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About this game
Developer: Eko Software
Content Rating: Everyone10+
Play with the best national teams and biggest leagues in intense single-player and multiplayer matches, local or online: Top 14, Pro D2, Gallagher Premiership and Pro 14. Experience unprecedented tactical depth that recreates all the intricacies of the modern game. On the pitch, you can tweak your game plan, manage your line-out, initiate set moves, find spaces and give your side the winning edge!
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That last sentence is a potted summary of the entire game: other than an overabundance of rucks there’s nothing here to hate, yet everything feels half-baked. Perhaps that’s inevitable when you have a small-scale game studio trying to develop a complex sports simulator. But it means there’s no way to recommend this as more than an egg-shaped curiosity. Trying times, by both name and nature.
The best thing that can be said about Rugby 20 is that it’s almost the rugby game we’ve been waiting for all these years. Yes, it’s ugly as sin and it suffers from a lack of licensed teams from the Southern Hemisphere, but it’s functional, relatively glitch-free (aside from the hideous animations), and above all, fun to play. It’s a step in the right direction, a solid foundation from which Eko Software can improve upon, just like Big Ant did with their AO Tennis series.
Despite its problems though, Rugby 20 still boasts the most impressive rugby videogame experience you’ll be able to find. While its lack of atmosphere and limited longevity stand in the way of it being as good as it could be, the joy of actually playing a match is hard to beat. Hard-hitting tackles, tense build-up play and tactical tweaks make Rugby 20 a must-play for any fan, as long as they’re willing to overlook its shortcomings.