Reviews for Oil Rush

93

Perfect Strategy Game

iiilker99 | Nov. 24, 2013 | See all iiilker99's reviews »

Oil rush has a very good campaign and skirmish mode.Also It is hard enough , it is challenging you in every time you play. But it isn't too complex , you can only order units to attack , move etc. So it is easy to learn , hard to master!

There's nothing to say about graphics and sound. Water and explosions are very good for a RTS game. Sounds are awesome .

But there's no one playing it. I don't know why. It could be better if there was more players or more SP maps.

69

Short, small, but fun.

anxion | Nov. 20, 2013 | See all anxion's reviews »

Finally a game on the famous Unigine. The engine has been mostly used for beautiful benchmarks to truly test the strength of your gaming rig, and this is no exception. There's physics in the water and the explosions are amazing, but visuals aside, it's a very small game. Not a complex RTS game at all, you got a few commands. So the game should be very appealing to a more casual audience. I wouldn't spend more than 10$/Euros on it, however. It's not a big game at all. It sorta falls back to the Uniengine benchmarking, you just got actually gameplay this time around.

80

A unique take on real time strategy

EDP | Sept. 27, 2013 | See all EDP's reviews »

At the core: this game is an RTS in which controlling 'bases' is key. The bases are the main buildings: resource mines, unit factories, etc. The bases can be expanded with turrets or other defence systems. Graphics are great and suit the game's grim post-apocalyptic world well. Action is cool and the various units are well balanced. The single player campaign is a tad slow (especially since you'll face some hard missions which will certainly fail multiple times).

60

A good distraction, giving a twist on the TD genre

Traldera | June 21, 2013 | See all Traldera's reviews »

This game, at its core, is a tower defense game dressed up in pretty graphics. You have bases, which automatically manufacture units, which you then order to other bases for combat and capture. As much as I want to say this game is excellent, its a victim of its own simplistic concept. Rather then selecting specific units, you are limited to a "small medium or large" selection, so if you want to move a specific group you have to jump through hoops to do so. Also, defense in games like this should be based on reactions and quick thinking, but the automation of movement leads to command delays of several seconds. This game is worth a buy, if you are a TD fan. Otherwise you'll likely be disappointed as I was.

80

Short entertainment

Kradath | Jan. 19, 2013 | See all Kradath's reviews »

It's definitely a fun game, though it lacks some lasting appeal. The singleplayer story is definitely worth one run and the multiplayer feels fresh by taking a slightly different approach than most RTS titles.

It's easy to control, but could definitely need a little more depth.

Recommended.

82

great little RTS, dead MP

on2wheels | June 4, 2012 | See all on2wheels's reviews »

This is one of those gem's in the rough. I had a lot of fun with this, the sound and visuals are amazing for an indie dev, in fact your gpu will work harder than some AAA games.
You have almost full control over your units, the only downside for me was not easily being able to turn them around once you've sent them to a destination. But overall this has a story that relates to the real world and our obsession with oil.

The devs have their own forum where more people go to talk about the game, the steam forum is dead, likely from not having any marketing for this game at all. If this went on sale and more people realized how much fun this could be, alot more people would be talking about it.

I found it a bit short for the price, if they can double the number of maps in SP it would be a sweet deal.

80

Great RTS

Rice77 | April 14, 2012 | See all Rice77's reviews »

Oil Rush was one of the first games announced with DX11, made by a Russian team who wants to show off his graphics engine, they created a well worth RTS game. The graphics are superb and you couldn't ask more for a game which costs 6€ and is as graphically awesome as Batllefield 3, but it is actually a really fun game. But, there are some cons, there could be more diversity with the units you control and more diversity in general. It has multiplayer online and lan and I highly recommend it to anyone who likes RTS games.