Rust

An exciting online survival and crafting game

6.3

1039 Votes

  • Category Action
  • License Full version
  • Version Alpha 0.1
  • Works under Windows 8.1 / Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista
  • Language English
  • Program by Facepunch Studios

Rust, an interesting title, blends a great many combinations in the game to include survival, first-person action, and construction. All of the gaming will be played on servers with up to 300 people and a stunning game environment. It has become a delight for any gamer that wants a more eccentric style of gameplay. Rust first drops you into a random point on the huge island. You begin with a stone, two tires, and a torch. If you will survive, you have to think fast to keep the wild beasts from carrying you off.

The stone you have gives you some level of defense as you harvest stone and wood to survive. Anyone who has played Minecraft will be familiar with Rust's gameplay. You collect materials and manufacture new objects from what you harvested. This will alter your environment, but that can be a good thing. For example, you can construct a house to store equipment and restart if you die. Unlike the tranquil landscapes of Minecraft, Rust has a somewhat ruthless DayZ element. You have to watch out for the enemy humans on your server because they will gladly stalk you to steal your resources. You live in a dog eat dog world. You have to be careful who you trust. While you can add friends to play with, they are as likely to rob your house or attack you. For example, a common tactic on Rust has been to blow open the door with explosives and take the goods. You are left for dead.

While Rust does have a couple similar elements to Minecraft like customization and construction, Rust has bolder gameplay. You have to adventure out to find shelter, find food, and remain warm. Survival has become paramount in the game. You will also have to defend yourself with weapons and armor. The higher focus on survival and conflict has given Rust a greater long-term appeal. The visuals will pull you in from the start, but you will need a truly powerful computer if you will fully appreciate the graphics of the game. With that said, aside from the technical environment, it can become somewhat repetitive, and a little more variation on the ecology of the island could bring the game up to a higher level of quality. Rust has vast expanses of both rock and grass that can become a little tiresome after a point.

Rust has seen continued development, but they have already set a new standard for the genre. For example, you have a solid mix of action, survival, and construction. The ultimate goal here has been to topple the Minecraft world. You do have a limited number of objects that you can construct, but as the game grows, that could develop into more.

Pros

  • Still being developed and improved
  • A Perfect blend of conflict, survival, and construction
  • In a competitive world with other players

Cons

  • Needs more diverse ecology
  • Many limitations in the number of objects you can create
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