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I like my historical accuracy the way I like my Asterix books: With an attention to detail that ends in an entire army of Romans getting P-klapped by some boisterous French villagers with an indomitable spirit. Ryse: Son of Rome is scratching at least one of those itches for me. And it’s using something long and sharp to do so. I prey that’s a a sword I feel on my back.

Master Blacksmith Tony Swatton seems to be in high demand these days. Fresh off of some Assassin’s Creed blades comes his latest project, a full suit of armour and weapons for lead character Marius Titus. And hot damn, look at that kit. Makes me want to build an aqueduct, introduce medicine, education, paved roads and the concept of a Roman orgy to the uncivilised masses out there.

Last Updated: October 28, 2013

was reviewed on PC


  1. I have been here for 364 days and 1 morning. I am tired from battle.



    • SargonTheGreatPandaOfAkkad

      October 28, 2013 at 15:23

      “Hold the line!”
      “Stay with me!”
      “Stay with me!”
      “Roma Victor!”

      Who the freck needs a ridiculous general speech? All you need is a loyal dog, a charging cavalry flanking attack, and EXPLOSIONS.

      Have I mentioned that I love EXPLOSIONS? 😛


  2. Admiral Chief Ninja

    October 28, 2013 at 14:13

    10k points for the Asterix reference Mr Bonthuys


  3. ToshZA

    October 28, 2013 at 14:23

    Damn that’s cool.


  4. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    October 28, 2013 at 14:24

    I own a roman gladius! This leaves me with a stirring in the nether regions.

    Such a pity this is a launch bone720 title :/ (absolutely wasted opportunity) but I guess the alternative would have been worse… an on-rails kinect game featuring the greatest fighting empire this world has seen prior to the Mongols running wild across Asia, the middle-east and Europe!


  5. trueLies

    October 28, 2013 at 14:43

    If it only 720p is this coming out on xbox 360 only? Will the xbox one version be full hd?


    • CypherGate

      October 28, 2013 at 16:31

      As far as i know its coming out only on Xbox One. It will be at 900p instead of 720p.


  6. Pierre F Muller

    October 28, 2013 at 15:18

    Ancient Roman fanboy here. Wishing this would come to PC…. Also, I would almost have preferred it if they had embellished the armor less and stuck more with the Original. Would have been awesome if they had gone for the type of armor that a roman Officer would have used instead of over-stylizing the normal Legionnaire armor.


    • SargonTheGreatPandaOfAkkad

      October 28, 2013 at 15:24

      Total War: Rome II and Ryse: Son of Rome infused into a single flawless game.
      OMS. I will cry myself to sleep every single night and never see the real world again.


      • Pierre F Muller

        October 28, 2013 at 17:44

        The stuff dreams are made of. Unfortunately only dreams are made of that stuff…


    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      October 28, 2013 at 15:33



  7. SargonTheGreatPandaOfAkkad

    October 28, 2013 at 15:19

    If only being a blacksmith was this sexy five hundred years ago. Blacksmith gets ALL the ladies. 😛


    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      October 28, 2013 at 15:32

      They were the rockstars of the peasant class…

      “What’s that son, you want to be a BLACKSMITH?”


      • SargonTheGreatPandaOfAkkad

        October 28, 2013 at 15:43

        Oh banana. It’s cute that you think rockstars call them girls ladies. 😉


        • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

          October 28, 2013 at 15:45

          I have lived a sheltered life. 🙁


  8. JHN

    October 28, 2013 at 16:08

    Like the bot in the background lol


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