Ryse: Son of Rome tells the story of 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 see revenge. Quickly rising through the ranks, he leads the Roman army against the barbarian horde, then discovers that he must return to Rome to find his vengeance. Amidst the chaos of the late Roman Empire, become soldier Marius Titus and embark on a perilous campaign to avenge the death of your family. Through the immersive realism made possible by Xbox One, you'll experience brutal skirmishes and massive battles as you fight to restore honor to Rome at any cost.
Ryse: Son of Rome is an extremely conflicting game. On one hand, you have an incredibly gorgeous game, quite possibly one of the prettiest on the Xbox One, with combat that's more tactical than you'd think. On the other hand, the game isn't much more than that. It's a series of combat bouts against an onslaught of barbarians through gorgeous and varying vistas that will sometimes try your patience due to its repetitive nature. A story to not remember You step into the shoes (or possibly Roman sandals) of Marius, son to a slaughtered family, out for vengeance and to reclaim the good name of Rome. With a dramatic setup like this, you'd think that Ryse would be bathed in historical authenticity. In reality, that's not the case at all. Not that it detracts... Read Review