs nowadays, so you might want to get on board or avoid the genre. That being said, I found this to be my first true next gen experience. The story is epic, with great settings and characters (you will HATE the true villains). The graphics are absolute gorgeous, the motion capture is fantastic, and the executions are awesome. Gameplay is smooth and responsive and combat is very fun, especially on higher difficulty levels. Multiplayer in the arena is fun solo or co-op, with various arenas and challenges to face (definitely try the Wicker Man with a friend). Despite negative reviews, I urge you to give this one a try and see for yourself. Many have predicted this to become a cult classic, and I can safely agree with that assumption.
Rated 9 out of 10 by DragonAgeRox666 This Game is Beautiful
I picked this game up out of curiosity and it has not disappointed. The graphics are gorgeous, the sound is impeccable and the controls for combat are very responsive. The combat system for this game is very similar to the Assassins Creed franchise, specifically AC2 and 3.
Rated 7 out of 10 Severely under rated
The game is pretty good, don't listen to all the reviews, the fact that they are so low just blows my mind. It is not a fantastic game, but it is not the terrible game everyone says it is. It is a good game. Its worth a rent if you dont have live, and if you have xbox live I would buy it if its cheap.