Monday, 14 March 2011

Game Review: Oil Rush

Oil Rush is a water based Real Time Strategy game, where your mission is to take over the ocean in a world where oil is running out. The game is still in a pre-release version, and should be finally released in June, but until then you can pre-order for around £12/$19.95. Pre-ordering also gives you every build so you can start playing right away.

Defend your base in an all-new RTS game

Oil Rush has stunning graphics. Put that with the £12 price tag and it makes them even better. Most Linux games have pretty simple graphics: they're not bad but don't match up to mainstream Windows games. Oil Rush goes just as far as them, if not further, and the more you play the game, the more detail you notice. 10/10

There is something about this game that makes you want to go back and play. You know you've got a good game when you can do this because you can keep playing it for as long as you like. There isn't much in the way of campaigns (it is only pre-release) but you can play over a LAN or internet (I assume there will be a main server later on) with your friends. 8/10

I'm not too fussed about the sounds in games. I generally have the effects turned up and the music turned down. Oil Rush however is different and I keep the background music on when I'm playing because it's composed well and fits in with the game. 8/10

As Oil Rush nears it's final release I can only see a great game becoming an awesome one, and I definitely recommend it to anyone considering it. 9/10

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