Rustler Review (Xbox Series S)

This Rustler Review let us become a medieval thug in a crazy open-world action game, full of pop-culture references. Complete insane quests, kill heroes, steal horses, fight guards, rob peasants, listen to some bard music, and much more! All packed in old-school gameplay style!

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Rustler Review Pros:

  • Nice graphics.
  • 3.18GB Download size.
  • 1000 Gamerscore.
  • GTA-style gameplay.
  • Persistent tutorial tips pop up.
  • 3 difficulties.
  • Four save slots.
  • Top-down view with 3D models.
  • Minimap along with a big map.
  • Main quests with optional side quests and jobs.
  • Break boxes, crates, etc for weapons, etc to drop.
  • Combat is real-time and you can block, roll and attack with melee and ranged.
  • Clear mission markers.
  • Knights and people of the Crown are in blue and act as the police, they will chase you and be much tougher to fight.
  • Own spoken language with us getting subtitles.
  • Horses are your vehicles and anything with a horse attached like carts.
  • Big boss encounters.
  • Good soundtrack.
  • Earn EXP and level up to get skill points to put into stats like a tree.
  • Plays and feels like a medieval GTA 1/2 game.
  • Really good atmosphere.
  • Play how you want.
  • Saves regularly.
  • Map uncovers as you explore.
  • Buy houses to unlock new load-out options and have it as a save point and fast travel.
  • Tons of humor.
  • The excellent opening is short.
  • You can plow fields to make money or horse racing etc.

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Rustler Review Cons:

  • Sometimes getting on a horse can be a pain as it won’t recognize the command.
  • The pacing is a bit up and down.
  • Traveling the world without a horse is not that fun and very slow.
  • Parts of the world can have hardly any action or horses so it feels empty.
  • Performance is a bit up and down.

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Rustler:

Official website.

Developer: Jutsu Games

Publisher: Modus Games

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  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Sound - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10
7.6/10

Summary

Rustler allows an old-school gamer like myself to experience a game series I fell in love with many years ago. Rustler is a GTA-influenced game and when I say GTA I mean the first and second games, you know the top-down ones. Rustler is not just a rip of it or anything it’s a game that has its own unique style and just happens to take a lot of inspiration from it. From the get-go, Rustler transports you to medieval times and you are free to just act an ass hole as much as possible. Steal horses, break shit and hassle or start fights with locals, it’s all in a world that encourages you to explore and find its many secrets. I loved and will continue to love the world they have created, yeah it’s rough in places but overall Rustler is an absolute blast and some of the best fun you can have on horseback.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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