Ryse: Son of Rome for Xbox One
Xbox One

Ryse: Son of Rome

Nov 22, 2013

Trailer, Gameplay, & Screenshots


About this game

Developer: Crytek
Content Rating: Mature


Ryse: Son of Rome plunges you into the chaos and depravity of the late Roman Empire. Through the immersive realism made possible by Xbox One, it tells the story of Marius Titus who witnesses the murder of his family at the hands of barbarians. Seeking revenge, Marius must embark on a perilous journey of revenge, betrayal, and divine intervention. He joins the Roman army in Britannia and quickly rises through the ranks to become a General. As his war against the barbarians escalates, his quest unravels: to find his vengeance, he has to return to Rome. As Marius, you’ll engage in brutal combat and lead your forces into massive battles to save Rome from threats to its very existence.

Critic Reviews

46 Reviews
Simon MillerNov 21, 2013
Ryse is simple, but the game has a certain moreish quality to it. It's without doubt repetitive, and replicates its few ideas constantly across its six-hour running time, but I couldn't help but enjoy it. For all its idiotic and straightforward ways, anyone who gets this day one with their console will, at the very least, have a wry smile on their face. It'll vanish from your brain as soon as you've finished it, but before that, Ryse is oddly fun.
TSA StaffNov 29, 2013
In an industry that is quickly becoming reliant on established ideas, Ryse: Son of Rome is a daring, if faltering, move to deliver something new. It may not find its mark, but a sequel that improves upon the broader criticisms could see Crytek on to something truly special.
Steve HannleyNov 25, 2013
Ryse has an interesting dilemma. It contains a fun combat system, a fine story and beautiful visuals, yet fails to make an impact. It’s damaged by being painfully short, linear and repetitive, the combination of which proves hard to overcome. It remains enjoyable all the way to the end, but it’s the sort of game you’ll clear in an afternoon and never touch again. Gorgeous visuals, including the best facial animations of any Xbox One release, and impressive large-scale battles....

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