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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I played this with my Xbox 360 controller on PC and it played fine. No bugs or trouble with it and using the controller actually made it easier since it was made for the controller. The game itself looked beautiful. Really great graphics and cut scenes. The story is ok....nothing spectacular. You play a Roman soldier who has been killed and brought back by a God to seek revenge on those who wronged him. Standard action game controls and whatnot. Getting there is the fun in this one. The ending was satisfying. I actually finished this game because I had a lot of fun playing it and I wanted to see that ending I'd worked for. There was just one tough part that seemed a lot tougher than the rest of the game and I almost gave up at that point. But after taking a few days off from it and returning I beat it the first or second try. No idea what held me up. Just one of those things where given a rest it will click.
When I first started the game I thought "I often see it in the promotion, there must be something wrong with it." But to my surprise, Crytek did not disappoint and even created a good hack'n'slash in the ancient Rome. Beautiful graphics and interesting story can satisfy everyone. Already at the beginning of the game, we witness an assassination against the father of the main character Marius and the player's goal is to avenge a dead father and kill all who stand in his way.
Ryse: Son of Rome looks stunning, but is let down by linear repetitive gameplay and the constant intrusion of cut scenes that didn't end up telling much of a story. The consolation the game offers is that it's short (~6hrs) so that it doesn't get even more repetitive. The core game mechanic is the beat-em-up that Batman Arkham Asylum did so well. Ryse's addition to the genre was to break free of the combat to perform executions - something that broke the original mechanic while adding little to the game. If it wasn't a way to regain health or collect extra experience, it would be more a hinderance than a feature. The extra gameplay mechanics like advancing a legion or picking off archers with spears never really integrated into the game. Gameplay never really felt organic, which is something other beat-em-up games do much better. One final thing to note is the story, because a lot of effort went into rendering the tale. This could have been where the game could have set itself apart by being like a graphic novel. But the story was mediocre, and the amount of time taken to tell the story kept breaking the already fractured gameplay up even further. With a bit more variation in enemies, a more streamlined (and less intrusive) story, and a few tweaks to the core gameplay, Ryse could have been much better. As it stands, it's a gorgeous mess that pales in contrast to the other games in the genre.
Embark on a tragic journey of a Roman legionnaire. Ryse: Son of Rome is a short-ish but highly action-packed game that puts us right there on the frontline of some epic and visceral battles. Majority of the game involves combat of various sort - fighting small groups of barbarians, fighting side by side with your allies against armies, blasting enemies with a scorpio/ballista, using ranged weaponry, managing siege defences, and marching in a testudo formation. A lot of the fights are fast-paced, requiring full awareness of any nearby enemies (as you get attacked from behind a lot when in the thick of battle), as well as parrying when necessary. As you pummel the enemies down, you get to perform stylish finisher moves on them, which also give you a small bonus, be it health regen, experience boost, and so on. So if fast-paced combat is your thing, you should find the game enjoyable. If not, then you likely won't. Combat can feel repetitive at times, but overall it's pretty fun.
This game is just so pretty! It almost looks better then the movies made about this era! also, the action never stops here! The enemies don't have firearms here, yet somehow, these battles seemed even harder then the modern wars! My only problem with the game, is that it's rather short. I finished in in 4 hours at the first time, and got it down to one and a half. Then again, any game I can play five times is recommended in my book!
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