Fight as a soldier. Lead as a general. Rise as a legend.
“Ryse: Son of Rome” tells the story of Marius Titus, a young Roman soldier who witnesses the murder of his family at the hands of barbarian bandits, then travels with the Roman army to Britannia to seek revenge. Quickly rising through the ranks, Marius must become a leader of men and defender of the Empire on his quest to exact vengeance – a destiny he soon discovers can only be fulfilled much closer to home...
About Ryse: Son of Rome
Journey to the heart of the Roman Empire and experience the brutality of battle like never before as "Ryse: Son of Rome" comes to PC with support for glorious 4K resolution. Continuing Crytek's legacy for groundbreaking games, Ryse pushes PC hardware to its limits whilst drawing players deep into the bloody drama of ancient Rome.
“Ryse: Son of Rome” is an immersive action-adventure story of struggle, brutality and heroism. It follows a fearless Roman soldier named Marius Titus who joins the army to avenge the slaying of his family and emerges as a hero who must fight to save the Roman Empire.
“Ryse: Son of Rome” presents a cinematic re-creation of the Roman Empire, its people, conflicts and landscapes in breathtaking detail and brings the brutality and intensity of Roman warfare to life in visceral detail.
The complete Ryse experience
The PC version of “Ryse: Son of Rome” offers the full experience, bundling the original Xbox One launch hit with all its DLC.
Taking full advantage of the PC
4K gaming is another leap in graphics quality for PC gamers and Ryse is the perfect showcase for what’s now possible in high-end PC games. “Ryse: Son of Rome” leverages the power of Crytek’s CRYENGINE and the latest High-End PC gaming technology to present conflict in the Roman Empire like you’ve never seen it before.
Next-generation cinematic immersion
Marius’ tale of revenge comes to life through new advancements in performance capture, allowing players to interact with believably realistic characters
Brutally intense combat
“Ryse: Son of Rome” delivers a visceral, brutally realistic combat experience with epic-scale battles. Relive the ruthless history of ancient Rome as you engage in raw close-quarters combat against the barbarian hordes.
Cooperative gladiatorial combat in the Colosseum
Colosseum Mode, plunges you into the Arena to fight alongside a friend against an ever-changing array of enemies and challenges, to the roar of thousands of spectators.
A dynamic battlefield
Colosseum Mode includes 26 multiplayer maps, with tile sets ranging from British camps to Roman villas and Egyptian deserts.
Forge your own Legend
You decide your destiny, customizing your gladiator through gold and Valor (XP) with new armor, weapons, shields, and consumables to win the crowd and survive in the arena.
"Ryse: Son of Rome" for PC will come with all bonus material originally released as downloadable content for the Xbox One version, including:
The Colosseum Pack containing two character skins and two Arena maps.
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First off, the graphics in this game are truly amazing. So many moments where you just say to yourself "wow, look how far games have come". So pretty and lifelike. That said, I had the graphics maxed out and my i5 and 6GB 1060 were able to play a good amount of it at a good smooth framerate, but it did slow down pretty regularly, especially in big battles with really amazing backgrounds. As for the game itself, its a lot of fun. The combat is engaging, fun and varied enough that it never gets stale. I had fun from beginning to end. The story was a good traditional Roman warrior type story, so nothing new, but I liked that. My only complaint was that the game only took me 8 hours to play through it, but I wanted more. Hoping for a sequel.
Do you like Rome? Do you love CryEngine? Do you enjoy blood and gore with brutal combat? You'll probably like Ryse, but that's about all it offers. The story is moderately interesting, and the environments are amazing to look at, but like most Crytek games it is only decent. For Honor looks to improve on where Ryse fell, but this is not a bad game. I'd recommend it if the above features appeal to you.
If you expect this to be the definitive hack and slash game you are wrong. If you play without any high expectations you'll find a good game and some hours of fun. The game is incredibly repetitive and focus on a combat system similar to what we found in Arkham series, but way less interesting and fun. QTEs and nothing but taking down the same kind of enemies over and over again. Graphics are incredible though, but it is not enough when we are talking about PLAYING videogames and not watching them. Ryse looks like a tech demo for the Xbox One released some years ago. I can't deny I had fun playing it, and I even replay some chapters to get all the unlockables, so, it is not that bad.
The game plays like an action movie and that can be a good or bad thing for people. For me, I enjoyed it a lot because it was beautiful to play and watch at the same time. The animations were really well done although they could have added more. Some enemies only had one death animation or only one model. Seeing 5 or 10 clones on the field breaks the immersion to a degree. The single player was quite predictable. The squad mechanic was interesting but rarely used. For instance, you get to go into a testudo formation with your squad as you advance but you don't get to attack in formation. It quickly breaks off into individual combat and the squad tactic loses it's uniqueness. The multiplayer is another aspect of Ryse that I really enjoyed. It easily extended gameplay by another 10-20 hours. The map variety is extensive but you'll quickly begin to feel the boredom seeping in from seeing the same maps after a while. However, the fighting is just so brilliant that it keeps the game fresh. I still play the game once in a while because of how well fun it is to mindlessly hack and slash in Ryse.
I can't lie, I love ancient Rome. In fact, I've got a couple degrees in the subject. So Ryse was a huge excitement for me. I almost mulled over picking up a Xbone for it. So when it was announced for PC I was really happy. Buuuuuuut. It's just an ok game. It's gorgeous. The visuals are outstanding. Unfortunately that's its greatest strength. The plot is just an average angry protagonist. The combat is pretty limited and you don't really need to adapt or change things out a bit. It's pretty short, and you'll start to feel like it's a chore to finish. Overall, if you really like ancient rome and can score it on sale for under $10, it's a decent buy. More than that, don't bother. And you'll need a beefy rig for that eye candy.
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